See 10 brand new movies and TV shows debuting this week and how to watch them, including The Blacklist Season 8, Lamb, Survive the Game, and more.
We may have a boring or extremely strenuous week, but what we are not going to do is have a similar weekend. Not with the array of entertaining content that debuts every Friday across theatres and online streaming platforms. It is in that spirit that I welcome you to this week’s edition of the Weekend Watchlist, where I will be plugging you right on to 10 of the new films and TV shows you can treat yourself to. Let’s go!
A24 is on a rampage of good content, and this yet again looks like another straight hit. Lamb is a 2021 Iceland supernatural horror film directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson. It tells the story of a childless couple in rural Iceland who make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature. I saw the trailer of this one, and it sure did give me the hibbie jibbies. Lamb eases its way to the big screens today, Friday 8 October.
2. Survive the Game
When David, a cop, gets injured during a drug bust gone wrong, his partner, Cal, pursues the two culprits to a remote farm owned by Eric, a troubled veteran. As Cal and Eric plan their defense, more of the gang arrives — along with a wounded David. Outnumbered, the three men must now use stealth, smarts, and marksmanship to take down the drug-dealing mob. This one is an action thriller that stars the biggest action star of the last few decades, Bruce Willis. Survive the Game debuts in cinemas today.
3. There’s Someone Inside Your House
There’s Someone Inside Your House is a 2021 American slasher film written by Henry Gayden and directed by Patrick Brice. A high school senior and the rest of her new school’s graduating class are being targeted by a masked killer intent on exposing their darkest secrets to the world. It stars Anthony Timpano, Asjha Cooper, Burkely Duffield, Markian Tarasiuk, Sarah Dugdale, and others. The movie made its Netflix debut this week.
Mass is a 2021 American drama film written and directed by Fran Kranz in his directorial debut. Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents (Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney and Ann Dowd) agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward. If what is being said about this movie is anything to go by, your emotions are about to be stirred. Keep your tissue close, Mass starts this weekend in cinemas near you!
5. The Blacklist (season 8)
The Blacklist is an American crime thriller television series that premiered in 2013. It follows Raymond “Red” Reddington; a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal who voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world, which he has compiled over the years, and he is willing to inform on their operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. However, he insists on working exclusively with rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen.
The eighth season of the show, which aired between November 2020 and June 2021, is finally now available on Netflix. If you are a fan of the show, it’s time to sit back and catch up with what Reddington is up to this time around.
6. Muppets Haunted Mansion
Muppets Haunted Mansion is a 2021 American puppet comedy Halloween special based on the Disney properties The Muppets and The Haunted Mansion. It is scheduled to be released today, 8 October 2021, via Disney+. This was one of Ed Asner’s final works before his death. In the film, having survived every one of his daredevil performances, Gonzo takes on his biggest challenge yet. At The Haunted Mansion, he must spend one night along with his companion Pepe the King Prawn. This one is perfect for family time as kids can also partake.
7. American Insurrection
Set in a dystopian America where all people who aren’t straight, white, Christian, and cisgender are kept track of by the government with bar codes. After a powerful militia seizes control of the U.S., a group of friends attempts to escape the escalating violence and oppression. They must move undetected as their only hope is to cross a heavily guarded border. But as the militia closes in, the friends will need to do whatever it takes to survive in this suspenseful action-thriller. The film stars Toby Leonard Moore, Michael Raymond-James, Nadine Malouf, Sarah Wharton, Jarret Kerr, Nick Westrate, and Brandon Perea. It makes its limited debut today.
8. South of Heaven
South of Heaven is an upcoming American crime thriller drama film directed by Aharon Keshales. Convicted felon Jimmy gets early parole after serving twelve years for armed robbery. Upon his release, he vows to give Annie, his childhood love, now dying from cancer, the best last year of her life — unfortunately, it’s not that simple. The film features Jason Sudeikis and Evangeline Lilly in lead roles. It premieres in select cinemas in the U.S. today.
9. The Manor
The Manor is an upcoming American horror film directed and written by Axelle Carolyn. After suffering a stroke, Judith Albright moves into a historic nursing home, where she begins to suspect something supernatural is preying on the residents. In order to escape, she’ll need to convince everyone around her that she doesn’t actually belong there after all. The Manor debuts on Prime Video today, 8 October.
10. Pretty Smart
Pretty Smart is an upcoming American sitcom created by Jack Dolgen and Doug Mand. Book-smart Chelsea discovers she has a lot to learn about happiness when she’s forced to move in with her bubbly sister and three roommates. The series debuts on Netflix today, and it is the kind of show you can follow without exactly paying too rapt attention.
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