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What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend September 22-24, 2023

The Talking Heads Stop Making Sense: (L-R) Tina Weymouth, Ednah Holt, Lynn Mabry, David Byrne, Alex Weir{p}(Photo: Jordan Cronenweth. Courtesy of A24){/p}{p}{/p}
The Talking Heads Stop Making Sense: (L-R) Tina Weymouth, Ednah Holt, Lynn Mabry, David Byrne, Alex Weir

(Photo: Jordan Cronenweth. Courtesy of A24)

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I'm about to make my way over to FanX Salt Lake Pop Culture & Comic Convention to revel in the magical cosplay. Hard to believe that the first was 10 years ago: I’ve loved the opportunity to be involved numerous times along the way. Hopefully I’ll return to do some moderating next year.

I watched two noteworthy films this week. Unfortunately, neither come out until next week. One is the most vicious screenplay I’ve seen this year and the other is almost a top-tier sci-fi experience. I also binged “Glow Up” the BBC Three makeup competition that airs in America on Netflix. It’s one of the few reality shows that I can engage with.

Here’s a look at a few titles in theaters on streaming services that you could add to your weekend.

Stop Making Sense (In Theaters)

Studio Synopsis: Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary, the 1984 film was directed by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme and is considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time. Stop Making Sense stars core Talking Heads band members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison along with Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt. The live performance was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads' most memorable songs.

Glow Up: Series 5 (Netflix)

Studio Synopsis: A talented group of aspiring make-up artists attempt to prove their potential to industry professionals in this competition

Dumb Money (In Theaters)

Studio Synopsis: Based on author Ben Mezrich’s book "The Antisocial Network," "Dumb Money" tells the story of fortunes made and lost overnight in the David-vs.-Goliath GameStop short squeeze that may have changed Wall Street forever. It offers a scathing, funny and emotional portrayal of how a loosely affiliated group of amateur investors and internet denizens crushed one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street and upended the establishment.

It Lives Inside (In Theaters)

Studio Synopsis: Sam is desperate to fit in at school, rejecting her Indian culture and family to be like everyone else. When a mythological demonic spirit latches onto her former best friend, she must come to terms with her heritage in order to defeat it.

Expend4bles (In Theaters)

Studio Synopsis: A new generation of stars join the world’s top action stars for an adrenaline-fueled adventure in "Expend4bles." Reuniting as the team of elite mercenaries, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone are joined for the first time by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia. Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on and the skills to use them, The Expendables are the world’s last line of defense and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table. But new team members with new styles and tactics are going to give 'new blood' a whole new meaning.

Golda (Digital Retailers)

Studio Synopsis: A ticking-clock thriller set during the tense 19 days of the Yom Kippur War. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (Helen Mirren) must navigate overwhelming odds, a skeptical cabinet and a complex relationship with U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Liev Schreiber) with millions of lives in the balance. Her tough leadership and compassion would ultimately decide the fate of her nation

Spy Kids: Armageddon (Netflix)

Studio Synopsis: When the children of the world’s greatest secret agents unwittingly help a powerful Game Developer unleash a computer virus that gives him control of all technology, they must become spies themselves to save their parents and the world.

Neither Confirm Nor Deny (Kino Now, Digital Retailers)

Studio Synopsis: During the Cold War, the CIA secretly raised a sunken Soviet nuclear submarine from the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The six-year operation included an intricate cover story by billionaire Howard Hughes. Drawing on declassified documents and never-before-seen interviews, "Neither Confirm Nor Deny" tells one of the highest-stakes, yet least known stories of the Cold War.

The Continental: From the World of John Wick (Peacock)

Studio Synopsis: The three-part event will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the "John Wick" universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he's dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970's New York City to face a past he thought he'd left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the hotel's mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the hotel where he will eventually take his future throne.

Still Up (Apple TV+)

Studio Synopsus: "Still Up” is an almost romantic comedy set in the after-hours world of insomniacs Danny and Lisa who have no secrets except their feelings for each other. Starring Antonia Thomas (“The Good Doctor,” “Small Axe,” “Lovesick”) and Craig Roberts (“Red Oaks,” “Submarine“), the new eight-episode comedy features an ensemble cast that also includes Blake Harrison, Lois Chimimba, Luke Fetherston and Rich Fulcher.

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