Don’t miss: Charlize Theron tries to avoid CCTV in The Old Guard

Don’t miss: Charlize Theron tries to avoid CCTV in The Old Guard
New Scientist’s weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn’t miss


8 July 2020


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The Old Guard sees Charlize Theron lead a cast of unkillable warriors on a winding route between CCTV cameras and other people’s cellphones in a desperate attempt to hide from the modern world. It is available on Netflix from 10 July.

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Axiom’s End features YouTuber Lindsay Ellis’s entertaining deconstructions of pop culture in an alternate history of 2007, the year we first encountered an alien species. Who will translate for the monsters?

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