This weekend, Mathew Vaughn returns with another espionage action comedy, and we eventually find out who the true agent Argylle is. We also have another big award ceremony you won’t want to miss, along with a best picture nominee that is finding its way to streaming services.
What to Watch This Weekend: Argylle
Argylle is the subject of another spy comedy directed by Matthew Vaughn. Best-selling espionage novels about a secret agent named Argylle (Henry Cavill) who is on a mission to uncover a global spy syndicate are written by reclusive novelist Elly Conway (Bryce Dallas Howard). However, the distinction between fiction and reality becomes hazy when the stories in her books begin to resemble the clandestine activities of an actual spy organisation.
The movie showcases Vaughn’s distinct blend of humour and action. So, this ought to be enjoyable if you enjoy his Kingsman films. “Stylistically, Argylle feels like the cooler cousin of [Kingsman] The Golden Circle—with the same amount of slow-motion call-outs, questionable CGI sequences, and delightfully corny humour,” said Maggie Lovitt in her description of the movie. Watch it theatres this weekend.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
A secret agency hires two strangers and offers them a life of travel, luxury, and espionage—the caveat is that they will have to take on new identities through an arranged marriage. The comedic adaptation of Mr. & Mrs. Smith stars Donald Glover and Maya Erskine. Because the action series prioritises its major characters, it becomes even more engaging. Watch it on Prime Video this weekend.
In her review, Emily Bernard of Collider wrote: Mr. & Mrs. Smith establishes very quickly that Glover and Erskine are outstanding, both individually and as a pair on a quest for self-awareness amidst terrible, unexpected mayhem.
Feud: Capote vs. The Swans
The most recent installment in FX’s Feud anthology series is Feud: Capote vs. The Swans. The women in writer Truman Capote’s life are the main subjects of this season. The series, which features Naomi Watts, Tom Hollander, and Diane Lane among its most remarkable performers, is a gripping drama that you’ll want to watch through to the very end. Watch it on Hulu this weekend.
Carly Lane of Collider commented on Hollader’s portrayal of Truman Capote as follows: Hollander’s task is to portray a man who is both at the pinnacle of his career and at the bottom of it, and it is a credit to his acting skills that this Capote adaptation stays as authentically heartbreaking as it can be without ever bordering on impression or caricature.
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 12
For Curb Your Enthusiasm’s last season, Larry David returns. The show continues to have that timeless sense of humour that viewers have grown to adore. It plays more like we’ll meet again someday than it does like an emotional farewell.
Season 12 is also a terrific sendoff for David as a comedy actor, and as he knows he’s saying goodbye, he’s playing to all of his strengths, according to Ross Bonaime’s review. Curb Your Enthusiasm is still, if you’re searching for laughs, fairly decent.
Past Lives, the Best Picture candidate, is currently accessible via streaming. After Nora’s family left South Korea, she and her childhood buddy Hae Sung (Teo Yoo), who were very close, got into a wrestling match. After many years apart, they finally get back together for a crucial week where they must face love, fate, and the decisions that define a life.
Without a doubt, one of the best films of 2023 is Past Lives. In a manner that many films can’t, director Celine Song crafts a moving love story that will stay with you. In his assessment, Ross Bonaime stated that Song’s work is amazing because it tells a thoughtful, loving, and heartfelt story about the past, present, and what it means for the future.
CBS and Paramount+ will both stream live of the 66th Grammy Awards. The music awards presentation, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah and feature performances by Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, and other artists, will be held. On February 4, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. EST, the Grammy Awards will be broadcast.
The Promised Land
Mads Mikkelsen plays the battle hero Capt. Ludvig Kahlen, a destitute man who tries to tame a huge inhospitable territory where virtually nothing can grow in the 18th century Denmark. The cruel lord Frederik De Schinkel (Simon Bennebjerg), who recognises Kahlen’s challenge to his authority, is in charge of this stunning but uninviting region. As a new society begins to take root, De Schinkel swears vengeance, setting up a violent and intense altercation between the two men.
Nobody is surprised by Mads Mikkelsen’s superb performance in The Promised Land. According to Chase Hutchinson of Collider, Mikkelsen’s character is similar to the one he portrays in that he accomplishes a lot with very little, bringing life to a desolate planet that is frequently characterised by death and pain.