The prequel to one of the best twists of all time and 7 more movies & shows to watch this weekend 1 month ago

The prequel to one of the best twists of all time and 7 more movies & shows to watch this weekend

All of the new stuff for you to watch this Friday, Saturday and Sunday...

Liam Neeson, Julia Stiles, Mark Ruffalo, Sharon Horgan and the return to Westeros are all on the menu this weekend.

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Here are the movies which will all be available on the big screens around Ireland from Friday, 19 August.

ORPHAN: FIRST KILL

The 2009 original movie had one of the best out-of-nowhere twist endings of all time (which we won't spoil for you here), and this prequel tells us how Esther (somehow still played by Isabelle Fuhrman) came to be the psychopath we all know and love/hate.

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FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: ONE AND ALL

A sequel to a 2019 comedy we'd genuinely never heard of before, it tells the story of a group of sea shanty singers who deal with fame and being invited to perform at Glastonbury. This movie also features the acting debut of Imelda May, just FYI.

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

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MEMORY

Liam Neeson teams up with the director of GoldenEye and Casino Royale for this action-thriller about a killer for hire who becomes a target himself when he refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organisation.

The movie is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video right now.

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UNTOLD: THE GIRLFRIEND WHO DIDN'T EXIST

Born into a Hawaiian paradise, All-American football standout Manti Te'o leads a simple life summed up in just three words: faith, family, football. College football's golden boy could do no wrong, but when tragedy strikes, the increased scrutiny of his online relationship causes a media maelstrom that threatens his future and legacy.

The documentary is available to watch on Netflix right now.

SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Tatiana Maslany stars as Jennifer Walters, aka the cousin of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), who receives a blood transfusion from him and finds herself having to juggle her day job as an attorney, and the rest of her life as a six-foot-seven green superhero. Tim Roth is back as Emil Blonsky/Abomination, Benedict Wong as Wong (who dealt with Blonsky in Shang-Chi), as is Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil.

The first episode is available to watch on Disney+ right now, with the rest of the series arriving weekly after that.

BAD SISTERS

A darkly comedic murder mystery set within Dublin, it sees a group of sisters (played by Sharon Horgan, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Eve Hewson) plot to kill their brother-in-law (Claes Bang) in order to free their sister (Anne-Marie Duff) from him.

The first three episodes are available to watch on Apple TV+ from Friday, 19 August, with the remainder arriving each Friday after that. Check out our interview with Horgan, Birthistle and Greene about the new show right here:

ECHOES

Identical twins Leni and Gina (both played by Michelle Monaghan) have secretly swapped lives since they were children. But their world is thrown into disarray when one sister goes missing.

All episodes are available to watch on Netflix from Friday, 19 August.

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON

The eagerly awaited prequel series to Game of Thrones arrives this month, set 200 years before the events of the original hit show. It will chronicle the beginning of the end for House Targaryen, leading up to the infamous Dance Of The Dragons, filled with all of the double-crossing, political intrigue and dragon action that you could hope for.

The first episode will be available to watch with a NOW Entertainment Membership from 2am on Sunday night/Monday morning. Check out our interview with the show's stars Paddy Considine and Matt Smith right here:

Clips via Open Road Films, Disney Plus, Netflix, Entertainment Films & Paramount