WEEKEND GUIDE: 3 new shows and 3 new movies to watch this weekend

2020-01-17 12:37
 
Aaron Hernandez.

Cape Town – From a Netflix documentary that everyone is talking about to Oscar-nominated films in cinemas – here's what's new on the small and big screens.

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez - Netflix

As a gifted young football athlete from Bristol, Connecticut, Aaron Hernandez had capitalized rapidly on his promise, playing for a top tier college program before being drafted into the National Football League at the age of 20. But in 2013, fresh off of a newly inked five-year, $40 million contract with the New England Patriots, Hernandez would become a household name for the most infamous murder case involving an American athlete since OJ Simpson.

Sex Education - Netflix

This comedy series centres on Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean. In season 2, as a late bloomer, Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve.

Vida - Showmax

Following their mother's death, two Mexican-American sisters who couldn't be more different are forced to move back to their hometown. Here they are confronted by the past and the shocking truth about their mother's identity.

Now showing in cinemas

1917

Based on real events during the first World War, two soldiers are sent across enemy lines to relay a message to the commander of another company that the 1600 troops under his command – one of whom being the older brother of one of the two soldiers – are about to be led into a deadly trap. (Read our review here)

The Grudge

A woman brings an ancient curse back home to America after visiting Japan, which takes root in her home after it drives her to kill her family and herself. When a police detective investigates the house, will she be the latest victim of the Ju-on curse or will she finally find a way to stop it? (Read our review here)

Les Misérables

A cop of provinces moves Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm. (Read our review here)

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.

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