What’s new for home viewing on video on demand and Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.
Top streams of the week
A young woman (Erin Doherty) obsessed with the seemingly perfect life of a childhood friend goes from online harassment to social infiltration after her friend’s suicide in the limited series “Chloé” (2022, TV-MA). The British psychological thriller follows the emboldened woman down the rabbit hole of false identities and trust games. All six episodes streaming. (Amazon Prime Video)
Maya Rudolph stars in comedy “Booty” (TV-MA) as a high society woman whose dream life is turned upside down by an unfaithful husband and public divorce. She decides to find herself – and put her fortune to good use – by throwing herself into charity work. Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Ron Funches, Nat Faxon and Joel Kim Booster co-star. Three episodes available, new episodes on Friday. (AppleTV+)
In “The Bear” (unrated), a successful chef (Jeremy Allen White) returns home after a death in his family to run a sandwich shop in Chicago. The dark comedy drops the drama of a restaurant reality show into the dysfunctional kitchen of a struggling family business. All episodes streaming. (Hulu)
Rowan Atkinson Reflects on the Physical Comedy of “Mr. Bean” in “Man vs. Bee” (TV-PG), playing a kind, incompetent caretaker in a high-tech mansion plagued by… well, it’s all in the title. (Netflix)
The Animated Musical Suite “Sing 2” (2021, PG) reunites the melodious creatures to take their show on the road. Returning voice cast members Matthew McConaughey, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon are joined by Bono as the reclusive rock star they bring out of retirement. (Netflix)
“Beavis and Butt-Head Make the Universe” (2022, PG-13) brings dumb best friends back to the screen for the first time in over a decade with an animated feature that promises to be “the dumbest sci-fi movie ever made.” “. Mike Judge writes, directs and voices the Awkward Buddiesand the voice cast includes Gary Cole, Chris Diamantopoulos, Nat Faxon, Tig Notaro and Jimmy O. Yang. (Primary +)
Kevin Hart is a hapless salesman who is mistaken for a notorious assassin known only as “The Man from Toronto” (2022, PG-13) and is enlisted by the CIA to impersonate the killer (played by Woody Harrelson). It’s a buddy action comedy from “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” director Patrick Hughes. (Netflix)
Pay per view/Video on demand
Nicolas Cage plays the role he was born to play – movie star Nicolas Cage – in the self-aware action-comedy “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” (2022, R). Also on DVD and Redbox.
“The villains” (2022, PG) try their hand at being good guys in the animated comedy starring the voices of Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson and Awkwafina. Also on DVD and Redbox.
Now for rent at non-premium rates are Michael Bay’s action-thriller “Ambulance” (2022, R), which also airs on Peacock, and “The Batman” (2022, PG-13) starring Robert Pattinson, also airing on HBO Max.
Available same day as some theaters is “Gourmet flow” (2022), Peter Strickland’s surreal drama set in an avant-garde institute that marries cooking and music.
The third season of the quirky superhero series “The Umbrella Academy” (TV-MA) pits the dysfunctional family of adoptive siblings against an alternate timeline team called The Sparrow Academy. (Netflix)
A group of children are haunted and hunted by an evil clown (Bill Skarsgard) in the hit horror movie “This” (2017, R), based on the novel by Stephen King.
Dame Judi Dench stars in “Philomene” (2013, PG-13) as a working-class woman searching for the child she was forced to give up for adoption decades ago as a single Irish teenager.
True stories: “Civil” (2022, PG-13) spotlights maverick civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, who helped the families of George Floyd, Trayvon Martin and Breonna Taylor seek justice. Also new:
• “The Future of” (TV-14), a look at new technologies that could revolutionize the world, narrated by Jurnee Smollet;
• “The Hidden Life of Pets” (2022, TV-PG), narrated by Hugh Bonneville;
• Oscar nominee “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” (2021, TV-14).
Streaming TV: the British reality series “Snowflake Mountain” (TV-MA) sends spoiled young adults to a wilderness camp. Also new arrivals:
• The fourth seasons of supernatural shows “Charm” (TV-14) and “Legacies” (TV-14) from CW;
• Early seasons of Nickelodeon shows “Kenan and Kel” (1996-1997, TV-G) with young Kenan Thompson, “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” (2004-2006, TV-G) and “Zoey 101” (2004-2006, TV-G)
International television: “Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space” (South Korea, TV-MA, with subtitles) reimagines the hit Spanish series for a Korean Mint heist.-
International passport: High school graduate spends summer in Rome in teen rom-com “Love & Ice Cream” (2022, Italy).
Rise: “Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual” (TV-MA).
In the coming-of-age drama “Savage” (2022, unrated), a two-spirited Mi’kmaq teenager (Phillip Lewitski) and his younger half-brother (Avery Winters-Anthony) leave their abusive father to reunite with the elder’s biological mother.
Sharlto Copley plays Ted Kaczynski in “TedK” (2021, R), a drama about the making of the Unabomber.
The final season of the sci-fi series “Homeland: Fort Salem” (TV-14) starts with new episodes on Wednesdays.
A Dominican family begins a new life in 1980s Miami in a semi-autobiographical family comedy “Chronicles of Gordita” (PG).
The six-part docuseries “Thinking About Murder” (TV-14) delves into the death of a 68-year-old grandmother in 1985 and the exoneration of the six people convicted of her murder decades later. New episodes on Monday. More true stories:
• “Endangered” (2022, TV-14) chronicles journalists under threat in free and democratic countries;
• “Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes” (2022, TV-14) features newly discovered archival footage and taped interviews with survivors of the nuclear disaster;
• “Menudo: Forever Young” (2022, TV-MA) sheds light on the dark history behind the famous Latin American boy band.
Streaming TV: The complete third season of the cult comedy “Paranormal Wellington” (TV-PG) is broadcasting now.
The inspiring drama “To go up” (2022, PG) tells the true story of the Antetokounmpo brothers, Nigerian immigrants who learned basketball on the streets of Greece and were drafted by the NBA.
“Trevor: The Musical” (2022, unrated) offers viewers a front-row seat to a performance of the off-Broadway stage production.
Amazon Prime Video
Rodrigo Santoro as Magellan in “Without Borders” (Spain, TV-MA, with subtitles), a drama about the first successful trip around the world. Simon West directs international production.
Streaming TV: Aussie pop star Betty Who hosts reality dating series “The one that got away” (2022, TV-MA).
The Home Makeover Series “Hip Hop My Home” (TV-PG) turns a superfan’s home into a tribute to their favorite rapper. (Primary +)
Season three of “Hidden” (unrated) ends the Welsh crime drama. (AcornTV)
Two young women have to hide their love in “Circumstance” (Iran, 2011, with subtitles), a drama that lifts the veil on Iranian society forced underground. (Criterion channel)
New on disc and available from Redbox
“The Insufferable Talent of Massive Talent”, “The Villains”
Sean Axmaker is a film critic and writer from Seattle. His streaming movie and TV reviews can be found at streamondemandathome.com.