What’s on Hulu now? Will November bring better content?
Those of us eager to make the most of our “Spook-tober” may be wondering what’s available on Hulu. The good news is that there’s plenty of series & movies fit for Halloween. The streaming service has all of American Horror Story, including the newest double season. There’s also the original episodes of The Twilight Zone if you want a throwback.
What’s great about Hulu is that they have cult classics on their platform. Get into a creepy mood with films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Hulu also has Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands for fans of the iconic director. If you want a twist, then check out M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village. For a kids Halloween movie, Hulu has 2019’s The Addams Family.
Some of you may be over the thrills & chills of October. In that case, you could be wondering what’s dropping on Hulu next month. Don’t worry. There’s plenty of great content coming to the streamer in November.
Boyz n the Hood
John Singleton came up with the idea for Boyz n the Hood when he was still in college. What’s more incredible is that Singleton was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director at the age of twenty-four. This made him the first African-American and youngest person ever nominated for the award. Boyz n the Hood stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, and Ice Cube.
Boyz n the Hood follows Tre Styles (Gooding Jr.) as he moves in with his father, Furious (Laurence Fisburne). Tre grows up with his friends Doughboy (Ice Cube) & Ricky (Chestnut). The three come of age in South Central Los Angeles, surrounded by poverty & gang violence. Ricky wants a football scholarship to USC. However, it’s unclear whether he’ll get it.
As 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Boyz n the Hood’s release, people everywhere will be celebrating. The film is a landmark of African-American cinema & launched Singleton’s career, who unfortunately passed away in 2019. He left behind a cinematic legacy that changed on-screen representation. Boyz n the Hood comes to Hulu November 1st.
This 2017 biopic stars Margot Robbie as notorious Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie, who went on to make Cruella for Disney. In addition to Robbie, I, Tonya features Sebastian Stan, Bobby Cannavale, and Allison Janney.
I, Tonya follows Harding’s life growing up with an abusive mother (Janney). Tonya becomes a top-tier skater at a young age yet people view her as trashy. She ends up marrying her boyfriend Jeff Gillooly (Stan), who also abuses her.. While Harding is attempting to qualify for the 1994 Winter Olympics, Gillooly hatches a plan to take out her competitor.
Many of us are familiar with Harding’s involvement in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. Nonetheless, I, Tonya offers a deeper look into the athlete’s upbringing & struggles. While the film has been criticized for being historically inaccurate, it’s still captivating. Robbie & Janney both earned Oscar nominations for their performances with Janney winning. I, Tonya will also be available on Hulu November 1st.
Deadpool & Deadpool 2
With Ryan Reynolds recently announcing a hiatus, fans are going through his filmography to get their fix. What’s great is that Hulu will be adding both Deadpool films next month. That’s right. The famously self-aware superhero will grace the platform with his presence on November 15th.
In 2016, Deadpool made history as becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever. That’s until Deadpool 2 surpassed it two years later. Both Deadpool films were beaten out in 2019 by Todd Phillips’ Joker. Despite this, the Deadpool franchise provides more laughs than most superhero movies.
Get your chimichangas ready, everyone.
The hype around Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest film, Licorice Pizza, is growing. A trailer for the movie has been circulating the web. It will star Alana Haim, Bradley Cooper, Tom Waits, and Sean Penn. What’s more, it will also feature the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son, Cooper Hoffman. Licorice Pizza is set in the 70s, a time P. T. Anderson seems fond of.
Fans of P. T. Anderson may be preparing for Licorice Pizza by going through the director’s filmography. The Master, one of Anderson’s most acclaimed films, drops on Hulu November 16th. The Master stars Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. The film is set in the wake of World War II and partly inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
The Master follows shell-shocked veteran Freddie Quell (Phoenix). Freddie makes moonshine that frequently gets him into trouble. He meets Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman), leader of a movement called “The Cause”. When Freddie gives Lancaster some moonshine, Dodd brings Quell into his close circle. However, Dodd’s wife Peggy (Adams) is suspicious of Freddie’s intentions.
The Master is ranked number one on several lists for the best films of 2012. Even though the film is loosely based on Scientology, it reveals the dangers of any cult or religious group. Phoenix, Hoffman, and Adams were all nominated for Academy Awards for their performances. The Master is one of P. T. Anderson’s best films, and one of the greatest movies this century.
One of the hottest shows right now is Hulu’s The Great. It stars Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great, Empress of All Russia. Hulu describes the series as “anti-historical” because it’s roughly based on Catherine’s rise to power. The Great also features Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, and Sacha Dhawan.
The ten-episode first season of The Great was met with acclaim. It was nominated for several Emmys & Golden Globes. Critics also praised Hoult & Fanning’s performances. The new season of The Great comes to Hulu November 19th.
There are a number of great picks on Hulu right now for Halloween viewing. What’s even better is that the slate of content in November looks to be outstanding. What’re you excited to watch on Hulu? Let us know in the comment section!