I thought I would put together another film and TV blog post seeing as it has been a while since my last one. The weekend is the perfect time to settle down and watch something new.
What to watch over a weekend is as much part of my planning as it heading out to meet friends. Call me a Netflix addict, it’s fine.
Right now there is so much good stuff circling the TV-Cinema-Netflix areas. Here are the shows and films that I think you should settle down to enjoy this weekend.
Toy Story 4
I’m kicking this off with the new release of Toy Story 4. This movie franchise has been keeping audiences entertained for 24 years. How insane is that! Do you remember the 1st one being released? I do. I’ve loved them and the characters ever since.
Toy Story 4 sees the introduction of Forky. The toys go on an adventure with Bonnie, their new owner, and welcome Forky in to the mix. Woody also bumps in to his old pal Bo Peep along the way also, and they reminisce on the old days.
This is not one to be missed. We saw it last weekend and it is truly brilliant.
Released Friday 21st June.
The Society is a new young adult Netflix drama series. It was uploaded in May 2019 and I binged all of season one in a weekend.
This new series has you on the edge of your seat as you watch a group of High School Seniors navigate life in a new world that looks entirely like their home town.
After an end of year school trip gets called off early, the teens return home to find all of their families, and everyone else in the town to have disappeared. There’s no way in and out of the town, and no connection to the outside world. Over the coming months they struggle with power, control, death, and figuring out where they are.
I was gripped, and I am hoping a season 2 will be confirmed. The more people that watch, the more likely we are to get one. So what you waiting for?
The Umbrella Academy
This is how long I haven’t written a Netflix or film post because The Umbrella Academy has been out since the start of the year. This is a show that definitely grew on me. After the 1st episode it slows down for 2 or 3, then picks up again.
The Umbrella Academy is set in the modern world but focuses on a group of young superheros. Their powers have been concealed and used by their adopted father. Don’t begin to think it’s a lighthearted superhero series because it isn’t. It’s violent, has drug use, and deals with all kinds of family issues.
This show has been created to bring to life the comic book created by Gerard Way. It’s dark, gritty, and full of action. Roll on Season 2.
Yesterday is the latest British rom-com release from Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis. It is released today in cinemas, Friday 28th June.
I was lucky enough to see this during the week at a preview event. The film is based on a guy called Jack who is an aspiring but failing musician. One night he gets in to an accident, and when he wakes up he finds out that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles and their music.
This crazy turn of events takes him on a wild journey. Not only is it funny and romantic, but the soundtrack (I’m a little biased) is brilliant, obviously. Definitely a sunny weekend feel good film.
I am rounding this post off with what I think is up there with Peaky Blinders as one of the best shows the BBC has produced.
Killing Eve series 1 and 2 are now all on BBC iPlayer. If you haven’t seen a single episode yet, and don’t like the heat, then I suggest hibernating and binge watching this.
Be warned that it is gruesome, violent, and intense. But also extremely brilliant and funny. Jodie Comer who plays Villianelle (a female assassin) is a masterpiece. Strong words I know, but just watch it and try to tell me differently.
Enjoy the weekend watch
On that note I am hoping you all have a wonderful weekend, and happy watching. Let me know if you settle down or head out to see any of these, and what you thought of them.
This is also your 6 day warning that Stranger Things Season 3 is out this coming Thursday. Why not recap on seasons 1 & 2 – if you have time.
*images taken from Google Search – Netflix, BBC and Movies own sites.