A brilliant Irish psychological thriller and 5 more movies and shows to watch this week 1 month ago

A brilliant Irish psychological thriller and 5 more movies and shows to watch this week

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Not sure what to watch this weekend? Don't worry, your pals at JOE have done all the hard work for you...

We'll be honest, there isn't much new stuff on the big screen this week, but there is A LOT of new stuff to check out at home.


The latest episode of The Big Reviewski can be watched in full below or you can skip to the cinema reviews (8:50), home entertainment recommendations (16:42), and classic re-watches (24:10).

Here are the new cinema releases (or should we say release, as there is just the one this week), which will all be available on the big screens around Ireland from Friday, 17 September.


A young woman named Rose (Ann Skelly) discovers that she was adopted at birth, with her original name on her birth certificate being Julie. Imagining how her life might have been had she not been given up, she seeks out her birth mother (Orla Brady), and then the deep, dark secrets between her and her father (Aiden Gillen).

With a score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, this suspenseful thriller makes a gripping, uncomfortable watch.


Clip via Eclipse

And now on to the stuff you can watch at home this week, starting with...


A young boy finds himself suddenly kidnapped by a murderous witch, but he convinces her to keep him alive, so long as he can continue to provide unique, entertaining scary stories for her each and every night. A family-friendly horror movie produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Drag Me To Hell).

Nightbooks is available to watch on Netflix from Wednesday, 15 September.


Clip via Netflix


Based on the hit West End musical, the movie tells the story of a teenager (Max Harwood) who daydreams of becoming the most fabulous, most-world-famous drag queen ever. Co-starring Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant, this musical is guaranteed to make you laugh, cheer and cry.


Everybody's Talking About Jamie is available to watch on Prime Video from Friday, 17 September.

Clip via Prime Video



Karen Gillen (Guardians of the Galaxy) stars as an assassin who protects a young girl from a rival group of assassins, so she must reunite with her estranged mother (Lena Headey - Game Of Thrones), who also happens to be an assassin. And then there are her old assassin co-workers, including Michelle Yeoh (Tomorrow Never Dies), Carla Gugino (The Haunting of Hill House) and Angela Bassett (Black Panther).

Gunpowder Milkshake is available to watch on NOW from Friday, 17 September.

Clip via StudioCanal

And finally, the amazingly exciting Pizza And A Movie section...

Here are this week's picks, with the vote once again going up on JOE's Instagram channel, so keep an eye out on that to have your say!

Rory's Pick - THE REVENANT

The movie that finally won Leonardo DiCaprio the Best Actor Oscar! It also co-stars Tom Hardy and Domhnall Gleeson, and features Leo fighting a bear. What more could you possibly want from a movie??

The Revenant was added to Netflix this week.

Clip via 20th Century Studios

Eoghan's Pick - DRIVE

Recently turning 10 years old, this is the movie that had the entire planet simultaneously swoon for Ryan Gosling, and he plays a getaway driver by night, and stunt performer by day, in an incredibly stylish, tense crime thriller with an incredible supporting cast.

Drive is available to watch on Prime Video right now.

Clip via MovieClips

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