Hocus Pocus 2, Netflix’s The Munsters, and every new movie you can watch at home

This weekend Hocus Pocus 2,The long-awaited sequel of the 1993 classic fantasy comedy, starring Bette Miler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, finally debuts on Disney Plus. If that doesn’t sound like your particular bag of trick-or-treat candy, not to worry — there’s plenty more spooky (and non-spooky) good movies to rent or stream this weekend.

We’ve got The Munsters, the new Rob Zombie comedy film (yes — I’m as surprised at that description as you are) based on the classic 1960s horror sitcom, Andrew Dominik’s biographical drama of Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas, and the adult animated special Entergalactic starring Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi and Jessica Williams (The Love of Your LifeYou can watch them all on Netflix. There’s also the supernatural comedy horror My Best Friend’s ExorcismPrime Video and social media horror movie SissyShudder. The black horror comedy, slasher! Bodies Bodies BodiesVOD. See, there’s so much to choose from!

Here’s everything new you can watch at home this weekend.

Hocus Pocus 2,

What to Watch:Disney Plus is available to stream

Three witches looking bewildered in the aisle of a grocery store.

Photo: Matt Kennedy/Disney

Hocus pocus, Hocus PocusThe Sanderson sisters are back! Nearly 30 year after the original, Bette Miler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy return to their respective roles as Sanderson sisters. This time, they’re joined by Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) and Doug Jones (nearly every movie monster you’ve seen for the past decade).

The Munsters

What to Watch:Netflix streaming available

A pale woman with long black hair in a flowing white dressed stands beside a green-skinned Frankenstein monster in a purple tuxedo.

Image: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment/Netflix

If your first reaction to this is “Rob Zombie made a Munsters movie???” — you are not alone.

The heavy metal singer-songwriter/filmmaker may be best known for his gnarly horror movies (that deserve a better reputation than they have), but he returned to his roots for this low-budget comedy adaptation of the beloved TV series. Zombie’s been a massive Munsters fan since childhood, and there’s nothing like seeing a filmmaker be able to inhabit a world they’ve always wanted to.


What to Watch:Netflix streaming available

A woman with blonde hair in a black sweater and white pants sits on a red couch with a magazine in one hand, her chin resting on her other hand, staring off into the distance.

Image courtesy of Netflix

Andrew Dominik’s controversial adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ controversial Marilyn Monroe book has certainly sparked some conversation. It’s Netflix’s first NC-17 movie (although it is worth noting Netflix does not always get its movies rated), and it stars Ana de Armas as Monroe.

From Oli Welsh’s analysis of the movie’s relationship to its NC-17 rating:

The trouble is that Dominik’s mythologizing tendency, and his insatiable hunger for arresting imagery, undercut his own theme to disastrous effect. He doesn’t have enough interest in Norma Jeane to build a personality for her, or a sense of her achievements, outside of the ceaseless miseries heaped upon her by others. He has a superficial fascination with Marilyn’s iconography and uses every tool at his fingertips to recreate film scenes or photo shoots with remarkable accuracy. The film stock is constantly changed, along with the aspect ratio, color treatment and lens. There’s also a lot of CGI used to incorporate de Armas in the frame or add an extraordinary dimension to the reenactment. Dominik’s dazzling technique not only fails to distract from the film’s wearying lack of tonal variation, but is in complete thrall to the dehumanizing image factory that the film is supposed to be critiquing.


What to Watch:Netflix streaming available

A woman with an afro in a yellow dress staring deeply at a man with dreadlocks against the backdrop of a cosmic gas giants.

Image courtesy of Netflix

Netflix’s latest animated project comes from the mind of Kid Cudi and promises gorgeous visuals along with a ground-level story about an aspiring artist falling in love in New York City.

DC League of Super-Pets

What to Watch:You can stream HBO Max on your computer.

Superman and Krypto share a knowing smile in the animated movie DC League of Super-Pets

Warner Bros. Pictures

This animated film features many pets from the Justice League and is one of few DC Comics films to get released this year. Dwayne Johnson voices Krypto and Kevin Hart voices Ace, the Bat-Hound. Keanu Reeves voiced Batman. We’re still pouring one out for the pets that didn’t make the movie.

Our review:

Like with The Lego Batman MovieThe best part about DC League of Super-Pets is the writers’ intimate knowledge of and love for the source material, which they use to keep the movie moving with clever gags and even more brilliant callbacks. A highlight is an inexplicable holographic recording of Krypto’s father, Dog-El, dispensing important counsel like “Don’t eat chocolate.” There are a lot more gags for in-the-know comics fans, like a Justice League hotline asking callers to press buttons based on whether they’re trying to contact Earth-1 or Earth-2, and a Big Belly Burger in downtown Metropolis that gets wrecked in the fighting.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism

What to Watch:Prime Video is available to stream

Four girls sitting around a table in a living room, their hands resting on a ouji board.

Photo: Eliza Morse/Prime Video

You love to be loved Jennifer’s Body, then you’ll love My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Based on the 2016 novel, this supernatural comedy horror is based. Elsie Fisher (Eighth GradeAbby is played by a young girl in high school who fights against a demon and her best friend Gretchen (Amiah)

This is the Greatest Beer Run Ever

What to Watch:Apple TV Plus is available for streaming

A man with a moustache in a tan and blue flannel shirt carrying a green and yellow duffel bag on his right shoulder hands a beer to two military police officers in Vietnam.

Photo: Apple TV Plus

Based on a true tale This is the Greatest Beer Run EverZac Efron stars as Chickie Dohue. He is a brazen New Yorker who flees the U.S. to send beer to his Vietnam-era childhood friends. Chickie’s well-meaning gag transforms into a profound life-altering experience when he is brought face-to-face with the perils and realities of this controversial war, forcing him to reflect on his past, present, and future.


What to Watch:Shudder streaming available

A woman with blood dripping down her nose and face with pink afro curls holds a cellphone in her hand with the camera light on.

Image by XYZ Films/Shudder

Aisha (You can do bothThe 2022 social media horror thriller features a star cast of? stars Sissy as a successful social media influencer who is invited out to her ex-childhood best friend’s bachelorette weekend. Sissy gets accosted and beaten by her childhood bully who also attends the weekend. This awakens a long-buried thirst for revenge.


What to Watch:Amazon, Apple, and Google Play available to buy for $19.99

A woman looking visibly distressed as she climbs to the top of a radio tower in a desert.

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Scott Mann, a celebrated action film maker turned his talents towards this thriller about two women trapped at the top a radio tower that is 2,000 feet tall. I simply wouldn’t go to the top of a 2,000-foot-tall radio tower, but I guess I’m different.

Bodies Bodies Bodies

What to Watch:Amazon, Apple, and Google Play available to buy for $19.99

Four of the women of Bodies Bodies Bodies gather around a candle in the dark

Gwen Capistran/A24

A young woman named Bee (Maria Bakalova) and her girlfriend, Sophie (Amandla Stenberg), are invited out to a hurricane party at a secluded mansion by Sophie’s friends: a spoiled group of rich 20-somethings with a penchant for drama. After playing the murder-mystery-find-the-killer party game, they quickly discover that there’s a real killer among them.

Below is our review

Bodies Bodies BodiesIt starts to feel compressed The Scream, sped up as if the filmmakers believe they’re playing to a generation that can’t keep both eyes on a full-length feature film. Filmmakers make the difficult choice of increasing both bloodshed and absurdity simultaneously. Instead of allowing satire to give way horror-movie tension they increase the volume and absurdity of the defensiveness and recriminations as characters are more threatened. At one point, mortal peril is interrupted by the equally shocking betrayal that one friend may be hate-listening to another’s podcast.

Bullet Train

What to Watch:Amazon, Apple, and Google Play available to buy for $19.99

Ladybug (Brad Pitt) looking out a train door in Bullet Train

Photo: Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures

David Leitch was one half the super-star directing duo behind the immensely influential John WickBrad Pitt stars in his latest action movie, which features a star cast that includes Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry and Bad Bunny. Good cast equals good blooper reel.

Our review:

Fighting in Bullet Train They are short and punchy, and feature a lot of personality. Inspired staging, like a seated scuffle between Ladybug and Lemon in the train’s quiet car (a centerpiece of the film’s trailers), is some of the best of what Bullet TrainWith John Wick-style choreographic precision used in service of comedy, the film has a lot to offer. Its most disappointing moment is the one where it loses its precision in favor of bombast. This is despite being kind of expected but nonetheless disappointing.


What to Watch:Amazon, Apple and Google Play are available for rent at $6.99

Raffiella Chapman wanders through marshy turf in a post-apocalyptic Earth, with a floating robot companion, in Vesper

Image: IFC Films

We are getting rave reviews for the post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, which has received rave reviews!

Our review:

VesperYou simultaneously play the role of a thrifty shoestring-budget indie. Dual and like Alex Garland’s $50 million passion project Annihilation. It’s a small-scale story, at times so hushed and minimalist that even putting two characters in the same room can feel overcrowded. But in their first movie release since 2012’s well-received sci-fi import Vanishing Waves, [directors Kristina]Buozyte [Bruno]Samper has done a great job in creating a real, tangible environment around these peaceful spaces. As effectively as any long-winded exposition, the scenery conveys the story.

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