The latest entry into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World struts into theatres today. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore had been plagued with lots of controversies and behind-the-scenes troubles, and now that it has finally arrived, I hope it’s good enough to wipe all that nastiness out of our collective memories. Fingers crossed.
There’s also a Netflix (Naija) Original to look forward to this Saturday the 16th, The Man of God starring Akah Nnani and Osas Ighodaro. The trailer looked promising and I, for one, can’t wait to dig my hands into it.
Without further ado, let’s get into the rest of the list. Here are new movies and TV shows you should look forward to watching this Easter holiday weekend. Happy holidays.
What to watch this weekend 🍿:
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (Cinema)
Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards and witches. They soon encounter an array of old and new beasts as they clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.
Starring: Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Mads Mikkelson, et al.
The Man of God (Netflix)
Samuel forsakes his harsh religious upbringing to live his own life — but his soul remains caught between the world and the faith he left behind.
Starring:Akah Nnani, Osas Ighodaro, Atlanta Bridget Johnson, et al.
Anatomy of a Scandal (Netflix)
Parliamentary minister James Whitehouse is a happily married man with a loving family home, then a scandalous secret comes to light.
Starring: Rupert Friend, Sienna Miller, et al.
The First Lady (Showtime)
Behind every great president is a great first lady. This miniseries is a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.
The Kardashians (Disney+)
The popular Kardashian family closed shop on their long-running E! Reality show last year only to move over to Disney+ for a new beginning. If you’re a fan of this loud and industrious family, this is for you.
Starring: Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtesy, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, et al.
Killing It (Peacock)
A comedy TV show about class, capitalism, and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream.
The Blood Covenant (NG Cinemas)
A gripping tale of the evils of money rituals, which also tackles societal tropes such as greed, peer pressure, and corruption.
Starring: Erica Nlewedim, Alexx Ekubo, Omowunmi Dada, Shalewa Ashafa, Chimezie Imo, et al.
Outer Range (Prime Video)
The Abbotts are coping with the disappearance of their daughter-in-law when the neighbouring Tillersons make a play for their ranch land. Tension comes to a head when a mysterious black void arrives in the Abbotts’ pasture.
Starring: Josh Brolin, Imogen Poots, et al.
Roar Apple TV+
A trophy wife lives on a shelf, an ignored woman disappears, and a frustrated wife returns her husband to a big box store.
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Issa Rae, Allison Brie, et al.
Our Great National Parks (Netflix)
A virtual safari narrated by President Barrack Obama that beckons us to get out and explore, create new ways for these wild places to thrive, and vigorously preserve them for future generations to come.
Tell me in the comments which of these movies and TV shows has you most excited.