8 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend (October 28)

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Hold the front page! We’ve upped our usual seven streaming recommendations to eight this week, such is how often Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and the others release new movies and TV shows for viewers to enjoy.

It’s been a prolific few days on Netflix, including Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, The Good Nurse, All Silent on the Western Front, The Bastard Son and The Devil Himself. and Wendell & Wild all arrive within days of each other. And that’s before I mention Tales of the Jedi on Disney+ and the return of The White Lotus to HBO Max.

Below, then, we’ve rounded up eight of the biggest new movies and TV shows to watch on streaming services this weekend.

The White Lotus season 2 (HBO Max)

HBO’s Hawaiian drama series The White Lotus won 10 trophies at the 2022 Emmy Awards, and now the show returns for its highly anticipated second season.

This time around, the proceedings veer away from the titular resort town at the heart of the show’s first season and towards a glitzy new hotel in Sicily. The excellent Jennifer Coolidge reprises her role as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt, but the season 2 cast – which includes Aubrey Plaza, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hollander and Theo James – is otherwise entirely new.

The White Lotus Season 2 premiere will be available to stream on HBO Max in the US (and on Sky and Now in the UK) from Sunday. The remaining six installments are expected to arrive on a weekly basis until December 11.

Available to stream on HBO Max, Sky and Now starting Sunday.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities (Netflix)

Guillermo del Toro has had a busy few years. Barely 10 months after the release of Nightmare Alley – and two months before unveiling his next film, Pinocchio – the Oscar-winning filmmaker brings his talents to the small screen with Cabinet of Curiosities.

Originally titled 10 After Midnight, this eight-part horror anthology series tells a variety of twisted fairy tale stories, each with its own cast and style. Andrew Lincoln stars Peter Weller, Eric Andre, Rupert Grint and Tim Blake Nelson, while Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) are among the series’ many directors.

Two new episodes of Cabinet of Curiosities have been released every day since Tuesday – unlike Netflix’s usual trend of shows arriving in their entirety – but all eight episodes are now available to stream.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

The Good Nurse (Netflix)

Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain go Oscar-hunting in The Good Nurse – which is not, despite its title, a prequel to The Good Doctor.

Based on events documented in Charles Graeber’s book of the same name, this new netflix movie follows the murderous exploits of real life serial killer Charles Cullen (Redmayne). Chastain plays Cullen’s colleague, Amy Loughren, the nurse who would go on to expose her habitual poisoning of dozens of patients over a period of sixteen years.

Out of Netflix’s wide array of movies, The Good Nurse is a smaller deal than, say, Don’t look up — but its shocking tale of gross criminal negligence packs a punch more than the big-budget drama of the streamer’s star blockbusters.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Tales of the Jedi (Disney Plus)

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again: another new star wars tv show is here.

Like Star Wars: Visions before it, Tales of the Jedi is an animated anthology series that jumps between different characters in the Star Wars universe. But in this Dave Filoni-created show, the visual style – which is similar to The Clone Wars – remains the same throughout, and each story focuses on a different notable Jedi.

Ahsoka (Ashley Eckstein) and Count Dooku (Corey Burton) are among the Jedi subjects of Season 1, and all six 15-minute episodes of the series are available to stream on Disney Plus now.

Now available to stream on Disney Plus.

All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix)

It’s been a few years since Dunkirk and 1917 reminded audiences of the horrors of war, and Netflix hopes its new film, All Quiet on the Western Front, will have the same impact as those Oscar-winning productions.

Based on Erich Maria Remarque’s World War I historical novel of the same name (which was first adapted into a feature film in 1930), this German-language film tells the story of a young German soldier ( Felix Kammerer) whose naïve expectations of fighting for his country are turned upside down by the harsh reality of war.

All Quiet on the Western Front has been hailed by critics as gritty, snappy and poignant – but don’t expect this one to be particularly joyful.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Devil’s Hour (Prime Video)

Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) and former Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi lead the cast of Prime Video’s new psychological horror series, The Devil’s Hour.

This six-episode show follows Lucy (Raine), a young woman who wakes up at the same time every night in the middle of the so-called Devil’s Hour. Why? Nobody knows, except maybe Gideon (Capaldi), a Hannibal Lecter-esque serial killer with a lot on his mind.

Critics have praised Devil’s Hour for being a clever and sinister update to the tried-and-true police procedural formula, so we suggest giving it a try if you’re into your twisty crime dramas.

Now available to stream on Prime Video.

The Bastard Son and the Devil Himself (Netflix)

Giri/Haji and Meet Screenwriter Joe Barton returns to the small screen with the new Netflix series The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself.

Adapted from the Half Bad novel series by Sally Green, this eight-episode series centers on Nathan (Jay Lycurgo), a teenager who happens to be the illegitimate son of the world’s most dangerous witch. Reluctant to follow in his murderous father’s footsteps, he tries (but mostly fails) to stay out of trouble.

The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself may be based on young adult fiction, but its gruesome visuals suggest anything but that. Netflix itself described the show as “a really ****** ride”, so we reckon it could be a perfect pre-Halloween viewing.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Wendell & Wild (Netflix)

The fourth (fourth!) recommendation from Netflix this week is the stop-motion animated adventure Wendell & Wild.

From the mind of Henry Selick (Coraline) and Jordan Peele (Nope), this new Netflix film follows two scheming demon brothers, Wendell and Wild (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele), who enlist the help of a teenage girl (Lyric Ross) to summon them to the Land of the Living. Angela Bassett, James Hong and Ving Rhames also star.

Wendell & Wild has been called a “messy but imaginative ride” by critics, and current Laika cinephiles will likely find plenty of supernatural sorcery to enjoy here.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

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