Ready for a weekend full of entertainment? Here are Marhaba’s weekly watch, read and playlist recommendations featuring some of the best new TV series, movies, books, and music. We update weekly with all-new top choices, so make sure to bookmark this page!
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Apple TV+, 17 March
Extrapolations boasts an impressive array of A-list actors, including Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Tobey Maguire, and others. The series comprises eight interconnected stories set in a future where climate change has irrevocably altered our daily existence. It delves into the critical decisions we must make as a society when the rate of change outpaces our ability to adapt. The show’s poignant message challenges us to confront our role in addressing climate change before it is too late, making it all the more relevant in today’s world.
Ted Lasso Season 3
Apple TV+, Now Streaming
Ted Lasso, the hit comedy series that won consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series in its first two seasons, is back for its highly anticipated third—and supposedly last—installment. The show features Jason Sudeikis reprising his role as Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to lead a British soccer team, despite his lack of experience in the sport. Despite his shortcomings, Ted’s unwavering optimism, determination, and homemade biscuits have won him a loyal following. In the upcoming season, the team will face challenges both on and off the field, but they will persevere under Ted’s leadership.
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Everything, Everywhere All at Once
Showtime via Amazon, Now Streaming
If you haven’t kept up with the latest Academy Awards, you might have missed the big winner, Everything, Everywhere All at Once. This genre-bending science fiction film dominated the major categories, earning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Editing, and Best Original Screenplay. The movie offers a refreshing take on multiverse madness, a realm largely dominated by the Marvel Cinematic Universe of late. It tells the clever story of an Asian-American immigrant who discovers that her destiny is to save the fate of the universe.
Although the film was released in theaters last year and had a limited run on A24, it’s now available for purchase or rental. Additionally, it’s available on Showtime through Amazon, where you can sign up for a free trial.
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Jenny Jackson, a renowned editor at Knopf, has a proven track record with successful books by acclaimed authors like Kevin Kwan, Gabrielle Zevin, and Chris Bohjalian. Her debut novel, Pineapple Street, portrays the lives of three women from an affluent Brooklyn family. The story delves into the complexities of the sisters’ lives: Georgiana, the younger daughter, juggles a hard-partying lifestyle and an alluring relationship with her married boss at a non-profit organization; Darley, the elder daughter, grapples with her mixed feelings about being a stay-at-home mom; and Sasha, the newest member of the family through marriage, navigates the challenges of social class and the family’s chilly dynamic.
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Eat Your Young
Hozier, 17 March
Musician Andrew Hozier-Byrne, known for his Irish roots and poetic lyrics, is set to release new music on the 17th, his 33rd birthday and St Patrick’s Day. Hozier gained fame with his single ‘Take Me to Church’ and has released two albums to date. His latest offering will be a three-track EP titled ‘Eat Your Young,‘ featuring songs with titles such as ‘All Things End’ and ‘Through Me (The Flood).’ While the EP suggests a shift in thematic content, fans of Hozier’s vivid storytelling style eagerly await the new release. While fans wait for Hozier’s upcoming EP, they can revisit some of his past hits such as the one below.
Author: Weslee Dizon
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