Morbius, Netflix’s Spider Head and more new movies to watch at home

Happy Friday, Polygon readers! This week you will find many new releases of films on streaming services, as well as for rental or purchase via VOD.

Netflix is ​​leading this week. Spider, a new film by Joseph Kosinski. Kosinsky sent Top Shooter: Maverickone of our best films of 2022, and Polygon readers may also remember his famous Gears of War commercial since 2006. This time he is working with Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and the Deadpool and 6 Underground brain fiction.

It would be remiss not to mention Morbius, which is now available at a reduced rental price of $5.99. Please Morb responsibly.

Also released is the long-awaited release of Phil Tippett’s nightmarish horror Mad Godtwo recent Oscar nominees making their streaming debut, a bunch of new Netflix action movies and more!


Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

Chris Hemsworth and a few others on a speedboat in Netflix's Spider Head.

Image: Netflix

Top Shooter: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski and writers Dead Pool come together to adapt George Saunders’ dystopian story” is a true description of a real film that actually exists. The action takes place in a state-of-the-art prison where inmates are forced to undergo a series of mind-altering drug tests in exchange for a reduced sentence. Spider follows the story of Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzie (Jernie Smollett), two test subjects who form an unlikely bond under the watchful eye of Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), an elusive tech visionary whose insane “living better with chemistry” philosophy threatens sanity (and life) ) everyone in the facility.

From our review:

Despite the dystopian premise, Kosinski adds a touch of Spider. The colorful cinematography and energetic editing contrast with the characters’ tragic backstories and bleak living conditions, and highlight the disparity between the chemically-induced highs and nightmarish lows of Abnesti’s experiments. Halfway through the film, Abnesti asks Jeff to describe the worst day of his life as the two of them using a drug to feel good. Jeff remembers the day his father left him, laughing hysterically the whole time. This general vibe of emotional whip running through Spiderand Kosinski uses his sinister undertones effectively.


Where to see: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple and Vudu.

Dr. Dr. Dr. Michael Morbius growling at Morbius.

Image: Sony Pictures

Sony’s latest Marvel movie is another anti-hero story that stars Jared Leto as doctor-turned-vampire Michael Morbius. When he tests the cure for his rare blood disease, he transforms into the godless creature you see above. And now you can rent it for a discounted price of $5.99.

From our review:

One of the important lessons Venomsuccess was that if unimaginative superhero films must be churned out, they can still feel worthy if fueled by smart, fun performances. Audiences go for the characters they love, but they also come for the characters they play. peopleactors who give them strange quirks and special mannerisms. Morbius this is what happens when there is a studio desire for another Venombut without much thought about how Venom associated with someone. This is just to tap into the growing crossover franchise. (As shown by a couple of pointless mid-credits scenes.)

The worst person in the world

Where to see: Available to stream on Hulu

Image: Neon

The third film in the so-called “Oslo trilogy” directed by Joachim Trier. The worst person in the world It’s a romantic black comedy centered on Julie (Renate Reinswe), a medical student stumbling over a disappointing personal life and a difficult career path. Following her through four years of her life, the film explores Julie’s delayed maturation and her emotional addictions to love, life, and professional success.

From our roundup of the best films of 2021:

Trier pepper in magically realistic touches that further bring to life an already compelling scenario supported by detailed 3D characters. Reinswe’s groundbreaking acting gives the film its brightest element. She captivatingly conveys her character’s conflicted state, with an enticing spark and genuine personality. Always memorable actor Anders Danielsen Lee, Trier’s regular collaborator, complements her performance with a heartbreaking yet intellectually challenging role as one of her partners.

Mad God

Where to see: Available for streaming on Shudder

An assassin wearing a gas mask holds a light in a dark underground corridor in Mad God.

Image: Studio Tippett

Visual effects artist Phil Tippett has been around for nearly 30 years. Mad God it is a nightmarish odyssey through the dystopian world of Boschian grotesques and phantasmagoric landscapes. While the film’s plot takes a backseat to its visuals, the story more or less follows a mysterious figure known as “The Killer” as he descends into a world of titans and monsters on an unspecified quest.

Father of the bride

Where to see: Available to stream on HBO Max

Andy Garcia and Adria Arjona in Father of the Bride 2022.

Image: HBO Max

Third film adaptation of Edward Streeter’s 1949 novel, starring Andy Garcia and Adria Arjona as father and bride, respectively. Unlike the 1950 version with Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor or the 1991 film with Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Kimberly Williams, the new adaptation focuses on the Cuban-American family.

Lunana: Yak in the classroom

Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

Children in the classroom, a yak is visible in the background.

Image: Dangphu Dingphu/Samuel Goldwyn Films

This year’s Oscar nominee for Best International Feature Film. Lunana: Yak in the classroom is a drama from Bhutan about a teacher who dreams of becoming a singer who is assigned to a class in a small mountain village.

Good luck Leo Grande

Where to see: Available to stream on Hulu

Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack sit half-dressed on a bed in Good Luck Leo Grande.

Image: spotlight pictures

Directed by Sophie HydeAnimals) and comedy writer Kathy Brand teamed up for this sex comedy starring Emma Thompson as a retired widow who hires a sex worker (Daryl McCormack) hoping to spice things up and experience something new.

Jerry and Marge are getting big

Where to see: Available to stream on Paramount Plus

Annette Bening as Marge Selby fondles Bryan Cranston as Jerry Selby in Jerry and Marge Go Big.

Photo: Jake Giles Netter/Paramount Plus

The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel directed this comedy based on true events written by retarded development writer Brad Copeland. Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening play a couple who win the lottery using math and then use the money to improve their city.

Cha Cha Real Smooth

Where to see: Available to stream on Apple TV Plus

Cooper Reiff holding a glass of Cha Cha Real Smooth wine.

Image: Apple TV Plus

In this Sundance favorite, writer-director Cooper Reiff plays a man who works as a “party motivator” who befriends a mom (Dakota Johnson) and her daughter (Vanessa Burghardt) at a bar mitzvah.


Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

Bonko Joza raises a glass in

Image: Netflix

This South African crime thriller was created by French director Fabien Martorell, who previously worked on documentaries and short films. Set in Johannesburg, the film follows the kidnapping of a young woman by a gangster and her parents’ attempts to save her.


Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

Riders line up on motorcycles in Centauro.

Image: Netflix

This crime thriller from Spain follows Raf (Alex Monner), a professional motorcycle racer. When his mother gets in trouble with bad people, he uses his unique skill set to help her, but won’t that put his career in jeopardy?

Downton Abbey: a new era

Where to see: Available to rent for $19.99 at Amazon, Appleand voodoo

Harry Hadden-Paton as Bertie Pelham, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, Tuppence Middleton as Lucy Smith and Allen Leach as Tom Branson in Downton Abbey: A New Era.

Photo: Ben Blackall/Focus Features

Continuation of 2019 downton abbey movie, this new installment in the long-running franchise is coming to theaters on video-on-demand. In this film, the Crowley family travels to France to collect a mysterious inheritance.

Stu’s father

Where to see: Available to rent for $5.99 at Amazon, Appleand voodoo

Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) in Columbia Pictures' FATHER STU.

Photo: Karen Ballard/Sony Pictures

Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson star in this religious film about a former boxer who becomes a Catholic priest. Now it can be rented at a discounted price of $5.99.

counter attack

Where to see: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple and Vudu.

Randy Couture wears a ski mask in Blowback.

Image: Saban Films

Former UFC champion Randy Couture stars alongside Cam Gigandet and Louis Mandilor in this crime thriller about a thief seeking revenge on the team that betrayed him. Apparently, there is also a story about cryptocurrency.

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