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What to watch this weekend: 'Candyman,' John Cena in 'Vacation Friends,' Netflix's 'He's All That'

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Labor Day is around the corner and many kids are already back in school, but you can wind down the summer season by watching a new movie. There are plenty of places to see them with theaters up and running and new films still streaming at home to entertain you and your family.

This weekend, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars in a relevant reimagining of a 1990s horror classic; Lil Rel Howery and John Cena team for a raucous comedy; TikTok-er Addison Rae and "Cobra Kai" guy Tanner Buchanan headline a gender-swapped redo of a teen rom-com staple; James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan are a British couple trying to keep from killing each other during lockdown in a pandemic dramedy; and a Bob Ross documentary digs into the private and professional lives of the "Joy of Painting" icon.

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Here's a guide to new movies that'll satisfy every cinematic taste:

Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) looks into a local urban legend for dark artistic inspiration in "Candyman."
Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) looks into a local urban legend for dark artistic inspiration in "Candyman."

If you're down for timely social horror: 'Candyman'

Director Nia DaCosta's creepy and meaningful retelling uses the original 1992 film as an urban legend in itself, with Abdul-Mateen as a struggling Chicago artist who uses the Candyman legend as a source of dark inspiration. The new movie expands a chilling mythology born of racial injustice and Black trauma due to a centuries-old cycle of violence, plus will just unnerve you to the core.

Where to watch: In theaters

Review: New 'Candyman' expands horror mythology, delivers sobering allegory of racial violence

Marcus (Lil Rel Howery, far left) and Emily (Yvonne Orji) have a getaway upended by Kyla (Meredith Hagner) and Ron (John Cena) in "Vacation Friends."
Marcus (Lil Rel Howery, far left) and Emily (Yvonne Orji) have a getaway upended by Kyla (Meredith Hagner) and Ron (John Cena) in "Vacation Friends."

If you absolutely live for John Cena: 'Vacation Friends'

Stressed-out Marcus (Lil Rel Howery) and girlfriend Emily (Yvonne Orji) are at risk of having a terrible Mexican getaway when they meet Ron (Cena) and Kyla (Meredith Hagner), a nutty couple who introduce them to the wonders of crashing catamarans and cocaine-laced cocktails. Months later, Ron and Kyla crash the couple's wedding – and give them a new perspective on life – in a broad comedy that's fine but not nearly as bonkers as it should be.

Where to watch: Hulu

Addison Rae stars as a teen influencer who takes on the challenge of turning the school loser (Tanner Buchanan) into a prom king in "He's All That."
Addison Rae stars as a teen influencer who takes on the challenge of turning the school loser (Tanner Buchanan) into a prom king in "He's All That."

If you have a high tolerance for influencer culture: 'He's All That'

Social-media "makeover girl" Padgett (Rae) takes on the challenge of transforming misanthropic Cameron (Buchanan), a dude who prefers old-school photography and kung fu films over Instagram, into the prom king. Sparks, of course, fly in the forgettable flip on 1999's "She's All That," though OG star Rachael Leigh Cook popping up as Padgett's mom is a highlight. (A dancing Matthew Lillard and the bad "Kiss Me" remix not so much.) It's ultimately a shallow exercise with none of the original's quirky charm.

Where to watch: Netflix

If you want to see an actually good pandemic movie: 'Together'

Breaking the fourth wall often, Stephen Daldry's film chronicles the quarantine life of a British couple (McAvoy and Horgan) and their young boy (Samuel Logan) from the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. Their relationship already rocky when things were normal, the two parents bicker, fight and rediscover feelings for each other as they navigate hilarious and tragic circumstances.

Where to watch: In theaters

FBI profiler Bill Hagmaier (Elijah Wood, left) develops a relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy (Luke Kirby) in "No Man of God."
FBI profiler Bill Hagmaier (Elijah Wood, left) develops a relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy (Luke Kirby) in "No Man of God."

If you're obsessed with serial killers: 'No Man of God'

An interesting detour from the usual cop-thriller fare, this somewhat intimate jailhouse drama stars Elijah Wood as FBI profiler Bill Hagmaier, who reaches out to talk with the notorious Ted Bundy (Luke Kirby) in the name of research. The two men form a strangely close bond as Bundy reveals new details about his crimes to Hagmaier, a religious man who struggles with his own dark side.

Where to watch: In theaters and on Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon

Mega-popular art instructor Bob Ross taught generations about "The Joy of Painting" but there was a darker side to his life away from the canvas as chronicled in the documentary "Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed."
Mega-popular art instructor Bob Ross taught generations about "The Joy of Painting" but there was a darker side to his life away from the canvas as chronicled in the documentary "Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed."

If you love painting AND interpersonal drama: 'Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed'

The fascinating new documentary chronicles the life and work of Ross, the super-popular, ultrapermed and oh-so-chill art instructor who became a pop-culture icon off his PBS show "The Joy of Painting." But behind the scenes of all those 30-minute painting lessons, cool nature scenes and cute bushes was infidelity, a shady empire built on Ross' name and a vicious fight for the rights to his likeness, even after his 1995 death.

Where to watch: Netflix

Beau Knapp plays a Wall Street math whiz whose life takes a turn when he's bit by an insect in the horror film "Mosquito State."
Beau Knapp plays a Wall Street math whiz whose life takes a turn when he's bit by an insect in the horror film "Mosquito State."

If you're not bothered by swarms of insects: 'Mosquito State'

Wall Street and body horror come together in this creep show about a shy financial math whiz (Beau Knapp) who's bitten by a mosquito and finds his money-making algorithms failing as his penthouse becomes ground zero for a horde of skeeters. Director and co-writer Filip Jan Rymsza creates a visually intriguing film out of a B-movie concept, though puts on the brakes before things get truly disturbing (for better or worse, depending on the viewer).

Where to watch: Shudder

Antony Starr plays a Midwestern dude just out of jail who goes all in on a small-town German restaurant in the comedy "American Sausage Standoff."
Antony Starr plays a Midwestern dude just out of jail who goes all in on a small-town German restaurant in the comedy "American Sausage Standoff."

If you need a social satire that dares to be frank: 'American Sausage Standoff'

"The Boys" star Antony Starr plays an ambitious sort who returns to his Midwestern small town after a stint in prison, hooks up with a Bavarian drifter (Ewan Bremner) and they go all in on turning an old church into the ultimate German restaurant, riling up the many xenophobic locals. The quirky comedy leans a bit too dark, yet it's worth it for a racist rooster and a movie-stealing W. Earl Brown as an ultraconservative cabaret host.

Where to watch: In theaters and on Apple TV, Vudu, Google Play

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Candyman,' 'He's All That': New movies streaming, in theaters now