The Lockdown: Things to do this weekend

2 October 2020

Written by: Ellenie Case

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

Not sure what to 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.

Listen

G Flip, You and I.

From the Aussie Rockstar who brought us, Drink Too Much and Hyperfine, comes her latest tune, You and I.  The slow, epic heartfelt song may be different from her usual upbeat pop anthems but it doesn’t disappoint. Check it out here.

Cosmo’s Midnight’s new album, Yesteryear.

Australian electronic music brother duo Cosmo’s Midnight just dropped their latest album, Yesteryear.  You may have already heard some of the tracks on the album like Down for You with Aussie singer, Ruel but this laid-back summer album isn’t one you’ll want to miss. Check it out now on Spotify here. 

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Shawn Mendes, Wonder.

Ahead of his album of the same name set to drop Dec 4, pop sensation Shawn Mendes has released his latest single Wonder, accompanied with a music video dropping today. You won’t want to miss it, it premieres today at 2pm here.

Bon Jovi new album, 2020.
Are you a fan of the American rock band, Bon Jovi? Then you’ll be super happy today as the latest album drops today! Inspired by the events of 2020, the songs deal with issues such as gun control, the meaning of family, politics and much more. Find out more here.

Podcast of the week: Team Deakins.

This ongoing podcast between two acclaimed cinematographers Roger and James Deakins explores cinematography, the film business and answers interesting questions submitted by listeners. With guest speakers like director Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal, you’ll definitely want to check this one out. Check it out here.

Watch

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A Life on Our Planet – Netflix

From English broadcaster and naturalist, David Attenborough who brought us, Planet Earth and Blue Planet comes his latest work, A Life on Our Planet. In this one of kind documentary film, the broadcaster looks back on his life and the history of life on our planet while offering a vision to work with nature in the future. It airs this Sunday on Netflix and you can watch the trailer here.

 

Emily in Paris, Netflix.

If you’re a fan of Sex in the City then this one’s for you. Starring Lily Collins, this 10-part Netflix series follows marketing executive Emily Cooper after she lands her dream job working in Paris. As she takes on this adventurous new life she must juggle work, friends and romance. Check out the trailer here or start watch on Netflix today.

Killers, Stan. 

Who doesn’t love a comedy action film? Killers is a 2010 movie about a young woman (Katherine Heigl) who meets her dream guy (Ashton Kutcher), the only problem is that he’s a trained assassin. Check out the trailer here or start binging now on Stan.

Ford vs Ferrari, Disney+

This 2019 sports drama film is one for the car lovers. Based on the true story, the film follows automotive designer Carroll Shelby and racecar driver, Ken Miles who with their team of American and British engineers work on building the Ford GT40 to defeat Ferrari. Check out the trailer here or start watching now on Disney+.

Westworld, Binge.

Are you a fan of the American tv show, Westworld? Then Binge has everything you need to make your weekend good with all seasons available on their site. Based on the 1973 film, the futuristic show explores a world where every human appetite can be indulged without consequence. Check out the trailer here or start streaming now on Binge.

Need something on TV to watch this weekend? Check out our awesome suggestions below.

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Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers, Friday the 2nd of October.

Finals week is here and tonight the Lions will face off against the Tigers at the Gabba. With the home ground advantage, will the Lions be able to take out a win or will the thriving Tigers triumph again? It all starts at 7:30pm on Channel Seven.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Friday the 2nd of October.

Following on from last week’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on 9Go comes the sequel The Desolation of Smaug. This adventure, fantasy film follows Bilbo Baggins, who along with Gandalf the Grey and the dwarves, continue their journey to reclaim their homeland from Smaug. Check out the trailer here or watch it on 9Go at 7:30pm.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Saturday the 3rd of October.

Looking for something to watch with the family this weekend? Or just love SpongeBob? Then you’ll want to check out this American 3D live-action comedy. In the sequel to SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, the film follows SpongeBob and Plankton who must team up to get back the secret Krabby Patty formula which was stolen by a pirate. Check out the trailer here or watch it on 7 flix at 5pm.

Paper Planes, Saturday the 3rd of October.

This Australian film starring Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman and Ed Oxenbould is definitely worth a watch. It follows a young Aussie boy’s passion for flight and his journey to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. Check out the trailer here or watch it on 9Gem at 7:30pm.

West Coast vs Collingwood, Saturday the 3rd of October.

In a rematch of the 2018 Grand Final, the Eagles and Pies will battle it out for a spot in the semi-finals. Who will take out the win? Find out at 8pm on Channel Seven.

The Great Wall, Sunday the 4th of October.

Looking for some action to spice up your Sunday? Then this is the one for you. Set in ancient China, the film follows a group of mercenaries who encounter a secret army that defends the Great Wall of China from a mass group of monstrous creatures. Check out the trailer here and watch it on channel 9Go at 7:30pm.

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The Beach, Sunday the 4th of October.

The Beach is an adventure drama film based on the novel by Alex Garland and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s about Vicenarian Richard who travels to Thailand where he discovers a strange map which supposedly leads to a solitary beach paradise. Check out the trailer here or watch it on 7FLix at 8:40pm this Sunday.

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

Read

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

Looking for a binge-worthy book to read this weekend? Then this book is the one for you! The novel follows a woman who watches the life of a husband and wife from a train window. Unable to help herself, she gets entangled in their lives in the hope to discover the truth about a woman who was found dead. Find out more here.

Do

Magma – Online Comedy Show

Looking for some laughs this weekend? Then you’ll enjoy Magma’s comedy show where two comedians build a new society out of nothing but cooling liquid rock and pet peeves. The show runs until the 30th of November and you can find out more here.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.

Are you a fan of Crash Bandicoot? Then you may be interested in their latest game, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. Crash into a time-shattering adventure with your favourite characters on Xbox or PS4. Find out more here. 

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