This weekend, Netflix will welcome a thriller movie, a heist rom-com, and a drama series about the life of a famous former football player. The entertainment industry seems to have gone back to normal now even though the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over, but with cinemas all over the world now open and working again, a sense of normality has returned. However, streaming platforms haven’t lost any force, and they not only continue to be the preferred source of entertainment of many, but they will also keep housing some movies that will skip a theatrical release. In addition to that, Netflix keeps adding new licensed and original content every week, so its subscribers always have something to watch.
Last weekend, Netflix saw the arrival of the popular anime Cowboy Bebop (ahead of the release of the live-action version in November), season 4 of Dynasty, and the documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, along with the horror-thriller Night Teeth, season 2 of Locke & Key, and the adult animated TV series Inside Job. This weekend, the streaming giant will add Guy Ritchie’s epic fantasy King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the musical comedy-drama Begin Again, season 8 of Wentworth, season 25A of Thomas and Friends, and the horror movie Incident in a Ghostland.
As for original content, the streaming giant will bring a thriller movie starring Kate Siegel, the prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, and a drama series about Colin Kaepernick’s life. Here are the best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix this weekend – October 29.
Hypnotic is a Netflix thriller movie directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote. Feeling stuck both personally and professionally, Jenn (Kate Siegel), a young woman reeling from a series of traumatic events, enlists a renowned hypnotherapist, Dr. Meade (Jason O’Mara), to help on her road to recovery. After a handful of intense sessions, terrifying events, and mysterious blackouts, Jenn soon finds herself caught in a dangerous mind game, but with the help of Detective Wade Rollins (Dulé Hill), she looks to put the pieces together before it’s too late and there are deadly consequences.
Netflix’s Army of Thieves is a heist rom-com directed by Matthias Schweighöfer based on a story written by Shay Hatten and Zack Snyder. Serving as a prequel to Army of the Dead, Army of Thieves is set six years before the events of Snyder’s zombie heist movie, during the beginning of the zombie outbreak. Small-town banker Ludwig Dieter (Schweighöfer) is in his early days of safecracking and gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, whose mission is attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe. Also starring are Nathalie Emmanuel, Guz Khan, Stuart Martin, and Jonathan Cohen.
Colin In Black & White is a limited drama series created by Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick that comes to Netflix this weekend. It chronicles Kaepernick’s coming of age story, tackling the obstacles of race, class, and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family. Colin in Black & White stars Jaden Michael as young Colin before reaching the highest levels of American football as an NFL quarterback and becoming a cultural icon and activist; Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker as his well-meaning parents Rick and Teresa; and Colin Kaepernick himself, who appears as the present-day narrator of his own story, guiding viewers through an array of historical and contemporary contextual moments.