Films, Games, Events: What to Get up to This Weekend

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Weary reader, meet weekend. Weekend, show weary reader a good time. Here's what to get up to in the UK over the next couple of days. Treasure them. Monday isn't a bank holiday.


We’d be telling porkies if we said the cinema’s the place to be this weekend. The biggest new releases -- The Boss, Mother’s Day, Me Before You etc. -- are movies I’d probably try to avoid even if they were the only things on TV and I couldn’t get up to switch it off because my legs were broken.

The likes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and The Nice Guys are still pretty new and are receiving pretty good feedback. Where To Invade Next (trailer above), in which Michael Moore wanders into a bunch of countries and tries to take their best ideas back to the US with him, definitely looks like a good shout, but it’s only being shown at a small handful of cinemas.

Fortunately, you can always fall back on…


This Week’s Top Pick: Mirror's Edge: Catalyst

Fresh out yesterday, the hotly-anticipated follow-up to 2008’s original still feels exceptionally unusual even eight years on. Is it better though? There's only one way to find out...

For the rest of this week's new UK game releases, head over to our buddies at Kotaku UK.


If you’re insane enough to not like football or betting or boozing or waving flags or standing in crowded places and squinting at fast-moving human-shaped figures, there are a couple of alternatives to binge-watching Euro 2016. You can do pretty much the same thing (minus the balls) for the Queen’s second birthday of the year tomorrow. Though tickets for the main viewing areas are sold out -- yep, tickets -- you can probably catch a glimpse of the action from the Mall or St James’ Park.

For something less sad and boring, check out the ITU World Triathlon Leeds, the Derby Book Festival and the World Naked Bike Ride in London and Brighton. It's going to be a hot one.

Oh, and there’s also a band called The Who playing at the Isle of Wight Festival too.

Image: Dave Cool via Flickr