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‘Red Notice,’ ‘Arcane’ and other new shows to watch this weekend

By Kara Santos Published Nov 12, 2021 5:05 pm

Cinemas have finally reopened in the Philppines this week after 20 long months, but for those who prefer to still watch movies on the small screen, there are some exciting new additions to streaming sites this week. 

Big-name Hollywood actors Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds star in Netflix’s most expensive film of all time, Red Notice, dubbed as a globetrotting adventure flick that offers a fun throwback to ’90s blockbusters.

Three new episodes of the animated series Arcane, set in the world of popular video game League of Legends, are also dropping this weekend.

A new addition on HBO Go is The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel series to the HBO crime drama series The Sopranos, which takes place during the 1960s and 1970s in Newark, New Jersey.

Here’s a roundup of some of the newest movies and shows released this week on Netflix and HBO Go.

NETFLIX

Red Notice

Synopsis: An FBI profiler pursuing the world's most wanted art thief becomes his reluctant partner in crime to catch an elusive crook who's always one step ahead.

Arcane (Act II)

Synopsis: Amid the stark discord of twin cities Piltover and Zaun, two sisters fight on rival sides of a war between magic technologies and clashing convictions.

The King's Affection

Synopsis: When the crown prince is killed, his twin sister assumes the throne while trying to keep her identity and affection for her first love a royal secret.

Amina

Synopsis: In 16th-century Zazzau, now Zaria, Nigeria, Amina must utilize her military skills and tactics to defend her family's kingdom. Based on a true story.

The Cabin the Woods

Synopsis: Five friends arrive at a secluded cabin with clear rules for their retreat. But when protocol is broken, punishment is swift—and everyone will pay.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Synopsis: Super-agent Ethan Hunt and his team take on another deadly mission ... to prove their innocence when they are framed for bombing the Kremlin.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Synopsis: When the IMF is dissolved, Ethan Hunt and his allies launch their own war against the Syndicate, a group of renegade spies bent on world destruction.

I Am U

Synopsis: There are about six people in the world that you are unrelated to, but looks exactly like you. One of them can easily take over your life. Or you can take over theirs.

HBO GO

The Many Saints of Newark

Synopsis: The Many Saints of Newark is the much-anticipated feature film prequel to the groundbreaking, award-winning HBO drama series "The Sopranos." The film is set in the explosive era of the Newark riots, when rival gangsters began to rise up, challenging the all-powerful DiMeo crime family's hold over the city.

Folklore 2: The Rope

Synopsis: A newly-wed woman is walking home alone after a joyous wedding ceremony when she gets caught in a purification ritual performed for suicide victims.