Weekend Watch: Netflix Lifts Veil On Screen Icon

This weekend may mark the return of daylight saving time, which means we will lose an hour. But you will still have plenty of time to watch some of the new movie releases coming from Friday through Sunday on the top streaming services.

The new films coming this weekend to Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Disney+ include:

* Yes Day, a Netflix original comedy film starring Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramirez as parents who discovery the folly of letting their kids decide what to do.

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* Audrey, a 2020 documentary (on Netflix) about the legendary screen actress Audrey Hepburn whose humanitarian work nearly eclipsed her extraordinary film roles. But the 90-minute film goes beyond the superficial to discover Hepburn’s nagging insecurities and hidden secrets which often drove her to greatness on screen.

The documentary is now scoring a 76 at Rottentomatoes.com, which tracks critical reviews. Jade Budowski of The Decider writes that Audrey is “pleasant and engaging viewing, especially for lovers of film history and Hollywood.”

* Speed, the sensational 1994 drama (on HBO Max) starring Keanu Reeves as a LA cop who must save a busload of people from a bomb planted by an deliciously evil Dennis Hopper. Sandra Bullock plays a passenger who hesitantly takes the wheel (and Keanu’s heart) when the bus driver is shot. Pop quiz, hotshot. Are you going to watch it?

* kid 90, a Hulu original documentary film featuring Soleil Moon Frye and her home movies as a teen star (Punky Brewster) in the 1990s.

* Honest Thief, a 2020 drama (on Amazon Prime) starring Liam Neeson as a bank robber who’s framed for a murder by the FBI, forcing him to go on the run.

* Own the Room, a documentary (on Disney+) about five students from across the globe who compete for a $100,000 grand prize in a science fair.

Here is the complete list of new movies coming this weekend to the top streaming services:

Netflix
Friday, March 12
Paper Lives (Netflix Original)
Yes Day (Netflix Original)

Sunday, March 14
Audrey (2020)

HBO Max
Friday, March 12
Nuestras Madres (AKA Our Mothers), 2021 (HBO)

Saturday, March 13
Speed, 1994 (HBO)

Hulu
Friday, March 12
kid 90: Documentary Premiere, Hulu original
Farewell Amor (2020)

Sunday, March 14
Buddy Games (2019)

Amazon Prime
Friday, March 12
Honest Thief (2020)

Disney+
Friday, March 12
Own the Room
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Featured Image: Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face.

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