Editor's note: As we're publishing the Advisory a little earlier than usual, you may notice fewer reviews accompanying our recommendations (these tend to come out later in the week). The Advisory will be back to the regular schedule from our next edition, which drops on June 10 :)
We recommend: The best new movies and TV
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: The much awaited sequel of our favourite Spider-Man series is back! We follow Miles Morales as he is catapulted into the multiverse where he meets a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its existence. There is a new threat, and Miles Morales needs to save the universe while also being at odds with the other Spiders.
IGN has high praise for the movie and says that the movie is “a more-than-worthy follow-up to an all-time classic”. The AV Club notes that the movie is a “visual treat, but it could use more heart”. Our take: We’re excited to watch this animated movie. The previous instalment was an unforgettable cinematic experience, and we can’t wait to experience what the sequel has in store, especially with an Indian Spider-Man set to make an appearance!
The movie is out in theatres today.
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke: This movie starring Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan is a rom-com and revolves around their story from marrying as college sweethearts to becoming each other’s mortal enemies who wish to get a divorce. Our take: A slightly dated premise maybe, but the interesting pairing of lead actors has us curious about this one. The movie will be out in theatres on June 2.
Scoop: After the immense success of ‘Scam 1992’, Hansal Mehta is back with a new series—this time on Netflix. It is the story of a crime reporter killed by the notorious Chota Rajan gang in Mumbai—which leads to the arrest of a fellow journalist. The series is based on journalist Jigna Vora’s 2019 memoir ‘Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison’
Our take: Hansal Mehta’s body of work speaks for itself, especially, and this series seems to be a gritty and entertaining watch along the lines of ‘Scam 1992’. We’ll be watching it for sure.
The Boogeyman: This film based on a Stephen King short story follows high school student Sadie Harper and her little sister Sawyer who are struggling in the aftermath of the death of their mother. They are now being tormented by ‘The Boogeyman’, who is feeding off their fear while the kids try to convince their father to take action.
This movie has mixed reviews. The Hollywood Reporter calls the movie a minor story but an “effectively nerve-jangling Stephen King adaptation”. Indie Wire finds the movie to have a “terrifying lack of subtlety”. Our take: We love Stephen King’s writing and this is one of our favourite horror stories, so we’re definitely getting in line to watch this one on the big screen. The trailer promises some jump scares, so make sure you keep your popcorn and cola in a spill-proof area :) The movie will be out in theatres on June 2.
Here’s a new chapter
Manifest:This is a sci-fi drama series about a flight that goes missing midair but miraculously reappears after five-and-a-half years with the passengers and crew not having aged even a single day. The convoluted story explores the mysteries of space and time and comments on the human psyche. The much awaited finale episodes of ‘Manifest’ will land on Netflix tomorrow.