The long Labor Day weekend is upon us, which means there will be more time to watch all the new movies and TV shows launching on Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and other streaming services.
The lineup is led by the crazy new comedy Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and … Selena Gomez? Yes, you read that right. If you’re in the mood for a heartfelt drama set after 9/11, check out Worth with Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci. And music fans can appreciate Cinderella’s retelling with Camila Cabello.
Money Heist season 5 brings back the Spanish Netflix hit, What We Do in the Shadows season 3 contains more vampire adventures, while AP Bio season 4 continues with the school shenanigans. Also, later in the weekend, Billions returns to finish its fifth season.
And that’s not all: there are a lot of new tv shows and specials available in transmission and cable. If you have cut the cable, register with one of the the best cable tv alternatives to access your favorite channels.
Here are our picks of the new movies and TV shows to watch this weekend.
Only murders in the building (Hulu)
Series premiere | Episodes 1-3 (TV-MA) | How to Watch Building Murders Only Online
True crime fanatics will get a kick out of this prank, which features the unlikely crew of Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. Martin and Short are longtime Hollywood veterans and collaborators, but Gomez is the millennial with star power. They play strangers who live in the same luxurious Manhattan apartment building and are all true crime enthusiasts. When another resident dies in a mysterious way, the trio decide to start their own investigation and narrate everything on their own podcast. Come for the delightfully eccentric premise; stick around for the deliciously quirky performances.
Money Heist (Netflix)
Premiere of the fifth season | Episodes 1-5 (TV-MA) | Watch now
The first part of the latest season of the Spanish drama follows the exciting cliffhangers from the previous ending. The professor (Álvaro Morte) has a gun to his head, held by Inspector Sierra (Najwa Nimri), and does not have an escape plan for the first time. The gang has been locked up in the Bank of Spain for more than 100 hours. They were able to rescue Lisbon (Itziar Ituño), but a powerful new antagonist enters the scene: the army! What started as a robbery is turning into all-out war.
What we do in the shadows (FX)
Season 3 Premiere | Episode 1-2 | How to watch What We Do in the Shadows online
If this hilarious comedy has somehow gone unnoticed, head over to FX on Hulu and enjoy the first two seasons right away. Then, enjoy the absurd antics of the immortal vampires living on Staten Island: Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry) and Nadja (Natasia Demetriou). And don’t forget, as easy as it is, energy vampire Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch). Living with them as a relative is the human Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), who has become a vampire hunter. He is responsible for eliminating the powerful Council of Vampires, but he faces a consequence he never dreamed of: the trio as the new authorities. * Looks straight into the camera *
It’s worth it (Netflix)
Movie | 1 hour 58 min (PG-13) | Watch now
This biopic is set for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and focuses on Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton), a renowned attorney and mediator appointed to head the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Feinberg and his colleague Camillos Biros (Amy Ryan) grapple with the impossible task of essentially determining the value of a life, in order to provide financial resources to the victims’ families. When the cynical Feinberg clashes with community organizer Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci), who lost his wife, he begins to truly understand the depths of the tragedy and its cost to people.
Cinderella (Amazon Prime Video)
Movie | 1 h 53 min (PG) | Watch now
Here’s a modernized musical retelling of the classic fairy tale no one asked for. It comes from Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon and stars Camila Cabello in the title role. The movie begins with the villagers singing and dancing with Janet Jackson. From there, the story hits all the usual notes: Cinderella is treated cruelly by her stepmother Vivan (Idina Menzel). With the help of her Fab G (a gender-neutral fairy godmother played by Billy Porter), she gets a princess makeover and wows Prince Robert (Nichlas Galitzine) at a royal ball.
Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles (Disney Plus)
Special | 1 hour and 5 minutes (TV-14) | How to watch Happier Than Ever online
Earlier this year, Billie Eilish was the subject of a behind-the-scenes documentary, The World’s a Little Blurry. This special is more of a concert movie, with the Grammy winner performing her second studio album, Happier Than Ever, in its entirety, front to back. He recorded the event on the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl, in his hometown of Los Angeles. Directed by Robert Rodríguez and Patrick Osbourne, the special incorporates animated elements to create a “dream trip.”
AP Bio (peacock)
Premiere of the fourth season | Episodes 1-8 (TV-14) | Watch now
The underrated gem of a comedy is back, with more adventures for Harvard professor Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton), director Durbin (Patton Oswalt) and the super-smart kids of the titular class. Season 4 finds Jack more used to life in Toledo. However, he is not yet teaching biology and continues to push his students to find ways to improve their careers. The new episodes also bring a tornado, a student cult, and the unexpected arrival of Jack’s father (Bruce Campbell).
Adventure Time: Far Lands (HBO Max)
End of season | Episode 4 (TV-PG) | Watch now
The latest Distant Lands special, Come Along With Me, follows Finn the Human and Jake the Dog, their shapeshifting best friend. They embark on a mission to help their friend, Princess Bubblegum, fight her malicious creation, Gumbald. But soon, the antagonists put aside their conflict to unite against the malevolent deity GOLB, who threatens to destroy the Land of Ooo.
Premiere of season 5 part 2 | Episode 8 | Airs Sunday, September 5 at 9 p.m. ET
Filming for Billions season 5 was interrupted by the pandemic, but things are back to normal now. The second half of the season increases the dial of the dispute between Ax (Damian Lewis) and billionaire Mike Prince (Corey Stoll). Ax just can’t let his grudge die, despite the urging of Wendy (Maggie Siff) and Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon). Mike is ready to wipe his rival “off the face of the Earth,” which is music to the ears of Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), who is still looking for a way to defeat Ax.