The House of Mouse certainly knows how to deliver quality content – it’s been doing it for a century.
This February there’s a whole range of new shows and films coming onto Disney+ for people to enjoy. From a well-loved espionage thriller show to an comedy series, take a look below to find your next obsession.
The Marvels – Feb 7
The Marvels follows Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) who is once again trying to save the universe, this time alongside Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). The film, rather surprisingly for a Marvel movie, did badly at the box office when it was released in November, making the (relatively) paltry sum of $206 million, which failed to cover its budget. The reviews were mixed, but it was embraced by some critics as "goofy and bold", full of "likable humour and brio" and a "good-natured fantasy adventure".
Suncoast – Feb 9
Suncoast tells the story of Doris (Nico Parker), a teenager learning to fit into high school while caring for her brother, who is dying, and dealing with her overemotional mother Kristine (Laura Linney). She meets activist Paul (Woody Harrelson) who, despite being decades older, becomes a good friend. The film has been directed and written by Laura Chinn, who drew on her own experiences of caring for her brother to write the screenplay.
NÇi Nai & Wài Pó (Grandma & Grandma) – Feb 9
This wonderful film, which was nominated for a Best Documentary Short Academy Award this year, looks at the lives of director Sean Wang's 83 and 94-year old grandmothers, NÇi Nai and Wài Pó (meaning dad’s mum and mum’s mum), who now live together. Heart-warming and uplifting, the film is about finding joy in the mundane and overcoming sorrow.
Life & Beth – Season 2 – Feb 16
In the first season of Amy Schumer's comedy series Life & Beth, Manhattan wine distributor Beth (Schumer) broke up with her boyfriend and moved back to Long Island after the sudden death of her mother. The move turned up trumps: Beth started coming to terms with some of her more difficult teenage memories and fell in love with eccentric farmer John (Michael Cera). Series two promises more laughter and tenderness as Beth finds out she is pregnant.
Homeland – All seasons – Feb 21
American thriller series Homeland, which follows the trials and tribulations of CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), was a huge hit, picking up awards, strong reviews, and a massive fanbase. It ran for eight series between 2011 and 2020, with each season focusing on an American Intelligence mission in the Middle East, including in Beirut, Islamabad and Kabul. Now all eight seasons will be available on Disney+.