Weekend Watchlist: Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Witcher Season 2 and More

These are the best films to watch this weekend.

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There are many big local and international films making their entry into streamers and theatres this weekend. Just as we’ve been repatriating since the beginning of the month, December is packed with potentially exciting new film and TV content to enjoy along with the festivities.

Including Marvel’s latest blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home and the long anticipated Aki na Ukwa sequel titled Aki and Pawpaw, here are the best movies to binge watch this weekend and information on how and where you can watch them.

Rumble (Family Animation)

Why You Should Watch Rumble:

Rumble is one of Paramount Picture’s family feature entry for Christmas, and the cast is packed with lots of exciting actors including Everybody Hates Chris star Terry crews, thus it is full of promise.

In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a lovable underdog monster into a champion.

Check out trailer below:

Rumble is available on Paramount+

Minamata (Drama, Adaptation)

Why You Should Watch Minamata:

Renowned actor Johnny Depp (Pirates of The Caribbean) is back acting after his involvement in a messy divorce from actress Amber Heard saw him miss out on a couple of big roles.

This is actually the story of war photographer Eugene Smith and how he goes up against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, a Japanese fishing village, in 1971.

Check out trailer below:

Minamata is available in limited theatres.

Aki and Pawpaw

Why You Should Watch Aki and Pawpaw:

Based on a story by Stephen Oluboyo and Ozioma Ogbaji (Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards), Aki and Pawpaw is a sequel to the classic Nollywood comedy Aki na Ukwa, which starred veteran Nollywood actors Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki) and Osita Iheme (Pawpaw). When news first broke of the movie’s production, many had thought of it as a reboot but, according to the trailer, it’s a continuation of the old film, and Nollywood’s most mischievous duo are back in town.

Check out trailer below:

Aki and Pawpaw is available in theatres across Nigeria

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Why You Should Watch Spider-Man: No Way Home:

We cannot tell you too much about MCU’s poster movie. Just watch. You have to watch!

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Check out trailer below:

A California Christmas

Why You Should Watch A California Christmas:

Rom-Com fans, this one’s a no miss. It’s been a year since Callie and Joseph fell in love, and they’re happier than ever running their dairy farm and winery, until business and family obligations call him back to the city…and threaten to derail their romance.

Check out trailer below:

A California Christmas is available on Netflix

Nightmare Alley

Why You Should Watch Nightmare Alley:

Firstly, if Guilermo Del Toro only makes classic movies. In this star studded film, an ambitious young carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.

The carnival cast includes carnival worker Molly (Rooney Mara), head barker Clem (Willem Dafoe), and Ron Perlman as Bruno the Strongman. Richard Jenkins is part of the high society crowd as wealthy industrialist Ezra Grindle.

Check out trailer below:

Nightmare Alley is available in theatres

Schemes in Antiques

Why You Should Watch Schemes in Antiques:

Who doesn’t love Asian movies on holidays!

Despite his family’s famed expertise on ancient relics, Xu Yuan makes a simple living as the owner of an electronics shop, eager to distinguish himself from a disgraced ancestor who was executed for treason after stealing a Chinese artifact for Japan.

However, when a descendant offers to return the relic to China, Xu Yuan uncovers a decades-old mystery and soon embarks on a journey that could finally restore his family’s reputation- and may also cost him his life.

Check out trailer below:

Schemes in Antique is available in select theatres


Why You Should Watch Mother/Android:

Set in the near future, Mother/Android follows Georgia (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her boyfriend Sam (Algee Smith) through their treacherous journey of escape as their country is caught in an unexpected war with artificial intelligence. Days away from the arrival of their first child, they must face No Man’s Land – a stronghold of the android uprising, in hopes of reaching safety before giving birth. 

See trailer below:

Mother /Android is available on Hulu

Swan Swong

Why You Should Watch Swan Song:

Set in the near future, Swan Song is a journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father diagnosed with a terminal illness who is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief.

As Cameron grapples with whether or not to alter his family’s fate, he learns more about life and love than he ever imagined.

Check out trailer below:

Swan Song is available on Apple TV+ and select theatres

The Witcher Season 2 (Adventure, Fantasy Series)

Why You Should Watch The Witcher Season 2:

The Witcher Season 1 was Netflix’s most streamed series before regency drama Bridgerton took it’s place. Starring British actor Henry Cavil, The Witcher is back, and together with his allies they must save humanity from a fast rising dark terror.

See trailer below:

All episodes The Witcher Season 2 are now available for streaming on Netflix

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