“To all the boys 3”, “Black Messiah”


New streaming movies are coming to keep you and your family entertained for social distancing time.

This Newly Struck Valentine’s Day Weekend Golden Globe and Guild of Film Actors candidate Daniel Kaluuya runs a Vintage thriller from the 60s on Fred Hampton, president of the Illinois Black Panther Party; Netflix’s third “To all the boys I’ve loved before” the film closes the trilogy for young adults; pop singer Sia approaches autism and brotherhood through a musical lens; Nicolas Cage proves once again that he is a national treasure by taking on deadly animal robots; and the “Bridesmaids” screenwriters Kristen wiig and Annie Mumolo go on a crazy vacation in a new comedy.

If you fancy going back to the movies in person and there’s a drive-in or it’s safe enough to go back to your local movie theater, there are quite a few new offerings. Awards season contender Steven Yeun directs acclaimed Korean family drama “Minari, ” Robin wright plays the role of a woman who retires to cabin life in her directorial debut “Land”, Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston star in the vintage lesbian romance “The World to Come”, and Benedict Cumberbatch teams up with Jodie Foster for the legal drama “Le Mauritanien”.

But if you’d rather stay closer to home, here’s a look at the new movies on streaming and on-demand platforms this weekend, to suit all cinematic tastes:

“It was heavy”:Daniel Kaluuya on the portrait of Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah”

First look:Netflix’s “To All the Boys: Always and Forever” ends an “emotional” love story

If you want to see Daniel Kaluuya own the screen: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

From “Get Out” to “Black Panther,” Kaluuya is always a magnetic presence in a movie, nothing more than Fred Hampton in Shaka King’s tense period drama. In the late 1960s, a young Chicago criminal (Lakeith Stanfield) is brought in by the FBI and turned into an informant to spy on Hampton from the inside, as the charismatic leader Black Panther forms a rainbow coalition and is a major threat to J Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen).

Where to watch: HBO Max

Peter (Noah Centineo) and Lara Jean (Lana Condor) dance at their prom in "To all the boys: always and forever," the third and final film in the Netflix trilogy for young adults.

If you are dying to know what happens to Lara Jean and Peter: “To all the boys: always and forever”

The popular series based on Jenny Han’s young adult books ends with a chapter that finds lovebirds Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) in their senior year, figuring out college plans, to overcome relationship obstacles and to go to the ball. Everything is quite predictable and loving, although props to give Peter more history and not start another love triangle.

Where to watch: Netflix

Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen are teens stuck in same time loop in romantic comedy "The perfect little things card."

If you are ready to redo the time loop: “The map of perfect little things”

While it’s not as smart as “Palm Springs” or “Groundhog Day” (the GOAT of time-looped movies), the romantic comedy is carving out a certain charming niche in the teenage space. Mark (Kyle Allen) is an artistic dude who spends his endless days helping people when he meets Margaret (Kathryn Newton). Unlike him, she doesn’t want to leave their shared loop, but they end up bonding as they try to find every perfect little moment that’s going on in their town.

Where to watch: Amazon prime

Nicolas Cage (right) plays a wanderer who must stay alive during a night filled with murderous animatronic mascots in

If you need to see one of the films most related to Nicolas Cage: “Willy’s Wonderland”

The cage is silent and violent in this wonderfully absurd, gory horror action comedy that will speak to anyone who has suffered from a trip to Chuck E. Cheese. Cage’s character is a quiet wanderer stuck in a small town when his tires burst, and to pay the mechanic’s fees, he has to spend a night cleaning out a closed family restaurant – home to a team of psychopathic and possessed animatronic mascots. Let’s face it, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen an Oscar winner rip the spine of a 6ft tall googly eyed ostrich.

Where to watch: Apple tv, Seen, Fandango NOW

Kate Hudson (left) and Maddie Ziegler star in one of the fantastic musical sequences from pop singer Sia's directorial debut

If you want to be disappointed with a pop star: “Music”

What might have been a cheerful look into the inner world of a teenage girl on the autism spectrum is more of an addict drama with absurd musical sequences and therefore, so many poor creative decisions in Sia’s disastrous debut (which defied logic to snag a nod to the Golden Globe). At the top of that list is the neurotypical Maddie Ziegler portrayed as the mostly non-verbal music, who is in the care of her self-centered drug trafficker sister, Zu (Kate Hudson). Hey, at least the songs are pretty good.

Where to watch: Apple tv, Seen, Fandango NOW

Kristen Wig (left) and Annie Mumolo are middle-aged best friends who fall into a plot to take a Florida vacation spot in comedy "Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar."

If you miss a sunny vacation: ‘Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar’

The buddy comedy starts off as a bad “Saturday Night Live” sketch: Unemployed and very talkative Star (Wiig) and Barb (Mumolo), the besties of Nebraska decide to take a vacation to Florida. Their adventure gets absolutely bizarre from there, with a super wicked plotline involving killer mosquitoes, several musical sequences (including the very raunchy song “I Love Boobies”), a hot guy (Jamie Dornan) biting aged women. medium, a talking crab, a useful water spirit and a super trippy tropical cocktail.

Where to watch: Apple tv, Seen, Fandango NOW

Suburban woman (Allison Janney, right) runs into gangster (Awkwafina) in dark comedy "Latest news in Yuba County."

If you are an accomplice of Allison Janney: “Breaking News in Yuba County”

Directed by Tate Taylor (“The Help”), the sad dark comedy stars Janney as an unrecognized suburban woman who catches her sleazy husband (Matthew Modine) cheating, and he dies of a heart attack. She buries the body and proclaims that it is missing so that she has 15 minutes of fame in a silly tale with far too many players, including Mila Kunis as her sister reporter on local television, Regina Hall as the cop and Awkwafina as a gangster.

Where to watch: Apple TV, Seen, Fandango NOW

With the help of her parents (Katherine Heigl, left, and Harry Connick Jr.), a teenage girl (Madison Iseman) tries to cope with the terrifying visions brought on by schizophrenia in the thriller. "Afraid of the rain."

If you are wondering what Harry Connick Jr. did: “Fear of Rain”

A teenage girl from Florida named Rain (Madison Iseman) has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and although her parents (Connick and Katherine Heigl) are doing their best to help her, she is one step away from being institutionalized. Rain is plagued by visions of things and people that are not there, and suspects his neighbor of having kidnapped a missing girl. While the psychological thriller telegraphs its twists pretty loudly, it has enough tension and mystery to be watchable.

Where to watch: Apple tv, Seen, Fandango NOW


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