Benediction, Not Okay, and other new movies you may enjoy at home this weekend

Benediction, Not Okay, and other new movies you may enjoy at home this weekend ...

Not Okay, a satirical dark comedy starring Zoey Deutch as a fame-hungry influencer faking her way through a terrorist attack, is available for viewing and purchase on VOD this weekend, including the Finnish horror film Hatching, documentary on virtual reality and African American superhero comics, Terence Davies' biopic of British poet Siegfried Sassoon, and many more!

This week, here are some new movies you may watch at home.

Not Okay

Where to find content: Hulu is offering a live stream.

Not Okay, a satirical black comedy starring Zoey Deutch (Vampire Academy) is based on Danni, a misguided influencer who fakes a trip to Paris in order to increase her clout. When a terrorist incident strikes Paris in the real world, she decides to keep up the act, pretending as a survivor in order to be on the ground level of an international incident.

Hatching

Where to find the best movies: Hulu is available to stream.

Hatching is a Finnish horror film that doubles as an online culture satire. Tinja, a 12-year-old girl who has been the subject of her parents' video blog for almost her whole life, hatches into a creature named Alli.

From our review, here's what we've learned.

Alli is a mesmerizing presence that draws the film's attention to its weaker moments. Bergholm tells Polygon that she had spent a lot of money on working on the film. Her SFX makeup director, Conor OSullivan, has a similar pedigree, as half of the Oscar-nominated effects duo who gave Heath Ledger his grotesque sleer in The Dark Knight.

Benediction

Where to find the program: On Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu, it's available to rent for $3.99.

Terence Davies, a well-known British filmmaker, has returned with a biopic of British poet Siegfried Sassoon. Both Jack Lowden (Slow Horses) and Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, Local Hero) play Sassoon at different times in his life, revealing a soldier turned anti-war activist turned poet.

We Met in Virtual Reality

Where to find HBO Max content: Available for streaming on HBO Max.

We Met in Virtual Reality, a 2022 documentary shot entirely inside the realm of virtual reality, follows the lives of several individuals, including an ASL teacher, two long distance couples, and a fitness instructor, as they form connections via the virtual reality platform VRChat in the early months of the COVID-19 epidemic.

From our review:

The emphasis on educating deaf people and, in the process, making VRChat more accessible and welcoming for deaf people is particularly bold in an environment where most people seem to concentrate on play. Even just existing in VRChat appears to be a form of performance, given the many custom avatars on display, which reveal a surprising amount of individual motivation and fantasies.

Citizen Ashe

Where to find HBO Max programming

Rex Miller (Althea) and Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI) direct a documentary on the life of pioneering Black tennis player Arthur Ashe, who was as an activist as an athlete.

Milestone Generations

Where to find HBO Max content: Available for streaming on HBO Max.

The 2020 documentary Milestone Generations chronicles the relaunch of Milestone Media, an influential comic company founded by Denys Cowan, Dwayne McDuffie, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle, known for establishing creator-owned African American superheroes like Static, Hardware, and Icon.

They Live in the Grey

Where to find out what to watch: Shudder is now available.

This horror film, directed by the Vang brothers, pits a social worker against a demonic force in order to protect the child and family she is sent to investigate.

The Reef: Stalked

Where to find it: Shudder is available for hire.

It's Shark Week! Check out these aquatic horror films (shout out to some excellent Jaws knockoffs). Are you looking for something a little different? Here's a shark film about four young women on a kayaking trip who are, as you've probably assumed, pursued by a shark. The film is directed by Andrew Traucki, who directed The Reef.

Baby Assassins

Where to Find It: Hi-Yah!

Baby Assassins is a Japanese action comedy about two deadly assassins bored by life who accidentally cross the yakuza while attempting to live normal (aka without murders). Both assassins are high school girls.

A Cut Above

Where to find out what to watch: Netflix has many services available for streaming.

Lucas Koka Penteado plays Richardsson, the son of a disgruntled hair salon owner in Rio de Janeiro. Discovering his hidden talent as a barber, Richardsson raises money in a last ditch effort to save the business.

Purple Hearts

Where to find it: Netflix has a program to stream.

Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine star as Cassie and Luke, a stumbling songwriter and a tense Marine who agree to marry each other for the benefit of military benefits. When Luke is injured while deployed and returns home for rehabilitation, the reluctant young couple must question their feelings and whether their love is genuine or for entertainment.

Pipa

Where to find movies: Netflix has a streaming option.

Alejandro Montiel's Argentine mystery follows a former cop who has moved far away from her old home. When she discovers a dead body on her new land, old memories and demons return into her life.

The Entitled

Where to find it: Netflix is offering a streaming service.

The Entitled, a Netflix comedy from the Philippines, follows a young woman who suddenly discovers her father, whom she did not know, is quite rich. She is tasked with helping out his business with the help of a charming lawyer.