Best Movies & TV (August 12-14)

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Leo Season has given us many things — Beyoncé’s new album, for one — but thanks to director Halina Reisen’s wickedly quiet arrival. Bodies bodies, we’ve got our Leo anthem, “Hot Girls,” by Charli XCX, which, as I say below, really nails the whole vibe of that movie. But with Reijn’s new movie expanding its release nationwide, we’ve got a choice to honor the late Olivia Newton-John, a choice that will make you gut bust with some idiots, and a choice to heal your inner (or real) self. baby Here are our recommendations:

The latest from A24 is a little harder to describe. A codeunit? sure A slasher? kind of But really, Bodies bodies A slightly twisted dark comedy about a group of sharp-tongued rich kids (and Lee Pace) who get together for a whirlwind weekend. Rachel Sennott is a riot, Amandla Steinberg is unpredictable, and Pete Davidson is hilarious as a rich ass. My best litmus test for this movie is Charli XCX’s song, made for the movie, “Hot Girls.” If you love the song, you’ll have a blast Bodies bodies. And if you go, definitely take your friends.

Olivia Newton-John’s passing this week felt like a gut punch. He is an absolute star known for many achievements, but one of the most notable films in his portfolio was a film that needs no introduction: Greece. It’s not that weird the cage or her gaiety Making a cameo appearance “physical” With Jane Lynch, but the story of two teenagers in the 50s is a great piece of pop-culture history. “Desperately Devoted to You” is and always will be awesome.

Available to stream on Paramount+

i flew this fool, and I have to tell you, I’ve had a hard time laughing while watching a TV show in a long time. Created by comedian Chris Estrada, and based on his late life, this fool Follows Julio Lopez (Estrada) as he helps his cousin Luis (Frankie Quinones) reintegrate into life outside of prison through their non-profit organization Hogs Not Thugs. The highlight? Episode two, “Putajos,” in which Louis tries to reassemble his team to fight his old enemy, only to realize — in hilarious fashion — that he and his friends aren’t the young guys on the block. anyway, this fool There is an explosion.

Available to stream on Hulu

Penny Marshall’s beloved 1992 film is getting a television retelling starring Abbie Jacobson and D’Arcy Carden, so naturally I’m in. Intertwining with Carson’s story is Jacobson’s character joining the Rockford Peaches and flirting with Carden’s Greta, as does Chante Adams, Max. A black baseball player trying to get into a league. A league of their own Promises to be weirder and more diverse, and when the premise itself sets up for that, I’ll be interested to see how well the series can pull it off.

Available to stream on Prime Video

of season three I never did Such a great need has struck. Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is extremely messy and complicated, though this time with Paxton (Darren Barnett) by her side and a more relaxed look (“Oh my God. That’s why popular people age better.”) But this is teen television, baby. , so Team Paxton may be hyped heading into the new season, there’s more drama to come, with a new potential contender for Devi’s heart, Des (Anirudh Pisharodi). And I think there’s Ben. Although while you’re all busy dissecting the goddess love triangle, I’ll happily be wherever Trent and Eleanor are.

Available to stream on Netflix

Princess Diana material is coming, and as much as I hate to admit it, I’m going to keep eating it. Now comes as a documentary exploring Diana’s life from her engagement to Charles in 1997 to her death through archival audio and video footage from HBO. I doubt it the princess Little will be revealed about her much-documented royal life, but as we know, Diana is an interesting enough subject to keep you interested.

Available to stream on HBO Max

I may not have a demo for it blue, But Real knows Real as our very own TV critic Kathryn VanArendoch the blue “The best kids’ show of our time.” With season three hitting Disney+ this week, I took some time to watch an episode (each usually only eight minutes long) about Bluey and her sister, Bingo, moving into their new bedroom, and the reader, it’s eye-watering. -The level is cute. From the music to the family’s sweet and kind interactions and soft Australian accents, Bluely is just pure joy and relaxation.

Available to stream on Disney+

Also! Read our streaming recommendations The weekend of August 5th. Vulture’s next list of weekend streaming picks goes online on Friday, August 19.

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