Right now, we all need stuff to watch. We’re stuck at home. We can’t go to the movies. Sports aren’t on. That’s where being able to watch movies at home helps. Do you have HBO? Well then here are five movies on HBO right now that you can stream until your heart’s content.
Alien: I saw the original Ridley Scott Alien for the first time somewhat recently. I had seen Aliens before, which is an action film. This movie is claustrophobic horror. However, it’s not as gory as you might fear. It’s a gripping thriller that really keeps you on the edge of your seat. Even if, like me, you watched it while sitting on an exercise bike.
Big Trouble in Little China: For a John Carpenter movie, this one is a bit silly. I like it though. Kurt Russell is great as truck driver/action hero Jack Burton. Carpenter’s sense of humor isn’t perfect, and the movie probably has some stuff about Asian cultures that don’t stand the test of time, but it’s a nice romp of an action flick.
Grosse Pointe Blank: I don’t just like this movie because I grew up near Grosse Pointe and I recognize the high school that John Cusack’s character went to. The movie is about a depressed hitman who decides to go back to his hometown for his reunion. It’s a great movie. This film also has maybe my favorite Dan Aykroyd performance, which is saying something. He was in Ghostbusters!
In a World…: I watched this the first time at like three in the morning when I couldn’t sleep. You don’t have to be sleep deprived to enjoy it, though! Lake Bell, wrote, directed, and starred in this movie, where she plays a woman trying to get into the world of movie trailer voiceovers. There’s a chance you don’t even know this movie exists, but you should definitely check it out.
Punch-Drunk Love: Only know Adam Sandler from his goofy comedies? Then you should really watch Punch-Drunk Love. Paul Thomas Anderson is one of my favorite directors, and he got the most out of Sandler before Uncut Gems came along. Anderson took Sandler’s comedy persona and placed it in an artier, more substantive film. Suddenly his rage-filled yelling is much more alarming.