if you are looking for blockbusters and most talked about titles of the moment, this was a great opening week for you. Among films and series, great titles debuted from different times and places, which left the catalog of streaming and VOD platforms even more diversified. For our list of best movie and series releases to watch online, we’ve separated blockbusters and critical hits, plus some long-awaited 2021 premieres.
It’s not even October yet, but the list is already packed with quality horror with four big titles, ranging from the cult classic to recent Netflix releases. In addition, it also has anime, documentary, an acclaimed war movie, titan brawl and angry cars. And the butter of all this popcorn, of course, is the Marvel series that is complete for those who like to marathon.
Are you curious to know which movies and series are these? So check out our tips for what to watch online this weekend. To make your life even easier, the Canaltech always adds a trailer and a short description of each production, as well as including links to the services where they are available, so your job is basically just hit play. See which ones you like, prepare the room, gather the whole family and have fun!
10. Bestars – O Lobo Bom — Season 2
Is being rational enough to control our instincts? Are we prey or predators? We’ve gotten so far out of our wild form that these questions haunt us every time we see humans or animals out of control. With this premise, the anime Beastars – The Good Wolf brings anthropomorphized animals, carnivores and herbivores, which have the delicate harmony of their coexistence shaken after an alpaca student is attacked and devoured by a fellow carnivore.
The series is an Orange production, which has other successful titles like Black Lagoon, Evangelion 2.22: You (No) Can Advance and Godzilla Single Point. At the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, the title was the winner in the Best Opening category, in addition to having competed in seven more categories, including Anime of the Year and Best Drama.
the two seasons of Beastars – The Good Wolf can be watched on Netflix.
9. Explaining — Season 3
the documentary series explaining has an almost self-explanatory title and is dedicated to exploring issues of paramount importance for understanding contemporaneity. The third season arrived with weekly episodes, always released on Fridays, and the first is about sugar, this substance that is increasingly treated as what we usually call “drugs”.
There is no information about upcoming episodes and, so far, the most substantial one Netflix has released is the synopsis of the first episode: “Once considered vital for survival, sugar is now a health threat. our desire for sweets in a healthy and balanced way?”. It’s going to be tense to put those five scoops of sugar in the coffee after that.
Explaining has its three seasons available for streaming on Netflix.
8. The Exorcist
Who doesn’t love a possession story? From 1973, The Exorcist it becomes a work less and less seen, as new generations have releases all the time and do not need to be limited to TV programming schedules. Still, whoever suspects that this “old movie” is weak, better be careful (ok, there are people who laugh when they watch it, but the truth is that there are some people who can’t see it until the end).
This movie capable of causing nightmares was a worldwide phenomenon in its debut and helped to create an occult panic in the US that had echoes in Brazil as well. Back in the film’s homeland, a woman even blamed the production for her miscarriage, claiming that the film was the direct cause of the tragedy. This is just one of the many stories that circulate one of the most cursed films in the history of cinema.
The Exorcist is in the NOW catalog and can be purchased or rented from the Play Store and iTunes. At Looke, the movie can only be rented.
7. Apocalypse Now
Want more cult historical film that’s still really worth it? Apocalypse Now. This is a relentlessly referenced film and whenever you get a frontal view of helicopters flying with a tremendous orange sunset in the background, this is the root film behind the idea. Planet of the Apes: The War, Kong: Skull Island and Blood Detachment are some examples of films that borrowed elements from the classic.
This is one of the most acclaimed films in Francis Ford Coppola’s filmography (The Godfather), but it is also one of the most controversial. the documentary Francis Ford Coppola – A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse it recounts the production issues in detail and shows how this movie went wrong over and over again. In the cast, big names like Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall.
Apocalypse Now can be purchased or rented from iTunes.
6. Godzilla vs. Kong
Speaking of Kong, here we are with the latest chapter of MonsterVerse, which has just gained even more space online. O blockbuster of the year made an impact and, just before the release, the internet was already splitting between Team Godzilla and Team Kong. What they didn’t anticipate appeared in the Monster King’s little eye in the official trailer, and when the movie hit theaters, we were able to understand how the universe was being expanded.
During the release, Legendary and Warner Bros. they promised a lot of quality fight between the two titans and, now we know, the film delivers what it promises and still gives much more. Without the grandiosity of the events of the previous film, the “last” feature bet heavily on the one-on-ones of the monsters and the entertainment is almost guaranteed. Remember that MonsterVerse is not just made up of movies and that some loose ends (which have little effect on the understanding of the story) find their answers in comics and other media.
Godzilla vs. Kong can be watched by HBO Max and NOW subscribers and can be purchased or rented from iTunes, the Play Store and the Microsoft Store. At Looke, the title is only available for rent.
5. Fast & Furious 8
Speed and fury will go to space in Fast & Furious 9 and, for those who like to see how the franchise fits one story into another, it’s worth checking out the eighth film in the franchise as it heats up for the release of the next chapter. In fact, it’s worth seeing everything from the beginning just to see how the franchise has expanded over the years. Things have gotten so out of hand that it doesn’t even seem absurd that they’re going to space anymore, because they’re already talking about a merger with Jurassic World.
The eighth was directed by F. Gary Gray, who does not return in the new film, now under the direction of Justin Lin. In his latest adventure, Toretto (Vin Diesel) is seduced and ends up in the world of terrorism, making the crew face tests like never before. But who cares about this? The truth is that the franchise has outdone itself again and the action scenes are breathtaking.
Fast & Furious 8 is available for streaming on NOW, can be rented on Claro Video and is still in the iTunes catalog, where it can be purchased or rented.
4. Evil Invocation 3: The Order of the Devil
The Warren couple returned to theaters with another film from the Evil Summoning Universe and, although it is the third with that title, it is already the eighth film in the franchise created by James Wan, the director who was from Deadly Games The Fast & Furious 7 and Aquaman. In this new film, the devil goes to court, in an adaptation of a real case in which the defense pleaded not guilty, claiming that the murder committed was the result of demonic possession.
Without Wan at the wheel, the order of the devil was directed by Michael Chaves, who directed The Curse of Weeping, from the same universe. The cast features the return of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine, as well as bringing in new supporting casts to play the Glatzel family and defendant Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who became the target of the tabloids of the time, deeply influenced by the chaos influenced by The Exorcist years before.
Evil Invocation 3: The Order of the Devil is in the HBO Max and NOW catalogs and can be purchased or rented from iTunes, the Play Store, and the Microsoft Store. At Looke, the title is only available for rent.
3. Rua do Medo: 1666 – Part 3
THE Rua do Medo Trilogy, which adapts RLStine’s iconic books, comes to an end with 1666, which still holds surprises for those who have been following the story from the beginning, with 1994 and 1978. As promised, the third film brings the revelation of the story of Sarah Fier, the witch mentioned as the cause of all the evil in the other films.
Again directed by Leigh Janiak, references at the time include the recent The Witch and the classic zombie Awakening from the Dead (1978) by George A. Romero. This is also the time for those who were waiting for the debut of the entire trilogy to marathon and not have to wait a week for the next part of the story.
Rua do Medo: 1666 – Part 3 can be watched by Netflix subscribers.
2. A Classic Horror Movie
Netflix is no joke with its new horror movies! The week they ended Rua do Medo: 1666 – Part 3, which is already very good, launched an even better movie and with the same homage to the classic slashers of the 1970s and 1980s. In addition, the film is Italian and rescues the roots of giallo, the Italian horror subgenre that originated the slaher, all this with humor and a lot of self-criticism.
The film is another one of the original Netflix productions that help to prove, for those who still don’t believe, that there are excellent productions outside the American industry. During the promotion, Netflix was also candid and made it clear that, in this movie, you will always have the feeling that you’ve seen what was going on, but don’t be fooled, because the movie is anything but cliché.
A Classic Horror Movie debuted exclusively on Netflix.
1. Loki — Full Season
The moment the couch marathon runners have been waiting for has arrived: the full season of Loki to follow this reflection on fate and the lords of time without pause. After WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier, who thought it couldn’t get better got it wrong with Loki, who managed to push the quality ceiling of Marvel serials even further.
The series was also popular for the character, who returns in the performance of Tom Hiddleston. After the series, other characters have already become dear to fans, especially Mobius, played by Owen Wilson and with whom Loki has an incredible (and unlikely) fraternal chemistry.
The six episodes of the first season of Loki can be watched on Disney+.
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