Netflix's new BIG scary show & 13 more new movies and shows to watch this weekend
Not sure what to watch this Friday, Saturday or Sunday? We're here to help you with that!
All the new stuff to watch (or avoid) at home and in cinemas this week.
To kick things off, here are the movies which will all be available on the big screens around Ireland from Friday, 7 October.
THE WOMAN KING
Viola Davis headlines this impressive historical action epic set in 19th century, centring around the all-female warrior clan in the nation of Dahomey, and how they tried to turn the tide of slavery set in place by the Americans and Europeans.
It is very, very good. Check out our chats with Viola Davis and one of her co-stars, Thuso Mbedu, right here:
A feature-length documentary tellings the story of Vicky Phelan and how she helped to uncover one of the biggest medical scandals in Irish history.
Sinead O'Connor is at the core of this documentary, charting her rise and fall in the eye of popular music, and how she was represented by media throughout the years. 98% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing.
A comedy-thriller involving a podcast host (The US Office's BJ Novak) who gets too involved in the investigations into the death of his ex-girlfriend.
Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) amasses a hugely impressive cast - Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Taylor Swift, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alessandro Nivola, Rami Malek, and Robert De Niro - for this true-life murder mystery.
Despite all of that, the movie has currently only scored 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.
LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE
The songwriters behind The Greatest Showman help to adapt this children's book about a crocodile (voiced by Shawn Mendes) who loves to sing, and the family he moves in with.
The movie has early screenings in cinemas on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October. We chatted to the movie's star, Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, and you can check out that interview in full right here:
And now on to the stuff you can watch at home this week.
The hugely critically-acclaimed drama series tells the story of a world-class chef taking over a rundown restaurant, left to him by his brother after he took his own life.
All episodes available to watch on Disney+ right now.
MR. HARRIGAN'S PHONE
Based on a Stephen King story, about a boy (Jaeden Martell) and an ageing billionaire (Donald Sutherland) who bond over books — and their first iPhones. But when the older man passes, their mysterious connection refuses to die.
The movie is available to watch on Netflix right now.
THE SOUND OF 007
In celebration of James Bond Day, this documentary will take a deep dive into the six decades of music and songs from the franchise, with interviews with everyone from Daniel Craig to Hans Zimmer, and Billie Eilish to Paul McCartney.
The movie is available to watch on Prime Video right now.
WEREWOLF BY NIGHT
Gael Garcia Bernal and Laura Donnelly headline Marvel's one-off comedy horror special, telling the story of a group of monster hunters seeking out a powerful relic.
The movie is available to watch on Disney+ right now.
THE MIDNIGHT CLUB
A new horror series from the creators of The Haunting Of Hill House and Midnight Mass. Inside a hospice for terminally ill teens, members of an exclusive club make a chilling pact: The first to die must send a sign from beyond the grave.
All episodes are available to watch on Netflix from Friday, 7 October.
CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY
Lena Dunham (of Girls fame) writes and directs this medieval comedy about a young girl (Game of Thrones' Bella Ramsey), the daughter of a very poor Lord (Andrew Scott), who might be getting married off to the most wealthy - but most vile - suitor imaginable. 88% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing.
The movie is available to watch on Prime Video from Friday, 7 October.
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
A new adaptation of the hit book, the new series centres on Mark (Damien Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor (Madison Taylor Baez), whose lives were changed 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. Locked in at age 12, perhaps forever, Eleanor lives a closed-in life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the human blood she needs to stay alive.
The first episode debuts on Paramount+ on Saturday, 8 October, with new episodes arriving every Saturday.
A young couple - Ruth (Maika Monroe) and Harry (Jake Lacy) - take a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest, but things take a dark turn when they realise they may not be alone.
The movie debuts on Paramount+ on Saturday, 8 October.