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Weekend Watchlist: ‘Yaksha: Ruthless Operation,’ ‘Tokyo Vice,’ and more

By Kara Santos Published Apr 08, 2022 5:24 pm

Netflix’s original South Korean spy action film Yaksha: Ruthless Operations is premiering on Firday (April 8). The film, which stars special inspector Ji-hoon (played by Squid Game‘s Park Hae-soo) revolves around a leader of an espionage agency's secret operation black team, and a prosecutor who was demoted to the espionage agency.

Tokyo Vice, a new original series also premiered on HBO Go earlier this week. Loosely inspired by the 2009 nonfiction book by American journalist Jake Adelstein, the series stars Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) as an American journalist who relocates to Tokyo in the 1990s, becoming the first foreign-born reporter on staff at a major Japanese newspaper.

A veteran detective in the vice squad, played by Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), takes him under his wing as he starts to explore a dangerous life in the Japanese underworld.

Check out our roundup of the newest shows and movies on streaming sites that dropped from April 4 to 10, 2022. 

Netflix

Yaksha: Ruthless Operations

Synopsis: On assignment in a perilous city to inspect a Black Ops team and its notorious leader, an upstanding prosecutor steps into a deadly war between spies.

Black Dog: Being a Teacher

Synopsis: In a temporary position at a private high school, a compassionate teacher fights to support her students' dreams while navigating school politics.

Green Mothers’ Club 

 

Synopsis: Five moms in a competitive grade school community keep their enemies close, and one another closer, as envy and secrets tangle and unravel their lives.

Our Blues 

Synopsis: Romance is sweet and bitter—and life riddled with ups and downs—in multiple stories about people who live and work on bustling Jeju Island.

My Liberation Notes

Synopsis: Three siblings, exhausted by the monotony of day-to-day adulthood, seek to find fulfillment and freedom from their unremarkable lives.

Metal Lords 

 

Synopsis: For teenage misfits Hunter and Kevin, the path to glory is clear: Devote themselves to metal. Win Battle of the Bands. And be worshipped like gods.

Elite: Season 5

 

Synopsis: When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder. 

The In Between

 

Synopsis: After losing the love of her life in a tragic accident, a brokenhearted teen begins to believe that he's sending her signs from beyond the grave.

Tiger & Bunny 2 

Synopsis: Ice-wielding superhero Blue Rose decides to leave the world of "Hero TV" to go back to her old life as a teenage girl named Karina who loves to sing.

The Rising of the Shield Hero (Season 2)

Synopsis: A gamer is magically summoned into a parallel universe, where he is chosen as one of four heroes destined to save the world from its prophesied doom.

Green Eggs and Ham (Season 2)

 

Synopsis: Featuring the voices of Adam Devine, Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Keegan-Michael Key, inspired by the classic book.

HBO GO

Tokyo Vice

Synopsis: Hired as Meicho Shimbun’s first American crime reporter, Jake Adelstein is quickly tasked with covering two cases that initially appear unrelated, but soon stakes his career—and life—on connecting the dots.

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

 

Synopsis: Snake Eyes is accepted by an ancient Japanese clan to be taught the way of the ninja after saving the life of their heir apparent. But when secrets from his past are revealed, his honour and allegiance are tested.

Night of the Animated Dead

 

Synopsis: What begins as a simple visit to a grave site soon escalates into a night of sheer terror. In this dark, animated retelling of the 1968 cult classic Night Of The Living Dead, bloodthirsty zombies suddenly begin amassing everywhere. The animated retelling supposedly contains terrifying new content not found in the original live-action film.

Amazon Prime Video

All the Old Knives

 

Synopsis: When the CIA discovers one of its agents leaked information that cost more than 100 people their lives, veteran operative Henry Pelham is assigned to root out the mole with his former lover and colleague Celia Harrison.

The Brothers Grimsby

 

Synopsis: A dimwitted English football hooligan reunites with his long-lost brother, a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a massive global terror attack.