Weekend Watch — 11/11/22
New season drops, cue the Christmas rom-coms, and spectacular female-led superhero movies FTW!
I've always been a HUGE fan of Fridays — the anticipation of the weekend, staying up late (on purpose) — everyone just seems to be in a better mood, mostly.
Also, I get to kick off the weekend here in The TueNight Social with our recommended list of movie releases, series drops, and tv shows — not a bad gig, at all.
Here are this week’s picks:
The Crown | Season 5 (Netflix) — It’s a new decade (with a brand new cast), and the royal family is facing what may be their biggest challenge yet: proving their continued relevance in ‘90s Britain. As Diana and Charles wage a media war, and we watch Windsor Castle burn, cracks begin to splinter the royal foundation.
The new cast features Imelda Staunton as QEII and Elizabeth Debicki as a spot-on Diana, Princess of Wales.
Falling for Christmas (Netflix) — A newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress (Lindsay Lohan) gets into a skiing accident, suffers from total amnesia, and finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner (Chord Overstreet) and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas.
And now, for something fun: check out Every Thought I had While Watching “Falling for Christmas” by Mia Mercado at The Cut — it’s hysterical!
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Theaters) — Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M'Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T'Challa's death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
First reviews call the much-anticipated next offering from the MCU a thoughtful and spectacular sequel, including “Wakanda Forever is probably the best female-led superhero movie we have to date.” Princess Weekes, The Mary Sue.
We already have our tickets!