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What to Watch This Week: Creed III, The Mandalorian, and More

Our best recommendations for your weekend viewing include a boxing champ, a space mercenary and his young companion, a couple of fun new series, and an awards favorite.

by and | March 2, 2023 | Comments


It’s puns out, guns out as we knock out our selections of what you should watch this week. Weighing in alongside the third Creed movie is the third season of The Mandalorian — coincidentally featuring the original Apollo Creed, Carl Weathers — as well as a rocking new series on Amazon Prime Video, a sequel series to a certain classic Mel Brooks movie, and a special but absolutely not surprising awards pick.

Entering the ring — aka theaters — is Creed III, the ninth installment in the Rocky franchise and the third in the spin-off Creed film series. We are happy to report that the film is, like its two predecessors, Certified Fresh, currently at 87% on the Tomatometer.

This time around, watch out for the 1-2 punch as Michael B. Jordan not only stars as the titular character once again but also makes his feature film directorial debut. Thank goodness, because the guy is clearly running out of talent. And let’s go for the knockout here: Jordan has confirmed this is the first sports movie to be shot on IMAX cameras, immersing you into the fights on a level no other sports movie has to date.

Where to Watch: In theaters

Landing on the world of Mandalore for the first time is Disney+’s third season of The Mandalorian, following two very Certified Fresh seasons already floating out in the galaxy.

The big force pull for this season is Mando and Grogu will be visiting Mandalore, the Mandalorian homeworld, in order to see if Mando may be forgiven for what he calls his “transgressions” over the past two seasons. And with the sea of friends and foes Mando has picked up over the series, like Bo-Katan, Moff Gideon, and deepfake Luke Skywalker, the season is sure to crackle with excitement for fans who have been following along.

Where to Watch: Disney+

Coming to Prime Video is the miniseries Daisy Jones & the Six, which counts Reese Witherspoon among its executive producers.

With stars Riley Keough, Camila Morrone, and Sam Claflin leading the way, this limited series is presented in a documentary style as it follows a rock band’s rise to legendary status in the 1970s. It’s based on the book of the same name by Taylor Jenkins Reid, which itself is based on her own experiences growing up and following the roller coaster career of the one and only Fleetwood Mac.

Where to Watch: Prime Video

Arriving a full 42 years after the film History of the World: Part I is this sequel series on Hulu, History of the World: Part II. With EGOT winner Mel Brooks — the man behind the classic movie — serving as executive producer, this series picks up where its predecessor left off, with comedy sketches parodying civilization’s most important moments and figures. The show, like the movie, will be jam-packed with big names including — and this is just a fraction — Ike Barinholtz, Seth Rogen, Danny DeVito, Taika Waititi, David Duchovny, and Sarah Silverman, among others, not to mention the man himself, Mel Brooks.

Where to Watch: Hulu

And finally, with awards season in full effect, Everything Everywhere All at Once has been absolutely sweeping awards left and right. This Indie darling is dominating on our Awards Leaderboard with over 100 wins so far, most recently crushing it at both the Producers Guild and SAG awards. And with the Independent Spirit Awards coming this weekend, as well as the Oscars in just a week after that, now is the time to check this one out.

Where to Watch: Vudu, Showtime

Hopefully our recommendations helped you fill up your entertainment calendar this weekend. Be sure to let us know in the comments what you watched, whether it was on this list or not!

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