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‘Arisaka,’ ‘7 Days of Hell’ and other new shows to watch this week

By Kara Santos Published Dec 10, 2021 4:43 pm

Looking for something new to watch this week? Two new movies are screening in movie theaters in the Philippines, namely Venom: Let there Be Carnage and Disney’s animated film, Encanto: A Magical World

Meanwhile, streaming services continue to churn out loads of new content to watch. 

A notable addition this week on Netflix is the 2021 Filipino revenge action thriller film ​​Arisaka starring Maja Salvador and directed by Mikhail Red (Eerie, Dead Kids). Arisaka originally premiered at the 2021 Tokyo International Film Festival where its director was nominated for the Tokyo Grand Prix.

7 Days of Hell, the episode featuring Filipino "mangkukulam" directed by Erik Matti (On the Job) in the second season of the Asian horror Anthology Folklore on HBO also dropped earlier this week.

Here’s a round-up of new movies and series released this second week of December 2021.


Venom: Let there Be Carnage

Synopsis: Eddie Brock is still struggling to coexist with the shape-shifting extraterrestrial Venom. When deranged serial killer Cletus Kasady also becomes host to an alien symbiote, Brock and Venom must put aside their differences to stop his reign of terror.

Encanto: A Magical World

Synopsis: The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift—every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.



Synopsis: A police officer must retrace the trail of the Bataan Death March in order to escape her captors—and exact her revenge. (Netflix)

Folklore: 7 Days of Hell 

Synopsis: Dive deep into the origins of fear as horror anthology series Folklore returns with its second season, bringing you six thrilling stories set in six different Asian territories, each directed by a local director. The Philippine episode, 7 Days of Hell, is directed by Erik Matti. (HBO GO)

And Just Like That

Synopsis: The new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series “Sex and the City,” follows Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from their 30s to their 50s. (HBO GO)

The Unforgivable 

Synopsis: Released from prison into a society that won't forgive her, a woman convicted of murder searches for the little sister she was forced to leave behind. (Netflix)

The Whole Truth

Synopsis: When two siblings stumble on a strange hole in the wall of their grandparents’ house, horrifying incidents reveal sinister secrets about their family. (Netflix)

The Unholy

Synopsis: A teen develops an ability to heal and attributes it to the Virgin Mary. But it becomes clear that the entity behind the miracle is far from divine. (Netflix)


Synopsis: Film lovers examine the cinematic moments that thrilled, perplexed, challenged and forever changed them in this collection of visual essays. (Netflix)

Our Beloved Summer

Synopsis: Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two bickering ex-lovers get pulled back in front of the camera—and into each other's lives. (Netflix)

Titans (Season 3)

Synopsis: After striking out on his own, Batman's former partner Dick Grayson encounters a number of troubled young heroes in desperate need of a mentor. (Netflix)

Motherless Brooklyn

Synopsis: Determined to solve the mystery of a mentor's death, a scrappy detective with Tourette syndrome uncovers a web of civic corruption in 1950s New York. (Netflix)

To Your Eternity (Season 1)

Synopsis: An immortal being takes on the form of a human boy, wandering the earth and experiencing the pains and joys of life throughout his story without end. (Netflix)

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online (Season 1)

Synopsis: College student Karen takes up Gun Gale Online and gets a reputation as the Pink Demon. Then her gaming buddy Pitohui asks her to join the Squad Jam. (Netflix)

The Hungry and The Hairy

Synopsis: On the motorbike road trip of their dreams, buddies Rain and Ro Hong-chul relax and unwind as they delight in tasty eats and scenic locales around Korea. (Netflix)


Synopsis: A unique love story involving a seemingly ordinary British couple who become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when two dead bodies are discovered at the back garden of a house. (HBO GO)