Weekend Watchlist: ‘Detour’, ‘Passing’, ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ and More

These are the very best new movies arriving theatres and streamers this weekend. Don’t miss them!

It’s another weekend, a time for you to find some well-earned bit of escapism from harsh realities. Are you a fan of Nollywood flicks like Detour or do you enjoy musical features like the anticipated Tick, Tick…Boom! or you’re an all action type like Apex and Red Notice, here’s a rundown of the best movies that are opening in theatres and streamers this weekend along with where you can catch them.

Detour

Where to watch: Theatres (Nigeria)

Tari, a journalist too close to the truth and Alex, a Lagos JJC corper discovering his military father’s past, have their paths intersect with one phone call. Miles apart from each other, they have to uncover and expose a massive conspiracy before time runs out.

Cast: Jemima Osunde, Kanayo O Kanayo, Olumide Oworu, Monalisa Chinda, Uzo Osimpa, Tomiwa Tegbe, et al.

Passing

Where to watch: Netflix

In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who’s passing as white.

Cast: Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Hall, Alexander Skarsgard, Ruth Negga, Andre Holland, Angela Robinson, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Oren Moverman, et al.

Red Notice

Where to watch: Netflix

Red Notice had arrived theatres on the 6th of November. Netflix members who’d been waiting for its arrival on the streamer can now stream the star-studded movie. An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler (Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gadot, Reynolds), there’s no telling what will happen.

Cast: Rawson Marshall Thurber, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Beau Flynn, Hiram Garcia, Kazi Maubert, Ritu Arya, Dany Garcia, et al.

Home Sweet Home Alone

Where to watch: Disney+

A couple try to steal back a valuable heirloom from a troublesome kid, who won’t stop at nothing but to see them shamed.

Cast: Ellie Kemper, Mikey Day, Archie Yates, Timothy Simons, Ally Maki, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Pete Holmes, et al.

Night Raiders

Where to watch: Theatres (Limited)

2043 – in a dystopian future a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are considered property of the regime which trains them to fight. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back.

Cast: Danis Goulet, Taika Waititi, Violet Nelson, Brook-lyn Letexier-Hart, Alex Tarrant, Amanda Plummer, Gail Maurice, Elle-Máijá Tailfeather, et al.

Apex

Where to watch: Theatres (Limited)

Serving a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, ex-cop James Malone is offered a chance at freedom if he can survive a deadly game of Apex. Six hunters pay for the pleasure of hunting another human on a remote island, but once Malone arrives all hell breaks loose. Laying traps and playing mind games, Malone tries to turn the tables and fight for his life and his future.

Cast: Neal McDonough, Bruce Willis, Alexia Fast, Lochlyn Munro, Corey Large, Nels Lennarson, Edward Drake, et al.

Tick, Tick…Boom!

Where to watch: Netflix

Young theatre composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have? tick, tick…BOOM!

Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Ron Howard, Steven Levenson, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, Brian Grazer, et al.

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