Between movie theaters, VOD, Redbox, Netflix and the rest of the streaming platforms, a lot of content dropped this week. I went through and found some of the best options you can watch this weekend.
Tom & Jerry (Also available on HBO Max)
Tom & Jerry, the children’s cartoon built around a hilarious rivalry between a cat and a mouse, is now available on the big screen. Watch the duo incorporate themselves into the real world and learn how their feud began in this 2021 take on an old classic.
The Croods: A New Age
IMDB: “The prehistoric family, the Croods, are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.”
Tom Holland stars as Cherry, a veteran battling PTSD. Cherry begins to unravel post-military as he deals with loss and drugs lead him to commit bank robberies. The Russo Brothers direct this Apple TV+ original film.
Ginny & Georgia Season One
Netflix: “Free-spirited Georgia and her two kids, Ginny and Austin, move north in search of a fresh start but find that the road to new beginnings can be bumpy.”
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
IMDB: “Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.”
HBO Max & HBO Max Latino
Lupe is a heartwarming coming of age story about Rafael (Rafael Albarran) who is trying to find his young sister and, in the midst of it all, he is discovering who he is as a person. Albarran gives a beautiful performance in this film that you don’t want to miss. Check out my interview with Albarran and the directors here.
Minari is one of the most important films of the last decade. Writer/Director Lee Isaac Chung showcases the battle of a minority in America in a heartwarming and beautiful way that has never been done before. The Film has several outstanding performances, including one from Yuh-jung Youn.