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What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend May 26-29, 2023


Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID. Photo courtesy of Disney. © 2023 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID. Photo courtesy of Disney. © 2023 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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You'll have plenty of choices to pick from this Memorial weekend with “The Little Mermaid” joining “Fast X,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3” as crowd-pleasing theatrical releases. “You Hurt My Feelings” and “About My Father” are viable options as well.

Those wanting to stay at home have a smorgasbord to pick from. There’s everything from an animated Gremlins prequel on Max, to an Arnold Schwarzenegger series on Netflix, the Kardashians on Hulu, and an adult comedy starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne on Apple TV+.

The Little Mermaid

Studio Synopsis: “The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
Starring: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Rated: PG for action/peril and some scary images
Reaction: Fans are likely to love it (once you get through the laborious first act) [Full Review]
Where to Watch: Theaters

You Hurt My Feelings

Studio Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmaker Nicole Holofcener comes a sharply observed comedy about a novelist whose long standing marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband give his honest reaction to her latest book. A film about trust, lies, and the things we say to the people we love most.
Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobias Menzies, Michaela Watkins, Arian Moayed, Owen Teague, Jeannie Berlin
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rated: R for language
Reaction: It's the best theatrical release of the weekend, but I didn't love it in the way I wanted or expected to. Good performances, smart script.
Where to Watch: Theaters

About My Father

Studio Synopsis: Sebastian Maniscalco joins forces with legendary Italian-American and two-time Oscar winner, Robert De Niro (Best Actor, Raging Bull, 1980), in the new comedy ABOUT MY FATHER. The film centers around Sebastian (Maniscalco) who is encouraged by his fiancée (Leslie Bibb) to bring his immigrant, hairdresser father, Salvo (De Niro), to a weekend get-together with her super-rich and exceedingly eccentric family . The weekend develops into what can only be described as a culture clash, leaving Sebastian and Salvo to discover that the great thing about family is everything about family.
Starring: Sebastian Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, Leslie Bibb, Kim Cattrall, Anders Holm, Brett Dier, David Rasche
Genre: Comedy
Rated: PG-13 for suggestive material, language and partial nudity
Where to Watch: Theaters

American Born Chinese

Studio Synopsis: Based on Gene Luen Yang’s groundbreaking graphic novel that chronicles the trials and tribulations of a regular American teenager whose life is forever changed when he befriends the son of a mythological god. This is the story of a young man’s battle for his own identity, told through family, comedy, and action-packed Kung-Fu.
Starring: Ben Wang, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan
Genre: Series, Action, Comedy
Rated: TV-PG
Where to Watch: Disney+

Platonic

Studio Synopsis: The half-hour comedy follows a platonic pair of former best friends approaching midlife (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) who reconnect after a long rift. The duo’s friendship becomes all consuming—and destabilizes their lives in a hilarious way.
Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Luke Macfarlane, Tre Hale, Carla Gallo, and Andrew Lopez
Genre: Series, Comedy
Rated: TV-MA
Where to Watch: Apple TV+

FUBAR

Studio Synopsis: When a father and daughter learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years, they realize their entire relationship has been a lie and they truly don’t know one another at all. Forced to team up as partners, the series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, action and humor.
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Monica Barbaro, Milan Carter
Genre: Series, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Rated: TV-MA
Where to Watch: Netflix

Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life

Studio Synopsis: Our two tiny troublemakers are back, with even wilder and crazier adventures! In their big city park, Chip and Dale are as eager as ever to increase their acorn stash. But their tumultuous dynamic makes it hard for things to ever go right. Along with Pluto, Donald, and even more Disney characters, the world’s favorite chipmunk duo take on a brand-new chunk of trouble!
Starring: Kathleen Shugrue, Matthew Géczy, Kaycie Chase
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Rated: TV-G
Where to Watch: Diseny+

Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai

Studio Synopsis: The adventures of Sam Wing in his youth and Gizmo the Mogwai in China.
Starring: Matthew Rhys, Ming-Na Wen, James Hong
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rated: TV-PG
Where to Watch: Max

Victim/Suspect

Studio Synopsis: When a journalist digs into a case of a woman charged with falsely reporting a rape, a pattern emerges: authorities turning the tables on victims.
Genre: Documentary
Rated: R for some language.
Where to Watch: Netflix

The Kardashians: Season 3

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Studio Synopsis: The cameras return as Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie invite viewers back into their lives as they navigate motherhood, coparenting, and building their own empires. Their bond will be tested and tensions arise, but as a family they will stand together through the storm.
Genre: Reality TV
Rated: TV-MA
Where to Watch: Hulu

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