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Wizards, dinosaurs, and animals gone wild on this weekend's watchlist

By Kara Santos Published Feb 19, 2021 3:45 am

The recent news of movie theaters finally reopening in Metro Manila soon has been met with mixed feelings among the public.

On one hand, we all sorely miss the moviegoing experience of heading to a cinema, buying popcorn, and watching the action unfold on the big screen. On the other, staying in an enclosed environment for several hours still feels a bit risky during these times, and may still not be possible for many audiences.

Thankfully, we still have the option to enjoy the blockbuster experience at home through streaming sites. Get ready for an action-packed weekend indoors with this week's latest watchlist.

If you're in the mood for some dinosaur fights, the original classic Spielberg-directed Jurassic Park is back on Netflix, which you can rewatch before the more recent Jurassic World. There are also a few thrilling new shows and films recently added to the streamer including an interactive special from Bear Grylls where you decide your fate against wild animals. In case you haven't seen it yet, you can also catch Split, M. Night Shyamalan's second installment in the Unbreakable trilogy, which stars The Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy.

Stay safe indoors and catch up on some of the newest series and films that Netflix has to offer.

Jurassic Park

Synopsis: Science, sabotage and prehistoric DNA collide when cloned dinosaurs escape their enclosures at a top secret theme park and begin preying on the guests. The 1993 film stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and more.

Jurassic World

Synopsis: The owners of a dinosaur theme park try to attract tourists with a thrilling new exhibit, but a deadly giant breaks loose and terrorizes the island. The 2015 film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and more.

Your Highness

Synopsis: When an evil wizard kidnaps the virginal fiancee of a noble prince, his ne’er-do-well brother joins his sibling on a quest to save the lovely damsel. This raunchy action comedy released in 2011 stars Natalie Portman, Danny McBride, James Franco and more.

As Above So Below

Synopsis: A beautiful tomb raider and her crew hunt for treasure in the catacombs of Paris and find themselves in a hellish underworld. The chilling 2014 supernatural horror movie stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge. 

Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie

Synopsis: When wild animals escape from a sanctuary, Bear Grylls—and you—must pursue them and secure their protective habitat. In this interactive special, you'll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive.

Split

Synopsis: A man with multiple identities abducts three teenage girls who must find a way to escape before his next, most dangerous personality takes over. The 2016 psychological horror thriller film written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Betty Buckley. 

Red Dot

Synopsis: Trying to rekindle their marriage and with a child on the way, a young couple on a ski trip suddenly finds themselves stalked by a remorseless killer. The Swedish Netflix Film stars Nanna Blondell and Anastasios Soulis.

The 40-Year old Virgin

Synopsis: At age 40, there’s one thing Andy hasn’t done and it’s really bothering the sex-obsessed guys at work, who set out to help him get laid. This irreverent and goofy 2005 film stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Catherine Keene and more.

Sisyphus

Synopsis: An unfathomable incident introduces a genius engineer to dangerous secrets of the world—and to a woman from the future who’s come looking for him. The new South Korean Sci-Fi series drops episodes weekly.

The Mule

Synopsis: In dire financial straits and estranged from his family, an ornery old horticulturist becomes a delivery driver for a Mexican drug cartel. The 2018 film stars Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne and more. 

Behind Her Eyes

Synopsis: A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife. The Netflix Limited Series stars Simona Brown, Eve Hewson, Tom Bateman and more. 

I Can See You: Love on the Balcony

Synopsis: In this new anthology about romance, couples navigate relationships, marriage and the sacrifices they must make for love. The Filipino series stars Alden Richards, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Denise Barbacena and more.

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