Weekend Watchlist: March 18th

After a relatively quiet previous week, this weekend has a little bit for everyone.

By Sean Blanford

In Theaters
X: One of three films our Bananameter critics will be covering this week, X is the horror return of House of the Devil writer-director Ti West. Set in 1979 Texas and following a group of adult entertainers taking over an elderly couples farmhouse to secretly shoot the next great porno film, the film had garnered buzz since its SXSW premiere last week. The film stars Mia Goth, Kid Cudi, Jenna Ortega, and Brittany Snow.

Alice: Making its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, this action/drama is an homage to 1970s cinema. The film stars Keke Palmer as an escaped enslaved person picked up by a truck driver (Common), and the two cultivate a plan to exact revenge on those who held Alice captive in the past even though, in reality, it was 1973.

Hulu
Deep Water: The second film on this week’s Bananameter is the much-anticipated thriller starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. Based on the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name and is the first feature film directed by Adrian Lyne in twenty years, the film sees the two stars trying to hold their marriage together even through infidelity and murder.

Disney+
Cheaper by the Dozen: The latest adaptation of the 1950 Walter Lang classic and a “re-imagining” of the 2003 Steve Martin film, this version stars Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union as Paul and Zoe Baker, a newly married couple who balance the family business and their twelve children. This is the third film this week covered on the Bananameter.

Theaters/Amazon Prime
Master: Another film this weekend that premiered at this year’s Sundance, Master stars Regina Hall as a college dorm master at a prominently while New England college has intertwined haunted experiences with a young first-year student (Zoe Renne). Master marks the feature film debut of writer-director Mariama Diallo.

Netflix
Windfall: Co-written and directed by The One I Love director Charlie McDowell, the film stars Jason Segal, Lily Collins, and Jesse Plemons. The crime thriller sees Segal as a burglar who breaks into the home of a noted tech-billionaire (Plemons). All goes well until the CEO and his wife (Collins) return from their vacation early.

Keep your eye on Twitter and Instagram this weekend to see our initial Bananameter score for X, Deep Water, and Cheaper by the Dozen.

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