What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff


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By Northern Star Staff

Kick back and explore some new films and shows that you haven’t seen before, or take a look back at some that you could enjoy more than once. This is what some of the staff at the Northern Star will be watching to relax and unwind over the weekend.

Lost in Translation (Peacock, Amazon Prime Video)

“Lost in Translation” is one of those films where you are unsure of what will happen next. The film was written and directed by Sofia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford Coppola who is best known for directing “The Godfather” films.

This film stars Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray and follows their complicated and interesting relationship they come to form after meeting each other in a hotel in Tokyo. 

“Lost in Translation” is worth a second watch in order to see the little things that may have been missed upon the initial viewing. – Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor

Saturday Night Live (YouTube, Peacock)

“SNL” is a late night comedy show that has been around since the 1970s. The skits never seem repetitive and are always entertaining. 

A new segment featuring Ben Marshall, Martin Herlihy and John Higgins known as “Please Don’t Destroy” has been a nice addition to the show as they are able to play off of each other incredibly well.

Arguably the best part of “SNL” is “Weekend Update,” hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost, where the two take turns reading real-world updates with a comedic twist. – Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor

Secrets of Sulphur Springs (Disney +)  

Season two of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” came out recently on Disney+ and it is as plot twist filled as the first season. This show is great for the entire family and will keep everyone on the edge of their seat. It’s one of those shows where a day dedicated to watching the entire season is a must because everyone will want to find out what happens next. 

A family buys a hotel in order to fix it up to get it running again. The only problem is it is a haunted hotel and everyone in the town knows to stay away from it. In the basement, the children discover a time machine and go back to as far as the 1930s, where they get to meet their relatives and learn more about the history of the hotel. – Elisa Reamer, News Editor