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Oct. 16: What to Watch This Weekend

Between movie theaters, VOD, Redbox, Netflix and the rest of the streaming platforms, a lot of content has dropped this week. So I went through and found some of the best options you can watch this weekend.

Netflix

The Trail of the Chicago 7

This is one of the most-talked-about releases for this week! The Trial of the Chicago 7 is available exclusively on Netflix and it’s based on a true story. Netflix describes it as, “What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.” This two-hour-ten-minute watch stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Read the full review.

Social Distance

There’s a new Netflix series in town and this one will hit you in the feels. According to the streaming service the series “features both dark and funny takes on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart.” It was filmed in isolation so you may be able to relate to some of the stories in a time where we feel so disconnected.

I Am Vengeance: Retaliation

I Am Vengeance: Retaliation is now on Netflix! In the film, John Gold (a former special forces soldier) has the opportunity to bring a man who betrayed him — and his team — to justice.

Redbox

The Doorman

This mystery/thriller sees Ruby Rose as a former soldier who has to save her niece and nephew. She’s tasked with protecting them against armed thieves attempting to steal priceless art in NYC.

Lost Girls & Love Hotels

An English teacher in Tokyo is haunted by her past when she starts a relationship with a “yakuza gangster.”

VOD

Totally Under Control

Totally Under Control is a brand new documentary about how the US government handled the COVID-19 crisis as it unraveled here.

Love and Monsters

Love and Monsters is out now on VOD! Paramount Pictures describes it as, “Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson (Dylan O’Brien), along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick), who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way. The fun-filled and action-packed adventure also stars Michael Rooker and Ariana Greenblatt.”

Don’t Look Back

This new mystery/thriller/horror film features someone — or something — targeting witnesses of a fatal assault.

Ricky Valero is a host of the Music City Drive-In podcast. Listen to it on your favorite streaming platforms and follow their website for more movie and TV news.

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