An "unadaptable" adaptation and 8 more new movies & shows to watch this weekend 1 week ago

An "unadaptable" adaptation and 8 more new movies & shows to watch this weekend

Big action blockbusters, loads of family-friendly options and a very weird horror are all on the menu this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Brad Pitt, Colin Farrell, Alicia Vikander, Chris Evans, Simon Pegg, Andy Garcia and more feature in the new releases this weekend.

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To kick things off, here are the movies which will all be available on the big screens around Ireland from Friday, 5 August.

BULLET TRAIN

As we said in our review, this movie feels like a 90s action-comedy that has been directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Check out our interview with Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry right here:

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LUCK

Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg and more provide the voice work for this animated comedy about a woman who ventures into the Land Of Luck in attempt to turn the luck in her own life around.

The movie has a limited theatrical release, and is also available to watch on Apple TV+.

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

IRMA VEP

Alicia Vikander headlines this comedy-drama mini-series about a Hollywood actress seeking a career change and a distraction from a recent break-up, so she heads to France to star in a movie about vampires. Things take a turn for the strange when her real life and the movie they're making begin to blur together...

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All eight episodes are available to watch with a NOW Entertainment Membership right now.

TRAINWRECK: WOODSTOCK '99

A mini-series documentary about what was intended to be a celebration of love and music, which descended into chaos and rioting.

All three episodes are available to watch on Netflix right now.

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PREY

The prequel to Predator is also the best Predator movie since that brilliant original mix of action and horror. The movie is available to watch on Disney+ from Friday.

Check out our interviews with the movie's director Dan Trachtenberg, star Amber Midthunder and producer Jhane Myers right here:

THIRTEEN LIVES

Ron Howard directs this drama based on the true story of a rescue mission put in place when a group of boys are trapped in a Thai cave system following a flash flood. The movie is available to watch on Prime Video from Friday.

Check out our interview with Colin Farrell about his role in the movie right here:

THE SANDMAN

Deemed by many to be entirely unadaptable, Neil Gaiman's epic fantasy is finally making its way to our screens, with Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, the King of Dreams, who sets out to restore order to his kingdom after he was held captive for over a century.

All ten episodes are available to watch on Netflix from Friday.

LIGHTYEAR

The movie that Andy watched that made him obsessed with Buzz Lightyear, which kicked off the events of the first Toy Story movie. The movie is available to watch on Disney+ from Friday.

We chatted to the movie's villain James Brolin, and you can check out that interview in full right here:

FATHER OF THE BRIDE

The remake of the much-loved Steve Martin/Diane Keaton comedy is headlined by Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan as a married couple on the rocks who decide to postpone announcing their divorce until their eldest daughter's marriage has taken place.

The movie is available to watch with a NOW Cinema Membership from Friday.

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