Along with the fourth installment of an ever-expending action franchise, is a prequel series set in the world of John Wick, a horror series back for season 12, the final hoorah for a popular Netflix comedy series, and a scary movie just in time for celebrating Halloween too early.
The first reason to rejoin this fun franchise is that it returns some familiar faces from previous films like Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone. And expanding on that – or would it be expending? – are some fresh faces, including Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, and Andy Garcia.
And speaking of the aforementioned Sly Stallone, another reason to consider this movie is that it marks his last go as Barney Ross, the leader of the Expendables. Statham’s Lee Christmas is expected to take over as leader for this and future films. And what a gift that will be, fittingly.
And probably the biggest reason to check out Expend4bles is that the franchise is moving back to the good old R rating after No. 3 went the PG-13 route for the first time, which backfired with fans – aka it made less money and is the only one in the franchise with a poor audience score. Hopefully this one does better.
Where to Watch: In theaters
Another is that it goes back 40 years to tell the story of how The Continental came to be what we know it as today: an international syndicate of luxury hotels catering to big-time criminals, where assassination assignments are safely exchanged. No big deal.
And thirdly, in telling that story, there will be a couple of familiar characters. That includes one of the central figures, Winston Scott, played by Ian McShane in the movies and by Colin Woodell in this series. And we’ll see his right hand man Charon, played by the late Lance Reddick in the films and by Ayomide Adegun in his first role.
And it’s worth noting that Mel Gibson is part of the cast as one of the main bad guys, namely the one who was running The Continental back in the ’70s. Groovy man.
Where to Watch: Peacock
The second reason is that some of the series regulars are once again doing their series regular thing, like Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, and Denis O’Hare. And joining them are first-timers such as Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevingne. Now you’re intrigued, we can tell.
Reason three is that the story for Delicate is based on the new novel Delicate Condition by Daniell Valentine. It’s about a woman who is convinced that someone is going to great lengths to keep her from getting pregnant, yet none of the men in her life believe her. To top it all off, judging by the early reviews, it looks like Delicate will continue the series’ Fresh streak on the Tomatometer.
Where to Watch: FX/Hulu
Another reason is that the series, which revolves around a sex therapist’s socially awkward son and his underground sex therapy clinic at high school, finds the main cast of characters going off to college, which leads to a whole new set of challenges.
Where to Watch: Netflix
An interesting premise is the first reason to scare yourself into this one, as it follows an American high school girl of Indian origin who does her best to deny her heritage to try and fit in, until a friend is overtaken by a demonic spirit, and accepting that heritage is the only way to defeat it.
Megan Suri is the star of this one, which is another great reason to check it out, considering she has already been great in the Netflix teen comedy Never Have I Ever and the indie flick The MisEducation of Bindu.
And if you’re just waiting to see what the critics think, wait no more: It Lives Inside is currently hovering around 64% on the Tomatometer with over 50 reviews and plenty more to come.
Where to Watch: In theaters
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!