New Movies, TV Shows and Games to Consume

We are coming to another long weekend. And it’s not just any long weekend, it’s the Easter long weekend, which means you might be lucky enough to have four days off in a row. With such a long holiday period and more of that rainy weather forecast, it’s a good time to turn to some quality entertainment, and luckily there’s no shortage of options for the Easter weekend.

Whether it’s hitting the movies, catching a new show, or catching up on your shame pile, the long weekend is the perfect time to do it. So to help you plan your entertainment schedule, we’ve rounded up some suggestions for new things you can dive into over the Easter weekend.

What to stream during the Easter weekend?

turn red

Easter traditionally means family time for many people, and what better movie to watch as a family than a Pixar movie?

turn red is Pixar’s latest adorable and heartwarming story about a teenage girl struggling with that uncomfortable time known as puberty. She loves to draw, likes boy bands and fights with her mother. She also transforms into a giant red panda whenever she has an emotional outburst – oh, so relatable.

You will find it on Disney+ from March 11.

Bridgerton – Season 2

If you have not surrendered to Bridgerton However, Easter weekend is the perfect time to do so, especially because season 2 will be newly available.

The naughty period drama follows the Bridgerton siblings as they try to find love. In season one we followed Daphne’s romance with the dashing Duke of Hastings and in season 2 we’ll see Anthony Bridgerton struggling to choose between the lovely Sheffield sisters.

Bridgerton season 2 will be launched netflix from March 25.

Joe versus Carol

The last time we all spent a long period of time at home, we became obsessed with a little thing called tiger king. Now you can see Hollywood’s take on the wild true story with Joe versus Carol.

Kate McKinnon steps into the shoes of Carole Baskin and John Cameron Mitchell plays the Tiger King himself Joe Exotic.

look Joe versus Carol on Stan from March 4.

Download – Season 2

Upload is one of those TV shows you might have missed in 2020, but you should definitely make some time for it if you haven’t seen it.

The series is a comedic look at what would happen if we all paid to upload our consciousness to a digital metaverse after we died. The series’ protagonist, Nathan, is uploaded against his will into this new virtual world and is forced to live under the thumb of his demanding (and still living) girlfriend who paid for his place. The series comes from Office American designer Greg Daniels, so expect a few giggles.

look To download to Amazon Prime Video. Season 2 will be uploaded to March 11.

HALO

By the time the Easter weekend rolls around, we’ll get our first look at the long-awaited HALO TV show. Let it sink in.

The long weekend is the perfect time to check out this TV adaptation of the hit video game franchise. The show stars Pablo Schreiber as the masked hero Master Chief who is enlisted in a 26th century battle against the alien menace known as the Covenant.

HALO premieres on Paramount+ to March 24.

What’s happening in Australian cinemas over the Easter weekend?

Pending the movie release schedule, we should have a few new movies in cinemas by Easter weekend.

Currently on the schedule we have Morbius, released at the end of March. Jared Leto’s Marvel vampire movie has been pushed back so many times, it’ll be a surprise to see if it actually holds up by the time Easter rolls around.

There is also the third film of the Harry Potter spin-off series Fantastic Beasts. Dumbledore’s secrets will continue the unknown origins of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, with Jude Law facing off against Mads Mikkelsen’s dark wizard Grindelwald.

For families, we will also have the sequel to the surprisingly successful video game sonic the hedgehog 2 and the animated comedy adventure The villains.

Now hopefully these won’t be delayed!

What games should you catch up on Easter?

If video games are your passion, a long weekend means quality time with your consoles.

In perfect timing for a family weekend, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will finally hit the shelves. The game is perfect for Star Wars fans old and new.

If you haven’t caught up with the plethora of February and March releases, now is the time. Players like Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Gran Turismo 7 and Ghostwire Tokyo to choose.

Other activities for the Easter weekend

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Of course, your entertainment options aren’t limited to screen media over the Easter weekend, and there are plenty of retailers, restaurants and outdoor events open over the long weekend.

For many Sydneysiders, the royal easter pageant is an annual tradition. The show is going full steam ahead with a COVID-safe plan this year, so start saving for showbags.

For the people of Melbourne, the epic musical hamilton just opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre, so definitely support the local theater scene and check if you can get a ticket.

If a weekend of baking, baking, and experimenting in the kitchen is in store for you, we have some Easter-inspired recipes that can help. And of course, don’t forget to sort your Easter eggs ahead of time. A good snack is necessary for a long weekend at home.

We’ll keep you posted on other entertainment options as we approach the Easter weekend.

Alfonso E. Cramer