10 must-watch shows and movies arriving on NOW in January 3 weeks ago

10 must-watch shows and movies arriving on NOW in January

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Some of 2021's best movies and some of 2022's most-anticipated new shows.

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It is January, we are in Ireland, the weather is crap, and there's not much else to do than get comfy on the couch and watch some stuff.

The folks at NOW have given us a sneak peak of what to expect in January, so all of the below (and more besides!) will available to stream with your NOW Cinema Membership and your NOW Entertainment Membership throughout the month.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

Stream from Saturday, 1 January.

To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the arrival of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in cinemas, nearly every major star from the franchise returns to discuss their memories of making that first movie and the impact the series has had on their lives since then.

The Croods 2: A New Age

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Stream from Saturday, 1 January.

Nicolas Cage voices the father of a stone-age family, who must navigate the prehistoric world moving forward around him when they encounter a more "evolved" group.

The voice cast also includes Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Peter Dinklage and Leslie Mann.

Ten (10!) Batman-related movies

Stream from Saturday, 1 January.

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Batman. Batman Returns. Batman Forever. Batman & Robin. Batman Begins. The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight Rises. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Catwoman (the Halle Berry one). Suicide Squad.

They're all being added to NOW's cinema library, alongside the Batman-related movies already available on the subscription, including The Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey and Zack Snyder's Justice League.

A Quiet Place Part II

Stream from Friday, 7 January.

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The hit sequel to the Emily Blunt-starring horror movie adds Cillian Murphy to the cast, as a fellow survivor trying to navigate the alien-ravaged world. Without a doubt, one of the best movies of 2021.

We chatted to Murphy about his role in the movie, and you can watch that interview in full right here:

Euphoria: Season 2

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Streaming weekly from Monday, 10 January.

The powerful series returns for the much-anticipated second season.

Zendaya leads the cast of teenage friends enduring high school and their complicated adolescence filled with sex, drugs, love, friendships, trauma and the power/impact/influence of social media.

Pig

Stream from Sunday, 16 January.

Every now and again, Nicolas Cage will release a movie that reminds us just how amazing an actor he can be.

In 2021, Pig was that movie.

Calling it "a bit like Liam Neeson's Taken, but someone took Nic Cage's pig" is maybe a bit simplistic, but also entirely accurate.

It has 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, so don't let this one pass you by.

The Devil's Advocate

Stream every episode from Monday, 17 January.

Not to be confused with that Keanu Reeves/Al Pacino movie, this tells the true story of Giovanni Di Stefano: an international movie mogul, who became a criminal defence lawyer who represented serial killers and war criminals - including the likes of Harold Shipman and Saddam Hussein - despite having zero legal qualifications.

We may have just found our next Tiger King.

Nobody

Stream from Friday, 21 January.

Imagine John Wick, but instead of Keanu Reeves playing a retired assassin, it is Better Call Saul's own Bob Oderkirk trying to keep his shady past from his suburban family.

Check out our interview with Odenkirk about the movie right here:

The Gilded Age

Streaming weekly from Tuesday, 25 January.

A new series from the creator of Downton Abbey, this time an edgy period drama set in 1880s New York high society.

The cast includes Christine Baranski (Mamma Mia), Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (Basic Instinct).

Monster Hunter

Stream from Friday, 28 January.

Milla Jovovich reunites with the director of the Resident Evil movies for another big budget video game adaptation.

This time, she and her hunter pals are dragged into an alternative universe filled with gigantic monsters.

All of the plot is in the title, basically.

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