This weekend saw the launch of Space Jam: New Legacy, the long-awaited sequel to the 1996 original. There are also plenty of new releases aside from Looney Tunes’ return to the basketball court, including Fear Street Part Three: 1666, Netflix’s Killer Action Thriller Gunpowder Milkshake, gangster melodrama Romeo and Juliet Died in a gunfightt, and much more.
To help you catch up on what’s new and available, here are the movies you can watch at the click of a button this weekend.
Space Jam: New Legacy
See where: In cinemas and available for live streaming HBO Max
Space Jam: New Legacy stars LeBron James as a fictional version of himself, in a thwarted attempt to grow closer to his computer game-loving son Dom, brought into Warner Bros.’s Serververse. and held captive by a nefarious artificial intelligence known as Al-G-Rhythm (Don Cheadle). To escape, LeBron must assemble the Looney Toons cast from around the corner of several Warner Bros. franchises. and compete in a win-lose basketball game against Rhythm’s Goon’s Goon Team featuring virtual basketball icons like Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson. From our review,
The first Space jam born of an effort sell sports shoes. In a dizzying display of corporate dominance, Space jam trying to sell everything Warner Bros ever made. Space Jam: New Legacy It’s not really a movie – it’s a crash course on vertical integration and branding, a marketing slide show with a two-hour run. Its viewers are taken on a spiral tour through every Warner IP geared toward every demographic: Wonder Woman’s Themyscira for girls and women, Matrix for older men, Harry Potter for Seniors under 40, people who haven’t read much news, etc. This is how Hollywood works these days. This is the future of blockbusters.
Fear Street Part Three: 1666
See where: Available to stream live on Netflix
The third and final film in Leigh Janiak’s Fear Street series, adapted from a book by RL Stine, deviates the most from the established genre conventions of the previous two films with a business setting. period freak delves into the backstory of the trio’s ostensibly villainous character, Sarah Fier. From our review,
Fear Street: 1666 pull back the curtain of time to reveal the long-buried truth behind the witch’s curse and the source of Shadyside’s mutual hatred of sister city Sunnyvale. Sarah, in stark contrast to the villainous character the series has made her so far, is no different than Deena has been: a kind, moderate teenager with a rebellious temperament and a compromised sexual identity. repression makes her antithetical to prevailing society. sentiments of her time. Sarah nurtures a love affair with childhood friend Hannah Miller (Olivia Scott Welch), parallel to Deena’s relationship with ex-girlfriend Sam, and as accusations of carnal sin and witchcraft begin to flare up. Set in Union after a series of horrifying and inexplicable omens, The closeness between the two naturally makes them targets of suspicion and resentment.
See where: Available to stream live on Paramount Plus
A Quiet Place Part II takes place shortly after the events of its 2018 predecessor, with Evelyn Abbott and her family abandoning their now-infested ranch home to adventure in search of survivors in a world overrun with monsters. Aggressive aliens with overly sensitive hearing. However, the further they went out, the more it became clear to them that there were far greater horrors along the trail beyond the extraterrestrial predators they desired. From our review,
Mostly, the sequel has a slightly higher high of the beginning, while its low is similar. A Quiet Place Part II continues to make strides in toying with horror’s deep relationship with sound, using superb sound mixes to reorient the audience’s sense of danger to the audience. everything in sound and use that threat to add to the tension. Through sound, staging and performance, fears are expressed in silence, and the slightest touch can leave the viewer in awe of a single shot. Furthermore, while the thrills are the main attraction, the film’s cast does a great job with the dramatic scenes conveyed in ASL. The care taken in these more intimate scenes helps to soften a lot of the ways that disability is brought into the category of pretentiousness. Season II, like the movie before it, runs the risk of being overbearing in building the final part where hearing aids save the world, but it at least does the job of rooting that moment in arcs. Regan’s independence.
See where: Available to stream live on Netflix
Karen Gillan (Which doctor?, Guardians of the Galaxy) stars Sam, a professional assassin who takes on the family business when her mother Scarlett (Lena Headley), a legendary female hitman, abandons her under mysterious circumstances. When Sam’s latest mission goes awry, she chooses to protect the young girl (Chloe Coleman), who is threatened by a further gang war. With no choice but to become a con man, Sam must enlist the help of his estranged mother and her deadly associates (Yang Zi Quynh, Angela Bassett and Carla Gugino) to survive. From our review,
Gunpowder Milkshake, Latest John Wick plagiarism, can be described like this: What if that moment of gathering of female superheroes from Avengers: Endgame was expanded into a full two-hour movie, starring one of the actors from that particular scene and incorporating a lot of hermaphrodite and a cute kid for good? The simplicity (and arguably superficiality) of this kind of girl-power-rah-rah energy is what powers Netflix Gunpowder Milkshake. The movie’s intermittent pleasures fill you up for a moment, but then the numbness resurfaces, like the freeze in the brain that expands after you take a sip of the movie’s iconic ice cream.
Died in a gunfight
White Lotus‘ Alexandra Daddario and Diego Boneta star in colorful gangster action melodrama directed by Collin Schiffli Died in a gunfight as Mary and Ben, two rival crime families, pitted in a centuries-long feud. The discovery of their romance causes a domino effect that threatens to engulf everyone around them in a violent open war for love and white supremacy. With a premise based entirely on clear cues from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Died in a gunfight looks like an explosion.
Escape from death
Escape from death stars Bruce Willis as Jack Harris, a retired cop who travels to his family’s chalet in the remote wilderness in search of peace and solitude. However, things take a turn for the worse when he crosses paths with Shannon (Jaime King), a hiker on the run from a corrupt police officer after witnessing a trafficker. illegal drugs went horribly wrong. Fearing for their lives, Jack must use all of his talent for violence and cunning to save Shannon and bring the murderers she will be the murderer to justice.
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See where: Available to stream live on Access to Disney Plus Premier
Set amidst the events of 2015 Captain America: Civil War and 2018 Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow found Natasha Romanoff alone and on the run after siding with Steve Rogers after the Sokovia Accords. Chased by a mysterious assassin known as the Taskmaster, Natasha turns back to her old allies and confronts her bad history to find answers and possibly atone for her sins. his past. From our review:
Black Widow mostly felt like an apology. It becomes the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, two years (one of which was the mulligan pandemic) after the 22nd film, Avengers: Endgame, there is an emotional scene that no certain conditions kill Black WidowThe main character of Natasha Romanoff. Black Widow has appeared consistently in the MCU since 2010 Iron Man 2and she’s one of the key characters that makes all these movies really feel like a universe. She also seems to be one of the only women in the entire series. And after coming and going, she just got her own independent film The current, it makes Black Widow feels like an afterthought. This is only the second MCU movie to feature a female protagonist, and that character isn’t even alive to take us somewhere new.
Fear Street Part Two: 1978
See where it is: Available to stream live on Netflix
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 continuing the theme of the previous installment in the Fear Street trilogy, turning back the clock to uncover the story of “Ziggy” Berman (Strange things’ Sadie Sink) and her sister Cindy as they struggle to survive the horrific Camp Nightwing massacre of 1978. From our review:
Like most of the middle chapters, Fear Street 1978 struggles to stand on its own, instead of acting primarily as a bridge between the first and last part of the trilogy. The final 15 minutes of the film are arguably the strongest, going back to 1994 when Deena and Josh used Sarah Fier’s hand at the tree where she was hanged, now the site of the Shadyside Shopping Center, where Heather was Watkins was murdered in the previous film. As Deena tries to let the rest of Fier rest in peace, she is struck by a vision unlike anything Sam has experienced, one that seems to take her back in time to 1666 , the year Sunnyvale and Shadyside were founded, and the origin of the witch’s curse.
If you like sci-fi thrillers that feature intrepid heroines who wake up in suffocating situations, Winding will be completely up your alley. Gaia Weiss stars as Lisa, a mysterious woman who, after accepting a request from an ominous stranger, wakes up in a strange metal labyrinth, wearing nothing but a catsuit and a bulky bracelet has a countdown timer. Navigating the series of puzzles, deadly traps, and murderous intentions of another prisoner trapped beside her, Lisa will have to use all of her wits to escape and see her daughter again. Sounds like Vincenzo Natali’s Cube meet David Schmoeller’s 1986 horror film Information collection space.