Seven movies to watch at home this week: Sausage Party, Gone Baby Gone, Edge of Tomorrow and more

From a clever satire to a raunchy and dumb comedy, theres plenty to keep you entertained at the home cinema this week.SAUSAGE PARTY
Yeah, OK, Sausage Party is a really dumb movie. It’s about anthropomorphic grocery products that live in a supermarket where they hope they will be picked by god for the “great beyond”. That utopian existence is punctured when a refunded mustard jar returns to the shop, sharing visions of hell ie. Being eaten by the gods.
The movie is from the twisted minds of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill and Sausage Party is extremely rude and crude. There is a really intense orgy scene that you cannot prepare for. But you know what else it is? Goddamn hilarious.
Watch it: Foxtel Now/Binge
Ben Affleck has had a rollercoaster of a career, coming out strong after Good Will Hunting and then reduced to roles in Gigli and Surviving Christmas. And just as we all wrote him off, out came Gone Baby Gone, his directorial debut and, I would argue, still his best film yet – and he had the good sense of not being in it himself.
Based on a book by Dennis Lehane and starring Casey Affleck and Amy Ryan, the suspenseful and intense neo-noir thriller about a missing girl and the criminal networks of Boston, evocating the city’s many faces while also eliciting strong performances from the cast.
Watch it: Foxtel Now/Binge/Stan/Amazon Prime Video
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Tom Cruise may be the quintessential movie star but it’s easy to forget that after the couch-jumping incident on Oprah, there were some lean years when many of his movies were considered mediocre at best. Edge of Tomorrow came at the end of that streak and you would’ve been forgiven if you missed it for that reason.
But this sci-fi action movie co-starring Emily Blunt is edge-of-your-seat exciting and way better than the marketing suggested. It’s like Groundhog Day but with alien invaders and tech-enhanced combat suits. Plus, Blunt gets to play a tough-as-hell super soldier. Yes, please.
Watch it: iTunes/Google Play
Sweeping and romantic, Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford’s drama set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the paranoia of the Cold War, The Way We Were has been beloved since its release in 1973.
She is a radical, free-spirited firebrand fighting against social injustice and he’s a WASP-y, uncomplicated man who always makes the easy choice. They fall madly in love, but can two people with such differing outlooks on life ever make it work? One for the ages.
Watch it: iTunes/Google
Outrageous, hilarious and often shocking, Spike Lee’s 2018 film won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay but should’ve won so much more. Inspired by real-life 1970s events, you can sense Lee’s palpable rage at the current establishment even though it’s a period film. That anger is all over the screen – and it makes for really compelling viewing.
Starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, it’s the story of an African-American police officer in Colorado who infiltrated the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, pretending to be a white recruit, in order to take them down from the inside.
Watch it: Netflix
With political tension between world powers US and China at dangerously high levels, it would behove everyone to remember that all this political posturing is the work of fools who would destroy the world for no good reason. Who needs humanity when there are egos at stake?
And there’s no better way to relearn that lesson than with Stanley Kubrick’s comedic masterpiece. Kubrick and Peter Sellers really knew to how to satirise and skewer the US and the Soviets during the Cold War and the nuclear armament race with the farcical Dr Strangelove.
Watch it: iTunes/Google Play
Damien Chazelle wrote Whiplash out of frustration while he struggled to get La La Land off the ground, and channelled some of his own experiences from being in a competitive jazz band in high school. Clearly he was working through something because Whiplash is an electrifying film with a frenetic pulse.
Centred on an ambitious jazz drummer and his emotionally and physically abusive conductor, and the lengths both of them go to be the best. It’s crazy intense and powered by incredible performances from J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller.
Watch it: Foxtel Now/Binge