Benediction, Not Okay, and more new movies you can watch at home this weekend

Benediction, Not Okay, and more new movies you can watch at home this weekend ...

Not Okay, a satirical dark comedy starring Zoey Deutch as a famous influencer faking her way through a terrorist attack, is now available on Hulu, as well as other great new releases, such as Terence Davies' biopic of British poet Siegfried Sassoon, and more!

Here are a few highlights from this week that you may watch at home.

Not Okay

Where to find the film: Hulu's online streaming service.

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

Hatching

Where to watch: Hulu is offering to stream content.

Hatching is a Finnish horror film that doubles as an online culture satire. Tinja is a 12-year-old girl who has been the subject of her parents' video blog for the most of her life. It then grows before... well, hatching into an animal named Alli.

From our review:

Alli is a mesmerizing figure who gives the film a cult following: From previous experiences at Lucasfilm, she came across Gustav Hoegen's film animronics department: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Solo, The Last Jedi, and The Force Awakens. Her SFX makeup director, Conor OSullivan, has a similar pedigree, as half of the Oscar-nominated effects duo who played Heath Ledger as the Joker in

Benediction

Where to Find Them: On Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu, you can rent for $3.99.

Terence Davies (A Quiet Passion) returns with a biopic of British poet Siegfried Sassoon at various times in his life, portraying a soldier turned anti-war activist turned poet.

We Met in Virtual Reality

Where to Find HBO Max's Films: Available for Streaming on HBO Max

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

From our evaluation:

In an environment where most people seem to focus on play, the Huntings doc jumps around in a distracted and sometimes formless manner, but in the process, it captures a wide spectrum of users' interests, whether it's playing a virtual pool, organizing a virtual improv night, or waving their avatars anatomy in a virtual exotic dance club.

Citizen Ashe

Where to Find HBO Max Originals

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

Milestone Generations

Where to Find HBO Max Content

The 2020 documentary Milestone Generations chronicles the relaunch of Milestone Media, the pioneering comic business 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 Shudder's Appearance

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

The Reef: Stalked

Where to Find Shudder: Available for Watch on Shudder

It's Shark Week! Check out these aquatic horror movies (check out these excellent Jaws knockoffs). Are you looking for something a little different? Here's a shark film about four young women on a kayaking vacation who are chased by a shark, according to the author.

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 trying to live normalcy (aka without murders). Both assassins are high school girls.

A Cut Above

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

Lucas Koka Penteado plays Richardsson, the son of a shady hair salon owner in Penha, Rio de Janeiro, who volunteers to help out. Discovering his hidden talent as a barber, Richardsson raises money in a last ditch effort to save the shop.

Purple Hearts

Where to Find Your Netflix Shows

Cassie and Luke, a struggling songwriter and a troubled Marine, are drawn to each other for the pleasure of military benefits. As Luke is injured while on duty and returns home for rehabilitation, the reluctant young couple must consider whether or not their love is genuine or just for entertainment.

Pipa

Where to watch: Netflix has many channels to stream.

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

The Entitled

Where to Find Netflix Movies

The Entitled, a Netflix comedy from the Philippines, follows a young woman who suddenly discovers her father, who she didn't know, is quite rich. She is assigned to assist him in his business with the help of a charming lawyer.