Eternals, Denzel Washington’s Macbeth and 11 new movies to watch at home

Scream, the long-awaited fifth episode of the iconic slasher horror series, will finally premiere in theaters this weekend. Reviews so far have been positive, including our own; with the latest post in Scream franchise that takes stock of its own heritage in modern pop culture in a way that is not unlike 2021’s The Matrix Resurrection. Not interested in learning the identity of the latest Ghostface killer? Don’t worry, there are plenty of new movies to watch from home this weekend.

Eternal, Chloé Zhao’s cosmic MCU tent pole feature, finally lands on Disney Plus this week since it premiered back in November last year. With Joel Coens The tragedy of Macbeth on Apple TV Plus, Ridley Scotts The last duel on HBO Max, Netflix’s animated horror anthology The House, no more releases on VOD, you have a wealth of options to choose from in terms of great entertainment.

To help you keep track of what’s new and available, here are the new movies you can watch on streaming and VOD this weekend.


Eternal

Where to see: Can be streamed on Disney Plus

Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Ma Dong-seok, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Barry McHusphan, Barry McHusphan,; in Eternals (2021)

Photo: Marvel Studios

Chloé Zhao follows the Oscar-winning momentum in her 2020 film Nomadeland with Eternal, a Marvel Cinematic Universe episode that follows a group of ancient alien warriors who defend the Earth for centuries while hiding in common sight.

With ensemble crews featuring the likes of Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan and Richard Madden, a story that spans the rise of human civilization, and a finale that hints at major developments for the future of MCU, Eternal has some high expectations to live up to along with his own grandiose ambitions. From our review,

Eternal considering where we are, where we have been, and how much it has changed us, if at all. These are largely internal ideas that can not be easily translated into superhuman fights in dark surroundings, where the beauty of the natural world is just a blank canvas for lasers and punching. Every fight is like a rein that pulls Eternal back to earth when it would rather fly. Every scene that explains the cosmology of the MCU does more for movies we have not seen yet than it does for the one we see.

Movies can be big enough for ideas like these: difficult conversations of cosmic significance without any clear answer, angry confrontations with an indifferent god, and whether our moral compass should shift as our perspective and reach grow. But a film must create a world where these questions matter, for its characters and for its audience. In a few short lines, Zhao did it Nomadeland. Eternalis just not big enough though. Or maybe the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just too small.

The tragedy of Macbeth

Where to see: Can be streamed on Apple TV Plus

Denzel Washington smiles like Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth

Photo: A24 / Apple TV Plus

Director Joel Coen returns without his brother-collaborator Ethan with a dramatic retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring Denzel Washington as the eponymous mad king. Convinced by a trio of witches that he will ascend the throne, Macbeth and his wife (Frances McDormand) plan to see this prophecy come true. Even if you are somehow not familiar with the play, you do not have to look much further than the title of the film to venture a guess as to how successful it will be.

The last duel

Where to see: Can be streamed on HBO Max

Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Thibouville in The Last Duel.

Photo: 20th Century Studios

Ridley Scott’s medieval epic with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver and To kill Eve‘s Jodie Cormer, largely bombed in theaters this fall, despite promising reviews. Our colleague Zosha Millman captured it after a few weeks in the cinema and went out after having one of her best film experiences of 2021, suggesting that the film’s themes of sexual violence and human strife were worth the challenge. “The absolute highlight of digesting such a complicated, thorny tale in a theater all to myself is something I’ve been chasing ever since.”

The House

Where to see: Can be streamed on Netflix

A dollhouse is burning in a fireplace.

Image: Netflix

Looking for some spooky stop-motion goodness à la Phil Tippett’s Mad God or The Brothers Quay’s The street of the crocodiles? Netflix’s new animated horror anthology The House will be straight to the right leg then. The film is composed of three separate stories and follows several people who are drawn into the malicious circuit of a mysterious house built by an insane architect. If you like creepy crawls, puppet horror and existential anxiety, you will love this one.

Bold

Where to see: Can be streamed on Netflix

(LR) Sam Page as Ed, Matthew Finlan as Jerald, Malachi Weir as Ben, Lossen Chambers as Stacey, Alyssa Milano as Grace in Brazen.

Photo: Sergei Bachlakov / Netflix

Alyssa Milano stars in the new Netflix thriller Bold as Grace, a successful mystery writer whose alienated sister is murdered under mysterious circumstances. Grace discovers her sister’s secret life as a webcam artist and tries to solve the case herself despite the insistence of detective Ed Jennings (Sam Page) and quickly finds her own life in danger. It looks exactly like the type of movie that Netflix’s upcoming miniseries The woman in the house across the street from the girl in the window trying to spit, but if you’re looking for an exciting albeit unoriginal new thriller to watch this weekend, you can do worse than Bold.

Copier

Where to see: Can be streamed on Netflix

Photo: Netflix

The Indonesian mystical drama Copier centers on the story of Suryani (Shenina Cinnamon), a young woman who finds herself in the heart of a terrible controversy after pictures of her at a party are circulated online. When she loses her scholarship, Suryani seeks help from her childhood friend Amin (Chicco Kurniawan) to find out the truth about what happened the night she darkened and clear her reputation. But is she really ready to confront what she finds at the end of her quest? The trailer looks tense and thoroughly nerve-wracking with claustrophobic close-ups, fast cuts and eerie security footage.

Broken

Where to see: Available for $ 6.99 on Amazon, Apple and Vudu

(LR) Frank Grillo as Sebastian, Cameron Monaghan as Chris and Lilly Krug as Sky in the thriller movie, Shattered, a Lionsgate release.

Photo: Lionsgate

The action thriller Broken takes a page out of Rob Reiners Misery With the help of Urinary instinct, which tells the story of the lonely tech millionaire Chris (Cameron Monaghan), who is charmed by a beautiful woman named Sky (Lilly Krug). When Chris is unexpectedly injured by a carjacker, Sky quickly steps in to take care of him … only to reveal that she has far more sinister intentions in mind than caring for him for health. John Malkovich (Red) and Frank Grillo (Boss level) co-stars as a curious spectator who comes too close to learning Sky’s plot and her violent boyfriend and partner in crime. Do not put this on unless you have the stomach to see someone being tortured with power tools.

And here’s what fell last Friday:


Tender Bar

Where to see: Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video

Tye Sheridan as Junior in The Tender Bar.

Photo: Claire Folger / Amazon Studios

Based on JR Moehringer’s best-selling memoir, the 2021 drama about growing old Tender Bar stars Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One) as a young man with ambitions to become a writer who grew up in the 70s and 80s without a father. On his journey into adulthood, he looks to his uncle Charlie (Ben Affleck), his cruel grandfather (Christopher Lloyd) and a community of kind-hearted locals in his uncle’s bar for guidance on how to live and carry themselves in the world.

See For me

Where to see: Can be rented for $ 4.99 at Apple; $ 6.99 on Vudu

Photo: IFC Midnight

The horror thriller from 2022 See For me Skyler Davenport stars as Sophie, a blind former skier sitting in a luxurious mansion secluded in the mountains. Sophie is ambushed by attackers who intend to loot the house, and is forced to rely on the help of Kelly (Jessica Parker Kennedy), a military veteran who works as the operator of a smartphone app to maneuver and overcome his potential killers. From our review,

Movies like Dancing in the dark, Julia’s eyes, The eye, Blink, and In the dark everyone uses blindness to make already vulnerable female protagonists even more vulnerable – not only to stalkers, predators and supernatural threats, but to self-doubt, marginalization and dismissal from the people who should protect them. More than any of these, though, the new thriller See For me plays as a modern update of the 1967 classic Wait until it gets dark, with Audrey Hepburn trying to outwit the manipulative criminal Alan Arkin after he invades her home. See For me updates the home-invasion formula with a few smart twists and a key ratio. But writers Adam Yorke and Tommy Gushue and director Randall Okita only push the formula so far before running out of innovation.

Four for dinner

Where to see: Can be streamed on Netflix

Image: Netflix

The Italian rom-com Four for dinner follows several different alternative realities where four single friends mate in different combinations. The question at the heart of the film’s premise is this: is the concept of “soulmates” genuine and iron-clad, or is there more behind a successful relationship than cosmic compatibility? Four for dinner stars Matilde Gioli, Ilenia Pastorelli, Giuseppe Maggio and Matteo Martari.

superdyb

Where to see: Available to stream on Shudder; available for rent for $ 4.99 at Amazon, Apple; $ 3.99 on Vudu

soldiers point rifles in The Superdeep.

Photo: Shudder / RLJE Films

The Russian horror film superdyb (or The Superdeep) asks a simple question: what if there was a really deep hole with terrible nightmares inside? After several reports of unexplained screams and dozens of missing people, a small team of scientists and soldiers descend into the bowels of the Kola Superdeep Borehole in search of answers and survivors. What they find is a frightening presence that threatens all of humanity.

American siege

Where to see: Can be rented for $ 12.99 at Apple and Vudu

Bruce Willis holds a gun in American Siege.

Photo: Vertical Entertainment

Once again, Bruce Willis starred in a live-to-video action thriller, this time as Ben Watts, a former NYPD officer who has become sheriff, forced to defuse a fleeting hostage situation by solving a young woman’s disappearance in a small village in Georgia. American siege also plays Timothy V. Murphy as Charles Rutledge, a powerful local businessman who commands Watts, and Cullen G. Chambers as John Keats, a local doctor with close ties to Rutledge, who finds himself held hostage by militant extremists.

The wasteland

Where to see: Can be streamed on Netflix

Photo: Lander Larrañaga / Netflix

The wasteland, originally the title the wilderness (“The Beast”), centers on the story of a small family isolated from society, who suddenly find peace in their quiet lives shattered by the arrival of horrible creatures that haunt their homes. The trailer looks moody and evocative and questions whether this “creature” is real or a fabrication born out of loneliness and a general fear of the unknown.

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