The big movies are now at home. This weekend you can choose from a fashionable villainess, a frumpy prom king, or you can simply find love through the apocalypse. Here is the one new movie you should watch from each streaming service. Happy streaming!
This weekend Disney+ subscribers get access to the early summer hit "Cruella." Emma Stone brings to life one of Disney's most evil villainesses. Director Craig Gillespie traces the origins of notorious fashionista Cruella de Vil and her desire for haute black polka-dotted couture. Stone brings a unique performance that completely stands apart from Glenn Close's take from the '90s. If you have only one thing on Disney+ to watch, make it this.
He's All That (Netflix)
Singer and social media sensation Addison Rae takes a classic '90s rom-com and remixes it for the modern age. You know the set-up from "She's All That"...and "My Fair Lady" before that...and "Pygmalion" before that. This time around it's popular girl Padgett (Rae) who makes the bet to turn a shlub (Tanner Buchanan) into a heartthrob. To add some credence to the remake, original "She's All That" star Rachael Leigh Cook also shows up, but in an all-new role as Padgett's mom.
Vacation Friends (Hulu)
John Cena's WWE persona might be hard to see, but this summer you couldn't help but see him all over the big and small screen. Here Cena amps up his comedy chops with Meredith Hagner ("Palm Springs"). The two play a crazy vacation couple that causes all sorts of grief for fellow vacationers Marcus and Emily (Lil Rel Howery and Yvonne Orji).
Love and Monsters (Hulu & Paramount+)
"Love and Monsters" plays like a mashup of "Mad Max," "Zombieland," and John Hughes teen comedies. As giant monsters ravage the above-ground world, humanity seeks refuge underground. Through it all, teen Joel Dawson (Dylan O’Brien) hops on the radio and reconnects with his girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick). She's 80 miles away. With love not logic on his mind, Joel sets out to join her at her colony and prove he's a worthy hero.
The Courier (Amazon)
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this tense historical thriller that's based on a true story. Cumberbatch portrays Greville Wynne, a businessman recruited by MI6 to help gather intel during the Cuban Missile Crisis. "The Courier" premiered at Sundance in 2020 under the original title "Ironbark."
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (VOD)
Just when bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) thought he was out, Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek), wife of hitman Darius (Samuel L. Jackson) pulls him back in. Only this time, Bryce cannot use lethal force. For those who can't get enough of Ryan Reynolds at the moment, "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" is now available to rent. The flick also handily made our list of the top of movies to watch at home.
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