The Northman, Netflix’s Interceptor, and more new movies to watch at home

Happy Friday, Polygon readers! This week is light on new movies on VOD or on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus, but we’re here nonetheless for a look at the options for watching at home.

This week includes Northman Broadcasting debut on Peacock, gay talk Pride and prejudice Adapted from Hulu, a new action movie on Netflix, Disney Plus’ star girl A sequel, and more to check out. Let’s dive in.


Northman

Where to watch: Available to stream on Peacock

Alexander SkarsgÄrd and Anya Taylor-Joy on horseback by the sea at Northman

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The visceral historical revenge drama Robert Eggers Northman It tells the story of Amelith (Alexander Skarsgard), the son of a deposed king (Ethan Hawke), who flees his home after his father is betrayed and murdered by his uncle Vuelnir (Clais Pang). Destined to avenge his father’s death, Amelith travels to Iceland disguised as a slave and, with the help of a witch named Olga (Anya Taylor Joy), initiates a plot for revenge.

From Our review:

The violence that followed (and preceded) Amelith’s arrival in Iceland is bloody and graphic, and Eggers depicts Viking raids on humble villages in impressively designed tracking shots that slide through the death rattles and mud and gurgles of dozens of burlap-clad extras. The dialogue similarly mixes savagery and savagery: one of the characters strangles the curse of death, promising to harm his killer so that “flaming revenge narrows your body.” Another optimist says to a friend, “Together we will rage on the corpse battlefield.” Set it all against a majestic Icelandic landscape and a backdrop of blaring drums and deep bass cheers rolling like a thunderstorm, and the effect is suitably stunning.

fire island

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

Margaret Cho, Thomas Matos, Bowen Yang, Joel Kim Buster and Matt Rogers from Fire Island.

Photo: Jeong Park / Searchlight Pictures

Joel Kim Booster stars in this modern gay adaptation directed by Andrew Ahn and written by Booster. It follows a group of friends who travel to their Fire Island vacation spot for one life-changing summer. With Booster, SNL’s Bowen Yang, and Margaret Cho, it promises to be fun and playful.

Interceptor

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Elsa Pataky as JJ Collins and disarming the opponent in The Interceptor.

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australian american drama Interceptor It stars Elsa Pataky as J.J. Collins, a resilient and battleground army captain in charge of a nuclear missile base in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after being expelled from the Pentagon. When terrorists launch a coordinated attack on the base, Collins is forced to use her years of tactical training to thwart the machinations of a former intelligence officer and prevent nuclear annihilation.

Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets

Where to watch: Available to stream on HBO Max

Young Dumbledore holding a locket at Hogwarts in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

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Harry Potter’s corpse sways with the third installment in the Fantastic Beasts series. It is now available to watch on HBO Max.

From Our review:

Newt’s quirky, anti-climate quest to secure and deliver his precious cargo lacks the delightful curiosity that provided the first Fantastic beasts A much-needed bump in magic. An iconic theater scene pits Newt and his brother Theseus (Calum Turner) against a crusty leviathan in a Panopticon-style prison tower, as the boys engage in a ridiculous crab picnic, reminding viewers that hilarious play now and then won’t hurt anyone. Regardless, the newt’s piece of plot is just as subtle as its aesthetic: series director David Yates conveys that this part of the story is put into the past by classifying everything to gray or powdered brown. It’s hard to imagine a child fascinated by this movie in real life, and it’s frustrating to realize that the intended audience here is probably older than kids, yet unwilling to leave this universe behind.

Hollywood Star Girl

Where to watch: Available to stream on Disney Plus

(LR): Grace VanderWaal as Stargirl Caraway and Elijah Richardson as Evan in Disney's live-action Hollywood Stargirl, exclusively on Disney Plus.

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Director Julia Hart (fast color) This sequel belongs to Disney Plus movie 2020 star girl. Like the First Amendment, this one swings wildly from the source material: Hollywood Star Girl It is a direct sequel to the movie and not an adaptation of the original novel. Love, star girl. When her mother, Anna (Judy Greer), is hired to act on a movie, Stargirl (Grace VanderWaal) uproots her life and makes new friends in Los Angeles.

fire music

Where to watch: Available to stream on the Standard channel

Ornette Coleman as seen in the documentary

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Documentary Tom Surgal 2018 fire music A graph of the evolution and legacy of free jazz, one of America’s experimental and innovative art forms. Showcasing the likes of John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, fire music It is a diverse dive into the world of jazz in the 1960s that draws a direct line from the avant-garde of the time to the experimentation of the present.

Karen Dalton: In my own time

Where to watch: Available to stream on the Standard channel

Karen Dalton plays guitar and holds a cigarette in the documentary Karen Dalton: In My Own Time.

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This documentary about the legendary singer premiered in 2020, had a limited theatrical release in 2021, and now debuts in 2022. The highly influential musician who inspired Nick Cave (appearing in the documentary), Joanna Newsom, and many more Others, Dalton never reached the level of fame and popularity as many artists who followed in her footsteps. This documentary promises an inside look at old fans and an introduction to new fans.

Dashcam

Where to watch: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon and Vudu

A woman stands in the middle of a road at night lit by the headlights of a car in a Dashcam.

Photo: Momentum Pictures

This new Blumhouse horror movie was shot entirely with an iPhone and dashboard camera. It follows a musician (played by real-life musician Annie Hardy) who leaves the United States for the United Kingdom to avoid a pandemic lockdown. When you pick up an unexpected passenger on the road, things take a turn for the worse.

not human

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

Brianne Tju & nbsp;  She rests a sword on her shoulder in the movie Unhuman.

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The latest installment of the “high school zombie comedy” comes from Marcus Dunstan, co-writer of the fourth through seventh series of Saw. in not humana group of high school students survive a bus accident only to find the zombies where they crashed.

white elephant

Where to watch: Available to rent for $3.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Bruce Willis as mob boss Arnold Solomon in White Elephant.

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Jesse V. Johnson, Live Video Director (There was no anger in hellAnd the revenge) with this crime movie. Michael Rucker plays a former marine who now works with the mob and orders the murder of a police officer (Olga Kurylenko), who witnessed an assassination attempt by gang leader Arnold Solomon (Bruce Willis). Johnson, a former acrobat who worked with Willis early in their career, I spoke with the Los Angeles Times About the movie and why he didn’t feel comfortable making more movies with Willis after this experience.