A spooky Irish mystery thriller and 8 other new movies and shows to watch this weekend

This week also sees the return of the erotic thriller and the remake of a much-loved comedy classic.

This week is BLURRED with new movies and shows to enjoy in theaters and at home, so let’s get straight to it!

Here are the new cinema releases, all of which will be available on big screens across Ireland from Friday 18th March.

WOLF

Shot in Ireland with a very impressive cast including George MacKay (1917), Lily-Rose Depp (Voyagers), Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes), Fionn O’Shea (Normal People) and Lola Petticrew (Dating Amber), it tells the the story of a man (MacKay) who believes he is a wolf trapped in a man’s body, and the people he meets at a clinic who try to “cure” him of his illness.

Check out our interviews with MacKay, O’Shea, Petticrew and the film’s writer/director Nathalie Biancheri here:

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A group of young filmmakers travel to Texas to make an adult film, but when the locals realize what they’re up to, the stars and the director suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives. The director of great horror films (The House of the Devil, V/H/S, The Innkeepers) has brought together a cast of choice, including Jenny Ortega (Scream), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), Kid Cudi (Don ‘t Look Up), Martin Henderson (The Ring) and Mia Goth (Suspiria).

And now, let’s get to the things you can watch at home this week, starting with…

COSTS

Sebastian Stan (Pam & Tommy) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (normal people) headline this “romantic” “comedy” about a woman who has given up on modern dating entirely until she meets the man of her dreams… who is hiding an incredibly dark secret.

The film arrives on Disney+ on Friday, March 18. Check out our interview with Sebastian Stan about the film here:

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DEEP WATERS

Director Adrian Lyne (Unfaithful, Indecent Proposal, Fatal Attraction) hopes to revive the erotic thriller genre with this story of a husband (Ben Affleck) who finds himself the prime suspect when some of the men his wife (Ana De Armas) had extramarital affairs with are found murdered.

The film will arrive on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, March 18.

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BARGAIN

A Hitchcockian thriller that follows a young couple who arrive at their vacation home only to find it broken into. With Lily Collins, Jesse Plemons and Jason Segel.

The film is available on Netflix from Friday, March 18.

REMINISCENCE

Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson and Thandiwe Newton star in this mysterious sci-fi thriller from Lisa Joy (one of the creators of the recent Westworld reboot). If you can imagine Inception in a world ruined by climate change, then you’ve got the center hook of this one.

Available now from Friday, March 18.

NIGHTMARE ALLEY

As we said in our review when it arrived in Irish cinemas less than six weeks ago, it’s exactly the kind of adult-oriented film that people claim Hollywood isn’t making anymore. Guillermo Del Toro’s Oscar-nominated psychological thriller stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins and Toni Collette.

The film arrives on Disney+ on Wednesday, March 16.

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BAD VEGAN: FAME. FRAUD. FUGITIVES

A four-part documentary series that reveals how famed restaurateur Sarma Melngailis went from queen of vegan cooking to tabloid-hyped ‘Vegan Fugitive’ when she falls in love with a man who promises to make her dreams come true.

All episodes available on Netflix from Wednesday, March 16.

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CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN

Gabrielle Union (Bad Boys II) and Zach Braff (Scrubs) present this comedy about two parents with 12 children. A remake of Steve Martin’s 2003 comedy, which was itself a remake of a 1950 film.

The film arrives on Disney+ on Friday, March 18.

Excerpts via First video, A24, Universal Ireland, waltz disney, netflix, Projector &WB

Alfonso E. Cramer