What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max and other streaming services.
Top streams for the week
“Y: The Last Man” (TV-MA) offers a new twist on the post-apocalyptic series: Every human and animal with a Y chromosome dies suddenly except for a young man (Ben Schnetzer) and his male capuchin monkey. Diane Lane stars as a congresswoman elevated to president who is trying to keep a country in shock from descending into chaos. Three episodes available, new episodes on Mondays.
Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac play a married couple on the verge of collapse in “Scenes From a Marriage” (TV-14), a five-episode limited series adapted from the 1973 Ingmar Bergman series. New episodes on Sundays. (HBO Max)
“The Lost Symbol” (TV-14), based on the bestselling thriller by Dan Brown, is a mystery thriller starring Ashley Zukerman as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon as a young man. New episodes on Thursdays. (Peacock)
Clint Eastwood directs and stars in the redemptive drama “Cry Macho” (2021, PG-13) as a one-time rodeo star and horse breeder who takes a job taking a boy from his home in Mexico to his father in Texas. Streams same day it opens in theaters, available for 31 days from today. (HBO Max)
Based on a hit stage musical, “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” (2021, PG-13) is a lively working-class fantasy about a teenage boy (Max Harwood) in a blue-collar English town with dreams of becoming a drag performer. Call it “Billy Elliott” with sequins. (Amazon Prime)
Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand
The animated comedy “The Boss Baby: Family Business” (2021, PG) features the voices of Alec Baldwin and James Marsden as the now-adult brothers facing a new boss baby.
Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney write and star in the self-aware “The Nowhere Inn” (2021, not rated).
A child is held prisoner in the apartment of a witch (Krysten Ritter) in the family-friendly horror fantasy “Nightbooks” (2021, TV-PG).
Amazon Prime Video
Mélanie Laurent directs writes, and stars in the historical drama “The Mad Women’s Ball” (France, 2021, not rated, with subtitles) as a passionate woman committed to an asylum by her family.
The anthology comedy “The Premise” (not rated), created and hosted by B.J. Novak, uses humor to engage with serious issues. New episodes on Thursdays.
Mads Mikkelsen stars in the revenge thriller “Riders of Justice” (Denmark, 2020, not rated, with subtitles).
The complete first seasons of “Superman & Lois” (TV-14) starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch and the youth-skewing reboot “Walker” (TV-PG) with Jared Padalecki arrive from the CW.
“My Son” (2021, not rated) stars James McAvoy as a father who will do anything to find his young son who has gone missing. (Peacock)
The adult animated comedy “The Harper House” (not rated) follows a family of oddballs living in a fixer-upper Victorian home. New episodes on Thursdays. (Paramount+)
In the darkly comic drama “Finding Alice” (not rated), a woman (Keeley Hawes) struggles with grief after her partner dies unexpectedly. All episodes available. (Acorn TV)
New on disc
“The Boss Baby: Family Business,” “Zola”
Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and television can be found at streamondemandathome.com.
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