Red Notice, Belfast, Home Sweet Home Alone, The Shrink Next Door, and other new movies and TV shows coming out this weekend.
Most of the time, if one could have their way, they will spend their weekends chilling on some expensive resort. Unfortunately, the weekend is neither long enough for such, nor is there always money to blow like that. Fortunately, there is a more realistic and pocket-friendly way to relax on weekends. You’re right, film and TV! In the spirit of moderate enjoyments, here are ten new films and TV shows debuting this weekend.
1. Red Notice
Said to be Netflix’s most expensive original film so far, this action comedy film features as strong a cast as any. Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds all partake in this fast paced and funny offering. An Interpol-issued red notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler and two rival criminals, there’s no telling what will happen. Helmed by Rawson Marshall Thurber who directed Central Intelligence and Skyscraper, Red Notice debuts on Netflix today, 12 November. Don’t say you weren’t notified.
Belfast is a 2021 coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. It is a semi-autobiographical film that chronicles the life of a working-class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital. Belfast features Dame Judi Dench, alongside Kenneth Branagh himself, among others. The film makes its cinema premiere in the US today, 12 November.
3. Home Sweet Home Alone
You know it’s yuletide when the Christmas-themed films start rolling out, and here’s one. Home Sweet Home Alone is a Christmas comedy film directed by Dan Mazer. It follows the story of a married couple who try to steal back a valuable heirloom from a troublesome kid. One can assume this is inspired by the popular 90s film series Home Alone. You can enjoy Home Sweet Home Alone from the comfort of your home on Disney+ anytime from 12 November.
4. The Shrink Next Door (Season 1)
The Shrink Next Door is an American dark comedy miniseries based on the podcast of the same title by Joe Nocera. It tells the story of how a seemingly normal dynamic between a charming psychiatrist and a longtime patient morphs into an exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction. The series stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Casey Wilson, and Kathryn Hahn; it is steaming on Apple TV+.
Serving a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, ex-cop James Malone is offered a chance at freedom if he can survive a deadly game of Apex. Six hunters pay for the pleasure of hunting another human on a remote island, but once Malone arrives, all hell breaks loose. Laying traps and playing mind games, Malone tries to turn the tables and fight for his life and his future. This American action film directed by Edward John Drake has Bruce Willis in a lead role, with the likes of Neal McDonough, Alexia Fast, and Edward Drake supporting. Apex is available in US cinemas from today, Friday, 12 November 2021.
6. Night Raiders
Night Raiders is a Canadian-New Zealand science fiction apocalyptic film written and directed by Danis Goulet. It is set in 2043, in a dystopian future where a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are considered property of the regime which trains them to fight. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back. Though it premiered exclusively in Canada a month ago, the film is now set to raid US cinemas, starting today.
7. Tick, Tick… Boom
Tick, Tick… Boom is a 2021 American musical drama film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut. The film follows Jon, a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Jon navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City. Starring Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, Brian Grazer, and others, Tick, Tick… Boom goes off in US cinemas today before debuting on Netflix later.
8. The Accursed
Time for some horror! Hana spends twenty years suppressing a maleficent curse that was placed upon her bloodline, only to have a family member knowingly release it forcing her to kill or to be killed. Making its theatrical debut today across US cinemas, The Accursed features Elizabeta Vidovic, Kathryn Michelle, and Melora Walters, among others.
9. Gentefied (Season 2)
Gentefied is an American comedy-drama streaming television series. It follows three Mexican-American cousins chasing the American Dream in Los Angeles. The dream, however, threatens the things they hold most dear, including their neighborhood, their immigrant grandfather, and the family-owned taco shop. Gentefied returned for its second season on 10 November, and binge-watching both seasons this weekend won’t be a bad idea.
10. Love Is Love Is Love
Love Is Love Is Love is a 2020 American drama film directed by Eleanor Coppola. The film tells three stories that explore love, commitment, and loyalty between couples and friends. In the first story, “TWO FOR DINNER”, a married couple find an unconventional way to transcend long-distance through technology but discover they are farther apart than they knew. The second story, “SAILING LESSON”, follows a long-married couple trying to reignite their honeymoon-phase heat through a spontaneous sailing trip…and unexpected events arise. In the final story, “LATE LUNCH”, a young woman who recently lost her mother gathers together a group of her mother’s friends to share memories, and surprising revelations ensue. Love Is Love is Love boasts an ensemble cast with Eleanor Coppola, Kathy Baker, Chris Messina, Rosanna Arquette, Cybill Shepherd, Marshall Bell, Maya Kazan, Joanne Whalley, and many more. It debuts in cinemas today.
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