Stream on Demand: the life of Colin Kaepernick in ‘Black & White’
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Best streams of the week
“Colin in black and white” (TV-14) features football legend Colin Kaepernick’s high school years and the experiences that inspired him to become an activist. Kaepernick recounts the six-episode limited series he created with Ava DuVernay. (Netflix)
The drama of basketball “Swagger” (TV-MA) with O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Isaiah Hill draws on NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s experiences as a young baseball player on and off the field. Three episodes available, new episodes on Friday. (Apple TV +)
Tony-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hanime musical is brought to screen by director Jon M. Chu in “In the heights” (2021, PG-13), with Anthony Ramos in the role created by Miranda. It’s back on HBO Max.
Stuff for Kids: A crew of intergalactic teens heads to space aboard an abandoned Starfleet ship in the animation “Star Trek: Prodigy” (TV-Y7), the first original “Star Trek” series created for young viewers. Kate Mulgrew reprise her role as Cpt. Janeway. (Paramount +)
Young woman (Kate Siegel) finds her intense hypnotherapy sessions have deadly consequences in “Hypnotic” (TV-14). (Netflix)
“Paranormal activity: next of kin” (2021, R), the seventh film in the found footage horror series, hits theaters and debuts on Paramount +.
Anthology of Horror “Black Horror” (2021, unrated) features short films by black directors and screenwriters, and the documentary series “Behind the monsters” (unrated) explores modern horror icons from Freddy Krueger to Candyman. (Thrill and AMC +)
Pay-Per-View / Video on demand
Matt Damon is an American thug in Marseille to help his daughter, who is in prison for a murder she did not commit, in “Still water” (2021, R). Another novelty:
supervillain action sequel “The suicide squad” (2021, R) with Margot Robbie, Idris Elba and John Cena;
horror sequel “Don’t breathe 2” (2021, R) with Stephen Lang. All on DVD and on Redbox.
Matthias Schweighofer conducts and stars in “Army of Thieves” (2021, TV-MA), a heist thriller starring Nathalie Emmanuel.
True Stories: The Edgar Wright Documentary “The Sparks Brothers” (2021, R) profiles the cult rock band Sparks and their founders, Ron and Russell Mael.
TV Streaming: Saweetie and a positive sex puppet troupe present “Sex: uncompressed” (TV-MA), using humor to explore human sexuality.
Amazon Prime Video
“Fairfax” (TV-MA) is an adult animated comedy about four Los Angeles college kids trying to establish their cool credentials.
In “Women are losers” (2021, TV-MA), a bright and talented Catholic schoolgirl (Lorenza Izzo) in the 1960s in San Francisco overcomes obstacles to chart her own future.
Issa Rae returns for fifth and final season of award-winning series “Unsafe” (TV-MA).
‘Vera’ creator Ann Cleeves writes the mystery of the limited series “The long call” (unrated), starring Ben Aldridge as a police detective whose first murder case takes him to his hometown. (BritBox)
The limited series “Nox” (France, 2018, TV-MA, with subtitles) is a crime thriller that plunges a bank robber and the police into the sewers and tunnels beneath Paris. (Topic)
New on disc and available at Redbox
“The Suicide Squad”, “Stillwater”, “Don’t Breathe 2”, “On the Rocks”
Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews are available on streamondemandathome.com.