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New Movies + Shows to Watch this Weekend: ‘He’s All That’ on Netflix + More

Starbucks might have released the Pumpkin Spice Latte way too early, but we are still clinging to the last few summer weekends we have left. 

Here’s a guide to new movies that’ll satisfy every cinematic taste:

If you’re down for timely social horror: ‘Candyman’

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Where to watch: In theaters

If you absolutely live for John Cena: ‘Vacation Friends’

In this raw and raunchy comedy, straight-laced Marcus and Emily (Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji) are befriended by wild, thrill-seeking partiers Ron and Kyla (John Cena, Meredith Hagner) at a resort in Mexico. Living in the moment, the usually level-headed couple lets loose to enjoy a week of uninhibited fun and debauchery with their new “vacation friends.” Months after their walk on the wild side, Marcus and Emily are horrified when Ron and Kyla show up uninvited at their wedding, creating chaos and proving that what happens on vacation, doesn’t necessarily stay on vacation.

Where to watch: Hulu

If you have a high tolerance for influencer culture: ‘He’s All That’

In this reimagining of 1999’s She’s All That, teen social media influencer Padgett’s humiliating on-camera breakup goes viral, leading her to make a risky bet to save her reputation: she swears she can turn scruffy antisocial Cameron into prom king material. But things get complicated when she finds herself falling for him.

Where to watch: Netflix

If you want to see an actually good pandemic movie: ‘Together’ 

Academy Award nominee Stephen Daldry’s new comedy, TOGETHER, starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan, is the story of a family, like so many, who found a way to survive – together. This hilarious and heartbreaking story intimately shows two partners forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown.

Where to watch: In theaters

If you’re obsessed with serial killers: ‘No Man of God’

In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man. During the early days of the agency’s criminal profiling unit, FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier met with the incarcerated Ted Bundy in the hopes of understanding the psychology of the serial killer and providing closure for the victim’s families. As Hagmaier delves into Bundy’s dark and twisted mind, a strange and complicated relationship develops that neither man expected.

Where to watch: In theaters and on Apple TVVuduAmazon

If you love painting AND interpersonal drama: ‘Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed’

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed is an American documentary film directed by Joshua Rofé. It was released on Netflix on Summer 2021. This film documents the fascinating life story about the legendary TV painter.

Where to watch: Netflix

If you’re love musicals: ‘Pete the Cat Back to School Operetta’ 

New on Amazon Prime Video this weekend is Pete the Cat: Back to School Operetta, a musical back-to-school special hosted by Pete the Cat and his friends Neville, Callie, Grumpy and more. It is time to put on those backpacks and get into school mode, and Pete the Cat is helping kids do so this weekend.

Where to watch: Amazon

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