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UFOs and blood-thirsty locusts... What’s new on Netflix this weekend?

By Kara Santos Published Aug 06, 2021 6:07 pm

Welcome to the first weekend of ECQ 3.0.

With the latest lockdown, most people will have no choice to stay indoors, giving them more time to catch up on shows and films they might have missed.

There’s a lot of content to sift through on different streaming sites. Popular film series released the past few weeks include the Resident Evil films, Rurouni Kenshin series, and more. Plus, there's always your favorite long-running sitcoms to rewatch for comfort binge-watching.

In case you're already done watching all of those, here are the newest releases and trending shows on Netflix this week you might want to check out.


Synopsis: A music loving kinkajou embarks on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend.

Cooking with Paris

Synopsis: With an anyone-can-cook attitude, Paris Hilton adds her own flair to every dish. Fun is just  one edible glitter bomb away on this unique cooking show.

Control Z (Season 2)

Synopsis: When a hacker begins releasing students’ secrets to the entire high school, the socially isolated but observant Sofia works to uncover his/her identity.

Ad Astra

Synopsis: An astronaut’s journey to Mars becomes an arduous mission to reach his missing father and a quest for answers in space—and within himself.

Top Secret UFO Projects Declassified

Synopsis: Though claims of extraterrestrial encounters have long been dismissed, many believe the existence of UFOs is not just likely, but a certainty.

The Boy

Synopsis: A nanny is hired by a couple to look after their boy. She’s shocked to learn that her charge is actually a doll that the couple treats like a human.

The Swarm

Synopsis: A single mother breeds locusts as high-protein food, but has trouble getting them to reproduce—until she finds they have a taste for blood.

Lawless Lawyer

Synopsis: Seeking retribution for his mother’s untimely death, a gangster-turned-lawyer exploits loopholes to bring down those in absolute power.

Hit & Run

Synopsis: A man searching for the truth behind his wife’s death becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secets and intrigue stretching from New York to Tel Aviv.

Gemini Man

Synopsis: A recently-retired sniper faces off with a younger, stronger, cloned version of himself that a covert government agency has engineered to kill him. 

The Last Mercenary

Synopsis: A legendary secret agent-turned-merceneary comes out of hiding to save the son he’s never met. Learning how to be a dad may be his toughest mission yet.


Synopsis: Retiring hit man Robert Rath agrees to take one last job after encountering an eager competitor who has Rath on the top of his “to do” list.

(Images via Netflix)