There were lots of new film and TV contents that arrived streaming services and theatres this weekend. As theatres gradually return to maximum capacity, projects that were delayed because of the pandemic are now getting released. However, streaming platforms ensured some of us didn’t miss cinemas too much, as titles originally set for only theatrical debuts were moved to streaming platforms.
It’s good to add that it’s now becoming a thing to dualize the release of new projects on streaming platforms as well as theatres. And although giants like Marvel continue to release their blockbuster movies only on big screens, other studios are joining the bandwagon of debuting titles on streamers and in theatres. The consequence is that the quality of content on these streaming platforms have shot up rapidly; something that was evident in several 2021 film and TV awards.
With a HD TV, internet, and membership on Netflix, hypothetically, we can now turn our living turn our living rooms into mini-cinemas, and the pop corn crunching and soda popping galore, with eyes fixated on the screen can continue.
That said, check out the top film and TV titles that released this weekend.
1. Old (Theatres) – Horror/Thriller
Old is an American horror thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.
2. Master of the Universe: Revelation (Netflix) – Animation/Superhero
The war for Eternia begins again in what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor.
3. Snake Eyes (Theatres) – Action
Ancient Japanese clan Arashikage welcomes tenacious loner Snake Eyes after he saves the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach him the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing him something he’s been longing for: a home. However, when secrets from Snake Eyes’ past are revealed, his honour and allegiance is tested and that may mean losing the trust of those closest to him.
4. The Last Letter from your Lover (Netflix) – Romance
A young female journalist in contemporary London uncovers a series of love letters telling the story of an intensely romantic but star-crossed affair in the 1960s, and becomes obsessed with discovering the lovers’ identities and finding out how their love story ends.
5. Ted Lasso Season 2 (Apple TV+) – Comedy/Drama
After getting relegated from the Premier League, Coach Lasso and Richmond FC return for their long-awaited sophomore outing. Lasso and his boys will hope to win promotion back to the top flight in style, after managing to solve issues related with egos in the dressing room.
6. Blood Red Sky (Netflix) – Horror
When a group of terrorists hijack an overnight transatlantic flight, a mysteriously ill woman must unleash a monstrous secret to protect her young son.
Which one are you watching?