Dune: Part Two, Rebel Moon Part Two, and every new movie to watch

Dune: Part Two, Rebel Moon Part Two, and every new movie to watch

Greetings, Polygon readers! Each week, we round up the most notable new releases to streaming and VOD, highlighting the biggest and best new movies for you to watch at home.

This week, Dune: Part Two, the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel, finally comes to VOD. That’s not the only new sci-fi epic this week, as Rebel Moon Part Two: The Scargiver, the follow-up to Zack Snyder’s 2023 space opera starring Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), is now available to stream on Netflix.

There’s tons of other exciting releases to enjoy this weekend as well, including the irreverent indie hit Hundreds of Beavers, the spine-chilling horror thriller Late Night with the Devil, the surreal comedy Problemista starring Julio Torres and Tilda Swinton, and much more.

Here’s everything new that’s available to watch this weekend!


New on Netflix

Rebel Moon Part Two: The Scargiver

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

A woman in a bloodied white sleeveless t-shirt aiming two pistols in Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver.

Photo: Clay Enos/Netflix

Genre: Sci-fi epic
Run time: 2h 2m
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein

The second part of Zack Snyder’s Star Wars project turned original sci-fi franchise hits Netflix this week. Part Two looks more action-packed than the first, delivering on the final battle the first installment built up to. There’s no word yet on whether that means the R-rated cut of Rebel Moon will arrive soon, but it can’t hurt its chances.

New on MGM Plus

The Beekeeper

Where to watch: Available to stream on Paramount Plus

Jason Statham furrows his brow in The Beekeeper

Image: Amazon MGM Studios

Genre: Action thriller
Run time: 1h 45m
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Jason Statham, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Bobby Naderi

Jason Statham stars in David Ayer’s latest action film as Adam Clay, a retired “Beekeeper” (see: black ops secret agent) working as an actual beekeeper in Massachusetts. When Adam’s kindly employer loses her entire life savings to a nefarious phishing operation, he embarks on a one-man mission to avenge her and bring justice to those who wronged her.

From our review:

Statham is his reliable self, mixing his effortless gruff charm with his comedy chops to help sell the ridiculous lines he has to deliver. And the movie looks great — Ayer and cinematographer Gabriel Beristain cleverly infuse the visuals with a yellow/amber color palette to match the title and the vibe, often making you feel like you’re watching the movie from inside a honeycomb.

New on Peacock

Migration

Where to watch: Available to stream on Peacock

A baby mallard dunk, a pre-teen mallard duck with green feathers, and a blue heron splashing in a pond beside autumn trees in Migration.

Image: Illumination/Universal Pictures

Genre: Adventure comedy
Run time: 1h 23m
Director: Benjamin Renner
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Keegan-Michael Key

This computer-animated comedy from the studio behind Despicable Me, Minions, and The Secret Life of Pets follows a family of mallard ducks who embark on a migration from New England to Jamaica for the winter. Shenanigans inevitably ensue as the family becomes lost from the rest of the migratory flock and must find their own way to the vacation of a lifetime.

New on Shudder

Late Night with the Devil

Where to watch: Available to stream on Shudder; also available on AMC Plus and VOD

Ingrid Torelli sits in a chair with a bloody nose and wrist straps while David Dastmalchian and Laura Gordon sit nearby in Colin Cairnes and Cameron Cairnes’ Late Night With the Devil

Image: IFC Films/Shudder

Genre: Supernatural horror
Run time: 1h 26m
Directors: Colin Cairnes, Cameron Cairnes
Cast: David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Ian Bliss

An intriguing vehicle for one of our most intriguing performers working today, Late Night with the Devil follows an ambitious variety show host (David Dastmalchian) who invites a possessed girl on the show to boost ratings. Things go very, very wrong.

From our review:

With all its tremendous production design held together by the glue of Dastmalchian’s performance, the Cairnes revel in taking us on Late Night with the Devil’s ride, playfully tricking us into seeing things that aren’t really there, and winking at the camera whenever they get the chance with little touches like effects that look appropriately of the era, making it impossible to know whether they really happened on the stage or are a trick of the broadcast. All these neat little flourishes build to a finale that feels somewhere between a hallucination and something you could imagine happening on the worst day in live TV history.

New on Starz

Saw X

Where to watch: Available to stream on Starz; also available on AMC Plus and VOD

Tobin Bell as John Kramer (aka the Jigsaw Killer) in Saw X.

Image: Lionsgate

Genre: Horror
Run time: 1h 58m
Director: Kevin Greutert
Cast: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund

Tobin Bell returns to reprise his iconic role as John Kramer (aka Jigsaw) in the 10th installment in the Saw horror franchise. Set between the events of Saw and Saw 2, Saw X follows John Kramer traveling to Mexico to undergo an experimental treatment to cure his brain cancer. After discovering that he has been conned, John enlists the aid of his apprentice, Amanda (Shawnee Smith), to punish his would-be saviors for their deception.

New on Metrograph at Home

Sweet Dreams

Where to watch: Available to stream on Metrograph at Home

A scene inside a Dutch East Indies plantation house in Sweet Dreams, with a depressed-looking Indonesian woman walking in front of a pregnant white woman in a room with bright red walls as other people look on

Image: Metrograph

Genre: Drama
Run time: 1h 42m
Director: Ena Sendijarević
Cast: Renée Soutendijk, Hayati Azis, Lisa Zweerman

The Metrograph has programmed a series on the films of Bosnian-Dutch director Ena Sendijarević, with both of her features and some movies that have inspired her. Her second film, Sweet Dreams, will be making its streaming debut on Metrograph at Home, and her debut Take Me Somewhere Nice will also be available on the platform. Set on a Dutch East Indies plantation in the early 20th century, Sweet Dreams is a “stingingly sardonic satire observing decadence and moral decay on a sugar plantation.”

I Hate Myself 🙂

Where to watch: Available to stream on Metrograph at Home

Joanna Arnow holds a camera up to her partner in a kitchen in I Hate Myself :)

Image: Metrograph

Genre: Documentary
Run time: 56m
Director: Joanna Arnow

Along with their series on Sendijarević, Metrograph has an at home series on the work of Joanna Arnow, whose new comedy The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed releases in theaters next week. The Metrograph collection includes two shorts — Bad at Dancing and Laying Out — and also the streaming premiere of her feature debut, the documentary I Hate Myself 🙂. The doc follows the filmmaker’s year-long relationship with an “open-mic poet provocateur.”

New to rent

Dune: Part Two

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

A trio of sandworms crash through the shield wall in Dune: Part 2.

Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

Genre: Sci-fi epic
Run time: 2h 46m
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson

Picking up shortly after the events of Dune: Part One, the second part of Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel sees Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and his mother, Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), hiding out among the Fremen of Arrakis as House Harkonnen resumes control over the planet. Haunted by visions of the future, Paul is faced with the terrible decision of fulfilling his destiny to exact revenge at the cost of his humanity.

From our review:

In Dune: Part Two, however, Villeneuve has matured as a filmmaker. The movie is no less impressive than his previous work, maybe even more impressive. But these moments of visual splendor often come and go with little fanfare, supporting the character and action of a scene rather than distracting from them. Villeneuve has never had this kind of overt visual confidence before. It’s a clear statement that no single visual has to be the movie’s signature moment, because it’s surrounded by a thousand other beautiful, breathtaking images that somehow all feel perfectly aligned.

Hundreds of Beavers

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

A woodsman is surrounded by dozens of beavers in Hundreds of Beavers

Image: SRH

Genre: Slapstick comedy
Run time: 1h 48m
Director: Mike Cheslik
Cast: Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, Olivia Graves

One of the year’s most exciting, innovative, and entertaining movies, Hundreds of Beavers is a black-and-white silent comedy that is the absolute funniest movie of the year. It’s deliriously funny and a genuinely new cinematic experience.

From our review:

You don’t need to be a cinema scholar or even a fan of silent comedy to appreciate Hundreds of Beavers. That’s the goofy joy of this project — while its foundation is firmly set in the classics of the genre and the medium, at its heart, it’s a laugh-a-minute thrill ride about a very silly person on a very silly quest. Sometimes, that’s just what the doctor ordered.

Immaculate

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

Sydney Sweeney in Immaculate, screaming with her face covered in blood

Image: Neon

Genre: Psychological horror
Run time: 1h 29m
Director: Michael Mohan
Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Álvaro Morte, Benedetta Porcaroli

Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria) stars in this new supernatural horror movie as Cecilia, a devout nun who is invited to serve at a beautiful secluded convent to tend to ailing nuns on their deathbeds. Upon arriving, Cecilia quickly discovers that the convent has much more in store for her, as she awakens to discover she is miraculously pregnant.

From our review:

From the beginning, Immaculate director Michael Mohan is thoroughly committed to delivering a throwback exploitation movie of exorbitant sleaze. There may not be any outright sex in the movie, but there are long scenes of nuns taking baths in skimpy white dresses, and leering priests lurking around every corner that interrogate Cecilia over her virgin status — only to verify the purity and truth of their coming savior, of course. Immaculate also has more graphic blood, guts, and gore than most action movies these days. All of these little elements are hallmarks of prime 1970s nunsploitation, the horror offshoot specifically centered on the cloth.

Problemista

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

Tilda Swinton in a green blazer and fuschia hair holds a water bottle, addressing someone offscreen with Julio Torres in a hoodie and backpack standing behind her, from Problemista

Image: A24

Genre: Surrealist comedy
Run time: 1h 38m
Director: Julio Torres
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Julio Torres, RZA

This irreverent comedy follows the story of Alejandro (Julio Torres), a struggling toy designer from El Salvador who accepts a job from an erratic artist (Tilda Swinton) in order to qualify for a work visa. Polygon had the opportunity to catch up with writer-director Torres and Swinton in the lead-up to the film’s release to discuss Problemista’s themes and the importance of nurturing curiosity.

The Three Musketeers – Part II: Milady

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

Eva Green rides a white horse in a foggy forest in The Three Musketeers - Part II: Milady

Image: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Genre: Action adventure
Run time: 1h 55m
Director: Martin Bourboulon
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Eva Green, Romain Duris

France’s latest blockbuster adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ legendary novel was split into two parts. The first, D’Artagnan, was extremely fun and exactly the kind of blockbuster fare you’d hope for from this sort of project — a star-studded and charismatic cast, fun action set-pieces, and terrific period-setting production design. Ever since watching it, I’ve been waiting for the VOD arrival of Milady — I couldn’t be more excited to check it out.

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