6 of the Best Things to Watch on TV & Film Now

House of Cards' season three is here! Plus see Whiplash in cinemas and win The Judge on DVD
ByLauren SteadmanFriday , 27 February 2015
6 of the Best Things to Watch on TV & Film Now
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House of Cards
Drama Series
OSN’s screening the third season of the award-winning political drama at the same time as Netflix, but only for a fortnight, so catch it while you can. Corrupt Congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) continues to climb the greasy career pole, while a scandal threatens to undermine his reputation. Meanwhile, there’s the disappearance of his confidante Doug Stamper... Both Spacey and Robin Wright, who plays Frank’s wife Claire, picked up Golden Globes for their performances – no wonder it’s so popular.

INFO: Available Sat 28 Feb, OSN Play

 

Song One
Drama Film

After a terrible accident puts her aspiring musician brother in a coma, a graduate student (Anne Hathaway) travels to New York to see him and subsequently becomes involved with a performer he used to idolise.

INFO: In UAE cinemas now

 

Book of Negroes
Period Drama

This six-hour series, based on Lawrence Hill’s bestselling book, tells the story of Aminata Diallo (The Help’s Aunjanue Ellis), a woman kidnapped from her West African village and sold into slavery as a child. Although fictional, the story’s based on true events, leading to obvious comparisons with Alex Haley’s landmark Seventies saga Roots. With Cuba Gooding Jr and Louis Gossett Jr.

INFO: Exclusively on icflix.com

 

Metro Manila
Drama/Thriller Film

Oscar and his family flee poverty in rural Phillipines for a brighter future, but they are soon sucked into the city's seedy underworld in this BAFTA-nominated film.

INFO: 1:30 am, 1st March, OSN Movies Festival 

 

The Judge
Drama Film

Tense courtroom tale starring Robert Downey Jr as big-shot lawyer who returns to his childhood home when his estranged father (Robert Duvall) is arrested on suspicion of murder.

INFO: Out now on DVD. We have four copies to give away. For your chance to win, see www.ahlanlive.com/competitions

 

Whiplash

A promising young drummer enrols at a cut-throat music conservatory, where he’s mentored by an instructor who’ll will stop at nothing to realise his student’s potential. Although <Whiplash> missed out on the Oscar for Best Picture, supporting actor JK Simmons won big at the BAFTAs, SAG Awards and Golden Globes.

INFO: In UAE cinemas now

 

Housebound
Comedy Film

Low-budget Kiwi flick about a troubled young woman (Kylie Bucknell) who’s forced to move back in with her folks when sentenced to home detention – a punishment made all the worse by her mother, a well-meaning blabbermouth who’s convinced their home is haunted.

INFO: In UAE cinemas now

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