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This weekend, Will Smith dives into the conversation of the Oscars starring a sports biography as the father of tennis legends, Venus and Serena Williams, while the favorite franchise “Ghostbusters” of the 1980s returns the old favorites Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson for a new sequel. In addition, Vanessa Hudgens takes on the triple duty again for the latest Netflix franchise “The Princess Switch” – plus she appears with Andrew Garfield in a Musical Jonathan Larson – while the influential writer Kurt Vonnegut receives a documentary about his life and work.
Here is a guide to new movies that will satisfy every cinematic taste:
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If you really love Will Smith and / or tennis: “King Richard”
As he did for the “Ali” title icon, Smith disappears into the character of Richard Williams, a devoted but controversial tennis father devoted to becoming champions by daughters Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena (Demi Singleton). While the moving and inspiring story of the 1990s misses opportunities to delve deeper into its themes, Smith gives an excellent performance, as does Aunjanue Ellis as a steady and quietly strong mom of girls.
Where to watch: In theaters and beyond HBO Max
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If you still have Slimer sheets: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”
The “Ghostbusters” franchise is one that could use a new coat of paint, and director Jason Reitman (the son of original director Ivan) inspires a bit of youth in the new sequel, which focuses on the granddaughter of OG Ghostbuster (Mckenna Grace) facing scary and dark. forces in the small town of Oklahoma. However, perhaps more than ever, this thing has stuck in the past, bringing back old stars (Murray, Aykroyd and Hudson) as well as stale story beats and plot points for a disappointing new chapter.
Where to watch: In theaters
If you are a connoisseur of musical theater: ‘tic, tic … BOOM!’
National treasure Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his directorial debut with this live adaptation of “Rent” Larson’s autobiographical musical. Garfield stars as a talented New York theater composer approaching his 30th birthday and stresses that he will write the last song in his long-running sci-fi rock musical, to the detriment of his personal life. Garfield is amazing along with a cast with Alexandra Shipp, the Hudgens and a bunch of Broadway icons in a story of creativity, inspiration and mortality.
Where to watch: Netflix
If you prefer more than one Vanessa Hudgens at a time: “The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star”
In the third part of the festive romantic comedy series, an invaluable star that once belonged to Saint Nicholas is transported to the fictional Montenaro for a julet party and stolen, and the BFFs, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy (both posing as Hudgens) change identities. . The troublemaker’s Margaret Fiona’s cousin (also Hudgens) and her ex-girlfriend (Remy Hee) rush to get it back. High jeans are predictable and Hudgens has plenty of opportunities to play characters who act like other characters.
Where to watch: Netflix
If you are hungry for a horrible piece of popular horror: “The Feast”
The slow-burning Welsh refrigeration center focuses on a family on its mountain estate having a major dinner with a businessman trying to strike a deal to extract oil nearby (which has a legendary legend). Annes Elwy stars as the mysterious last-minute waitress hired to help Soire, and her bizarre presence upsets some of the participants and makes others behave in strange ways. It is a scary festival with an interesting ecological inclination and an absolutely horrible performance.
If you are a fan of literature: “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time”
Those who see “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Cat’s Cradle” as sacred texts will want to see this fascinating and moving love / documentary about the late Vonnegut that director Robert B. Weide has been working on for four decades. Their friendship gives the film an underlying feeling, while also deepening into Vonnegut’s early years, his time as a World War II prisoner who became the inspiration for his work and why the author’s satirical prose has captured the imagination of generations of young fans.
Where to watch: In theaters and on Apple TV, Vudu, Google Play
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