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The movies and TV to tune into this week: December 13

Some TV gold to watch this week


by Lauren Heskin
13th Dec 2021

Swan Song / Apple TV

The movies and TV to tune into this week: December 13

Looking for something to watch this week? On top of all the goodness coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Disney Plus this December, there’s plenty more coming to TVs and cinemas near you too. Here’s what to tune into this week.

Monday, December 13

A League of Their Own Christmas Party, 9pm, Sky Max

Starring Romesh Ranganathan, Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp, bringing you their usual “we are absolute messers” banter with a festive twist this yea rin their Christmas special, which looks set to include a Christmas song, in which autotune will undoubtedly play a big part…

Tuesday, December 14

No Man of God, 8pm, Sky Cinema Premiere

A new crime drama starring Elijah Wood and Luke Kirby, it follows the relationship between mass murder ted Bundy and FBI agent Bill Hagmaier, the BAU agent who interviewed him after his arrest. As Bundy details his heinous crimes, it takes a strange and complicated turn.

Wednesday, December 15

The Hand of God, Netflix

From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (The Young Pope), comes the story of a young boy mourning the death of a loved one in bustling 1980s Naples. A moving portrait of Italy in a moment in time, it’s as beautiful as all of Sorrentino’s work and is considered to be one of his best.

Spiderman: No Way Home, in cinemas

You’ve probably seen Tom Holland and Zendaya discussing their height imbalance on every channel lately, but they’re also promoting their latest movie in the Spiderman franchise. Wanting to find some normality in a world where the real Spiderman is now a celebrity face, Peter Parker asks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help. HOwever, the results are even more dangerous as Spiderman’s previous nemeses are brought back to life… and maybe some former Spidey suits too?

Friday, December 17

The Witcher, season 3, Netflix

Season3 of The Witcher, filmed in part in Ireland and starring Henry Cavil, it picks up right where season 2 left off. Geralt must keep Princess Cirilla safe from others and herself while kings, elves, humans and demons battle it out.

Saturday, December 18

Swan Song, Apple TV

A masterful new Apple TV exclusive, Benjamin Clery’s Swan Song features Mahershala Ali stars as a doting husband and father, face with the decision to tell him he is terminally ill, until an alternative from an experimental lab to clone himself. Struggling with not wanting to hurt his family, with being able to say goodbye, it plays with of ideas of personhood, love and the sacrifices we would make for those we love.

Sunday, December 19

Wild at Heart, 9.15pm, Sky Arts

One of the forgotten gems of the 1990s, Nicolas Cage stars as Sailor, an Elvis-obsessed ex-con is on the run with his girlfriend Lula (Laura Dern) after her mom charges a number of weirdos to kill him. A weird and wonderful David Lynch film, also starring Willem Defoe.