‘Marry Me’, ‘The Exorcism of God’, + More
It’s an eclectic mix of movies that are new to VOD this week. Got your blockbusters, like Marry me, the romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, which debuted on Peacock last month and is now widely available on VOD. So you have your religious horror in The Exorcism of Godabout a priest played by Will Beinbrink who botches an exorcism and has to deal with the consequences.
And, chances are, the only pop culture touchstone you have for Helen Keller is The Miracle Worker which was made in 1962 and starred Patty Duke as the deaf-blind woman who learned to communicate and eventually rose to worldwide fame for this feat. But the new documentary His socialist smile seeks to change what you know, or thought you knew, about Keller, who dedicated years of his life to progressive causes. The film, directed by documentarian John Gianvito, shows an oft-repressed side of Keller, who was an outspoken socialist and outspoken about fighting for women’s rights, an advocate for people with disabilities, and spoke publicly about her socialist views.
These are just a few of the titles available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, YouTube, and through your cable service this week. Find out now which films are available for purchase or rental on demand!
Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson starred in some of the biggest rom-coms of the past two decades, and now they’re starring together in what might be the perfect rom-com for the digital age. Lopez plays Kat Valdez, a global superstar whose marriage to another superstar is arranged to be broadcast live for the world to see. On the night of the ceremony, she finds out he cheated, so she does the next logical thing and, with the whole world watching, she chooses a rando (Wilson) from the audience and marries him instead. It’s a cute 21st century dating, and despite the bizarre circumstances, the pair try to make it work.
Where to stream Marry me
In the film by director Alejandro Hidalgo God’s Exorcism, Father Peter Williams (Will Beinbrink) is an American priest working in Mexico. At the start of the film, he is ordered to perform an exorcism which does not go as it should. Driven by the demon who possessed the girl he was supposed to heal, he sexually assaults her, and for the rest of the film Williams carries that with him and seems unable to live with himself for it. Nearly two decades later, the priest must once again confront the demon and set things right, if he can.
Where to stream God’s Exorcism
Signed, sealed, delivered: the vows we took
Journey of my heart
His socialist smile
Acting: The First Six Lessons
A Writer’s Odyssey
Out of season
The girl on the mountain
Ashes and dust
The Hunt for Planet B
Lost and found in Rome
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass
Looking for a woman with fangs and a mustache
The Invisible Father
Liz Kocan is a pop culture writer living in Massachusetts. Her greatest fame is the time she won on the game show Chain reaction.