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

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Sit back, loosen your limby bits and blast out the Marvin Gaye. The weekend has arrived. Here's what to get up to in the UK over the next couple of days.


Our top recommendation this week is the freshly-unveiled Resident Evil VII demo, The Beginning Hour, which you can play right now for free. If you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, all you need to do is track it down in the PlayStation Store and get stuck in. First impressions from the experts have been mixed so far, so it's well worth a look out of curiosity if nothing else.


On this week’s menu, we have good but scary and scarily bad. Gerard Butler’s latest horrorshow (not the ghoulish kind) is Gods of Egypt, a film loosely based on Egyptian mythology, you know, if the Egyptian gods were mostly white people who could turn into animal robots, sort of like Transformers. It’s got a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s our review of it.

If that isn’t enough to keep you away from your local cinema for a few months, grab as many cuddly people as you can and check out The Conjuring 2. I’m a total wimp, so you won’t really want my opinion of the trailer (above), but the film itself has given plenty of people braver than yours truly the heebie-jeebies. If you’re happy to spend an embarrassingly large portion of your week running away from empty rooms and refusing to look in the mirror in case there’s something behind you, go watch it.


Gerald tells me I’m not allowed to just put Euro 2016 in this bit, so here are a few other suggestions. The first combines football with cars! Cotswold Motoring Museum’s 50 Year Flashback exhibition explores five decades of the stuff, and also features a full-size replica of the Jules Rimet trophy. Sticking with the walking slowly and aimlessly while pointing at things theme, the new Tate Modern opened up this week. Reviews of the arty stuff has been mixed (as ever), but the building could be worth an ogle.

If those aren’t floating your boat, Liverpool and Brighton are offering great opportunities for getting rowdy. Africa Oyé is a musical celebration of, as you’ve probably already guessed, Africa, and there’s an outdoor Dirty Dancing screening (with beds) on Brighton beach, so you can watch Patrick Swayze be cooler, smoother and just better than you’ll ever be, with the sunset crowning his magnificent head.