The first week of February 2021 features so many movies, shows, and events that are brand-new. From Zendaya’s new film to the Super Bowl, HL has a list of what’s worth watching this weekend.
There’s never been a more perfect time to cozy up on the couch or in bed to watch the latest movies and TV shows. This February, networks and streaming services are bringing even more fresh and exciting content for viewers to enjoy. This weekend alone features the premieres of exciting new movies and major TV events.
HollywoodLife has rounded up the key things to watch this weekend. There’s a plethora of new content coming out this weekend, including a new Zendaya movie, a binge-able Netflix series, and then there’s the Super Bowl. Here’s a list of notable movies and TV shows to watch from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7 across networks, online, and streaming services.
‘Malcolm & Marie’
Zendaya and John David Washington team up for a gripping and visceral romantic drama, which premieres Feb. 5 on Netflix. John David and Zendaya play a filmmaker and his girlfriend who return home following a movie premiere. Their evening takes a turn as revelations about their relationship bubble to the surface and tensions boil over. Zendaya and John David are the sole stars of Malcolm & Marie. They are mesmerizing on screen together, and the film is a fabulous showcase of their talents. The movie, which was written and directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, was filmed entirely in secret during quarantine.
WandaVision has become a pop culture phenomenon in just a few short weeks. The fifth episode of the Disney+ premieres Feb. 5 at 3 a.m. ET. For weeks, fans have been trying to piece together clues as to how the rest of the season will play out and who may be returning. Wanda’s seemingly perfect world continues to unravel slowly, and the visual of Dead Vision in the third episode was a sign that things only get darker from here.
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are rock-solid as Wanda and Vision. Any doubt about whether or not WandaVision was the right way to kick off Phase Four of the MCU has been cast out. WandaVision is one of the most creative and intriguing shows in a very long time. The Disney+ series is setting the stage for what is going to be an epic new chapter for Marvel.
‘Beverly Hills Wedding‘
Hallmark Channel is gearing up for the most romantic holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day! Beverly Hills Wedding is the network’s new original movie that premieres Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. ET as part of Hallmark’s “Love Ever After” programming event. The movie follows small-town wedding photographer Molly (Brooke D’Orsay), who enters her newly-engaged sister in a contest and wins a dream wedding — an all-expenses-paid, celeb-worthy event at a historic Beverly Hills hotel. The wedding is thrown by a “planner to the stars,” played by Matthew MacCaull. As the engaged couple becomes uneasy about the wedding plans and maid of honor duties bring Molly closer to the best man, her ex-boyfriend Cory (Brendan Penny), Molly begins reevaluating whose dreams she’s trying to make come true.
Firefly Lane is a new Netflix drama series that premiered Feb. 3. The show, based on Kristin Hannah’s bestselling novel, follows best friends Kate and Tully through the decades. The dynamic duo experiences highs and lows, just like any friendship. But at the end of the day, these two will always be there for each other. Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke have a natural chemistry as Tully and Kate. Katherine shines in her latest role as the complex Tully, who battles heartbreaking inner demons in the past and present. The younger versions of Tully and Kate, played by Ali Skovbye and Roan Curtis, definitely have their breakout roles with these performances.
Super Bowl LV
The biggest night in sports is still happening despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be facing off against reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Tom Brady returns for his 10th Super Bowl appearance, having won 6 Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots. His matchup with the NFL’s young star, Patrick Mahomes, will be one epic showdown. Top that off with The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance, and you’ve got yourself a night to remember. Super Bowl LV will air Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
Immediately following Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 will be the premiere of The Equalizer on CBS. Queen Latifah stars in the latest reimagining of the 1980s TV series that follows her character, Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman who uses her skills to help those who have nowhere else to turn. While she appears to most of the world as a single mom raising a teenage daughter, to a few she is known as “The Equalizer,” an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden who is also looking for personal redemption. Queen Latifah is the first-ever female Equalizer. The previous versions were played by Denzel Washington and Edward Woodward. The 2021 series also stars Tony Kittles, Chris Noth, Adam Goldberg, Lorraine Toussaint, Liza Lapira, and Laya DeLeon Hayes.
‘Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: Didn’t We Almost Have It All’
Whitney & Bobbi Kristin: Didn’t We Almost Have It All is a two-hour documentary airing Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime. The special gives an in-depth look at the parallel lives of the famous mother and daughter, Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown, who both met tragic ends. The documentary will be an exploration of their ups and downs, as well as a celebration of their lives. Friends and family will open up intimate conversations like never before in the Lifetime documentary.
Puppy & Kitten Bowl
Before the Super Bowl gets underway, there’s the Puppy and Kitten Bowl! The cutest pups and the most adorable kitties will be featured in the beloved TV event. The Puppy Bowl will kick off at 2 p.m. ET on Super Bowl Sunday. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg will be hosting the pup-filled event. The Puppy Bowl will air on Animal Planet and can be streamed on discovery+.
As for the Kitten Bowl, it will air Super Bowl Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel. Beth Stern returns as the host alongside Cameron Mathison and Tamera Mowry-Housley from Home & Family. The Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl are two of the most beloved events of the year. Prepare for your heart to melt watching all these cute animals play around ahead of football’s biggest night.
Crikey! It’s the Irwins
Season 3 of Crikey! It’s the Irwins will premiere Feb. 7 on discovery+. A sneak peek of the premiere episode will air on Animal Planet will air right after the Puppy Bowl on Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. ET. The series features the beloved Irwin family as they continue Steve Irwin’s mission to bring people closer to animals and inspire them to become Wildlife Warriors to help protect and preserve our environment and its animals. The season will also feature Bindi Irwin’s pregnancy. Bindi and Chandler Powell are currently expecting their first child.
Ahead of Super Bowl LV, the NFL Honors will take place on Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. The National Football League’s annual awards show will recognize the organization’s best players, performances, and plays from the current season. The winner of the Man of the Year Award will be announced during the ceremony. Green Day will also perform during the 2021 NFL Honors.
‘The Masked Singer’ Preview: The Russian Dolls Reveal A New Clue — Watch
The Russian Dolls read a brand-new clue in this EXCLUSIVE preview of ‘The Masked Singer’ quarterfinals, and guest panelist Rob Riggle is convinced he knows their identities.
The quarterfinals have arrived on The Masked Singer, and the Russian Dolls will take the stage once again during the May 12 episode. After their performance, a new clue is revealed by “mail” sent by the biggest fan in this EXCLUSIVE preview. When host Nick Cannon opens up the mailbox, there’s another mailbox inside, a nod to the Russian Dolls.
One of the Russian Dolls reads the letter inside the second mailbox. “I was a fan of you individually, but when I saw you band together in person — wow! Like I can’t even. Love you to the moon and back again,” the letter says.
Guest panelist Rob Riggle doesn’t believe he even needs this clue to guess the identities of the Russian Dolls. “Clues are for suckers. I don’t need them,” he says. He thinks he knows exactly who the Russian Dolls are.
“Bet this all day. Bet it twice on Sunday. That’s Devo,” Rob says. Devo is a rock band that rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s. The band is best known for their hit song “Whip It.”
Nick isn’t convinced that Rob is right on this one. “Ken, this really is your friend,” Nick jokes. This makes Ken Jeong cackle.
The Russian Dolls changed the game from their very first performance of “The Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson. One Russian Doll started out singing the song, but a second Russian Doll later revealed himself during the performance. The Russian Dolls debuted a third member in the wildcard round. They’ve been stealing the show from the start.
The final 5 of season 5 are Russian Dolls, Chameleon, Black Swan, Piglet, and Yeti. At the end of the May 12 episode, one of the masked singers will be eliminated. The rest will move on to the season 5 semi-finals. The Masked Singer season 5 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on FOX.
‘Siesta Key’: Chloe Reveals Why She Left Season 4 After Filming Took A Toll On Her Mental Health
Previews for season 4 of ‘Siesta Key’ show Chloe Trautman announcing that she’ll be leaving the show in the middle of filming, and she dished all about it in our EXCLUSIVE interview.
“I’m at a point where I really don’t want to be a part of this anymore,” Chloe Trautman says in the trailer for season 4 of Siesta Key. “Farewell everyone.” While the details surrounding Chloe’s unexpected departure are still vague, she dished more about the decision in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife. In the months leading up to filming, Chloe underwent an extreme mental and physical lifestyle change. She lost 50 pounds and cut “toxic” people out of her life. However, when filming for Siesta Key began again in Nov. 2020, she noticed that the “old Chloe” was starting to come back.
“In that environment, I have always been the ‘old Chloe,’ and it was like oil and water mixing filming and the new me,” she explained. “Well, I don’t like to say ‘new me,’ I like to say ‘true me.’ This season, you really see that battle of me trying to stay the course with the internal work that I’ve done. But I’m not perfect and I definitely have some bumps this season. Overall, I’m really proud of myself for putting myself out there and putting my mental health first. I think, more than ever, that’s such an important message to send — no matter what you’re doing in your life, if you’re placing yourself in an environment that’s not for your highest good, walk away from it. I’m just proud that I’ll represent that this season.”
Chloe did make the difficult decision to walk away. She said that the lack of support from her friends, who were skeptical about her transformation, was what ultimately led to the decision. “They weren’t as supportive as I think they could’ve been,” Chloe admitted. “Understandably, they were skeptical — they were wondering if this was just a phase. But for me, it just really built up. Every week, all the cast parties we’d go to, it would just build up over and over and over again. It just got to a point where I was like, ‘Alright, guys, stop trying to tear me down.’ When I didn’t feel like I had enough support from my friends and cast and production, I took a big step back.”
Luckily, it was the right decision, and Chloe told that it was “extremely necessary” for her. “I feel like I did the most work on myself in that time when I took a step back,” she revealed. “To me, in your true power, you should be able to place yourself in any environment and still stand true to who you are.”
Chloe also dished about the “breaking point” that led her to transform her lifestyle and become the person who she is today. “[In March 2020], our friend group went to Aspen and I was 50 pounds heavier than I am right now,” she explained. “I was skiing down a mountain and I was so out of shape, and I ended up falling and really hurting myself. It was in that moment that I cried out to God for help. Then, I went through a breakup with my ex-boyfriend of almost four years and my grandmother, who passed away, came to me and spoke to me on her birthday in June. My life just changed. The right people started to come into my life. I stopped drinking. I stopped partying. I really stepped back from any toxic environment or friendships I was in, too.”
Now, Chloe is “really excited” to show Siesta Key viewers the new version of herself. “I can’t wait to show people how, when you heal yourself, it’s truly the greatest thing you can ever do,” she gushed. “And how important it is to take time for yourself and mental health and meditating and all those beautiful things.” Siesta Key returns on May 12 at 8:00 p.m. on MTV.
Tom Brady Honors Ex Bridget Moynahan On Mother’s Day With Blended Family Photo
On Mother’s Day, Tom Brady made sure to honor the women he thinks are the ‘greatest of all time’ – his wife, Gisele Bündchen, and his ex – and mother of his oldest son — Bridget Moynahan.
Tom Brady didn’t leave anyone out of his Mother’s Day messages. On Sunday (May 9), the NFL icon took time to honor all the amazing mothers in his life, including his ex, Bridget Moynahan. “Happy Mother’s Day,” Tom, 43, captioned a photo he posted to his Instagram Stories. In the pic, Tom and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, stand next to his 13-year-old son, Jack, and his mother. It was a sweet, blended family photo and a lovely sentiment from Tom to his ex-girlfriend on this special day.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback also paid tribute to Gisele, 40, in his Instagram Story (“My numero uno,” he captioned a photo of the supermodel snuggling her and Tom’s kids, Ben, 11, and Vivian, 8) and with a touching post that featured all his kids. “Happy Mother’s Day, [Gisele],” Tom captioned the black and white shot of all five of them on the beach. “You love us and support us like no other. Have a special day! [heart emoji] [heart emoji].”
Along with Bridget and Gisele, Tom celebrated his mother, 76-year-old Galynn Patricia Brady. Tom posted a photo of Gisele hugging Gaylnn. “Happy Mother’s Day [heart emoji] to the best moms in the world!!”
Though Tom and Bridget called it quits in late 2006, the two have remained on good terms. However, it’s not every day that Tom makes a public gesture of affection towards his ex, so it was quite a moment when he wished her a “Happy Birthday” on April 29. That day, Bridget turned 50, and Tom celebrated by posting a photo of her alongside their son Jack to his Instagram Story. “Happy Birthday,” he captioned the photo. “We hope you have a great day!”
Months after Tom and Bridget split, the couple revealed that she was pregnant with his child. She gave birth to Jack in August 2007, right as Tom was starting his relationship with Gisele. “It was very hard for my wife to think she fell in love with this guy, and now this guy’s ex-girlfriend’s pregnant,” he said in a 2020 interview. “And it was very challenging for my son’s mom because she didn’t envision that either. But I think we all made the best of the situation, and fortunately, he’s the most amazing son.”