It’s Halloween on Sunday, so for some revolting recommendations check out our previous special edition. This week in our Watchlist we’ve focussed on the prequel to Netflix’s zombie smash Army of the Dead, an adventure romp based on a huge video game, a mini-series about a footballing icon and much more. Lights, cameras, action, here’s The Weekend Watchlist.
“When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.” – George A. Romero
Army of Thieves (Netflix)
If you enjoyed the pulsating Zombie action of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead you might want to take a look at this slick prequel also helmed by the man himself, although those hoping for more hordes of undead will be gravely disappointed.
It sees small-town bank teller Ludwig Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer), the safe cracker in AOTD, get drawn into a huge heist when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals. The target is a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe which they need Dieter’s supreme skills to open. There’s not many zombies, but there’s a whole lot of action and plenty to like about this crime caper.
Last Night in Soho (18)
British director Edgar Wright continues to push boundaries with this stylish psychological horror. It sees fashion student Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) a girl seeming with the ability to time travel, as she visits the swinging 60s in her sleep, her dreams acting as a portal to a bygone era.
Landing in a lavish looking old-school London town, she witnesses Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy), a blonde club singer who falls for the charms of nightclub owner Jack (ex Doctor Who Matt Smith), who soon manipulates her into a seedy exploitative world. As Eloise and Sandies world’s begin to morph, we’re left asking is this nightmare actually happening?
Last Night in Soho is a seductive and unique ride that will leave the majority of the audience more than satisfied. Catch it in cinemas from today.
Maradona: Blessed Dream: Season one (Amazon Original)
Fans of the late great diminutive number 10 can take a look at his early life and playing career in this glossy new foreign language Amazon series. Juan Palomino stars as Maradona, showing how he broke out of the barrios of Buenos Aires to become the best footballer on the planet. Anyone familiar with the Argentine’s story knows to expect drugs and women, highs and lows as well as some on-pitch wizardry. Stream the series from today on Amazon Prime.
Did You Know?
Die Hard was nearly a very different film. Despite being 73 in 1988 when the movie was released, the lead role of John McClane, made famous by Bruce Willis, was originally offered to Frank Sinatra!
It was due to a studio contract that said Sinatra would have first refusal on any sequel to 1968 film The Detective, based on the book Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp, which Old Blue Eyes starred it. Die Hard technically was, as it was loosely based on the book, so Frank had to be asked. Perhaps fortunately due to his age he turned it down. We’re sure he’d have done it his way.
I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore (2017)
Here’s one you might have missed, a great quirky little black comedy over on Netflix. It follows the misfortunes of depressed nurse’s assistant Ruth, who after having her house burgled sets out for revenge with a little help from her oddball martial arts obsessed neighbour Tony (Elijah Wood).
The duo soon find they’ve bitten off more than they can chew, leading to a violent collision with the perpetrators. Fans of 90s indie films will get a kick out of this violent, funny and memorable little movie. Stream it on Netflix.
Fans of the very film like video game will be licking their lips at the prospect of the movie version of this adventure sage. Spiderman star Tom Holland takes on the roll of Nathan Drake as he searches for Magellan’s treasure and meets Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) along the way. Uncharted hits cinemas on February 18th.
Quick Question Answer: Last week we asked you what is the highest-grossing Star Wars movie? The answer is Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. It took a staggering $2.068 billion globally at the box office making it the third highest-grossing film of all time.
This week we’d like to know what food recipes the code in The Matrix comes from? We’ll give you the answer in next week’s Weekend Watchlist.
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