Channing Tatum's comeback and 5 more movies and shows to watch this week 9 months ago

Channing Tatum's comeback and 5 more movies and shows to watch this week

Horror, comedy, drama and a documentary about one of the biggest celebrities in the world are all on the menu this week.

Here are the new cinema releases, which will all be available on the big screens around Ireland from Friday, 18 February.

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HERE BEFORE

Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Black Mirror) stars in this dark psychological thriller about Laura (Riseborough) who becomes obsessed with a young girl, Megan (Niamh Dornan) who has moved in next door, as she is eerily similar to Josie, Laura's young daughter who died years earlier.

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Believe it or not, Channing Tatum hasn't been the lead in a major movie since 2017's Logan Lucky, and even then he was sharing top billing with Daniel Craig and Adam Driver.

2022 will see him return to the big screen in a big way, with the first of his outings being this comedy drama about a former Army Ranger and his dog trying to make it to a fellow soldier's funeral on time.

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

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THE FRENCH DISPATCH

Wes Anderson's love letter to journalism features an incredible all-star cast: Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

The French Dispatch is available to watch on Disney+ right now.

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TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

Nearly 50 years (!?) on from the original, Leatherface is back again to cause some bodily harm to a group of attractive scream queens and scream kings, all of whom really should know better by this point.

The new TCM features a strong Irish contingent, including Moe Dunford (Patrick's Day) and Olwen Fouéré (Fantastic Beasts).

Texas Chainsaw Massacre arrives on Netflix on Friday, 18 February.

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THE FOREVER PURGE

The fifth entry in the Purge series (before, reportedly, the sixth takes us on to The Worldwide Purge), takes place after the Purge has been made illegal, but a group of insurrectionists defy the government and continue on their killing spree.

We chatted to the movie's star Ana de la Reguera about the highly topical plot, and you can check out that interview in full below.

The Forever Purge arrives on NOW on Friday, 18 February.

JEEN-YUHS: A KANYE TRILOGY

A three-part documentary series looking into the rise of Kanye West's incredible music career, while also diving into his unsuccessful Presidential campaign in 2022, the death of his mother in 2007, his forays into the world of fashion, and a lot more besides.

Act One of jeen-yuhs is available on Netflix right now, with the second and third acts arriving on Wed 23 February and Wed 2 March.

Clips via MGM, Searchlight UK, Movie Coverage & Netflix