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Crazy rich romances and Cebu zombies invade your Weekend Watchlist

By Kara Santos Published Oct 16, 2020 9:06 pm

This weekend, take a break from the horrors of the real world with some escapist fantasy rom-coms, lighthearted movie monsters, and period piece films.

In case you haven't seen it yet, the bingeable Emily in Paris has been trending in the top 10 watchlist on Neflix the past two weeks. The Filipino animated sci-fi/romance flick Saving Sally premieres this week, along with 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians.

Here are just a few new movies and series available on various streaming sites for your weekend watching pleasure.

NETFLIX

Saving Sally

 

Synopsis: A daydreaming comic book artist's unrequited love for his best friend fuels his imagination, and his attempts to save her from her hellish homelife.

Emily in Paris

Synopsis: Chicago marketing executive Emily Cooper is hired to provide an American perspective at a marketing firm in Paris.

Crazy Rich Asians

Synopsis: Rachel, a professor, dates a man named Nick and looks forward to meeting his family. However, she is shaken up when she learns that Nick belongs to one of the richest families in the country.

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster-Hunting

Synopsis: Recruited by a secret society of babysitters, a high schooler battles the Boogeyman and his monsters when they nab the boy she's watching on Halloween.

Fantasy Island

Synopsis: A mysterious man invites a group of lucky guests to his secretive resort to fulfil their darkest fantasies. However, when people start arriving, things take an unexpected turn.

HBO Go

Miss S

Synopsis: HBO Asia Original Miss S is a Mandarin adaptation of the globally popular Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. The series set in 1930s Shanghai, stars award-winning actress Ma Yili (The First Half of My Life, Struggle) in the title role of Miss S, also known as Su Wenli, a beautiful and witty socialite who forms an unlikely duo with the righteous and serious inspector Luo Qiuheng played by Gao Weiguang (Ghost Blowing Light, Harmony).

Succession

Synopsis: An American satirical comedy-drama series centered on the Roy family, the dysfunctional owners of Waystar Royco, a global media and hospitality empire, who are fighting for control of the company amid uncertainty about the health of the family's patriarch, Logan Roy (Brian Cox).

Downton Abbey

Synopsis: The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue -- leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

AMAZON PRIME

Respeto

Synopsis: An aspiring young rapper strikes up an unexpected friendship with an elderly bookstore owner who has a dark past of his own. This film about the Philippine hip-hop scene, extrajudicial killings (EJKs), and war on drugs, won best film at the 2017 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

Nocturne

Synopsis: Inside the halls of an elite arts academy, a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate.

YouTube

Defying Gravity: the untold story of women's gymnastics

Synopsis: Defying Gravity is a 6- part docuseries that explores the untold story of Women's Gymnastics through its greatest champions. In a sport that pushes athletes beyond their limits, how do they preserve their passion, confidence, and voice?

Di Ingon 'Nato

Synopsis: In a remote mountain village in Cebu, a farmer will commit murder, a young doctor will lose her first patient, and a barangay captain will find a girl brutally murdered in a cemetery. The entire community is drawn into the mystery, and they will have to rely on each other to survive. It’s one thing to deal with the deaths of loved ones, but how should they react when these same loved ones return?