New release picks, including James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad,’ and a killer Val Kilmer documentary ‘Val’

This week there was exactly one massive blockbuster, James Gunn’s Suicide Squad, which you can see in a theater or on HBO Max … Exactly one animated musical, Vivo, which stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and can be found on Netflix … and there was exactly one documentary, VAL, a fascinating retrospective of actor Val Kilmer’s brilliant and tumultuous career which was just released on Amazon Prime.

Keeping with the Val theme, for the Staff Picks section we went all in on our fave Kilmer roles.

And finally, we’ll get into some of the latest movie news.

You can find links to all the movies they talk about in the show notes right here.

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