Fancy a movie night this Saturday? Need a TV show to binge on a quiet Sunday? Maybe you want a new game to play? Well, we may have something that could help give your weekend a much-needed pick-me-up with our Weekend Fuel! We’ve compiled a list of movies, tv shows and games that might be worth checking out over the next few days.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
(Available to stream exclusively on Netflix)
If you’re looking to get your Christmas cheer going early, Netflix has released their first big-budget festive flick of the season with seasonal musical Jingle Jangle.
Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker stars a warm-hearted inventor whose inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice, played by Keegan-Michael Key, steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally smart and inventive granddaughter – and a long-forgotten invention – to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.
It’s a bright, colourful and musical festive extravaganza featuring Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Ricky Martin and Phylicia Rashad among the cast as well. Jingle Jangle is certainly worth checking out to start the Christmas celebrations ahead of Netflix releasing even more festive-themed cinematic treats like The Christmas Chronicles 2.
(Streaming exclusively on Disney+)
Disney+ has a great range of documentaries to digest. Whether it’s Jeff Goldblum learning about the world or going behind the scenes of Disney parks, the documentaries are of the highest quality and engaging. Marvel 616, the latest documentary series to debut on the platform, takes a closer look at the world of Marvel Comics, its legacy and its fandom in this eight-part documentary series.
Each of the eight documentaries, with unique directors including Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs and Paul Scheer, dives into the rich legacy of Marvel’s characters and storytelling to showcase the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Featuring topics such as the worldwide artists who help create the comics, trailblazing women in Marvel Comics, forgotten characters, cosplay, Marvel 616 is an exciting documentary series for Marvel fans young and old.
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
(Streaming exclusively on Apple TV)
While this video game-centric comedy show’s first season launched earlier in the year through Apple TV, the streaming platform’s arrival on consoles such as Playstation 4 & 5 now opens the door for new audiences to meet the self-acclaimed and delusional video game messiah that is Ian Grimm and the world of Mythic Quest.
The comedy series, created by It’s Always Sunny’s Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, focuses on the exploits of the game studio behind an immensely popular MMORPG called Mythic Quest with its creator and game director, Ian Grimm (also played by Rob McElhenney), along with his hard-working staff. From launching brand new DLC, trying to figure out the identity of a masked character, and even creating the perfect in-game head explosion with a shovel, it’s not easy for Mythic Quest to remain the best game out there.
With a cast including some familiar faces from It’s Always Sunny plus a few notable video game actors like Ashly Burch joining the fray, it’s an amusing and frequently crazy look into video game empires.
We Are The Champions
(Streaming exclusively on Netflix)
An array of unique competitions are the focus of this brand new six-part docuseries that is available exclusively on Netflix. Each episode of We Are The Champions explores a totally unique competition and explores the passionate community behind it.
Viewers are invited to discover the worlds behind the fabled Glouchester cheese rolling event, the fiery nature of chilli eating, the amazing craft of fantasy hairstyling and the adorable world of dog dancing plus many more. If you’re looking for a quirky documentary to binge this weekend, We Are The Champions is certainly in a league of its own.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
(Available exclusively on Playstation 4 and Playstation 5)
2008 saw gamers introduced to the adorable Sackboy in popular Playstation game Little Big Planet. Fast forward 12 years and a couple of sequels, the adorable Playstation character is making a next-gen return for platformer Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
Departing from it’s original Little Big Planet roots, the colourful platformer lets players take control of Sackboy as he embarks on an adventure to save his beloved hand-crafted world from Vex, an evil force who wants to bring chaos to Sackboy’s peaceful home.
Flying under the radar a little as other big Playstation games are taking centre stage on PS5 right now (Spider-Man, Demon Souls, we’re looking at you!), this charming game has had strong reviews and makes for a gentle gaming experience. Plus with voice acting from Dawn French and Richard E. Grant, Sackboy still hasn’t lost his adorable charm!
That’s all the Weekend Fuel suggestions we have for this week. Come back next Friday for another round-up of suggestions to power your geeky and nerdy needs for the weekend.
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