Halloween Kills Demigod, You (Season 3), The Last Duel, and other new films and shows debuting this weekend.
TGIF! I was checking earlier today to see if our pleas to add more days to the weekend have been granted. I’m sad to say, the story is still the same, and we are stuck with our meager two days. What I’m however happy to share with you is a list of 10 new films and shows to enjoy this weekend… pending the time our cries are heard. On we go!
1. The Last Duel
This one ranks high amongst the most anticipated films of 2021. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck come together again to pen what promises to be yet another hit. The Last Duel is a 2021 historical drama film directed and produced by Ridley Scott. It is based on the book of the same name by Eric Jager. When Jean de Carrouges, a Norman knight, returns from combat in Scotland to find his wife, Marguerite, accusing Jacques LeGris, her husband’s old friend and fellow courtier, of brutally raping her, the knight takes his cause before the teenage King Charles VI. The Last Duel makes the cinema its fighting ground, starting today Friday 15 October. You can’t miss this one.
2. Halloween Kills
Michael Myers is back! Of course, you didn’t forget it’s Halloween weekend, and something scary must debut. Halloween Kills is a 2021 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride, and Scott Teems. The film is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween and the twelfth installment in the Halloween franchise. Michael Myers escapes from Laurie Strode’s trap to continue his ritual bloodbath. Injured and taken to the hospital, Laurie fights through the pain as she inspires residents of Haddonfield, Ill., to rise up against Myers. Taking matters into their own hands, the Strode women and other survivors form a vigilante mob to hunt down Michael and end his reign of terror once and for all. Halloween Kills murders it on the big screen starting today.
Yes, more horror. Upon the sudden death of her estranged huntsman grandfather and the news that he’s left her all his worldly possessions, a woman, Robin, and her husband travel back to her birthplace in Germany’s Black Forest. Soon after arriving at her grandfather’s secluded cabin, Robin realizes that the inheritance left her is far more macabre than she had bargained for. She finds herself entrenched in an ancient hunting ritual that will force her to reckon with her family’s past. Ohhh, I’m spooked already. Giving Hereditary vibes, or is it just me? Find out what Demigod has to offer in the fear factor department as it reigns in cinemas from today.
4. I Know What You Did Last Summer
Still, on the horror train, this one is a Prime Video series debuting today, with four episodes available immediately, and the rest follow on a weekly basis. One year after the fatal car accident that haunted their graduation night, a group of teenagers finds themselves bound together by a dark secret at the hands of a brutal killer who stalks their every move. As they try to piece together who’s after them, they reveal the dark side of their seemingly perfect town. Everyone is hiding something, and uncovering the wrong secret could be deadly. Settle in with your boo, friends, or family and enjoy this one.
5. Monster Family 2
Monster Family 2 is a 2021 animation family film. It is a sequel to the 2017 film, Monster Family. In this installment, Baba Yaga and Renfield are captured by a monster hunter, King Conga, and The Yeti from a mysterious monster hunter, the Wishbone family must transform into spooky creatures themselves. Together as a Vampire, Mummy, Werewolf, and Frankenstein, the family set off on a wild and monstrous adventure. The film stars, Emily Watson, Ethan Rouse, Jason Isaacs, Nick Frost, Jessica Brown Findlay, Holger Tappe, David Safier, and Abraham Katz. It debuts in cinemas in the US today.
6. You (Season 3)
You is back! And that means your favorite and cutest serial killer, Joe Goldberg is back! In the third season, Joe and Love are married and raising their newborn son, Henry, in the Californian suburb of Madre Linda. As their relationship dynamic takes a new turn, Joe continues to repeat the cycle of obsession with a burgeoning interest in Natalie, the next-door neighbor. This time, Love will flip the script to ensure that her dream of having the perfect family will not be torn away so easily by Joe’s compulsive actions. You Season 3 debuts on Netflix today for you and me.
7. Needle in a Timestack
Needle in a Timestack is a 2021 American science fiction film written and directed by John Ridley, based on the short story of the same name by Robert Silverberg. Nick and Janine live in marital bliss until Janine’s ex-husband warps time to try to tear them apart using Nick’s college girlfriend. As Nick’s memories and reality disappear, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to hold onto — or let go of — everything he loves. Can love endure in a future where time is fluid, and all of life may be just an illusion? Find out in theatres, starting from today. The film stars Oscar nominees, Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo alongside Orlando Bloom and others.
8. Bergman Island
A break from all that horror. Let’s neutralize things with this Comedy-drama film internationally co-produced drama film, written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. It follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris and Tony, who retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films. As days spent separately pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris, and souvenirs of her first love resurface. Lines between reality and fiction will then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart.
9. My Name (Season 1)
In the spirit of the steady rise of Korean Drama, hot on the heels of Netflix’s biggest show ever is this new offering. My Name is a South Korean streaming television series directed by Kim Jin-min. Following her father’s murder, a revenge-driven woman puts her trust in a powerful crime boss — and enters the force under his direction. It debuts on Netflix today.
10. The Grand Duke of Corsica
This comedy-drama tells the story of the cantankerous and brilliant architect, Alfred Rott, who embarks upon a highly unusual commission for an eccentric billionaire in Malta who calls himself the ‘Grand Duke of Corsica’. A deadly malaria epidemic sweeps the island causing panic, but Alfred remains to finish the job. The film which stars, Timothy Spall, Peter Stormare, Daniel Graham, Matt Hookings, and Alicia Agneson will be available in cinemas today.
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