Dune, Old, Netflix’s Night Teeth and 6 new movies to now watch at home

This weekend sees the highly anticipated premiere of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and Wes Anderson’s comedic-drama anthology French Dispatch, both of which star Timothée Chalamet of Please Call me by Your Name The movie has achieved international fame. While the far-future sci-fi epic is available to stream on HBO Max this weekend alongside its initial theatrical premiere, Anderson’s latest is firmly set to screen in theaters only for the time being.

If you’re not up to venturing out this weekend, or somehow aren’t enticed by the prospect of feuding aristocratic fiefdoms in space vying for a coveted resource with the power to bend time and expand perception, there’s still a ton of great new releases to watch from home this weekend. There’s Martin Campbell’s assassin action thriller The Protégé starring Maggie Q (NikitaSamuel L. Jackson and ), the amazing family drama Bergman Island starring Vicky Krieps (The Old(), the thrilling horror drama KnockingAnd much more.

To help you get a handle on what’s new and available, here are the movies you can watch with the click of a button this weekend.


What to WatchAvailable to watch in theaters or stream via HBO Max

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This was set in the year 10191. Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villenueve’s adaptation of the celebrated Frank Herbert sci-fi epic stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, son and heir to the powerful Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac), who is forced to leave the planet of his birth to become the newly appointed stewards of Arrakis, a desert planet home to a coveted resource known as melange. There are sword fights, politics, intrigue, betrayal, drama, and oh — these colossal creatures called sandworms that burst out of the ground before devouring people. Honestly, there’s way too much to explain about DuneIt is impossible to cover everything in one sentence. We have therefore created this helpful-dandy guide that will help you understand the vast, bizarre universe. But enough of all that, let’s hone in on the biggest question: should you set aside time this weekend to watch Villeneuve’s latest, hulking sci-fi extravaganza? This is our review.

If you can get lost in the cocoon of production, costume, and art-design opulence, and sink into the Big Event angle of it all — which is why people go to the movies, isn’t it? — the film, styled as Part 1: DuneIt can also be very evocative. The problem, though, is the film’s pervasive emotional emptiness. Villeneuve (of) and Jon Spaihts, his co-writers. PassengersAnd Prometheus) and Eric Roth, rush through character journeys, and shortchange ostensible hero Paul Atreides (wild-hair-haver Timothée Chalamet). Instead of explaining the complex mythology, they instead condense entire towns into thinly rendered representations of pop-culture icons. (The Fremen have more or less been transformed into Tusken Raiders. The Bene Gesserit were). Macbeth’s witches.) All that streamlining has resulted in the loss of the connecting thread that links all the disparate parts into one cohesive entity. The film is a splendid, threadbare tapestry that unravels as you’re watching it.

Dune, HBO Max

For subscribers, the epic sci-fi story will be available for free on HBO Max starting October 21.

The Protégé

What to Watch: Rentable for as low $5.99 at Amazon Prime Video, Apple and Vudu

Maggie Q as the assassin Moody in The Protege

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If you’re aching for another assassin action thrilling in the vein of 2017’s Atomic Blonde, 2019’s Anna or this year’s Kate then The ProtégéYou will find it right up your alley. Starring Maggie Q (NikitaThe story centers around Anna (a young contract killer) who is adopted by Moody (Samuel L. Jackson). She was raised as his apprentice and partner. When Moody is brutally executed at the behest of devious businessman Michael Rembrandt (Michael Keaton), Anna embarks on a campaign of vengeance to uncover the reason why Moody was targeted, all while fending off Moody’s killer. Although The Protégé may sound nearly identical to all those aforementioned assassin drama, what this film has in its favor is Martin Campbell, the director of 2006’s Casino RoyaleAt the helm. Campbell is an old hand at these kinds of action films, so it goes without saying that if anyone can pull something fresh and exciting from this premise, it’s him.

Evening Teeth

What to WatchThis is:Netflix is available to stream

Two of Night Teeth’s vampires, Blaire (Debby Ryan) and Zoe (Lucy Fry), stand together in a dimly lit room, with their mouths bloody

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Adam Randall’s vampire horror thrillerEvening TeethBenny, a young man who moonlights as a driver for a taxi company, discovers that two of his young clients are blood-sucking vamps. Vampires vs. Bronx quickly turns the movie into Collateral, where Benny must drive the two vampires around their victims. It’s a strange and alluring premise for sure, though one that is very obviously indebted to a whole slew of vampire films that have preceded it. We have reviewed the film.

Sometimes it is too difficult to watch cinema. Even if the film’s premise isn’t very interesting, it can be distracting enough for some hours. Blade Underworld, and numerous other bloodsucking B-movies; its costumes from a burlesque revue of Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s DraculaMegan Fox performed from Jennifer’s BodyEvening Teeth isn’t genuinely original, substantive, or scary. But as a remix of the vampire thriller’s most lizard-brain-focused qualities, Netflix’s latest Halloween offering is appreciated for how few demands it puts on its audience.

Bergman Island

What to Watch:Rentable for as low as $6.99 via Amazon Prime Video and Apple.

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Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island’s centers on Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), a married couple of American filmmakers who journey to Fårö island — the former home and inspiration for their creative idol Ignmar Bergman — for the summer in order to draw inspiration of their own from the fabled isle. They find themselves on the road to their own creative adventures as reality blurs between writing and real life. This leads them to take a deep look at where they came from and what their future holds. This trailer is whimsical and upbeat. Vicky Krieps, who plays both the role of a director and mother, stands out.


What to Watch: Amazon Prime Video, Apple and Vudu are all available to buy for as low as $4.99

Molly (Cecilia Milocco) looking upward at her ceiling in Knocking (2021)

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With a premise that bears more than a passing resemblance to Joe Wright’s The woman in the window meets Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, Frida Kempff’s KnockingMolly (Cecilia Milocco) is a recently traumatized survivor who hears a peculiar knocking sound along with loud screams from her newly built apartment. Molly is left to her own devices, with little assistance from her neighbours or the authorities. She must find the cause of these unusual noises to not only save her neighbor, but also to keep her sanity. The trailer looks very familiar. KnockingThis is paranoia-inducing and jarring thriller that features disturbing visuals and unnerving sounds design. It also has menacing performances. If you’re up for something spooky this weekend, this is definitely the film to watch.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

What to Watch: Rentable for as low $5.99 at Amazon Prime Video, Apple and Vudu

Bugs and Daffy in Space Jam 2

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Space Jam: A New LegacyLeBron plays a fictionalized LeBron James who attempts to be closer to his son Dom by attempting to learn more about computer gaming. He is then transported to the Warner Bros. Serververse where he is held prisoner by Al-GRhythm (Don Cheadle), an evil artificial intelligence. To escape, LeBron must assemble the Looney Toons cast from across the corners of several Warner Bros. franchises and compete in a winner-takes-all basketball match against the Rhythm’s Goon Squad of virtual basketball icons like Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson. Our review

First Space JamIt was originally created to help people sell shoes. The new company is a dizzying example of corporate power. Space JamWarner Bros. is selling everything it has made. Space Jam: A New Legacy isn’t really a movie — it’s a crash course in vertical integration and brand identity, a marketing slideshow with a two-hour running time. Its viewers are taken on a whirlwind tour through every Warner IP geared toward every demographic: Wonder Woman’s Themyscira for girls and women, The Matrix for older men, Harry Potter for Old adults under 40 who haven’t been reading the news much, and so forth. It is this way Hollywood operates today. This is how blockbuster movies will look in the future.

The Old

What to Watch: Rentable for as low $5.99 at Amazon Prime Video, Apple and Vudu

Gael García Bernal as Guy in M. Night Shyamalan’s Old

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It is the premise of The Old, the latest horror thriller from director M. Night Shyamalan, is as terrifying and cockamamie as you’d expect from the title alone. The story follows a family on vacation at a resort in the Caribbean. However, things take a darker turn as they find themselves stuck at mysterious beaches with no escape. The worst part is that their bodies are rapidly deteriorating and growing faster than they should, leaving them with no choice but to find a way out. Played by one of the trapped people on the beach Underground Railroad’s Aaron Pierre, is a rapper named Mid-sized Sedan. It’s true. According to our review

The Old has been marketed and constructed as a thriller — the opening act is steeped in dread, and its horror comes from the whittling down of its small cast, both psychologically and mortally. But it’s also a surprisingly sentimental film. While its title and premise presume a focus on an adult fear of aging and death, Shyamalan’s script and staging is overwhelmingly concerned with children. As Trent, a precocious and intelligent child, rattles off facts, makes friends, while Maddox his older sister looks after him, the few scenes that are before the beach almost all come from their viewpoint. The nightmare of the beach isn’t what happens to the adults, who ought to know better, but the children, who, mere feet away from their parents, are thrust into adulthood without any guidance at all, getting a lifetime’s worth of regret compressed into a few moments.

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