By Olamide Fred-Ahmadu
Looking for some exciting movies and shows to watch this weekend?
Look no further!
AF24NEWS has rounded up five thrilling options that are sure to keep you entertained. From action-packed adventures to heartwarming comedies, there’s something for everyone. So grab some popcorn, settle in, and get ready for a weekend full of entertainment.
Vin Diesel and his “Fast” family return for more of the tongue-in-cheek mega-action automotive setpieces that have made this franchise a mainstay. “Fast X” marks his eighth outing as Dom Toretto and introduces Jason Momoa as the sociopathic son of “Fast Five” villain Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), who teams with Cipher (Charlize Theron) to avenge his father’s death.
“Master Gardener” wraps the trilogy Paul Schrader started with “First Reformed” and continued with “The Card Counter” about morally dubious men who purge their guilt through violent means. Joel Edgerton stars as a fastidious horticulturist under the employ of a wealthy estate owner (Sigourney Weaver). When he takes on the woman’s biracial great-niece (“Black Adam’s” Quintessa Swindell) as an apprentice, his neo-Nazi past begins to resurface.
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Indie darlings Christopher Abbott and Margaret Qualley square off in a (mostly) single-room thriller from “The Heart Machine” director Zachary Wigon. The heir to a chain of luxury hotels gets a rude awakening after trying to end a long-term arrangement with the dominatrix who’s been nurturing his professional ambitions.
White Men Can’t Jump
Sinqua Walls (“Nanny”) and rapper Jack Harlow star in a modern version of 1992’s “White Men Can’t Jump” written by “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris. The Hulu original movie is directed by Charles “Calmatic” Kidd II, who made his feature debut with this year’s “House Party,” another remake of a beloved ‘90s comedy.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
A nefarious figure (“Peacemaker’s” Chukwudi Iwuji) from Rocket’s past tries to fracture the Guardians and engineer a “perfect society.” The visual quality of Marvel’s output over the past few years has attracted its fair share of criticism, but “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” looks like a vibrant return to form.
Besides Iwuji, Will Poulter (“The Revenant”) and Maria Bakalova (“Borat: Subsequent Movie Film”) are also making their Marvel Cinematic Universe debuts. If you still haven’t seen it, it’s still showing in cinemas near you.