There’s a whole mess of movies this weekend. Most of them are old and only hitting the screen now, but at least Booksmart is finally here.
Isabelle is a horror film about a couple haunted by a demented entity after moving into “the perfect New England home.” There’s the problem. Only Martha Stewart gets the perfect New England Home.
Aladdin, Disney’s latest live-action adaptation of an animated movie they’d hate to lose the rights to (see it again in three years!) stars Will Smith as the genie, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Mena Massoud as Aladdin. Nasim Pedrad and Alan Tudyk also star.
Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation is a documentary, featuring “never before seen footage!” of the famous Woodstock concert. The film purportedly examines to social upheaval that led to the concert.
The Proposal: “Known as ‘the artist among architects,’ Luis Barragán is among the world’s most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world’s view. In an attempt to resurrect Barragán’s life and art, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself—a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art.”
Diamantino is a sci-fi/fantasy film about a disgraced soccer player seeking new purpose through a delirious odyssey.
Halston is a documentary about the luxury designer.
Ad Astra stars Brad Pitt as an astronaut searching for his father on the edge of our galaxy. The studio is already planning a sequel.
Brightburn is a horror movie about a couple who regret choosing to raise the child that fell from the sky. They can’t all be Superman.
The Lumber Baron is a drama. “Upon the unexpected death of his father, Daniel Rimsdale leaves medical school and returns home to the Chippewa Valley to try to salvage the floundering family lumber business.”
Booksmart is a comedy starring Kaitlyn Denver and Beanie Feldstein. On the eve of their high school graduation, two well-behaved girls realize they should have partied more. This is Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut. The screenplay is by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, and Katie Silberman. I’m excited to see this one.
Echo In the Canyon is a documentary about the historic music scene in L.A.’s Laurel Canyon.
Avengement is an action film about a lowly criminal on furlough who returns to his roots as a cold-blooded killer.
In the Aisles is a German drama about two shelf-stockers who fall in love. Variety gives it a good review.
Funny Story is a comedy? about an aging TV star who accidentally sleeps with his beloved daughter’s girlfriend. Yuck.
Today on Netflix:
She’s Gotta Have It, season two
WHAT / IF
Rim of the World
Available this week:
Svaha: The Sixth Finger