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

Netflix's Do Revenge, Three Thousand Years of Longing, and every other new movie you can watch from  ...

Do Revenge, a young black comedy film from Netflix, has premiered this weekend. Not looking for a Heathers-style high school revenge film? There's plenty to choose from when it comes to this weeks slate of new streaming and VOD titles.

Three Thousand Years of Longing is the highly anticipated follow-up to Mad Max: Fury Road, which will premiere in 2022, with John Boyega and Michael K. Williams as the lead actress, the Goodnight Mommy American remake 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 has a lot of content available for streaming.

Are you interested in getting a teen dark comedy starring Riverdales Camila Mendes and Stranger Things Maya Hawke, with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sophie Turner?

From our review:

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youth culture rapidly evolves, so teen films especially ones that adapt or pay homage to older material risk feeling outdated.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Where to find the show: On Amazon, Apple, and Vudu, it's available for rent for $19.99.

George Miller's Three Thousand Years of Longing is based on A. S. Byatt's 1994 book The Djinn in the Nightingales Eye, which is a scholar of legends and narrative that inexplicably unravels a Djinn (Idris Elba) from a bottle he has been imprisoned in for the past hundred years. Each chapter of the Djinn is a tale of loss, loneliness, and love.

From our review:

Three Thousand Years of Longing is one of those films, a story about stories that have a vexing connection to the screen, and the color of the outside world that was never seen on film. They are more powerful than that. They are more dangerous than that. And there are few more enjoyable approaches to unraveling stories than watching two people who think they know all there is to know.

Vengeance

What to watch: Peacock is available to stream on their website.

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

From our review:

The fact that Ben is self-conscious about his potential East Coast contempt adds another layer to the experience of seeing the film. Eventually, Vengeance starts to feel like a distended meme, following the same path as the gifted child to committed murder investigator.

Breaking

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

In the action film Breaking, John Boyega plays Brian Brown-Easley, a Marine Corps veteran who threatens to blow up a Wells Fargo bank in order to pay for what he is due from Veterans Affairs.

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

Goodnight Mommy

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

Naomi Watts will star in the American remake of Goodnight Mommy, a 2014 psychological horror film starring Veronika Franz and Severin Fialas that follows twin boys who discover their mother's face covered with bandages after arriving at her secluded country house.

From our review:

The biggest issue looming when Goodnight Mommy's English-language remake was announced, is whether or not it would go as hard and end as nihilistically as the original. The remake lacks the drive to even approach the original in terms of terror and on-screen pain, and it does not really work as a film in its own right.

Naomi Watts plays the titular mother in the new film The Ring and Funny Games, which have been released in English, but Watts might have sounded like an easy candidate for the lead of another American remake of an internationally well-known horror film. The remake's flaws aren't due to her lack of craft or effort, the issues are all about writing and directing.

Drifting Home

Where to find what you need to watch on Netflix

Drifting Home, a recent anime feature by Hiroyasu Ishidas (Penguin Highway), 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 previously.

From our review, we've learned that:

The impressive animation from Studio Colorido (Penguin Highway, A Whisker Away) demonstrates the film's unsettling premise. Structures shift and break with believable weight, even though the driving action is about a floating structure like a raft. Even the younger characters are drawn with subtle, gentle lines, but Akihiro Nagaes direction never obsesses over realism.

Broad Peak

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

Broad Peak, based on the real-life story of legendary Polish mountaineer Maciej Berbeka, follows Berbeka's journey to the summit of one of the most dangerous mountain in the world nearly 25 years after his first failed expedition.

Dog

Where to watch: 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 plays a Ranger who is grieving the death of his friend who goes on an extended road trip to bring his friend's dog to the funeral.

Confess, Fletch

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

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

From our assessment:

The way Hamms's reboot of the series is receiving a halfhearted dual release in some theaters and on VOD suggests Miramax's lack of faith. The film, though, does suggest that it is not a replacement for the sort of comedy that grown-up moviegoers used to see more often today. Confess, Fletch is refreshing, not just for its comedy but also for how it uses Jon Hamm.

Flux Gourmet

On Shudder, where can I find the show?

With this fascinating drama set at a culinary institute, acclaimed filmmaker Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, In Fabric) returns. The film promises sensory overload, Stricklands' usual impeccable costuming and attention to detail, and the disturbing air you often encounter in his films.