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.
The Essential Fellini festival continues at the Belcourt with the showing of 8 1/2. The film is widely rated one of the greatest films of all time. It follows a director who decides to take a break after his most recent hit.
Black Widow (Also Premiering on Disney+ Premiere Access)
Marvel: “In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller ‘Black Widow,’ Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.”
IMDB: “A single mother must protect her daughter and herself during a heist gone wrong at a high-tech storage facility.”
Atypical (Season 4)
The coming of age tale that follows Sam Gardner is coming back — for its final season. The quirky comedy is a hidden gem with a perfect blend of hilarious and heartwarming moments.
The original Gossip Girl debuted in 2007, becoming a cult series that ran for six seasons. HBO Max ordered a reboot of the show with the original Gossip Girl voice, Kristen Bell, returning. Although you’ll find parallels between the reboot and the original, this one is timely with the addition of social media.
Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Reunited and it feels so good! Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, whose combined forces brought us one of the funniest films of all time (Bridesmaids), are back with their latest joint venture. The pair star as Barb and Star, two ladies down on their luck who decide they need a vacation. Jamie Dornan steals the show with an outlandish yet hilarious performance as Edgar.