This week’s top 7 new movies to watch online offer a wide selection. From a beloved indie art house from earlier this year that finally hit the big streaming service, to the latest shiny new Netflix blockbuster (featuring Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth), plus three exciting documentaries. need a movie theater this week.
The biggest name on this list is Jennifer Lopez, the iconic musician, actor, and dancer whose career and Super Bowl halftime show have landed in the Netflix spotlight (oh, have you heard that Netflix even makes the Squid Game reality show?) . Hemsworth is the second biggest name on the list, and his film Spider Head seems to show that the actor elevates the film through sheer charisma.
Looking for laughter? Don’t miss Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening in this true-life film about a couple who manage to outsmart the state lottery. In addition, there is a new Father of the Bride with a Latino cast.
Let’s break down seven movies you should watch this week and check out 9 new movies and TV shows you can watch from last weekend, including Ms. Marvel and the return of Peaky Blinders.
Worst man in the world (Hulu)
Few films have captured me in theaters like Joachim Trier’s The Worst Man in the World. And this buzzy limited-edition indie gem is finally on Hulu, where it can find a wider audience. But unlike last week’s major online release (Everything Everywhere, All At Once), this film has a much simpler (but still emotionally resonant) story. The film captures four years of Giulia (Renate Reinswe) as she worries about the kind of person she becomes as she grows up (hence the title).
Reinswe, who finally breaks out with this role, is fully engaged in her game, and the film kind of needed her. There are many moments to take a break, as Julie’s relationship with popular cartoonist Axel (Anders Danielsen Lee) is one of those difficult situations where she’s 29 and he’s 43 and their needs don’t exactly match. Axel isn’t the only man Julie sees in The Worst Man, but the details of how she interacts with Eyvind (Herbert Nordrum) I wouldn’t dare spoil. The Worst Man in the World is more than worth watching without the commercial break.
Flow on Hulu (will open in a new tab) right now
Hulu is also the place where you watch old man online if you are in the USA.
Jenny from the block has traveled all over the world, but her story is still a mystery. Netflix is finally getting a chance to go behind the scenes with Jennifer Lopez, as one of the biggest names in pop culture says. Not only does Lopez let the Netflix cameras into her arena rehearsals, the documentary also points the cameras at Ben Affleck to see how he feels about her life.
Lopez tells stories you might not have expected, including her struggles with low self-esteem. The documentary shows the superstar as a woman who demands higher standards, including during her recent Super Bowl halftime performance (where the movie got its title). A scene from the movie, which has already gone viral, shows Lopez declaring that the Super Bowl halftime show (which she did in 2020 with Shakira) together is “the worst idea in the world.”
Flow on Netflix (will open in a new tab) starting today (Tuesday, June 14)
Father of the Bride (2022) (HBO Max)
While some may not know that 1991’s Father of the Bride, directed by Steve Martin, was not the first iteration of this film (he remade the 1950 version starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor), few people were probably expecting the release. third chapter. . But then again, we couldn’t imagine that this HBO Max movie would probably pick the perfect star to replace Martin.
Andy Garcia stars in the new Father of the Bride as Billy, who puts out a couple of fires. First of all, it’s that his daughter Sophia (Adria Archona) is getting married to Adam (Diego Bonet) and their upcoming wedding causes him his own confusion. Not only is Sophia a little more independent than her father thought possible, as she proposed to Adam, but a cultural clash is also possible. Can Sophia’s Cuban-American family get along with Adam’s Mexican family? Probably.
However, Billy’s biggest problem is that his marriage to his wife Ingrid (Gloria Estefan) is far from the honeymoon phase. Can his marriage last long enough to survive the wedding? We bet they will come out of this stronger.
Flow on HBO Max (will open in a new tab) starting Thursday (June 16)
Cha Cha Real Smoothness (Apple TV Plus)
A new big movie is coming to Apple TV Plus, which also won the Audience Choice Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Cha Cha Real Smooth talks about the awkwardness of it all, as its star-writer/director Cooper Reiff plays Andrew, the bar mitzvah host who is the life of the party only when he’s online.
But then he falls in love with the mother (Dakota Johnson) of one of the kids at his parties. It currently holds a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, earning praise for all of its performances and for Reiff’s writing and direction.
Flow on Apple TV Plus (will open in a new tab) starting Friday (17 June)
Jerry and Marge Go Big (Paramount Plus)
Many true crime films have a dark and depressing side to them. Not the case with this film, which was inspired by the life of retired Jerry Selby (played by Bryan Cranston), who may have just found a way to win millions and use it for his city. Finally a project in which Bryan Cranston manages to use his intelligence for the benefit of all, and not just become a drug lord.
Jerry is about to retire, but the prospect is utterly exhausting. So he finds a loophole in the Massachusetts lottery system. Not only does he tie up his wife Marge (Annette Bening), they not only use the funds for retirement but also help others.
Unfortunately, Jerry’s master plan runs into hiccups. Annoying youngsters have figured out how to beat the system, and this poses a threat to everyone.
Flow on Paramount Plus (will open in a new tab) starting Friday (17 June)
Watergate: Violent Crimes at the White House (Paramount Plus)
Exactly 50 years (in days) after the break-in of the Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate offices, a scandal began that shook the country and overthrew President Richard Nixon from office, we get a new look at history. This documentary uses original news footage to show us how the public took the story at the time.
Of course, White House Crimes Special focuses not only on the burglary story, but also on the cover-up. From Nixon’s paranoid tapes to questions about how those tapes were edited, this documentary provides the latest debunked look at the Watergate scandal.
Flow on Paramount Plus (will open in a new tab) starting Friday (June 17) (also broadcast at 9:00 pm ET on CBS on the same day)
Spider Head (Netflix)
Netflix movies and stories from The New Yorker don’t seem like great bed partners. But when Netflix adds Chris Hemsworth, it grabs our attention. So we turn to the sci-fi Spider-Man, which is adapting George Saunders’ Spider-Head Escape.
Hemsworth stars with Miles Teller (Top Gun: Maverick) and Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country) as two test subjects he (the show’s host scientist) experiments on. Reviews suggest that Hemsworth is by far the best part of the movie, as villain Steve Abnesti is completely mesmerizing and entertaining.
Flow on Netflix (will open in a new tab) starting Friday (17 June)
Civil rights lawyer Ben Crump handles a very wide range of cases, and this week’s biggest Netflix documentary gives director Nadia Hallgren (Becoming) a chance to talk about her hard work. Not only did Crump work on the civil cases of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, he also represented other black farmers and black people the system took advantage of.
Crump, as you’ll hear in the trailer, believes that one of the best ways to protect black lives is to make the system pay a higher price for hurting them. Or, more simply, as he says in the trailer, “If you can get them to pay more, they will stop killing black people. It will be an obstacle.” Civil sees Crump doing his job and also shows his personal history, from childhood to adulthood.
Flow on Netflix (will open in a new tab) starting Friday (17 June)
The Unbearable Weight of Huge Talent
The Unbearable Weight of Enormous Talent is the Nicolas Cage film that ends all Nicolas Cage films as he plays – you guessed it – Nic Cage. Because after all the iconic roles of the actor, there was no one left to play, except for an over-the-top version of himself who has problems with the role of the father.
It’s just not the real story. In this film, Cage’s film career is on the decline, and he is ready to do anything for a paycheck. Including being the guest of honor at a rich man’s birthday party. And this wealthy dude is no ordinary Mr. Fat, as Xavi (Pedro Pascal) is both a Nick Cage superfan and a suspect in some serious crime. So of course the feds want Cage to help uncover the truth. Manic, tense and hilarious, The Unbearable Weight of Big Talent is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in theaters this year.
Admittedly, I’m a bit late with this, but it’s a fairly recent digital release (released on June 7th that wasn’t promoted enough and wasn’t on last week’s list) and I feel it’s worth including it this time around. .
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