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Every blockbuster that's been fast-tracked to home release so you can watch this weekend.

The cinemas might be closed and a slew of highly-anticipated flicks relegated to the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the magic of the movies in the comfort of your own home.

Her’s a list of the blockbuster movies that have been fast-tracked to home release so you can watch this long weekend.

Extra points if you burn some popcorn and smear something sticky over your seats so it feels like you’re in a real cinema.

Parasite

The gift we all needed in these troubled times.

Black comedy-thriller Parasite, which walked away with four Academy Awards this year including Best Picture and Best Director, has been fast-tracked to Stan months ahead of schedule. You can now watch it from Easter Saturday, 11 April.

I won’t give any spoilers away, but Parasite can be best described as both a comedy and a tragedy and centres on the relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Watch it on Stan from Saturday 11 April.

The Hunt

Blumhouse Productions, the team responsible for The Purge, Black Christmas and Paranormal Activity know what they’re doing when it comes to supplying us with intriguing horror flicks.

Their latest offering, The Hunt, is now available to watch in Australia, although it did have a bit of a rocky road to its release date.

The Hunt, which stars Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank and Emma Roberts, focuses on 12 strangers who wake up in a clearing with no idea how they got there. It turns out that they’ve all been dragged into a sick death game where wealthy people hunt them for sport.

The satirical horror thriller, which was originally scheduled to be released in September 2019, was delayed due to a series of mass shootings that took place in America and has now been fast-tracked straight to home release in Australia.

Watch it on iTunes or Google Play from Friday April 10

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man, which was a box office hit when it premiered in Australia in late February, is a brutal spin on the famous H.G. Wells novel and 1933 sci-fi/horror film of the same name.

The horror flick stars Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia, a woman who escapes her abusive billionaire partner Adrian’s (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) mansion and flees to the safety of San Franciso.

When news of his death reaches her, she finally feels a moment of relief, until odd things start happening around her safe house and she begins to realise that, somehow, Adrian is still there.

Watch it on iTunes, Google Play or Foxtel Store.

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Watch the terrifying trailer for The Invisible Man. You’ve been warned. Post continues after. 

Birds of Prey: The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

If you missed Birds of Prey: The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn when it hit Australian cinemas back in February, now is your chance to right that wrong.

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was no doubt Suicide Squad’s breakout character, and now she finally has her own big screen outing, without Jared Leto’s Joker holding her back.

Birds of Prey sees Harley team up with some other badass women, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya, and it’s worth watching for the action sequences and quippy one-liners alone.

Watch it on iTunes or Google Play 

Emma

Emma, which is based on the gloriously sharp and witty novel of the same name by Jane Austen, centers on a young woman named Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) in Regency-era England.

Emma, an unmarried woman who effectively runs her own house after the death of her mother, turns her eye to match-making, often with hilarious consequences.

A clever, funny and beautiful to look at adaption of a classic novel, Emma is the perfect escapism for your weekend.

Watch it on iTunes, Google Play or Foxtel Store

The Gentlemen

Easily one of the most entertaining films to be released this year, The Gentlemen really packs a cinematic punch.

Featuring an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant, The Gentlemen is about an American marijuana kingpin in England who is attempting to sell his business, which sets off a series of mishaps and drama.

Watch it on Amazon Prime


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