Streaming and movie releases this week: From “Bottoms” to “Ahsoka”

Streaming and movie releases this week: From "Bottoms" to "Ahsoka"

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The weekend has arrived, which only means one thing: It’s time to relax while watching some (or a lot of) shows on your preferred screen. Here is everything new that will be available on streaming services and in cinemas this week, including a lesbian fight club and a Star Wars spinoff, two types of films we never would have thought existed in the same sentence.


Ahsoka (TV series) 2023

Over the past few years, we have been gifted with a plethora of Star Wars spinoffs, from The Mandalorian’s numerous escapades to Andor’s slowly-built extravaganza. Ahsoka, an eight-episode television series that is the most recent addition to the Star Wars universe, follows its titular Jedi Knight as she battles to protect the galaxy from a brand-new menace. Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) is preparing an evil coup that will irreparably harm the galaxy. Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson), a former pupil of Anakin Skywalker and a tremendously strong Jedi Knight, steps in to save the day. You already know how fierce Ahsoka can be if you watched Star Wars Rebels or The Clone Wars as a child.

See Also: Ahsoka (TV series) 2023 Review


Streaming and movie releases this week: From "Bottoms" to "Ahsoka"

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The continuously online have wisely declared that movies are coming back. Emma Seligman makes a comeback with

Bottoms, a funny high school comedy with a plot so ridiculous you won’t even believe it’s true, following her brilliant feature directorial debut, Shiva Baby. Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott play lesbian high school seniors in Seligman’s follow-up movie who aren’t high enough on the social scale to get a second look from the girls they like. Under the premise of teaching girls self-defense, they establish up a female fight club, but it’s all a ruse to meet up with some attractive cheerleaders before graduation. What mayhem will result? How many blows will be delivered before the girls engage in sexual activity? Why haven’t you already purchased tickets to watch this?

Gran Turismo 

Streaming and movie releases this week: From "Bottoms" to "Ahsoka"

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How did a gamer end up driving a race car for a living? Inquire of Jann Mardenborough. A biographical sports drama called Gran Turismo is based on the real-life success of Mardenborough. Archie Madekwe plays Mardenborough in the movie, which charts his development from a young man who excels at racing simulation games to a professional race car driver who puts all of his gaming knowledge to the test. Madekwe is one of several actors who appear in Gran Turismo alongside David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet, Emelia Hartford, Djimon Hounsou, and Geri Horner (born Halliwell).

Past Lives

Streaming and movie releases this week: From "Bottoms" to "Ahsoka" Credit: A24

It’s amazing that Past Lives is Celine Song’s first feature-length directing effort. The breathtaking slice-of-life delicately explores the emotional toll left by our choices of who to be with and who to let go of, navigating the what-ifs and what-could-have-beens. In the movie, Nora (Greta Lee), a Korean American immigrant who lives in New York City, rekindles an old crush with Hae Sung (Teo Yoo) using Zoom and social media. Nora’s generally content existence with her husband Arthur (John Magaro) is thrown into question when Hae Sung pays a visit. Yes, it’s a love drama, but it’s also not hesitant to embrace the discomfort or hilarity of the circumstances.

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