Weekend Watch: November 10, 2023
Gilded feminists, holiday horror classics, David Fincher's latest, cheers to movie runtimes under 2 hours + the most iconic show finale ever...
Happy Friday, TueNighters! We’re cruising into the weekend with another awesome list of movie releases, series drops, and TV shows, as seen on this week’s TueDo List — LET’S GO!
Here are this week’s picks:
The Buccaneers (Apple TV+): Girls with money, men with power. New money, old secrets. A group of fun-loving young American girls (Kristine Froseth, Imogen Waterhouse, Aubri Ibrag, Josie Totah, Alisha Boe) explode into the tightly corseted London season of the 1870s, kicking off an Anglo-American culture clash as the land of the stiff upper lip is infiltrated by a refreshing disregard for centuries of tradition. Sent to secure husbands and titles, the buccaneers’ hearts are set on much more than that, and saying “I do” is just the beginning...
Critics Consensus via Rotten Tomatoes: Anachronistic to the max and loving it, The Buccaneers is a feminist and frothy treat for fans of period piece pageantry.
The Marvels (Theaters): Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris).
Fun fact: This latest MCU adventure is refreshingly brief at 1 hr. and 45 mins. compared to Avengers—Endgame runtime of a little over 3 hours.
The Killer (Netflix): It has been nearly ten years since David Fincher last directed a feature film thriller. But the director of Gone Girl and Zodiac is now returning to the genre that made him famous. After a fateful near-miss, an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal. Fassbender stars in the title role alongside Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte, and Tilda Swinton.
Fun fact: The Killer is drawn from writer Alexis “Matz” Nolent and artist Luc Jacamon’s 1998 graphic novel.
De La Calle (Paramount+): Journey into the Latino diaspora to map the evolution of Urbano music and explore the cultures that ignited the musical revolution of Hip Hop, Rap, Reggaeton, Bachata, Latin trap, Cumbia, and other sounds. Hosted by award-winning journalist Nick Barili.
It’s A Wonderful Knife (Theaters): A horror-comedy with, as the title strongly hints, a storyline based on the 1940s film It's A Wonderful Life. A year after saving her town from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve, Winnie Carruthers' (Yellow Jackets’ Jane Widdop stars) life is less than wonderful — but when she wishes she'd never been born, she finds herself in a nightmare parallel universe and discovers that without her, things could be much, much worse.
The movie boasts some familiar faces, but word has it that Justin Long's portrayal of a power-hungry mayor is ridiculously amusing and one of the movie's standout moments.
Six Feet Under (HBO, Netflix): A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional Fisher family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.
And now for something fun… what would you do for $1,222,280.00?
007: Road To A Million (Prime Video): From the producers of the James Bond films, a British competition series where nine pairs of everyday people take on Bond-inspired challenges under the watchful eye of “The Controller” (Succession’s Brian Cox). The contestants are unleashed on an epic global adventure for a shot at each winning a life-changing one million pounds.
Disclaimer: While we *think* these shows and movies might be worth checking out, there are no guarantees they'll all be your jam. It's always best to trust your own instincts.