The wait is over! The live-action adaptation Avatar: The Last Airbender is finally coming to Netflix this week! But that’s not all for anime fans, as the highly anticipated movie Demon Slayer: To The Hashira Training is coming to cinemas this week as well. And if that’s not enough, action fans can look forward to Land of Bad, the upcoming movie starring Russell Crowe alongside Hemsworth bros. Liam and Luke.
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On the other hand, Apple TV+ is bringing Constellation, a new sci-fi TV show starring Noomi Rapace, who returns from space to discover that her life on Earth is completely different. Genius autistic doctor Shaun Murphy also returns to solve more mysterious medical cases in Season 7 of The Good Doctor.
This guide is specifically for English movies and TV shows. We also have a similar list of the new Indian movies and TV series if you prefer that.
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Bob Marley: One Love
Bio, Musical | Rating: PG15
BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green from King Richard, BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE is in theatres February 22, 2024.
Horror | Rating: TBC
Cinemas are packed with movies for all tastes this week, and we’ll start with the movie Baghead, which follows A young woman who inherits a run-down pub and discovers a dark secret within its basement – Baghead – a shape-shifting creature that will let you speak to lost loved ones, but not without consequence.
The movie stars Freya Allan, Known as Princess Cirilla from The Witcher, Saffron Burrows, and Peter Mullan, and releases in cinemas on February 22, 2024.
Land of Bad
Action, Thriller | Rating: TBC
A covert Special Forces operation in the South Philippines spirals into a brutal 48-hour battle for survival. When an elite extraction team is ambushed deep in enemy territory, rookie officer Kinney is left outnumbered but determined to leave no man behind. With an air strike closing in, Kinney’s only hope hinges on the guidance of Air Force drone pilot Reaper, navigating unknowable danger where every move could be their last.
Land of Bad stars Russell Crowe alongside Liam and his brother Luke Hemsworth, and releases in cinemas February 22, 2024.
Red Right Hand
Action, Thriller | Rating: 15+
Haunted by a past stained with violence, Cash seeks a quiet life, but when Big Cat forces him back into her services, he faces a chilling choice: protect the only family he has left or risk a bloody reckoning.
The movie is directed by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms and stars Orlando Bloom, Andie MacDowell, Alexandra Park, James Lafferty, and Garrett Dillahunt. It will be released in cinemas on February 22, 2024.
Demon Slayer: To The Hashira Training
Animation | Rating: PG15
Demon Slayer: To The Hashira Training is based on the manga series by Koyoharu Gotoge. The story begins when Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family is killed by a demon, joins the Demon Slayer Corps to turn his younger sister Nezuko back into a human after she is transformed into a demon.
The movie is directed by Haruo Sotozaki and stars Natsuki Hanae, Hiro Shimono and Akari Kitô, and releases in cinemas February 22, 2024.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1
Action, Adventure | Rating: 12
Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender hits screens in February 2024, aiming to wash away the taste of the 2010 movie flop.
With a cast that truly reflects the show’s Asian and Indigenous roots, including Daniel Dae Kim and newcomer Gordon Cormier as Aang, the series revisits the epic tale of a young avatar tasked with uniting a divided world.
This adaptation seeks to stick closer to the beloved animated series’s heart, focusing on Aang’s and his friends’ journey as they navigate a world where the elements can be bent to one’s will. It’s a straightforward promise: to deliver the Avatar saga as it was meant to be seen, hoping to give fans the live-action version they’ve been craving finally.
Crime, Drama | Rating: 16
Mea Culpa Follows an ambitious criminal defence attorney who must choose between family, duty and her dangerous desires when she takes on the case of a seductive artist accused of murdering his girlfriend. When burning desire takes hold, things get hot… and dangerous.
This movie is written and directed by Tyler Perry and stars Trevante Rhodes, Kelly Rowland and Kerry O’Malley and you can watch it on Netflix February 23, 2024.
Thriller | Rating: 18+
Constellation, premiering February 21 on Apple TV+, joins the platform’s stellar lineup of high-budget sci-fi with a psychological twist.
Noomi Rapace stars in this edge-of-your-seat series, playing an astronaut returning from a harrowing ordeal in space, only to find Earth as disorienting as the disaster she escaped.
Directed by Emmy winner Michelle MacLaren, known for her work on Breaking Ba and The X-Files, Constellation promises a gripping journey into the mind of its protagonist as she grapples with her altered reality.
One Day As A Lion
Action, Comedy | Rating: PG15
One Day As A Lion is another action movie you can enjoy when it releases this week. It follows Jackie Powers, who will stop at nothing to prevent his son from following him into a life of crime. With his mob employer in pursuit, a chance encounter at a roadside diner charts a new path.
One Day As A Lion is written by Scott Caan, who stars in the movie beside J. K. Simmons, Frank Grillo and Marianne Rendón, and you can watch it on OSN+ on February 23, 2024.
The Good Doctor
Drama | Rating: PG15
The Good Doctor follows Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism who is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. Season 7 is set to delve deeper into the personal and professional complexities faced by Dr. Shaun after a season filled with life-changing moments.
The renowned show is created by House’s David Shore and stars Freddie Highmore, Richard Schiff and Hill Harper, and you can watch it on February 21, 2024.
Comedy | Rating: R
If you missed Joy Ride when it was released in theatres, you can watch it on Starzplay starting February 23, 2024.
The hilarious & unapologetically explicit story of identity & self-discovery centers on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure. When Audrey’s business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo, her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat, her college friend turned Chinese soap star; Deadeye, Lolo’s eccentric cousin. Their no-holds-barred, epic travel experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are.
The movie is directed by Adele Lim, one of the writers of Raya and the Last Dragon and Crazy Rich Asians, and stars Ashley Park, Sherry Cola and Stephanie Hsu.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.