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20th Jun 2024

JOE Film Club – 8 movies and shows to stream this weekend

Stephen Porzio

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There is plenty to enjoy if you know where to look.

Welcome back to JOE’s Weekend Streaming Guide, where we fill you in on the major movies and TV shows newly available to watch on streaming services.

Scroll below to find out what to check out in our latest entry in the column.

Movies

American Star (Sky Cinema and NOW Cinema)

This new thriller focuses on an assassin (Ian McShane) on a final assignment in Fuerteventura in Spain’s Canary Islands to kill a man he has never met.

“When his target is delayed, he finds himself drawn to the island, people and a ghostly shipwreck,” the plot synopsis reads.

Don’t Breathe / Don’t Breathe 2 (Prime Video)

Don’t Breathe is a horror thriller that was released in 2016 and centres around Rocky (Jane Levy, Evil Dead), a young woman and thief longing to escape her abusive home in Detroit by moving to California with her young sister.

As such, she and her friends Alex (Dylan Minnette, 13 Reasons Why) and Money (Daniel Zovatto, It Follows) decide to rob a blind war veteran (Stephen Lang, Avatar) who they hear won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child.

“Figuring he’s an easy target, the trio invades the man’s secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood,” the plot synopsis reads.

“Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.”

Don’t Breathe and its 2021 sequel are both streaming on Prime Video.

The End We Start From (Netflix)

This disaster thriller was released in Irish and UK cinemas only last January and is based on the novel of the same name by Megan Hunter.

It depicts an environmental crisis which leads to London being submerged by flood waters.

In the midst of this, a new mother (Jodie Comer – Killing Eve, The Bikeriders) embarks on a dangerous journey to find a safe refuge, all the while trying to protect her baby from the surrounding chaos.

The End We Start From also features amongst its cast Benedict Cumberbatch (Eric), Gina McKee (Line of Duty), Joel Fry (Yesterday), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Mark Strong (Kick-Ass) and Nina Sosanya (Baby Reindeer).

Federer: Twelve Final Days (Prime Video)

This feature-length documentary from Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia chronicles the final 12 days of Roger Federer’s professional tennis career.

“Originally a home video never intended for public viewing, the film captures Federer at his most vulnerable and candid self, as he says goodbye to a game and the fans that shaped his life for the last two decades,” the Prime Video plot synopis reads.

“Featuring interviews from legendary rivals and friends Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray, Federer: Twelve Final Days provides unprecedented access to the relationship between these unparalleled stars.”

Five Nights at Freddy’s (Sky Cinema and NOW Cinema – from Friday, 21 June)

Released in theatres last October, Five Nights at Freddy’s is based on the popular supernatural horror video game series of the same name and stars Josh Hutcherson (The Beekeeper, The Hunger Games).

In the film, the actor plays Mike Schmidt, a troubled security guard who begins working at a once-successful but now abandoned family entertainment centre named Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza.

While spending his first night on the job, however, he comes to the realisation that the night shift at Freddy’s will not be so easy to make it through.

The movie was the highest-grossing horror of 2023 and will be getting a sequel next year.

Trigger Warning (Netflix – from Friday, 21 June)

This Netflix original action flick stars Jessica Alba as a Special Forces commando named Parker.

On active duty overseas, she gets called back to her hometown with the tragic news that her father has suddenly died.

Now the owner of the family bar, Parker reconnects with her former boyfriend turned sheriff Jesse (Mark Webber), his hot-tempered brother Elvis (Jake Weary) and their powerful father Senator Swann (Anthony Michael Hall) as she looks to understand what actually happened to her dad.

TV Shows

House of the Dragon Season 2 (Sky Atlantic and NOW Entertainment)

The acclaimed spin-off to the legendary fantasy series Game of Thrones has returned for a second season.

Its first episode is streaming now, with the rest of the season dropping weekly.

You can read JOE’s coverage of season two episode one here and here.

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