7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus and more this weekend

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What's worth watching this weekend on Netflix and other streamers?
And just like that, another Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) adventure blasts its way onto Disney Plus . This week, though, Kevin Feige and co. have refrained from more of the paint-by-numbers action à la The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and opted for a decidedly unique take on the superhero genre.

Yes, the first episode of Loki has arrived to join a stellar lineup of new content dropping on the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max this weekend. But as well as big-budget comic book shows, there's big-budget musical movies, medium-budget crime series and even tiny-budget, fly-on-the-wall farming documentaries.

The point being, there's a lot to sink your teeth into over the next few days. Below, we'll walk you through seven of the biggest highlights – from mind-bending thrillers to returning heist dramas.

Loki (Disney Plus)

Marvel's latest original adventure, Loki, follows the exploits of the titular God of Mischief after his Tesseract-assisted escape in Avengers: Endgame. Told in six parts, the show takes proceedings away from Earth and into various new dimensions as Loki encounters the Time Variance Authority, an organization with a mission to keep the MCU's different timelines in working order.

Episode 1 is out now, and has been near-unanimously praised by fans and critics alike for its shaking up of the well-trodden superhero formula, and taking it into more of a Terry Gilliam's Brazil-infused workplace comedy. As ever, Loki is a charismatic and highly watchable villain, and the series breaks new ground by playing with the time travel mechanics first introduced in the last Avengers movie.

New episodes will arrive every Wednesday until July 14, and stay tuned to TechRadar for all the latest Loki reviews, explainers and theories you could need.

Now available to stream on Disney Plus

In the Heights (HBO Max)

A feature-film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights takes audiences to the toe-tapping,…
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