The absolute standout this week is a Netflix movie - it's the first of three horror films based on RL Stine's Fear Street series of books. It's part one of a trilogy of films with one debuting every week for the next three weeks. I'm told the first one is fun.

I'm also keen to see The Tomorrow War on Amazon Prime Video. A huge budget, Chris Pratt high concept film. Reviews are, politely, middling. Peter Bradshaw at The Guardian gave it this entertaining pan:

The film seems to go on and on like something by Wagner; but it finally ends, thanks to some vital expertise provided by one of Dan’s high school students, with a plot turn which perhaps owes something to the final act of the classic comedy Galaxy Quest. It all feels like a heavy meal, and the action scenes and the creature effects are very derivative.


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Monsters At Work - Disney+

Stars: Bonnie Hunt, Mindy Kaling
A Monsters, Inc. series set 6 months after the Monsters, Inc. film about the monsters getting their energy from children's laughs instead of their screams.

The Tomorrow War - Amazon Prime Video

Stars: Chris Pratt, JK Simmons, Yvonne Strahovski
A family man is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront the past.

Fear Street: Part 1 - 1994 - Netflix

Stars: Maya Hawke
A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.

Young Royals - Netflix

Stars: Edvin Ryding, Samuel Astor
Prince Wilhelm adjusts to life at his prestigious new boarding school, Hillerska, but following his heart proves more challenging than anticipated.

America: The Motion Picture - Netflix

Stars: Channing Tatum, Olivia Munn
A chainsaw-wielding George Washington teams with beer-loving bro Sam Adams to take down the Brits in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution.

That's it for another (far too long) week. Be safe, keep socially distant if needed, and enjoy your weekend. Let's be careful out there.