Blue Beetle, Netflix’s Wes Anderson, and every new movie you can watch

Good news, everyone: It’s a busy week of new movies to watch at home.

Despite dropping Asteroid CityWes Anderson is releasing another movie this summer. The new one will be available on Netflix and it’s only a little under 40-minutes long. It’s the first of a few Anderson projects for Netflix due out this week, and early responses have been very positive. The summer blockbusters have also made their way to home viewing: The Meg 2, Max is splashed with water Blue Beetle You can also find out more about the following: Gran Turismo VOD is a great way for people to get their fix.

Those are the main highlights, but there’s plenty more options for people looking to watch new movies at home this weekend. Let’s get into it.

Netflix has launched a new feature.

Wes Anderson shorts

What to Watch:Netflix has a number of movies and TV shows available to stream

Benedict Cumberbatch as Henry Sugar holding a book in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

Image: Netflix

Genre: Enjoy the Comedy
Run time: 39m
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Rupert Friend

Wes Anderson’s second movie of the year, Henry Sugar: The Amazing Story, is the first of a group of Netflix shorts he’s made adapting Roald Dahl stories. Wes Anderson has always been a special filmmaker, but this new film features friends old and new, including Ben Kingsley, Dev Patel and Ralph Fiennes. The other three shorts — The Swan, The Rat CatcherPoison — are all also dropping on the platform this week, with the last one premiering Saturday.


What to Watch:Netflix has a number of movies and TV shows available to stream

Benicio Del Toro as Tom Nichols sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle at night with headlights shining through his back window in Reptile.

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Genre:Crimson thriller
Run time: 2h 14m
Director: Grant Singer
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberlake, Eric Bogosian

Benicio De Toro plays Tom Nichols, an intrepid detective who is unnerved and disturbed by the new mystery. The trailer plays like a cross between Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners and David Fincher’s Gone GirlJustin Timberlake was cast as the main suspect in the killing of his wife, a stunt that is not uncommon.

Max: New Features

The Trench

What to Watch:Max is now available to stream

A diver goes face to face with a gigantic megalodon shark in Meg 2: The Trench.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Genre: Sci-fi action
Run time: 1h 56m
Director: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Jason Statham Wu Jing Sophia Cai

You can also check out our Facebook page. The MegWhat about that film where Jason Statham fights a giant man-eating Megalodon Shark? Well, guess what: There are plenty more fish in the sea, and they’re just as colossal and pissed off as the first one!


Two movies in, the Meg series doesn’t seem to have much idea about what makes sharks scary, apart from the fact that they appeared that way in other, better movies. Even if too many movies make sharks out to be calculating and malevolent, they still understand that primal fear we feel when realizing how much land isn’t ours. The trench is a place where people can hide. Meg 2It is not tinged with terror, or a sense wonder. Warner Bros. has more fantastical movies such as AquamanYou can also find out more about Godzilla vs. Kong do a better job on both counts.) Statham’s indomitable power is well understood by the film; however, sharks remain a barely sketched antagonist.

Apple TV Plus: New Features

Flora and Son

What to Watch:Apple TV Plus users can now stream content

Genre:Music Drama
Run time: 1h 37m
Director: John Carney
Cast: Eve Hewson Jack Reynor Joseph Gordon Levitt

Eve HewsonBridge of Spies) as Flora, a young single mother desperately trying to find common ground with her troubled son Max (Orén Kinlan). Flora discovers a broken guitar in the dumpster and takes guitar lessons under Joseph Gordon-Levitt in order to form a relationship with Max.

Rent a New Home

Blue Beetle

What to Watch:Rent on Amazon, Apple and Vudu

Blue Beetle poses with his arms in the shape of laser canons pointing both directly at and away from the camera in the film Blue Beetle.

Warner Bros./DC Comics

Genre: Superhero action
Run time: 2h 7m
Director: Ángel Manuel Soto
Cast: Xolo Maridueña, Bruna Marquezine, Adriana Barraza

DC Comics’ latest movie was intended as a straight-to-streaming project for Max. But Warner Bros. Discovery’s new management upgraded it with a theatrical release, bringing actor Jaime Reyes, Guillermo del Toro Easter eggs, and a prestigious stunt team to the big screen.


Blue Beetle is a charming romp of a film, but it’s desperately trying to punch above its weight class, peppering its story with constant nods to the Latin American experience, while also delivering the action and comic book Easter eggs expected of superhero cinema.

Gran Turismo

What to Watch:Rent on Amazon, Apple and Vudu

Archie Madekwe as Jann Mardenborough behind the wheel of a car with a Gran Turismo decal on the windscreen

Image: Sony Pictures

Genre: Sports drama
Run time: 2h 14m
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe

Do you think a video gamer could be a racing driver? Gran Turismo does, because it’s happened in real life (multiple times, actually).

This movie is a fictionalized adaptation of Jann’s story, who was able to go from pro-racer to a mega racing champion. Gran Turismo Competitor to Professional Racer


Gamers aren’t an oppressed minority anymore — if they ever were in any venue outside of their own heads and the media reflecting their fantasies. This kind of aggrieved posturing isn’t a good look in 2023. The geek culture has won. Mardenborough’s story is real, and has a much more significant dimension than victory in some imagined gaming culture war. Games gave this kid from a low-income family a viable and affordable route into one of the world’s most elitist sports. Gran TurismoThis inspiring real story could have been used to demonstrate how video games can open doors and break down barriers. The game uses it only to score points.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

What to Watch:Rent on Amazon, Apple and Vudu

(L-R)  John Corbett, Maria Vacratsis, Melina Kotselou, Nia Vardalos, Elena Kampouris, Andrea Martin, and Elias Kacavas posing for a photo in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.

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Genre: Romantic Comedy
Run time: 1h 32m
Director: Nia Vardalos
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Louis Mandylor

One of cinema’s most endearingly goofy families is back, in the most family-centric franchise this side of the Fast and Furious movies. It’s the first Greek Wedding movie since 2016, which came nearly 15 years after the original smash hit. Nia Varadalos is back in the director’s chair after her directorial debut in 2009. I Hate Valentine’s Day.

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