Lockdown: Things to do this weekend

9 October 2020

Written by: Ellenie Case

Things to listen, watch and read from home this weekend.

Bored or not sure what do this weekend? We’re here to help. Check out our guided list of entertaining things to do this weekend, all from the comfort of your own home.

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Little Mix new single, Not a Pop Song.

The British girl group are gracing fans with a new era of music with their latest song, Not a Pop Song.  Part of their sixth studio album, their latest single is about them growing up and becoming women. Start listening now on YouTube or Spotify. 

Chet Faker’s new single, Low.

After five years of no new music, Australian singer, Chet Faker has finally dropped new music. His latest single, Low is a mellow, comforting tune that everyone will enjoy. Check it on Youtube or Spotify. 

Podcast of the week: Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain.

Just like the name suggests this podcast with Emma Chamberlain discuss really everything and anything. From advice on failure and relationships to conversation and stories about life, it presents some good advice, especially for young people. You can listen to it on Apple Music or Spotify.

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New Girl, Netflix.

Looking for a laugh this weekend? Then this American sitcom is perfect for you. The seven-season comedy follows the life of Jess, an offbeat young woman who moves in with three single guys: a bartender, player and coach. Dealing with relationships, friends and the wins and struggles of life all combined together with comedy it’s the new version of friends. Check out the trailer here or start binging now on Netflix.

Alex Rider, Prime Video.

This eight-episode drama series on Prime Video is a great binge-worthy series for this weekend. An ordinary teenager, Alex Rider works on behalf of MI6. Here he discovers he has skills that make him an extraordinary spy. Check out the trailer here or start watching on Prime Video.

Zemimation, Disney.

If you want to unplug and relax this weekend then you’ll want to check out DisneyPlus’ Zenimation series. The beautiful animation series pays tribute to the visual and sounds artists who worked on Disney’s legacy films. It’s an experience like no other for any Disney lover with iconic scenes from a range of their famous films. Check out the trailer here or binge it on DisneyPlus.

P.S. I love you, Stan.

Looking for a romantic movie to watch this weekend? P.S. I love you is a perfect choice. The 2007 romantic drama film based on the novel by Cecelia Ahern, tells the heartbreaking but inspiring story of a widow who discovers her late husband has left her multiple messages in the hope to help ease her pain and help her start her new life. Starring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler and Lisa Kudrow, you can watch it on Stan right now and check out the trailer here.

The Haunting of Bly Manor, Netflix.

Released on Netflix this Sunday, this highly anticipated supernatural horror-drama loosely based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is one for the brave souls who aren’t afraid of being scared a lot. From the creators of the Haunting of Hill House, it tells the story of a couple who drop into a void of unsettling secrets. Check out the trailer here or start binging this Sunday on Netflix.

Need something on TV to watch this weekend? We’ve got a few suggestions to help you out.

Richmond Tigers vs St Kilda, Friday the 9th of October.

In their first semi-final since 2001, the reigning premiers must battle it out against the soaring Saints to help their chances of getting into the Grand Final. It all starts at 7:30pm on Channel Seven.

Storks, Friday the 9th of October.

Looking for something to watch with the whole family this weekend? This animation comedy has all you need. It tells the story of storks who deliver packages to humans in an imagery world. However, when an order for a baby arrives by mail instead of goods, the error must be fixed by the best delivery stork. Check out the trailer here or watch it on 7Flix this Friday night at 6:30pm.

What to expect when you’re expecting, Friday the 9th of October.

With an all-star line up including Cameron Diaz, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, Chace Crawford, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Rock and Dennis Quaid, this romantic comedy will have you in stitches. It follows the lives of five interconnected couples all who are expecting while experiencing the ups and downs of having a baby and realising that life doesn’t always go the way you plan. Check out the trailer here or watch on Channel Nine at 8:30pm.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Friday the 9th of October.

The third and final prequel to Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies follows Bilbo and his company as they engage in a war against an array of combatants. They must hold down the fort at Lonely Mountain from being taken over by rising darkness. Check out the trailer here or watch it on 9:30pm on 9GO.

Kung Fu Panda, Saturday the 10th of October.

Who doesn’t love the 2008 animation classic Kung Fu Panda? Starring comedy sensation Jack Black, Ian McShane and Angelina Jolie, it tells the tale of The Dragon Warrior and his journey to defending China against the horrible Tai Lung. Only the obese panda who’s predicted to save China has no skills in martial arts… Can he beat the odds and defeat Tai Lung? Check out the trailer here or watch it on 9Go at 7pm.

Geelong vs Collingwood, Saturday the 10th of October.

It will be the ultimate battle between stripes when heavyweight teams Collingwood and Geelong go head to head this Saturday. Will the classy Geelong veterans take out the win or will the gritty Pies defeat them yet again? Find out at 7pm on Channel Seven.

A Few Good Men, Saturday the 10th of October.

This 1992 legal drama is a great Saturday night movie! Starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore, it tells the story of military lawyer Daniel Kaffee who must defend marines accused of murder who explain they were acting under orders. Check out the trailer here or watch it on Channel Nine at 7:30pm.

We’re the Millers, Saturday the 10th of October.

If it’s a good time and some laughs you’re after then why not watch We’re the Millers? The crime comedy film is about a pot dealer who must create a fake family of in order to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. What could go wrong when you put a drug dealer, a virgin, a stripper and a run away together in a camper van? Find out on 9Go at 8:45pm, you can check out the trailer here.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Sunday the 11th of October.

Did you like the 2009 comedy film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? Then you might enjoy the follow-up movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. This time Flint Lockwood is living a new life at the Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. However when he learns his food machine is not only still working but creating food-animal hybrids, he and his team must venture home to stop it once again. Check out the trailer here or watch on 9Go at 5:35pm.

Junior MasterChef Australia, Sunday the 11th of October.

Are you a lover of MasterChef or just love food? Then you’ll enjoy Junior MasterChef Australia which returns to our TV’s this Sunday. Aged between nine and 14, these young kids will battle it out in a series of eliminations, mystery box and immunity challenges to ultimately be crowned Junior MasterChef 2020. It all starts at 7:30pm on Channel 10.

Check out the full list of shows and movies on TV this weekend HERE.

Read

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

From the New York best-selling author who wrote her first novel at 13 comes her epic tale of angels and demons. It follows the dramatic life of Bethany, an angel sent with her brother and sister, Ivy and Gabriel, who are sent to a growing dark place to destroy demons. But Bethany soon finds herself caught up in one of humanity’s greatest treasures, love. The angel’s mission is of vital importance but will her love destroy her or save her? Find out here.

Do

The hidden world of Natural Parks.

While travel is still not an option, you may enjoy the awesome virtual tours of National Parks. Explore areas people may never go, you’ll never want to leave and the best part, it’s all free. Check it out here.

Online Hogwarts courses.

Are you a Harry Potter fan and always wanted to learn the magic of Hogwarts? Then you’ll love this. You can now explore all the lesson materials and even take real assignments graded by Hogwarts professors. Check it out here.

Game of the week: Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Need an escape from the dramas of our world? Well don’t worry Animal Crossing: New Horizons has all your needs covered with their imagery yet highly detailed world of your creation. It’s strangely addictive and you’ll absolutely love playing it. Find out more here. 


Ellenie Case is a third-year Bachelor of Media and Communications (Journalism) student at La Trobe University.

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