Noovie's Alt. Movies: 'Beastie Boys Story' and Other Gems

Here's the latest on what's new, what's next, and what you should watch this weekend from across the indie scene. Stay safe!

By Matt Lissauer

Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz in "Beastie Boys Story."

© Apple TV+ / Courtesy Everett Collection.

As we continue our new normal at home, here's your weekly round up of all the fresh lo-fi movies and trailers that you can watch right now.

  • Noovie's Alt. Streaming Pick: Beastie Boys Story

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    The two surviving members of influential '80s and '90s hip-hop group Beastie Boys, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, tell their personal story of friendship and music. From director Spike Jonze ("Her," and, of course, the music video to "Sabotage").

Beastie Boys Story

Documentary / 2020

In front of an audience, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz share the story of the Beastie Boys and 40 years of friendship.

  • Extraction

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    Writer Joe Russo ("Avengers: Endgame") and actor Chris Hemsworth assemble once again for another comic adaptation with this action drama from director Sam Hargrave. Hemsworth stars as black market merc Tyler Rake, who is hired to rescue the son of an imprisoned crime lord. Based on the graphic novel "Ciudad."

Extraction

Action / 2020 / R

A black-market mercenary who has nothing to lose is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible.

  • True History of the Kelly Gang

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    Fresh from his stunning performance in "1917," George MacKay portrays infamous Australian bushranger Ned Kelly in this crime drama that follows Kelly and his gang as they dodge authorities in the 1870s.

True History of the Kelly Gang

Crime Drama / 2019 / R

An exploration of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they attempt to evade authorities during the 1870s.

  • Cunningham

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    In this vivid and engaging documentary, filmmaker Alla Kovgan brings together the last generation of Cunningham dancers to immortalize the work of famed dancer Merce Cunningham.

    • Now streaming on: Hulu

Cunningham

Documentary / 2019 / PG

The artistic evolution of Merce Cunningham -- from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world's most visionary choreographers.

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Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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