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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
What you'll be watching this weekend: 23-25 August 2019
Always Be Watching is written by Dan Barrett
Frankly, it’s a bit of a quiet week. So, might I recommend a few movies. Netflix has a bunch of films worth your time right now, but in the past fortnight they’ve added one of my all-time top 3 films The Untouchables. That film is a blast.
Meanwhile, over on Amazon Prime Video in Australia I noticed that Mission: Impossible - Fallout and Venom are both streaming. It’s loud, great fun for a Friday night.
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
In 2029, robots have become an ordinary part of human life - they help raise children, work as personal drivers, security guards, and lovers. For most people, "Bots" are just soulless machines that perform routine work, but they also become capable of emotions. A group of rebels, "The Liquidators," reject life with the bots - and are ready to shed human blood in their war against the machines.