Now Streaming: ‘Seven Seconds’ culled from real-world events
Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.
TOP STREAMS FOR THE WEEK
• “Seven Seconds: Season 1” takes on a timely subject with the fictional story of the death of an African-American teenager and a cover-up by white cops. Clare-Hope Ashitey, Beau Knapp and Regina King star. Ten episodes begin streaming Friday on Netflix.
• Also on Netflix is the Oscar-nominated animated feature “The Breadwinner” (2017, PG-13), produced by Angelina Jolie, and Duncan Jones’ “Mute” (2018, not rated), starring Alexander Skarsgård as a mute bartender searching for a missing woman in the underworld of a “Blade Runner”-esque Berlin in 2052.
• Andrew Garfield is Robin Cavendish, the real-life activist who fought to live a full life after being paralyzed by polio, in “Breathe” (2017, PG-13), the directorial debut of actor and motion capture master Andy Serkis. It’s new on Amazon Prime.
• “Detroit” (2017, R), based on the real-life murders committed by police during the 1967 Detroit riots, is a powerful drama from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow that was missed by most audiences. Now streaming on Hulu.
• Before “Black Panther,” Ryan Coogler directed the powerful and intimate drama “Fruitvale Station” (2013, R) (streaming on Netflix) and the next generation “Rocky” sequel “Creed” (2015, PG-13) (Amazon Prime and Hulu), both starring Michael B. Jordan.
• Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg deal with more daddy issues in the comedy “Daddy’s Home 2” (2017, PG-13) with John Lithgow and Mel Gibson. Also on DVD and at Redbox.
• Also new: the drama “Same Kind of Different as Me” (2017, PG-13) with Greg Kinnear and Renee Zellweger, and the animated Nativity story “The Star” (2017, PG).
• Available the same day as select theaters nationwide is the action thriller “Beast of Burden” (2018, R) with Daniel Radcliffe as a drug smuggling pilot.
• Daniel Day-Lewis won his third Academy Award for playing “Lincoln” (2012, PG-13) in Steven Spielberg’s compelling drama.
• “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” (Netflix Original) is a new weekly comedy show with skits and interviews. New episodes arrive each Saturday.
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
• Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a self-destructive R&B diva struggling to find her own voice in “Beyond the Lights” (2014, PG-13) from filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood.
• The big blue bug of justice is back for “The Tick: Season 1B.”
• A South Korean twist on “La Femme Nikita,” “The Villainess” (South Korea 2017, not rated, with subtitles) is a high-energy thriller with astounding action scenes.
• Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler turn their home into a secret suburban casino in the comedy “The House” (2017, R).
• “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” is back with new episodes on cable each Sunday night and streaming the next day.
NEW ON DISC
• “The Florida Project,” “Daddy’s Home 2,” “Same Kind of Different as Me,” “The Star,” “Mom and Dad.”
• “The Florida Project,” “Daddy’s Home 2,” “Same Kind of Different as Me,” “The Star.”
• Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at streamondemandathome.com.