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05th Jul 2024

7 movies and TV shows to check out on streaming this weekend

Stephen Porzio

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Several major titles are newly available to stream.

JOE’s weekend streaming column is back with another batch of movie and TV recommendations.

So, scroll below to learn about all the gems you could be checking out over the next few days.

Movies

Anyone But You (Sky Cinema and NOW Cinema)

In this 2023 hit rom-com, Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney play two people who have an amazing first date before something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold.

Six months later, however, they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia.

Beast (Netflix)

This 2022 survival thriller stars Idris Elba as a widowed father who visits a South African game reserve with his two teenage daughters (Iyana Halley and Leah Jeffries) and reunites with his old biologist friend (Sharlto Copley).

The group, however, must fight to survive when they are stalked by a ferocious man-killing lion.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F (Netflix)

This new fourth entry in the legendary action comedy movie franchise sees Eddie Murphy reprise his role as Axel Foley – a Detroit police officer who travels back to Beverly Hills.

This is after his estranged lawyer daughter, Jane Saunders (Taylour Paige) is threatened and his long-time former cop friend Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) goes missing.

Arriving in the city – Axel, Jane and her detective ex-boyfriend Bobby Abbott (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) eventually wind up teaming together to restore justice.

Eileen (Sky Cinema and NOW Cinema, from Saturday 6 July)

This 2023 psychological thriller is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Ottessa Moshfegh.

It tells the story of the titular character (played by Thomasin McKenzie), a troubled young woman working at a youth prison in 1960s Massachusetts who becomes obsessed with its new hire – a glamorous and enigmatic counsellor named Dr. Rebecca St. John (Anne Hathaway).

As the two women grow closer, however, Rebecca reveals a dark secret – throwing Eileen onto a much more sinister path.

Locke (Prime Video)

This 2013 claustrophobic thriller drama hailing from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight stars Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke, a family man and successful construction manager whose life begins to fall apart over the course of a car journey.

The movie is noteworthy for taking place almost entirely in a car and for featuring only one onscreen actor in Hardy – though Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Colman and Tom Holland have roles as the voices Ivan speaks to on his car phone.

The Outwaters (Prime Video)

This incredibly divisive micro-budget found footage horror was released in 2022.

It opens by telling the audience that four friends (one of whom is played by writer-director Robbie Banfitch) in the US disappeared in 2017 after a trip to Mojave Desert but that footage was recovered from three memory cards used by the group.

The rest of movie is presented as if the viewer is watching said recovered footage.

From then on, we see that the four had headed out to the Mojave Desert to shoot a music video but stumbled into some sort of mysterious and threatening phenomena.

TV Shows

Kin (Netflix)

The second season of the acclaimed Irish gangster thriller series – focusing on a Dublin crime family – has finally landed on Netflix.

This is after having already earned acclaim on both RTÉ and the BBC.

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