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What to Watch on Streaming This Week: Sept 24 – 30

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What to Watch on Streaming This Week: Sept 24 – 30
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Between horror classics, new shows, and a recent Oscar winner, the coming week has all sorts of things to keep you occupied and entertained across streaming services. As September winds down, we’re here to let you know what movies and shows you’ll miss out on if you don’t catch them before they leave at the end of the month—because who knows where some of these things will end up?

What to watch on Netflix:

Midnight Mass

Netflix’s resident horror-pro Mike Flanagan is back with a brand new bone-chilling series after his hugely successful The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor. Midnight Mass centers on a small Northeastern island community with a failing local economy, a dwindling population, and a fervent faith in the Catholic church. When a new priest enters the mix, miracles begin to happen, but not without the threat of terrible misfortune. Midnight Mass premieres Friday, September 24.

What to watch on Hulu:

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

For another spooktacular entry into this week’s streaming guide, Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a sumptuous piece of gothic horror. Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, and Keanu Reeves, this 90s treat is known for having some of the best costumes and production design of all time. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is gorgeous to look at, scary to watch, and leaving Hulu at the end of this month, so why not make time to watch it this week?

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Another film that’s glorious to look at is Long Day’s Journey Into Night, considered China’s biggest arthouse movie ever. This updated noir finds a man returning to his hometown after many years, as he continues to be haunted by the ghosts he fled from. It made headlines at its Cannes Film Festival premiere back in 2018 for its dazzling long take, where the film uses only one continuous shot for the entirety of its final hour. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (and all of its fantastic filmmaking) leaves Hulu at the end of the month.

What to watch on Amazon Prime:

Jennifer’s Body

In this, the age of the Megan Fox Renaissance (the Meganaissance?), a movie like Jennifer’s Body begs to be watched. Though butchered by marketing and derided by critics upon its release, the film boasts a large cult following ten years later. This campy high school horror flick stars Fox as the titular Jennifer, who falls victim to the occult of mid-2000s pop punk to become a demon who sucks the life out of boys, forcing her childhood best friend Needy (Amanda Seyfried) to go to bloody lengths stop her. Jennifer’s Body leaves Amazon Prime at the end of the month, so be sure to catch it for some early Halloween fun.

An Education

An Education offers a chance to see the movie that put recent Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan on the map as a great actress. Here, she stars as a precocious London teen in the 1960s, one who gets swept up and away by an older man and his romantic lifestyle. It’s a quaint but cutting film, offering a hard look at the trials and tribulations of young adulthood that still rings true today. An Education leaves Amazon Prime at the end of the month.

What to watch on HBO Max:

Promising Young Woman

The stars are aligning to tell you that this is the week to stream Carey Mulligan’s filmography. Writer-director Emerald Fennell’s irreverent and vicious film about revenge and rape culture deserves as many watches and rewatches as possible, so be grateful that it’s finally coming to a streaming service near you. Mulligan’s performance as the guarded and wickedly clever Cassie helps to cement Promising Young Woman as an instant classic, along with incredibly complicated turns by comedic favorites Bo Burnham and Alison Brie. You can—and should—only read so much about this movie before you see it, but know that it’s a must-watch full of twists, turns, laughs, and shocks. Promising Young Woman will be available to stream on September 25.

Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3

A horror movie marathon staple, the Scream film series will only be available for a short time. The Wes Craven-helmed franchise is beloved not only for its ability to poke fun at typical scary movie tropes, but for its genuine scares and creative kills. The first three films of the series are all currently available, along with The Craft, another Neve Campbell vehicle. Scream and its several sequels will be leaving HBO Max at the end of the month, making the movies another perfect pre-Halloween watch as we get closer to October (and the legacy sequel due out in 2022).

What to watch on Apple TV+:

The Problem with Jon Stewart

One of television’s most reliable late-night hosts is returning to the gig he retired from, albeit in a less regular format. Jon Stewart’s new show promises to tackle current events, with each hour-long episode tackling an individual issue (think John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight but way more info). The comedian and host helped to revolutionize political comedy in the early 2000s, so viewers can expect his sharp wit, eloquence, and empathy to return in his new program. The Problem with Jon Stewart premieres September 30, with new episodes arriving every other week.


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What to Watch on Streaming This Week: Sept 24 – 30

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Just what are “The Facebook Papers,” anyway?

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Just what are “The Facebook Papers,” anyway?

The Facebook Papers project represents a unique collaboration among 17 American news organizations, including The Associated Press. Journalists from a variety of newsrooms, large and small, worked together to gain access to thousands of pages of internal company documents obtained by Frances Haugen, the former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower.

A separate consortium of European news outlets had access to the same set of documents, and members of both groups began publishing content related to their analysis of the materials at 7 a.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 25. That date and time was set by the partner news organizations to give everyone in the consortium an opportunity to fully analyze the documents, report out relevant details, and to give Facebook’s public relations staff ample time to respond to questions and inquiries raised by that reporting.

Each member of the consortium pursued its own independent reporting on the document contents and their significance. Every member also had the opportunity to attend group briefings to gain information and context about the documents.

The launch of The Facebook Papers project follows similar reporting by The Wall Street Journal, sourced from the same documents, as well as Haugen’s appearance on the CBS television show “60 Minutes” and her Oct. 5 Capitol Hill testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee.

The papers themselves are redacted versions of disclosures that Haugen has made over several months to the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging Facebook was prioritizing profits over safety and hiding its own research from investors and the public.

These complaints cover a range of topics, from its efforts to continue growing its audience, to how its platforms might harm children, to its alleged role in inciting political violence. The same redacted versions of those filings are being provided to members of Congress as part of its investigation. And that process continues as Haugen’s legal team goes through the process of redacting the SEC filings by removing the names of Facebook users and lower-level employees and turns them over to Congress.

The Facebook Papers consortium will continue to report on these documents as more become available in the coming days and weeks.

“AP regularly teams up with other news organizations to bring important journalism to the world,” said Julie Pace, senior vice president and executive editor. “The Facebook Papers project is in keeping with that mission. In all collaborations, AP maintains its editorial independence.”

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Denver weather: A summer cameo on Monday followed by rain

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Denver weather: A summer cameo on Monday followed by rain

Denver will get a hint of summer on Monday, with Halloween less than a week away.

According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, Denver will near the record high of 84 degrees on Monday. Forecasters call for an 80-degree high under increasingly sunny skies. Temperatures will drop to 49 degrees overnight. The dry weather has pushed the NWS to issue a Red Flag Warning for parts of the Palmer Divide, Denver, Adams and Arapahoe Counties.

Denver will be wet on Tuesday, with a storm system bringing winds and precipitation. Mild and dry conditions will be replaced by stronger, cool winds with gusts up to 60 mph over the foothills. The mountains are going to see some snow, which will linger on the ridges into Wednesday morning.

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Morning fire destroys haunted house in Parker

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An early morning fire engulfed Flat Acres Farm in Parker, destroying a haunted house and lighting up the sky with flames.

The fire was first reported after 1 a.m. at 11321 Dransfeldt Road on Monday, according to South Metro Fire Rescue on Twitter.

More than 50 firefighters were called to the late blaze involving hay bales, south of Twenty Mile Road and west of Parker Road. Firefighters said a glow is visible from a distance, with smoke drifting north. The smoke might be visible for much of the morning.

The fire was contained around 2 a.m., but the scene remains active, with crews saying the fire will burn for some time.

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