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

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

Do Revenge, a teenage black comedy film from Netflix, will premiere 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 releases.

Three Thousand Years of Longing, George Miller's anticipated follow-up to Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, the 2022 thriller-dramatic Breaking starring John Boyega and the late Michael K. Williams, the Goodnight Mommy American remake of Netflix and streaming on Prime Video, and the Channing Tatum-led drama Dog.

Here are the best streaming and renting options for tonight.

Do Revenge

Where to Find Netflix's Movies

Are you interested in becoming a star of Riverdales Camila Mendes and Stranger Things Maya Hawke, along with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sophie Turner?

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

Do Revenge, like other films in the mean-girls high school genre, is a natural evolution of this type of film for 2022. However, youth culture rapidly changes, so teen movies especially those who adapt or pay homage to older material risk feeling outdated.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

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

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 of which recounts a story of loss, longing, and love.

From our evaluation:

Three Thousand Years of Longing is one of those films, a story about stories that are often dominated by their purpose as a cloying, unifying force. They are more powerful than that. They are more dangerous than that. And there are few more satisfying approaches to research these stories than watching two people who believe they know everything there is to know about the ending of one.

Vengeance

Peacock's Where to Find It

B.J. Novak directs a documentary about a podcast-style mystery to the big screen, portraying a New York-based journalist who goes to Texas to investigate a disappearance.

From our inspection:

The fact that Ben is self-conscious about his possible East Coast contempt adds another layer, as does the fact that he engages in it anyway. But those extra layers don't necessarily enhance the enjoyment of watching Vengeance, following the gifted-kid-to-compromised-murderer pipeline.

Breaking

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

Breaking is a thriller starring John Boyega. Brian Brown-Easley is a Marine Corps veteran who threatens to blow up a Wells Fargo bank in order to pay for items he has owed from Veterans Affairs.

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

Goodnight Mommy

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

Goodnight Mommy, a psychological horror film starring Naomi Watts, will be released in 2022. The twin boys discover their mothers mother's secluded country house to discover her face covered with bandages.

From our review:

The main issue looming when the English-language remake of Goodnight Mommy was announced, is whether or not the new film will go as hard 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 suffering, but it also fails to make an impact as a film.

Naomi Watts will play the titular mother in the new version of The Ring and Funny Games. She may have appeared as an easy pick for the lead in yet another American remake of an internationally famous horror film. The remakes shortcomings arent due to her lack of artistic skill or effort; the issues are all related to the writing and directorial.

Drifting Home

Where to find Netflix content: Available for streaming on Netflix

Drifting Home, a recent anime feature from Hiroyasu Ishidas, focuses on childhood friends Kosuke and Natsume who are transported to another dimension surrounded by a vast ocean. The two must now work together to find a way out of this strange world and back to their own.

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

The impressive animation by Studio Colorido (Penguin Highway, A Whisker Away) does a lot to sell the bizarre premise. Structures shift and break with believable weight, even though the driving action is about a floating structure over the ocean like a raft. Even with the more realistic figures, Akihiro Nagae's designs remain down-to-earth during scenes like when Kosuke jumps off a corrugated iron roof in a pinball.

Broad Peak

Where to find it: Netflix is now available to stream.

Broad Peak follows the real-life story of legendary Polish mountaineer Maciej Berbeka, nearly 25 years after his first unsuccessful expedition.

Dog

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

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

Tatum directed this film along with Reid Carolin, and plays a Ranger who mourns the death of his friend who sets out on an extended road trip to bring his dog to the funeral.

Confess, Fletch

Where to watch: Available to rent for $19.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Jon Hamm will fill in for Chevy Chase as the quick-witted comedic detective in this reboot of the 1980s comedy series.

From our evaluation:

The way Hamms' reboot of the series is receiving a half-hearted dual release in some theaters and on VOD indicates Miramax's lack of trust in the project. The movie, however, claims to be fleet and amusing, a departure from the usual revenge movies that grown-up moviegoers used to see a lot more often today. Confess, Fletch is refreshing, not just for its humor but also for how it uses Jon Hamm.

Flux Gourmet

On Shudder, there's a place to watch it.

With this fascinating drama set at a culinary institute, celebrated director Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, In Fabric) is back. Stricklands' trademark impeccable costuming and attention to detail are evident in his performances.