Weekend Watchlist: February 11th

It’s that special time of year where we spread a little bit of love…and MURDER…at the box office this weekend.

By Sean Blanford

In Theaters
Death on the Nile: Kenneth Branagh’s return as Hercule Poirot is finally getting its day in the sun after several release date changes dating back to December 2019. An adaptation of the 1937 Agathe Christie classic and a remake of the 1978 film starring Peter Ustinov, 2022’s remake also boasts a loaded cast including Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Annette Benning, Russell Brand, Rose Leslie, amongst many others. This weekend, keep your eye out to see what our Bananameter critics thought of Death on the Nile.

Marry Me: 2022’s Valentine’s Day romantic comedy is the latest from director Kat Coiro. It stars Jennifer Lopez as a spurned pop star who takes a leap of faith by agreeing to marry an unsuspecting fan (Owen Wilson) after discovering her fiance had been unfaithful. Not only will Marry Me also be covered by our Banameter critics this weekend, but it’s also the second film in two weeks to star John Bradley. Marry Me will also be available on Peacock.

Premium Video On Demand
American Underdog: Just in time for the Super Bowl this weekend is the Kurt Warner biopic starring Zachary Levi as Warner, a former grocery store bagboy and Arena Football league star who made it to the NFL and would go on to Super Bowl victories and Most Valuable Player awards. The film co-stars Anna Paquin as his wife, Brenda and Dennis Quaid as Warner’s former coach Dick Vermeil.

The Sky is Everywhere: Based on the famous debut novel from Jandy Nelson tells the story of a young introvert who tries to get her life, romantic and otherwise, in order after the death of her more extroverted sister. Directed by Josephine Decker (Shirley, Madeline’s Madeline), The Sky is Everywhere will also have a limited theatrical release along with its streaming premiere.

2022 Oscar Nominees: Where to Watch
The 2022 Academy Awards were announced this past week, and for those of you looking to play catch-up before the big show on March 27th, here is how to watch two of the front-runners nominated for Best Documentary Feature.
Flee: One of the hallmarks of 2021’s Sundance, this animated story of a refugee’s journey from war-torn Afghanistan, is also nominated in the Best Animated and Best International Film categories, the first time in history that a film was set in all three types. In addition, flee is available to watch for free with your Hulu subscription, as well as for rental on many major stream platforms.
Summer of Soul: While the world was enthralled with the events of Woodstock, just 100 miles south in Harlem, the Harlem Cultural Festival made its own mark on history. Questlove’s vision of black history is a captivating watch and is available on both Hulu and Disney+.

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