The new Little Mermaid movie and a Seth Rogan series – what’s not to be missed
From where to stream the Harry Potter movies to a new Naoise Dolan book and your next Apple TV+ watch, here's our weekly round-up of what not to miss this May.
Monday, May 22
Harry Potter, Netflix
In case you missed the news last week, then I am happy to report that Netflix has only gone and added all eight of the Harry Potter movies to its inventory. Prior to that, you could only access the movies if they were being shown on TV or you know, you had an old DVD and player that still worked… so safe to say, this is a big deal for fans of the series.
Tuesday, May 23
When journalist Rae de Leon starts investigating the case of a woman charged with falsely reporting a rape, a pattern begins to emerge; authorities turning the tables on victims.
Wednesday, May 24
Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer, Netflix
Legendary comedian, actress and producer Wanda Sykes returns for her second hour-long Netflix comedy special – touching on everything from the challenges of raising Gen Z teens to the dilemmas of being a liberal in a hypercharged political climate.
Thursday, May 25
The Happy Couple, by Naoise Dolan
The second novel from Irish author Naoise Dolan, The Happy Couple centres on Luke and Celine, two people in mutual unrequited love with each other, set to marry in a year’s time. The best man, Archie, is meant to want to move up the corporate ladder and on from his love for Luke; yet he stands where he is, admiring the view. The bridesmaid, Phoebe, Celine’s sister, has no long-term aspirations beyond smoking her millionth cigarette and getting to the bottom of Luke’s frequent unexplained disappearances.The guest, Vivian, who with the benefit of some emotional distance, methodically observes her friends like ants.nAs the wedding approaches and these five lives intersect, each character will find themselves looking for a path to their happily ever after – but does it lie at the end of an aisle? In fact, does it exist at all?
Friday, May 26
The Little Mermaid, in cinemas nationwide
The modern remake of the beloved Disney classic opens in Irish cinemas this week with Halle Bailey taking on the title role of Ariel, a young mermaid who makes a deal with a sea witch (played by Melissa McCarthy) to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince.
Saturday, May 27
To Catch a Killer, Sky Cinema
Shailene Woodley stars as a talented but troubled rookie detective, recruited by the FBI’s chief investigator (Ben Mendelsohn) to help profile and track down a new and terrifying murderer terrorising the city of Baltimore.
Sunday, May 28
Platonic, Apple TV+
Friends don’t let friends have midlife crises… alone. Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne are back together for the first time since Bad Neighbours (and its subsequent sequel) in Platonic, a series that follows a platonic pair of former best friends approaching midlife who reconnect after a long rift. The duo’s friendship becomes all-consuming and destabilises their lives in a hilarious way.