5 Fantastic Things

5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

It’s all been leading up to this.

The finale of Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will debut Friday, bringing the six-episode season to an exciting conclusion. That same day, Disney+ will add Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie to its library. And as we count down to The Oscars®, airing Sunday on ABC, Freeform and FX have lined up exciting weekend-long movie marathons featuring dozens of past nominees and winners, from Mary Poppins to The Shape of Water.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier—Friday, April 23, on Disney+
The Flag Smashers, led by Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman), have attacked the Global Repatriation Council in New York City. Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) spring into action, but they don’t know Georges Batroc (Georges St-Pierre) is awaiting their arrival. Meanwhile, John Walker (Wyatt Russell) plots his next move after his meeting with the mysterious Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).

Liv and Maddie

Liv and Maddie (Seasons 1–3)—Friday, April 23, on Disney+
Following a successful career in Hollywood, teen star Liv (Dove Cameron) readjusts to suburban life in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. In her absence, Liv’s identical twin sister, Maddie (Cameron), has become a rising basketball star at Ridgewood High School, where their mom (Kali Rocha) is a psychologist and their dad (Benjamin King) is the girls basketball coach. Between their own adventures and those of their brothers, Joey (Joey Bragg) and Parker (Tenzing Norgay Trainor), things are never, ever boring in the Rooney household.

FX Movies

FX Has the Academy Awards® Movies—Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on FX
With the Oscars just around the corner, what better way to prepare for Hollywood’s Biggest Night than by watching the some of the biggest films in history? FX has a weekend full of Oscar nominees and winners, including Bohemian Rhapsody, Hidden Figures, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Martian, The Shawshank Redemption, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The marathons will begin at 4 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, April 23; at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT on Saturday, April 24; and at 8 a.m. ET/PT on Sunday, April 25.


Oscar Funday Movie Weekend—Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, on Freeform
The two-day movie marathon will begin Saturday with Lilo & Stitch at 7 a.m. ET/PT, followed by Finding Nemo at 9 a.m. ET/PT, Up at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT, Zootopia at 1:40 p.m. ET/PT, Ratatouille at 4:10 p.m. ET/PT, Moana at 6:50 p.m. ET/PT, Wreck-It Ralph at 9:20 p.m. ET/PT, and Cars at 11:25 p.m. ET/PT. Freeform’s Oscar Funday Movie Weekend will continue on Sunday, April 25. The East Coast broadcast will include Mary Poppins at 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Monsters, Inc. at 1 p.m.; Toy Story 3 at 3 p.m.; Coco at 5:30 p.m.; Shrek at 8 p.m.; Shrek 2 at 10 p.m.; and Shrek Forever After at 12 a.m. The West Coast broadcast, meanwhile, will include Mary Poppins at both 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Monsters, Inc. at 10 a.m.; Toy Story 3 at 12 p.m.; Coco at 2:30 p.m.; Shrek at 8 p.m.; Shrek 2 at 10 p.m.; and Shrek Forever After at 12 a.m.


The Oscars—Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC
The 93rd Oscars will be held at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and international locations via satellite. Televised live on ABC in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide, the Oscars will star Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger, and Zendaya, with additional talent to be announced later. The Walt Disney Company received 15 nominations for the following films: Mulan, Nomadland, The One and Only Ivan, Onward, Soul, and The United States vs. Billie Holiday.