Best Movies and TV (Oct. 21-23)

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After listening to the new Taylor Swift album for the umpteenth time midnight, if you want to see what else has been released this weekend, we’ve got your watch list. From a Halloween-inspired selection to celebrate a big anniversary and a romantic comedy directed by Julia Roberts and George Clooney, to a shift in the power hierarchy in the DC Universe (!) – at least according to Rock – and the house of the dragon Finale, this series of releases has everyone in the friends group covered. Well, from what song midnight would Alicent and Rhaenyra agree to this? I think Alicent would beat “Mastermind” while Rhaenyra’s favorite would probably be “Lavender Haze”. Okay, on to why you’re actually here.

Despite some lukewarm reviews and the long wait for this film, I interject Black Adam on this list because I don’t want to be on the wrong side of history if Dwayne Johnson’s immortal words “The power hierarchy in the DC Universe is changing” come true. I’m joking, but I know fans, or at least some of them, will likely be flocking to theaters to see the only DC movie out this year.

To be seen in cinemas

believe it or not I know what you did last summer turns 25 this month. She’s almost old enough to get kicked out of her parents’ insurance! Since this slasher horror has been around for years and has had a remake series, you probably know all about the story of a group of teenagers who are being pursued and murdered over a terrible secret from last summer, but with Halloween changing fast approaching, why not rewatch Jennifer Love Hewitt’s absolutely perfect “What are you waiting for!” Scream?

Julia Roberts and George Clooney are a smart couple. While Entrance ticket to paradise isn’t quite the exciting rom-com, it knows you just want to see the two clash as the divorced parents of a young woman (Kaitlyn Dever). Only when her daughter decides to marry a man on her trip to Bali do the two get back together to end the marriage. Children of Divorce, prepare for all the war recaps this film will offer you alongside all the beautiful scenery of Bali.

To be seen in cinemas

Wendel & Wild is Henry Selick’s first feature film back in the director’s chair since the much-loved one coral. With Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key as the eponymous pair of demon brothers, the two enlist the help of a young girl (Lyric Ross This is us) to leave the underworld. Rounding out the cast are Angela Bassett, James Hong, Ving Rhames and Ramona Young.

Available to stream on Netflix

If I had to recommend an underrated gem on Apple TV+, it would have to be the show starring Eugenio Derbez Acapulco. The first season debuted late last year and followed Derbez’s character Máximo as he tells his nephew (Raphael Alejandro) about the adventures of his younger self (played by the absolutely charming Enrique Arrizon) working at his dream job, a hotel resort in Acapulco called Las Colinas. It’s a fun little comedy and extremely airy to get through a lazy weekend.

I won’t lie house of the dragon really grew on me. Does it fit the exquisite storytelling of the early seasons of game of Thrones? No, but to be honest the messy family drama gives the novella a strong novella energy and I don’t regret watching it every week. It is ridiculous! It’s breathtaking! So brew your best (or Emma D’Arcy’s favourite) of choice and get ready for another HAVE Finale, honey.

Available to stream on HBO Max

The show that boldly asks handsome people if love really is blind is back, everyone. Hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, love is blind brings its third season to Dallas, Texas, where a whole new cast of couples wade through this wild reality show in search of love. With four episodes out now, you can watch the singles meet, get engaged and come back from their Malibu vacations.

Available to stream on Netflix

Likewise! Read our streaming recommendations from the weekend of 14.10. Vulture’s next list of weekend streaming picks goes live on Friday 28th October.

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