Not sure what to watch this weekend? From surprise horror hits to feel-good musicals, there are enough films to land on streaming platforms this week to keep cinephiles hooked.
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There are a number of interesting films coming to Sky, Prime Video, Netflix and Disney+, so whether you have just one of these streaming platforms or all of them, you’ll have something to enjoy.
Here’s Yahoo’s guide to the best new movies to watch this week.
M3GAN | Sky Cinema and NOW (Choice of the week)
M3GAN was released with quite a bit of fanfare in January, thanks in particular to a dance sequence in the film that went viral and a killer ad campaign that all led to the horror being a bona fide hit.
The film sees a man inventing a robot for his niece, but this being a horror film, the living doll then becomes sentient and soon becomes violent and overprotective of her friend.
Longer days | Prime Video
What would summer be without a feel-good musical? After the success of movies like Mama Mia! it’s time for a different kind of musical, one inspired by the music of Take That.
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Based on the West End show of the same name, the film follows nurse Rachel (Aisling Bea) as she reunites with her estranged friends after winning tickets to see the band they loved as children, but after a tragedy tears them apart it will take time for the four women reconcile in this heartfelt film.
You are so not invited to my Bat Mitzvah | Netflix
Adam Sandler joins forces with his family in a surprising way, as the Sandman is joined by his wife Jackie and daughters Sadie and Sunny, as well as Idina Menzel, for this Netflix comedy.
The film follows teenager Stacey (Sunny) as she prepares for her Bat Mitzvah, but things begin to unravel comically and threaten to ruin the event altogether.
Friends Vacation 2 | Disney+
John Cena returns for the sequel to Vacation Friends and the comedy sees couple Marcus (Lil Rel Howery) and Emily (Yvonne Orji) take wild friends Ron (Cena) and Kyla (Meredith Hagner) on a trip to Mexico just for to take things. some dramatic turns.
Now with the addition of Steve Buscemi, the film follows the quartet as they try to navigate weird and wonderful situations on a journey they’ll never forget.
The best movies to see on TV this weekend
For viewers looking for something that doesn’t require a subscription, look no further than the BBC, ITV and Film4, as the free-to-air channels are showing a range of interesting films this weekend.
On Saturday the BBC will screen Orson Welles’ classic The Third Man, while James Bond fans can enjoy Skyfall (arguably Daniel Craig’s best film in the role) on ITV.
On Sunday, Film4 will screen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the first film in the animated franchise that has wowed superhero movie fans for its breath-taking animation. Elsewhere, Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith shine in BBC Three’s Queen and Slim.
Here are Yahoo’s picks for the weekend:
Saturday, August 26
The Third Man – 12.30pm, BBC Two
Star Trek: Beyond – 18.40, Film4
Skyfall – 8.30pm, ITV1
Sunday, August 27
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 4.45pm, Film4
Notting Hill – 10.15pm, ITV1
Queen and Slim – 10.30pm, BBC Three
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