It’s the last weekend of August 2021, a month that’s been terrifically rich in Film and TV content. While there are still lots of big titles slated to arrive later this year, August provided an incredible climax to summer 2021 as far as film and TV show lovers are concerned.
For our Nigerian readers, August arrived with plenty of excitement, with the sixth edition of Big Brother Naija having started in late July, and now the long anticipated sequel of Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys has made its entry into Netflix.
Alongside KOB: The Return of The King, here are some of the weekend’s best film and TV content for your viewing pleasure.
1. Bad Comments (Theatres)
Synopsis: After being the subject of scorn and ridicule on the internet following a controversial video leak, actor Frank Orji (Jim Iyke) goes all out to put internet trolls and bullies in their place using unconventional methods. Bad Comments mirrors the life of celebrities and how their careers can be at the mercy of propaganda circulated by social media trolls.
2. He’s All That (Netflix)
Synopsis: Padgett Sawyer accepts a challenge to turn the school’s least popular boy, Cameron Kweller, into prom king, attempting to avenge herself following a humiliating fallout with her boyfriend.
3. Candyman (Theatres)
Synopsis: This is a “spiritual sequel” to the horror film Candyman (1992). Candyman returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighbourhood where the legend began. A chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to use these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.
4. King of Boys: The Return of The King (Netflix)
Synopsis: Eniola Salami (Sola Sobowale) starts anew and sets her sights on a different position of power, fueled by revenge, regret and ruthlessness.
5. Vacation Friends (Hulu)
Synopsis: Marcus and Emily enjoy an unusual week without inhibitions when they meet new friends on vacation, but they are horrified when Ron and Kyla show up uninvited to their wedding.
6. American Horror Story Double Feature (FX)
Synopsis: A struggling writer, his pregnant wife, and their daughter move to an isolated beach town for the winter, but once they’re settled in, the town’s true residents begin to make themselves known.
7. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (Netflix)
Synopsis: Vesemir, a confident young Witcher, delights in slaying monsters for money. When a dangerous new power rises on the Continent, Vesemir learns that some jobs are more than just money.
8. See (Apple TV+)
Synopsis: Far in a dystopian future, humans have lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins is born with sight.
9. Clickbait (Netflix)
Synopsis: When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why.
That’s it for this weekend. Which film and TV content were your favourite from this month?