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Jan. 29: What to Watch This Weekend

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.

Redbox

Come Play

A smart device monster manifests itself within people’s smartphones and mobile devices in this new horror film. Come Play is out now on Redbox from director Jacob Chase.

Born a Champion

IMDB describes Born a Champion by saying, “Mickey Kelley, one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, gets pulled away from everything he loves and into an unsanctioned MMA tournament.”

Netflix

The Dig

The Dig is a nearly two hour period piece that’s now on Netflix. The streaming service describes the film by saying, “On the eve of World War II, a British widow hires a self-taught archaeologist to dig up mysterious formations on her land, leading to a staggering find.” The film stars Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Lily James.

Penguin Bloom

Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln star in this heartfelt story about a family that takes on an injured magpie. This is a film for the whole family and it’s now on Netflix.

HBO Max

The Little Things

Denzel Washington and Rami Malek star as two-cops trying to track down a serial killer in The Little Things. This film was highly anticipated and it’s finally here!

VOD

Notturno

Notturno was filmed over three years between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon. Gianfranco Rosi directed this documentary that shows the reality of civil wars, dictators and how people who live in these areas are affected by them.

YouTube

enough.

Seattle based artist/activist, Nathan Nzanga, just premiered his powerful short film, enough. on YouTube. According to a press release, the short is a “culmination of Nathan’s art and activism. Throughout the film, he uses clips he filmed for The 5000 Days Project depicting growing up as a Black teen in America. The film follows the narrative lyrics of Nathan’s songs inspired by the events that transpired during the Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd.” Nzanga says, “My passion for music has always been the positive influence it has on all different kinds of people. With the enough. film, the goal was to showcase vulnerability in a way that helps people in overcoming their difficulties in discussing racism.” 

If you’re interested in supporting enough. and future programs dedicated to ending racial injustices, you can do so via their GoFundMe.

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