New to Netflix:
The story follows the life of a basketball scout for the 76ers, Stanley Sugerman (Adam Sandler). He’s brutally honest and is trusted by the owner of the 76ers. When the owner dies and his arrogant son takes over, he is pressured to find the next best player. By accident, he finds a construction worker hustling people playing basketball in Spain. Sugerman claims he is “a cross between Scottie Pippen and a wolf”. Some troubles interrupt his journey along the way but Stanley never gives up.
Two inmates form a connection while coping with their pasts in a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by a brilliant visionary who experiments on his subjects with mind-altering drugs. This movie stars Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller. As the plot thickens, we witness their steady decline in trust and increase in insanity.
A fictional history of two legendary revolutionaries’ journey away from home before they began fighting for their country in the 1920s.
New to Cinema: What to look out for?
Thor: Love and Thunder
After his retirement is interrupted by Gorr the god butcher, Thor enlists the help of king Valkyrie, Korg, and an ex-girlfriend, Jane Foster, who now wields Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer). Together they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of Gorr’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
DC League of Super-Pets
Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable, sharing the same super powers and fighting crime side by side. However, when the Man of Steel and the rest of the justice league are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a group of ragtag pets to master their newfound skills.
5 assassins find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. They discover their missions are related to one another. The question becomes, who will make it off the train alive?
What’s worth a watch?
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Everything Everywhere All At Once is a cinematic masterpiece. This movie is full of life with never a dull moment. Once every few years, a film comes along that is audacious, funny, original, and technically dazzling that makes you appreciate the life of cinema.
Top Gun: Maverick
This movie was made for cinema. To say it lives up to the first movie is an understatement. The actual cinematic experience was astronomical, giving a cult classic a new, fresh sense of life. The story follows a simple format of Maverick (Tom Cruise) having to train a new team for a world-saving mission. The simple but effective narrative helps effectively form pace and makes it easy to follow and love.
Even though it was released earlier this year, if you haven’t seen it, I recommend a watch. So far, I would easily say it’s the film of the year. The cinematic experience was a night to remember; The dark room, dark screening and loud volume all helped craft and amplify Matt Reeve’s best work yet.
Robert Pattinson delivers his best performance ever seen on screen and is paired with incredible acting from Paul Dano, Collin Farrell and the entire cast. Everything down to the score is perfection; Michael Giacchino puts an orchestral spin on the traditional Batman theme, and it works so well. The intensity is surreal, the energy is perfect and the atmosphere it creates pairs with everything about this film.
New to DVD:
There are many ways to enjoy movies at home, including DVDs. It brings families together and brings joy to all.
The following are some popular DVD releases that have recently come out or are due to come out in August…
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Green Lantern: Beware My Power
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts