Updated on 07/02/2021, 04:59 PM
- Netflix, Amazon, Sky Ticket and Co.: This is the timetable for your streaming week.
- Among them: Marvel supplies and a very special series highlight for gaming fans.
- Streaming replenishment: These exciting movies and series are new to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sky, Apple TV+, Disney+, TVNOW and Starzplay.
For many film and series fans, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sky Ticket and Co. have long been the better cinema. With top-class film highlights and exciting series, the streaming services regularly live up to their reputation. The overview reveals which productions are worth a viewing in the home cinema in the coming week.
“Black Widow” (Disney+)
Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), also known as “Black Widow”, has to deal with a dark chapter of her past in her first solo adventure: Her former instructor Dreykov (Ray Winstone) threatens the world with his army of professional killers. With the support of her foster parents, “Red Guardian” Alexei Shostakov (David Harbour) and Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), as well as her former spy colleague Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Natasha must remember her time as a KGB agent to save the planet.
There is hardly a Marvel character whose solo story fans had wished for longer than that of the tough Soviet agent Natasha Romanoff. The fact that in addition to Scarlett Johansson also high-caliber players such as Rachel Weisz (“The Mummy”), Florence Pugh (“Midsommar”) and David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) could be won for the blockbuster, gives hope for a spectacular comeback.
With “Black Widow”, Marvel returns to the big screen on July 8 after a long Corona forced break. But even home cinema fans will not miss out: The spy thriller will be available in parallel from 9 July on Disney+ with VIP access.
“The Dissident” (Sky Ticket)
Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Hatice Cengiz is waiting for her fiancé Jamal Khashoggi to pick up papers for the couple’s upcoming wedding at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. The Turkish scientist does not yet know that she will never see her partner, a Saudi journalist and dissident, again. For more than two weeks, Khashoggi is considered missing, then the Saudi Arabian government admits his murder by intelligence officials. The cruel act causes horror worldwide – and many question marks.
Bryan Fogel’s documentary “The Dissident” is an attempt to shed light on the darkness: Why did Khashoggi have to die? What really happened that day in Istanbul? And: What role did the Saudi royal family play in the devious crime?
The answers given by Oscar winner Fogel (“Ikarus”) are usually difficult to bear – also because Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz impressively tells the story of a love in the film that found a simply incomprehensible ending. “The Dissident” can be seen from 5 July on Sky Ticket.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (Netflix)
Good news for all gaming fans: For the 25th anniversary of the iconic “Resident Evil” games, two veterans of the series return – in series format. Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield join forces in the new animated series “Infinite Darkness” to fight zombies together again. The fact that the living dead appear just when Leon is supposed to fend off a hacker attack on the White House does not make things any easier.
It’s been 23 years since Leon and Claire made their first appearance in the game “Resident Evil 2”. Even then, they fought in Racoon City, a fictitious US city, against zombies and all sorts of other frightening figures. The fact that Netflix is now dedicating an entire horror series to the two characters is unlikely toonly “Resident Evil” lovers of the first hour will be happy. After all, the games have always stood for a lot of horror and thrills. Netflix is showing “Infinite Darkness” on July 8.
“Djatlov Pass – Death in the Snow” (Sky Ticket)
It was the depths of winter when, in 1959, a group of students embarked on a ski hike into the Ural Mountains. The tour should last 16 days, but even a week after the planned return, there is no trace of the hikers. A little later, a rescue operation brings sad certainty: The search teams come across the bodies of the young men and women on a mountainside. The find is as tragic as it is mysterious: the dead lie mutilated, half buried and without clothes in the snow and their tents seem to have been slashed from the inside.
To this day, it has not been possible to elucidate what actually happened on January 23, 1959 at the Dyatlov Pass. The drama series “Djatlov Pass – Death in the Snow” now dedicates eight episodes to the gruesome find, in which KGB major Oleg Kostin (Pyotr Fedorov) and forensic scientist Katja Schemanova (Mariya Lugovaya) try to find answers.
With the help of Soviet investigative files, the makers have succeeded in linking true events and an exciting fictional story. The Russian series hit starts on July 5 on Sky Ticket.
“Love Life” (Starzplay)
“Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick is back – with a lot of romance in her luggage. In the ten episodes of the new anthology series “Love Life”, Kendrick plays the leading role of Darby Carter, who crashes in New York in search of great love. Already in the first episode, Cupid’s arrow hits the young woman right in the heart when she meets and loves Augie Jeong (Jin Ha) at a party – but the happiness will soon come to an abrupt end.
The series follows Darby over a span of eight years. A long time in which both the protagonist and the audience must learn that in search of great love, one must always be careful not to lose oneself.
“Love Life” succeeds with a refreshing ease in dealing with even difficult topics in an entertaining way, which is not least due to the undeniable charm of Kendrick. The RomCom series can be seen on Starzplay from July 4.
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