What you'll be watching this weekend: 23-25 August 2019

Always Be Watching is written by Dan Barrett

Frankly, it’s a bit of a quiet week. So, might I recommend a few movies. Netflix has a bunch of films worth your time right now, but in the past fortnight they’ve added one of my all-time top 3 films The Untouchables. That film is a blast.

Meanwhile, over on Amazon Prime Video in Australia I noticed that Mission: Impossible - Fallout and Venom are both streaming. It’s loud, great fun for a Friday night.

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RETURNING SHOWS: 

13 Reasons Why (s3), Casualty (s34), HarmonQuest (s3)

NEW SHOWS:

The Righteous Gemstones - HBO (US)

Stars: Danny McBride, John Goodman, Walton Goggins, Adam Devine

Follows a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work.

Watch Now - HBO ]

American Factory - Netflix (US)

Directors: Steven BognarJulia Reichert

Stars: Junming 'Jimmy' WangSherrod BrownDave Burrows

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Hyperdrive - Netflix (US)

Stars: Michael BispingLindsay CzarniakRutledge Wood

Tournament series where drivers from around the world compete on one of the largest automotive obstacle courses ever made.

Watch Now - Netflix ]

Better Than Us - Netflix (US)

Stars: Kirill KäroPaulina AndreevaEldar Kalimulin

In 2029, robots have become an ordinary part of human life - they help raise children, work as personal drivers, security guards, and lovers. For most people, "Bots" are just soulless machines that perform routine work, but they also become capable of emotions. A group of rebels, "The Liquidators," reject life with the bots - and are ready to shed human blood in their war against the machines.

Watch Now - Netflix ]