What to Watch: 7 Movies and Shows to Stream This Week – September 2
There is a lot to stream these days. Hoping to help you watch more great movies and TV, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest titles streaming every week across all platforms. Today we recommend a mix of new releases and newly available titles, from movies and shows, all available to stream on the most popular platforms.
Rings of Power (Prime Video)
The stakes are high for “Rings of Power,” a show that has the daunting task of customizing one of the world’s most beloved properties. Amazon spared no expense in production, spending $715 million on the first season. According to early reviews, the money appears to have been well spent, delivering a show that is grand and in line with the much-loved Peter Jackson movies. “Rings of Power” is set years before the story people know and love, following Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and a cast of new characters as they battle a rising new evil.
Elvis (HBO Max)
If you missed the theatrical “Elvis” show, the controversial biopic is now available to stream on HBO Max. the stars Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker and an impressive Austin Butler as Elvis.
Devil in Ohio (Netflix)
Netflix’s new series is based on a novel by Daria Polatin and follows a psychiatrist (Emily Deschanel) who takes in a teen while she waits to be placed in foster care. The teen’s arrival opens the door to a strange force and introduces the psychiatrist to a disturbing cult.
If you like WWII movies with a horror tinge, “Burial” can be itchy. The film follows a group of soldiers (Charlotte Vegan and Tom Felton) charged with delivering Hitler’s body to Stalin. Twist: There are some Nazi werewof soldiers standing in the way, a plot point that should paint a pretty accurate picture of whether this is the right movie for you or not.
The Silence of the Lambs (prime video)
“The Silence of the Lambs” is streaming for free in Prime Video. The film is an adaptation of Thomas Harris’ second Hannibal nove and follows Clarice Sterling (Jodie Foster)) and her sudden involvement with the FBI as she is tasked with catching a serial killer and preparing a report with Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a cannabalistic psychopath (Anthony Hopkins) who may be the only person who can catch the elusive killer.
No idea (Netflix)
Finally, when looking for literary adaptations in a high school format, I have a few recommendations. “Clueless” is one of the best Jane Austen adaptations of all time, following in the footsteps of Cher (Alicia Silverstone), a superficially popular girl, as she makes her way through high school and learns a thing or two about herself.
10 Things I Hate About You (Hulu)
There’s also “10 Things I Hate About You,” a groundbreaking Shakespearean adaptation that the sisters Kat (Julia Styles) and Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), whose overprotective father forbids them from attending the prom unless the two go on dates. While Bianca is beautiful and has a boyfriend, Kat is a feminist – when being a feminist wasn’t cool – and a pariah. In comes Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), a man with a bad reputation who hires Bianca’s boyfriend to make Kat fall in love with him.