Welcome to Boston.com weekly streaming guide. Each week, we recommend five must-see movies and TV shows available on streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney +, HBO Maxand more.
Many recommendations are for new shows, while others are for under-the-radar versions you may have missed or classics that are about to leave a streaming service at the end of the month.
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In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 film “Strangers on a Train” (adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s 1950 novel of the same name), two men seeking revenge agree to “trade murders”, imagining that their crimes will be harder to track down. if the murders are committed by a complete stranger. Such a juicy premise seems ripe for high school drama-filled halls, which is where much of Netflix’s new “Do Revenge” takes place. Drea (Camila Mendes, “Riverdale”) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke, “Stranger Things”) agree to take out their respective captors, with Eleanor targeting Drea’s ex-boyfriend, who leaked an intimate video of her, and Drea confronting Carissa, a girl who cast a rumor that Eleanor held her down and kissed her. “Do Revenge” is not only inspired by Hitchcock, but pays homage to countless teen films that preceded him. The film also stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, whose sadistic twist on “Cruel Intentions” wouldn’t be out of place in a Highsmith novel. But “Do Revenge” also goes in unexpected and delightful directions, and is carried away by the performances of Mendes and Hawke, two stars that we will undoubtedly see a lot in the coming years.
How to watch: “Do Revenge” is streaming on Netflix.
“Glengarry Glen Ross”
“Coffee is for close.” «ABC – Always. Be closed. “” That watch costs more than your car. “Alec Baldwin may play the lion’s share of the memorable lines of” Glengarry Glen Ross “in a single monologue, but he is certainly not the only outstanding performer in this adaptation of 1992’s David Mamet, turning 30 this weekend.Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Alan Arkin and Ed Harris play a desperate real estate salesman forced into a high-risk sales contest: first place gets a new car, second a steak knife set and the other two are fired. Things quickly spiral out of control, especially when the office manager with all the best contacts (Kevin Spacey) refuses to play with the salespeople. A nasty look at the system A kill-or-be-killed capitalist, “Glengarry Glen Ross” is filled to the brim with Mamet’s crackling dialogue, provided by a gallery of rogue cinema legends.
How to watch: “Glengarry Glen Ross” is streaming on Amazon Freevee.
“Hocus Pocus 2”
Nearly 30 years after the 1993 Salem-set horror film “Hocus Pocus” was released, Disney released its sequel, “Hocus Pocus 2”, on Disney +, reuniting the Sanderson sisters just in time for the unofficial kickoff. of the Halloween season. This time, two best friends named Becca and Izzy (Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo) celebrate Becca’s 16th birthday at Salem’s Forbidden Woods, where they are unknowingly tricked into lighting the Black Flame Candle that summons Winnifred, Mary and Sarah Sanderson (Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, respectively) once again. Winnifred’s goals are twofold: avenging the mayor of Salem and achieving immortality through the use of ancient and complex dark magic. Unlike other recent Disney attempts to rework classic 90s IPs (see: “Home Sweet Home Alone”, “Mulan”), “Hocus Pocus 2” is a fun and lively experience that captures the campy fun of original. While there are many hints of fan service to its 1993 predecessor, “Hocus Pocus 2” skillfully stands on its own, offering a spooky diversion for a whole new generation of viewers.
How to watch: “Hocus Pocus 2” is streaming on Disney +.
We’ve already suggested “Glengarry Glen Ross” as a movie option this weekend, so let’s keep things in the realm of cutthroat business drama with HBO’s “Industry,” where recent graduates compete for full-time positions at a prestigious London investment bank. The show, which concluded its second season earlier this month, is filled with meaty intrigue, peppered with financial jargon and flashy performances by the likes of Marisa Abela (“COBRA”), Myha’la Herrold (“Bodies Bodies Bodies “) and Ken Leung (” Lost “).
How to watch: “Industry” is streaming on HBO Max.
“The twilight zone”
With Halloween just a month away, now is the perfect time to revisit one of the most disturbing, unsettling and inimitable shows in TV history. Each week, Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone” caused chills and left your mind wavering, sometimes with huge creepy monsters or aliens, but more often simply revealing an uncomfortable truth about the human psyche. While many have tried, and some have even been successful on occasion (Charlie Brooker’s “Black Mirror” comes to mind), none have made it past Serling’s anthology show, nearly 60 years after its final episode aired. in 1964.
How to watch: “The Twilight Zone” is streaming on Paramount +.
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