What would our weekends be like without new movies and TV shows to look forward to? I know there used to be times like that, but I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I never want to return to such a world.
There’s so much new goodness this weekend. Onscreen explosion maestro returns with a literally explosive movie, Ambulance, starring two of the finest men in Hollywood in the lead. Then, there’s Jim Carrey and all the jiggy cast of Sonic being joined by British hunk Idris Elba for the eagerly awaited sequel. At home here, we have the epic fantasy Ogundabede making a triumphant entry to the cinemas and The Real Housewives of Lagos making its Showmax debut. There’s just so much to catch up on. Let’s dive in.
What to watch this weekend:
Needing money to cover his wife’s medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank. However, when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate thieves hijack an ambulance that’s carrying a severely wounded cop and an EMT worker. Caught in a high-speed chase, the two siblings must figure out a way to outrun the law while keeping their hostages alive.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and others.
Tokyo Vice (HBO Max)
Jake Adelstein, an American journalist, plugs into the Tokyo Vice police squad and descends into the neon underbelly of Tokyo.
Starring: Angel Elgort, Rachel Keller, and others
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Cinemas)
After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove that he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of a mystical emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands
Starring: Jim Carrey, Idris Elba, and others.
All The Old Knives (Prime Video)
When the CIA discovers one of its agents leaked information that cost more than 100 people their lives, veteran operative Henry Pelham is assigned to root out the mole with his former lover and colleague Celia Harrison
Starring: Chris Pine, Thandie Newton, and others.
King of Thieves (Ogundabede) (NG Cinemas)
An epic tale of the Kingdom of Ajeromi, which is being terrorized by a band of thieves led by an all-powerful bandit named Ageshinkole. Concerned by his pillaging, the kingdom moves to destroy him, through the hunters, witches, and priests, thus beginning this adventurous saga of revenge, bravery, and glory.
Starring: Femi Adebayo, Toyin Abraham, and others.
The Real Housewives of Lagos (Showmax)
The show is focused on the luxury lives of a select group of Lagos socialites; shopping sprees, parties, traveling, and competition within their social circles are normal things. And there’s the drama, too.
Everything Everywhere All At Once (US Cinemas)
When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and others.
Metal Lords (Netflix)
For teenage misfits, Hunter and Kevin, the path to glory is clear: Devote themselves to metal. Win Battle of the Bands. And be Worshipped like gods.
Starring: Jaeden Martel, Noah Urrea, and others.
Elite season 5 (Netflix)
iCarly season 2 (Paramount+)
Tell me in the comments which of these movies and TV shows has you most excited.