“The Flash” Races Into Your Home This Week (Alongside These Other Films)

A slew of new films are racing to stream this week. Some, like Andy Muschietti’s The Flash, you’ve no doubt heard of and perhaps seen in the theater. Others are a little less well-known but warrant your attention. If you’re trying to beat the heat and stay cool indoors this week and weekend, here are a few films to help you do that.

The Deepest Breath

Streaming date: July 18

Platform: Netflix

This gorgeously shot film looks at the story of a champion free diver and expert safety diver whose lives converge in one of the most dangerous pursuits there is. Written and directed by Laura McGann, The Deepest Breath will make you fully appreciate the tremendous skill and courage that goes into free-diving, something the majority of people on this planet will never, and probably could never, attempt.


Streaming date: July 18

Platform: Amazon Prime

Co-writer and director Chinoyne Chukwu’s Till explores one of the most brutal, transformative murders in American history and the aftermath of what happened when Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall)’s mother Mamie Till-Mobley (an incredible Danielle Deadwyler) vows to expose the racism that ungirded the fatal attack on her son. It’s a deeply painful film but also absolutely crucial viewing — its potency is only amplified by the assured direction of Chukwu and the stellar performances of Deadwyler and the rest of the cast.

The Flash

Streaming date: Tuesday, July 18.

Platform: VOD.

Sure, The Flash might not have lived up to its box-office expectations, but this emotional, multiverse mega-movie packs a lot of punch and includes Michael Keaton reprising his role as Batman. The film also introduces Sasha Calle’s Supergirl and features a bevy of big-time action sequences that help you take your mind off the temperature.

They Cloned Tyrone

Streaming date: July 21

Platform: Netflix

This throwback film features John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, and Jamie Foxx in a pulpy mystery caper in which this trio takes on the government after uncovering a seriously bizarre conspiracy. Juel Taylor (Creed II) directs from a script he wrote alongside Tony Rettenmaier.

Stephen Curry: Underrated

Streaming date: July 21

Platform: Apple TV+

One of the greatest players in NBA history and one of the most consistently fun to watch is getting the deep-dive documentary treatment he so richly deserves. After premiering at Sundance, director Peter Nicks’ doc comes to Apple TV, revealing how Curry was far from a sure thing coming out of the small college Davidson, himself an undersized, scrappy shooter who has gone on to become a four-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP, and nine-time All-Star, and the all-time three-point leader in NBA history.

Mother May I

Streaming date: July 21

Platform: VPD

Writer/director Laurence Vannicelli looks at what happens when Anya (Holland Roden), in an attempt to help her finance Emmet (Kyle Gallner) get over his mother’s death, convinces him to take mushrooms in order to process his grieving and help him move on. Instead, Anya starts acting like Emmett’s mother, which she continues to do long after the drug’s effects have worn off. Is it a game or something more serious? Does Emmett’s mother really possess his financé?

Featured image: Caption: (L-R) EZRA MILLER as The Flash, MICHAEL KEATON as Batman and EZRA MILLER as The Flash in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE FLASH,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics


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