Moviegoers and TV show lovers, not forgetting stream-lords, yes, Netflix members especially, we’re back again to give you a preview of the best film and TV contents arriving theatres, TV, and video on demand platforms this weekend.
Chilling in front of a TV or mobile device, enjoying some fine piece of acting, score, and FX is always a great way to wind down, especially during weekends. In fact, weekends are for screening, and that’s why most blockbuster titles debut on Fridays!
If you want to get in on the act, you’re in the best place; we make the best film and TV recommendations.
On that note, here’s this weekends best new films and TV shows to watch:
1. Cry Macho (Theatres, HBO Max)
Veteran actor Clint Eastwood is a onetime rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder, in 1978, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mum. Crossing rural Mexico on their back way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman may find his own sense of redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Fernanda Urrejola, Eduardo Minett, Dwight Yoakam, et al.
2. De Wedding Gift (Theatres)
De Wedding gift follows Esosa, a wealthy chap who is encapsulated in a deep romantic euphoria with Noye, a posh lady. Their euphoric connection leads to a holy matrimony, but things take another turn when gift items from their wedding party are unwrapped.
Cast: Blossom Chukwujekwu, Esther Audu, Ireti Doyle, Shaffy Bello, et al.
3. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Amazon Prime Video)
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie follows Jamie New (Max Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after they leave school, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition to become a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mum (Sarah Lancashire) shower him with endless support, while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But unlike his mum and friends, Jamie has to deal with an unsupportive father, career advisor, and a bunch of arrogant school kids determined to rain on his parade.
Cast: Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Sarah Lancashire, Richard grant, et al.
4. The Father Who Moves Mountains (Netflix)
An 8/10 rating on IMDB means this is easily on of Netflix’s best foreign contents. It follows Mircea, a retired intelligence officer who finds out that his son has gone missing in the mountains. After days of searches, Mircea puts his own rescue team together, but it results in conflict with the local squad.
Cast: Adrian Titieni, Elena Purea, Judith State, Valeriu Andriută, Virgil Aioanei, Radu Botar, Petronela Grigorescu, et al.
5. Prisoners of The Ghostland (Theatres, Rent, USA)
Nicholas Cage plays Hero, a bank robber strapped into a grenade-laden jumpsuit by The Governor, who offers him freedom if he can find a runaway (Sofia Boutella) and bring her back within five days. Off into the apocalyptic Ghostland Hero goes, leaving viewers to guess how many body parts he will lose before he returns.
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Bill Moseley, Sofia Boutella, Teresa RUiz, et al.
6. The Stronghold (Netflix)
The Stronghold is a Ukranian feature coming to Netflix for the very first time. On watching a solar eclipse, Vitko, a schoolboy, is teleported a thousand years back in time. Soon, he finds a magic stone in his hands as he fights against an evil army on a battlefield.
Cast: Daniil Kamenskyi, Eva Koshova, Ivan Denysenko, Roman Lutskyi, et al.
7. The Mad Women’s Ball (Amazon Prime Video)
Yet another foreign feature for the weekend, this time on Amazon Prime Video. A committed woman and a tormented nurse prepare to attend a famous ball at a neurological clinic in the 19th century.
Cast: Mélanie Laurent, Lou de Laâge, Emmanuelle Bercot, Cédric Kahn, et al.
8. Sex Education 3 (Netflix, Series)
Sex Education, Netflix’s original drama and comedy series is back for a 3rd season themed, We grow older. We grow stronger. We grow together.
Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Conor Swindells, Aimee Lou Wood, Jemima Kirke, et al.
9. Chicago Party Aunt 1 (Netflix, Animated Adult Series)
Daniel’s got a crazy aunt Diane who’s got no filter. Diane is an idolized troublemaker with a talent for avoiding adulthood — and a soft spot for her soul-searching nephew. She’s sadly Daniel’s best friend. Good influence, bad one? You decide.
Lauren Ash, Chris Witaske, Katie Rich, Jill Talley, et al.