The Week Ahead: 'The Big Sick,' 'It,' 'Home Again,' 'Lowriders' and More

The Week Ahead: 'The Big Sick,' 'It,' 'Home Again,' 'Lowriders' and More

Sep 05, 2017

The Big Sick

We've already mentioned a slew of titles that will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off on Thursday night, but for those of us who are not Canada-bound, the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's It is the movie of the moment.

Yet it's not the only movie opening in wide release later this week, as Reese Witherspoon will bring her personal touch to the romantic comedy Home Again. New titles will also be available for consumption at home, including the underrated drama Lowriders. Here are the highlights of the week to come.

 

Digital

The Big Sick: Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the highly-acclaimed movie follows an aspiring comedian from Pakistan (Nanjiani) and a grad student (Zoe Kazan), who is beset with a mystery illness. Ray Romano and Holly Hunter also star; it will be available on digital platforms (including FandangoNOW) only on Tuesday, September 5.

 

Blu-rays

Lowriders: A young street artist (Gabriel Chavarria) is torn between his stern father (Demian Bichir) and his ex-con brother (Theo Rossi). Melissa Benoist and Eva Longoria also star.

Also: All Eyez on Me, A Dark Song, First Kill, Megan Leavey, Rough Night.

 

Theatrical Releases - Nationwide

It: A group of young people must combat a powerful entity in the form of a clown known as Pennywise. Bill Skarsgard stars; Andy Muschietti (Mama) directs.

Home Again: Reese Witherspoon stars as a newly single mother who moves her family to Los Angeles to get a new start on life, which is complicated when she welcomes three young men into her home. Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen and Candice Bergen also star.

Also opening (theatrical releases in select cities; indie and foreign): 9/11, Memoir of a Murderer, Paradise Club, Poster Clubs, Rebel in the Rye, School Life, Trophy, Twenty Two.

 

TV Shows / Streaming

Wednesday, September 4: You're the Worst (FXX). The fourth season of this very funny comedy continues to explore rocky romantic relationships in Los Angeles.

Friday, September 8: One Mississippi (Amazon). Tig Notaro stars in the second season of the semi-autobiographical show about a woman who returns to Mississippi after the death of her mother.

Sunday, September 10: The Deuce (HBO). James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in a new series from David Simon (The Wire), set in New York's burgeoning porn scene in the 1970s.

 

Historical Fun Fact

September 8, 1960: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho opened nationwide.

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