Happy Friday! This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that forever changed American life. This weekend is a time for us to reflect and honor, but it is also a time for us to cherish those around us and spend quality time together, grateful for what we have.
Here’s a guide to new movies that’ll satisfy every cinematic taste:
If you need a feel-good musical for a tragic day: ‘Come From Away’
Experience the Broadway musical filmed live at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. The Tony Award-winning musical tells the remarkable true story of 38 flights grounded in a small Canadian town. As the locals host these “come from aways,” they come together and find hope.
Where to watch: Apple TV+
If you live for Zoom chats: ‘Language Lessons’
When Adam’s (Mark Duplass) husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he’s unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But when tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales), becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed. Adam develops an unexpected and complicated emotional bond with Cariño–but do you really know someone just because you’ve experienced a traumatic moment with them? Bittersweet, honest, and at times darkly funny, LANGUAGE LESSONS is a disarmingly moving exploration of platonic love.
Where to watch: In theaters
If you’re in the mood for a Horror Movie: ‘Malignant’
Malignant follows Madison Mitchell (Annabelle Wallis), who is suffering from bizarre, terrifying visions of brutal murders. In order to stop the killer and save herself, Madison must reckon with her own troubled past.
Where to watch: In theaters and on HBO Max
If you’re all about good thrillers: ‘The Voyeurs’
Pippa and Thomas move into their dream apartment, they notice that their windows look directly into the apartment opposite – inviting them to witness the volatile relationship of the attractive couple across the street. But when they attempt to anonymously intercede in their lives, they unwittingly set in motion a chain of events that will lead to disaster.
Where to watch: Amazon Prime
If you are Lucifer big Fan: Lucifer: The Final Season
The sixth and final season of the sinfully great sci-fi series is new on Netflix this weekend. Last we left this anti-hero and his band of crime-fighting friends, Lucifer waged a great battle and was just crowned the next God, taking over for his (heavenly) father. But before he assumes his place in the sky, this angel has unfinished business on Earth — namely his relationship with Chloe. And not only that, but it looks like the war is not won just yet. So will Lucifer ascend to his rightful place, or are we all going to hell? Get prepared to say goodbye to this beloved series — and one of the top shows new on Netflix this month — starting this weekend.
Where to watch: Netflix
If you love 1960s history: ‘Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali’
Blood Brothers tells the extraordinary and ultimately tragic story of the friendship between two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, and Malcolm X, the Nation of Islam’s – and black America’s – most incendiary and charismatic leader.
This was the unlikeliest of friendships – the brash Olympic Champion who spoke in verse to the amusement of the white press and the ex-con intellectual-turned-revolutionary who railed against the evils of white oppression and dismissed sports as a triviality. But their bond was deep, their friendship real.
Where to watch: Netflix
If you are looking to see big stars on Music: ‘MTV Video Music Awards’
Justin Bieber leads all artists with seven nominations, followed by Megan Thee Stallion with six. Doja Cat is serving as the host and will perform along with Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Chloe Bailey, Twenty One Pilots, Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Olivia Rodrigo and more.
Where to Watch: MTV app Sunday, starting at 8 p.m. EDT
If you could use a good action flick: ‘Kate’
Meticulous and preternaturally skilled, Kate is the perfect specimen of a finely tuned assassin at the height of her game. But when she uncharacteristically blows an assignment targeting a member of the yakuza in Tokyo, she quickly discovers she’s been poisoned, a brutally slow execution that gives her less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her killers. As her body swiftly deteriorates, Kate forms an unlikely bond with the teenage daughter of one of her past victims.
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson, and directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Kate follows a burned assassin’s furious pursuit of one last self-appointed job.
Where to watch: Netflix