Stream or skip? The Umbrella Academy, Last Night in Soho and more weekend TV picks

Last Night in Soho
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With so many shows and movies to choose from on Australia's major streaming services, it can often be difficult to find the best new stuff to entertain yourself with each end of week, and which stuff to avoid.

In an effort to make things easier, we've singled-out the most high profile new shows and movies on Aussie streaming platforms this weekend, covering the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Foxtel Now, Stan, Apple TV Plus and Amazon Prime video. Our goal is to give you the low-down on what to watch and what to skip. 

Below, you'll find a list of new streaming highlights, with TV shows sitting alongside some note-worthy movie arrivals. Of course, not everything will be worth your time, so we've taken the liberty of giving each entry a 'stream' or 'skip' grade.

The week brings some hitters to Australia's streaming scene, including the third season of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy, more episodes of Ms. Marvel and The Boys, Edgar Wright's mystery thriller Last Night in Soho on Binge, Netflix's new action comedy The Man From Toronto and more. Here are our streaming picks for the weekend of June 24-26, 2022.


The Umbrella Academy (season 3)

(TV series – available now)

Netflix's quirkiest superhero series returns for its third season this week, once again dealing with a family former child heroes who come together again as adults in order to protect the world. Many things will happen this season, but the everyone has their eyes on how the show will handle the transition of Elliot Page's character from Vanya into Viktor.

Verdict: STREAM

Stream The Umbrella Academy on Netflix

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

(Movie – available 22/6/2022)

If you grew up in the 90s, chances are you're well acquainted with Beavis and Butt-Head, the dim-witted animated duo which sent creator Mike Judge into the big leagues, eventually delivering such classics as King of the Hill, Office Space and Silicon Valley. Now, the pair make a comeback in Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe – their second feature film which sees them (unknowingly) skewer modern society through their idiotic (and accidentally poignant) observations.

Verdict: STREAM

Stream Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe on Paramount Plus

The Boys (season 3)

(TV series – episode 6 available 24/6/2022)

The Boys third season marches on this weekend, with Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and the gang continuing their fight against the unchecked power of 'supes' like Homelander (Antony Starr). Unfortunately for them, Homelander has lost his freakin' mind since we last saw him, and now Billy must take on temporary super powers in order to level the playing field. In the last episode, a plan was set in motion to pit Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) against Homelander (Antony Starr).

Verdict: STREAM

Stream The Boys on Amazon Prime Video

Last Night in Soho

(Movie – available now)

Acclaimed director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver) returns for his wildest film yet in Last Night in Soho, a mystery-thriller that sees a young woman named Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) leave her home in the countryside to attend a prestigious fashion school in London. Things take a turn for the strange as soon as she falls asleep her new flat, in that she's plunged back into the 1960s in the body of aspiring singer Sandy (Anya-Taylor Joy). While the experience is novel at first, she eventually witnesses and is tormented by a decades-old murder that remains unsolved in the present day.

Verdict: STREAM

Stream Last Night in Soho on Binge


(TV series – available 22/6/2022)

The always hilarious Maya Rudolph stars in the new Apple Original series Loot, which sees her play a wealthy divorcee who decides to re-engage with her charitable foundation after receiving an $87 billion settlement from her cheating ex-spouse. Now, it's time for her to find herself again, and also reinvigorate her sense of purpose.

Verdict: STREAM

Stream Loot on Apple TV Plus

The Man From Toronto

(Movie – available 22/6/2022)

Netflix splashes a bunch of cash on yet another star-driven action "comedy" that will surely leave your memory as soon as its credits begin to roll. Kevin Hart experiences a case of mistaken identity when he shows up to an Airbnb and is believed to be the world's deadliest assassin, known only as the Man From Toronto. In fact, the real Man From Toronto is played by Woody Harrelson, who takes exception to the error for reasons which are beyond our comprehension. Now, the pair must inexplicably stick together while Hart delivers his usual brand of annoying "I'm in over my head!" yelping, and while Harrelson does his best with a role that Dwayne Johnson surely passed on.

Verdict: SKIP

Stream The Man From Toronto on Netflix

Ms. Marvel

(TV series – episode3 available now)

What happens when superhero-obsessed teen Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) starts to become one of the very heroes she so admires? That's the premise of Marvel Studios' latest original series, Ms. Marvel. Of course, it won't be an easy road for this Jersey City fangirl – feeling like an outsider at school and even at home on occasion, Kamala will have to find a way to take charge of her own destiny. Episode 3 sees Kamala possibly face some serious consequences about a decision she made.

Verdict: STREAM

Stream Ms. Marvel on Disney Plus

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.