Netflix’s Big New Scary Show and 13 Other New Movies and Shows to Watch This Weekend
Don’t know what to watch this Friday, Saturday or Sunday? We’re here to help you with that!
All the new things to see (or avoid) at home and in the cinema this week.
To start, here are the films which will all be available on big screens in Ireland from Friday 7th October.
THE WOMAN KING
Viola Davis stars this impressive historical action epic set in the 19th century, centering on the all-female warrior clan in the nation of Dahomey, and how they tried to reverse the trend of slavery set in place by Americans and Europeans.
It’s very, very good.
A feature documentary telling the story of Vicky Phelan and how she helped uncover one of the biggest medical scandals in Irish history.
Sinead O’Connor is at the heart of this documentary, tracing her rise and fall in the eyes of popular music, and how she has been portrayed by the media over the years. 98% on Rotten Tomatoes at time of writing.
A comedy-thriller involving a podcast host (BJ Novak of The US Office) who gets too involved in the investigations into the death of his ex-girlfriend.
Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) assembles an extremely impressive cast – Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Taylor Swift, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alessandro Nivola, Rami Malek and Robert De Niro – for this real-life murder mystery.
Despite all of this, the film has currently only scored 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.
LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE
The songwriters behind The Greatest Showman help adapt this children’s book about a crocodile (voiced by Shawn Mendes) who loves to sing and the family he moves in with.
The film is previewed in cinemas on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October. We spoke with the film’s star, Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem, and you can check out the full interview here:
And now, on to the things you can watch at home this week.
The hugely acclaimed drama series tells the story of a world-class chef taking over a run-down restaurant, left behind by his brother after he committed suicide.
All episodes available to watch on Disney+ right now.
MR. HARRIGAN’S PHONE
Based on a story by Stephen King, about a boy (Jaeden Martell) and an aging billionaire (Donald Sutherland) who bond over books – and their first iPhones. But when the older man dies, their mysterious connection refuses to die.
The film is available to watch on Netflix right now.
THE SOUND OF 007
To celebrate James Bond Day, this documentary will dive deep into the franchise’s six decades of music and songs, featuring interviews with everyone from Daniel Craig to Hans Zimmer, and Billie Eilish to Paul McCartney.
The film is available to watch on Prime Video now.
Gael Garcia Bernal and Laura Donnelly star in Marvel’s comedy-horror special, telling the story of a group of monster hunters in search of a powerful relic.
The film is available to watch on Disney+ right now.
THE MIDNIGHT CLUB
A new horror series from the creators of The Haunting Of Hill House and Midnight Mass. At a hospice for terminally ill teenagers, members of an exclusive club make a chilling pact: the first to die must send a sign from beyond the grave.
All episodes can be viewed on Netflix starting Friday, October 7.
CATHERINE DITE BIRDY
Lena Dunham (of Girls fame) writes and directs this medieval comedy about a young girl (Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey), the daughter of a very poor Lord (Andrew Scott), who might marry the richest – but the vilest – suitor imaginable. 88% on Rotten Tomatoes at time of writing.
The film is available on Prime Video from Friday, October 7.
LEAVE THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IN
A new adaptation of the bestselling book, the new series centers on Mark (Damien Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor (Madison Taylor Baez), whose lives changed 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. Locked up at 12, possibly forever, Eleanor leads a closed life, only able to go out at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the human blood she needs to stay alive.
The first episode debuts on Paramount+ on Saturday, October 8, with new episodes arriving every Saturday.
A young couple – Ruth (Maika Monroe) and Harry (Jake Lacy) – go hiking in the Pacific Northwest, but things take a dark turn when they realize they may not be alone.
The film debuts on Paramount+ on Saturday, October 8.