The Elvis movie and 7 more movies & shows to watch this weekend 1 week ago

The Elvis movie and 7 more movies & shows to watch this weekend

This week also sees a huge new horror, the Halo series and the return of one of the biggest sci-fi shows around.

This is one of those weeks when we can use the phrase "Something For Everyone!" and it feels very, very accurate.

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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, 24 June.

ELVIS

Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatbsy) directs this biopic of the legendary Elvis Presley, with a magnetic central performance by a sure-to-be-nominated Austin Butler. The movie charts his life and career, parallel to his relationship with his manager, the very secretive Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

You can check out our interview with Austin Butler right here:

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THE BLACK PHONE

Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) directs this adaptation from horror author Joe Hill (son of Stephen King), about a young boy (Mason Thames) who is kidnapped my The Grabber (Ethan Hawke). Waking up in a dank basement, the boy finds he is able to communicate with The Grabber's previous victims...

You can check out our chat with Ethan Hawke right here:

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CANNON ARM AND THE ARCADE QUEST

With a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, this documentary tells the story of a man who - with the assistance of some friends - aims to become the first person to ever play 100 straight hours on an arcade machine.

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

HALO

The new streaming service Paramount+ launches in Ireland, with loads of new shows and movies to choose from. For our main pick, we've gone with this adaptation of one of the biggest video games of all time, we'll follow Master Chief (played by Pablo Schreiber) who exists on the frontline of a massive intergalactic war.

The first three episodes are available to watch right now, with new episodes arriving every Wednesday. Check out our interview with the Master Chief himself right here:

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THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY SEASON 3

The Emmy-nominated series about a dysfunctional family of superheroes returns for a new season. We've all experience sibling rivalry in one way or another, but not quite like this...

All ten episodes of the third season are available to watch on Netflix right now.

MAN VS BEE

When lovable, but bumbling, dad Trevor (Rowan Atkinson) lands a new job as a housesitter, his first assignment is a luxurious mansion filled with priceless artwork, classic cars and an adorable dog called Cupcake.

But when a bee lands on the scene, can Trevor keep everything under control, or will their raucous rivalry just lead to increasingly disastrous consequences? And what irreparable damage will be done in the process?

All nine episodes, which run from 10 to 20 minutes long, arrive on Netflix on Friday, 24 June.

THE MAN FROM TORONTO

A case of mistaken identity arises after a screw-up sales consultant (Kevin Hart) and the world's deadliest assassin (Woody Harrelson) - known only as The Man from Toronto - run into each other at a holiday rental.

The movie is available to watch on Netflix from Friday, 24 June.

WESTWORLD S4

The continued evolution of sentient life on Earth crashes forward, with the amassing rebellious robots still planning to overtake their human rulers. Rumour has it that a brand new theme park will be revealed, modelled after the American Mafia in the 1930s.

The first episode will be available to watch with a NOW Entertainment Pass from Monday, 27 June.

Clips via Paramount+ UK & Ireland, Netflix & HBO