The next Stranger Things (??) and 8 more movies & shows to watch this weekend 1 week ago

The next Stranger Things (??) and 8 more movies & shows to watch this weekend

There is also a brand new murder-mystery series, a family-friendly superhero animated movie, an emotional Irish drama and loads more to check out this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

To kick things off, here are the movies which will all be available on the big screens around Ireland from Friday, 29 July.

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DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS

When the Justice League is kidnapped by Lex Luthor, all of the pets join forces to save the day. The immense voice cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz and Keanu Reeves.

JOYRIDE

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A new mother (Olivia Colman) ends up going on a road trip across Ireland with a young boy (Charlie Reid) she doesn't know, both with different destinations and plans in the works, that they're keeping from each other.

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

UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN

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This mini-series from the director of Hell or High Water and the Oscar-winning writer of Milk is based on the true story of a police detective (Andrew Garfield) who has his faith shaken by the murder of a Mormon mother and her baby daughter. The impressive cast also includes Sam Worthington, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Rory Culkin and Wyatt Russell.

All seven episodes are available on Disney+ right now.

THE RESORT

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This mysterious dark comedy features an incredible cast - William Jackson Harper, Cristin Miloti, Nick Offerman, Dylan Baker - and tells the story of a couple who go on holiday in the Mayan Riveria to celebrate their 10th anniversary, only to get pulled into an unsolved mystery that took place 15 years earlier.

The first three episodes will be available on NOW and Sky from Friday, 29 July, followed by new episodes streaming weekly.

PAPER GIRLS

There are some strong Stranger Things vibes from this one. A sci-fi adventure set on Halloween 1988, with four teenage girls on their newspaper delivery route finding themselves in the crossfire between battling time-travellers.

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All eight episodes will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, 29 July.

UNCOUPLED

When his boyfriend of 17 years abruptly moves out, a New York City real estate broker (Neil Harris) faces the prospect of starting over as a single man in his 40s.

All episodes land on Netflix on Friday, 29 July.

SURFACE

A new psychological thriller series about a woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who is trying to piece together her shattered memories, which were lost leading up to an apparent suicide attempt.

The first three episodes arrive on Apple TV+ on Friday, 29 July, with the rest arriving weekly after that.

NOT OKAY

A darkly comic tale about a young woman (Zoey Deutch) who fakes a trip to Paris in order to gain some online followers, only for a string of terrorist attacks in the French capital to take place, and she begins to fold that tragedy into her fake narrative.

The movie is available to watch on Disney+ from Friday, 29 July.

SCREAM

The recent fifth entry in the horror franchise brings back Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette for a sorta-reboot, sorta-sequel entry that ramps up the meta-ness of the already very meta series.

The movie is available on Paramount+ from Friday, 29 July.

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