Turn on the telly and check out Kristian Harrison’s TV and series recommendations this month. You won’t regret it!
Matthew Reilly co-writes and directs this action movie that’s about an army captain having to use her extensive experience to stop a global catastrophe when an attack threatens the remote nuclear missile interceptor station she is in command of. Elsa Pataky plays JJ Collins in the movie with Luke Bracey, Aaron Glenane, and Mayen Mehta also starring.
PEAKY BLINDERS (SEASON 6)
It’s been a long and winding road for smash-hit Peaky Blinders, headed up by Cillian Murphy and his gang. The series, at last, comes to a thrilling end with the arrival of the final season.
Jeremiah Zagar is directing this new sports comedy starring Queen Latifah and Adam Sandler. After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a rocky past abroad, a down on his luck basketball scout takes it upon himself to bring the phenomenon to the United States without his team’s approval. Against the odds, they have one final shot to prove they have what it takes to make it in the NBA.
GOD’S FAVOURITE IDIOT
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone headline this new comedy series filmed in Australia. Mid-level tech support employee Clark Thompson finds love with co-worker Amily Luck at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God. Also, there’s roller skating, a lake of fire and an impending apocalypse.
Chris Hemsworth headlines his second major action franchise for Netflix in Spiderhead. The movie, directed by Joseph Kosinski, is about a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by a doctor who experiments on his subjects with mind-altering drugs.
THE WILDS (SEASON 2)
Set on a deserted island, The Wilds features a group of teenage girls – who don’t know each other – who become stranded after their plane crashes, only to later find out they’re part of a social experiment. Season two introduces a whole other island with a group of boys suffering the same twisted fate.
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
Based on the incredible late Carrie Fisher’s 1987 semi-autobiographical book of the same name, Postcards from the Edge follows Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep) as she works to continue work as an actress while recovering from addiction. Upon her exit from rehab, it is recommended she stay with her mother, Doris Mann (Shirley MacLaine), who makes life difficult for her daughter with her manipulative, selfish and competitive behaviour.
Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a superhero mega fan with an oversized imagination – particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home – that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to.
In this follow up to Stargirl, this film follows Stargirl’s (Grace VanderWaal) journey out of Mica, Arizona, and into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibilities. When her mother Ana (Judy Greer) is hired as the costume designer on a movie, they relocate to L.A., where Stargirl quickly becomes involved with an eclectic assortment of characters. Elijah Richardson, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Judd Hirsch and Uma Thurman) also star.
STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI
Arguably the most eagerly anticipated show of the year, Obi-Wan Kenobi sees Ewan McGregor return to his iconic role as the titular Jedi Master. The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan faced his greatest defeat – the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.