What to Watch at Home This Weekend: The Killer on Netflix, Dumb Money, and More!

Michael Fassbender as an assassin sitting on a bench and eating a McMuffin in The Killer.

Image: Netflix

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Happy Friday, Polygon visitors!

Each week, we assemble one of the most remarkable launches brand-new to streaming and VOD, highlighting the most significant and ideal brand-new motion pictures for you to see in your home.

This week, The Killer, David Fincher’s most current mental thriller, ultimately gets here on Netflix following its short staged run. Charlie Day’s ridiculing funny Fool’s Paradise involves Hulu, while a brand-new docudrama on actor-director-comedian Albert Brooks premieres on Max. There’s a lots of various other brand-new launches to select from on VOD, consisting of the biographical comedy-drama Dumb Money starring Paul Dano, A24’s Dicks: The Musical, and extra.

Here’s every little thing brand-new to see this weekend break!

New on Netflix

The Killer

Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

Michael Fassbender as an assassin pointing a sniper rifle through a window in The Killer.

Image: Netflix

Genre: Action thriller
Run time: 1h 58m
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Arliss Howard, Charles Parnell

Based on the 1998 French comic, David Fincher’s most current celebrities Michael Fassbender as a specialist assassin that ends up being the facility of a worldwide manhunt after his most current job fails.

From our review:

In concept, The Killer can be viewed as a movie concerning the ruthlessness of the job economic situation, camouflaged as a criminal offense thriller. It sends out the Killer with a Russian nesting doll of objectives till there’s little delineation in between his individual life and his occupation. But Fincher and Walker have little to claim concerning anything they provide on display, or the short lived thematic subtext they present. The movie is impermeable in its building, yet mild in its imaginative goals. Beyond Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ stressful rating, there truly isn’t that much to it.

Squaring the Circle

Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

Genre: Art docudrama
Run time: 1h 41m
Director: Anton Corbijn
Cast: Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Jimmy Page

Dutch digital photographer and supervisor Anton Corbijn (The American, A Most Wanted Man) makes his 2nd straight doc concerning the songs sector below after 2019’s Depeche Mode performance flick Spirits in the Forest. This time, he transforms his eye on the cd art style workshop Hipgnosis, with the aid of some rock ’n’ roll stars.

New on Hulu

Fool’s Paradise

Where to see: Available to stream on Hulu

(L-R) Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Drew Droege, Charlie Day, Ken Jeong, and Artemis Pebdani in Fool’s Paradise.

Image: Lionsgate

Genre: Satirical funny
Run time: 1h 38m
Director: Charlie Day
Cast: Charlie Day, Ken Jeong, Kate Beckinsale

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Charlie Day makes his function directorial launching in this ridiculing funny concerning a mute amnesiac (Day) that is abducted by a determined press agent (Ken Jeong) to pose his customer — an approach star that declines to leave his trailer to movie a biopic concerning Billy the Kid. It gets back at weirder than that, believe me.

New on Max

Albert Brooks: Defending My Life

Where to see: Available to stream on Max

Genre: Documentary
Run time: 1h 28m
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Albert Brooks, Judd Apatow, James L. Brooks

Framed as a supper discussion in between actor-supervisor Albert Brooks and director Rob Reiner, this docudrama graphes Brooks’ profession from his very early service The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and his mainstream acting launching in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver to his speedy surge to popularity starring in such movies as Private Benjamin and Broadcast News. Guests consist of Larry David, Conan O’Brien, Sarah Silverman, and Jonah Hill.

New on Shudder


Where to see: Available to stream on Shudder

Marin Ireland as Rose in Birth/Rebirth.

Image: IFC Films/Shudder

Genre: Horror
Run time: 1h 38m
Director: Laura Moss
Cast: Marin Ireland, Judy Reyes, Breeda Wool

This horror-thriller complies with a morgue specialist that does a wonder by efficiently bringing the body of a dead lady back to life. Unfortunately, this wonder comes with a rate, requiring the specialist to hound expectant ladies in order to collect their organic product to maintain the lady active.

New to rent out

Dumb Money

Where to see: Available to rent out on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Paul Dano as Keith Gill, aka Roaring Kitty, sitting at a bank of monitors at his desk with a glowing mic in front of him, wearing a novelty T-shirt featuring fluffy kittens, and a red bandana tied around his head in Dumb Money

Photo: Claire Folger/Sony Pictures

Genre: Biographical comedy-drama
Run time: 1h 45m
Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D’Onofrio

Remember the GameStop short squeeze of 2021? No? That’s OK — unquestionably, it was an extremely stressful and wild time, what with the entire… every little thing taking place. In instance you’re trying to find a refresher course, this biographical comedy-drama concerning a middle-class economic expert that struck large throughout press could be simply what you’re trying to find.

From our review:

Where The Big Short was buying yet still widely amusing and properly useful, Dumb Money’s makers appear withdrawn in describing what the heck occurred with the GameStop situation, or exactly how the heck it took place. The manuscript thinks that the target market is either currently aware of the tale, or doesn’t much appreciate the economic specifics and simply wishes to see the information reenacted by individuals they understand. Most of the lingo goes inexplicable, and the collection of occasions that helped with the legend is simply brushed off for a simplified “isn’t this crazy?!” tone.

Dicks: The Musical

Where to see: Available to rent out on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

(L-R) Josh Sharp, Bowen Yang, and Aaron Jackson in Dicks: The Musical.

Image: A24

Genre: Musical funny
Run time: 1h 26m
Director: Larry Charles
Cast: Josh Sharp, Aaron Jackson, Nathan Lane

This musical complies with 2 long time company competitors that accidentally uncover they equal twin siblings divided at birth. Concocting a plan to obtain their separated moms and dads back with each other, they switch over locations in order to coordinate a get-together. Think The Parent Trap, yet with even more music numbers, cock jokes, and Megan Thee Stallion.

From our review:

Dicks takes chance ats various sort of contemporary motion pictures at an early stage, beginning with various other A24 motion pictures. A24’s logo design is come with by special songs, and its trademark raised scary intimidates to come to be a jokingly thematic motivation when Trevor and Craig ask yourself whether their circumstance fulfills the credentials for misuse and injury. The movie’s New York-established, American Psycho-esque company legend is plainly shot in Los Angeles, with the joints of a number of collections and performance in the margins, while the supply video it use New York City is all clearly obsolete.


Where to see: Available to rent out on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Genre: Drama
Run time: 2h 15m
Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Cast: Aboubakr Bensaihi, Lubna Azabal, Tara Abboud

Rebel complies with the tale of Kamal (Aboubakr Bensaihi), a Moroccan-birthed Belgian rap artist that picks to take a trip to Syria to help targets of a battle. After being abducted by the Islamic State, Kamal is compelled to function as a cameraman shooting the team’s altercations versus the armed force. While searching for a method to run away, Kamal need to discover a method to conserve his flexible more youthful bro, Nassim, that is being brushed as an Islamic State hire.


Where to see: Available to rent out on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Hen (Saoirse Ronan) lies in bed looking despondent while Junior (Paul Mescal) kisses her shoulder tentatively

Image: Amazon Studios

Genre: Sci-fi dramatization
Run time: 1h 50m
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, Aaron Pierre

Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal celebrity in this sci-fi mental thriller concerning Henrietta and Junior, a couple whose love is tested when Junior is phoned call to service a huge spaceport station orbiting Earth. In his stead, Henrietta will certainly be left among a robot reproduction of her hubby. Remember that episode from the 6th period of Black Mirror that starred Aaron Paul and Josh Hartnett? This appears type of like that.


Source: Polygon

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