In Movies This Week: Watch Amy Winehouse Come Back to Life
Grabbing the fam and hitting the movies before Independence Day festivities start this weekend? Need to find something to watch on Netflix to cure your 4th of July hangover? Here are Galore’s picks for what to see this week in theaters and on Netflix.
Amy – July 3rd
One of music’s most soulful talents, Amy Winehouse quickly became a household name and major figure in the music industry when she skyrocketed to fame. This archival documentary goes back to her roots and follows her through the highs and lows of her career complete with over 100 interviews from Winehouse’s family and friends, unseen footage of the star and unreleased tracks recorded before her shocking and untimely death. Whether or not you’re a fan of Amy, this documentary is probably worth a visit to the theater as it is said to be raw, revealing and powerfully heartbreaking as both a tribute and an exposé into the life of one of music’s most tragic icons. It opens limited release on Friday.
Magic Mike XXL – July 1st
Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello are back and bigger than ever in the second edition of Magic Mike, as it is literally titled Magic Mike XXL. Three years after Mike (Tatum) ditched the club life at the height of his stripping career, he hits up the remaining members of his “Kings of Tampa” male strip crew and they head for Myrtle Beach for one last blow-out stripping performance. If you’re into seeing totally ripped shirtless men dance and perform strip teases and not much else, I recommend getting out to see this! Magic Mike XXL drops into theaters everywhere starting today.
An Honest Liar – July 1st
This biographical documentary explores the life and world of James ‘The Amazing’ Randi, who rose to fame as a master of deception being an escape artist and magician as well as a scientific skeptic. The film brings his world to life and goes deeper into Randi’s own investigations that exposed con-artists, so-called faith healers, psychics and other promoters of pseudoscientific and paranomal claims. Featuring interviews from Alice Cooper, Bill Nye and Adam Savage among many others, the film delivers a jovial wit and exposes secrets from Randi’s past as well as his present. Everyone likes a good magic and this doc looks to have more than a few. It landed on Netflix today, June 1st.
Faults – July 4th
Ansel (Leland Orser) is a self-help guru who needs help himself. He meets Claire (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) just after she has joined Faults, a mysterious, secretive religious organization when her parents desperately go to Ansel for assistance bringing her back to reality. This mysterious feature comes from the team behind You’re Next and The Guest, all of which fall under a rising subgenre that blends black comedy and horror with gore and terror playing alongside irony and comedy. Faults hits Netflix on Independence Day. If you dig it, don’t hesitate to add You’re Next and The Guest to your queue if you haven’t already.