Spend your weekend watching all these new releases by Netflix.
Millie Bobby Brown is Eleven no more. Enola Holmes is her first leading role (also serving as producer) since her breakout role in Stranger Things. This Netflix film finds the youngest sibling in the famous Holmes family go on an adventure when her mother goes missing. Viewers will discover Enola breaking the fourth wall and talking directly to the audience. Based on the book The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery, the adaptation is full of A-list actors playing against stereotype. Henry Cavill plays an easy-going Sherlock Holmes, Sam Claflin plays oh-so-serious Mycroft Holmes, and Helena Bonham Carter is the missing mother with a golden heart.
Emily in Paris
Need some escape from the madness that is 2020? We recommend you watch this new series from Darren Star, the man behind Sex and the City and Younger. In Emily in Paris, well, we see Emily living in Paris. She’s a young American woman hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on advertising. Lost in translation, deadlines, but still in awe of Paris is Emily’s life on a daily basis. Lily Collins is annoyingly good as the titular character. You can binge-watch all the episodes from season one this weekend.
The Social Dilemma
How much time do you spend a day on social media? An hour? Or are you just addicted to it? This eye-opening documentary explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts behind it sounding the alarm on their creations. When released at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, director Jeff Orlowski made a splash for a provocative film that also questions our digitally socializing behavior. You will see that there is no privacy in the digital era, and your data will be your enemy — hashtag ironic.
The Haunting of Bly Manor
Two years ago, creator and director Mike Flanagan surprised us when he released The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix. Many cited the 10 one-hour episodes as a new type of horror and viewers were eager for more. Just in time for Halloween, Netflix unleashes its not-so-direct-sequel with The Haunting of Bly Manor. It’s a whole different story, but still has the silver lining: same cast but different characters and a haunted house. This time a nanny is hired to take care of orphans who live in Bly Manor, and the mystery follows. Binge-watch this and be ready for Netflix thrills.