Words by Cameron McLauchlan
Welcome to a different kind of #SomethingForThe Weekend, where this week we’re swapping shopping for streaming. Under these uncertain circumstances the list of watchables below will hopefully give you some well deserved distractions from the
stresses we are all experiencing with the virus. We hope everything is keeping safe, well and healthy.
This was one of the films last year which I failed to go and see at the cinema, something which I regret now after watching it at home as it would have definitely been a worth while journey. Aside from the star studded line-up which includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis to name a few, the film possess a strong ‘whodunit’ plot which unlike many other less punchy films, keeps you hooked until the very last scene. This is a must watch if you haven’t already and one for the whole family!
The film is available to rent/purchase on Apple TV, Sky Cinema, Youtube Movies and more!
If you’re running out of series to watch and haven’t yet started Killing Eve, I hope this post can be the polite nudge that gets you to give the series a go! It’s probably my favourite series to ever come out of the BBC. The storyline of the first two seasons involves a global chase between ‘Villanelle’ a Russian paid-to-kill assassin and British Intelligence agent Eve Polastri.
The mis-en-scene of the series is truly unique which makes it all the more enticing to binge. I wouldn’t want to give anymore away about the plot with the third season’s first episode airing only the Monday just gone, with the remaining episodes dropping weekly. All of Killing Eve is available exclusively on BBC iPlayer.
3) McMafia (2018) – 15
Another great series to come out of the BBC, bond front runner James Norton plays a legitimate banker who runs his own investment firm. His unfortunate family tie’s to the Russian mafia spark a series of events which blur his investment decisions and associations across the world.
The series which unfolds in some beautiful locations across the globe shed’s a light on some of base-level crimes which underpin some of the wealthiest figures in the world. No loose reference to the real world I’m sure. This series of 8 episodes is available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure! Definitely one to start now or add to the list.
4) Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989) – PG
I had to pick my personal favourite of the 4 which is The Last Crusade, number 3. The film which introduces Indiana’s father played by Sean Connery, is a comical match-up that really made the film a classic. I’m sure I don’t need to outline the storyline of Indiana jones to anyone reading this, but it is the ultimate adventure thrill ride in each of the 4 of the films. Particularly this one! All available on BBC iPlayer.
5) Tiger King : The Aftershow (2020) – 12
Following on from huge success of one Netflix’s many viral originals series, the additional 8th episode is now out of Netflix. If you haven’t watched the show yet I don’t doubt you’ve had a friend tell you to watch or speak about it with you. The show which is centred around the crazy world of big cats in the United States end’s in a monumental fop are lands many of the main individuals in hot water. Being as cryptic as I can for anyone reading who hasn’t yet seen the first 7 episodes.
The 8th episode titled ‘The Aftershow’ is filmed via a FaceTime set-up, with follow up interviews with some of the main characters from the previous series! Definitely a must watch for any fans of the previous 7 episodes
Hope everyone stays safe and healthy and remember we’re all in this together!