Do Revenge, a young black comedy from Netflix, is available this weekend on streaming and VOD. Not looking for a Heathers-style high school revenge film? No worries, there's plenty to choose from in this weeks slate of new streaming and VOD releases.
George Miller's highly anticipated follow-up to 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, 2022 thriller-drama Breaking starring John Boyega and the late Michael K. Williams, the Goodnight Mommy American remake streaming on Prime Video, the coming-of-age anime film Drifting Home on Netflix, and more.
Here are the top picks for streaming and renting this weekend to assist you in deciding what to watch tonight.
Where to Find Out: Netflix is now available for streaming.
Are you interested in starring Camila Mendes and Stranger Things Maya Hawke in a teen dark comedy with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sophie Turner?
From our review:
Do Revenge, like other films in the mean-girls high school subgenre, is focused on tense social plots and vicious popular cliques. However, this is a natural evolution of this type of film for 2022, because youth culture rapidly changes, so teen films especially ones that adapt or pay homage to older material risk feeling outdated.
Three Thousand Years of Longing
Where to watch: Available to rent for $19.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu
George Miller's Three Thousand Years of Longing is based on A. S. Byatts' 1994 book The Djinn in the Nightingales Eye, which focuses on Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton), 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 telling a story of loss, loneliness
From our review:
Three Thousand Years of Longing is one of those films, a story about stories that are fraught with self-importance that isnt solely interested in their magic as a cloying, unifying force. They are more powerful than that. They are more dangerous than that. And there are few more enjoyable methods of thinking about what this story concludes.
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-based journalist who travels to Texas to investigate a disappearance.
From our review:
The fact that Ben himself is self-conscious about his potential East Coast condescension adds another layer to the film's charm, but they don't always enhance the film's overall feel. From a gifted kid to a compromised murder investigator, Vengeance gradually becomes a distended meme.
Where to watch: On Amazon, Apple, and Vudu, available for $19.99.
In the thriller Breaking, John Boyega plays Brian Brown-Easley, a Marine Corps veteran who threatens to blow up a Wells Fargo bank in order to get the money he is due from Veterans Affairs.
Breaking also features the late Michael K. Williams in one of his last roles as Eli Bernard, a police officer sympathetic to the Brown-Easleys' plight who is desperately trying to deescalate the hostage situation.
Where to find Prime Video content: Available for viewing on Prime Video.
Goodnight Mommy, a psychological horror film starring Naomi Watts, will be released in 2022. The twin boys arrive at their mothers' secluded country house to discover her face covered with bandages and grow to suspect that she is not their mother.
From our assessment:
The biggest issue looming when Goodnight Mommy's English-language remake was announced, was whether the new film would be as tough and end as nihilistically as the original. Not only does the remake lack the will to even attempt the original in terms of terror and on-screen pain, but it does not really work as a film in its own right.
Naomi Watts will play the titular Mommy in the new film. With The Ring and Funny Games on her belt, Watts may have appeared like an easy choice for the lead of yet another American remake of a world horror film. The faults of the remake arent due to her lack of craft or effort, the issues arise solely in the writing and direction.
Where to watch: Netflix is now available to stream.
Drifting Home, the latest anime adaptation by Hiroyasu Ishidas, focuses on childhood friends Kosuke and Natsume who are transported to another dimension surrounded by a vast ocean after visiting the apartment building where they used to live prior to it being demolished. The two must now work together to recover their lives.
From our analysis:
The impressive animation work by Studio Colorido (Penguin Highway, A Whisker Away) does a lot to sell the strange 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 minor, gentle lines, but Akihiro Nagaes direction never overtures danger to the film's plot, like when Kosuke climbs through a corrugated iron roof to escape an open
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Broad Peak is based on the real-life story of legendary Polish mountaineer Maciej Berbeka, who was set sail nearly 25 years after his first failed expedition.
Where to find it: Prime Video is available for streaming.
Channing Tatum has played a dog-man before, but what about a man with a dog?
Tatum directed this film together with Reid Carolin, and he plays an Army Ranger mourning the death of his friend who embarks on an extensive road trip to bring his dog to the funeral.
Where to find the show: Available to rent for $19.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu.
Jon Hamm plays the quick-witted comedic detective in this reboot of the 1980s comedy series.
From our review:
The way Hamms' revival of the series is receiving a halfhearted dual release in some theaters and on VOD suggests Miramax's lack of trust in the project. The movie, though, claims to be fleet and amusing, and it is refreshing not just for how it uses comedy, but for how it uses Jon Hamm.
Where to find them: Shudder is available for streaming.
With this fascinating drama set at a culinary institute, acclaimed director Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, In Fabric) is back. Stricklands' trademark impeccable costuming and attention to detail, as well as his unsettlingness are all there in his films.