Today's newsletter comes from the Sydney, Australia branch office, which is in the midst of being shuttered. There's boxes everywhere and a lost cache of Blu-Rays discovered.
The big title of the week is Peacemaker, which is the loud and brash TV series spin-off from the recent The Suicide Squad movie. I've seen the first few episodes and thought it was great, juvenile fun. Emphasis on juvenile. It marks the start of a strategy by Warners to create TV series tie-ins to its big theatrical releases going forward. There's similar spin-offs in the works for the upcoming The Batman movie and a Dune-related series.
I haven't seen it yet, but stop-motion animation series The House on Netflix. It's an anthology film of three short movies. Be sure to check out that trailer - it looks like it may well be something special. And THAT CAST - Matthew Goode, Helena Bonham Carter, and Jarvis Cocker (!!!). I'll get onto it as soon as I finish packing boxes. Right now, that feels like a forever away.
Euphoria (s02), Superman & Lois (s02), Search Party (s05), Call Me Kat (s02), The Righteous Gemstones (s02), After Life (s03)
Peacemaker - HBO Max | Binge
Stars: John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick
A man fights for peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.
Archive 81 - Netflix
Stars: Dina Shihabi, Matt McGorry
An archivist takes a job restoring damaged videotapes and gets pulled into a mystery involving the missing director and a demonic cult.
Photocopier - Netflix
Stars: Shenina Cinnamon, Chicco Kurniawan
After losing her scholarship when photos of her at a party surface online, a student pairs with a photocopy worker to piece together what happened.
The House - Netflix
Stars: Matthew Goode, Helena Bonham Carter, Jarvis Cocker
Whether you're a fan of stop-motion animation or just looking for something deeply, alluringly weird, The House will feel like home.
Naomi - The CW | Binge
Stars: Kaci Walfall, Barry Watson
Naomi follows a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the Multiverse. When a supernatural event shakes her hometown to the core, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, and what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes.
Pivoting - Fox
Stars: Eliza Coupe, Maggie Q, Ginnifer Goodwin
Set in Long Island, N.Y., three women -- and close-knit childhood friends -- cope with the death of the fourth member of their group. When faced with the reality that life is short, these women pivot, and alter their current paths, by way of a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions. These pivots strengthen their bond and prove it's never too late to screw up one's life in the pursuit of happiness.
Ray Donovan: The Movie - Showtime | Paramount+
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan
Mickey in the wind and Ray determined to find and stop him before he can cause any more carnage.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania - Amazon Prime Video
Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Van Helsing's mysterious new invention transforms Drac and his pals into humans, and Johnny into a monster. With their new mismatched bodies, Drac and the pack must find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.
The Tragedy of Macbeth - Apple TV+
Stars: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand
A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland. His ambitious wife will do anything to support him in his plans of seizing power.
That's it for this week. Please, enjoy your weekend. Be safe. Stay in and watch some TV.