Watch and Stream: August 26

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School’s back in play for the fall, and the fun never stops when it comes to some new viewing entertainment. Here are the films and TV shows to watch and stream next week. Also, be sure to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and take extra precautions when going to a movie theater.

Candyman

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Whatever you do, don’t say his name. The direct sequel to the 1992 horror classic is directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele through his Monkeypaw Productions. “Candyman” returns to a now-gentrified Chicago, as a struggling visual artist (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) discovers the truth behind the urban legend.

“Candyman” is now available in theaters.

He’s All That

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The gender-swapped remake of the 1999 teen rom-com classic “She’s All That” stars Tiktok star Addison Rae and “Cobra Kai” actor Tanner Buchanan. Rae plays a teen influencer who accepts a challenge to turn the least popular boy in her high school (Buchanan) into prom king after her humiliating fallout with her boyfriend.

“He’s All That” is now available for streaming on Netflix. Click here to watch.

Only Murders in the Building

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Hulu presents a new comedy series from comedian Steve Martin. He stars with Selena Gomez and Martin Short as three strangers who share an affinity for true crime and find themselves investigating one.

“Only Murders in the Building” premieres August 31 on Hulu.

Top Spin

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The 2014 documentary follows three teenage table tennis players Ariel Hsing, Michael Landers, and Lily Zhang as they compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The documentary became critically acclaimed in several film festivals, including the Los Angeles Asian Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival.

“Top Spin” is now available for streaming on the Criterion Channel. Click here to watch.

Chaos Walking

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“Spider-Man” actor Tom Holland and “Star Wars” alum Daisy Ridley star in the adventure sci-fi film from director Doug Liman. Set in a dystopian future where there are no women and men cannot have inner thoughts, a young man (Holland) must protect a mysterious woman (Ridley) from sinister forces.

“Chaos Walking” is now available for streaming on Hulu. Click here to watch.

The Courier

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Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the 2020 historical spy film based on a true story. He plays British businessman Greville Wynne, who was recruited by British intelligence to deliver secret messages to Soviet secret agent Oleg Penkovsky in the 1960s. “The Courier” also stars Rachel Brosnahan and Jessie Buckley.

“The Courier” is now available for streaming on Prime Video. Click here to watch.

Magic Mike XXL

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The 2015 comedy-drama stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash and Joe Manganiello as former male strippers collectively known as the Kings of Tampa. Set three years after the events of 2012’s “Magic Mike,” they reunite and travel to Myrtle Road Beach for one last performance.

“Magic Mike XXL” premieres August 28 on HBO Max. Click here to watch.