This weekend, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, new Minions, and any other movie you may watch from home will be available

This weekend, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, new Minions, and any other movie you may watch from home will be ava ...

This weekend is the first day of the premiere of Athena, an epic French thriller from celebrated music video director Romain Gavras on Netflix, as well as the highly anticipated streaming premiere of the legendary Jujutsu Kaisen 0 anime film on Crunchyroll. If neither of these strikes your interest, don't worry this week is chock full of new movies to stream and rent on VOD.

The action thriller Lou starring Allison Janney (The West Wing) and Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country) and the Tyler Perry-directed period romance A Jazzmans Blues is now available on Netflix, as well as the time-hopping romance comedy Meet Cute on Peacock, the Oprah Winfrey-produced Sidney Poitier documentary on Apple TV Plus, and the supernatural period murder thriller Ravens Hollow on Shudder.

Walter Hills' first Western in over 27 years, featuring Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe on VOD, and Don Hertzfeldt's Academy Award-nominated sci-fi short World of Tomorrow, which is now available on YouTube for free (!)

Here's what's new to stream and rent this weekend to assist you in choosing what to watch tonight.

Athena

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Athena, a tightly wound thriller that will enthuse your senses, is the third film by decorated music video director Romain Gavras. He is well-known for his work on M.I.A.s Born Free and Bad Girls videos, as well as Jay-Z and Kanye West's No Church in the Wild, and his previous film, The World Is Yours, was shown at Cannes.

From our review:

Given the amount of time and effort spent on the personal drama that engulfs Athena, the style is also the substance, with a restrained classicism granting way to baroque staging as each long take unfolds. Scenes build in ways that make narratively inevitable and visually prophetic. Through movement, the film's tilt and turns as if to capture every possible view. Dimensions and perspectives practically overlap.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Crunchyroll has a few options for you to watch.

Yuta Okkotsu, an unnamed high school student who, like Yuji Itadori, finds himself drawn into a world of supernatural warfare when the cursed spirit of his childhood friend starts haunting him. In order to save Tokyo from the threat of a rogue sorcerer bent on conquering the mortal realm, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 takes a year to develop.

From our review:

Jujutsu Kaisen zero will suit all newcomers, with the prequel stripping away all of Jujutsu Kaisen's main plots, which are unsurprising given that the film is based on a manga that preceded the Jujutsu Kaisen comic, which was originally published as the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School in the 2017 issue of Jump GIGA, but soon gained enough popularity for Gege Akutami to expand its premise and the

Lou

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

Lou is Allison Janney's first film role in this particular genre, where she plays an older lady with a strange past who helps a neighbor in a tight squeeze. Daniel Bernhardt is one of the best actors in the business for convincingly beating up movie stars.

World of Tomorrow

Where to find it: YouTube is available for streaming.

Don Hertzfeldt's avant-garde sci-fi short is now available for free on YouTube after seven years since it was first released online. She follows Emily, a young 4-year-old girl who is taken on a journey to the far distant future by a clone of herself. World of Tomorrow is one of the greatest sci-fi films of the past decade.

The Perfumier

Where to watch: Netflix is available to stream.

The Perfumier follows Sunny Valentin (Solveig Arnarsdottir) as she recovers her sense of smell after a serial murderer's peculiar method of making the perfect perfume.

The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone

Where to Find Out: Netflix is currently available for streaming.

Georgie Stone, an Australian transgender teen and transgender rights activist, is followed throughout her life by Maya Newells' documentary. She fights transphobic Australian laws to affirm her gender, mature into adulthood, and advocate for transgender youth.

A Jazzmans Blues

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

Tyler Perry's 2022 romance drama follows Bayou (Joshua Boone) and Leanne (Solea Pfeiffer), two ill-fated lovers who have traversed the difficulties and obstacles of living in rural Georgia under oppression over 40 years.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Peacock's Where to Find It

Minions: The Rise of Gru, the fifth installment in the Despicable Me film franchise and the harbinger of many, many memes, follows the story of a young Gru (Steve Carell) and his journey to supervillainy with the help of a colorful army of mischief-making minions.

Our opinion is this:

Minions: The Rise of Gru is a surprise release that satisfies low expectations. The Rise of Gru, the fifth installment of Illumination Entertainment's most popular science fiction film, does just that. It has to do its job, get out, and not be a teeth-gnashing headache for long.

Meet Cute

Where to find Peacock's shows: Available to stream on Peacock

Meet Cute features Pete Davidson (Bodies Bodies Bodies) and Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant) as Gary and Sheila, two New Yorkers who meet and instantly fall in love on their first date. The catch: It isnt the first time they have met, nor does it the first time they have gone on a date.

Memory

Where to Find Prime Video

In the 2022 action thriller Memory, Liam Neeson plays Alex Lewis, an expert assassin with a reputation for surgical precision. Hell have to embark on a mission to kill the people who hired him before they kill him, all while avoiding the FBI's pursuit.

From our review, we conclude:

It isn't likely to be Liam Neesons' final action film, as it won't be the one that defines him. However, in this case, it's with a character suddenly attempting to atone for the person he's been, right before his own history evaporates from his mind. Even if Alex Lewis confesses that he's been a bad guy, Memory is still built around the thrill of seeing that bad guy unleashed.

Sidney

Where to watch: Apple TV Plus is now available for download.

Reginald Hudlins 2022 documentary honors Sidney Poitier, a legendary actor, filmmaker, and activist who brought the Civil Rights Movement to the forefront of Hollywood. Interviews with Poitiers' pals, colleagues, and admirers include Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Spike Lee, and others.

Ravens Hollow

On Shudder, where can I find it?

Do you like historical horror fiction? What about a period-piece horror thriller that recasts Edgar Allan Poe as a West Point cadet who stumbles across a tragic series of killings in an isolated area in upstate New York?

I expected that to grab your attention!

Gatlopp

Tubi has a streamer, so here's where to find it.

Gatlopp, a horror comedy starring Jim Mahoney (The Orville), Emmy Raver-Lampman (The Umbrella Academy), and Sarunas J. Jackson (Insecure) is set in 2022. The group of old friends gathers for a night of fun, drinking, and board games after a decade apart. It's not long before the group of friends realizes that the game they're playing has serious, frightening consequences.

From our review:

Gatlopp doesnt have a lot of time to waste on the characters disbelief when their drinking game starts demanding personal information from them, moving pieces around on the board alone, and imposing supernatural penalties when they dodge questions. By the time they learn that theyll have to play it for eternity in hell, they've already been given plenty of other reasons to play fair and follow through, even if it means divulging the secrets they've been concealing from themselves and each other.

Dead for a Dollar

Where to find the show: Apple and Vudu are available for rent for $9.99.

With Dead for a Dollar, a new western starring Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, and Rachel Brosnahan, award-winning filmmaker Walter Hill returns to the genre he helped revive and define.

Section 8

Where to watch: AMC Plus is available for streaming on Amazon and Apple for $5.99, but Vudu is available for $6.99.

True Bloods Ryan Kwanten is the lead actor in this action film starring actors such as Dolph Lundgren, Dermot Mulroney, Mickey Rourke, and Scott Adkins. Kwanten plays Jake, a struggling former special forces soldier who is recruited by a secret organization following the tragic deaths of his wife and son. The plot of the film is narrated by prolific action filmmaker Christian Sesma.