Here’s what’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services, starting Friday. Find more recommendations and trailers can be found with this story at inland360.com.
Top streams for the week
Paul Rudd stars as a depressed, middle-aged burnout who is replaced with a better version of himself in “Living with Yourself,” a Netflix Original series that takes cloning to a level of existential absurdity. It’s now streaming.
The anthology series “Modern Love” explores love in its many forms in short stories drawn from the popular column in the New York Times. Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel and Tina Fey are among the stars of the debut season. It’s streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
A frustrated teen (Charlie Plummer) struggles to find himself while dealing with first love at a boarding school in “Looking For Alaska,” a limited series adapted from John Green’s young adult novel. It’s streaming on Hulu.
Meryl Streep plays a widow who inadvertently uncovers an international financial scandal in “The Laundromat” (2019, R), a film that uses humor to explore the crimes exposed in The Panama Papers. Steven Soderbergh directs the Netflix Original feature.
New Halloween arrivals: Armie Hammer is a screwed-up bartender targeted by dark spirits in “Wounds” (2019, R), costarring Dakota Johnson and Zazie Beetz (it comes to Hulu from the festival circuit); and a stricken child undergoes experimental treatments with terrifying side effects in “Eli” (2019, not rated), a Netflix Original Film starring Kelly Reilly and Lili Taylor.
Cult pick: Meat is precious enough to kill for in the deliciously black comedy “Delicatessen” (France, 1992, R, with subtitles), a cannibal farce with a surreal sense of humor. It’s streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand
In “Crawl” (2019, R), a young woman and her injured father (Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper) are trapped under their Florida home with a vicious alligator during a raging hurricane with rising floodwaters.
True stories: twin brothers confront a dark family secret in “Tell Me Who I Am” (2019, not rated) and the nonfiction series “Unnatural Selection: Season 1” looks into the triumphs and the potential dangers of gene editing.
Amazon Prime Video
Indie Canadian horror “Ginger Snaps” (2001, not rated) combines werewolf lore with puberty for an inspired piece of female-centered horror.
Tessa Thompson and Lily James are estranged sisters in “Little Woods” (2019, R), a drama set in the opioid crisis of the American Midwest.
Showtime presents the original documentary “Sid & Judy” (2019, TV-14), a look at the life of icon Judy Garland.
New on disc and at Redbox this week
“Crawl,” “Stuber,” “The Art of Self-Defense” and “3 From Hell”
Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at http://streamondemandathome.com.