Every Saturday we dive into HBO Max’s offerings, which grow by more than ten films every Saturday. So today too. We’ll sort it all out!
My Girl 2 (1994)
Direction: Howard Zieff | cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky, Austin O’Brien
The 13-year-old Vada is gradually starting to see the world with different eyes. She decides to write about her late mother for a school assignment and goes to her uncle Phil in Los Angeles for research. Together with Nick, an employee of Phil, she follows the trail of incoherent tips that lead to her mother’s identity.Brave New Voices 2010 (2010)
cast: Common, Rosario Dawson, Mayda Del Valle, Penn Jillette
The excitement and poetry of the Brave New Voices 2010 National Slam Team Championship are captured in this special.
Nova Zemlya (2011)
Direction: Reinout Oerlemans | cast: Robert de Hoog, Victor Reinier, Jan Decleir, Juda Goslinga
Reinout Oerlemans’ second film is about Willem Barentsz and Jacob van Heemskerk who traveled to the Russian archipelago in the sixteenth century. The film describes the last voyage of discovery of Willem Barentsz and Jacob van Heemskerck, during which they were stranded with their crew on the island of Nova Zembla and had to spend the winter here in Het Behoudt Huys. The story is experienced through the eyes of Gerrit de Veer and is based on the diary he kept at the time.
Mothers of the Revolution (2021)
Direction: Briar March | cast: Georgie Oulton, Amelia Reynolds, Jacque Drew, Jocelyn Christian
In 1981, a group of women from Wales known as the Women for Life on Earth began a large-scale protest in Berkshire. At Green Common Air Force Base, 96 US nuclear missiles are said to be stored. Because a march alone wouldn’t be enough to make their point, the women decided to camp outside the base and protest – an action that lasted almost 20 years. This documentary tells the large-scale story and reveals how it changed the world.
Direction: Glenn Gers | cast: Keiynan Lonsdale, Ema Horvath, Abraham Benrubi, Michael Boatman
Garrett is a successful YouTuber with over two million followers. He shares his life with them online several times a day. He also tries to keep as much distance from his fans as possible. One day, Garrett collects a large amount of fan mail. He comes into contact with Shell, a sweet young woman who is a fan of his. However, Garrett discovers that Shell is not as innocent as she appears to be. She is obsessed with Garrett and starts stalking him.
La mala educacion (2004)
Direction: Pedro Almodovar | cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martínez, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Lluis Homar
In the early 1960s, two boys, Ignacio and Enrique, discover love, movies and fear at a Christian school. Father Manolo, the head of the school and teacher of literature, witnesses these discoveries, but also participates in them. The three characters face each other twice, in the late 1970s and 1980s. These encounters change the life and death of some of them.
Les vacances du petit Nicolas (2014)
Direction: Laurent Tirard | cast: Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad, Dominique Lavanant, François-Xavier Demaison
Summer vacation has finally started! Nicolas, his parents and grandmother drive towards the sea and take up residence in the Beau-Rivage hotel. Nicolas makes new friends on the beach. In the midst of the beach, hotel and forest, Nicolas experienced a holiday he will never forget.
Direction: Jean van de Velde | cast: Michiel Huisman, Victor Löw, Daan Schuurmans, Linda van Dyck
Floris Jr. wants to prove to his father that he too can be a hero by making sure that the sacred relic with miraculous powers never ends up in the wrong hands. Together with Pi, Floris jr. takes on the Duchess of Gelre, Van Rossum jr., Kleine Pier and Sergeant jr.
wild things (1998)
Direction: John McNaughton | cast: Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, Neve Campbell, Theresa Russell
Sam Lombardo is the most popular teacher at his school. Kelly is one of his students. One day she invades his house and tries to seduce him. The next day she is upset that Sam has raped her. A few days later, another girl, Suzie Toller, confesses that she had been raped by him before. Needing help to prove his innocence, he hires attorney Ken Bowden.
The Disappearance of Nora (1993)
Direction: Joyce Chopra | cast: Veronica Hamel, Stephen Collins, Dennis Farina, Stan Ivar
When Nora Fremont regains consciousness in a deserted desert, she has lost her memory. She can’t even remember her name. Nora gets a lift and ends up in Reno where she catches the attention of Denton, who works in hotel security. He takes care of her and slowly but surely Nora starts to remember things. However, her flashbacks are very confusing and Nora begins to believe that she killed someone, possibly her own husband.
Playing for Keeps (2012)
Direction: Gabriele Muccino | cast: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Noah Lomax, Dennis Quaid
The retired Scottish professional player George Dryer would have everything in order if it weren’t for the fact that almost everyone has forgotten about him and he has moved to the United States to be closer to his son. George also aspires to a job as a sports reporter, but these plans do not really go smoothly either. That could well change when he is asked to coach son Lewis’ ailing squad. Not only does the job have a magnetic effect on the females, it also seems to bring him closer to his ex Stacie.
John Jansen (2016)
Direction: Jay Oliveira | cast: John Jansen
For the first time, former criminal John Jansen tells about his criminal past. He was once the head of the Juliët gang and responsible for the production of ecstasy, hashish trafficking, kidnapping, extortion and a series of bank robberies. For the latter he was arrested and went to jail. When he was free, John decided to improve his life and started working for the well-being of homeless young people.
The dinner (2013)
Direction: Menno Meyjes | cast: Thekla Reuten, Daan Schuurmans, Kim van Kooten, Jonas Smulders
Serge, a politician running for premiership, and Paul, a failed history teacher but now a homemaker, are brothers. They go out to dinner with their wives, Babette and Claire. There is talk of small talk, but there is a clear tension. They have come together to talk about one subject, but avoid it at all costs: their children. Because how far should you go to protect your child as a parent?
Dick Trom (2010)
Direction: Arne Toonen | cast: Eva van der Gucht, Thijs Römer, Marcel Musters, Loes Haverkort
Dik Trom is a cheerful, honest, slightly chubby boy. He lives with his parents in cozy Dikkedam, where everyone is just as fat and exuberant as he is. Dik’s happy life changes when the family moves to Dunhoven, where no one is exuberant or fat. People are only concerned with appearance, health and sport. They are therefore not at all waiting for that fat family Trom and their restaurant full of calories. Not only the restaurant has a difficult start, Dik is also having trouble adapting. For the first time in his life he becomes aware of his size. Especially when he falls in love with Lieve, the thinnest girl in all of Dunhoven. Lieve’s mother is a dietician and she weighs her daughter every day. Dik is not the only one who has his eye on the beautiful Lieve. Viktor, the cheeky son of gym owner Dolf, also competes for her hand. The battle between the two ruffs will be settled during the local summer competition.
Direction: Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen | cast: Peter Blok, Pierre Bokma, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Jaap Spijkers
Joep, Tom, Pieter and Maarten each have their own problems. In a surge of solidarity, they decide to help each other out. But when it turns out that the precarious balance that they each have found in their lives is threatened as a result, they drop each other and choose for their own skin. The old friendship and their former hopes prove unable to withstand the test of time and their own selfish ambitions.