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Aug. 28: 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. I went through and found some of the best options you can watch this weekend.

In Theaters

The New Mutants (Aug. 28)

In this horror/fantasy release that’s now in theaters, five young mutants are trying to understand their newly found superpowers. When they’re held in a secret place against their will, they must fight to escape and save themselves.

The Personal History of David Copperfield (Aug. 28)

This is a modern version of Charles Dickens’ classic story of David Copperfield. Follow his life and relationships with Dev Patel as the film’s star.

Redbox

The King of Staten Island (Aug. 25)

If you haven’t seen The King of Staten Island yet, you’re already behind. There’s a reason a lot of our staff are calling this movie their favorite of the year. Judd Apatow directed the film about Scott, who has really struggled with all aspects of his life since his firefighter father died. Although there’s a beautifully serious storyline, the movie will make you feel good and laugh (a lot).

Hard Kill (Aug. 25)

Hard Kill is an action-thriller starring Bruce Willis as billionaire tech CEO Donovan Chalmers. Matt Eskandari directed the movie and, according to many sources, it was filmed in a mere 10 days.

Netflix

Million Dollar Beach House (Season 1) (Aug. 26)

Reality — and real estate — fans won’t want to miss season one of Million Dollar Beach House. You just know there will be drama.

All Together Now (Aug. 28)

According to Netflix, “Amber Appleton (Auli’i Cravalho) remains an optimist even when her personal life is far less stable than it appears on the surface. A musically gifted high school student with aspirations to attend Carnegie Mellon, Amber balances work, life, and some tough life secrets with a smile. But when new obstacles present themselves that threaten her dreams, Amber must learn to lean on the strength of her chosen family to move forward.”

VOD

Bill & Ted Face the Music (Aug. 28)

Guess who’s back? Back again! Bill & Ted! This time around, the guys are middle-aged dads still hoping to possibly make it in music. They’re trying to get a hit song and fulfill their fate.

Rogue (Aug. 28)

Rogue is an action-adventure film starring Megan Fox. In the new flick, Fox is O’Hara. Her goal is to lead a team of soldiers to rescue hostages in Africa. Things don’t go as planned, though.

Hulu

The Binge (Aug. 28)

The Binge is a brand new original film from Hulu. In it, all drugs and alcohol are legal for one day and three 18-year-olds plan to take full advantage of it.

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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