Thanks to the arrival of Tokyo Vice, All the Old Knives and many other high-profile new series in recent weeks, it’s been an exceptionally busy period on streaming services – but the next few days are a refreshingly muted affair.
That’s not to say there’s nothing new to watch, mind, though this weekend’s additions are decidedly less headline-grabbing than we’ve become accustomed to. Michael Mann’s Tokyo Vice leads the line on HBO Max, while All the Old Knives adds some intrigue to proceedings on Prime Video, but you’ll be pleased (or disappointed?) to hear that there’s not a superhero in sight on any of the major streamers.
Below, then, we’ve rounded up the 3 biggest new movies and TV shows available to stream on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend.
Tokyo Vice (HBO Max)
Michael Mann fans, rejoice! Tokyo Vice is the first TV series directed by the Heat filmmaker in over a decade, and serves as an unofficial companion to his 2006 movie, Miami Vice.
Based on the 2009 memoir of the same name by investigative journalist Jake Adelstein, this 10-episode crime drama – which critics have praised as “pulsating” – finds Ansel Elgort (as Adelstein) getting in too deep with the Japanese yakuza as he chases a newspaper story in 1990s Tokyo. Tony award-winning playwright J.T. Rogers adapted the screenplay for this one, while Ken Watanabe and Rachel Keller star alongside Elgort.
Tokyo Vice’s first three episodes are available to stream now on HBO Max, with the remaining entries arriving every Thursday in two-episode instalments. UK viewers will be able to catch the series on StarzPlay (via Prime Video) next month.
Now available to stream on HBO Max.
All the Old Knives (Prime Video)
In the mood for more suspense? All the Old Knives, an Amazon-produced adaptation of Olen Steinhauer’s celebrated novel, looks to have it in spades.
Starring the powerhouse quartet of Chris Pine, Thandiwe Newton, Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce, this feature-length thriller follows an investigation to uncover the identity of a CIA mole who may have aided the hijacking of a Jordanian passenger plane.
Reviews for this one have been decidedly mixed so far, though fans of John le Carré-esque narratives will likely find plenty of intrigue to enjoy here.
Now available to stream on Prime Video.
Metal Lords (Netflix)
Game of Thrones co-showrunner D.B. Weiss swaps dragons for drums with his new Netflix movie, Metal Lords.
Fronted by It star Jaeden Martell, this one follows an unlikely trio of high school students – a shy cellist and geeky drummer among them – who team up to compete in a Battle of the Bands competition.
The trailer suggests Metal Lords is a little more than run-of-the-mill comedy in the vein of 2003’s (admittedly excellent) School of Rock, but critics have described the movie as “a true love letter to the metal genre.” Perhaps, then, Black Sabbath fans should give it a spin.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
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