Since last week’s streaming additions were a bit quiet, it follows that the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Max would compensate by dropping decidedly higher adventures to enjoy this weekend.
Among them is The Tomorrow War, which is essentially what you’d get if Avengers: Endgame and 12 Strong produced a cinematic child lover. Then there’s No Sudden Move, a new crime drama from Steven Soderbergh on HBO Max and, of course, the 2017 awards sequel The Boss Baby which arrives on peacock, Comcast’s own streaming service.
Below, we’ve rounded up seven of the weekend’s biggest movies and TV shows, from brand new horror movies to adult comedy series.
The War of Tomorrow (Amazon Prime Video)
With Jurassic World: Dominion and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 isn’t expected to grace our screens until 2022 and 2023, respectively, The War of Tomorrow arrives on Amazon Prime as Chris Pratt’s aide this year cracking jokes while blowing stuff up.
The streamer reportedly bought the rights to the sci-fi action adventure – which follows a group of soldiers and civilians transported 30 years into the future to fight a deadly alien species – from Paramount for $ 200 million. Amazingly proficient architect of the Lego films Chris McKay directs, while JK Simmons, Betty Gilpin, and Sam Richardson also star.
Don’t expect a particularly thoughtful adventure, but The Tomorrow War appears to be the first gung-ho blockbuster of the summer.
Now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video
No sudden movement (HBO Max)
Steven Soderbergh, acclaimed director of the Contagion franchise, Traffic and the Ocean’s, returns to the big (or small?) Screen this weekend with No Sudden Move on HBO Max.
The film follows a group of petty criminals hired to steal emerging auto technology in 1950s Detroit. When their plan inevitably goes wrong, the gang embarks on a twisted search to find who they worked for. It doesn’t seem like the most engaging premise of all time, but with a cast that includes Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, David Harbor, Ray Liotta, Jon Hamm and even Brendan Fraser, we’re inclined to notice No Sudden Move. .
Critical consensus has also been largely positive so far, so this one is definitely worth checking out. Sadly, we don’t know how UK viewers will be able to watch it.
Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US
America: The Movie (Netflix)
Just when we thought we had enough adult animated comedies to last a lifetime, America: The Motion Picture is coming to Netflix to tell a hugely inaccurate and swearing-in story of America’s founding.
Archer’s Matt Thompson is directing, while Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) are on hand as producers. The vocal cast is also quite impressive, using the vocal services of Channing Tatum, Simon Pegg, Jason Mantzoukas, Bobby Moynihan, Andy Samberg, Judy Greer and many more.
This is a lot top comedians – so America: The Motion Picture has to be funny at least, right?
Now available to stream on Netflix
Street of Fear, Part 1: 1994 (Netflix)
The first in a three-part series of feature film adaptations by RL Stine (Goosebumps), Fear Street Part 1: 1994 follows a group of teenagers who confront an evil force that has plagued their city for centuries. Yes, it looks exactly like the plot of Stephen King’s It, but there are no clowns here – just a lot of murderous psychopaths with skull masks.
Leigh Janiak directs all three films, which stream on consecutive Fridays and cater explicitly to adult audiences, so expect more gore, gore, and profanity than the relatively tame Stine adaptations of years past.
Critics seem to agree that this first effort is a decent watch, with one outlet describing Fear Street Part 1: 1994 as a “wonderfully entertaining comeback slasher.”
Now available to stream on Netflix
Summer of Soul (… or, when the revolution couldn’t be televised) (Hulu)
This one’s a mouthful, so we’ll only write it once: Summer of Soul (… or, When the Revolution could not be Televised) is a musical documentary retracing the impact of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. , which has seen artists like Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and BB King take the stage in – you guessed it – a summer of soul.
The reception has been overwhelmingly positive for him, especially after winning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Summer of Soul airs on Hulu in the US, but also airs in select UK theaters in early July.
Expect loads of never-before-seen footage and a healthy dose of feel-good nostalgia.
Now available to stream on Hulu
The Boss Baby: family business (peacock)
Obviously, we’ve all been eagerly awaiting the return of Alec Baldwin’s quick-witted Boss Baby and luckily The Boss Baby: Family Business lands on Peacock this weekend to quench our thirst for lively corporate jargon. .
In all fairness, however, the first Boss Baby movie was actually surprisingly funny, and with the vocal additions of James Marsden, Amy Sedaris, and Jeff Goldblum alongside the return of Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow, its sequel can be a laugh too. . This time around, with Theodore Templeton now an adult, he and his brother discover a magic formula that turns them back into babies to foil the plans of an evil genius who corrupts toddlers.
It drops off on Comcast’s new Peacock streaming service in the US, but will also arrive in UK theaters in July.
Now available to stream on Peacock in the US
We the People (Netflix)
From Barack and Michelle Obama, this series of ten animated, three-minute music videos aims to teach lessons in civic participation – from voting and paying taxes to knowing your rights – in an engaging, digestible and, ultimately, cool way. .
Artists like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Adam Lambert, HER, Cordae, and Bebe Rexha are all on hand to make boring things not seem so boring, and while you are already familiar with your civic duties, we The People might provide you with new favorite tracks instead.
Available to stream on Netflix from Sunday