7 best new movies to stream on Netflix, Disney Plus and more (September 27-30)

The end of September means the start of a spooky season for the 7 new movies streaming online this week. Yes, folks, before the calendar even jumps to October, we get the return of the Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus 2. This sequel brings Salem’s funkiest witches home, as new witches-in-training make a mistake that brings legends home. .

As for the other horror of the week, A24’s excellent Bodies Bodies finally hits digital this week. The Gen Z comedy/horror flick stars Pete Davidson and the excellent Lee Pace, both of whom try to live through the night after a power outage at a hurricane party. Unfortunately, the group of friends they hang out with have too much drama to spend those hours without arguing. And that’s before the gang finds a body.

Meanwhile, Bullet Train, the late-summer action flick that feels like John Wick’s road trip, is also finally home. Netflix has its NC-17 movie Marilyn Monroe, Rob Zombie’s Munsters revival, and the Gamestonk documentary we’ve been waiting for.

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High-speed train

Bullet Train is way better than it really has any right to be. A star-studded action flick set on a Tokyo bullet train, this movie casts Brad Pitt as a hitman named Ladybug who has a simple mission he can’t complete. He even clashes with music superstar Bad Bunny, playing a rival assassin. That, in many other situations, would suffice.

But the neon-soaked, joke-packed high-speed train goes one step further with massive rewards. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) play Tangerine and Lemon, another pair of assassins, whose banter is as fantastic as their chemistry as brothers who can’t get along. That said, a trio of scene-stealing cameos nearly sent Bullet Train – essentially a slapstick version of John Wick – into the upper echelons of the best movies of 2022.

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Munsters (Netflix)

For anyone in need of their classic monster reissues, Rob Zombie’s version of Munsters is here (while waiting for Tim Burton’s). Wednesday show on Netflix). It seems to deliver the campy groovy vibes of the classic 1960s TV series while telling the origin story of the relationship between parents Lily (Sheri Moon Zombie) and Herman (Jeff Daniel Phillips).

While the two get along well at first, we learn that the guy we know as the lovable Grandpa Munster was once the thorn in their court’s side. Here, the Earl (Daniel Roebuck) tries to get in their way with every step.

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Body Body Body

David (Pete Davidson) is about to throw the craziest party he didn’t quite plan. He and his friends all decided it would be really fun to throw a hurricane party at David’s parents’ royal estate, which sounds perfect for a horror movie. Oh, and as if those kids weren’t tense enough, their friend Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) decided to throw the party and bring her brand new girlfriend Bee (Maria Bakalova) with her.

While Bodies Bodies Bodies starts out as an exercise in how to be petty while still having fun during a storm, one of these youngsters dies and it turns the whole thing into a “whodunit?” adventure. Think Clue: The Next Generation. It even has Lee Pace (Halt and Catch Fire) as Greg, Alice’s (Rachel Sennott) awkwardly aged boyfriend who no one really knows well.

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Blond (Netflix)

Netflix is ​​not really do Content NC-17. Rarely will they license it. But his new film Blonde is the very first NC-17 film released. by Netflix itself. What does this mean for the movie starring Ana de Armas based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel about a… different version of Marilyn Monroe? We do not know all reason, but the two reasons we already know will test the limits of some audiences.

Director Andrew Dominik has openly stated that the film is meant to make you uncomfortable and stir up controversy, and it’s been revealed that Blonde will include a “graphic rape scene” (Dominik’s words to Daily screen (opens in a new tab)). Oh, and there will also be a vaginal shot (according to Empire (opens in a new tab)), according to numerous reports. If done cleverly, Blonde can be a winner. But there’s a cynical way of reading it all that makes the film as sensationalized as the craziest parts of The boys season 3.

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Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga (Netflix)

Netflix documentaries often require a specific solemn tone. This is not one of those documentaries. Eat the Rich reminds us all of the very unserious tone surrounding Gamestonk’s situation. Stock trading, often seen as a game where the rich win by taking us for fools, was turned upside down when amateur traders decided to “save” GameStop.

So if you want to remember what short selling is and hear from the people who broke the rules to upset the status quo, Eat the Rich gives you that, plus more memes poking fun at the people who usually control the market that you can handle.

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Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney Plus)

Salem and the rest of the world are on official notice, as the Sanderson sisters are back, and they’re not alone either. Twenty-nine years after being defeated, someone makes the mistake of lighting the Black Flame candle again, bringing Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Mary (Kathy Najimy) Sanderson back to our reality.

Aspiring young witches Becca (Whitney Peak) and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo) seek to stop them, but they have high school drama to deal with before they can stop this bewitching triumvirate. Sam Richardson (The Afterparty, I Think You Should Leave) seeks to steal every scene he can as Gilbert, the clerk who runs the local magic shop.

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The Greatest Beer Race Ever (Apple TV Plus)

During the Vietnam War, Chickie Donahue (Zac Efron) is back home and wishes he could do something to help his friends in the field. And in the dumbest decision ever, Chickie decides her friends need some ice cold American beer. And as far-fetched as it all sounds, it’s actually based on a true story.

But once Chickie arrives on the battlefield, he makes friends and angers his friends who see his action as a stupid travesty of their life choices. Look for a Bill Murray cameo as the bartender that inspires Chickie’s decision. But thanks to a reporter (Russell Crowe), Chickie can find a way to contribute more than foam.

Post it on Apple TV Plus (opens in a new tab) this Friday (September 30)

Alfonso E. Cramer