It's Not OK, Benediction and other new movies to watch at home this weekend

It’s Not OK, Benediction and other new movies to watch at home this weekend

This week, it’s not okay satirical dark comedy starring Zoey Deutch as a fame-hungry influencer who fakes her way through a terrorist attack premieres on Hulu. There are plenty of other great new releases available to stream and purchase on VOD this weekend, including a Finnish horror film Hatchingvirtual reality documentaries and African-American superhero comics, Terence Davies’ star-studded biopic of British poet Siegfried Sassoon, a Japanese action comedy about teenage killers who are forced to be roommates, and much more!

Here are new movies to watch at home this week.


It’s not okay

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

Photo: Nicole Rivelli/Searchlight Pictures

Zoey Deutch (Vampire Academy) stars in a satirical black comedy It’s not okay as Danni, a delusional influencer who fakes a trip to Paris to boost her influence. When a terrorist attack hits Paris in the real world, she decides to go ahead and pose as a survivor in order to raise the level of an international incident.

Hatching

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

Twelve-year-old gymnast Tinja (Siiri Solalinna) floats above her massive, monstrous egg in Hatching

Image: Sundance Institute

A Finnish horror film that functions as a satire of online culture, Hatching follows Tinja, a 12-year-old girl who has been the subject of her parents’ vlog for seemingly her entire life. When Tinja stumbles upon a strange egg and brings it home, it grows quickly before…well, hatching into a creature dubbed “Alli”.

From our review:

But Alli is a fascinating presence that gives the film its iconic quivering center. Bergholm tells Polygon that she literally Googled the world’s best film animatronics specialist and then approached him to work on the film. That bold choice paid off: Her animatronic supervisor, Gustav Hoegen, came directly to this film from leading practical creature effects teams for Lucasfilm on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Solo, The Last Jedi, Rogue One and The Force Awakens. . Her SFX makeup head, Conor O’Sullivan, has a similar pedigree as one half of the Oscar-nominated effects duo who gave Heath Ledger his grotesque look as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Together with his teams, he makes Alli horribly visceral, with a familiar weight and conviction of practical effect instead of CG effect. And Solalinny’s performance with the puppet is compelling and daunting. Together, they lead the film past its weak points to an unforgettable ending.

Blessing

Where to watch: Available to rent for $3.99 on Amazon, Google Play, Vudu

Jack Lowden smokes a pipe as Siegfried Sassoon in Benediction.

Image: Roadside attraction

The famous British filmmaker Terence Davies (A silent passion) returns with this biopic of British poet Siegfried Sassoon. Jack Lowden (Slow horses) and Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, A local hero) both play Sassoon at different points in his life in a nuanced portrait of the soldier-turned-anti-war activist and poet.

We met in virtual reality

Where to watch: Available to stream on HBO Max

Two female avatars look up at a display of digital lantern lights in the 2022 documentary We Met in virtual reality.

Image: HBO Max

The 2022 documentary was shot entirely in a virtual reality world We met in virtual reality follows the story of several subjects, including an ASL teacher, two long-distance couples, and a fitness instructor, as they connect through a virtual reality platform VRChat in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From our review:

Their focus on teaching sign language – and in this process on creation VRChat more inclusive and friendly to deaf users – it feels particularly bold in an environment where most people seem to focus on the game. Hunting’s documentary bounces around in a distracted and sometimes shapeless way, but along the way it captures a wide range of users’ fun, whether they’re competing in a virtual pool, putting together a virtual improv night, or fiddling with the anatomy of their avatars. virtual exotic dance club. Even just existing in VRChat It appears to be a form of performance, given the custom avatars on display that reveal a surprising amount about users’ fixations and fantasies. The sheer volume of wildly exaggerated, hypersexualized characters tells their own story about how people want to imagine themselves.

Citizen of Ashe

Where to watch: Available to stream on HBO Max

Arthur Ashe hits a backhand on the tennis court as the crowd looks on.

Image: HBO Max

This documentary from directors Rex Miller (Althea) and Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI) follows the life of pioneering black tennis star Arthur Ashe, who was as influential as an activist as he was as an athlete.

Milestone generation

Where to watch: Available to stream on HBO Max

Denys Cowan, Dwayne McDuffie and Derek T. Dingle wear suits and ties in an image for HBO's The Milestone Generation

Image: HBO Max

Narrated by Method Man, a 2020 documentary Milestone generation tells the story of the relaunch of Milestone Media, the influential comic book company founded by Denys Cowan, Dwayne McDuffie, Michael Davis and Derek T. Dingle, known for pioneering creator-owned African-American superheroes such as Static, Hardware and Icon.

They live in the gray

Where to watch: Available to watch on Shudder

A couple hugs in front of the bed in They Live in the Grey

Image: Trembling

From sibling directing duo the Vang Brothers, this horror film follows a social worker who battles a demonic force to protect the child and family she is sent to investigate.

Reef: Monitored

Where to watch: Available to watch on Shudder

Reef Shark: Followed the stems in the reef.

Image: Trembling

It’s Shark Week! We have water horror recommendations for you (shout out to some excellent Jaws knockoffs). Looking for something a little more… brand new? Here’s a shark movie about four young women on a kayaking trip who get chased by—you guessed it—a shark. The film comes from Reef directed by Andrew Traucki.

Baby Assassins

Where to watch: Available to view on Hi-Yah!

The Baby Assassins shoot a guy in the head in a school uniform.

Image: Well Go USA Entertainment

Baby Assassins is a Japanese action comedy about two deadly assassins bored with life who accidentally cross the yakuza while trying to live a “normal” (aka murder-free) life. The two assassins are also high school girls.

Cut above

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

LUCAS PENTEADO as RICHARDSSON, JENNIFER DIAS as DANIELLE, SOLANGE COUTO as CRISTINA in BARBA, cut above

Photo: Vantoen Pereira Jr./Netflix

Brazilian comedy Cut above starring Lucas Koka Penteado as Richardsson, the son of the owner of a hair salon in Penha, Rio de Janeiro, who volunteers to help. Discovering his hidden talent as a barber, Richardsson raises money in a last-ditch effort to save the salon.

Purple heart

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

(From left) Nicholas Galitzine as Luke, Sofia Carson as Cassie in Purple Hearts.

Photo: Mark Fellman/Netflix

Young adult romance Purple heart stars Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine as Cassie and Luke, a struggling songwriter and troubled Marine who agree to marry for military benefits. When Luke is injured on deployment and comes home for rehab, the reluctant young couple is forced to search for their feelings and answer whether their love is real or just for show.

Faucet

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

A woman with a bloody face sits in her car in Pipa

Image: Netflix

This Argentinian mystery from director Alejandro Montiel follows a former policewoman who has moved away from her old life. When she finds a dead body on her new land, old memories and demons come back into her life.

The Entitled

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

The main character of The Entitled tries to smile.

Image: Netflix

Netflix comedy from the Philippines, The Entitled follows a young woman who suddenly discovers that her father, whom she did not know, is quite wealthy. He is tasked with helping his business with the help of a glamorous lawyer.

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