With perhaps the biggest week for pop culture fans of the year, with San Diego International 2022 in full swing, Netflix continues to expand its impressive streaming library. For those looking to take a break from all the big announcements and unwind while watching movies and TV, the digital platform has unveiled its latest wave of programming, including some much-anticipated exclusive programs. And CBR is here with the best weekend streaming suggestions to stay cool and up to date with Netflix’s stacked catalog.
Here are the biggest and best movies and TV shows to catch between the Comic-Con International news feeds, from hit original films to new seasons of animated television.
The Gray Man Takes Aim on Netflix
After directing the biggest films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo reunite with Chris Evans for the Netflix original action thriller The gray man. The new film, starring Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick and Rege-Jean Page, is adapted from Mark Greaney’s 2009 novel of the same name. And while they’re also serving as producers on the project, the Russos bring the high-octane mayhem with a lot more bite and fury than the MCU.
Gosling stars as prolific CIA mercenary Court Gentry, who uncovers Fark secrets being guarded by the agency. In response, Gentry’s former colleague Lloyd Hansen (Evans) directs an international manhunt for him, recruiting the world’s greatest assassins to help him. Now on the run, Gentry must pull out all the stops to stay alive as he becomes the world’s most wanted man.
One Piece sets sail with newly arrived episodes
Netflix has significantly increased its presence in the anime community, which includes producing live-action adaptations of popular anime protagonists. An iconic manga/anime franchise finding a new home on Netflix is One piece, created by Eiichiro Oda, who is currently developing a live-action series. Netflix has been adding this steadily One piece episodes of anime series to its streaming library, with the latest wave hitting the digital platform this week.
While there is still a significant amount of One piece Not yet on Netflix, the streaming service has been adding seasons to its library like clockwork. The latest additions to the catalog continue the swashbuckling adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates as they search for the mythical One Piece treasure. And with over a thousand episodes available to stream now, One piece Fans have plenty of material to keep them occupied while awaiting the live-action adaptation.
Umma gives K-Horror a motherly twist
K-horror goes generation-spanning in new scary movie ummah, written and directed by Iris K. Shim and starring Sandra Oh. Oh stars as Amanda, a farmer and single mother in California, who has to deal with her daughter Chrissy, who is preparing to go to college, and the death of her estranged mother in Korea. After Amanda receives her mother’s ashes, Amanda’s past family traumas resurface while a twisted curse causes her to become possessed by her mother’s malevolent spirit.
ummah stars in a cleverly directed horror film that offers a different take on haunted possession tropes, generational trauma and cultural dysfunction. Oh, along with co-star Fivel Stewart, leads a more intimate kind of scary story when the possessed Amanda begins threatening her teenage daughter. For a Korean-American twist on horror, ummah delivers the spectral thrill with a strong emotional core.
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous opens for a new season
One of the best things to come out of the new wave of Jurassic Park Content that started in 2015 Jurassic world is the original animated series from Netflix Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous. In the wake of Jurassic World Dominion, Camp Cretaceous ends this week with its fifth and final season. And as campers gear up for more dinosaurs, the series will be ending with a bang.
Follow a group of kids stranded on the dinosaur resort island of Isla Nublar after the dinosaurs escaped and wreaked havoc during the events of Jurassic world, Camp Cretaceous took its main characters off the island. However, Darius, Yaz and their friends are far from safe when they learn that they are on a more remote island with a sinister corporation intent on capitalizing on the genetic research being used to suggest the prehistoric beasts to revive from extinction. Following on from the movies Camp Cretaceous Season 5 wraps up the ongoing storylines as its characters move to save the dinosaurs from corporate exploitation, with many hijinks along the way.
The Toronto man continues to wow
During the action comedy The man from Toronto Available to stream for a month, the Netflix original film continues to be one of the streaming service’s most popular programs. The film, starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, brings an unlikely duo together over their heads. And for viewers who might have missed it The man from Toronto After debuting last June, now is the perfect time to catch the acclaimed buddy comedy.
Hart plays an unlucky athletic coach named Teddy who accidentally encounters a brutal assassin named Randy, played by Harrelson. Recruited by the FBI to pose as Randy to thwart an imminent assassination attempt, Teddy and the actual Randy embark on a dysfunctional team. Blending the thrill of spying with Hart’s comedic skills, Hart and Harrelson form an effective cinematic duo.