Weekend Watch — 9/16/22
Heathers: The Musical... how very... inside David Bowie's magical mind... for the love of Queen Latifah + Viola Davis is a total badass...fight us!
Happy Friday, GALs! As y’all know, the TueNight team publishes an ah-mazing list of movie releases, series drops, and tv shows in our weekly The TueDo List newsletter.
Here in the Weekend Watch — we’re able to take a deeper dive into our recommendations and chat a little more about what TueNighters are watching.
Here are this week’s picks — feel free to jump in…
The Woman King (Theaters) — the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.
Viola Davis is a total badass and we are here for it!
End Of The Road (Netflix) — produced by and starring Queen Latifah, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, a recently widowed mom Brenda (Latifah) fights to protect her family during a harrowing road trip when a murder and a missing bag of cash plunge them into danger.
It’s gotten lots of mixed reviews but I’ll probably still watch it because…. dude… Queen Latifah!
The Handmaid’s Tale | Season 5 (Hulu) — based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Set in a dystopian future, a woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.
Am I the only one who’s never watched The Handmaid’s Tale? As a horror movie superfan, this show just hits way too close to home and that scares the absolute sh!t out of me.
Atlanta | Season 4 (FX) — FX’s innovative comedy Atlanta by Donald Glover centers on two cousins working in the city’s rap music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. This “final season” finds “Earn” (Glover), “Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles” (Brian Tyree Henry), “Darius” (LaKeith Stanfield) and “Van” (Zazie Beetz) back in their hometown. But the question is, has Atlanta changed, or have they?
Moonage Daydream (Theaters) — this 2022 documentary film illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Written, directed, produced and edited by Brett Morgen, the film uses previously unreleased footage from Bowie's personal archives, including live concert footage.
And it looks absolutely ah-mazing!
Heathers: the Musical (Roku) — words we’d never thought we’d type: based on the killer 1988 cult classic that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater… yep, that Heathers… the musical… how very.