It's a big weekend for movies, with TV taking a bit of a back seat. But that's going to be a talking point from now until the end of the year. Every week there is a huge movie landing on streaming services with big name stars. Think that's hyperbole? Here's the calendar for the rest of the year:

NOVEMBER 5 - Finch (Tom Hanks) [Apple TV+], The Harder They Fall (Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors) [Netflix]
NOVEMBER 12 - Red Notice (Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Gal Gadot) [Netflix], Home Sweet Home Alone (Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney) [Disney+]
NOVEMBER 19 - Tick Tick Boom (Andrew Garfield, directed by Lin Manual Miranda) [Netflix]
NOVEMBER 24 - Bruised (Halle Berry) [Netflix], Nitram [Stan]
NOVEMBER 30 - The Summit of The Gods [Netflix]
DECEMBER 1 - The Power of The Dog (Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, directed by Jane Campion) [Netflix]
DECEMBER 10 - The Unforgivable (Sandra Bullock) [Netflix], Encounter {Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer) [Amazon Prime Video]
DECEMBER 15 - The Hand of God (Directed by Paolo Sorrentino) [Netflix]
DECEMBER 17 - Swan Song (Mahershala Ali, Glenn Close) [Apple TV+]
DECEMBER 21 - Being The Ricardos (Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem) [Amazon Prime Video]
DECEMBER 24 - Don't Look Up (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Chris Evans, Timothée Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey and Matthew Perry, directed by Adam McKay) [Netflix]

In regards to this week, I can tell you that the Head of The Class reboot show is trash that will only be of interest to young teens (the biggest problem, aside from the terrible comedy writing, is that Isabella Gomez at 23 years old is just way too young to credibly be playing a teacher with any level of life experience), the African American Netflix western The Harder They Fall is reportedly pretty great, and South Korean Apple TV+ drama Dr Brain is a little tired and doesn't live up to the wild promise of its premise. But it does have the son from Parasite in it, Park Seo-joon. And that guy is endlessly watchable.

This week also has the release of Tampa Baes on Amazon Prime Video, beating out Aussie Netflix production Byron Baes. The great Baes War of 2021 has been won.


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Head of The Class - HBO Max | Binge

Stars: Isabella Gomez, Dior Goodjohn, Adrian Matthew Escalona
A group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge - a teacher who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life.

The Harder They Fall - Netflix

Stars: Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, RJ Cyler, Idris Elba
When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western.

Love Hard - Netflix

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Lochlyn Munro, Rebecca Staab, Jimmy O Yang
An LA girl, unlucky in love, falls for an East Coast guy on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays, only to discover that she's been catfished. This lighthearted romantic comedy chronicles her attempt to reel in love.

We Couldn't Become Adults - Netflix

Stars: Rich Ting(voice), Takehiro Hira, Masahiro Higashide
Prodded by a friend request, a forty-something recalls his past relationships from the 90s onward, looking for his vanished hopes and dreams.

The Club - Netflix

Stars: Metin Akdülger, Murat Garibagaoglu, Firat Tanis
In cosmopolitan 1950s Istanbul, a mother with a troubled past works at a nightclub to reconnect with and help the rebellious daughter she couldn't raise.

Finch - Apple TV+

Stars: Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Lora Martinez-Cunningham
On a post-apocalyptic earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his creator's beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship and what it means to be human.

Dr Brain - Apple TV+

Stars: Yoo-Young Lee, Hee-soon Park, Moon Seong-Geun
Brilliant brain scientist Sewon (Lee Sun-Kyun) suffers a horrific personal tragedy. Desperate to uncover what happened to his family, he conducts "brain syncs" with the dead to access their memories for clues.

Hello Jack: The Kindness Show - Apple TV+

Stars: Sofia Szabo, Nora Harriet, Albert Kong
Invites preschoolers into a world where a little act of kindness can change the world.

Tampa Baes - Amazon Prime Video

Stars: Cuppie Bragg, Haley Grable, Brianna Murphy
Reality series follows a young group of lesbian friends in Tampa Bay.

A Man Named Scott - Amazon Prime Video

Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Shia LaBeouf, Jaden Smith, Kid Cudi
Follows the music career of Kid Cudi from the release of 'Day n Nite' in 2008 through present day recordings. Friends and producers illustrate his story in conjunction with concert footage and never before seen behind-the-scenes.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain - Amazon Prime Video

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Norbury Ackland, Dorothy Atkinson, Richard Ayoade
English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings that seemed to reflect his declining sanity.

That's it for this week - Let's be careful out there.