We’re back buzzing with another weekend of cinema and Netflix and chill, however you may like it, as many film distribution companies continue to confusingly debut their new releases on both theatres and streaming services.
However, you know Media Rants is your plug whenever you’re looking for that little bit of escapism, to cool off and reboot for the glories that may lie in the week ahead.
Whether you like dystopian plots like in “Dune” or a fan of westerns like “The Harder They Fall” or even the much anticipated “French Dispatch”, here’s a quick preview of the best new films and TV Shows, as well as information on where you can watch them this weekend.
Where to watch: Theatres and HBO MAX
A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Starring: Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Denis Villeneuve, Timothee Chalamet, Stellan Skarsgard
The French Dispatch
Where to watch: Theatres Only
THE FRENCH DISPATCH is a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city and brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” magazine.
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Scott Rudin, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright
The Harder They Fall
Where to watch: Theatres, Netflix from 3rd November
When outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. Those riding with him in this assured, righteously new school Western include his former love Stagecoach Mary (Zazie Beetz), his right and left hand men — hot-tempered Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi) and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth (R.J. Cyler)—and a surprising adversary-turned-ally. Rufus Buck has his own fearsome crew, including “Treacherous” Trudy Smith (Regina King) and Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield), and they are not a group that knows how to lose.
Starring: Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, Boaz Yakin, Regina King, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, R.J. Cyler, Danielle Deadwyler
Where to watch: Netflix Only
A college ride share worker out to make ends meet in a busy LA night finds himself chauffeuring a group of blood thirsty vampires. Night Teeth is one of Netflix’s Halloween 2021 entry and promises to take your breath away.
Ron’s Gone Wrong (Animation)
Where to watch: Theatres, Netflix
The story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions, set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.
Starring: Jack Dylan Grazer, Peter Baynham, Thomas Barbusca, Audrey Hsieh, Iara Nemirovsky, Alessandro Carloni, J.P. Vine, Lara Breay
Stuck Together (French, Eng. Sub)
Where to watch: Netflix
Although in French, don’t miss this hilarious comedy about Seven families who live in the Parisian apartment building at 8, Rue de l’Humanite. Unfortunately, they didn’t escape to the countryside at the arrival of the coronavirus. Three months of life under lockdown will reveal the best and worst of these neighbours.