Best movies and TV shows to watch on Hulu/Prime Video (August 20-21, 2022)
With summer winding down and August more than halfway through, the lazy days to stay indoors and beat the heat are numbered. Luckily, Prime Video and Hulu have plenty of critical darlings and audience favorites to stream on their respective digital platforms for entertainment. And CBR is here with suggestions for what to eat as the scorching days of summer enter their home stretch and fall looms on the horizon.
Here are all of CBR’s recommendations for what to eat on Hulu and Prime Video this weekend, from classics slated to leave the respective streaming services by the end of August, to familiar favourites, newly added and available to enjoy. .
Consumables fly off into the unknown
As longtime action hero Sylvester Stallone has made waves over ownership disputes surrounding the Rocky franchise, Stallone’s most recent action movie, The Expendables, advance. Beginning in 2010, the film series provided the opportunity for fan-favorite action heroes of yesteryear to reunite on the big screen for high-octane adventures. While a fourth film is currently in post-production, the first three films are slated to leave Hulu by the end of August, making this one of the last weeks to catch them on the platform.
The original film features Stallone as Barney Ross, the leader of an elite group of mercenaries drawn into a revolution in Latin America. 2012 The Expendables 2 saw the team set out to avenge one of their own, taking on a rival mercenary and his private army. 2014 The Expendables 3 asked Barney to recruit a new generation of warriors, combining them with his old-school contemporaries to defeat a familiar foe.
Spider-Man is coming to Hulu this month
Although fans may have gone gaga over the Sam Raimi Spider Man trilogy arriving on Netflix earlier this month, the trio of classic superhero movies have also come to Hulu. Starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker and his alter ego, the Spider Man The trilogy was integral to cementing the popularity of the superhero genre two decades ago. And really, for any discerning Spider-Man fan, streaming the trilogy on any digital platform makes for solid weekend viewing.
The Original 2002 Spider Man asks Peter to receive his powers from a genetically modified spider just in time to defend New York from the maniacal Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). 2004 Spiderman 2 asks Peter to consider the personal cost of his superhero commitment while confronting mentor-turned-nemesis Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina). And the years 2007 Spiderman 3 has Peter corrupted by an alien symbiote as he confronts both Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) and a vengeful Harry Osborn (James Franco).
Hot Fuzz is getting ready to go out
Filmmaker Edgar Wright always brings his signature flair for stylized cinematography and self-aware storytelling to whatever genre he touches. But one of the finest projects of the British director is that of 2007 Warm fuzz. Working with longtime collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Wright crafted an affectionate send-off of buddy movies with a decidedly English twist. The acclaimed film will be leaving Hulu at the end of August, giving audiences plenty of time to rewatch it before it disappears.
Pegg plays super-cop Nicholas Angel, who is sent to serve as vigilante in a sleepy English town when his superior performance in London annoys the rest of the police department. While befriending his fellow constables, Angel learns there is a bloody secret in his new jurisdiction as a series of horrific accidents leads to an ever-increasing body count. With its frenetic action sets and fan-favorite cast, Warm fuzz features Wright’s honed sensibilities firing on all creative cylinders.
Evil Dead scares a new generation on Prime Video
evil Dead fans were thrilled to learn that Mia Allen, the protagonist of the 2013 revival film played by Jane Levy, is coming to Evil Dead: The Game. The film is currently available to stream on Prime Video, added to the digital platform earlier this month. And with its visceral scares and bloody set pieces, the 2013 film takes the horror franchise back to its terrifying roots.
As Mia recovers from drug addiction, her brother and his friends take her to a remote cabin in the woods to help her detox and recover. While investigating the cabin, the group finds a mysterious tome known as the Necronomicon and unwittingly releases dark magic within its pages. With evil possessing the group and the environment around them, Mia and her friends will have to make bloody sacrifices if they hope to survive the night.
In the Line of Fire ranks among the best of Wolfgang Petersen
Fans were saddened to learn that acclaimed filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen, who helmed everything from Das Boot at Air Force One, died earlier this week. One of Petersen’s Most Overlooked Films, 1993 In the line of fire, is expected to leave Hulu at the end of the month. With its star-studded cast and tense pacing, the film is one of the most underrated projects in Petersen’s celebrated filmography and one worth revisiting.
In the line of fire stars Clint Eastwood as Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan, who remains haunted by his inability to save President Kennedy from being assassinated in 1963. When a disillusioned former CIA agent decides to assassinate the he current President of the United States, Horrigan steps in to atone for past failure by acting to stop the murderous mastermind. A superbly crafted thriller, with everything from rooftop chases to a memorably wicked performance from John Malkovich, In the line of fire is a star among Petersen’s works.