Three new movies to see this weekend

From cinemas to Netflix, there’s a slew of movies to let you know today.

Film critic Greg Russell is back on “Live in the D” for Reel Talk.

Russell started with a movie where people talk more about off-screen drama than on-screen drama called “Don’t Worry Darling.” The film stars Harry Styles and Florence Pugh, and they play characters who are married and live in a “too perfect” community. The more they investigate, the more they discover the strangeness going on there. Greg gives this film three and a half reels out of five.

Next, a new Tyler Perry movie without Madea in the movie. It’s called “A Jazzman’s Blues” and has heavy drama and a serious story. It is set in the 1940s in the South with an African American family where the father loves one son but dislikes the other. The son he dislikes has big singing chops and falls for a woman in his community who is also black but looks white and throws everything into a frenzy.

In an interview with Russell, Tyler Perry revealed that he wanted to give voice to these characters and allow them to tell their own stories. He believes these stories should be communicated, shared and kept alive.

Solea Pfeiffer said it’s a beautiful thing when you meet that person who feels like home and it’s impossible to let them go. She added that the beautiful thing about these characters is that their lives are Murphy’s Law version of their lives; “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. But, they still cling to their love for each other. Russell gives this film four reels.

“Lou,” is a movie starring Allison Janney as the action star, and was also released on Netflix. Greg pointed out that the audience won’t know what’s going on at first. Janney’s character, a lumberjack who just wants to be left alone, learns that her neighbor’s daughter is being kidnapped, prompting her to join the search party.

Russell spoke with Janney and Jurnee Smollett about the film, and Smollett revealed that the characters initially had an interesting judgment about each other. Russell gives this film four reels.

Watch the video above for the full interview.

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