Slim pickings this weekend, in theaters and online. I guess we’d better all get outdoors for World Pride.
The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith is a religious film. We haven’t had one of those in awhile! This stars Christopher Gorham as John H. Groberg, an LDS missionary who finds comfort in the heathen Tongans who comfort him when his sixth child is born with an illness. Or something. And now we know Tonga as the part of Disneyland with the good toast, and not its robust culture. This is a sequel to DIsney’s The Other Side of Heaven. Anne Hathaway co-starred as Groberg’s wife. Her role has been re-cast.
Maiden follows Tracy Edwards, who led the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
Yesterday is a comedy starring Himesh Patel as a young man who wakes up one day and the only person in the world who remembers the Beatles. The comedy musical is directed by Danny Boyle.
Annabelle Comes Home continues to insist that we believe Ed and Lorraine Warren as anything but frauds. This is the third Annabelle movie!
The Last Whistle is a sports drama. When a high school football player dies during practice, and the coach insists that the team continues its winning streak, the town finds itself embroiled in controversy.
Coming Wednesday to theaters is Midsommar. From the same director as Hereditary the film promises to be creepy and grotesque. A bunch of hipsters (and one’s distraught girlfriend) go to a festival in Sweeden that promises to like, be super dope, because it’s only ever 90 years, bruh. (That is a RED FLAG, dude!)
Today on Netflix
Instant Hotel, season two
The Chosen One