Forget remote controls and ad breaks, when it comes to new films and TV, sometimes the best place to go is the internet. This week you can start watching the third series of the American version The Killing on Netflix, just one day after it airs in the US, catch up with Sky Atlantic series Treme, see Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis and make your mind up about Cloud Atlas…
The Killing, series 3 – available every Monday on Netflix
The American remake of Danish cult hit The Killing has a serious following. US network AMC announced in 2012 that the series wouldn’t be renewed for a third run, before Netflix and Fox stepped in to revive the show and ensure the future of the fan favourite.
Following homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder, The Killing season three picks up a year after the end of the last series. Following the close of the Rosie Larsen case, which consumed the main characters for the first two series, Linden is no longer a detective. But when Holder discovers a string of gruesome murders, Linden is drawn back into the life she thought she’d left behind…
Each new episode of series three is now available every Monday on Netflix, just one day after it airs in the US.
Fancy getting into the dark drama? Seasons one and two are also available on Netflix.
Set in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, Treme follows a group of working-class musicians as they struggle to restore normality in their hometown of Treme, New Orleans.
The third run of the Emmy award-nominated HBO series picks up more than two years after the hurricane wrecked the city, as promises of redevelopment arrive. While the rest of the world moves on from the disaster, those living in Treme still face a struggle to return to what matters in their city…
Cosmopolis – available 15 June on LOVEFiLM Instant
Are their any LOVEFiLM fans out there in need of their Robert Pattinson fix? What a silly question, of course there are.
Now he may not have a taste for blood or sparkle in the sunlight in this film, but Pattinson does get a hell of a lot of screen time… The slightly strange flick follows 28-year-old billionaire Eric Packer as he drives around Manhattan in his limo, watching as his life falls apart around him.
Cloud Atlas, the time and space-jumping, star studded film which saw familiar faces transform into unrecognisable ones, is now available to buy on iTunes.
Based on David Mitchell’s best selling novel and turned into a film by Lana and Andy Wachowski, Cloud Atlas stars the likes of Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, James D’Arcy, Hugh Grant… (the list goes on.)
It’s so far polarised critics, making it onto best and worst film lists, so it’s only right that you watch it yourself before you make your mind up…
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