There are movies out this weekend. And, you know, I can’t tell you what the big Blockbuster should be. Given all that we have, I’m happy to binge GLOW at home.
Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado, a sequel to 2015’s Scario reunites Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro to fight the Mexican Cartels, who are smuggling jihadi terrorists across the border. Taylor Sheridan is the writer on this one too, but the who plot seems irresponsible, considering the garbage fire we’re living in right now.
Uncle Drew is a comedy starring Screen Scholars fave Lil Rey Howrey as a young man who talks his playground legend-pal Uncle Drew (Kyrie Irving) to reform his old team (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, and Nate Robinson) for one last game in Harlem. Tiffany Haddish also stars.
The Cakemaker is a drama about grief and loss, but it looks good! A German pastry chef, who had been part of an affair with his handsome, Israeli customer, travels to Jerusalem when the man dies. And maybe shares a moving friendship with the man’s wife!
Custody is a domestic thriller about a couple in a contentious divorce.
Three Identical Strangers is a documentary about triplets separated at birth, how they found each other, and the emotional ramifications of their separation.
Woman Walks Ahead is a historical drama, starring Jessica Chastain as Caroline Weldon, a 19th century artist who became Sitting Bull’s confidante (and an advocate for the Lakota Sioux). Michael Greyeyes plays Sitting Bull, Sam Rockwell will be a racist American colonel. (Man, Rockwell, can you take different roles, now?)
Sanju is a biopic about Sanjay Dutt, an acclaimed Indian actor. The film covers his loves, addictions, and imprisonment.
Leave No Trace is a drama by Debra Granik (yay!) starring Ben Foster as a man who was living off-the-grid with his teenage daughter in the woods. When the authorities begin to close in (presumably because you can’t just go off into the woods, even if it’s in Portland) they find themselves separated.
Today on Netflix, movies and returning series:
Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits forces 14 contestants undergo the same rigorous four-day selection process as England’s top-secret World War II spies.
GLOW, season two! (At press time, the only video available was the date announcement. I’ll take it!)
Harvey Street Kids a show for kids about three tough girls. Based on Harvey Comics characters, the girls are voiced by Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Lemelin, and Kelly McCreary.
Kiss Me First is a sci-fi series about a lonely teenager who gets addicted to a VR gaming site, befriends a girl both online and offline, and then assumes the girl’s identity online when she disappears. She also get into some part of the site called (sigh) Red Pill.
La Forêt, a French drama series about a girl who disappears from a small town near the Ardennes Forest. Yes, please!
Nailed It!, season two; trailer not available.
Paquita Salas, season two!
Recovery Boys, a documentary about four men trying to restart their lives after overcoming drug addiction.
TAU, a drama about a “street-wise” woman who must escape her high-tech imprisonment after she is kidnapped and used as a test subject on her captor’s artificial intelligence.
And, on June 30: Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory.