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7 best new movies and TV shows to watch this week

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7 best new movies and TV shows to watch this week
13 February 2020

Welcome to 7 Things To Watch This Week, our guide to the best in entertainment to hoover up over the next seven days.

From Emma starring Anya Taylor-Joy and To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You to season 2 of Castle Rock, we’ve got you covered with bitesize reviews for all the theatrical, home entertainment and streaming releases you should set your sights on this week.

So, without further ado, here are this week’s recommendations...


1. Emma

Watch in cinemas from Friday 14th February

7 best new movies and TV shows to watch this week

The Jane Austen novel Emma has been given the big-screen treatment again, this time with Anya Taylor-Joy playing lead. Emma Woodhouse is a vain young woman of social standing living in Georgian England, who thinks of herself as quite the matchmaker. However, her meddling in other people’s affairs of the heart often causes more harm than romantic harmony.

Props to director Autumn de Wilde and writer Eleanor Catton for capturing the true ridiculousness of the pomp and ceremony of the time, and allowing Emma to be as truly unlikeable as Austen intended. Taylor-Joy delivers on all cylinders but she shares the MVP title with Bill Nighy and Mia Goth, who are just as marvellous in their respective roles of Mr Woodhouse and Harriet.

2. The Public

Watch in cinemas from Friday 14th February

7 best new movies and TV shows to watch this week

Emilio Estevez. Remember him? It has been eight years since the actor and filmmaker’s last movie but now he’s back with a new drama, and a pretty impressive cast boot. The Public tells the story of a library in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a team of librarians who keep their doors open for rough sleepers after learning emergency shelters are at capacity during a freezing cold front in full swing.

What begins as a non-violent sit-in turns into a tense stand-off with riot police and it’s up to Estevez and Jena Malone’s librarians to keep the peace. The film isn’t the most gripping or engaging but it has heart, even when it’s a bit worthy.


3. Sonic the Hedgehog

Watch in cinemas from Friday 14th February

7 best new movies and TV shows to watch this week

After animators had to go back to the drawing board for the design of Sonic, the film has finally arrived on screen and it’s… ok. Ben Schwartz voices the blue speedster who escapes to earth to hide out from beings trying to steal his powers. However, after he accidentally alerts the government to his presence, he teams up with local sheriff Tom (James Marsden) in order to hotfoot to another dimension before he becomes a test subject for the tyrannical Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). The film has its comic moments, and it’s great to see Carrey playing a wacky character again, but this one is more fun for kids than adults who are used to more discerning family-friendly cinematic offerings.


4. To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Streaming on Netflix now

7 best new movies and TV shows to watch this week

The sequel to To All The Boys I Loved Before takes place directly after it with Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky now a couple. However, now that they are really dating and not fake dating, the two are struggling to navigate this new dynamic. A spanner is thrown into the works when John Ambrose McClaren, one of the recipients of Lara Jean’s love letters, finally responds and causes her to question her relationship. There really isn’t much to this film franchise but if you’re in the mood for some easy on the eye viewing this is just the medicine.


5. Castle Rock season 2

Now streaming on STARS PLAY via Amazon Prime Video

7 best new movies and TV shows to watch this week

The second season of the psychological horror anthology season returns to the Castle Rock, a fictional town in Maine, but this time Annie Wilkes of Misery fame has come calling. The mentally ill nurse, played by Lizzy Caplan, is stuck in Castle Rock with her sister Joy, who she raises as her daughter. Meanwhile, Tim Robbins returns to the Stephen King world as local crime boss Pop Merrill. His family has the run of the town but his adopted children are at odds with one another. The first episode is compelling, and the characters interesting enough to learn more about what they are up to, especially Caplan’s Annie who stands up on her own even if Kathy Bates made her iconic way back in 1990.

6. Ready or Not

Available to buy on disc and digital


7 best new movies and TV shows to watch this week

This horror-comedy centres on Grace (Samara Weaving) who marries into a blue-blooded family. On her wedding day she takes part in a family tradition of playing a game. The game is chosen at random but unfortunately for Grace, she picks one that sees her becoming prey to her new family armed with a deadly assortment of weapons. Ready or Not is a funny and bloody comedy with a not-so-subtle nod to the socioeconomics and politics of the world today.


7. Toy Story 4

Available to watch on Sky Cinema and stream on Now TV

7 best new movies and TV shows to watch this week

The fourth instalment of the Disney franchise sees Woody (Tom Hanks) and friends getting used to their new kid Bonnie as they go on a road trip. However, Bonnie’s favourite toy is one she made out of trash called Forky (Tony Hale) and when he has an existential crisis and runs away its up to Woody to get him back with the help of some old and new friends. This film is both funny and heartbreaking and finally brings closure to Woody’s story, which began 24 years ago.