What's new to streaming and theaters this week: 'Across the Spider-Verse' to 'Only Murders' Season 3

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The summer movie season is dilatory wrapping up, but earlier we bid it farewell and welcome each things Halloween, there's a mates of highlights inactive being released that we should devour up successful the meantime. From container bureau hits yet coming to streaming to the instrumentality of immoderate of our favourite shows, here's everything caller coming to theaters and streaming this week. 

Asteroid City 

If you missed Asteroid City successful theaters, fret not, due to the fact that Wes Anderson's latest woefully whimsical tale is present disposable to stream. Set successful a fictional American godforsaken municipality successful 1955, the movie follows a radical of Junior Stargazers and Space Cadets who are assembling for an yearly Asteroid Day solemnisation and competition. But, wait! There's a caller contender joining this year's abstraction camp, and well, they mightiness really beryllium from space. Come for the Anderson antics, and enactment for the star-studded formed — including Tom Hanks, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, and our favourite Barbie, Margot Robbie. 

What we thought: "There's plentifulness that's acquainted to Anderson's aesthetic successful Asteroid City, from its crisp framing, traveling panning shots, quirky characters with muted delivery, acquainted faces, and a consciousness of wit that is silly portion sophisticated. Yet, determination are thrilling explorations present too… All of these elements crook and fold, hooking astir 1 different to make a enactment of creation that is beauteous to look at, and each the much wondrous the person you see its construction." — Kristy Puchko, Film Editor 

How to watch: Asteroid City is present streaming connected Peacock. 

Heart of Stone 

Gal Gadot stars successful this new Netflix enactment flick arsenic Rachel Stone, a globe-trotting MI6 spy moving overtime for an adjacent more concealed spy bureau called the Charter. Her existent mission, connected apical of her regular spy stuff, is to support a almighty AI retired of the hands of a ruthless hacker. Gadot co-stars alongside Jamie Dornan and Alia Bhatt successful what whitethorn oregon whitethorn not go Netflix's adjacent large action franchise.

What we thought: "A movie that's disconnected and unimaginative connected each front, Heart of Stone is 1 of the astir banal enactment movies from a Hollywood workplace this year. Practically thing astir it works, from its stunts, to its characters, to its acquainted crippled — a operation made worse by the information that it's trying to ape acold much amusive and technically proficient enactment tentpoles from caller years." — Siddhant Adlakha, Freelance Contributor

How to watch: Heart of Stone is present streaming connected Netflix. 

Medusa Deluxe 

A24 goes murder mystery successful this caller chaotic whodunnit that follows a abrupt decease wherever you'd slightest expect it — a hairdressing contest. Set amidst a cloudy haze of hairsbreadth spray, Medusa Deluxe follows a radical of hairstylists who find 1 of their colleagues mysteriously murdered close earlier judging for their contention begins. As the radical tries to lick the mystery, agelong pent-up issues similar grudges and betrayals unfurl, revealing that anyone could beryllium the slayer and the timepiece is ticking. 

What we thought: "Medusa Deluxe is an extravagant, relentlessly propulsive, and wildly entertaining film, affluent with provocative performances, jaw-dropping ambition, astounding visuals — some squalid and sublime — and a dizzying blend of acheronian wit and persistent empathy. Simply put, it's a knockout and not to beryllium missed." — K.P. 

How to watch: Medusa Deluxe is present playing successful theaters. The movie is besides disposable to bargain and ticker connected request via Apple TV, Vudu, and Google Play.

Only Murders successful the Building Season 3 

Our favourite semi-professional (but wholly serious) detectives are backmost for different play of hilarious hijinks, mysterious murder, and thrilling suspense that already has america astatine the borderline of our seats. Starring Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin, Only Murders successful the Building follows 3 neighbors who statesman their ain true transgression podcast aft a execution successful their gathering sparks their involvement and communal tendency to lick the case. Since Season 1, our aureate trio person recovered themselves entangled successful plentifulness of funny situations, and Season 3 is nary different. With a caller execution involving a high-profile actor, it's up to Mabel (Gomez), Charles (Martin), and Oliver (Short) to weave done caller suspects and bash what they bash best. Cashmere, cookies, and all. 

What we thought: "Only Murders successful the Building retains its cast's slayer chemistry and superb wit, but the other absorption connected the theatrical provides refreshing caller complications to the Charles-Oliver-Mabel dynamic, proving Only Murders successful the Building still has immoderate delightful tricks up its sleeve." — Belen Edwards, Entertainment Reporter 

How to watch: Season 3 of Only Murders successful the Building is present streaming connected Hulu. New episodes aerial each week connected Tuesday. 

The Pod Generation 

The Pod Generation feels similar an occurrence consecutive retired of Black Mirror. Starring Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Pod Generation is acceptable successful a not-so distant aboriginal wherever nine is wholly reliant connected technology and AI for tasks ranging from the mundane to the outlandish…like pregnancy. In this world, parents tin usage artificial wombs oregon pods (which benignant of look similar elephantine eggs) to nurture their fetus; this is marketed arsenic a instrumentality to support them productive astatine enactment portion the ovum takes attraction of the caller babe — I told you it was precise Black Mirror. So erstwhile Rachel (Clarke) and Alvy (Ejiofor) determine to usage a pod, a touching albeit alarming sci-fi communicative astir family, love, and our aboriginal unfurls successful this superb drama from manager Sophie Barthes. 

What we thought: "Despite its wide title, The Pod Generation is not astir the wide satellite oregon a full generation. It's astir 1 azygous household and however they determine to go one. Within that tale, Barthes delivers a drama that is clever, enchanting, thrillingly unique, and unapologetically tender." — K.P.  

How to watch: The Pod Generation is present playing successful theaters. 

Red, White & Royal Blue 

Based connected Casey McQuiston's bestselling caller of the aforesaid name, Red, White & Royal Blue is simply a queer emotion story betwixt 2 improbable strangers — Alex (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the lad of the archetypal pistillate President of the United States, and Henry (Nicholas Galitzine), a British prince. When the brace get into a highly publicized combat astatine a royal wedding, they're forced to unreal to beryllium friends lest their quarrel go a full-blown diplomatic contented betwixt the U.S. and the UK. But we each cognize what happens erstwhile 2 enemies feign a relationship — they autumn successful love. 

What we thought: "Of each the rom-com tropes, determination is nary much satisfying than enemies-to-lovers. It's a delicious benignant of hostility that builds implicit petty banter and stolen glances. Such is the lawsuit for First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz and HRH Prince Henry, the stately studs astatine the halfway of Amazon Prime Video’s movie Red, White & Royal Blue. They hatred each other, they emotion each other, and they can't support their perfectly manicured and moisturized hands disconnected each different — successful the words of the Extremely Online, we're truthful back." — Crystal Bell, Digital Culture Editor

How to watch: Red, White & Royal Blue is present streaming connected Prime Video. 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 

Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) returns arsenic Brooklyn's finest, friendliest vicinity Spider-Man successful this thrilling multiverse adventure. A sequel to the unthinkable Into the Spider-Verse, Across the Spider-Verse throws Miles into his biggest ngo yet; the precise fabrics connecting each Spider-People unneurotic are astatine hazard of being destroyed, which would release a multiverse of mayhem. But however volition Miles prevention the Spidey multiverse if he's the crushed it's dismantling successful the archetypal place? With Hailee Steinfeld and Jake Johnson returning arsenic Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker, Across the Spider-Verse besides introduces a spectacular swarm of new Spidey pals similar Spider-Woman (Issa Rae), Spider-Man India (Karan Soni), Miguel O'Hara aka Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac), and the ever-so-cool Spider-Punk (Daniel Kaluuya). 

What we thought: "Miles Morales and his coterie of cartoon colleagues person travel to prevention not lone the day, not lone the multiverse, but the aboriginal of cinema itself." — K.P. 

How to watch: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is present disposable to bargain and ticker connected demand. 

The Last Voyage of the Demeter 

If you're successful the temper for a spooky summertime evening, The Last Voyage of the Demeter whitethorn beryllium close up your alley. An adaptation of "The Captain's Log," a section from Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Last Voyage of the Demeter follows a unit connected a haunted merchant vessel that's plagued by the legendary vampire. With Dracula showing up to feast each night, the unit indispensable set unneurotic to decision their frightening foe amidst a hostile oversea and a acheronian destiny terrifying them all. 

What we thought: "With truthful overmuch committedness connected paper, The Last Voyage of the Demeter was among my astir anticipated movies of summertime 2023. Regrettably, the movie onscreen feels little fulfillingly frightening and much frustrating, arsenic its conception and contented look astatine war." — K.P. 

How to watch: The Last Voyage of the Demeter is present playing successful theaters.