Mon, 10 January 2022
Winter is here and what better way is there to spend a chilly night than curled up on the sofa with a nice movie playing? Check out Kristian Harrison’s top recommendations this month.
The Expanse (Season 6)
The sixth and final season of The Expanse picks up with the solar system at war, as Marco Inaros and his Free Navy continue to launch devastating asteroid attacks on Earth and Mars. As the tensions of war and shared loss threaten to pull the crew of the Rocinante apart, Chrisjen Avasarala makes a bold move and sends former Martian Marine Bobbie Draper on a secret mission that could turn the tide of the conflict. Meanwhile, in the Belt, Drummer and what’s left of her family are on the run after betraying Marco. And on a distant planet beyond the Rings, a new power begins to rise.
Being the Ricardos
Being the Ricardos is a 2021 American biographical drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, about the relationship between I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem). Offering a revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their ground-breaking sitcom I Love Lucy.
The Witcher (Season 2)
Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
Ozark (Season 4)
One of the most consistent of Netflix’s original dramas, Ozark ramps up the anxiety as the Byrde family tries to break free from the drug cartel they’ve been laundering money for. The fourth and final season is going to be released in two parts, with the first half in January.
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window
Perennial favourite Kristen Bell stars in the lead role in this new series about an artist who witnesses a murder across the street from her house, only to be told that no crime happened. Is it all in her head, or is something much worse going on?
Don’t Look Up
Two astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh.
The Book of Boba Fett
The Book of Boba Fett is a thrilling Star Wars action adventure that fans of the franchise have been dying to watch ever since the show was teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian. The wait seems to been worth it, as a fascinating plot and stunning visuals come together in the depiction of legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and mercenary Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) as they are navigating the galaxy’s underworld before returning to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
Million Dollar Arm
Sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last-ditch effort to save his livelihood, he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket player he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called ‘The Million Dollar Arm.’ With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball.