The Menu

Need to Know
A couple travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the acclaimed chef has specially prepared an extravagant tasting menu for them, with some shocking surprises in store.

Director: Mark Mylod
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, John Leguizamo

Why Is It Worth Watching?
With a star-studded cast like this and director Mark Mylod, of Succession and Shameless fame, at the helm, it wasn’t hard to be enthusiastic about what this movie was prepared to serve up having been billed as a ‘black comedy horror’ film.
The innocuous story gets underway with Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) and his partner Margot (Anya TaylorJoy) travelling by boat to an exclusive restaurant run by renowned Chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) on a private island. There they’re joined by other celebrities, food enthusiasts and food critics who have all come there to not only enjoy the food but also to indulge in the expansive culinarily experience arranged for them. As dinner begins things start taking a noticeably strange turn as the courses are accompanied by Slowik giving the attendees particularly bizarre monologues. Steadily the events become even more disturbing as things get increasingly and unexpectedly violent. All this and the meal’s only just kicking off!
The different elements this movie brings together from the cast, direction team and the storyline are the perfect mix of ingredients to deliver you a satisfying ‘fine dining’ movie-going experience as it stays effortlessly funny while also satirizing the overly indulgent foodie culture in a way.
This movie is certainly your ticket to an interesting and spicy affair if you have the stomach for it.


Need to Know
This spin-off series is based on the cult favourite Addams Family property and centres around the delightfully dark Wednesday Addams as she tackles her teenage angst and finds her place as a new student at the Nevermore Academy, all the while as a supernatural mystery involving a string of murders unfolds in the background. The uniquely brilliant Tim Burton lends his gothic horror sensibilities and tone to this series as director and executive producer.

Director: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Cast: Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Luis Guzmán, Hunter Doohan

Why Is It Worth Watching?
This eight-part Netflix series is a coming-of-age supernatural comedy horror television show driven by the character Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega). The series kicks off with Wednesday getting expelled from her normal high school (something about some bully and piranhas getting better acquainted), and is forced to go to Nevermore Academy, a special institution for outcasts and misfits, most of who are of the supernatural variety – be it vampires, werewolves, sirens and others. But somehow our smart, sarcastic and sociopathic lead fails to fit in even here.
While she’s trying to find her place at Nevermore, Wednesday makes new friends and quite a few foes along the way.
In the midst of all of this her newly emerging psychic ability initially makes her think she’s losing her mind but then she discovers connections between her visions and a monstrous murder spree in a local town. Wednesday decides to master her psychic ability and continue investigating the supernatural mystery that somehow links the town, Nevermore and herself!