This week’s releases are reminders that Awards SZN is right around the corner. Will Smith is returning to the big screen with Emancipation, his first movie after the infamous Oscar fiasco. The Apple TV+ film showcases a powerful story and an even more impressive performance from the actor. The Whale also marks Brendan Fraser’s big comeback with another captivating story that has already received great praise from critics and fans alike. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is also bound to have film lovers raving and celebrating the acclaimed director. 

If you’re looking for something a bit more lighthearted, and less thought-consuming, there’s nothing like a good comedy like this week’s fantastic episode of Abbott Elementary (featuring an appearance from Vince Staples!) or Netflix’s docuseries about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship, Harry & Meghan. Regardless of what you choose, we won’t judge. We’re just here to inform you of what’s the latest and what we think you might like. Take it easy this weekend, as we prepare for the biggest event of the season—Avatar: The Way of Water—arriving next week. We will tell you all about that next week so check back in then.