Tue, 31 October 2023
Flicking through countless options on TV can be exhausting. We make things easier with our recommendations of newly released films and streaming TV.
All The Light We Cannot See
Steven Knight is behind this new drama limited series based on the best-selling book of the same name and from producer Shawn Levy. The series follows young Marie-Laure, who is notably blind with her path during the war, colliding with a German soldier in occupied France. Aria Mia Loberti leads the series with Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie as co-stars.
Obliterated is an action dramedy starring Shelley Hennig and Nick Zano and centres on an elite Special Forces team tasked with stifling a threat in Las Vegas. However, they get ahead of themselves and celebrate the win before realising they haven’t finished the job yet.
Adam Sandler returns to Netflix as an animated iguana in Leo. In the musical comedy movie, the 74-year-old lizard named Leo plots an escape from the elementary school he’s been cooped up in for most of his life. With one year left to live, Leo embarks on an adventure to experience life outside his tank, but he also finds himself drawn to the lives of the students in his classroom.
The Hunger Games:
The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Directed by Francis Lawrence and based on the book by Suzanne Collins, this film serves as a prequel to The Hunger Games. The film stars Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman and Viola Davis. Set 64 years before the events of the first film, its plot follows a young Coriolanus Snow and the events that eventually lead him on the path to becoming the tyrannical leader of Panem, including his relationship with the Hunger Games tribute Lucy Gray Baird during the year of the 10th Hunger Games.
Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the chequered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.
Set in the diabolical world of The Boys, Gen V expands the universe to Godolkin University, the prestigious superhero-only college where students train to be the next generation of heroes – preferably with lucrative endorsements.
Invincible (Season 2)
Invincible is an adult animated superhero series that revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age – except his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man. But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
Bye Bye Barry
When NFL superstar Barry Sanders vanished at the height of his career, he left the NFL world in shock. He was still in his prime, chasing the all-time NFL rushing record when he boarded a flight to England and never stepped foot on the field again. Now, 24 years later, Barry retraces his steps through the streets of London to finally confront the mystery.
Behind The Attraction (Season 2)
The series takes viewers on a ride behind Disney Parks’ most iconic and beloved attractions, featuring the Imagineers that designed them and the Cast Members who operate them. Season 2 will continue to showcase more quintessential Disney Parks attractions including Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Indiana Jones Adventure, EPCOT, The Food, and Nighttime Spectaculars.
One Day In America
To mark the 60th anniversary of former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, this three-part series produces a comprehensive account of that tragic moment in American history and the ripples that followed. Made in official collaboration with the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, the landmark docu-series weaves archival footage, some colorised for the first time, with key testimony from the last surviving witnesses to create an immersive, minute-by-minute examination of that pivotal day that forever changed history.
Lions of Sicily
Set between 1800 and 1861, the eight-part series follows the Florio family as brothers Paolo and Ignazio, two small spice merchants, escape from a Calabria stuck in the past – in search of social redemption. In Sicily they invent their future, turning a small, run-down shop into a flourishing business activity that young Vincenzo, with his revolutionary ideas, will transform into an economic empire. However, overwhelming Vincenzo’s life and that of the entire family is the disruptive arrival of Giulia, a strong and intelligent woman who acts in contrast with the rigid rules of the society of the time.