Blockbuster action, family musical fun, and introspective docs. There's something for everyone across the streaming services this weekend. Here are the movies you should watch from each one. Happy streaming!
Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his musical prowess to Netflix this weekend with this new animated summertime treat for the family. Miranda voices the titular Vivo, a jovial kinkajou who has a knack for singing. Along with voice acting duties, the songsmith also penned 11 songs for the animated musical. "Vivo" was originally slated for theaters this summer, but Netflix picked it up from Sony for a streaming debut.
Actor Val Kilmer has largely been out of the public eye in recent years, but now the mercurial actor is opening up. "Val" is a deeply personal doc that's culled from over 800 hours of personal videos going back decades. After battling and surviving throat cancer, Kilmer tells his own story through the voice of his son Jack. "Val" premiered to praise at Cannes a few months ago.
The Suicide Squad (HBO Max)
Five years ago all hope seemed lost with DCEU's Task Force X. Now, director James Gunn stepped in and delivered what is shaping up to be the best DC superhero movie since "The Dark Knight." Gunn goes hard on the R-rating and amps the action and comedy beyond anything he did for the MCU. This is certainly one bash you will not want to miss, especially if you only have one thing to watch. Need more insight into the mission? Here are the 9 things to know.
I Know What You Did Last Summer (Hulu & Paramount+)
Back in 1997 this teen horror flick was a big hit and spawned two sequels. Amazon will soon take the franchise to its platform for a TV reboot. But until that happens, Hulu and Paramount+ have the original for your viewing pleasure. It may not have won over critics at the time, but it did launch Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr. to late '90s/early '00s superstardom.
Mrs. Doubtfire (Disney+)
Keep the '90s nostalgia going with this Robin Williams classic from 1993. Sure some elements of the plot didn't age well, but the film still holds up as a comedy classic. And we're definitely curious about a supposed R-rated cut that might exist (#ReleaseTheColumbusCut).
The big movie that revved up hope that the big screen can still draw crowds is now yours to watch at home. Get in on the memes and enjoy this blockbuster that's just as much about family as it is about ridiculous cars that can reach the stratosphere.
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