Top Gun Maverick, Anek, Stranger Things S4: Top shows, films to watch this weekend

There are some movies that need the big screen experience. Others need you to curl up on your own couch while you treat yourself to a new version of an old favorite. It’s a good movie week when you get both. It’s great when you get it twice. Inside the velvety darkness of a theater, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell wants you to soar through the skies and burn down the roads with Top Gun Maverick. Ayushmann Khurrana’s Anek is a comparatively calmer and deeper piece of cinema, as it forces us to reflect on ourselves.

And if those aren’t reasons enough for you to go out and buy a ticket, we’ve still got you covered. Enter the Upside Down, but at your own risk.

Top Gun Maverick: In Theaters

Top Gun 2 Review, Top Gun Maverick Movie Review Tom Cruise in Top Gun Maverick. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

A sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise-starring blockbuster Top Gun, Top Gun Maverick is in theaters. The movie is sure to give you an adrenaline rush and deserves to be seen on the big screen. Shalini Langer of The Indian Express gave the film a four-star rating, writing in her review: “The film builds on Tom Cruise’s still agile shoulders, that bright smile, and the polished charm of him with years of experience.” stardom. However, there is also a settlement, a recognition of age, of the passing of the years”.

Read the Top Gun Maverick review here.

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Anek: In theaters

Ayushmann Khurrana Anek Ayushmann Khurrana in Anek. (Photo: Ayuhsmann Khurrana/Instagram)

Ayushmann Khurrana and Anubhav Sinha, who gave a thought-provoking film, Article 15, have teamed up once again for a political thriller titled Anek. The film revolves around an undercover cop named Joshua, played by Khurrana, who wants to bring peace to the region while still stirring the pot. Shubhra Gupta of the Indian Express felt that “the film oscillates between conviction and evasion.” In her 2.5-star review of the film, Shubhra added, “Ayushmann Khurrana and the film remain shaky, being careful to stay in the middle of time on one side, but also walking a tightrope. Anubhav Sinha dips his toe into relatively uncharted territory, with mixed results.”

Read Anek’s review here.

Nirmal Pathak Ki Ghar Vapsi: SonyLIV

SonyLIV’s original series revolves around the character of Nirmal Pathak, who returns to his village after spending significant time in the city. Upon his return, he realizes that the town still faces problems of caste, patriarchy and illiteracy. Now, whether he stays and changes society forever or leaves his town, he forms the crux of the story. Rohan Naahar of Indianexpress.com, in her review of the show, wrote, “SonyLiv’s latest original series bites off way more than it can chew and has all the finesse of an educational video intended for children.”

Read Nirmal Pathak Ki Ghar Vapsi’s review here.

Conversations with Friends: Netflix

Alison Oliver and Joe Alwyn in a still from Conversations with Friends.

Sally Rooney’s first novel Conversations with Friends has a film adaptation, but it’s not among the best book-to-screen adaptations. Rohan Naahar, in his review of the series, wrote: “Pleasantly moody but subdued to the extreme, Conversations with Friends is too meandering to really understand. Not that it’s the responsibility of any show to be ‘understandable’, but the audience is owed a certain level of engagement. However, too often, the 12-episode drama positively pulls you away.”

Read the Conversations with Friends review here.

Stranger Things 4: Disney Plus Hotstar

The first part of Stranger Things season 4 is streaming on Netflix and Vol. 2 of the fourth season will be released on July 1. Stranger Things season 3 ended with the kids battling the Mind Flayer, after which the group had to split up. Eleven left Hawkins with the Byers on an emotional note. Season 4 takes place six months after the horrific incident at the Starcourt Mall.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Star of Disney Plus

obi wan kenobi trailer Obi-Wan Kenobi began airing on May 27.

The Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi web series has Scottish actor Ewan McGregor reprising the role of the titular Jedi Master. The series takes place 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. The official synopsis for the show reads: “The story picks up 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat: the downfall and corruption of his best friend and apprentice. of Jedi, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.”

F3: In theaters

Song F3 Life Ante Itta Vundaala Pooja Hegde, Varun Tej and Venkatesh Daggubati in F3.

Written and directed by Anil Ravipudi, F3 is the sequel to the 2019 hit F2: Fun and Frustration. It stars Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah Bhatia, Mehreen Pirzada, Rajendra Prasad, and Sunil. Manoj Kumar R of Indianexpress.com found the film more frustrating than entertaining. In his one-star review of the film, he wrote, “Anil is really scraping the bottom of the barrel with Venkatesh’s leading man Varun Tej. His attempts at comedy lack both sincerity and originality.”

Read the F3 review here.

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