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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on Netflix, A Haunting in Venice and all the new movies to watch this weekend

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on Netflix, A Haunting in Venice and all the new movies to watch this weekend

Happy Friday, Polygon readers! Every week, we round up the biggest streaming and rental releases, highlighting the biggest and best new movies for you to watch at home.

This week’s biggest debut is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which is now streaming on Netflix. That’s not all, since Insidious: The Red Door – the fifth installment of the Insidious horror franchise – also hits the platform this week along with jawan, one of the biggest Indian action films of the year. There are also many more interesting releases this week, with A disturbing Venice now streaming on Hulu, the Italian superhero movie Monsters against the Reich on Prime Video, in addition to the premiere of The killing room and Outlaw Johnny Black from director and star Michael Jai White on VOD.

Here’s everything new to see this weekend!

New on Netflix

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Miles Morales is chased by a team of Spider-Men through a psychiatrist's office in a still from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Image: Sony Pictures Animation

Gender: superhero action
Execution time: 2h 20m
Director: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac

The long-awaited follow-up to 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sees Miles Morales facing not only a dimension-hopping enemy in the form of Spot, but an entire multiverse of Spider-Man, Spider-People, and even a Spider-Dinosaur as he attempts to save the day once again.

From our multiversal review:

Not all themes, plots and moments Through the Spider-Verse lands, particularly when the other part of this story is still almost a year away. But in the end, the theme of the Spider-Verse movies is shaping up to be a story about people trying to be bigger and bolder, trying to go beyond what they’re told they’re capable of and do more. It is not surprising that every part of Through the Spider-Verse It is an attempt to surpass the first film. The idea of ​​growing, of overcoming and ignoring the limits of others is at the heart of the heroes of this series and their individual journeys. It seems like the movies themselves are designed to do the same thing.


Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

A man sitting in a dark train carriage talking on the radio and surrounded by hostages in Jawan.

Image: Red Chili Peppers Entertainment

Gender: action thriller
Execution time: 2h 50m
Director: Atlee
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi

The biggest Indian film of the year has arrived on Netflix. Directed by Atlee (mersal), Jawan features megastar Shah Rukh Khan (between this and Pathanreally is back) and it’s basically “Robin Hood meets Charlie’s Angels.”

Insidious: The Red Door

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix on Saturday

Insidious series regular Dalton (Ty Simpkins), now a shaggy-haired teenager, screams in a dark, dreary room in Insidious: The Red Door.

Image: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Gender: Supernatural horror
Execution time: 1h 47m
Director: Patrick Wilson
Cast: Ty Simpkins, Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne

The fifth film in the Insidious franchise is the directorial debut of star Patrick Wilson. It is also a sequel to Insidious: Chapter 2since the last two films in the franchise were prequels.

From our review:

As a director, Wilson isn’t as straightforward a horror ringmaster as Wan or Whannell: He prefers more actor-centered scares than wild imagery. But he makes great use of expressive close-ups (often of himself) and shallow focus, with some eerie details. Go on-Shots of blurry figures approaching from a distance and a terribly claustrophobic scene inside an MRI machine. Meanwhile, Dalton’s college story occasionally verges on the insanity of college pranks: it includes what can only be described as a vomiting ghost, and there’s an amusing use of the horror movie cliché about the tormented boy who draws terrifying pictures of the demons that only he can see. (Naturally, that kid grows up to be a star student in an insufferable freshman art class.)


Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Sylvester Stallone walking through a Sly neighborhood.

Image: Netflix

Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: 1h 35m
Director: Thom Zimny
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Quentin Tarantino

This documentary takes a close look at the life of one of the great American film stars and writers: Sylvester Stallone.


Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Annette Bening as Diana Nyad swimming in the ocean in Nyad.

Photo: Liz Parkinson/Netflix

Gender: biographical sports drama
Execution time: 2h 1m
Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Cast: Jodie Foster, Annette Bening, Rhys Ifans

nyad tells the (questionably) true story of swimmer Diana Nyad, who swam from Cuba to Florida at age 64, among many other swimming achievements.

women of the wing

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

(From left to right) Mélanie Laurent and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Wingwomen.

Photo: Gael Turpo/Netflix

Gender: Action
Execution time: 1h 56m
Director: Melanie Laurent
Cast: Mélanie Laurent, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Isabelle Adjani

Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Bastards) is behind and in front of the camera in this action comedy about female thieves on the run looking for one last job.

New on Hulu

A disturbing Venice

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

Kenneth Branagh's Hercule Poirot, standing in a dark room.  A cross hangs on the wall behind him.

Image: 20th century studies

Gender: horror mystery
Execution time: 1h 43m
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan

Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot adaptations have generally been a fun time, even when they have problems (looking at you, Death on the Nile). A disturbing Venice is his best yet, as Branagh’s confidence as a director and performer in this mode continues to grow. It is a perfect vision of autumn.

pageant lady

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

(From left to right) Awkwafina and Sandra Oh in Quiz Lady.

Image: Hulu

Gender: Comedy
Execution time: 1h 39m
Director: Jessica Yu
Cast: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh, Will Ferrell

Sandra Oh and Awkwafina play a pair of estranged sisters trying to win big on a game show to pay off their mother’s debts. The supporting cast includes Will Ferrell, Jason Schwartzman, Tony Hale and the late Paul Reubens.

New on Prime Video

Monsters against the Reich

Where to watch: Available to stream on Prime Video

(LR) Aurora Giovinazzo, Giancarlo Martini, Claudio Santamaria and Pietro Castellitto in Freaks vs.  the Reich.

Image: VMI launch

Gender: Superhero/circus war movie.
Execution time: 2h 21m
Director: Gabriele Mainetti
Cast: Claudio Santamaría, Aurora Giovinazzo, Pietro Castellitto

This unconventional Italian superhero film follows a group of circus performers in World War II who are wanted by the Nazis and band together to stop them. I’ve heard it’s fun, sweet, and has a lot of action; It’s definitely on my weekend watch list.

New in peacock

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Where to watch: Available to stream on Peacock

(From left to right) John Corbett, Maria Vacratsis, Melina Kotselou, Nia Vardalos, Elena Kampouris, Andrea Martin and Elias Kacavas posing for a photo in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.

Photo: Yannis Drakoulidis/Focus Features

Gender: Romantic comedy
Execution time: 1h 32m
Director: Nia Vardalos
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Louis Mandylor

One of the most endearingly silly families in cinema is back, in the most family-centric franchise this side of the Fast and Furious movies. It is the first Greek wedding film since 2016, which came almost 15 years after the original smash hit. This time, star writer Nia Vardalos takes on directing duties, following her directorial debut in 2009. I hate Valentine’s Day.

New on AMC Plus

Sympathy for the devil

Where to watch: Available to stream on AMC Plus

A bearded Nicholas Cage in a red suit pointing a gun from the back seat of a car and grinning maniacally in Sympathy for the Devil.

Image: RLJE Films

Gender: Psychological thriller
Execution time: 1h 30m
Director: Yuval Adler
Cast: Nicolas Cage and Joel Kinnaman

A very much two-person movie that sounds a bit like CollateralSympathy for the devil It stars Nicolas Cage as a passenger who holds a driver (Joel Kinnaman) hostage on a long car trip.

New for rent

Paw Patrol: The Powerful Movie

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple and Vudu

A boy in an armored suit flanked by several dogs in similar armored suits standing on a cliff overlooking the ocean and sunset sky in Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie.

Image: Paramount Pictures

Gender: Action Adventure
Execution time: 1h 35m
Director: Cal Brunker
Cast: Mckenna Grace, Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin

Paw Patrol is back: in this sequel to the first film, the pup gains superpowers in his quest to stop Mayor Humdinger from destroying Adventure City.

The killing room

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple and Vudu

(From left to right) Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman in The Kill Room.

Image: Shout! Studies

Gender: Dark comedy thriller
Execution time: 1h 38m
Director: Nicol Paone
Cast: Joe Manganiello, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman

Joe Manganiello plays a hitman turned artist in this hilarious comedy about how the worlds of fine art and high crime aren’t so far apart after all. When he turns to art as a method to launder money, the hitman becomes an unexpected sensation on the art scene overnight.

Outlaw Johnny Black

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple and Vudu

(L to R) Erica Ash and Michael Jai White in Outlaw Johnny Black.

Image: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Gender: satirical western
Execution time: 2h 10m
Director: Michael Jai White
Cast: Michael Jai White, Anika Noni Rose, Erica Ash

Michael Jai White’s long-awaited follow-up to black dynamite It’s finally here: a Western exploitation film about an outlaw who poses as a preacher and sets up shop in a troubled new town. The star and director spoke to us at length about the film and the long road it took to get here.

sound of freedom

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple and Vudu

Jim Caviezel as Tim Ballard comforting a child in Sound of Freedom.

Image: Angel Studios/VidAngel Studios

Gender: Thriller
Execution time: 2h 11m
Director: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde
Cast: Jim Caviezel, Mira Sorvino, Bill Camp

One of the most surprising (and controversial) blockbusters of the year, sound of freedom is intended to be a true story about stopping child trafficking. The truth is much more complicated than that.



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