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What to watch this week: New movies and TV shows in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

Sonic 2
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Are you looking for the best show to binge-watch or maybe the latest movies you can see in the cinema? We have a lot of great releases this week in cinemas and on streaming services, so worry not as we give you the best movies and TV shows that you can watch this weekend.

Sonic returns to the big screen with this box office hit sequel finally releasing in cinemas. Joined by his sidekick Tails, they both face Dr Robotnik and Knuckles, who is searching for a rare emerald that could destroy the world.

The political thriller Silverton Siege arrives on Netflix this weekend, telling the story of three men who hold an entire bank hostage after being set up by the police. From the makers of The Wire, We Own This City arrives on OSN+ and brings into light the corruption that takes place inside the police force.

We have you covered as look into all the new TV shows as well in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman. We’ve handpicked shows from all the streaming services such as OSN, Netflix, Starz Play, Amazon Prime and Apple TV+ as well as the cinema. 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

After saving the town of Green Hills, Sonic is determined to prove that he is a true hero. His determination is soon tested as Dr Robotnik returns and is joined by the menacing Knuckles, who is in search of a rare emerald. Teaming up with Tails, Sonic heads out on a mission to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases in UAE and Saudi Arabia cinemas on April 21st

Moonshot

Set in the distant future where Mars is now inhabited by humans, this romantic comedy stars Cole Sprouse and Lana Condor as two college students who both long for their own partners that now live on the red planet. They both team up and sneak into a space shuttle and go on an adventure to reunite with their loved ones.

Moonshot releases in UAE and Saudi Arabia cinemas on April 21st

Along for the Ride

In this romantic drama, Auden longs for an adventure that she felt she never had while growing up. Enter the mysterious Eli, who introduces himself as a fellow insomniac just like Auden. Looking to experience the teen life she always wanted, the two go on nightly quests when the town is asleep, and both discover something in themselves that they never knew they wanted.

Along for the Ride is streaming on Netflix on April 22nd

Silverton Siege

Based on a true story, this thriller centres on a trio who was planning to do an anti-apartheid strike. When the three found out they had been set up with police waiting to arrest them, they sought shelter in a bank and took everyone hostage.

Silverton Siege is streaming on Netflix on April 27th

Selling Sunset

The top realtors at The Oppenheim Group are back. Set in the world of LA’s high-end real estate market, this show follows the seven female realtors who work hard but also play harder. Watch as they all try to be at their best to keep competition away while keeping their personal lives intact.

Selling Sunset is streaming on Netflix on April 22nd

Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles

This series follows a teenage rabbit named Samurai Yuichi in his quest to become a true samurai like his descendants. Joining him on this journey is a ragtag team of misfits, and together they all face enemies and go on an adventure to become the best Samurai Usagi.

Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles is streaming on Netflix on April 28th

Gentleman Jack

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Created by Sally Wainwright, this historical drama tells the story of landowner and industrialist Anne Lister. The series was based on her collected diaries that come in four million words, primarily written in code and documents her life, including her relationships.

Season 2 is streaming on OSN+ on April 26th

We Own This City

This gritty drama is based on the book by Justin Fenton and tells the rise and eventual fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. From the corruption taking place inside to the moral collapse that has happened to the city, it highlights the wrongdoings of those supposed to protect the people.

We Own This City is streaming on April 26th

The Baby

In her late 40s, Natasha isn’t the best when taking care of babies – until she unexpectedly lands a baby of her own. She soon finds herself struggling to take care of the child, who turns out to be controlling and manipulating and has some violent tendencies. Looking to escape this horror show, she will need to find a way to get rid of the baby and get her old life back.

The Baby is streaming on OSN+ on April 25th