Streaming highlights from the July release calendars of major streaming and cable on-demand services:
Star Trek films (Hulu): Kaaaaahhhhhnnnn! The Borg Queen. Lursa and B’Etor. Shinzon. Nine movies in the Trek franchise, featuring the original and Next Generation casts and their nemeses are streaming.
The Salesman (Amazon): Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi won his second foreign-language-film Oscar for this drama about a husband who tries to identify the attacker of his PTSD-stricken wife.
Tour de Pharmacy (HBO Go, HBO Now): Andy Samberg does to professional cycling what he did to tennis in 2015’s 7 Days in Hell. And he’s got Orlando Bloom, Daveed Diggs, Freddie Highmore and John Cena riding with him in this mockumentary, set during the heavily-juiced 1982 Tour de France.
Our Kind of Traitor (Hulu): Fearing for his life, an oligarch (Stellan Skarsgård) on the lam from the Russian mafia gives a tourist (Ewan McGregor) evidence linking British politicians and businessmen to the mob in this adaptation of the John le Carré novel.
Heroes/Heroes Reborn (Crackle): Go back and revisit This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia during his post-Gilmore Girls, pre-Papa Pearson phase with this NBC drama about people with mutant abilities. (His power was mimicking others’ powers, in case you forgot,)
Friends From College (Netflix): Gen Xers get their own Big Chill with this dramedy about a group of college friends (including Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders and Fred Savage) who reunite in New York 20 years after Harvard.
To the Bone (Netflix): Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, UnREAL) wrote this film about an anorexic 20-year-old (Lily Collins) who’s sent to a recovery program run by an unorthodox physician (Keanu Reeves) to finally overcome her illness.
Salvation (Amazon): The streaming service offers this summer’s CBS sci-fi drama about an MIT grad student (Charlie Rowe) and a tech luminary (Santiago Cabrera) who alert a Pentagon official (Jennifer Finnigan) to an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.
Dunkirk (Britbox): This 2004 docudrama allows you to cram for director Christopher Nolan’s upcoming epic about the May 1940 evacuation of more than 338,000 Allied troops from the beaches of France. Keep your eyes peeled for a young Benedict Cumberbatch in one of his earliest roles.
Ozark (Netflix): Jason Bateman stars as a Chicago financial planner who has to take his family on the lam in Missouri when his side gig laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel goes awry.
The Churchills (Acorn): Winston Churchill’s role in the defeat of Nazism is well-documented. But this three-part documentary will shed light on the legacy of his ancestor, John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough. He led the successful effort to curb the dictatorial ambitions of French King Louis XI, who sought to rule Europe in the 17th century.
The Last Tycoon (Amazon): Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final novel, Tycoon tells the story of 1930s movie producer Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer), who butts heads with his studio boss (Kelsey Grammer) over creative and business decisions. Lily Collins and Dominique McElligott (House of Cards) co-star.
Golden Years (Acorn): When English retirees (played by Wolf Hall‘s Bernard Hill, Poldark‘s Phil Davis and Outlander‘s Simon Callow) lose their savings in a nationwide financial crisis, they refill their coffers by robbing banks.
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