There’s a whole bunch of movies out this weekend, including a crappy animated film for kids, some horror schlock, and multiple documentaries. MDMA is the only movie I would recommend, but the most popular titles are The Predator and A Simple Favor.
For streaming this weekend the big three all have releases: a new series on Hulu starring Sean Penn, a comedy series on Amazon starring Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen, and a truckload of material from Netflix, including season five of BoJack Horseman.
A Wizard’s Tale is an animated film with voices from Toby Kebbell, Lily Collins, and Keith Wickham.
The Dawn Wall is a documentary about climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, who climbed “the most unwelcoming” surface of El Capitan in Yosemite in 2015. The rockface is 3,000 feet and the climb required six years of research.
A Boy, A Girl, A Dream stars Omari hardwick and Meagan Good as an LA club promoter and Midwestern lawyer who meet on election night in 2016.
MDMA is an ‘80s set, semi-autobiographical film from Angie Wang about a young woman who sells ecstasy pills at her small, private college. Annie Q plays the young Wang.
Don’t Leave Home is a horror movie about “An American artist’s obsession with a disturbing urban legend lead[ing] her to an investigation of the story’s origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland.”
Danger One is a thriller starring Tom Everett Scott. Paramedics find a million dollars sewn into the clothing of a man they are transporting, who dies. And since they haven’t read or seen A Simple Plan, it goes badly for them.
I Think We’re Alone Now stars Peter Dinklage as a small town librarian enjoying solitude after the apocalypse, only to have it interrupted by the arrival of a young woman (played by Elle Fanning).
Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a documentary “that boldly ruptures racist aesthetic frameworks that have historically constricted the expression of African American men on film.”
White Boy Rick stars Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Brian Tyree Henry. Based on the true story of Richard Wershe Jr., who was an FBI informant as a teenager but sold cocaine when he was “no longer valuable to the FBI” and ended up in jail for the next 30 years.
Four Hands is a German drama. A woman’s obsession with protecting her sister turns into an existential nightmare.
The Predator stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, and Olivia Munn. It’s the latest in the Predator franchise.
Patient Zero stars John Bradley, Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer, and Stanley Tucci. When an outbreak decimates the population, and turns them into…well, zombies, a man who can speak their language leads a crusade to find patient zero as a means to a cure.
Unbroken: Path to Redemption …Remember Unbroken? This is the “sequel” nobody asked for.
A Simple Favor is based on the best-selling novel and directed by Paul Feig. The thriller stars Anna Kendrick as a Mommy blogger who investigates the disappearance of her “best friend,” who is played by Blake Lively.
Lizzie is the sexy lesbian-telling of Lizzie Borden’s (maybe?) murder spree (she did it!) Starring Chloë Sevigny as Lizzie Borden and Kristen Stewart as the Irish maid that really totes gets her. WHY. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING.
Where Hands Touch stars Amandla Stenberg as the daughter of a White German and a Black man who meets a Hitler Youth.
American Chaos is a documentary wherein the filmmaker goes to Red States to ask about why Trump was so great, and then he won the election, and why bother to release it now?
The Basement is a horror film.
The First premieres today on Hulu
Forever premieres on Amazon!
Out on Netflix…
American Vandal: Season 2
Boca Juniors Confidential
BoJack Horseman: Season 5
Ingobernable: Season 2
Norm Macdonald Has a Show
He’s in a lot of trouble lately though, so maybe not?
The Dragon Prince
The Land of Steady Habits
Arriving September 18…
D.L. Hughley: Contrarian
Trailers were unavailable for Car Masters: Rust to Riches, LAST HOPE, Super Monsters Monster Party: Songs, and The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part A.