Top 9 New Movies to Watch this Weekend on HBO, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, etc
Behind Her Eyes (Netflix)
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While it may have a love triangle at its core, this new miniseries is definitely among one interesting movie for the weekend after Valentine’s day. Based on the novel of the same name, this twist-heavy psychological thriller tells the story of Louise – played by Simona Brown – who finds herself caught between her new boss and lover David, and an unlikely friend in David’s wife Adele.
The critical response has been pretty mixed, but if you like twists that will have you screaming at the TV screen, this is one to consider, cites techradar.
For All Mankind season 2 (Apple TV Plus)
"What if the space race had never ended?", asks this solid, well-cast alternate universe series from Battlestar Galactica overseer Ronald D Moore. Set in a world where the Soviet Union landed on the moon first, season 2 of For All Mankind jumps forward a decade, and takes the Cold War to a moon on the brink of armed conflict.
Episodes of season 2 are rolling out weekly, and season 1 is already available to stream. There's also an AR story app set before season 2, if you've got an Apple device.
I Care a Lot (Netflix/Amazon Prime Video)
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State guardianship isn’t a topic many of us have thought of since that Last Week Tonight episode in 2018, but this dark comedy thriller from J. Blakeson thrusts it right back into the spotlight. Rosamund Pike stars as the utterly wicked Marla Grayson, an exploitative guardian who has bogus dementia diagnoses thrust on elderly patients and drains their bank accounts when she is trusted with their care. Her latest target might not be the typical ‘sweet old lady’ victim she’s used to, however.Movies to watch this weekend on HBO, Netflix…
The film currently sits at a healthy 84% score on Rotten Tomatoes, at the time of publication. If you live in the US, it's streaming on Netflix, but UK viewers can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
It's A Sin – HBO Max
Available: US (HBO Max) and UK (All 4)
HBO Max Original miniseries It's A Sin follows three 18-year-olds who move to London in 1981 and have their lives turned upside down by the AIDs crisis. It stars Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, with a supporting cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Fry, and Keeley Hawes. The series was written and created by Russell T. Davies, who's known for overseeing the BBC's revival of Doctor Who in 2005 and penning British LGBTQ TV dramas like Queer As Folk and Cucumber.
The Muppet Show – Disney Plus
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All five seasons of The Muppet Show are coming to Disney Plus. The classic variety comedy show ran from 1976 to 1981 and featured famous guests including Mark Hamill, Debbie Harry, Roger Moore, and Diana Ross. And, of course, there are all the familiar faces – Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and the rest of the gang. Featuring comedy sketches and musical numbers, this show is perfect for a light-hearted trip down memory lane on a dark winter evening. Not signed up yet? Check out the latest Disney Plus bundles.
Sonic the Hedgehog – Amazon Prime
Everyone's favorite blue hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz) hits the big screen in the first instalment of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie series (a sequel is coming in 2022). The video game adaptation sees Sonic and his super speedy legs living secretly on Earth. After he blows his cover and loses his rings that open portals to other planets, he teams up with local town sheriff Tom (James Marsden) to find the rings and escape the mad scientist Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), according to gamesradar.
Malcolm & Marie (2021)
Zendaya and John David Washington star in this smoldering, quiet romance that is practically a bottle film. After the successful premiere of his new film, a filmmaker returns home with his girlfriend, ready to accept the windfall of money and fame that is heading his way. But the celebratory evening quickly turns dourer as painful revelations steer the couple toward a reckoning in their relationship.
An early Oscar favorite for 2021, Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland is a strangely familiar yet original revisiting of the 2008 financial crisis. The film centers on Fern (Frances McDormand), a woman who loses everything during the recession and decides to set off on a journey across the American West. Her Grapes of Wrath-esque journey becomes one of both rebirth and poignant directionlessness, where the reward truly isn’t the destination but the journey itself.
|Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) is a successful author finishing a book tour before heading home to her husband and daughter. But in a shocking turn of events, Veronica is plunged back in time into a horrifying alternate reality where she is Eden, a slave trapped on a plantation and under the brutal watch of Confederate soldiers. Alternating between the grotesque and the cerebral while remaining consistently provocative, this thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat, shows digitaltrends.|
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