17 February 2021
by Sophie Vella
Every month, we work hard to bring you the best in TV- whether it’s your favourite comic book movies or series, your kids favourite cartoon classics, action packed thriller driven narratives or even romantic movies- we’ve got you covered.
Grab your notebook or phone and jot down the following dates and times into your calendar so you’re reminded of what’s coming exclusively on GO Stars with our GO TV packages.
If you’ve got your kids stuck at home wanting a well-needed break from their online class or you’re simply a child at heart (or in our case fully fledged sci-fi fans) then you’ll be excited for what we have in store for this week.
Friday 20th – 12:05
If you haven’t watched this iconic classic yet, we suggest you do. Starring Tom Hanks who plays a man from Alabama with an IQ of 75, this film takes you through the hardship and struggles of not only romance but major political events. Through the presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the effects of the Vietnam war, Watergate and more, Forrest Gump manages to survive through sheer determination and innocence as his ultimate goal is to win over his childhood sweetheart.
Saturday 20/02/2021 – 18:20
So this is a bit of a controversial one but we heavily recommend you watch it! Directed by the notorious Taika Waititi, this WWII satire introduces us to a lonely German boy called Jojo who has an imaginary friend who takes the shape of an idiotic Hitler figure. There are so many layers to this film that you simply cannot take it at face value. The ingenious tongue in cheek narrative plays on the ridiculous fanaticism of Nazism and how it plays onto Jojo’s childish reasoning and consciousness. Ultimately, Jojo must face his beliefs when he finds out a Jewish girl is hiding in his house.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Sunday 21/02/2021 – 12:55
In the mood for some magic this weekend? We’ve got you covered. We’re showcasing the fourth film in the blockbuster Harry Potter series which takes us through a challenging tournament between rival magic schools. Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts begins with the Quidditch World Cup Final. Once the match is over, the infamous Death Eaters set fire and rampage the tents of the visitors and cast a “Dark Mark” into the sky. Overshadowed by the presence of Voldemort, this causes a stir in the magical community.
Star Trek VII – Generations
Monday 22/02/2021 – 19:00
Did you know it’s Star Trek month? To cure those Monday blues, sit back and relax to Star Trek VII – Generations! This 1994 classic directed by David Carson, focuses on how Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D crew tries to stop Dr. Tolian Soran, who is destroying entire star systems.
The Kid Who Would Be King
Tuesday 23/02/2021 – 19:00
Directed by Joe Cornish, ‘The Kid who would be King’ merges fantasy with action and adventure. Alex- the star of the film, thinks he’s just a normal boy until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Set in the present, this film harks back to ages of old and incorporates medieval legends into a battle of good vs evil with the help of the iconic wizard Merlin (played by the famous Patrick Stewart).
The Dark Knight
Saturday 27/02/2021 – 12:50
Ready from your errands? We’ve got the perfect movie to make your afternoon great. This Oscar winning DC classic directed by Christopher Nolan and starring iconic stars such as Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart (to mention a few), takes us through the most challenging psychological and physical test Batman has to face to date- that of fighting the Joker who wreaks havoc and chaos on the community of Gotham.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Sunday 28/02/2021 – 12:45
Got no plans on Sunday? Sit back and relax on your comfy sofa and enjoy another magical experience! Directed by the famous David Yates and based on the acclaimed J.K. Rowling novel, ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them’ takes us through the adventures of magical activist and animal lover- Newt Scamander who introduces us to New York’s secret underground community of witches and wizards. Set 70 years before Harry Potter reads this book in school, we learn about the underlying politics that cascade the magical world.