There isn’t a huge amount of choice when it comes to new releases this weekend, but I’ve picked out some of the weekend’s highlights including an animated series following two of Disney’s most beloved chipmunks, as well as the latest summer blockbuster starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.
Outer Banks Season 2
Set in North Carolina, Outer Banks is a Netflix original mystery teen drama series following a group of teenagers as they hunt for a legendary treasure linked to the disappearance of the father of the leader of the group. Season 1 received fairly positive reviews and the early reports on Season 2 suggest that the second series is equally as corny as the first, but just as fun!
Where to watch: Netflix (available to stream 30th July)
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life is a Disney+ original animated series following Disney’s two most beloved chipmunks; Chip and Dale. In their endless pursuit of acorns, Chip and Dale are joined by various iconic Disney characters such as Pluto, Donald Duck and Butch! The series offers 13 episodes, comprised of 39 seven-minute segments which are all non-verbal and combines classic-style cartoon comedy with a fresh lick of paint which I think looks stunning.
Where to watch: Disney+ (available to stream now)
Jungle Cruise is the latest summer blockbuster from Disney and it arrives this weekend on Disney Premier Access! Jungle Cruise is based on the Disney Parks’ theme park attraction of the same name and the features an ensemble cast with the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall and Paul Giamatti all starring. If you’ve ever rode the Jungle Cruise ride at Disney World then you know to expect joke after joke throughout the film!
Where to watch: Disney+ (available to stream 30th July via Disney Premier Access)
Summer of Soul
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a 2021 American documentary film about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The documentary examines the festival and investigates why the festival was seen as obscure in pop culture, given its large attendance and performances from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson and Nina Simone. The documentary combines incredible live footage with a series of interviews.
Where to watch: Disney+ (available to stream 30th July)