Reservation of dogs; prey.
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Another week, some more TV and movie picks for you. It’s lightweight, but we’ll just call it that quality > quantity. The selections below can range from perfection to poor entertainment, but that’s how we like to spend our weekends, right? This is David Leitch High-speed train, and honestly, I recommend it mostly because the wonderfully funny chemistry between Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry is amazing. Oh, and I can’t forget that this is Bad Bunny’s sexy and poised debut. (You know that will lead to a movie theater seat.) And there are even more fresh and exciting selections, like the new season Reservation of dogs (ugh!) and the debut of a new one Predator movie. Here’s a selection:
High-speed train has it all: huge action, fun cameos, Tarantino-esque flashbacks, hilarious dialogue, great music, and plenty of actors with Brad Pitt at the center. It does not necessarily combine into a dense film of the highest level, but High-speed train it’s still a fun ride.
Why prey isn’t out in theaters, I can’t figure it out, but that means Hulu subscribers will be getting a buzzy new movie in their living rooms this weekend. Prequel to Predator movies, prey tells the story of the arrival of a fearsome alien on Earth in the 1700s, meaning no technology or weapons to combat the advanced creature. This simply fascinating premise is enough to ignite contemplation, but combine it with Amber Midthunder’s performance as Naru, a young Comanche woman struggling to be noticed more in her community, and Dan Trachtenberg’s direction, and it’s an absolutely riveting film. 10 Cloverfield Lane, and we are ready. Hulu even provides Comanche dubbing the movie
The film, which inspired many Twitter shots and introduced Alana Haim to the general public as an actress, is available on Amazon Prime Video (the film was previously only available on VOD platforms). Haim will star as Alana Kane, a clueless 20-year-old whose path crosses that of young Gary Valentine (played by the charming Cooper Hoffman), a business-minded teenager in the San Fernando Valley of the 70s. This is one of Paul Thomas Anderson’s most tender films, as it reflects Alana’s desire to recapture the bright feelings of childhood and Gary’s desperate need for adult independence.
There is a certain level of comfort Reservation of dogs it is tempting to just sit down and forget about everything around. The story of four young men who aspire to something greater is touching, frankly funny, and sometimes melancholic. After the events of season one, when the self-proclaimed reservation dogs lose one of their friends, Elora (Devery Jacobs), to a member of a rival gang as she embarks on a road trip to the alluring California, the rest of the kids are left with a choice. in Oklahoma.
Oh, Sandman. Based on Neil Gaiman’s epic graphic novel, Netflix’s latest attempt at a franchise is an intriguing one. Has Gaiman’s work ever been properly translated for the screen (except Coraline, this)? Now I don’t know if I found it Sandman certainly fascinating, but I didn’t like it. (I know, low bar). I also know that dedicated fans will want to check it out for themselves. It will be so Sandman to be a the witcher-like a hit, or it will be lost in the dark void of the endless Netflix queue. Only time will tell.
Also! Read our streaming recommendations from weekend of July 29. On Friday, August 12, Vulture’s next weekend streaming list will be published.