Blockbustin' Down the Door: 8 Things We're Netflix & Chillin' to This Weekend

As R. Kelly would say, "it's the freaking weekend". #poetry

And thank god. 

We plan on spending it enjoying the 80 degree weather, drinking outdoors with our friends, maybe even trekking to Rockaway Beach. 

And okay...a portion of the weekend will also be spent browsing Netflix. It's just a part of daily lives now. We've come to accept it. 

In fact, we embrace it with open arms. Because if we don't spend a certain a mount of time each week zoning out in front of a screen, we will lose our minds.

So this weekend, treat yo'self to some of the incredible stuff coming to cinemas and streaming providers alike - read on to discover our top picks. 

1. Independence Day: Resurgence 

It seems to us like maybe this movie exists because the filmmakers just got a fancy new CGI toy and wanted to play with it. 

But nonetheless, we're kind of intrigued as to how a sequel to the 1996 film will work exactly. And, it also stars Liam Hemsworth, so...we can't be too mad at it. 


And if you're curious as to what your neighborhood would look like in a state of post-apocalyptic disarray, the film's marketing team has created this super fun website. It's like Google Street View, but terrifying. Just plug in your address and boom! Apocalypse! 

Try it for yourself here

2. The Neon Demon

If you've ever wondered what a cross over between America's Next Top Model and The Twilight Zone would look like, you're in luck. 

The Neon Demon, premiering in the U.S. this weekend, is basically that. It stars Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Christina Hendricks, and Keanu Reeves (what?), and follows a young model's struggle to survive (literally) after moving to Los Angeles to pursue her career. 

3. The Night Of 

Seen every single episode of Law & Order: SVU (multiple times), missing Elliot, and itching for some brand new crime drama? Same! 

The good news is, this can easily be remedied by tuning into HBO's all new series The Night Of, which is currently streaming on HBO NOW. 


The series surrounds a complicated New York murder case, and will include a total of 8 episodes. It doesn't premiere on HBO until July 10th, but there's a sneak stream goin' down on HBO NOW like, right now.

4. Game of Thrones SEASON FINALE

This season has been so lit it's incredible! Last week we saw two bastards face off in a Bastard Battle Royale. It was dope. RIP Rickon. 

Also, for like the first time ever, time spent in Mereen wasn't a complete and utter waste.

This week? Ceresei's on trial-by-not-combat and hopefully, please God, please! it's not going to be stupid. Everything in King's Landing has been mostly a letdown the last couple of seasons. The Faith Militant has a lot to do with that. 

But everything's coming to a head, so finger's crossed for something outrageous.  


5. Swiss Army Man

Well, Daniel Radcliffe, this is certainly different. 

Swiss Army Man centers around a dude who finds himself stranded on a deserted island until a body washes up on the shore. The body, aka Dan Rad, is dead, but can speak and posses some casual supernatural powers. 


We're still not entirely sure what to make of this concept, but we're intrigued nonetheless. It's quirky, funny, and weirdly endearing, which is typically a winning cinematic combination. 

6. Like Crazy

Sigh. We're still mourning the untimely death of actor Anton Yelchin, and probably will be for the rest of time.

At the very least, for the rest of the weekend. So, we'll be curling up with a giant box of tissues and his most beautiful film, Like Crazy.

The film is totally unique not just because of Yelchin's unbelievable performance, but also because the dialogue was entirely improvised. Although you definitely won't be able to tell, since the movie plays out completely flawlessly and effortlessly. 

Get ready for some serious #feels. 

7. Serena

No, not the Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence movie. 

This brand new documentary (airing multiple times this weekend on Epix) tells the story of champion tennis player/total badass Serena Williams' incredible journey to success. 


Throughout her career, Williams faced a great deal of scrutiny and judgement because her gender and race, but managed to fight against that and still come out on top, with no signs of slowing down. 

She was also in a Beyonce music video, so basically, she's untouchable. 

8. Any Given Wednesday

If you missed Bill Simmons' super dope talk show on HBO this Wednesday, take the weekend to check it out. It's worth watching. It's still a little rough in patches, but it's a really great show. 

This first episode grapples with LeBron's record-destroying season, Charles Barkley being Charles Barkley, other things, and then a really confusing interview with Ben Affleck that we either love or watch in horror. 

Still haven't made up our minds yet on whether Batfleck was drunk or just really, really passionate about the NFL's Deflategate, but we will give you our thoughts sometime this weekend.

Check out 6 Reasons Why Like Crazy Is Anton Yelchin's Most Unforgettable Performance.

[Feature Image Courtesy High Snobiety] 

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