Weekend Watchlist: April 1st

It’s not an April Fool’s joke; Morbius is finally being released in theaters!

By Sean Blanford

In Theaters
Morbius: The latest addition to the Sony/Marvel universe is the Jared Leto-led film that has been delayed six times due to the ongoing pandemic and “strategic maneuvering” by the production company to not interfere with the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Initially slated to be released in July 2020, the film stars Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius alongside Michael Keaton, Jared Harris, Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson, and Adria Arjona. This is the first of two films covered by our Bananameter critics this week.

The Contractor: In theaters and available for rental on video on demand, The Contractor stars Chris Pine as a discharged Special Forces officer who joins a private contracting firm to support his family. The film co-stars Ben Foster, Keifer Sutherland, and Gillian Jacobs.

You Won’t Be Alone: Making its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, Goran Stolevski’s feature directorial debut is being marketed as a horror film, but in a way that it would be a horror film if it was directed by Terrence Malick. Taking place in 19th century Macedonia and headlined by Noomi Rapace, the film is about the discovery of life as a young woman is turned into a witch by an evil spirit, forced to walk the land possessing different bodies in order to elongate her lifespan.

Netflix
The Bubble: The second film being covered by our Bananameter critics is the latest comedy from Judd Apatow. Starring a loaded cast including Karen Gillan, Pedro Pascal, Leslie Mann, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, and Maria Bakalova, The Bubble is another COVID-era film about a group of actors sequestered in a hotel attempting to complete the movie they’re working on.

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood: Two heavy-hitting directors with Netflix releases on the same day? We should only be so lucky. Apollo 10 1/2 is the latest animated feature from writer-director Richard Linklater and is a coming-of-age story centered around a young child in 1969 Texas around the time of the Apollo space mission. The impressive voice-cast is headlined by Zachary Levi, Jack Black, and Glen Powell.

Roadshow
Memoria: It isn’t often that a theatrical release gets the roadshow treatment, but starting this weekend and going all the way to the first week in October is the latest from Thai writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Memoria. Starring Tilda Swinton as a Scottish woman who travels through the jungles of Colombia after hearing strange noises. Information on where to find out when Memoria will be playing near you can be found here.

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