The heatwave we were promised never quite appeared, so there's only one thing for it: stock up on microwave popcorn, set up a mini-cocktail counter at home (it is still the weekend after all), and get stuck into these five new treats...
From sci-fi flicks to a droolworthy BBQ documentary, put these on your to-do list before depressing Monday morning rolls back on around.
1. Marvel's The Defenders: Season 1
Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil AKA Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist AKA Danny Rand (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who reluctantly realise they just might be stronger when teamed together.
Action-packed with great CGI, you'll be hooked after the first episode.
2. What Happened to Monday?
In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic "One Child Policy," seven identical sisters live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau.
The Bureau enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person...
Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home…
A symphony of meat and fire, Barbecue shows us how an everyday ritual is shared by cultures around the world, as a way to celebrate community, friendship, and tradition.
A film told in 13 languages, from Texas to the Syrian border, from 'Shisanyama' to 'Lechon', Barbecue is a film about the simple truths in life that bring people together, and how barbecue is a path to salvation.
*WARNING: Do NOT watch this doc if you've no food in the gaff...
4. Banking on Bitcoin
Not since the invention of the Internet itself has there been such a controversial technological creation as Bitcoin. Bitcoin's early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo.
After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public – as well as the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted.
Yet after landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals, Bitcoin, which actually surged on election night, still faces its most severe adversary, the very banks it was built to destroy.
NYPD Detective Raimy Sullivan discovers that she is able to speak to her deceased father via his old ham radio. Her attempts to save his life trigger the "butterfly effect", changing the present in unforeseen ways. To fix the damage, she must work with her father across time to solve a decades-old murder case.
Creepy? It is.