What to see in theaters and at home this weekend from May 26 to 29, 2023

You’ll be spoiled for choice this Memorial Weekend with “The little Mermaid“join”x fast,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3” as crowd-pleasing theatrical releases. “you hurt my feelings” and “about my father” are also viable options.

Those who want to stay at home have a smorgasbord to choose from. There is everything from an animated gremlins prequel to Max, to a arnold schwarzenegger series on Netflix, the kardashians on Hulu, and an adult comedy starring seth rogen and rose byrne on AppleTV+.

The little Mermaid

Study Synopsis: “The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and energetic young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to know more about the world beyond the sea, and as she visits the surface, she falls in love with the handsome Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the wicked sea witch, Ursula, that gives her the chance to experience life on land, but ultimately puts her life and her father’s crown in jeopardy.
Starring: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy
Gender: fantasy adventure
Classified: PG for action/danger and some scary images
Reaction: Fans are likely to love it (once you get past the laborious first act) [Full Review]
Where to look: theaters

you hurt my feelings

Study Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmaker Nicole Holofcener comes a keenly observed comedy about a novelist whose long-standing marriage is suddenly turned upside down when she overhears her husband give his honest reaction to her latest book. A film about trust, lies and the things we say to the people we love the most.
Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobias Menzies, Michaela Watkins, Arian Moayed, Owen Teague, Jeannie Berlin
Gender: Dramatic comedy
Classified: R for language
Reaction: It’s the best theatrical release of the weekend, but I didn’t love it the way I wanted or expected. Good performances, smart script.
Where to look: theaters

about my father

Study Synopsis: Sebastian Maniscalco joins forces with legendary Italian-American and two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro (Best Actor, Raging Bull, 1980) in the new comedy ABOUT MY FATHER. The film centers on Sebastian (Maniscalco), who is encouraged by his fiancée (Leslie Bibb) to take his immigrant father and hairdresser, Salvo (De Niro), to a weekend get-together with his super-rich family and extremely eccentric. The weekend turns into what can only be described as culture shock, leaving Sebastian and Salvo to discover that the great thing about family is all about family.
Starring: Sebastián Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, Leslie Bibb, Kim Cattrall, Anders Holm, Brett Dier, David Rasche
Gender: Comedy
Classified: PG-13 for suggestive material, language, and partial nudity
Where to look: theaters

chinese born american

Study Synopsis: Based on Gene Luen Yang’s groundbreaking graphic novel that chronicles the trials and tribulations of an ordinary American teenager whose life is forever changed when he befriends the son of a mythological god. This is the story of a young man’s battle for his own identity, told through family, comedy and action-packed Kung-Fu.
Starring: Ben Wang, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan
Gender: Series, Action, Comedy
Classified: TV-PG
Where to look: Disney+


Study Synopsis: The half-hour comedy follows a platonic pair of former best friends approaching middle age (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) who reunite after a lengthy breakup. The duo’s friendship becomes all-consuming and destabilizes their lives in hilarious ways.
Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Luke Macfarlane, Tre Hale, Carla Gallo and Andrew Lopez
Gender: Series, Comedy
Classified: TV-MA
Where to look: AppleTV+


Study Synopsis: When a father and daughter learn that they have both been secretly working as CIA agents for years, they realize that their entire relationship has been a lie and that they really don’t know each other at all. Forced to team up as partners, the series tackles universal family dynamics against a global backdrop of spy, action, and humor.
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Monica Barbaro, Milan Carter
Gender: Series, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Classified: TV-MA
Where to look: Netflix

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Life in the Park

Studio Synopsis: Our two little troublemakers are back, with even wilder and crazier adventures! In their big city park, Chip and Dale are as eager as ever to add to their supply of acorns. But their tumultuous dynamics make it hard for things to go right. Along with Pluto, Donald, and even more Disney characters, the world’s favorite squirrel duo are facing a new problem!
Starring: Kathleen Shugrue, Matthew Géczy, Kaycie Chase
Gender: Animation, Adventure
Classified: TV-G
Where to look: design+

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

Study Synopsis: Sam Wing’s adventures in his youth and Gizmo the Mogwai in China.
Starring: Matthew Rhys, Ming-Na Wen, James Hong
Gender: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Classified: TV-PG
Where to look: max


Study Synopsis: When a journalist investigates the case of a woman accused of falsely reporting a rape, a pattern emerges: Authorities turn the tables on the victims.
Gender: Documentary film
Classified: R for some language.
Where to look: Netflix

The Kardashians: Season 3

Study Synopsis: The cameras roll back as Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie invite viewers back into their lives as they navigate motherhood, co-parenting and building their own empires. Their bond will be tested and tensions will arise, but as a family they will stick together through the storm.
Gender: reality tv
Classified: TV-MA
Where to look: hulu