Triangle of Sorrow, A Man Called Otto and other movies that are new to streaming

It’s awards season, and you know what that means: more and more award candidates are hitting streaming services.

Nominated for Best Picture this week Triangle of Sorrow lands on Hulu, the animated candidate Marcel shell in boots shuffles its way to Showtime and is nominated multiple times Livingbased on the greatest movie of all time, appears on VOD.

That’s not all – there’s a new romantic comedy on Netflix called house party remake on HBO Max by Tom Hanks A man named Ottoand much more to choose from this week when deciding what to watch at home.

Let’s get into it.

New on Netflix

Love at first kiss

Where to watch: Available for streaming on Netflix

The couple is standing together on the street in love from the first kiss.  On the left, a person with pink hair wears a leopard print coat and holds a cat.  On the right, a person wears a long black coat and holds a potted plant

Image: Netflix

Genre: Romantic comedy
Working time: 1h 36m
Director: Alauda Ruiz de Azua
To throw: Alvaro Cervantes, Silvia Alonso, Gorka Otxoa

This romantic comedy from Spain is about a young man who discovers as a teenager that he can see his entire future with someone that plays out from the first kiss. Now an adult and running a struggling book publisher, he continues to search for his soul mate.

New on Hulu

Triangle of Sorrow

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

Models Yaya (Charlbi Dean) and Carl (Harris Dickinson) lie in bathing suits on white deckchairs aboard a yacht in the Triangle of Sorrows, Yaya is holding her phone and smiling off-screen, and Carl looks concerned

Photo: Fredrik Wenzel/Plattform Produktion

Genre: Drama
Working time: 2h 27m
Director: Ruben Ostlund
To throw: Harris Dickinson, Charlby Dean, Dolly de Leon

One of the many rich and powerful satires released in 2022, Triangle of Sorrow is the second winner of the Palme d’Or by Swedish director Ruben Östlund at Cannes (Placealthough I prefer Higher power). This one follows a group of rich people on a luxury cruise and what happens when things go horribly wrong.

New on HBO Max

house party

Where to watch: Available to stream on HBO Max

Two House Party stars look at one of LeBron James' championship rings in a glass case at House Party.

Photo: Warner Media

Genre: Comedy
Working time: 1h 41m
Director: calm
To throw: Tosin Cole, Jacob Latimore, Karen Obilom

This remake of the 1990 classic Kid ‘n Play marks the feature-length debut of music video director Calmatica (best known for the music video “Old Town Road”) and stars Tosin Cole and Jacob Latimore as two young friends hired to clean LeBron’s James mansion. When they throw a party instead, it gets wild. The litany of all-star performances includes Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg, LeBron James and teammate Anthony Davis, and of course, Kid ‘n Play.

New on Showtime

Marcel shell in boots

Where to watch: Available to stream on Showtime

Marcel the Shell, a tiny shell voiced by Jenny Slate, stands on the keyboard in Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Photo: A24

Genre: Comedy-drama
Operating time: 1h 30m
Director: Dean Fleischer’s camp
To throw: Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann

This is a full-length adaptation of the beloved YouTube series, featuring a tiny shell that wears boots (voiced by Jenny Slate) and philosophizes from the perspective of a tiny pint.

From our review:

Saying the deep things casually in a delightfully direct way is something of a Marcel. Marcel shell in boots he gets a remarkable amount of runs from Marcel making simple, unusual observations about the people and things around him. Given that Marcel’s original films were less than 12 minutes in total, it’s a testament to the strength of the script that the full-length version of his schtick never gets old. (The film is also relatively short at 89 minutes, but still.) The dramatic plot of this magical-realistic comedy is delicate: Dean’s YouTube videos of Marcel bring them viral fame that excites and terrifies them both. The jokes are also gentle and cute.

New in Shudder

Spoon of sugar

Where to watch: Available to stream on Shudder and AMC Plus

A young girl sits next to a young boy in an astronaut suit in front of a house in Spoonful of Sugar.

Photo: AMC Networks

Genre: Horror
Working time: 1h 34m
Director: Mercedes Bryce Morgan
To throw: Morgan Saylor, Kat Foster, Myko Oliver

Millicent (Morgan Saylor), a suspiciously young woman, is hired to care for Johnny (Danilo Crovetti), a young mute boy who suffers from a mix of illnesses and life-threatening allergies. As Millicent grows up to learn more about the baby’s family’s dark secrets and develops an unhealthy attraction to the boy’s father (Myko Olivier), she begins to take matters into her own hands to ensure she is never separated from her family again – ever. Judging by the appearance of the trailer, Spoon of sugar seems to be the kind of horror that lands somewhere in between Orphan, Saint Maud, AND A cure for well-being.

New on VOD

Magic Mike’s last dance

Where to watch: Available for rent for $19.99 on Amazon, Apple and Vudu

Mike Channinga Tatuma, now with a bubble haircut, lifts his shirt so Salma Hayek's character can touch his stomach in Mike's Last Dance Magic

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

Genre: Comedy-drama
Working time: 1h 52m
Director: Steven Soderbergh
To throw: Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek, Ayub Khan Din

One of the sexiest cinematic series comes to an end with the final part of the Magic Mike trilogy. Steven Soderbergh returns to the director’s chair in this film in which Channing Tatuma’s Mike becomes the “man to keep” for the very wealthy Salma Hayek.

From our review:

In general, Magic Mike’s last dance it has the character of a stage musical, complemented by great emotions expressed in song – or a half-naked interpretive dance in artificial rain, as the case may be. It’s a lustful, aspirational fairy tale featuring twisted scripts, luxury wardrobe choices, and a London where working-class Adonis stage impromptu flash mobs in double-decker buses. (This scene briefly turns the film into a jazz whim a la italian job, but with the intention of seducing an uptight bureaucrat rather than stealing $4 million in gold bars.) But allowing love and money to complicate the original pleasure of watching muscular men in tracksuits spin around in circles ultimately dilutes the once simple pleasures of film. Maybe you jargon have it all.

A man named Otto

Where to watch: Available for purchase for $14.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Tom Hanks reads a picture book to two screaming children (in a joyful way) in A Man Called Otto.

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Genre: Comedy-drama
Working time: 2h 6m
Director: Brand Forster
To throw: Tom Hanks, Mariana Trevino, Rachel Keller

Tom Hanks plays against type in this comedy-drama adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s 2012 novel A man named Ove as a grumpy, lonely widower who, despite his antisocial nature, inadvertently strikes up a friendship with his new neighbor and their child.


Where to watch: Available for rent for $19.99 on Amazon, Apple and Vudu

Bill Nighy, wearing a pinstripe suit, is typing at a table in a restaurant in Living.

Photo: Lionsgate UK

Genre: Drama
Working time: 1h 42m
Director: Oliver Hermanus
To throw: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp

Nominated for two Oscars (Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor in a Leading Role), Living is an adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s drama masterpiece Ikiru. Nighy plays an office worker who receives a harsh medical diagnosis and decides to make the most of his remaining time.

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