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

There are tons of new movies available to watch at home this week, including half a dozen Netflix Originals, new Shudder and Mubi movies, and a range of movies either new on VOD or available at a reduced price are.

Netflix offerings include the animated comedy adventure The Sea Creaturefrom the co-director of big hero 6 and Moiana. There is also the highly acclaimed Everything everywhere at once at a discounted rental price, a Thai rom-com slacker comedy and a new documentary about legendary Australian musician (and screenwriter!) Nick Cave from director Andrew Dominik (kill her gently).

Here are the new movies to watch at home this week.


The Sea Creature

Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

Image: Netflix

In a world where fearsome monsters rule the seas and brave sailors hunt them, Moiana Co-director Chris Williams The Sea Creature 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.

From our review:

The Sea Creature offers several breaks from boring recent trends in animation. The dialogue is written and performed in a colloquial language that reaches for a sort of casual poetry with an English accent – the sea creatures, for example, are described as “nature’s darkest design”. While the language doesn’t always hit the mark, it’s almost entirely devoid of tinny sarcasm and faux-hilarious placeholders. (“Embarrassing!” “Well, the happened” and the like.) Similarly, the grandeur of the film’s strongest visual elements is allowed to stand on its own, favoring painterly compositions of the daunting vastness of the ocean over busy, desperate escapades.

Everything everywhere at once

Where to see: Available for $5.99 from Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

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

Image: A24

Hong Kong film legend Michelle Yeoh stars in Eall everywhere 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 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 broken family.

From our review:

Despite a long line of Matrix sequels and requels, ripoffs and imitators, this is the first film that authentically feels as surprising, daring, and downright groundbreaking as the Wachowskis’ 1999 original. See the special effects with this kaleidoscopic approach to shifting forms now looks as radical as Bullet Time did when it first appeared. The intoxicating deconstructive philosophy of the universe film feels as ambitious and radical as The Matrix‘s Gnostic view of reality did then. And the martial arts fight, carefully positioned between impressively choreographed and openly silly, feels as radical as it always does in a fight choreographed by Jackie Chan or Woo-Ping Yuen.

Feel fast & love

Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

A man in a cap is being felt by two women in Fast & Love.

Image: Happy End Movie/GDH 559

The Thai rom-com slacker comedy Feel fast & 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 her heart back.

Hello, goodbye and everything in between

Where to see: 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 deal to break up before college and spend 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 get through it together?

Dangerous romances

Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

The happy couple share a smile in Dangerous Liaisons.

Photo: Thomas Canel/Netflix

you like Cruel intentions? You will probably like Dangerous romances. Another modern adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 epistolary novel, the film follows the story of Célène (Paola Locatelli), a literal high school student, who falls in love with Tristan (Simon Rérolle), a bad boy by whom she she knows nothing about meeting his stepsister Vanessa (Ella Pellegrini) as part of a bet. Over the course of their relationship, Tristan faces the choice of either breaking Célène’s heart or defying Vanessa and growing as a person.

incantation

Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

A mother looks after her child in Incantation.

Image: Netflix

This year’s highest-grossing film in Taiwan, this found-footage film follows a mother as she tries to save her daughter from a deadly curse.

jewel

Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

One person pours water into a kettle in Jewel while another sits at a table behind them.

Image: Netflix

This South African drama follows two women, one of whom is a photographer, who spark a bond and painful memories as they both visit a tragedy memorial.

take the night

Where to see: Available for $4.99 from Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

A man is wearing a suit and tie and is seated at a desk while another man is wearing a smart jacket and is standing over him in Take the Night.

Image: TDP films, SM10 films/Saban films

This crime thriller is the feature film debut of writer, director and actor Seth McTigue. A man hires a group of criminals to spoof his brother, but things spiral out of control when they go rogue and have plans of their own.

I know this much to be true

Where to see: Available to stream on Mubi

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

Image: Mubi

Director Andreas Dominik (kill her gently, The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford) previously worked with Nick Cave and bandmate Warren Ellis on the 2016 documentary Again with feeling. This sequel focuses on the friendship between the two artists who also contributed to the music of Dominik’s upcoming Marilyn Monroe film Blond.

On the 3rd day

Where to see: Available to stream on Shudder

A disheveled man with glasses and blood all over his shirt holds a pendant around his neck with a creepy zombie-like figure in the background.

Credit: Del Toro Films/Scream Factory

Director Daniel de la Vega’s debut feature film, this Shudder Original is a horror film about a woman who searches for her missing son while also attempting to restore missing and shattered memories.

Dreaming Walls: At the Chelsea Hotel

Where to see: Available for $6.99 on Amazon and Vudu

Credit: Clin d’Oeil Films/Magnolia Pictures

This documentary takes a look inside the famous Chelsea Hotel and the people who still live there while it was undergoing a major conversion into an expensive hotel.

memory

Where to see: Available for $5.99 from Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

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

Photo Credit: Rico Torres/Briarcliff Entertainment

Liam Neeson stars in the 2022 action thriller memory as Alex Lewis, a skilled assassin with a reputation for surgical precision. When Alex refuses to perform an assignment that goes against his code of ethics, he must embark on a mission to kill the people who hired him before they kill him, while also evading FBI pursuit.

From our review:

memory is not Liam Neeson’s last action film, and it won’t be the one that defines it. But it’s worth considering as his tenure of mannered cinematic revenge is slowly coming to an end. In this case, it’s about a character suddenly trying to atone for the man he was just before his own story evaporates from his mind. It’s not very convincing – although Alex Lewis admits he was a villain, memory is still built around the thrill of seeing this villain unleashed. There’s little to suggest Alex Lewis is that different from Bryan in the Taken films or any of Neeson’s other violent avatars. It’s worth remembering this era of cinema and everything it says about specifically male fantasies and male anger. But it’s not necessarily worth remembering memory even.

The way to Galena

Where to see: Available for $6.99 on Amazon and Vudu

A young man in a plaid flannel shirt and baseball cap sits behind the wheel of a pickup truck and drives past flat ground.

Image: AVA Independent/Vertical Entertainment

Writer-director Joe Hall’s feature debut follows a man who has it all but leaves it all behind to practice law in Washington, DC before he faces another life-changing decision.

The Witch House by HP Lovecraft

Where to see: Available for $2.99 ​​from Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

A woman stares open-mouthed at a pale, ghastly-looking figure grinning over her shoulder.

Image: Horror Wasteland Pictures International

A graduate student moves into a notorious haunted house and plays around with alternate dimensions. Things get spooky.

3 demons

Where to see: Can be rented for $3.99 from Amazon, Google Play and Vudu

The policeman in 3 Demons rearranges the body.

Image: Uncorked entertainment

A small town cop is examining a recently deceased person until the family can collect the body, but he accidentally summons evil supernatural powers.

11th hour cleaning

Where to see: Can be rented for $3.99 from Amazon, Google Play and Vudu

Two figures in hazmat suits inspect the floor of a darkened kitchen during the 11th hour of cleaning.

Image: Exit 44 Entertainment/Screen Media

This film follows a group of people whose job it is to clean up crime scenes. At their last murder scene, they are terrorized and terrified by an ancient Norse demon in this horror film.

The Summoned

Where to see: Available for $5.99 on Amazon and Vudu

Four people stare up with abstract paintings in the background

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

Director Mark Meir’s feature debut, this horror film follows two powerful couples who go on a self-help retreat, only to find it is the place where their ancestors placed a spiritual debt on them.

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