Weekly Shots: Spotlight on This Weekend’s Must-See Movies and TV Shows

Dive into this weekend’s entertainment lineup with our curated selection of movies and TV shows guaranteed to captivate audiences. From the prestigious Oscars event set to dazzle viewers with a celebration of cinematic excellence to the intriguing narratives of “American Fiction” and “Poor Things,” there’s something for every taste. Join us as we explore the depths of human ambition in “The Teachers’ Lounge” and embark on a journey of self-discovery and adventure in “Perfect Days.” Whether you’re in the mood for a thought-provoking satire, a heartwarming reunion, or an exploration of artistic ambition, this weekend offers a wealth of storytelling that promises to engage, entertain, and provoke discussion.

TV Picks

The Oscars (Special Event)

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The pinnacle of Hollywood’s award season arrives, promising a glamorous evening as the film industry’s finest contend for the prestigious Oscars. With Jimmy Kimmel returning as the host, the event is set to celebrate the cinematic achievements of the past year. “Oppenheimer” is poised to garner significant accolades, potentially sweeping Best Picture and Best Director categories. However, films like “Barbie,” “Poor Things,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and “The Holdovers” are also anticipated to receive recognition. A highlight of the night will be live performances from the nominees for Best Song, offering a unique entertainment spectacle.

Airs Sunday, March 10 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC (via Sling or Fubo)

The Gentlemen (Season 1)

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Guy Ritchie extends his distinctive cinematic flair to the small screen with “The Gentlemen,” a series derived from his 2019 movie. The narrative introduces us to fresh faces navigating the gritty underbelly of London’s organized crime. Theo James stars as Eddie Horniman, the new Duke of Halstead, who learns his family’s estate is linked to a sprawling cannabis operation led by the formidable Bobby Glass (Ray Winstone) and his formidable daughter Susie (Kaya Scodelario). Despite Eddie’s initial reluctance, the allure of the underworld proves irresistible, pulling him deeper into its clutches.

Streaming now on Netflix

Extraordinary (Season 2)

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“Extraordinary” returns for a second season, inviting viewers back into its whimsically superpowered world, where everyone is bestowed a unique ability on their 18th birthday — except for the 25-year-old Jen (Máiréad Tyers). With new developments on the horizon, including a visit to a clinic to uncover her potential power and a blossoming romance with Jizzlord (Luke Rollason), Jen’s life is anything but mundane. Meanwhile, ex-couple Carrie (Sofia Oxenham) and Kash (Bilal Hansa) explore the aftermath of their split, navigating the complexities of their altered realities.

Streaming now on Hulu

Hannah Gadsby’s Gender Agenda (Special)

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Netflix takes a progressive step with “Hannah Gadsby’s Gender Agenda,” a comedy special curated and hosted by Hannah Gadsby, featuring a diverse lineup of genderqueer comedians. The special aims to showcase a spectrum of voices in comedy, featuring talents such as Jes Tom, Alok, Asha Ward, Chloe Petts, DeAnne Smith, Krishna Istha, and Mx. Dahlia Belle. Gadsby’s involvement marks a noteworthy moment for Netflix, balancing criticism with commendation for supporting unique and transformative perspectives in comedy.

Streaming now on Netflix

The Reluctant Traveler (Season 2)

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Eugene Levy, beloved for his role in “Schitt’s Creek,” embarks on a second season of exploration with “The Reluctant Traveler.” Levy’s adventures take him across Europe to discover off-the-beaten-path wonders, engage with locals, and immerse himself in the cultures of each destination. This season’s journey includes celebrating Midsummer in Sweden, indulging in French cuisine in Saint-Tropez, fishing near Milos, participating in grape harvests in Italy, playing soccer in Seville, and visiting his mother’s ancestral home in Scotland for a poignant personal pilgrimage.

Streaming now on Apple TV Plus

Movie Picks

American Fiction (Cord Jefferson)

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“American Fiction” challenges us to reflect on the narratives we consume and the voices we elevate. It’s a film that not only critiques but also celebrates the potential for storytelling to bridge divides and foster understanding. As we navigate our own cultural moment, Jefferson’s work reminds us of the importance of authenticity, complexity, and inclusivity in the stories we tell. Read our review here.

Streaming on MGM+

What Happens Later (Meg Ryan)

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Meg Ryan, cherished for her iconic roles in romantic comedies, ventures behind the camera with “What Happens Later,” a film that, while not her crowning achievement, offers much to be admired. Co-written and directed by Ryan, the movie reunites her with David Duchovny as former lovers unexpectedly trapped together during a snowstorm at an airport. Their unplanned reunion becomes a night of introspection and rediscovery, examining the remnants of their past relationship. This narrative gently unfolds within the confines of the airport, showcasing Ryan’s enduring charm and Duchovny’s depth.

Streaming on Paramount+ with Showtime (Starting Sunday)

Perfect Days (Wim Wenders)

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‘Perfect Days’ is not just a film; it’s an experience, a meditation on the rhythms of everyday life and the unspoken emotions that lie beneath the surface. It’s a reminder of the beauty that can be found in the most mundane of tasks and the profound impact of the simplest of interactions. This film is a must-watch for those who seek a deeper connection with the essence of life and the art of cinema. Read our review here.

Streaming on VOD

Four Daughters (Kaouther Ben Hania)

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“Four Daughters” marks a daring venture by Kaouther Ben Hania into docu-fiction, where the director’s presence is an integral part of the narrative. The film delicately oscillates between the personal spaces of a family home and a more staged backdrop, engaging with its subjects in a manner that both anticipates and addresses potential critiques of exploitation. With Ben Hania’s guiding hand, the film offers a unique exploration of its subjects’ lives, blending the lines between documentary and fiction while maintaining a captivating authenticity and visual appeal.

Streaming on Netflix

The Teachers’ Lounge (İlker Çatak)

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“The Teachers’ Lounge,” directed by İlker Çatak, delves into the complex psyche of ambition, referencing George Orwell’s insights on intellectual and non-rational drives. This German-Turkish film explores the parallels between the desire for artistic recognition, scientific breakthroughs, and the political quest for power through the lens of childhood aspirations versus adult responsibilities. Çatak crafts a narrative that embodies Orwell’s theory, suggesting that the motivations behind seeking authority or acclaim can stem from deep-seated, often simplistic desires. Set within the microcosm of a school, “The Teachers’ Lounge” becomes a stage for examining these themes, offering a thought-provoking look at the intricacies of ambition, duty, and the allure of recognition.

Streaming on VOD

Poor Things (Yorgos Lanthimos)

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“Poor Things” is a visually stunning, emotionally rich film that combines Lanthimos’ unique vision with exceptional performances. It is a film that invites viewers into a world that is both familiar and wonderfully strange, leaving a lasting impression. And the baby thing is real, so be warned. Read our review here.

Streaming on Hulu

Post Credits Picks:

Apple TV+

Edge of Tomorrow
Saving Private Ryan
The Wolf of Wall Street


The Marsh King’s Daughter



Metrograph at Home

Bisbee ’17
Fireworks Wednesday
Los Reyes


Thursday Till Sunday



Prime Video

Ricky Stanicky
The Untouchables


New on Netflix – Full List

Released Thursday, March 7

I Am Woman

Pokémon Horizons: The Series (JP) *NETFLIX FAMILY

The Gentlemen (GB) *NETFLIX SERIES


Released Friday, March 8

Blown Away: Season 4 (CA) *NETFLIX SERIES


Released Saturday, March 9

Queen of Tears (KR) *NETFLIX SERIES

New on Prime Video – Full List

Released Thursday, March 7

Divergent (2014) 

Marlowe (2023) 

Ricky Stanicky (2024) *Prime Video Original Movie

New on Hulu – Full List

Released Thursday, March 7

30 Something Grandma: Complete Season 1

Abducted By My Teacher: The Elizabeth Thomas Story | 2023

Alone: Complete Season 10

Animal Control: Season 2 Premiere (Fox)

Hoarders: Complete Season 14

My Strange Arrest: Complete Season 1

The Masked Singer: Season 11 Premiere (Fox)

Released Friday, March 8

Cash Out | 2023

New on Max – Full List

Released Thursday, March 7

The Dog House: UK, Season 5 (Max Original) 

Released Friday, March 8

A Star Is Born (2018)

Care Bears: Unlock the Magic: Grumpy’s Ginormous Adventure (Special)

Gold Rush: White Water (Discovery Channel)

Tiny Toons Looniversity, Season 2A (Cartoon Network)

Tiny Toons Looniversity: Spring Break (Special)

Wonka (2024) 

New on Britbox – Full List

Released March 8

The Helen West Casebook | New to BritBox I 3 x 90’ | All at Once 

New on Disney+ – Full List

Released Friday, March 8

Cinderella (2015)

Released Saturday, March 9

NHL Big City Greens Classic: Livestream at 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET *Livestreaming on Disney+

New on Apple TV+ – Full List

Released Friday, March 8

The Reluctant Traveler With Eugene Levy (Season 2)

New on Starz – Full List

Released Friday, March 8

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

BMF: Episode 302 – “Magic Makers”

Hightown: Episode 307 – “Big Fish”

Released Saturday, March 9

Long Weekend

New on Peacock – Full List

Released Thursday, March 7

Days of Our Lives, Season 59, New Episode (Peacock Exclusive)

Erika Jayne: Bet it All on Blonde, 2024 (Bravo)

Resident Alien, Season 3, New Episode (SYFY)

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Season 13, New Episode (Bravo)

The Traitors, Season 2, New Episodes (Peacock Original)

Released Friday, March 8

Days of Our Lives, Season 59, New Episode (Peacock Exclusive)

Summer House, Season 8, New Episode (Bravo)

The Real Housewives of Miami, Season 6, New Episode (Bravo)

The Traitors UK, Season 2, New Episodes

Released Saturday, March 9

Dateline, Season 32, New Episode (NBC)

On Patrol: First Shift, Season 2, New Episode (Reelz)

On Patrol: Live, Season 2, New Episode (Reelz)

Saturday Night Live, Season 49, New Episode (NBC)

Released Sunday, March 10

On Patrol: First Shift, Season 2, New Episode (Reelz)

On Patrol: Live, Season 2, New Episode (Reelz)

New on Paramount+ with Showtime – Full List

Released Friday, March 8

Home Again (2017)*

Released Sunday, March 10

What Happens Later*

Tags: The Oscars, American Fiction, Poor Things, The Teachers’ Lounge, Perfect Days, Cord Jefferson, Meg Ryan, Yorgos Lanthimos, İlker Çatak, Wim Wenders

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