TGIF! It’s a relatively calm weekend on the movie side of things, but if the TV watchlist is any indication, it’s still going to be an interesting one.
Some fan-favourite shows that have been away for a while now, like Barry and The Flight Attendant, make their long-awaited return this weekend I can’t wait to catch up on what some of my favourite TV characters have been up to all this time. What about you? Tell me in the comments which of these movies/ TV shows you’re most excited for.
What to watch this weekend 🍿:
The Northman (US cinemas)
Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy’s mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a seeress who reminds him of his vow — save his mother, kill his uncle, and avenge his father.
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Skarsgard, et al.
The Batman (HBO Max & awawebsite)
Batman ventures into Gotham City’s underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis.
Starring: Robert Pattison, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffery Wright, et al.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (US Cinemas)
Unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, actor Nick Cage accepts a $1 million offer to attend a wealthy fan’s birthday party. Things take a wildly unexpected turn when a CIA operative recruits Cage for an unusual mission. Taking on the role of a lifetime, he soon finds himself channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to save himself and his loved ones.
Starring: Nicholas Cage, Pedro Paschal, et al.
The Bad Guys (Cinema)
After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet — becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they’re turning good.
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Anthony Ramos, et al.
9 Bullets (US Cinemas)
A former burlesque dancer turned author discovers a second chance at life and redemption when she risks everything to rescue her young neighbor after he witnesses his parents’ murder. Now on the run from the local crime boss, who happens to be her longtime ex, she makes a desperate attempt to get the boy to safety.
Starring: Lena Headey, Sam Worthington, et al.
The Flight Attendant season 2 premiere (HBO Max)
“Cassie Bowden is living her best sober life in Los Angeles while moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time. But when an overseas assignment leads her to inadvertently witness a murder, she becomes entangled in another international intrigue.”
Starring: Kaley Cuoco, et al.
Russian Doll season 2 (Netflix)
Russian Doll follows a woman named Nadia who is caught in a time loop as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable birthday party one night in New York City. She dies repeatedly, always restarting at the same moment at the party, as she tries to figure out what is happening to her.
Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, et al.
Barry season 3 (HBO)
There’s a huge chance this season of Barry will be darker than ever. The titular Barry is still a killer and his past may finally start catching up to him.
Starring: Bill Hader, et al.
Better Call Saul season 6 premiere (AMC)
This is the final season of the hit AMC show spun out of Breaking Bad. Be sure to tune in.