After this week, we could all use a break from constant bombardment of election talk from cable news and the internet. Why not change the channel or fire up your Roku or–best of all–go to an actual movie theater, where you will be guaranteed at least 90 minutes free of any discussion of republicans or democrats. So whether you’re looking something to mindlessly watch while blazed or something more serious, The Fresh Toast is here to help choose what to watch this week.
Morris From America
Morris From America is great little movie. It’s essentially a coming of age dramedy about an American teenage boy who is struggling to adapt socially to life in Germany, where he and his father moved. The Office and Hot Tub Time Machine‘s Craig Robinson is great in his first serious role, but the real standout is Markees Christmas, who shines as the 13-year-old Morris. Available for free on Amazon Prime.
The third season of excellent BBC series recently debuted on Netflix. Gillian Anderson is fantastic as the eccentric, determined detective trying to catch a serial killer (a good and creepy Jamie Dorman) who is attacking women throughout Belfast. All three seasons are available now on Netflix.
The first Marvel movie since Iron Man that seems to have harnessed the creativity and fun that made comic book adaptions appealing in the first place. Here’s hoping that Doctor Strange‘s quality carries over into the next Avengers flick.
The Amy Adams science fiction flick is getting fantastic reviews. If it’s similar at all to director Denis Villeneuve’s previous movies, like Sicario and Prisoners, it’ll be a smart, intense drama, though early reviews have also compared it to the earlier work of Steven Spielberg. It’s out in theaters everywhere today.