There are plenty of new movies and TV series heading our way this long weekend.
With the weather finally picking up this past week, we're all well too familiar with how reliable this Irish weather of ours can be at times. Just in case you need to head inside and cool yourself down, there's a nice collection of new on demand releases to keep your mind occupied in between applying your factor 50.
Unless otherwise stated, all of the titles below are available from Friday, June 4.
A cute fantasy adventure based on the DC comic limited series of the same name, 'Sweet Tooth' takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a virus has wiped out much of humanity. Don't let that eerie subject matter fool you though, as the series is quite uplifting and will definitely be a hit with both adults and younger viewers. It's cheesy, wondrous, exciting and executive produced by Robert Downey Jr. What's not to love?
'Feel Good' Season 2
Created by, written and starring comedian Mae Martin, season two of the comedy/drama series see her character continue her journey of self-discovery following the fall-out from season one. The ever-wonderful Lisa Kudrow is back as Mae's mother Linda, and there's only six episodes so you'll breeze through this in no time at all.
'Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet'
David Attenborough is back on our screens as he narrates another paramount documentary on the state of our planet. 'Breaking Boundaries' follows the scientific journey of world-renowned scientist Professor Johan Rockström, which might have audiences rethink our relationship with the world, and how we can plot to keep it intact moving forward.
What better way to ring in the weekend than by tuning into some soul music from the Queen herself? Cynthia Erivo plays the legendary Aretha Franklin in this third series of the Emmy-winning drama biopic, which this time around will chronicle the life of the Queen of Soul. The first two episodes are available to watch this Friday, with a new episode arriving each week.
'Raya and the Last Dragon'
Disney's latest animation is now available to all Disney+ subscribers free of charge. The action-packed adventure sees one young warrior woman, Raya (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran), and her trusty sidekick Tuk Tuk, attempt to awaken a sleeping dragon called Sisu (Awkwafina). It's up to them to bring the kingdom of Kumandra back together, which has been split for the past 500+ years. Read our review here.
Sky & NOW
'Jungleland' (June 5)
Although 'Jungleland' premiered over at the Toronto Film Festival in 2019, it never managed to make its way over to this side of the Atlantic. This sport's drama follows two brothers, Walter "Lion" Kaminski (Jack O'Connell) and Stanley (Charlie Hunnam), where one is a professional boxer and the other is his manager. A touching, raw boxing movie with two great leads.
Based on true events and influenced by the non-fiction novel by Jake Tapper, 'The Outpost' follows a team of U.S soldiers stationed at the deadliest outpost in Afghanistan who are attacked by an overwhelming force of Taliban insurgents. The war movie boasts incredible, chaotic battle sequences and stars Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, and Caleb Landry Jones.
'Crystal Palace F.C.: When Eagles Dare'
Another of the new on demand releases this weekend is the Crystal Palace docuseries that fans have been looking forward to. 'Where Eagles Dare' charts the football club's resurgence from financial ruin and administration in 2010, to them playing in the 2013 Championship Play-Offs for promotion to the Premier League.
Apple TV +
Finally, Apple TV+ has released a series boasting an impressive cast. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, 'Lisey's Story' is a deeply personal thriller starring Julianne Moore as a woman tormented by her husband's (Clive Owen) cryptic past. Dane DeHaan features as an obsessed stalker too. If you're a fan of King's work, especially 'Misery' perhaps, then you'll enjoy this beautifully shot and eery TV series.