Netflix’s The Sea Beast, Everything Everywhere and 15 other new movies to watch this weekend

This week you can watch a ton of new movies at home, including half a dozen Netflix originals, new Shudder and Mubi movies, and a slew of movies newly available on VOD or at a discount.

Among Netflix’s offerings is the animated comedy adventure The beast from the seaof the co-director of Big Hero 6 and Moana. There is also the highly acclaimed Everything everywhere all at once at a discounted rental price, a Thai romantic comedy and a new documentary about legendary Australian musician (and screenwriter!) Nick Cave from director Andrew Dominik (Killing them softly).

Here are the new movies you can watch at home this week.


The beast from the sea

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Picture: Netflix

Set in a world where fearsome monsters rule the seas and brave sailors hunt them, Moana co-director Chris Williams’ The beast from the sea follows a brave monster hunter named Jacob (Karl Urban) who is forced to take care of a young girl named Maisie (Zaris-Angel Hator) who is hiding on his ship.

In our opinion:

The beast from the sea offers several departures from tedious recent trends in animation. The dialogue is written and performed in a vernacular that achieves a kind of flippant English-accented poetry – sea beasts, for example, are described as “nature’s darkest conception”. While the language doesn’t always hit the mark, it’s almost completely free of tiny sarcasm and faux-comedy placeholders. (“Awkward!” “Well, this happened,” etc.) Likewise, the grandeur of the film’s strongest visuals is allowed to stand on its own, favoring painterly compositions of the frightening vastness of the ocean over busy, desperate antics.

Everything everywhere all at once

Where to watch: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

A bloodied Michelle Yeoh with a googly eye glued to her forehead strikes a martial arts pose in Everything Everywhere All at Once

Picture: A24

Hong Kong film legend Michelle Yeoh stars in Eeverything everywhere everything at Once, the second characteristic of Swiss army man directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert as Evelyn, an aging laundromat owner trying to file her taxes while maintaining her strained relationship with her daughter, Joy (Stephanie Hsu), and her husband, Waymond (Ke Huy Quan ). After being approached by an alternate universe version of her husband, Evelyn must embark on a mission to save the multiverse and mend her fractured family.

In our opinion:

Despite a long string of Matrix sequels and re-quels, rip-offs and imitators, this is the first film that genuinely feels as surprising, daring and completely game-changing as the Wachowskis’ 1999 original. . The special effects, with this kaleidoscopic approach to changing shapes, look as radical now as bullet time did when it first arrived. The heady deconstructive ethos of the film’s universe seems as ambitious and sweeping as The matrixThe Gnostic view of reality did at the time. And the martial arts combat, carefully positioned between impressive and overtly silly choreography, feels as radical as ever in a fight choreographed by Jackie Chan or Woo-Ping Yuen.

Quick and feel the love

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

A man in a cap is restrained by two women in Fast &;  To feel love.

Image: Happy Ending Movie/GDH 559

Thai romantic comedy Quick and feel the love follows Kao (Nat Kitcharit), a 30-year-old professional sports stacker who, after being dumped by his longtime girlfriend (Urassaya Sperbund), is forced to learn basic adult skills in order to fend for himself and win back his heart.

Hello, goodbye and everything else

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Jordan Fisher as Aiden and Talia Ryder as Clare in Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between.

Photo: Katie Yu/Netflix

High school sweethearts Clare (Talia Ryder) and Aidan (Jordan Fisher) make a pact to break up before college, spending their last night together on a last date. But as the two reminisce about their time and growth together, one question lingers: should they really break up or should they stay together?

Dangerous Liaisons

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

The happy couple smile at each other in Dangerous Liaisons.

Photo: Thomas Canel/Netflix

You like cruel intentions? You will probably like Dangerous Liaisons. Another modern adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 epistolary novel, the film follows the story of Célène (Paola Locatelli), a bibliophile high school student who falls in love with Tristan (Simon Rérolle), a bad boy who unbeknownst to him is than dating her as part of the bet he made with his stepsister, Vanessa (Ella Pellegrini). As their relationship progresses, Tristan is faced with the choice of breaking Celene’s heart or challenging Vanessa and growing as a person.

spell

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

A mother watches over her child in Incantation.

Picture: Netflix

This found footage film was the highest-grossing film in Taiwan this year and follows a mother trying to save her daughter from a fatal curse.

Jewel

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

One person pours water into a kettle at Jewel, while another sits at a table behind her.

Picture: Netflix

This South African drama is about two women, including a photographer, who spark a connection and painful memories when they both visit the memorial of a tragedy.

take the night

Where to watch: Available to rent for $4.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

A man wears a suit and tie and sits at a desk, while another man wears a fancy jacket and stands above him in Take the Night.

Image: TDP Films, SM10 Films / Saban Films

This crime thriller is writer-director-actor Seth McTigue’s feature debut. A man hires a group of criminals to pretend to kidnap his brother, but when they go rogue and have plans of their own, things start spiraling out of control.

what i know to be true

Where to watch: Available to stream on Mubi

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis star in This Much I Know To Be True.

Image: Mubi

Director Andrew Dominik (Killing them softly, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) previously worked with Nick Cave and costar Warren Ellis on the 2016 documentary Once again with feeling. This follow-up focuses on the friendship between the two artists, who also contributed music to Dominik’s upcoming Marilyn Monroe film. Blond.

On the 3rd day

Where to watch: Available to stream on Shudder

A disheveled man wearing glasses with blood on his shirt clutches a pendant around his neck with a gruesome zombie-like figure in the background.

Image: Del Toro Films/Scream Factory

Director Daniel de la Vega’s feature debut, this Shudder original is a horror flick about a woman searching for her missing son and also trying to recover missing and shattered memories.

Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel

Where to watch: Available to rent for $6.99 on Amazon and Vudu

Image: Wink Films/Magnolia Pictures

This documentary takes an inside look at the famous Chelsea Hotel and the people who still live there amid its large-scale renovation into an expensive hotel.

Memory

Where to watch: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Liam Neeson walks through tall grass with an assault rifle in Memory

Photo: Rico Torres/Briarcliff Entertainment

Liam Neeson stars in the 2022 action thriller Memory like Alex Lewis, an expert assassin renowned for his surgical precision. When Alex refuses to complete a mission that goes against his moral code, he will have to embark on a mission to kill the people who hired him before they kill him, while escaping pursuit. from the FBI.

In our opinion:

Memory isn’t Liam Neeson’s last action movie, and it won’t be the one that defines him. But it’s worth considering as its tenure of mannered cinematic revenge slowly comes to an end. In this case, it’s with a character who suddenly tries to atone for the man he once was, just before his own story evaporates from his mind. It’s not very convincing – even if Alex Lewis admits that he was a villain, Memory is still built around the thrill of seeing this villain unleashed. There’s little to suggest that Alex Lewis is so different from Bryan in the Taken movies, or any of Neeson’s other violent avatars. It is worth remembering this era of cinema, and all that it says about specifically male fantasies and male rage. But it’s not necessarily worth remembering Memory himself.

The galena road

Where to watch: Available to rent for $6.99 on Amazon and Vudu

A young man in a plaid flannel shirt and baseball cap sits behind the wheel of a flatbed truck while driving past a dirt plain.

Image: AVA Independent/Vertical Entertainment

Writer-director Joe Hall’s feature debut follows a man who has everything but leaves it all behind to work as a lawyer in Washington, DC, before facing another life-altering decision.

HP Lovecraft’s Witch’s House

Where to watch: Available to rent for $2.99 ​​on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

A woman watches with her mouth open as a pale, gruesome figure peers over her shoulder.

Picture: Horror Wasteland Pictures International

A grad student moves into an infamous haunted house and has fun with alternate dimensions. Things are getting scary.

3 demons

Where to watch: Available to rent for $3.99 on Amazon, Google Play and Vudu

The policeman in 3 Demons rearranges the body.

Picture: Uncork’d Entertainment

A small-town policeman watches over a recently deceased person until the family can retrieve the body, but he accidentally summons evil supernatural forces.

11th hour cleaning

Where to watch: Available to rent for $3.99 on Amazon, Google Play and Vudu

Two characters in hazmat suits inspect the floor of a dark kitchen in 11th Hour Cleaning.

Image: Exit 44 Entertainment/Screen Media

This film follows a group of people whose job it is to clean up after crime scenes. At their latest murder site, an ancient Norse demon terrorizes and terrifies them in this horror film.

The invoked

Where to watch: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon and Vudu

Four people look upwards with abstract paintings in the background

Image: Wicked Myth Films, Happy Little Guillotine Studios/XYZ Films

This horror flick is director Mark Meir’s feature debut and follows two powerful couples who travel to a self-help retreat only to find it’s the place their ancestors have burdened them with a spiritual debt.

Alfonso E. Cramer