Do you not have plans this weekend? You’re in luck. If you do have plans, you may want to cancel some of them because we’re eating well this weekend. There’s just so much new, vital stuff to watch, you wouldn’t want to miss a thing.
The Umbrella Academy kids are back and this time they’ve got more than their recurring daddy issues to get over. After almost destroying the world and saving it twice now, this third charm sees them face their biggest opponents yet – mirror versions of themselves. If this sounds crazy to you, you might want to first catch up on the first two seasons of this hit Netflix series. There’s a bunch of other cool stuff, too, including two big-budget productions from Nollywood; one from the flashiest studio in the industry (hi, Charles of Play) and the other from a young, passionate auteur doing his own thing.
Without further ado, let’s dive into our list of amazing new things to watch this weekend.
What to watch this weekend:
The Umbrella Academy season 3 (Netflix)
There are only two major questions going into this new season of The Umbrella Academy. The first one is, how will the show handle Elliot Page’s transitioning on the show from Vanya to Viktor Hagreeve, while the second is who’s coming out on top between The Umbrella Academy and The Sparrow Academy. Whichever on the show goes for first, sure know we’re in for a treat.
Ile Owo: House of Money (NG Cinemas)
This movie from the mind of Dare Olaitan follows Busola’s struggles to understand why a billionaire would choose to marry her. After she accepts his proposal of marriage, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead her to a truth she could never have imagined. Looks like Nollywood at one of its best forms, ever.
All Rise season 3 (OWN)
When CBS canceled this show about a wise, black judge, fans were distraught, then Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) came to save the day, and the world is still one more black female-led richer for that. Thanks, OWN!
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney+)
The madness has become available for a larger part of the world to see. Doctor Strange and Wanda’s story is now available on Disney+ and social media hasn’t been the same since the debut.
Only Murders in the Building season 2 (Hulu)
Selena Gomez and the Martins are back for another season of investigations and avoiding all the murders around them. The trio might’ve uncovered the first murderer in the building, but if the season one finale is anything to go by, there is still, at least, one more murderer there.
Elvis Presley returns from the dead to shake cinema one more time. Austin Butler plays the famed musician with a fiery passion not yet seen and with Tom Hanks in the supporting seat and all the rave reviews so far, looks like this might be one to go see at the cinemas.
The Black Phone (Cinemas)
Ethan Hawke is having the time of his life playing villains this year. From Arthur Harrow in Marvel Studios’ Moonknight, the star actor wants to continue to thrill you in The Black Phone.
The Man From Toronto (Netflix)
Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson team up in this new comedy movie from Netflix.
Westworld season 4 (HBO)
The revolution is being televised in Westworld. Who’ll win – humans or the hosts (robots)?
Man Vs. Bee (Netflix)
It’s good to see Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr. Bean again). This time it looks like he isn’t playing a spy but a man out to get… wait for it… a bee.
Glamour Girls (Netflix Naija)
The 1994 Nollywood film of the same title is getting the makeover treatment. Let’s see what a deep-pocket budget and modern-day magic can do for this story of survival, prostitution, and the full vices spectrum.
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area (Netflix Korea)
I’m calling it now. I’m displeased with Netflix’s resolve to reboot Money Heist less than a year after its finale. But I’m still willing to give this Korean spin-off a chance. Are you?
Crimes of the Future (Digital)
This movie about a celebrity performance artist who showcases the metamorphosis of his organs has been getting a lot of accolades at festivals; now we get to see why for ourselves.
Based on the true-life story of a family of Nigerian descent (the Antetokounmpos) who make it abroad (in Greece and the US) against all odds is sure to resonate with a lot of people around the world. As its forebears is the unyielding Nigerian spirit to never give up fighting and the love of basketball; that’s more grounds to cover with appealing to casual viewers.
The Bear (FX)
A young chef from the fine-dining world comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop after a heartbreaking death in his family. It stars Jeremy Allen White of Shameless fame.
Herogasm (courtesy of The Boys TV)
Herogasm isn’t a TV show but an episode of one. It gets honourable mention for the hype surrounding its release, and because it features what might just be the best comic-book-based live-action fight yet. You have to see it to appreciate its beauty. Watch The Boys season 3 episode 6 on Amazon Prime Video.
Which of these movies and TV shows are you most excited for this weekend? Tell us in the comments.