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Your weekend watch list for August 12-13: UFC, Only Murders in the Building, & more

Looking for new movies to stream and new shows to watch? We've got you covered

Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez in Only Murders in the Building.
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With every new weekend comes new opportunities to catch up on the latest streaming options across movies, TV, and sports. There’s always plenty on at home, and in the midst of the summer heat, home might be the best place to be. Here are our picks for the best new shows, movies, and sports to check out over the coming weekend:

Best new shows to watch

What to watch on Netflix

Heartstopper (2022)

Heartstopper
tv-14 3 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Joe Locke, Kit Connor, William Gao
Created by Alice Oseman
The second season of one of the sweetest romances on Netflix returns for what will hopefully be a tender and swoonworthy second installment. The teens at the show’s center, Charlie and Nick, are now together and out, but that certainly doesn’t mean their problems are at an end. Heartstopper won over a mass audience in part because of its unique style, and in part thanks to its tender performances, and we’re hoping that the second installment can be just as charming as the first was.

New on Hulu

Only Murders in the Building (2021)

Only Murders in the Building
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Mystery
Cast Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez
Created by Steve Martin, John Robert Hoffman

Returning for a third season, Only Murders in the Building continues to be one of the funniest, lightest shows on TV. After a first season that parodied the mysteries of the true crime drama, each subsequent season has found ways to keep innovating, in part because people keep dying in that same New York apartment building. Really, though, Only Murders is a chance to watch Martin Short and Steve Martin do their thing, and even though they’re both in their 70s now, nobody is doing it better than they are.

New on Max

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022)

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Created by Max Borenstein, Jim Hecht
Winning Time‘s first season chronicled the Lakers resurgence after signing Magic Johnson, and season two seems to be squarely focused on the rivalry between Johnson and Larry Bird that dominated so much of the early 1980s. Winning Time could be somewhat formally experimental during its first season, and that creative juice was part of the reason the series managed to hook so many viewers. It might not be a totally accurate representation of the period, but it’s an exciting evocation for many basketball fans who watched the games live, or want to relive a piece of history.

Time for a rewatch on Disney+

Loki (2021)

Loki
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino
Created by Michael Waldron
Now that we have our first look at the second season of Loki, now seems like the perfect time to rewatch the first season, which hit Netflix all the way back in 2021. If you didn’t catch it at the time, Loki follows its titular trickster god as he begins to investigate who is messing with time following the events of Endgame. The result is a surprisingly smart series that takes time to explore who Loki is as a character, and why he’s often been considered one of the most fascinating pieces on the MCU chessboard.

Best new movies to stream

New on Netflix

Heart of Stone (2023)

Heart of Stone
122m
Genre Thriller, Action
Stars Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt
Directed by Tom Harper
Although August can be a fairly down time in movie theaters, Netflix is attempting to bring some great action home with Heart of Stone. The movie follows an intelligence operative tasked with protecting one of her most valuable assets. Featuring a cast that includes Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, and Sophie Okonedo, Heart of Stone feels like the kind of Netflix movie that will gain a pretty large following fairly quickly, joining other Gal Gadot action flicks like Red Notice as one of the biggest titles on the platform to date. 

What to watch on Hulu

Game Night (2018)

Game Night
100m
Genre Mystery, Comedy, Crime
Stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler
Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Not a new movie, but one that is new to Hulu, Game Night is one of the great comedies of the 21st century. The film follows a group of adult friends who gather for a game night, only to discover that the games have real-life stakes. The ingenious premise is also a great setup for several of the funniest joke set pieces in movie history, as well as a truly legendary performance from Jesse Plemmons. The entire cast is great in Game Night, including Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, and the perfect combination of elements makes the movie well worth watching, and then probably watching again.

New on Max

The Assistant (2020)

The Assistant
88m
Genre Drama
Stars Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh
Directed by Kitty Green
A fictional film that harkens toward reality, The Assistant tells the story of an assistant working for a powerful Hollywood executive who suffers regular verbal abuse from her superior. She deals with the abuse, but when she suspects that her boss may also be assaulting actresses who want to break into the movie business, she tries to raise the alarm. The results of her action are a stark reminder of how the powerful retain their hold on power, and how hard it can be to find any mechanism for accountability, even when you actively go looking for one.

What to watch on Apple TV+

The Beanie Bubble (2023)

The Beanie Bubble
110m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook
Directed by Kristin Gore, Damian Kulash
Part of a wave of stories about the founding of major American phenomena, The Beanie Bubble tells the mostly true story of how the Beanie Babies empire was built. Starring Zach Galifianakis and Elizabeth Banks, the film is a great reminder that even the cuddliest of products may hide some fairly insidious secrets. Beanie Babies may have been a hot commodity for a brief window, but like all fads, it eventually came to an end, and the couple at the center of the story was there for the entire roller coaster of success and eventual failure.

What’s on TV: Sports

UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Dos Anjos — 8/12

The welterweight bout between UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque is sure to garner plenty of attention when two of Brazil’s great fighters square off in the ring. Luque comes into the fight with a 21-9-1 record, while Dos Anjos enters the ring at 32-14. Dos Anjos is the favorite in the bout, but the odds between the two are fairly close, which means this could be a match to remember. The fight will kick off at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Watch on ESPN+

New York Yankees vs. Miami Marlins

Now that Aaron Judge is back and hitting homers, the New York Yankees are looking more and more like they might have a fighting chance of making it to the playoffs. Although they’re still a few games out, this series against the Marlins will be crucial for determining whether the team can make a playoff run happen, just when many wanted to count the team out. The games will take place Friday at 6:40 p.m. ET, Saturday at 4:10 p.m., and Sunday at 1:40 p.m.

Watch on Sling TV

Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros

The Los Angeles Angels are not very good as a team, but their star player, Shohei Ohtani, is always worth showing up for. This weekend, they’ll be going up against the Houston Astros, who are currently one of the best teams in the league. The games themselves might not be all that close, but one thing we can guarantee is that Ohtani will do something electrifying that reminds us just how good he is. The games will take place Friday at 8:10 p.m. ET, Saturday at 7:15 p.m., and Sunday at 2:10 p.m.

Watch on Sling TV

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