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The best new movies and TV series to watch over this rainy weekend

With inclement weather on the horizon, there’s no better time than now to get stuck into a new series or treat yourself to a night at the cinema. Here, we round up some of the best new films and recently-released TV series to watch this weekend.

New Movies  |  New Series

New Movies


No Hard Feelings

In this raunchy new comedy, Jennifer Lawrence stars as a delivery driver down on her luck. In a bid to make some money, she answers a Craigslist ad by a couple who are looking for someone to seduce their son before he goes to college. Hilarity ensues. 

Watch now in Cinemas

Extraction 2

Once again proving his chops as one of the most formidable action stars on our screens today, Chris Hemsworth is back as Black Ops gun-for-hire, Tyler Rake in another nail-biting Extraction instalment. This time, Rake is tasked with the dangerous mission of rescuing the imprisoned family of a ruthless Georgian gangster. If you’re in the mood for heart-racing action, put this on your watch-list STAT.

Watch now on Netflix

Elemental

A film that you’ll likely enjoy as much as your kids will, Disney’s new animation Elemental is a heart-warming tale, set in a city where fire, water, land and air residents live together, a fiery girl and a cool, laid-back guy make an unexpected connection. A story about family, love and the ways in which our differences can bring us together, this is a perfect watch for you and your little ones.

Watch now in Cinemas

The Covenant

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dar Salim, Guy Ritchie’s latest film centres around John Kinley, a US Army special operations sergeant (Gyllenhaal) and his Afghan interpreter (Salim) as they fight the Taliban. Touted by many who have seen it as one of Ritchie’s best films to date, this is an unexpected (and more thoughtful) departure from Ritchie’s typically stylised oeuvre and is a movie that will keep you enthralled from start to finish.

Watch now on Prime Video

New Series


Platonic

Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne star in this new comedy about a pair of former best friends approaching mid-life whose reconnection threatens to destabilise both of their lives in a hilarious way.

Watch now on Apple TV+

City on Fire 

Set in New York, this thrilling mystery follows the investigation of a young NYU student’s murder on the Fourth of July. Over the episodes a web of interconnected secrets that tie together the City’s downtown music scene and a wealthy uptown family slowly unravel. With an all-star cast, including Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, Chase Sui Wonders and Wyatt Oleff this series is a must-watch for fans of gripping crime dramas.

Watch now on Apple TV+

The Crowded Room

Starring and executive produced by Tom Holland, The Crowded Room is a highly anticipated limited series coming to Apple TV+. Also starring Amanda Seyfried and Emmy Rossum, this captivating thriller is set in Manhattan in the summer of 1979 and follows the story of Danny Sullivan, a young man arrested for a shocking crime, and the unlikely investigator who must unpack the mystery behind it.

Watch now on Apple TV+

The Idol

This seductive and edgy drama starring The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp has both captivated and divided audiences. Co-created by the Grammy-winning artist, along with Reza Fahim and Euphoria’s Sam Levinson, The Idol series follows a steamy love affair between a female pop star (Depp) and the charismatic leader of a secretive LA cult (The Weeknd). It is a must-see TV event for those seeking an addictive, high-glamour experience.

Watch now on Neon

The Full Monty

Picking up where the iconic ’97 film of the same name left off, this new, eight-part series takes audiences back to Sheffield and the beloved cast of characters, 25 years later. Reuniting the original cast and introducing a host of newcomers too, the series examines each of their lives and struggles against the current backdrop of austerity and economic downturn and is thoughtful, heartfelt and hilarious in equal measure.

Watch now on Disney+

Secret Invasion

Upcoming series, Secret Invasion, promises to be a thrilling addition to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Set in present day, the story follows Nick Fury as he uncovers a covert invasion by the shapeshifting Skrulls, who threaten to take over Earth. Teaming up with familiar allies, including Talos the Skrull, Fury leads the charge to stop the imminent attack and safeguard humanity.

Watch now on Disney+

I’m a Virgo

With an absurd but ultimately hilarious premise, I’m a Virgo follows Cootie, a 13-foot-tall man who, having been hidden away his entire life, finally escapes to experience the real world and everything it has to offer. From forming friendships to finding love to even meeting his idol, Cootie embarks on a journey of discovery and takes us along for the ride too.

Watch now on Prime Video

Class of 09

This new thriller series follows four central characters, FBI agents, across a sprawling thirty-year timeline, from their training days to the ways each one rises through the ranks of the intelligence organisation. As they grapple with the immense changes happening in the US criminal justice system thanks to the introduction of artificial intelligence questions of humanity, justice and the importance of choice come to the fore.

Watch now on Disney+

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