Netflix releases quirky movies, foreign TV shows, reality series, and more each week. Next week’s biggest Netflix release is clear. The Gray Man is a $200 million spy thriller directed by the Russo Brothers.
This weekend, some of you can see the movie based on Mark Greaney’s The Gray Man spy novels. It’s in select theaters now and on Netflix next Friday. Details are below. Along with other big Netflix releases this week.
“The plot unfolds as the CIA’s most skilled mercenary (Ryan Gosling) accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, and a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins.”
Chris Evans plays The Gray Man’s psychotic nemesis; Ana de Armas, Rege-Jean Page, and Jessica Henwick also star. Greaney’s Gray Man novels are escapist. If you love this genre, like me, there’s room for different tastes. Greaney’s novels range from John le Carre’s cerebral spy world to action-adventure.
If you want pure escapism, these novels are perfect. Or the movie, which Netflix will stream on July 22.
Greaney: “I’m amazed The Gray Man is coming to the screen.” “From researching and writing the book in 2007 to seeing the final film cut in 2022, it’s been a long journey, but I know how lucky I am and hope viewers love it!”
Netflix’s Virgin River continues. The show’s fourth season premieres on July 20. Another season will follow. How often do Netflix shows go 4 or 5 seasons?
Netflix’s plot summary: Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) moves from LA to northern California and experiences culture shock. Local barkeep and ex-Marine Jack (Martin Henderson) helps her adjust as she takes cases and tangles with her irascible new boss (Tim Matheson).
Persuasion is yet another Jane Austen adaptation. Only this one is panned by critics. Austen fans can’t believe how bad this is. Considering the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score, I suspect there will be a large gap between critics and audiences. Key word: “might”
Persuasion has a 37% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 63% audience score. But remember this. The fourth-wall breaking in this film, like Dickinson on Apple TV+, is a problem for critics (which did it much better). I can take or love it. Johnson co-starred in Apple TV+’s Cha Cha Real Smooth.
She was ethereal in the film. When you combine that performance with her work in Netflix’s The Lost Daughter? Her presence makes any movie worth watching.
This film, which is available on Netflix in Polish, tells a story that has been told countless times before. However, audiences such as myself have a soft spot for things of this nature regardless. The plot revolves primarily around a likable but socially awkward young man who spends a lot of time playing video games and who aspires to take part in an upcoming competition. He lives and breathes gaming. However, because of his eccentric aunt and his mother’s illness, he is eventually forced to adjust his priorities in life and make some adjustments to how he spends his time. Date of publication: July 18
Who among you just can’t get enough of watching the latest true-crime documentaries on Netflix? This one is for you, dear reader. The use of cinematography that is moody and atmospheric lends an eerie quality to this series, which centers on a serial killer who harbors resentment toward the political system. The police are on the hunt for him after the killer leaves notes taunting them and daring them to catch him along with the mutilated bodies of his victims. The release will take place on July 20.