The weekend is almost here, which means it’s time to take a break and take some time to relax. From action to comedy, find out what some of the Northern Star staff are planning to watch this weekend.
Black Widow (Disney+)
“Black Widow” is a Marvel Studios movie starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and David Harbour. The film was released last summer and is available to stream on Disney+.
The film follows Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, as she reunites with her sister Yelena Belova, played by Florence Pugh. “Black Widow” is entertaining to watch, even if you’re not a Marvel fan. – Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor
The office (peacock)
“The Office” is a popular classic that will always be relevant. The show follows the staff of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and stars Steve Carell as Michael Scott, the company’s offbeat and outgoing branch manager.
This show is fun to watch or have in the background and you can enjoy it while working, without having to rewind. – Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor
Cobra Kai (Netflix)
“Cobra Kai” is a television series based on the original 1984 film “Karate Kid” where many actors return to create their own dojos. This is a comedy-drama that features martial arts used for good and evil.
Ralph Macchio directs Miyagi Do, William Zabka directs Eagle Fang, and Martin Kove directs Cobra Kai. The teenagers who attend these three dojos are so engrossed in their fighting knowledge that they turn on each other and want to fight even outside of the dojo’s settings. – Elisa Reamer, Editor-in-Chief
Free Guy (Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Vudu, YouTube)
Ryan Reynolds is the main character of the comedy film “Free Guy”. The film is based on a video game, and Reynolds’ character, Guy, is meant to be a non-playable character, but a love interest in games brings him to life.
The film is a must-see and even has a role for Marvel fans during the film. The goal is to track the different types of characters, including people playing the game and non-playable characters, that are built into the game code. Everyone is trying to figure out who this “guy in the blue shirt” really is and how he is capable of doing so many things if no one plays him in real life. Even those who don’t play action-pact video games will enjoy this movie because it will make them laugh. – Elisa Reamer, Editor-in-Chief
College Blues (Hulu, HBO Max)
A coming-of-age sports drama released in 1999, “Varsity Blues” stars James Van Der Beek as Jonathan “Mox” Moxon, the brilliant but defiant quarterback of a fictional North American football team. Texas. He is co-starred by Jon Voight and the late Paul Walker.
The film follows the lives of Moxon and his teammates as they navigate the trials of their teenage years while avoiding the constant wrath of tyrannical, victory-obsessed head coach Bud Kilmer (Voight). – Skyler Kisellus, sportswriter