See why you should watch Dune, The French Dispatch, The Harder They Fall, and other latest movies and TV shows debuting this weekend.
I’m excited, just as many other film enthusiasts around the world. Two of the works of art that the pandemic denied us of seeing on the big screens in 2020 finally make their theatrical outing this weekend! Yes, I’m talking about Dune and The French Dispatch. Join me as we explore some of the new films and TV shows showing this week.
Finally! We can behold this beauty. Dune is a 2021 American epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve. It is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. The movie tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive. It features an ensemble cast of Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Denis Villeneuve, Zendaya, Timothee Chalamet, Stellan Skarsgard. Dune is available in cinemas from today, Friday 22 October.
2. The French Dispatch
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun is a 2021 American comedy-drama anthology film written, directed, and produced by Wes Anderson. It is a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city and brings to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine.
With a star-studded cast that includes Timothee Chalamet, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Scott Rudin, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, and Jeffrey Wright, this one can be nothing short of eye-candy. It has been dispatched across cinemas and starts showing today.
3. The Harder They Fall
Netflix said, “Uhn Uhn, this one is too good to not go to the cinema!” Yet another highly anticipated film. The Harder They Fall is a 2021 American Western film directed by Jeymes Samuel.
When outlaw Nat Love discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. Those riding with him in this assured, righteously new school Western include his former love Stagecoach Mary, his right and left-hand men — hot-tempered Bill Pickett and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth —and a surprising adversary-turned-ally. Rufus Buck has his own fearsome crew, including “Treacherous” Trudy Smith, and Cherokee Bill, and they are not a group that knows how to lose.
The film debuts today, and I’m about to fall hard into the theatre to see Idris Elba, Regina King, Jonathan Majors, and Lakeith Stanfield blow me away with one.
4. Invasion (season 1)
Invasion is a 2021 American science fiction television series created by Simon Kinberg and David Weil. The premise follows an alien invasion and how it is seen through the different perspectives of various people on different continents across the world.
The series is set to premiere today 22 October on Apple TV+. It features Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson, and Golshifteh Farahani among others.
5. The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is a 2021 biographical drama film directed by Will Sharpe, from a story by Simon Stephenson. Louis Wain was many things during his incredible life: artist, inventor, entrepreneur, trying his best to care for his five sisters and mother. Two events changed his life forever: meeting Emily, the love of his life, and adopting Peter, a stray kitten. They will become both his family and his inspiration to paint the extraordinary images of cats that made him world-famous and changed the way we see life forever. The film stars Will Sharpe, Stacy Martin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, and Toby Jones among others. It is available on Prime Video from today.
6. Locke and Key (season 2)
Locke & Key is an American supernatural horror drama streaming television series developed by Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and Aron Eli Coleite. The series follows three siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. It premiered in 2020, and here comes the not-so-long-awaited follow-up season. If you like horror, this one is binge-worthy material for the weekend.
Warning is a 2021 science fiction thriller film directed by Agata Alexander in her directorial debut. Set in the not too distant future, this intense sci-fi thriller explores the repercussions that mankind faces when their omniscient technology becomes a substitute for human contact; life begins to unravel when a global storm causes electronics to go haywire, leading to terrifying, deadly consequences. Be advised, warning makes its theatrical debut in US cinemas today.
8. Every Last One of Them
Every Last One of Them is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Christian Sesma. In this film, Ex-Black Ops soldier Jake Hunter is desperate to find his missing daughter. As Jake uncovers the terrifying truth surrounding her disappearance, he goes on a merciless quest for revenge, bringing those responsible to justice in this gripping thriller. Every last one of us in the US can see Every Last One of Them in cinemas as it makes its debut today.
9. Ron’s Gone Wrong
Ron’s Gone Wrong is a 2021 computer-animated science-fiction comedy film directed by Jean-Philippe Vine and Sarah Smith. It tells the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions, set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship. Ron’s Gone Wrong looks to get it right as it hits theatres today.
10. The Estate
The Estate is a 2020 American comedy thriller film directed by James Kapner. When a narcissistic son, yearning for a life of luxury, and his father’s erratic gold-digging wife decide to kill their way into their inheritance, they employ the help of an absurdly handsome, mysterious hitman, initiating a psychosexual love triangle that spirals into more than anyone bargained for. Deftly balancing sharp humor and horror, the movie delivers a perfectly campy, wildly enjoyable thrill ride that packs a deadly punch.
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