Tryin' to Make This Weekend Chill AF: 8 Things You Absolutely Have to Watch This Weekend

Summer is FINALLY HERE! (Yeah, yeah, we know not TECHNICALLY, but close enough.)

So that means putting away our phones, unplugging our devices, and letting our Netflix queue gather a little dust while we frolic outdoors and bask in the glory of the nature that surrounds us.

LOL. Nah. 

While we would love to think of ourselves as stable individuals without a crippling reliance on technology, we know that this simply isn't the case.

Which is why we're willing to accept the fact that aside from our summertime city adventures, we'll also be spending a considerable amount of time watching and re-watching our favorite shows and movies.

Especially this Saturday, when NYC is expected to look forward to showers and thunderstorms. COOL. 

Read on to discover all the best stuff we'll be watching this weekend, given that our power doesn't go out (LORD HELP US). 

1. When We Were Kings

We're still in shock with the recent passing of The World's Greatest, Muhammad Ali. This 1996 documentary is not only the greatest boxing documentary of all time (its Academy Award for Best Documentary can speak for that), but it's one of the greatest boxing movies of all time.

Hell, it's definitely one of the Top 5 best sports documentaries of all time. That's a testament to the filmmaking, yes, but also the sheer magnetism of Ali himself. 


Remember: he's not just one of the greatest athletes to have ever lived. He was one of the most important activists in American history. That's not an exaggeration by any stretch. 

Check out When We Were Kings this weekend and relive the true story behind his famous fight with George Foreman forever known as "The Rumble in the Jungle."

2. Feed the Beast

The NYC restaurant game is such a chaotic, ever-changing entity - so the perfect subject for a television crime drama, right? Right. 

David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess star in this new AMC series about two friends who open up a restaurant in the Bronx together, and find themselves in some trouble with the law. 

The third episode in the series is due on June 14th, but you can spend this weekend catching up on the first two in preparation. 

3. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

It's been WAY too long since we've been "On A Boat," or "Jizzed in Our Pants." 

And if you miss the musical hilarity of The Lonely Island as much as we do, you need to RUN to see their latest masterpiece, which is guaranteed to have you doubled over with laughter for the entirety of it.


Not only is the movie teeming with all the parodied brilliance we've come to know and love from these guys, it also features guest appearances by nearly every celebrity to ever exist. It's amazing. 

4. Ali

This year has unfortunately seen a great deal of legends lost. Ugh. 

The most recent of which being champion boxer and activist Muhammad Ali, who passed last week following a battle with respiratory illness.

We'll be commemorating his legacy by re-watching Will Smith in the title role of this 2001 film. It's not as good as When We Were Kings, but it's a somewhat underrated film, generally speaking. 


5. Game of Thrones

Okay, so we're caught up on Thrones. Are you? If not, you need to get yourself right with the Lord of Light and binge your ass off because Winter Is Here. Check out our recap of last week's episode, The Broken Man.

Ian McShane basically just came off the deep acclaimed-British-actor bench to teach us a few life lessons and, most importantly, how to dangle. 


This week might be a little bit of a letdown. It might just be a bit too much in King's Landing, but it'll likely also move Arya (who might just be the Waif) and The Hound's stories too. Nothing like last year's super dope 8th episode "Hard Home" where we were first introduced to the Night King. 

OR it could be the siege battle between Lannister-Frey peeps and The Blackfish. Who knows?! This season's been way, way, way better than last, so we're pretty content to get ourselves stoked for the last two episodes. 

6. Ferris Buellers Day Off

Believe it or not, but this Saturday marks the 30-year-anniversary of this beloved 1980s classic. WHAT?! 

We know. It's insane. We'll be celebrating all of the quotable hilarity by rewatching Matthew Broderick in all his baby-faced, pre-SJP glory. 


Also, if Ferris, Cameron and Sloane aren't the ultimate #squadgoals, then who is? Honestly. 

7. Wetlands

Squeamish folks, beware. This might not be the movie for you.

But for those of you with strong stomachs,  we highly recommend checking this one out. The 2013 German film centers around 18 year-old Helen, a sexually adventurous and wildly unhygienic girl who winds up in the hospital after an unfortunate shaving injury.


The movie is super empowering to ladies everywhere in terms of body/sex positivity, also sheds important light on important subjects like divorce and mental health. 

8. The 70th Annual Tony Awards on CBS

Yaaaaaaas! It's time for the Tony Awards! Sure, awards shows are generally banal, but a lot of that rides on the competence of the host. Chris Rock was maybe a little too hot to handle with his hosting of The Oscars, but James Corden is absolutely perfect for the Tonys. 

We're lookin' for Hamilton to go chalk and take EVERYTHING, Lupita Nyong'o to snag an award for her incredible performance in Eclipsed, and just general hilarity from James Corden who's proven to be an incredibly engaging TV personality in short time. Tune in this Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

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[Feature Image Courtesy AVClub] 

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