Eternals, Finch, Dr. Brain (Season 1), Dangerous, and all the best movies and TV shows that are coming out this weekend.
In case you haven’t noticed, we are in exciting times. As the year’s end draws closer, every weekend sees one or more of the most anticipated films and shows of the year make their way to the big and small screens. This weekend is no exception, as the latest MCU offering, Eternals, makes its theatrical debut. Here are ten new films and TV shows to look out for this weekend.
Eternals is a 2021 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. They begin millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experiment on humans, creating the super-powered and near-immortal beings and a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants. The two races move behind the scenes throughout human history while also engaging in cosmic powerplays. Among the Eternals are Ikaris, fueled by cosmic energy; Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans; and Thena, often mistaken for the Greek goddess Athena. Directed by Academy Award winner, Chloé Zhao, the film features an ensemble cast of Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan, Kit Harington, Chloé Zhao, Brian Tyree Henry, and Kevin Feige, among others. Eternals starts showing in cinemas today, 5 November.
Finch is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film directed by Miguel Sapochnik. A robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland lives in an underground bunker with his dog, Goodyear. Finch is terminally ill and creates a robot to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive and to teach him to become human enough to take care of his dog. The film stars Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Miguel Sapochnik, Craig Luck, and Samira Wiley, among others. It debuts today on Apple TV+.
3. Dr. Brain (Season 1)
The search for the next big thing from the K-drama genre continues. Will it be this series debuting on Apple TV+ this weekend? Who knows? Dr. Brain is an upcoming South Korean streaming television series created by writer, director, and executive producer Kim Jee-Woon. After brain scientist Sewon’s family falls victim to a mysterious accident, he goes to great lengths to solve the mystery by conducting “brain syncs” with the dead to access their memories for clues. The series started showing on Apple TV+ yesterday, 4 November.
Dangerous is an upcoming action thriller film directed by David Hackl. It follows the story of an ex-con and reformed sociopath who breaks parole and has the FBI on his tail when he goes rogue to uncover the mystery behind his brother’s death. The film, which stars Scott Eastwood, Famke Janssen, Mel Gibson, David Hackl, and Kevin Durand, among others, makes its cinema debut in the US today.
Spencer is a 2021 biographical, psychological drama film directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight. The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. Spencer stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, alongside other actors like Sally Hawkins, Steven Knight, Pablo Larrain, and Sean Harris. It premieres in UK cinemas today.
6. One Shot
Scott Adkins is back to our screens with an action film that critics are saying may be the best in 2021. It follows an elite squad of Navy SEALs on a covert mission to transport a prisoner off a CIA black site island prison is trapped when insurgents attack, trying to rescue the same prisoner. Led by Lieutenant Blake Harris, the team, including Deputy Site Manager Tom Shields, must trust the secret intel of Junior Analyst Zoe Anderson (Greene) in order to deliver the prisoner and thwart a pending terrorist attack on Washington D.C. One Shot lands in cinemas today.
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7. Narcos: Mexico (Season 3)
Narcos: Mexico is an American crime drama streaming television series that premiered in 2018. The series explores the early origins of the Mexican drug war, beginning at the time when traffickers were a loose and disorganized confederation of small, independent marijuana growers and dealers. It dramatizes the creation and rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo unifies several plazas, or territories, in order to build an infamous drug empire. The series returns for its third season, and it comes out today on Netflix. Now will be a good time to binge-watch from the beginning for those who haven’t seen it yet.
8. Ida Red
Ida Red is a 2021 American crime drama film written and directed by John Swab. Trailer Crime boss Ida “Red” Walker turns to her son, Wyatt, to pull off one last heist to get out of prison. But with the FBI closing in, Wyatt must choose between family and freedom in this high-octane thriller. Ida Red stars Melissa Leo, Josh Hartnett, Frank Grillo, and more. It comes out in US cinemas today.
9. The Beta Test
The Beta Test is a 2021 thriller film written by, directed by, and starring Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe. A married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous intimate encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, murder, and infidelity in this scintillating satire. After its initial release in the UK in October 2021, The Beta Test is now ready for its cinema run, and it begins today.
10. Big Mouth (Season 5)
Big Mouth is an American adult animated coming-of-age sitcom created by Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett for Netflix. The series follows a group of teenage 7th graders, including best friends Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman, as they navigate their way through puberty with struggles like self-gratification and intimate arousal, all in the Westchester County suburbs of New York City. Starting with “No Nut November” and continuing through New Years’ Eve, Big Mouth Season 5 takes on the theme of LOVE & HATE with the introduction of lovebugs and hate worms, amorphous creatures that can shift between the two forms (like caterpillars and butterflies). Season 5 starts streaming on Netflix today, 5 November 2021; you can catch up if you start watching right away.
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