What to Watch This Weekend: January 6-8

Edgar Allan Poe, a disturbing dancing doll, and things get witchy.

Happy New Year and happy looking! 2023 is off to a wonderfully demented start with the artificial intelligence horror film with Gerard Johnstone’s M3GAN about a younger female who’s proficient a reasonable doll who fast goes from pal to fiend. Christian Bale and Harry Melling team up as detective Augustus Landor and shortly-to-be literary master of macabre Edgar Allan Poe for Scott Cooper’s dark and dismal mystery mystery The Pale Blue Eye. If you are nevertheless yearning some bleak content material, look no similarly than the upcoming Anne Rice adaptation Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches that puts Alexandra Daddario at the center of a witchy situation. Plus, the series finale of George & Tammy, and collection premieres of the Fox series Alert starring Scott Caan, the sports docu-collection Boys in Blue on Showtime, and the Scottish oil rig thriller series The Rig on Prime Video.

Here’s a closer examine five thrilling titles to test out at the large and small screens this weekend!

Copenhagen Cowboy

Release Date: January five on Netflix

Okay, dishonest a bit bit with this title as it changed into launched earlier inside the week, but Copenhagen Cowboy ought to genuinely be to your radar this weekend. Created by Sara Isabella Jønsson Vedde and Nicolas Winding Refn, the latter of whom directed Pusher, Drive, and The Neon Demon, this crime mystery follows Miu (Angela Bundalovic), a young heroine who is geared up to restore order to the sketchy underworld of Copenhagen. This darkish but colourful and fashionable series additionally stars Andreas Lykke Jørgensen, Zlatko Buric, and Li Ii Zhang.


Release Date: January 6 in Theaters

Have you visible this element dance? Produced by using Jason Blum, horror mastermind at the back of Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Get Out, and Happy Death Day, and with a story through Saw and Malignant director James Wan comes M3GAN, the source of your nightmares. The sci-fi thriller follows Gemma (Allison Williams), a toy agency roboticist who creates M3GAN (Amie Donald), an artificially wise infant-sized doll to provide to her niece Cady (Violet McGraw), who lately became orphaned. At first, M3GAN is everything a toddler and determine would want. Agreeable, sweet, attentive. However, this delightful demeanor does now not last, and M3GAN now not best becomes increasingly possessive, but additionally increasingly more violent. But severely, the dancing. What is that approximately?

The Pale Blue Eye

Release Date: January 6 on Netflix

Edgar Allan Poe: Poe-tic Detective? Writer-director Scott Cooper takes us lower back to New York’s Hudson Valley in 1830 to investigate a string of calculated murders. Based on Louis Bayard’s 2003 novel of the equal call, The Pale Blue Eye follows Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), a jaded detective who concurs to resolve the mystery in the back of the hangings of cadets at the United States Military Academy in West Point. The code of silence on the academy makes it difficult for Augustus to make any massive headway at the case, however way to the help of Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling), an observant, vivacious, and inventive cadet on the academy, the pair works collectively to find the truth, forming an not likely bond alongside the manner.

Filmmaker Scott Cooper currently spoke with our very personal Perri Nemiroff to element Bale and Melling’s wildly different performances and the way they each better and knowledgeable the words at the page. “Their performances are so specific as I stated. Christian’s is pretty restricted and observant, and he isn’t giving anything, while Harry Melling’s portrayal, which may be very correct, is larger than existence nearly, and quite poetic, and exuberant.” Cooper additionally describes the movie as an beginning story of types for the macabre writer, who’s pretty exuberant in the movie. “We have very entrenched thoughts approximately who Edgar Allan Poe was, and that’s from later in existence,” adding, “This is set who he became before, so it became simply approximately know-how Harry’s tone.”

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches

Release Date: January eight AMC+

“Evil comes in lots of bureaucracy.” The Anne Rice universe is increasing! Last year, AMC debuted Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire gothic horror collection starring Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid as vampires Louis de Pointe du Lac and Lestat de Lioncourt respectively, based totally on the famous 1976 novel of the equal call. Now, Alexandra Daddario gets witchy in Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, a fantasy collection about Dr. Rowan Fielding (Daddario), a girl whose cautiously curated lifestyles is jeopardized while unexplainable and uncontrollable phenomena arise around. She isn’t overreacting. She’s simply the heiress to a family of witches and has generations of lurking evil to take care of in the shape of Lasher (Jack Huston). The collection, which became created for television with the aid of Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford, also stars Beth Grant, Harry Hamlin, Tongayi Chirisa, Jen Richards, and Hannah Alline.

George & Tammy (Series Finale)

Release Date: January 8 on Showtime

Oscar winner Jessica Chastain and -time nominee Michael Shannon had been u . S . A . Making a song their hearts out for the previous few weeks over on Showtime for the constrained series George & Tammy. The ancient drama recounts the powerful professional and romantic dating that u . S . Legends George Jones (Shannon) and Tammy Wynette (Chastain) shared on and stale-screen for some of years as they contended with alcohol and drug abuse, intense fame, and poisonous love. The 6th and final episode of the series explores the undeniable connection the singers percentage even a decade after their divorce, and the way they manage it throughout one last excursion together. Where does their love stand? Jessica Chastain was these days nominated for a Golden Globe for her heartbreaking and wonderful portrayal of the First Lady of Country Music.

New Episodes


The Mosquito Coast (Apple TV+)

Mythic Quest (Apple TV+)

The Rig (Series Premiere, Prime Video)

Boys in Blue (Series Premiere, Showtime)

BMF (Season 2 Premiere, Starz)

Fire Country (Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere, CBS)

S.W.A.T. (Season 6 Mid-Season Premiere, CBS)

Blue Bloods (Season 13 Mid-Season Premiere, CBS)

Lopez vs. Lopez (Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere, NBC)

Young Rock (Season 3 Mid-Season Premiere, NBC)


Tulsa King (Paramount+)

The Simpsons (Fox)

Yellowstone (Season 5 Mid-Season Finale, Paramount Network)

The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime)

George & Tammy (Series Finale, Showtime)

1923 (Paramount+)

Alert (Series Premiere, Fox)

Miss Scarlet and the Duke (Season 3, PBS)

All Creatures Great and Small (Season 3, PBS)

NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 8 Mid-Season Premiere, CBS)

East New York (Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere, CBS)

Family Guy (Season 21 Mid-Season Premiere, Fox)

Bob’s Burgers (Season 13 Mid-Season Premiere, Fox)

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches (Series Premiere, AMC)

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