It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s new on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland today. There’s a selection of new films and documentaries plus much more.
Here’s the rundown:
Where The Heart Is (2000)
After Tennessee teen Novalee Nation (Natalie Portman) is left literally barefoot and pregnant in a Wal-Mart parking lot by her no-good boyfriend, Willy Jack Pickens (Dylan Bruno), she manages to live within the mammoth megastore until her baby’s abrupt arrival makes her a media darling. After this, Good Samaritan nurse Lexie (Ashley Judd) takes in Novalee and her newborn daughter. Before long, Lexie and Novalee form a life-changing bond of friendship and sisterhood.
Me, Earl and the Dying Girl
Greg, a socially awkward teenager, spends most of his time with Earl. He is forced by his mother to befriend Rachel, who suffers from leukaemia, leading to an undying friendship between the three.
For a clear passport and a huge amount, mercenary Toorop agrees to smuggle a girl from an Asian convent to New York. Joined by her guardian, the trio take on a journey that’s full of lethal surprises.
Long Gone Summer
In the summer of 1998, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark McGwire and the Chicago Cubs’ Sammy Sosa embark on a chase of one of the game’s most hallowed records, igniting the passion and imagination of fans and non-fans everywhere.
Mike and the Mad Dog
Mantle and Maris. Clyde and The Pearl. Manning to Burress. Messier and Leetch. Over the years, New York sports fans have witnessed many legendary combinations. But there is another tandem of talents they will long remember, a pairing they didn’t see as much as hear. Their names are Mike Francesa and Chris Russo, and their “Mike and the Mad Dog” show ruled afternoon sports talk from the studios of WFAN 660 for 19 years-not bad considering they didn’t think they’d last 19 days together. Even though they both brought Long Island accents and encyclopedic sports knowledge to the microphone, they were distinctly different personalities who often clashed on and off the air. But when all was said and done, they changed sports radio forever. In this rollicking yet revealing 30 for 30 documentary directed by Daniel H. Forer, the story of their success is told through in-depth interviews, archival tapes and a chorus of colleagues and fans-some of them quite famous. Framed by a 2016 lovefest known as FrancesaCon, the film captures the chemistry that made “Mike and the Mad Dog” so compelling-never more so than on their final show together in 2008, when Christopher’s father, Tony, made a call to Mike. Francesa and Russo both went on to success on their own. But for a generation of sports fans, there will never be another sports radio show as entertaining, as argument-inducing, as good as “Mike and The Mad Dog.” And this documentary provides the proof.
Lost Temple of the Inca
Legendary archeologist Johan Reinhard spent his career searching for the lost temples of the Inca Empire, discovering all but one: Ausangate, named after one of the most sacred mountains in Peru. Now in his seventies, he’s handed the torch to environmental scientist Preston Sowell, who makes a mysterious discovery at an alpine lake near Mt Ausangate that he believes is the lost temple. This film follows Sowell’s journey of discovery, loss and adventure as he seeks the truth about this sacred place.
Documentary exploring how the Italian city is subject to constant environmental issues, which are becoming more commonplace due to the impact of climate change
What are you going to be watching on Disney+ this weekend?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.