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An epic doomsday action movie and 8 more movies and shows to watch this week

This week is absolutely filled with amazing new stuff.

January is over! ULTIMATELY! Let’s celebrate with new movies and shows. But which ones should you watch? And which should you avoid?

That’s exactly what you’ll find out in the latest episode of The big reviewwhich can be watched in full below, or you can skip to movie reviews (5:15)home entertainment recommendations (12:45)and classic watches (22:30).

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Here are the new cinema releases, all of which will be available on big screens across Ireland from Friday 4th February.


The director of Independence Day, 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow is back to destroy the planet as we know it once again. Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson and John Bradley are the astronauts trying to save Earth when they discover that…well…the moon is falling. Expect big explosions.

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12 years after Jackass 3D hit theaters, the team is back with the usual mix of comedy and volatile jokes. We spoke with Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius about the new film, and you can check out the full interview here:

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And now, let’s get to the things you can watch at home this week, starting with…


The story behind the most famous sex tape of all time, Lily James and Sebastian Stan play Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, the newly married celebrity couple who discover their private recording has been stolen from home and shared across the world. Check out our in-depth review of the series here.

The first three episodes arrive on Disney+ on Wednesday, February 2, with the rest of the season arriving weekly.


Will Arnett directs this cop-and-crime comedy, joined each week by a different celebrity (including Conan O’Brien, Sharon Stone and Annie Murphy) who arrives without a script and must play along to help solve the crime.

All six episodes arrive on Netflix on Thursday, February 3.

The Tinder Scammer

An international psychological thriller disguised as a documentary, which tells the true story of a group of women who are seduced by the same man on the dating app, only to fall victim to his dangerously manipulative mind games. Check out our full in-depth review of the film here.

The documentary arrives on Netflix on Wednesday, February 2.

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After a very good and a very bad Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise, we get this TV adaptation of Lee Child’s much-loved action-packed book series, starring Alan Ritchson as a much more accurate portrayal of Reacher’s physicality.

The first episode hits Prime Video on Friday, February 4.


The one where they visit Ireland!

The new season is available on Netflix right now.

And finally, the surprisingly exciting Pizza and a movie section, with Rory and Eoghan each choosing a movie to watch at home this weekend, and putting it up for a public vote to decide which is the best choice…

Here are this week’s picks, with the vote up again JOE’s Instagram channelso keep an eye on it for your say!

Rory’s Choice – THE PEACIFIER

Released 25 years ago – and added to Netflix this week! – this action-thriller starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman feels like hesitant first steps to grittier spy flicks like the Bourne and Craig’s Bond movies. Moreover, it was the very first made by DreamWorks Pictures!

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Eoghan’s Choice – GROUNDGROUND DAY

For the week in there, a classic rom-com with an acidic Earth-scorching twist by Bill Murray. Available to watch on NOW and Sky right now.

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