If you’re looking for a chill weekend in, we’ve got some great movie recommendations for you whether you’re a subscriber of streaming services like Netflix, or prefer to a la carte it on iTunes! This weekend, we have a five films from a variety of genres: Wild Horses (crime, mystery), Brick (noir, mystery), Burn After Reading (comedy, drama), Little Miss Sunshine (comedy, drama) and The Lake House (romance, fantasy). Get movie synopses and soundtrack details at the jump!
Texas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott’s estranged son unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the truth about the boy’s death – even putting her own life in jeopardy.
The album features original score by Timothy Williams (Walking With The Enemy, Debug) and tracks by various artists including Billy Joe Shaver, Justin Young, Nicole Maguire, Caitlin Eadie, and Roy Gaines and his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra, and the track, “Cheyenne” performed by Academy Award®-winning director Robert Duvall.
Premiering October 9:
Introducing THE MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN SHOW from DreamWorks Animation! Mr. Peabody (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’s Chris Parnell), the smartest dog in the world, and his boy Sherman (Max Charles) host a zany late-night comedy show broadcast from their swanky penthouse in front of a live studio audience. Anything can happen in this show jam-packed with exciting segments, great musical acts [see below] and very special guests like outrageous neighbors and hilarious time travelers they meet with the WABAC machine!
Soundtrack features original score by the producing team The Outfit, who also contribute the The Mr. Peabody And Sherman Show theme song, plus tracks by Jukebox The Ghost, Ra Ra Riot and more!
This Netflix original series premiered in August, but in case you haven’t made your way over to Narcos, about Pablo Escobar and the rise of the Medellin drug cartel, this critically-acclaimed series is part history lesson and part gritty drama — which makes it all the more entertaining. Stars Wagner Moura (Elysium), Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pablo Pascal (Game Of Thrones). Accolades have poured in for the score by Pedro Bromfman and the theme song, named to Spotify’s Top 10 Most Viral Track in September!
In this “witty and assured” (L.A. Times) spin on film noir, a tough guy hunts down the killer who put his dame on ice–all pretty standard, except that the time is now, the place is suburban California, and the average age is 17. This detective tale puts hard-boiled 1940s lingo in the mouths of contemporary teens, using high school as the backdrop for murder and intrigue.
The Coen brothers meld sex, spies, lies, extortion and plastic surgery to form this darkly comic concoction. George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins and Brad Pitt head up the stellar cast of quirky characters whose screwball lives wind up intertwined in a bizarre plot full of dark and comical turns.
Described by Roger Ebert as a ‘gentle family satire and a classic American road movie,’ this 2006 Oscar®-winner for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin) chronicles the mishap-filled 700-mile journey–in a junky VW van–of one dysfunctional family. Their goal: to realize an optimistic little girl’s dream of participating in a beauty pageant.
The GRAMMY®-nominated soundtrack features score by Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa.
A lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock), who once lived in a beautiful lakeside home, falls in love via letters with its latest resident, a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves). When they discover that they are living two years apart, the pair must unravel the mystery behind their incredible romance.
The incredibly romantic film features score by Rachel Portman (Dolphin Tale 2), Academy Award®-winning composer of Emma, who is also known for her Academy Award®-nominated score for Chocolat and Cider House Rules.