New movies to watch: BlackBerry, Magic Mike 3, To Leslie on Netflix, and more

Polygon readers, happy June!

We highlight the best and biggest new releases each week for streaming and VOD. There are a number of VOD and streaming releases this week.

To Leslie, which resulted in one of the year’s most interesting Oscar campaigns, arrives on Netflix, while the trilogy-capping Magic Mike’s Last Dance The recently renamed Max Platform finally debuts. There’s also an exorcist movie on Hulu, a Sydney Sweeney movie on Max, and the VOD debuts of BlackBerry, Charlie Day’s Fool’s Paradise, Robert Rodriguez’s bewildering Ben Affleck psychological thriller HypnoticThe new movie, as well as a few others.

Let’s get into it.

Netflix – New Releases

To Leslie

What to Watch:Netflix has a number of movies and TV shows available to stream

Andrea Riseborough as Leslie Rowland, walking across a busy city street with her hair blowing wildly in the wind in To Leslie.

Image: Momentum Pictures

Genre:You can also watch the video below.
Run time: 1h 59m
Director: Michael Morris
Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Andre Royo, Owen Teague

Andrea Riseborough is Leslie Rowland. An alcoholic from West Texas wins the lotto, but spends her prize money on alcohol and drugs. Leslie, who has nothing to fall back on and nowhere else to go, tries to rebuild her own life and reconnect to loved ones that she’s been estranged from by her drug addiction. Even if you’re not familiar with the film, you might be familiar with the unconventional Oscar nomination campaign for Riseborough’s performance, which sparked a controversy among the awards committee.

Hulu – New Releases

Devil Conspiracy

What to Watch:Hulu offers streaming on demand

Peter Mensah as the Archangel Michael, staring up at unknown light source with a stone wall in the background in The Devil Conspiracy.

Image: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Genre: Horror fantasy
Run time: 1h 51m
Director: Nathan Frankowski
Cast: Alice Orr, Joe Doyle and Eveline Hall

A biotech company run by Satanists comes into possession of Jesus’ DNA and plots to clone the messiah to sacrifice them to the devil. Upon learning this, the archangel Michael (Peter Mensah) is sent to Earth with the express goal of recovering Jesus’ DNA and putting an end to the devil’s conspiracy. Imagine the Left Behind film series with the 2010 action movie. Legion and that’s pretty much Devil ConspiracyIn a Nutshell

Max – New and Improved

Magic Mike’s Last Dance

What to Watch:Max is now available to stream

(L-R) Salma Hayek Pinault and Channing Tatum dancing in front of a line of people seated and leaning forward in Magic Mike’s Last Dance.

Photo: Claudette Barius/Warner Bros.

Genre: Comedy plays
Run time: 1h 52m
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek Pinault

Channing Tatum reprises his role as Mike “Magic Mike” Lane, a retired male stripper turned furniture store owner turned bartender turned male stripper, in the third and final installment of director Steven Soderbergh’s comedy-drama series. Mike Lane is once again contacted by Salma Haiek (a rich socialite) in order to create a new dance show.


What to Watch:Max is now available to stream

Sydney Sweeney as Reality Winner in Reality.

Image: HBO

Genre:You can also watch the video below.
Run time: 1h 23m
Director: Tina Satter
Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Marchánt Davis, Josh Hamilton

Sydney SweeneyEuphoria() is the star of this biopic-drama set in 2023, based upon the life of Reality Winner. She was an American spy who, after leaking unauthorised documents to the press, received the harshest prison term ever for doing so.

VOD: New Releases


What to Watch:You can rent it at Amazon, Apple and Vudu for only $6.99

Jay Baruchel as a man with graying hair and glasses (Mike Lazaridis) holding a prototype BlackBerry device in BlackBerry.

IFC Films

Genre:Comedy biographical drama
Run time: 1h 59m
Director: Matt Johnson
Cast: Glenn Howerton, Jay Baruchel, Matt Johnson

Did you like Air, the biographical drama about the origin of Nike’s business relationship with Michael Jordan? So, get ready for BlackBerryThe biographical story of the rise and the fall of the handheld device that bears the same name. Baby, 2023 is the Year of Brands!

Fool’s Paradise

What to Watch:Rent it for just $19.99 at Apple, Amazon and Vudu

(L-R) Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Drew Droege, Charlie Day, Ken Jeong, and Artemis Pebdani in Fool’s Paradise.

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Genre: Comedy Satirical
Run time: 1h 38m
Director: Charlie Day
Cast: Charlie Day, Ken Jeong, Kate Beckinsale

Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia() makes his directorial debut as a method-actor who won’t leave his trailer and also plays a transient mute released by a mental institution on the streets in Los Angeles. When the producer of Tom’s latest film (Ray Liotta) discovers the mute man on the street, he hatches a plan with Tom’s publicist (Ken Jeong) to have the man impersonate Bingsley in a biopic about Billy the Kid. Shenanigans ensue!

Book Club – The Next Chapter

What to Watch:Rent it for just $19.99 at Apple, Amazon and Vudu

(L-R) Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton, and Jane Fonda in Book Club: The Next Chapter.

Focus Features

Genre: Funny
Run time: 1h 47m
Director: Bill Holderman
Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen

Diane Keaton Jane Fonda Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen reprised their roles as Diane Vivian Sharon and Carol in the sequel of the 2018 romantic comedy Book Club. Meeting in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the four friends travel to Italy to celebrate Vivian’s upcoming marriage.


What to Watch:Rent it for just $19.99 at Apple, Amazon and Vudu

(L-R) Ben Affleck and Alice Braga as detective Danny Rourke and Diana Cruz in Hypnotic.

Image: Ketchup Entertainment

Genre:Sci-fi thriller
Run time: 1h 33m
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Ben Affleck, Alice Braga, JD Pardo

Ben Affleck stars in Robert Rodriguez’s psychological action thriller as Danny Rourke, an Austin police detective haunted by the abduction of his 7-year-old daughter. When brought onto the case of a criminal (William Fichtner) with the bizarre ability to warp the perceptions and memories of his victims to assist in crimes, Danny inadvertently stumbles upon an insidious government program that may have ties to his daughter’s disappearance. Keep an eye out for the post-credits bizarre sequence.

Black Demon

(L-R) Fernanda Urrejola, Venus Ariel, and Omar Chaparro in The Black Demon.

The Avenue Entertainment

Genre:Sci-fi Horror thriller
Run time: 1h 40m
Director: Adrian Grünberg
Cast: Josh Lucas, Fernanda Urrejola, Julio Cesar Cedillo

Adrian Grünberg’s (Rambo Last BloodA 2023 horror movie centers around Josh Lucas, an environmental inspector, and his wife, as they travel to Baja to investigate oil damage. Upon arriving aboard the oil rig, they find themselves stranded and terrorized by a megalodon shark known locally as “The Black Demon.”


What to Watch:You can rent it at Amazon, Apple and Vudu for only $6.99

Trace Lysette as Monica standing in front of a gas pump station in Monica.

IFC Films

Genre:You can also watch the video below.
Run time: 1h 46m
Director: Andrea Pallaoro
Cast: Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Browning

Trace Lysette plays Monica, the trans woman in 2022 who is returning home after being estranged with her family for many years to take care of her ailing mom. Monica, a trans woman who returns home to care for her mother after years of being estranged from her family to accept the future.

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