This weekend: a Lesbian werewolf film, a Tom Cruise blockbuster, and plenty to stream.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout stars Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, and Michelle Monaghan.
Good Manners is a “Brazilian Lesbian werewolf” drama. Cool. (It’s getting good target=”new”>reviews.)
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is a documentary about Scotty Bowers, who was a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and a confidant (and sexworker) for the stars of 1940s-era Hollywood.
Puzzle stars Kelly Macdonald as a suburban mother who opens herself to the world when she discovers that she loves jigsaw puzzles.
Blindspotting is a Bay Area-set drama written, produced by and starring Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. Diggs is a parolee, with only three days left on his sentence, who struggles admit gentrification and police violence. Pairs well with Sorry to Bother You.
Hot Summer Nights is a drama starring Timothée Chalamet as a Cape Cod teenager who gets in over his head when he decides to sell drugs to his peers.
The Captain is a German drama about real-life scumbag Willi Herold, a German soldier who impersonated a Nazi captain, made his way to a prisoner camp, and had 100 prisoners executed in eight days. After the dissolution of the camp he hanged a farmer and murdered five Dutchmen. This is going to be a giant no thanks from me.
Our House is a horror film about how you should alter the timeline, even if it’s a flat circle. (That Blair Witch nod is a nice touch.)
And today, on Netflix:
Cupcake & Dino – General Services …I’m totally into this.
Extinction, starring Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan and Mike Colter: “A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. “
Orange Is the New Black
The Bleeding Edge is a documentary about the medical device industry, from filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, (who made The Invisible War and The Hunting Ground).
Welcome to the Family, Roman Empire: Reign of Blood, and The Worst Witch are out today! Trailers were not available at presstime.
Out on July 30:
A Very Secret Service, season two. And on the 31st, Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 3. My friend Abby strong endorses Terrace House, which is like The Real World, if nobody sucked, assuming I understood her correctly.
Out today on Hulu…season four of Casual: