Netflixs Do Revenge, Three Thousand Years of Longing, and every other new movie you can watch from home this weekend

Netflixs Do Revenge, Three Thousand Years of Longing, and every other new movie you can watch from h ...

Do Revenge, a young black comedy film on Netflix, is getting a remake this weekend from Camila Mendes (Riverdale), Maya Hawke (Stranger Things), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones). No need for a Heathers-style high school revenge film, there's plenty to choose from in this weeks slate of new streaming and VOD movies.

Three Thousand Years of Longing, George Miller's highly anticipated follow-up to 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road, 2022 thriller-drama Breaking with John Boyega and the late Michael K. Williams, the Goodnight Mommy American remake, the coming-of-age anime film Drifting Home on Netflix, and the Channing Tatum-led drama Dog on Prime Video.

Here are the best selections for streaming and renting this weekend to assist you in deciding what to watch tonight.

Do Revenge

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

Are you interested in joining the Riverdales' Camila Mendes, Stranger Things Maya Hawke, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Sophie Turner in a teen dark comedy?

From our analysis:

Do Revenge, a genre that focuses on mean-girls high school, isnt a derivative or a cliche: It's a natural evolution of this type of film for 2022. Some areas of high school are constants, but youth culture rapidly changes, so teen films especially ones that adapt or pay homage to older material risk feeling obsolete.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Where to find the show: Available for rent on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu for $19.99

George Miller's Three Thousand Years of Longing is based on A. S. Byatts' 1994 book The Djinn in the Nightingales Eye, a scholar of myths and narrative who uncorks a Djinn (Idris Elba) from a bottle he has been imprisoned in for the past hundred years, each one revealing a story of loss, longing, and love.

From our review:

Three Thousand Years of Longing is one of those films, a story about stories that are fraught with self-importance that arent limited to their magic as a cloying, unifying force. They are even more deadly than that. And there are few more enjoyable ways to explore them than watching two individuals who think they know all there is to know about stories.

Vengeance

Peacock's Where to Find It

In his directorial debut, B.J. Novak takes the podcast-style mystery to the big screen, playing a New York reporter who goes to Texas to investigate a disappearance.

From our review:

The fact that Ben is self-conscious about his possible East Coast condescension adds another layer and so does the fact that he engages in it anyway. But these extra layers don't necessarily enhance the enjoyment of watching Vengeance, which is a function of the gifted-kid-to-compromised-murder investigator pipeline.

Breaking

Where to find what to watch: On Amazon, Apple, and Vudu, available for $19.99 per month.

Brian Brown-Easley, a Marine Corps veteran who threatens to blow up a Wells Fargo bank in order to pay the money he has owed from Veterans Affairs, is played by John Boyega in the thriller Breaking.

Breaking features the late Michael K. Williams in one of his final roles as Eli Bernard, a police officer sympathetic to Brown-Easleys' plight while attempting desperately to deescalate the hostage situation.

Goodnight Mommy

Where to find Prime Video content: Available for streaming on Prime Video

Goodnight Mommy, a psychological horror film starring Naomi Watts, will be released in 2022. The twin boys discover their mother at her secluded country house, covered in bandages, and begin to suspect that she is not their mother.

From our review, we conclude that this is a good thing.

The main issue looming when the English-language remake of Goodnight Mommy was announced: would the new film go as hard and conclude as nihilistically as the original? The remake lacks the courage to even approach the original in terms of terror and on-screen suffering, and does not really work as a film in its own right.

Naomi Watts will play the titular Mommy in this new adaptation of The Ring and Funny Games. With her English-language remakes, Watts may have appeared like an easy candidate for the lead of yet another American remake of a worldwide horror film. The remake's flaws aren't due to her lack of skill or effort, they're due to the entire process of writing and directing.

Drifting Home

Where to watch: Netflix has many services available to stream.

Drifting Home, a recent anime feature on Hiroyasu Ishidas, centers on childhood pals Kosuke and Natsume who are transported to another dimension surrounded by a vast ocean after visiting the apartment they used to live before it was demolished. The two must now work together to find a way out of this strange world and back to their own.

From our analysis:

The enticing animation from Studio Colorido (Penguin Highway, A Whisker Away) has done a lot to sell the story's spooky premise. Structures shift and break with believable force, even though the driving action is about a building floating across the ocean like a raft. Although the director does not obsess over realism, the director's works remain down-to-earth, such as when Kosuke climbs over a corrug

Broad Peak

Where to find Netflix content: It's now available to stream.

Broad Peak is based on the real-life story of legendary Polish mountaineer Maciej Berbeka, nearly 25 years after his first failed expedition.

Dog

Where to find the program: Prime Video is available for streaming.

Channing Tatum has previously played a dog-man, but what about a man with a dog?

Tatum co-directed this film with Reid Carolin, and he stars as an Army Ranger mourning the death of his friend who embarks on an extensive road trip to accompany his friend to the funeral.

Confess, Fletch

Where to find it: Available on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu for $19.99 per month.

Jon Hamm plays the quick-witted comedic detective in this reboot of the 1980s comedy series.

From our review:

The way Hamms' reboot of the series is receiving a half-hearted dual release in some theaters and on VOD suggests Miramax's lack of faith in the project. The film, however, claims to be fleet and amusing the kind of comedy grown-up moviegoers used to see a lot more frequently than they do today. Confess, Fletch is refreshing, not just for how it uses comedy.

Flux Gourmet

Where to find it: Shudder is now available for stream.

With this enthralling film set at a culinary school, respected director Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, In Fabric) is back. The teaser promises sensory overload, Stricklands trademark impeccable styling and attention to detail, and the spooky air you typically see in his films.