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The Best TV and Movies to Stream Now From ‘Turning Red’ to ‘Dune’

News about the war has, of course, been unrelentingly bad over the last several days — and, if you’re ready to unwind with your favorite streamer of choice now that the workweek is over, we’ve got you covered on what to stream this weekend. Below, we’ve brought you some of the best selections of new shows and movies from all the major platforms — from Netflix to Amazon, Apple TV+ and more — in order to give you the best snapshot of what’s new to watch.

The Adam Project

Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy reteam for this Steven Spielberg-esque, Reagan-era greatest-hits package. Reynolds plays a time-traveling pilot from 2050 who crash-lands in 2022 and teams with his snarky 12-year-old self (Walker Scobell) to fix the future. The visual effects are a mixed bag and the science stuff will hurt your brain, but the supporting cast (including Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner) is top-notch and Reynolds and Scobell are at least fun to watch bickering and riffing off each other.

Where to watch: Netflix

Turning Red

Turning Red follows Mei (voiced by Rosalie Chiang), a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl growing up in Toronto in the early ’00s. So far, so normal – except she turns into a giant red panda when she gets excited or stressed. Turns out this is a family curse, but there is a way to contain it – except the one time when the ritual can be performed just happens to clash with the night her favorite boy band are playing a show. 

Where to watch: Disney +

Dune

If you missed Denis Villeneuve breathtaking and star-studded cinematic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s best-selling novel when it hit theaters back in the fall (or when it began a temporary streaming run on HBO Max), now’s your chance to correct that mistake.

The movie is essentially a hero’s journey about a brilliant young man (Paul Atreides, played by Timothée Chalamet), who must fulfill a destiny that requires him to travel to a far-off, dangerous planet in order to grasp his place and role in the universe. “Fear is the mind-killer,” Chalamet as Atreides says at one point in the story. “Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.” Now streaming on HBO Max

Where to watch: HBO Max

Gold

Efron’s chiseled mug transforms into a frightening canvas of blisters and burns in this harrowing survival thriller, a greed-fueled combo of “Cast Away” and “Mad Max.” Efron and Anthony Hayes (who also directs) play unnamed drifters who discover a huge gold nugget in a sandy futuristic wasteland. Hayes’ character goes to get an excavator and Efron impresses as the guy who stays behind, enduring the brutal sun, hungry wild dogs and a mysterious stranger (Susie Porter) as he quickly loses his sense of reality.

Where to watch: In theaters

Dunkirk

Before everyone and their dog was cast in the upcoming movie Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan made another World War 2 movie. Dunkirk follows the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, France, in 1940 after they’re surrounded by the German army. An all-star ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles (in his big-screen debut), Tom Hardy, and Barry Keoghan, and the movie was nominated for eight Oscars, including Nolan’s first Best Director nod. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Offseason

A highlight out of last year’s South by Southwest festival, the horror film stars Jocelin Donahue as Marie, who receives a mysterious letter about her mother’s grave being desecrated on the remote island where she was buried. Marie travels to the island as its very strange inhabitants are closing the whole place down for the season, and she discovers the monstrous truth about her mom’s connection to this freaky locale.

Where to watch: In theaters and on Apple TVGoogle PlayAmazon

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

 It stars Samuel L. Jackson as Ptomely Grey, an elderly man hovering in the lonely abyss of dementia. Abandoned by his family and friends, as well as a trusted caretaker, Ptolemy finds himself in the care of an orphaned teenager named Robyn.

From Apple’s summary: “When they learn about a treatment that can restore Ptolemy’s dementia-addled memories, it begins a journey toward shocking truths about the past, present and future.” Two episodes debut first, on March 11. After that, one new episode hits the streamer each week, on Fridays. Now streaming on Apple TV+

Where to watch: In theaters and on Apple TV

Dog

Following a short hiatus, Briggs returns to his duty as a Ranger. However, to re-earn his stripes, he must escort a fallen soldier’s dog, Lulu, to her keeper’s funeral. This proves to be easier said than done as Lulu is extremely hard to tame, messy, and, in Briggs’ words, a demon. Nevertheless, he’ll have to learn how to get along with this pup, and the only way to do that is to understand Lulu for the crazy dog she is.

Where to watch: In theaters and on Apple TV, Google PlayAmazon

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