Streaming This Week: August 7

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We are now on the first Friday of August, which means we’re inching through the year. As always, streaming services are here to provide great content for entertainment. These are the films and TV shows streaming this week.

August 7

Jexi (Showtime)

Streaming on Netflix
Courtesy of Lionsgate

The 2019 romantic comedy stars Adam DeVine. He plays a socially awkward person who becomes increasingly attached to his self-aware smartphone, equipped with a virtual assistant voiced by Rose Byrne.

To watch “Jexi,” click here.

Also streaming:

Alta Mar/High Seas: Season 3 (Netflix)

Berlin, Berlin (Netflix)

¡Nailed It! México: Season 2 (Netflix)

Selling Sunset: Season 3 (Netflix)

Sing On! Germany (Netflix)

Tiny Creatures (Netflix)

Work It (Netflix)

Hidden Kingdoms of China (Disney Plus)

Howard (Disney Plus)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Disney Plus)

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Adventure Awaits (Disney Plus)

The Peanuts Movie (Disney Plus)

X-Men (Disney Plus)

Jessy & Nessy: Season 1B (Amazon Prime Video)

Habla Now (HBO) (HBO Max)

August 8

Richard Jewell (HBO Max)

Streaming on HBO Max
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Clint Eastwood directs the 2019 biographical drama. Paul Walter Hauser stars as the titular character, a security guard who finds a bomb during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He alerts the authorities, only to be accused of being the perpetrator behind the attempted attack.

To watch “Richard Jewell,” click here.

Also streaming:

The Promise (Netflix)

We Summon the Darkness (Netflix)

Countdown (Showtime)

August 9

Perry Mason: Season 1 (HBO) (HBO Max)

Streaming on HBO Max
Courtesy of HBO

The first season of the HBO period drama based on writer Erle Stanley Gardner’s iconic character stars Matthew Rhys. Set in the early 1930s, the show focuses on Mason, as he is hired to investigate a child kidnapping that becomes something much more dangerous.

To watch “Perry Mason: Season 1,” click here.

August 10

Capone (Amazon Prime Video)

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
Courtesy of Vertical Entertainment

The 2020 American biographical drama from director Josh Trank stars Tom Hardy as the titular character. “Capone” centers on his later imprisonment in Florida as he gradually suffers from dementia.

To watch “Capone,” click here.

Also streaming:

Hard Night Falling (Amazon Prime Video)

Lucky Day (Amazon Prime Video)

Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event (Netflix)

Nightcrawler (Netflix)

August 11

L’argent (Criterion Channel)

Streaming on Criterion Channel
Courtesy of The Criterion Collection

Acclaimed French filmmaker Robert Bresson writes and directs his final film, released in 1983. “L’argent” focuses on a forged 500-franc note, passed around from person to person until carelessness leads to tragedy.

To watch “L’argent,” click here.

Also streaming:

Alive And Kicking (Hulu)

Monster’s Ball (Hulu)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Netflix)

Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids (Netflix)

August 12

Things to Come (Criterion Channel)

Streaming on Criterion Channel
Courtesy of Sundance Selects

The Criterion Channel presents three works by French film director Mia Hansen-Løve. Her naturalistic films add humanist sensibilities to stories based on her own family and life story. One of them is 2016’s “Things to Come,” where Isabelle Huppert plays a philosophy teacher dealing with her mother’s recent death and her husband’s cheating.

Also streaming:

Father of My Children (Criterion Channel)

Goodbye First Love (Criterion Channel)

Scary Movie 5 (Netflix)

(Un)Well (Netflix)

Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (HBO) (HBO Max)

Smile Down the Runway: Season 1, Episodes 1-12 (DUBBED) (Hulu)

August 13

Ganja & Hess (Criterion Channel)

Streaming on Criterion Channel
Courtesy of Kino Lorber

Bill Gunn is one of the unsung pioneers of Black independent cinema, creating uncompromising works in the 1970s that are just now being unearthed into a more awakened world.

Now, the Criterion Channel presents three of his works, including the influential horror film “Ganja and Hess.” The 1973 film centers on a doctor, played by Gunn, who acquires an insatiable appetite for blood after being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife.

Also streaming:

The Angel Levine (Criterion Channel)

Personal Problems (Criterion Channel)

Safety Not Guaranteed (Netflix)

Une fille facile/An Easy Girl (Netflix)