You’re not going to be short of things to watch this weekend… especially if you are looking for a movie. It’s not like there aren’t a few new shows to watch, but the best things this weekend are high-profile films that would have a lot more attention if there was a cinema marketing campaign attached.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Tom Hanks stars in an Apple TV+ movie - Greyhound. It’s absolute dad-magnet viewing with Hanks as a WWII Navy Captain. This was previously meant for a cinema release.
- Sundance critical hit Palm Springs debuts on Hulu - it is Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti in a Groundhog Day-style romcom. I’m not sure where this will be seen outside of the US.
- The Old Guard is an action film starring Charlize Theron, based on a comic book series by Greg Rucka. Reviews have been pretty strong for it.
- Horror film Relic goes straight to video on demand in the US, but is streaming now on local service Stan. Critics have been digging this one too.
The cinemas may have re-opened here in Australia, but with new films streaming with the likes of Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, and Andy Samberg… it’s legit difficult to justify a trip out of the house to see a movie.
Rosehaven (s4), The Protector (s4)
Little Voice - Apple TV+
Stars: Shalini Bathina, Brittany O'Grady, Phillip Johnson Richardson
A love letter to the diverse musicality of New York, it explores the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s.
Expecting Amy - HBO Max | Binge
Stars: Amy Schumer, Kim Caramele, Bridget Everett, Rachel Feinstein
Behind-the-scenes as Schumer goes through an extraordinarily difficult pregnancy while touring to prepare for a stand-up special.
Relic - Stan (AUS) | VOD (US)
Stars: Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, Bella Heathcote
A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.
Palm Springs - Hulu
Stars: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons
When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.
Greyhound - Apple TV+
Stars: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Michael Benz
Early in World War II, an inexperienced U.S. Navy captain must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boat wolfpacks.
The Old Guard - Netflix
Stars: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts
A covert team of immortal mercenaries are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.
Down To Earth with Zac Efron - Netflix
Stars: Zac Efron, Darin Olien
In this travel show, actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in search of healthy, sustainable ways to live.
Close Enough - HBO Max
Stars: J.G. Quintel, Gabrielle Walsh, Jason Mantzoukas
A comedic look on a couple trying to face various challenges in their daily lives while trying to cope with their changes from 20s to 30s
Cannonball - USA Network
Stars: Rocsi Diaz, Simon Gibson, Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin
16 larger-than-life personalities willing to jump into the deep end and compete in four rounds of physical challenges.