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If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, then you might be in for a treat with this Netflix new supernatural drama. ‘The Irregulars’ puts a dark twist on the Holmes universe, focusing on a group of street kids hired by Holmes in the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books. However, these Baker Street Irregulars will actually have supernatural powers that allow them to fight evil forces, which is the main reason why they are hired by Dr Watson (Royce Pierreson). The five teenagers will solve a series of macabre crimes in London, including the mysterious disappearance of Mr Holmes himself (Henry Lloyd-Hughes). The Irregulars will be available on Netflix on 27 March.


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Dominican director José María Cabral’s ‘Hotel Coppelia’ is hitting HBO Max also on 27 March. This historical film is inspired by the true stories of five marginalised women who, during the 1965 Dominican Civil War, made tremendous personal sacrifices to protect their own liberties and dignity. Their lives took a dramatic turn when freedom fighters stage a revolutionary coup at their place of occupation, making them hope they can have a better life and perhaps find love, but end up fighting tooth and nail to regain control of their territory.


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If you are in for a murder reading this weekend, check out this highly-anticipated debut novel of Sarah Penner entitled ‘The Lost Apothecary’. It follows the story of an 18th-century London apothecary shop run by a woman who concocts deadly poisons for women to use against troublesome men and when, centuries later, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell discovers a clue to the unsolved murders tied to the apothecary. You can order the book here.

 

 


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After seven years, American Indie rock band The Antlers are releasing their first album, Green to Gold, the follow-up to 2014’s Familiars. The band says most of the songs from the album are culled from conversations with their friends and loved ones. The album also features 10 videos directed by Derrick Belcham and Emily Terndrup. Their music is perfect for some easy and feel good listening.


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