“Mack & Rita”, Netflix’s “Day Shift”

As the summer movie season draws to a close, Diane Keaton pops up to make things more enjoyable down the stretch.

This weekend, Keaton, 76, channels his 30s again in body-switching comedy, while Jamie Foxx hunting vampires in a Netflix action movie and Owen Wilson plays a superhero dad in a Paramount+ family adventure. Furthermore Princess Diana documentary from the Sundance Film Festival debuts on HBO Max and comedic actress Aubrey Plaza talks a walk on the dark side for a crime thriller.

Here’s a guide to new movies that will satisfy all cinematic tastes, plus some notable theatrical movies making their streaming and on-demand debut:

‘That’s a great man’ :Diane Keaton gushed over Justin Bieber after music video cameo

If your mom needs a new movie to watch: “Mack & Rita”

Keaton wades through the waters sailed by “Big” and “13 Going on 30” with this comedy about struggling 30-year-old writer (and “old soul”) Mack (Elizabeth Lail), who has a chance encounter with a new – older guy (Simon Rex) in Palm Springs and aging into his 70-year-old self (Keaton). It’s predictable yet heartwarming, with a Hollywood icon clearly having fun tapping into her inner millennial.

Where to watch: In theaters

Jamie Foxx (left, with Dave Franco) plays a blue-collar dad whose San Fernando Valley pool cleaning service is a front for his real business, hunting and killing vampires, in the action-comedy horror "Quarter day."

If you dig a vampire tale that stakes new ground: ‘Day Shift’

Foxx plays a SoCal dad and vampire hunter trying to sell enough fangs to pay for his daughter’s private school. He comes up against a powerful bloodsucker (Karla Souza) who is trying to take control of the Valley while dragging down its milquetoast union representative (Dave Franco). The buddy-comedy horror is better than you’d expect, with “John Wick-style” action, a fun reworking of the vampire mythos, and easy chemistry between Foxx and Franco.

Where to watch: netflix

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The public life, popularity and obsessive media coverage of Princess Diana of Wales is chronicled in the documentary "Princess."

If You’re All About Diana and the British Royal Family: “The Princess”

Although there have been a lot of Diana projects in the past couple of years. Director Ed Perkins’ documentary hits differently – and is arguably the most historically essential. Using only media coverage and archival interviews rather than a parade of talking heads, the film examines the effect of media and public obsession on the popular princess’s marriage to Prince Charles, their implosion and his death in 1997.

Where to watch:HBO Max (first Saturday)

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Owen Wilson (top left) stars as a superhero dad protecting his son (Walker Scobell) and his friends (Keith L. Williams, Abby James Witherspoon and Momona Tamada) in the superhero family comedy "Secret headquarters."

If you’re an Owen Wilson Finalist: ‘Secret Headquarters’

The family comedy centers on a kid (Walker Scobell) who’s had enough of his father (Wilson) letting him down until, one birthday weekend, he discovers a ‘man cave’. high-tech underground that points to his father. being the world’s greatest superhero. There are a few entertaining moments, but for the most part the movie builds up a plot by borrowing from better movies, including “Sky High” and “Home Alone.”

Where to watch: Paramount+

After an unwanted move from New York to the Midwest, Evan (Eli Golden) has a one-on-one with his grandmother (Rhea Perlman) in Netflix "13: The Musical."

If your kids love catchy songs and are growing up: ’13: The Musical’

Based on the Broadway show that debuted Ariana Grande, the film adaptation follows a young Jewish boy (Eli Golden) who moves from New York to small-town Indiana when his parents (Debra Messing and Peter Hermann) divorce. Anxiety about having the best bar mitzvah ever combines with college kid drama for an overly serious narrative that’s just silly enough to release a song called “The Bloodmaster.”

Where to watch: netflix

Aubrey Plaza stars as a young woman in deep debt who gets involved in a credit card scam that goes awry in the drama "Emily the criminal."

If you like the dark side of Aubrey Plaza: “Emily the Criminal”

Emily (Plaza) is a college graduate looking for a career path and sinking into debt when she gets hooked on a credit card scam for quick cash. It turns out she’s taking a liking to it and, after finding a playmate (Theo Rossi), gets involved in more sleazy business and on the radar of some really bad guys. Plaza elevates the straightforward crime thriller, playing a character you care about the worse his decisions get.

Where to watch: In theaters

When Becky (Grace Caroline Currey, right) is stuck atop a 2,000ft tall TV tower with her best friend (Virginia Gardner), she goes to desperate lengths to charge her phone in the thriller "To fall."

If you are afraid of heights: ‘Fall’

A year after her husband’s death, an avid rock climber (Grace Caroline Currey) is persuaded to scale a 2,000-foot-tall radio tower in the desert by her influential best friend (Virginia Gardner). They end up being stuck, with more worries than no service on their phones. Though too long for such a well-worn plot, the survival thriller offers true white-knuckle terror and even a satisfying twist.

Where to watch: In theaters

Four best friends (clockwise from left Madalen Mills, Eden Grace Redfield, Lia Barnett and Sanai Victoria) embark on an adventure on their last weekend before college starts in "Summer."

If you’re dreading going back to school: ‘Summering’

Directed by James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”), the coming-of-age flick is akin to a girls’ “Stand By Me”: On the last weekend before middle school begins, four best friends find a corpse in the woods and go on an adventure to find out who he is, going to the local bar and even doing a seance. The heart and message are there though the episodic plot and character relationships miss their marks.

Where to watch: In theaters

Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks, left) sees Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) as the greatest spectacle on Earth in "Elvis."

Also streaming

  • Baz Luhrmann’s Musical Drama”Elvis“, featuring Austin Butler as the king of rock ‘n’ roll and Tom Hank as his notorious manager, Colonel Tom Parker, is now available on AppleTV and on-demand platforms.
  • Animated Comedy”Minions: The Rise of Gru,” the latest installment in the “Despicable Me” franchise starring Steve Carell as the lovable supervillain Gru, is streaming on demand.

Alfonso E. Cramer