Now Streaming: 'Stranger Things' phenomenon continues with Season 3

Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video on demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.


The third season of “Stranger Things,” the Netflix Original tribute to ’80s movies and pop culture, ushers the kids of Hawkins, Ind., into a summer adventure with a new monster unleashed from the Upside Down and a new challenge: growing up. It all kicks off, appropriately enough, on the Fourth of July. All eight episodes now streaming on Netflix.

Russell Crowe is Roger Ailes in “The Loudest Voice,” a Showtime Original limited series about the rise and fall of the Fox News creator co-starring Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson. New episodes stream on Sunday nights.

The new Netflix Original limited series “The Last Czars” mixes documentary and dramatic recreation to tell the story of Tsar Nicholas II and the ruling Romanov family, killed in 1918 following the Russian Revolution. Six episodes on Netflix.

“Veronica Mars: Complete Original Series” (2004-07), the offbeat young adult mystery starring Kristen Bell as a high school detective, is now on Hulu weeks before the series revival kicks off with new episodes.

Mike Leigh’s historical drama “Peterloo” (2019, PG-13) retells the true story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre at a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester. Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake headline the ensemble cast. On Amazon Prime Video.

Classic picks: Netflix present four early features by Martin Scorsese, from his feature debut “Who’s That Knocking at My Door?” (1967, R) and his breakthrough film “Mean Streets” (1973, R) starring Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro, to the comic drama “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1974, R) with Ellen Burstein and his incendiary masterpiece “Taxi Driver” (1976, R) with De Niro and Jodie Foster. These films established Scorsese as one of the most talented filmmakers of his era and influenced the next generation of young directors.


Daisy Ridley is “Ophelia” (2018, PG-13) in this feminist take on Hamlet. Available days after it debuts in select theaters, including in Yakima.


Streaming TV: Perry Mattfield is a disaffected, hard-drinking blind woman who turns detective in “In the Dark: Season 1,” on Netflix a week after ending on CW.


Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough star in the surreal thriller “Under the Silver Lake” (2019, R) from “It Follows” director David Robert Mitchell.

The Oscar-nominated documentary “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (2018, not rated) offers a poetic, kaleidoscopic look at the African-American community in a poor Alabama county. On Amazon Prime Video.


Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon play best friends caught up in international intrigue in “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (2018, R).


The documentary “The Brink” (2019, not rated) profiles Steve Bannon, the self-described American nationalist and former Trump adviser, in the wake of the 2016 election.


Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy star in the slyly satirical teen killer thriller “Thoroughbreds” (2017, R).


The paranormal thriller “The Rook” with Emma Greenwell, Adrian Lester and Joely Richardson begins on all Starz Platforms. New episodes each Sunday.


“The Best of Enemies,” “Escape Plan: The Extractors,” “Ophelia,” “The Public,” “Teen Spirit.”


“The Best of Enemies,” “Escape Plan: The Extractors,” “We Have Always Lived in the Castle,” “The Public.”

• Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at

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