This Week’s New Streaming and VOD Releases
Happy Friday, readers! We’ve gathered the most exciting new movies coming to streaming and video on demand (VOD) platforms this week. Get ready for a mix of genres, from dark comedies to romantic dramas, and even some horror flicks. Here’s what you can watch from the comfort of your own home:
New on Netflix: El Conde
Genre: Black comedy horror
Run time: 1h 50m
Director: Pablo Larraín
Cast: Jaime Vadell, Gloria Münchmeyer, Alfredo Castro
Director Pablo Larraín brings us his latest satirical masterpiece, El Conde. This dark comedy explores the unthinkable question: What if Augusto Pinochet, the infamous dictator responsible for countless deaths and embezzlement, was also a bloodsucking vampire? The film takes us on a journey as Pinochet, after 250 years of immortal existence, decides to tie up loose ends surrounding his family’s estate.
New on Netflix: Love at First Sight
Run time: 1h 30m
Director: Vanessa Caswill
Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Jameela Jamil
Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy play two strangers who serendipitously fall in love during a seven-hour flight to London. Their connection seems doomed when they lose each other after landing, but is it really the end? Find out in this heartwarming romance drama.
New on Disney Plus: Elemental
Genre: Romantic comedy-drama
Run time: 1h 41m
Director: Peter Sohn
Cast: Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie del Carmen
Inhabited by anthropomorphic manifestations of the four elements, the world of Pixar’s Elemental is a visual treat. This animated comedy follows the love story between Ember and Wade, a fire and water element respectively, who defy cultural norms and connect in a world of magic and wonder. Explore themes of cross-cultural relationships and self-discovery in this enchanting film.
New on Hulu: Theater Camp
Run time: 1h 32m
Directors: Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman
Cast: Ben Platt, Molly Gordon, Noah Galvin, Jimmy Tatro
Theater Camp is a hilarious mockumentary that pays homage to the work of Christopher Guest. When a summer camp for theater enthusiasts falls into disarray, it’s up to the founder’s well-intentioned but bumbling son to take charge. Get ready for a wild ride packed with colorful characters and side-splitting moments.
New on Prime Video: A Million Miles Away
Run time: 2h 1m
Director: Alejandra Márquez Abella
Cast: Michael Peña, Rosa Salazar, Bobby Soto
Follow the awe-inspiring journey of José M. Hernández, an engineer turned astronaut, in A Million Miles Away. This biopic chronicles Hernández’s path from working on a California farm to fulfilling his dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut. Witness the challenges and triumphs of a true American hero.
New on Peacock: Fast X
Run time: 2h 21m
Director: Louis Leterrier
Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson
Hold on tight for the 10th installment of the iconic Fast and the Furious series. In Fast X, Dominic Toretto and his crew of former criminals, now secret agents, face a new villain named Dante Reyes. Brace yourself for high-speed chases, explosive action, and the signature fast-paced thrills that fans love.
New on Shudder: Elevator Game
Run time: 1h 34m
Director: Rebekah McKendry
Cast: Gino Anania, Megan Best, Alec Carlos
Elevator Game takes inspiration from urban legends about alternate dimensions accessed through elevators. A group of young people decide to test these legends themselves, but little do they know, they’ve opened the door to a world of unimaginable horror.
New on Starz: John Wick: Chapter 4
Run time: 2h 49m
Director: Chad Stahelski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård
Everyone’s favorite legendary assassin, John Wick, is back in the fourth installment of this thrilling action franchise. Hunted by a ruthless villain, John must rely on both old allies and former enemies to escape the criminal underworld. Get ready for pulse-pounding stunts, intense fight sequences, and Keanu Reeves at his best.
New to Rent: Barbie
Run time: 1h 54m
Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera
It’s Barbie, but not as you know her. Join Barbie on a journey of self-discovery as she navigates an existential crisis. Accompanied by Ken, Barbie explores the meaning of life and love. This imaginative film will make you question what it truly means to be alive and find your purpose.
New to Rent: Talk to Me
Genre: Supernatural horror
Run time: 1h 35m
Directors: Danny Philippou, Michael Philippou
Cast: Sophie Wilde, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird
Talk to Me follows a group of Australian teenagers who stumble upon a way to communicate with the dead using an embalmed hand. What starts as innocent fun quickly descends into pure terror as they realize they’ve opened a Pandora’s box of supernatural horrors. Brace yourself for a spine-chilling experience.
That’s a wrap on this week’s new streaming and VOD releases. Grab your popcorn, cozy up on the couch, and enjoy the latest movies right at home!