Cancel whatever beach trip you have planned this weekend because the greatest rom-com since To All the Boys I've Loved Before, titled Always Be My Maybe, is dropping on Netflix on Friday. But if the Ali Wong and Randall Park-led film isn't your cup of tea, there's also Good Omens, a thrilling adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's famous novel, and When They See Us, Ava DuVernay's powerful miniseries about the Central Park Five.
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1. Always Be My Maybe
Finally, the movie we deserve for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Always Be My Maybe is a delightful romantic comedy that was literally willed into existence by its stars Randall Park and Ali Wong. Co-written by the close friends, the movie tells the tale of two childhood friends who fell out after they had sex in high school. Reunited by a serendipitous air conditioning emergency, the adults find themselves falling back in love — this time with the life experience to know what is really important. Also, Keanu Reeves says,"I miss your thighs" in this movie, so really what more could you ask for?
2. Good Omens
The Amazon Prime adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel Good Omens already has the fandom riled up. With David Tennant and Michael Sheen starring as the leads, it's easy to see why. The pair have a pitch perfect dynamic as a demon and an angel whose jobs involve watching over humanity until the final conflict between good and evil. Unfortunately for the guys both upstairs and downstairs, the two have become reluctant friends over the centuries, and when the Antichrist rises to bring about the End of Days, they decide to save save humanity and the wonderful, weird, and wild lives they've built for themselves. Good Omens is a funny, fantastical ride from start to finish.
3. When They See Us
Ava DuVernay's new project is a four-part series on the lives of the Central Park Five. Originally titled Central Park 5, DuVernay flipped the title to When They See Us for good reason. Telling the stories of five black teenagers who were wrongfully convicted for the rape of a woman in Central Park, DuVernay ignores the sensationalism inherent in the story and focuses on the fallout of the verdict. She depicts the way families and communities are torn apart as well as how decades in the penal system drastically changed the boys into men who were barely recognizable when they were released. When They See Us is a difficult but poignant watch.
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