What To Watch This Weekend

Curious about what to do this weekend? Go to the movies! Whether you’re a fan of horror, comedy, romance, action, or just about everything, you’ll find a film perfect for you. You’ll never get bored with all the new exciting releases. With some help from us at Hollywood.com, here is a guide to what you should watch this weekend in theaters.

What to watch this weekend 

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Have you ever been curious if all of Nicolas Cage’s movie characters reflect his personality? You can find out in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent — well, sort of. In the film, the actor plays a fictionalized version of himself facing financial ruin and loss of purpose. When he accepts $1 million to attend a superfan’s birthday party, played by Pedro Pascal, he gets caught in a wild CIA operation. Tiffany Haddish, Ike Barinholtz, and Neil Patrick Harris also star.

Throughout the film, Nicolas Cage must channel his iconic characters to save the day. Does he reprise Castor Troy from Face/Off or Benjamin Franklin Gates from National Treasure? You’ll have to watch the movie in theaters to find out. 

As the film opened on Friday, April 22nd, audiences took to social media to share their admiration for Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal.


This new Finnish horror film brings the stress of parents’ approval to a whole new level. The story follows Tinja, a 12-year-old gymnast who constantly fights for her mother’s approval. After Tinja finds a strange egg, her and her family’s lives will never be the same.

The movie first premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in January to favorable reactions. In IndieWire’s review, Kate Erbland says the film “unpacks womanhood” and “is skilled at keeping the tension high while finding amusing pockets of pure comedy.”

Hatching will have all horror fans on the edge of their seat. 

The Northman 

The original tale that brought Shakespeare’s Hamlet to life is now in theaters; The Northman shares a medieval plot of revenge. Alexander Skarsgård plays Prince Amleth, a young Viking who spends his life seeking vengeance for his father’s murder and uncle’s betrayal. The film has an all-star cast, including Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, and Claes Bang

Fans went on their own quest, heading to The Northman’s opening weekend on April 22nd.


Liam Neeson returns to his action-packed roots in the thriller remake Memory. The movie follows Liam as Alex, an expert assassin who becomes a target when he refuses to complete a job for a criminal organization. Now, Alex must run for his life from criminals and the FBI. Guy Pearce and Monica Bellucci also star.

“Neeson makes more movies, each one a lot like the last, to the extent that audiences reasonably know what to expect,” Variety’s Peter Debruge explains in his review. “Memory may surprise them — provided they’ve forgotten the movie on which it’s based, that is, since the twisty plot felt fresher in its earlier incarnation.

Whether you’ve seen every Liam Neeson Taken film or just love the action genre, Memory will give you the thrill of your life.  

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

The gang is back to their wizard ways for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. Set several years after the events of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Dumbledore (Jude Law) seeks help from magizoologist Newt Scamander and his friends to defeat the evil Grindelwald and his followers.  

Muggles and wizards alike lived in harmony for film’s opening weekend on April 15, 2022. 

If you’re new to the Fantastic Beasts franchise, we’d recommend watching the first 2 films before checking this new 1 out in theaters.

What to watch tonight

The Bad Guys

Are you thinking of going to the movies tonight? Check out the new animated comedy, The Bad Guys. Starring Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Anthony Ramos, Awkwafina, and Craig Robinson, the film follows notorious animal criminals that must become model citizens to avoid prison. 

The Bad Guys is a movie for the whole family to enjoy. It adds some humor and backstory to animals (like snakes, wolves, sharks, tarantulas, and piranhas) that are considered “dangerous” by society. The Guardian’s Wendy Ide calls the film a “Looney Tunes meets the Oceans series.” 

After its release on April 22, audiences took to Twitter to share their love for the comical crime film. 

Catch The Bad Guys tonight! Already watched it? Let us know what you thought of the film on Twitter!

What to Watch on streaming platforms

Although nothing beats the experience of seeing movies in theaters, if you plan to stay home this weekend, check out these 2 new releases on streaming services. 


Hulu dropped its new queer teen romance film, Crush, for streaming fans everywhere. Rowan Blanchard stars as Paige, an aspiring young artist who unenthusiastically joins her high school’s track team. While attempting to pursue her crush and teammate Gabriella (Isabella Ferreira) she unexpectedly begins to fall for Gabriella’s sister AJ (Auli’i Cravalho). Who will she choose?! 

All the Old Knives

Chris Pine stans, you’re in luck! The actor’s new movie, All the Old Knives, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The spy thriller follows Chris Pine as a CIA agent who must investigate his former lover and colleague (played by Thandiwe Newton) when there is a dangerous information leak in the CIA.

The film was released on April 8 to the excitement of streamers. 

Romance and action scenes? What more could you ask for?!

What movie will you see in theaters or on streaming services this weekend? Let us know on Twitter!

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