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Weekend watchlist: new films and TV series to watch from 18 June 2021

It doesn’t matter if you are visiting the cinema or staying indoors, our weekend watchlist affords you the luxury of choice. See the new films and television series that you can begin enjoying from 18 June 2021.

1. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Action, Comedy)

“The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) – are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Joining in the fun and deadly mayhem is Morgan Freeman as…well, you’ll have to see.” – Lionsgate

You can watch the “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” in cinemas around you.

2. Elite Season 4 (Thriller, Drama)

“When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.” – Netflix

The streaming company just released the fourth season, you can catch up with other episodes here.

3. Fatherhood (Comedy-drama)

“A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Inspired by a true story.” – Netflix

It is strictly showing on Netflix after Sony Pictures Releasing sold it the rights.

4. Luca (Action, Adventure, Animation)

“Set in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about a young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer. Luca shares these adventures with his friend, Alberto, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world below the water’s surface. “Luca” is directed by Enrico Casarosa and produced by Andrea Warren.” – Disney

Instead of opting for Disney+, the company surprised viewers by offering it in cinemas worldwide.

5. Gaia (Horror, Fantasy)

“On a surveillance mission in a primordial forest, a park ranger encounters two survivalists following a post-apocalyptic lifestyle.

The boy and his philosophical father seem to have their own religion, and a mysterious relationship with nature. There are many suspicious aspects to their existence, but when the cabin is attacked by strange, post-human beings one night, she learns that there is a greater threat in this emergent wilderness.” – Film Initiative Africa

It is available for viewing at select cinemas worldwide and you can see a list of watching options here.

6. Intelligence Season 2 (Sitcom)

“INTELLIGENCE is a workplace comedy set in the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters, where they tackle international and domestic Cyber Crime. David Schwimmer (“American Crime Story,” “Friends”) stars as Jerry Bernstein, a pompous NSA agent from the US, and Nick Mohammed (“The Martian,” “Ted Lasso”) plays Joseph, his inept computer analyst sidekick.” – Peacock

The series is streaming on Peacock TV and Sky One after its official premiere.

7. The Birthday Cake (Thriller)

“Gio brings a cake to a memorial celebration for the 10th anniversary of his father’s mysterious death, hosted by his uncle (Kilmer), a Brooklyn mafia boss. His life begins to change as he pieces together what really happened to his father.” – Screen Media Films.

It appears that the film has a limited release in the US for now.

8. A Crime in The Bayou (Documentary)

“A Crime on the Bayou is the story of Gary Duncan, a Black teenager from Plaquemines Parish, a swampy strip of land south of New Orleans. In 1966, Duncan tries to break up an argument between white and Black teenagers outside a newly integrated school. He gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm.” – Rotten Tomatoes.

It appears that the film has a limited release in the US for now but is also available on Prime Video.

9. The Gift Season 3 (Drama, Fantasy)

“A painter in Istanbul embarks on a personal journey as she unearths universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site and its link to her past.” – Netflix

Strictly available for streaming on Netflix.

10. Miss Juneteeth (Drama)

“A former beauty queen turned hard-working single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she made.” – Movie Insider.

“Miss Juneteeth” was initially released on 19 June 2020 via video on the demand, it is being re-released on 18 June 2021 in select cinemas in the US.

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Obinna is a fiction writer from Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up loving comic book characters and superheroes. He watches lots of action films and writes entertainment and technology articles. He is also interested in science and how things work.



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