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The Gentlemen

In this adaptation of Guy Ritchie’s 2019 movie, all the trademark elements of a typical Guy Ritchie production are evident: posh fools out of their depth with dangerous criminals, stereotypical scousers, and a sense of emotional detachment. Theo James plays Eddie Halstead, a straightforward soldier whose father’s passing leaves him with a large estate and a slew of underworld difficulties stemming from a marijuana farm. Along with his unstable brother, who struggles with drug and gambling addictions, and the notorious drug lord Bobby Glass, played by Ray Winstone, Eddie faces many problems. However, he soon becomes accustomed to the lifestyle of a gangster. The film has a 90s vibe and is filled with action, violence, and stylish hijinks.
“As of Thursday, March 7th, Netflix will be implementing the following changes.”


Máiréad Tyers as Jen in Extraordinary.:

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In this lighthearted comedy, the story follows a young woman who lives in a world where everyone, except for her, gains a superpower once they turn 18. The main character, Jen (played by Máiréad Tyers), is still searching for her own unique ability. When she sees a therapist, she is taken on a journey through her own mind to uncover any abnormalities – but what they find isn’t pretty. Meanwhile, Jen’s roommate, Carrie (played by Sofia Oxenham), transforms her plain persona into an “edgy” one, with mixed outcomes. The superpower aspect becomes less of a focus and more of a fun addition – ultimately, Extraordinary is a well-written and well-acted coming-of-age sitcom, which only adds to its charm.
to Wednesday 6 March starting on 27 November back to 27 November

Disney Plus will be available for streaming on November 27th, which will be released on March 6th and will be available from March 6th.

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Hannah Gadsby’s Gender Agenda.View image in fullscreen

The comedian’s deeply personal 2018 special, Nanette, was a revolutionary moment in stand-up comedy, pushing the boundaries of what was possible. This performance, filmed at London’s Alexandra Palace, is another milestone as Gadsby presents a comedy special showcasing emerging genderqueer comedians such as Alok, Chloe Petts, DeAnne Smith, and Jes Tom. It’s a hilarious and thought-provoking show, with subtle yet necessary criticism of the industry (“The only other time Netflix gathered this many trans individuals was for a protest”).

Beginning on Tuesday March 5th, Netflix will…

This program explores the topics of cons, cults, and kidnapping.

The Program: Cons, Cults, and Kidnapping.

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This compelling documentary series delves into the realm of “behavior modification programs” in the United States. These troubling “innovations” in education involve parents paying for their child’s forcible removal and enrollment in harsh disciplinary schools in hopes of “straightening them out.” Director Katherine Kubler, who personally experienced one of these institutions as a teenager, is still haunted by the trauma. The show serves as both an exploration and a personal reflection, exposing regimes that closely resemble torture.
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Blippi Wonders

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This vibrant and slightly surreal children’s cartoon showcases the adventures of Blippi, a bespectacled and bow tie-wearing character. He is accompanied by his CatBot, named TABBS, and his DogBot, named D.BO. Blippi possesses a magical watch that can make his fantastical dreams come true. Although the show has a quirky and dreamlike vibe, parents can rest assured that it also incorporates educational elements. For instance, the gang often visits museums and discusses simple yet fascinating topics related to science, such as the colors of the rainbow and the mechanisms of recycling trucks.
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On March 7th through 9th, ITVX will be broadcasting.

“The Series: Pokémon Horizons”

From left: Kira Buckland as Sprigatito, Zeno Robinson as Fuecoco in Pokémon Horizons: The Series.View image in fullscreen

Netflix is once again examining if the phrase “gotta catch them all!” extends to television spin-offs, by introducing a new element to the Pokémon universe. This animated series for kids follows the classic adventure plot, as Liko and Roy embark on a worldwide journey with their Pokémon companions Sprigatito and Fuecoco. However, circumstances become complicated when they are chased by a mysterious group known as the Explorers, who are after Liko’s pendant. Luckily, they receive assistance from several Pokémon friends.
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On Thursday, March 7th, Netflix will change the wording.

The Reluctant Traveller

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Eugene Levy returns to the screen as the much higher-profile Karl Pilkington in this unique travel series, where he explores incredible locations that he has no real interest in. In this season, he reluctantly sets off on a trip around Europe, initially unenthusiastic about one location’s large number of mosquitos. However, as the journey continues, Levy takes part in sheep herding, dons a kilt for a traditional Scottish dance, and discovers more about his European ancestry. Against all expectations, he appears to be quite content.

The Apple TV+ streaming service was launched on March 8th, 2019.

Source: theguardian.com