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Movie theaters are slowly reopening, but most of the new releases are headed to streaming services rather than the big screen. Whether you’re staying at home to limit potential risks, or just saving a few bucks by watching from the couch, we’ve organized a huge list with many of the newly added films and some upcoming titles.
Tom and Jerry
Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Streaming: February 26 | Theaters: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Colin Jost
Synopsis: A legendary rivalry reemerges when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of the wedding of the century, forcing the desperate event planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. As mayhem ensues, the escalating cat-and-mouse battle soon threatens to destroy her career, the wedding, and possibly the hotel itself.
Drama | Streaming: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan S. Kim
Synopsis: A Korean-American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they find the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
The Obituary Of Tunde Johnson
Drama | Streaming: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Steven Silver, Spencer Neville, Nicola Peltz
Synopsis: A wealthy, Nigerian-American teen is pulled over by police, shot to death and immediately awakens, reliving the same day over and over, trapped in a terrifying time loop – forced to confront difficult truths about his life and himself.
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Biography, Drama, Music | Streaming: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund
Synopsis: Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.
Western | Streaming: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Sam Quartin, Dylan Sprouse, Nekhebet Kum Juch
Synopsis: After robbing a pharmacy, a selfless woman and her mute friend kidnap a drug addict then hit the road to distribute the stolen ‘life saving’ medication, but find themselves trapped in the fringe lands of a law-less and psychedelic city.
Safer at Home
Thriller | Streaming: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Alisa Allapach, Adwin Brown, Katie L. Hall
Synopsis: Two years into the pandemic, a group of friends throw an online party with a night of games, drinking and drugs. After taking an ecstasy pill, things go terribly wrong and the safety of their home becomes more terrifying than the raging chaos outside.
Horror, Thriller | Streaming: February 23 | Theaters: January 26 (one night only) | IMDb
Starring: Charlotte Vega, Adain Bradley, Bill Sage, Emma Dumont, Dylan McTee, Daisy Head, Tim DeZarn, Matthew Modine
Synopsis: Backwoods terror and never-jangling suspense meet when Jen (Charlotte Vega) and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way of life. Suddenly under siege, Jen and her friends seem headed to the point of no return— unless Jen’s father (Golden Globe® nominee Matthew Modine) can reach them in time.
Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Streaming: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Dave Davis, Fred Melamed, Menashe Lustig
Synopsis: Called to stand watch overnight to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community, a young man comes to feel an inescapable supernatural presence in the house.
Crazy About Her
Comedy, Romance, Spanish | Streaming: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Álvaro Cervantes, Susana Abaitua, Luis Zahera
Synopsis: After spending a wild night together, Adri discovers the only way to see Carla again is to become a patient at the psychiatric center where she resides.
Made You Look: A True Story of Fake Art
Documentary | Streaming: February 23 | IMDb
Starring: Patty Cohen, Domenico De Sole, José Carlos Bergantiños Díaz
Synopsis: A woman walks into a New York gallery with a cache of unknown masterworks. Thus begins a story of art world greed, willfulness and a high-stakes con.
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
Documentary, Biography, Music | Streaming: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Billie Eilish
Synopsis: Tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers a deeply intimate look at this extraordinary teenager’s journey, at just seventeen years old, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, while writing, recording and releasing her debut album ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’
Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Streaming: February 16, supposedly | Theaters: December 18 | IMDb
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ron Perlman, Tony Jaa
Synopsis: When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world, they engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers. Feature film based on the video game by Capcom.
Flora and Ulysses
Adventure, Comedy, Family | Streaming: February 19 | IMDb
Starring: Matilda Lawler, John Kassir, Alyson Hannigan
Synopsis: A delightful comedy-adventure based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora’s life–and her outlook–forever.
I Care A Lot
Comedy, Crime, Thriller | Streaming: February 19 | IMDb
Starring: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González
Synopsis: A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.
Take Me to Tarzana
Comedy | Streaming: February 19 | IMDb
Starring: Andrew Creer, Samantha Robinson, Jonathan Bennett
Synopsis: After learning their company has been illicitly spying, collecting and selling data on them, three unlikely friends band together to fight back against a lecherous boss and the company’s maniacal, Tarzan-obsessed CEO.
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | Streaming: February 19 | IMDb
Starring: Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Isla Fisher, Judi Dench
Synopsis: A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writers block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.
To All The Boys: Always and Forever
Comedy, Drama, Romance | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
Synopsis: Senior year of high school takes center stage as Lara Jean returns from a family trip to Korea and considers her college plans — with and without Peter.
Crime, Drama | Streaming: February 19 | IMDb
Starring: Jack Kilmer, Michael K. Williams, Jessica Rothe, Alice Englert, Peter Greene, Owen Campbell, Sam Quartin, Thomas Dekker, Frank Grillo, Melissa Leo
Synopsis: Utah and Opal are junkies living on the streets of rural Ohio until a seemingly chance encounter with the enigmatic Wood (Michael Kenneth Williams) brings them to Los Angeles for treatment. While Utah finds sobriety with the help of the treatment center shrink (Academy Award®-Winner Melissa Leo), he soon learns that rehab is not about helping people—it’s merely a cover scheme for a multibillion dollar fraud operation, enlisting addicts to recruit other addicts. Seduced by the money, but troubled by the hypocrisy, Utah must decide between what will make him rich, and what will save Opal.
Drama, Road Trip | Streaming: February 19 | Theaters: February 19 | IMDb
Starring: Frances McDormand, Chloé Zhao, Dan Janvey, David Strathairn, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Linda May, Charlene Swankie
Synopsis: A road movie following Fern (McDormand), a woman in her sixties, who after losing everything in the Great Recession embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Things Don’t Stay Fixed
Drama | Streaming: February 16 | IMDb
Starring: William Gregory Lee, Tara Ochs, Brenda Bynum
Synopsis: When a worldly photojournalist returns to the Deep South to try to stop his daughter’s wedding and save her future, he discovers that it is he who has been stuck in the past.
The Wake of Light
Drama, Romance | Streaming: February 15 | IMDb
Starring: Rome Brooks, Matt Bush, Tyler Steelman, Renji Philip
Synopsis: Mary has spent her entire life caring for her widowed father after he suffered a stroke when she was a little girl. One day Mary meets Cole, a young man passing through her small town on a cross-country road trip, who falls for Mary and asks her to join him on his journey. Now Mary must choose between her deep-felt responsibility to her father or a chance at love.
Thriller, Crime | Streaming: February 19 | IMDb
Starring: Jason Clarke, Nick Robinson, Katie Aselton, Jimmi Simpson, Daniel David Stewart, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Lexi Rabe, Will Ropp, with Paul Walter Hauser, and Alexandra Shipp
Synopsis: Inspired by larger-than-life actual events, this riveting crime thriller follows the rise and fall of Silk Road, the infamous darknet site that sent a seismic shock through the World Wide Web. Young, idealistic, and driven to succeed, Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson) creates the internet’s first unregulated marketplace: Silk Road. But when it becomes a multimillion-dollar pipeline for illicit drugs, Ross is set on a collision course with Rick Bowden (Jason Clarke), a disreputable and dangerously unpredictable DEA agent, who will use any means necessary to take him down.
Burn It All
Thriller | Streaming: February 19 | IMDb
Starring: Elizabeth Cotter, Emily Gateley, Ryan Postell
Synopsis: With a history of men dominating her fate, a broken woman returns to her hometown to bury her mother only to find a violent organ smuggling ring already has the body and wants no witnesses, but by trying to extinguish her they spark an inferno.
The Violent Heart
Drama, Thriller | Streaming: February 19 | IMDb
Starring: Jovan Adepo, Grace Van Patten, Lukas Haas
Synopsis: Fifteen years after the murder of his older sister, taciturn Daniel finds himself falling for Cassie, a vivacious high school senior in this southern gothic-inspired Romeo & Juliet story set in the American heartland.
Tomato Red: Blood Money
Drama, Thriller | Streaming: February 16 | IMDb
Starring: Julia Garner, Jake Weary, Anna Friel, Nick Roux, Douglas M. Griffin
Synopsis: When small town drifter Sammy Barlach drives into town on the search for his next cold beer and the bunch that’ll have him, he gets a lot more than he bargained for.
Random Acts of Violence
Horror | Streaming: February 16 | Note: (Previously an AMC+ and Shudder exclusive) | IMDb
Starring: Jesse Williams, Jordana Brewster, Niamh Wilson, Jay Baruchel
Synopsis: Comic book creator Todd Walkley, his wife, assistant and best friend, are heading to NYC Comic Con when bad things start to happen—people start getting killed. It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using his “SLASHERMAN” comic as inspiration for the killings. And as the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends become victims themselves, he is forced to face the killer and put an end to his notorious comic once and for all.
Cody’s Review: In the late 2000s, slasher flicks found an interesting way to deliver blood and gore while maintaining a strangely sanitary feeling. Random Acts of Violence is reminiscent to that style, but its execution lowers it to a fairly generic grindhouse B movie. The story follows a small group of four friends, who also work together, but not quite… as they take a working road trip, which is also supposed to be a romantic getaway for two, but isn’t… through the middle of nowhere so they can interview, be interviewed, and visit locations related to an old serial killer. I already don’t buy it. Setting aside the forced premise, I was also left wanting for a better script. The dialog is passable, but the throughline is scattered and numerous scenes feel like they weren’t planned. Plus, the pacing is a mess. Several meaningless flashback scenes are interspersed throughout the movie with an event that doesn’t make sense until the end, and other scenes attempt to build suspense, but they all left me feeling bored and took me out of the movie. When the real kill scenes begin, it feels shallow and rushed in a way that doesn’t seem intentional. Production quality is fine, and the casting of Jesse Williams and Jordana Brewster are slightly above the grade this movie deserves, but they didn’t have to put too much effort into their roles, either. Verdict: Random Acts of Violence is a serviceable slasher flick if you just need something new, but I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re here for Jesse Williams or Jordana Brewster.
Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Streaming: February 16 | IMDb
Starring: Alex Essoe, Brendan Sexton III, Terry Serpico, Culien Moss
Synopsis: A disoriented and frightened man wakes up in a hospital room to discover he’s the recipient of a full face transplant. He soon finds himself stalked by a mysterious hooded figure while trying to uncover the truth behind his new appearance.
Horror, Thriller | Streaming: February 19 | IMDb
Starring: Todd Haberkorn, Don Shanks, Paris Warner
Synopsis: A paranormal investigation YouTube channel is getting ready to shut down if they don’t have a video that goes viral in time. In this last ditch attempt, a long-time mystery is solved.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris
The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how — and whether — to escape their never-ending day.
Breaking News In Yuba County
Comedy, Crime, Drama | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Mila Kunis, Juliette Lewis, Allison Janney, Awkwafina, Wanda Sykes, Ellen Barkin, Matthew Modine, Jimmi Simpson, Keong Sim
An overlooked pencil-pusher catches her husband in bed with another woman, the shock of which causes him to die of a heart attack. So she buries his body and takes advantage of the growing celebrity status that comes from having a missing husband. But she quickly finds herself in over her head, dodging cops and criminals, all while trying to keep the truth from her sister, a local news anchor who’s desperate for a story.
Me You Madness
Comedy | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Louise Linton, Ed Westwick, Shuya Chang
Beautiful, ruthlessly ambitious, intelligent, and successful businesswoman Catherine Black lives a life of luxury in an architectural dream house in Malibu with exclusive designer fashions, fast cars, and exquisite jewelry. She has no need for a man except to satisfy her natural serial killer instinct, literally. When Tyler, a petty thief, responds to her online roommate ad, he thinks he’s struck gold. But he has no idea that after a night of partying and passion, he is really just on her menu to be her next victim… until real romance gets in the way.
I Blame Society
Comedy | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Gillian Wallace Horvat, Keith Poulson, Chase Williamson
A struggling filmmaker senses her peers are losing faith in her ability to succeed, so she decides to prove herself by finishing her last abandoned film… and committing the perfect murder.
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Comedy | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan
Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time – ever.
Musical, Drama | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Maddie Ziegler
Zu is newly sober when she receives news that she is to become the sole guardian of her half-sister named Music, a young girl on the autism spectrum. The film explores two of Sia’s favorite themes: finding your voice and creating family.
Drama | Streaming: February 9 | IMDb
Starring: Peter Vack, Julia Fox, Buddy Duress, Keith Poulson
Jack is an internet gambler living in NYC who becomes fixated on Scarlet – a cam girl from San Francisco. His obsession reaches a boiling point when fantasy materializes in reality and Jack sees Scarlet on a rainy Chinatown street.
Judas And The Black Messiah
Biography, Drama, History | Streaming: February 12 | Theaters: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons
FBI informant William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?
Drama | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, Sasha Knight
A troubled but well-intentioned father who has recently separated from his wife runs off with his trans son into the Montana wilderness after his ex-wife’s refusal to let their son live as his authentic self.
Drama, Romance | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Anjini Taneja Azhar, Quinn Liebling, Alex Jarmon
Harper enters high school and sparks a relationship with her brother’s best friend, Tilly. While Harper deals with social blowback, the older Tilly is congratulated, setting up a very modern love story in the age of Time’s Up and Me Too.
Thriller | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Todd Grinnell, Mena Suvari, Kristin Bauer van Straten
A contractor and his wife move to Malibu to flip his mother’s beach house and are terrorized by the deranged homeless lady living under the house.
Fear of Rain
Drama, Horror, Thriller | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Madison Iseman, Harry Connick Jr.
A teenage girl living with schizophrenia begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. Her parents try desperately to help her live a normal life, without exposing their own tragic secrets, and the only person who believes her is Caleb – a boy she isn’t even sure exists.
Drama, Thriller | Streaming: February 11 | IMDb
Starring: Nanna Blondell, Anastasios Soulis, Thomas Hanzon
When Nadja becomes pregnant, they make an attempt to rekindle their relationship by traveling to the north of Sweden for a hiking trip but soon thier romantic trip turns into a nightmare.
Horror, Thriller | Streaming: February 12 | IMDb
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Emily Tosta, Beth Grant
When his car breaks down, a quiet loner agrees to clean an abandoned family fun center in exchange for repairs. He soon finds himself waging war against possessed animatronic mascots while trapped inside Willy’s Wonderland.
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Nesta Cooper
A mind-bending love story following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is a computer simulation.
Comedy | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Thomas Sadoski, Jake Robinson, Austin Pendleton, Gina Gershon, Jessica Walter, M. Emmet Walsh, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Josh Pais
Based on a true story, ‘the Narrator’ (Thomas Sadoski) is befriended by his young new neighbor (Jake Robinson), after he joins the local newspaper team. Obsessed with the idea that ‘the Kid’ may be a sociopath, ‘the Narrator’ goes to extreme lengths to uncover the truth about him. After unsettling rendezvous, the truth he finds is anything but what he expected.
The Right One
Comedy, Romance | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Nick Thune, Cleopatra Coleman, Iliza Shlesinger, MJ Kokolis, Trezzo Mahoro, David Koechner
Sara, a novelist struggling with writer’s block, needs inspiration — and finds it when she serendipitously meets Godfrey, a down-on-his-luck oddball who constantly changes personas and alter egos in order to cope with his past and avoid reality. Just as Godfrey begins to open up to Sara, he discovers that she’s been using him as inspiration for her next novel, and he vanishes from her life. Did Sara just lose the man of her dreams, or will she be able to find him and make things right?
Cody’s Review: The Right One fails to deliver an enjoyable or insightful experience, but rather spends time trying to be two different movies without sufficiently committing to either type. The first 45 minutes gives us a traditional RomCom with all of the staples like a quirky girl that can’t find love and the unexpected guy that breaks through her barriers. We follow Sara (Cleopatra Coleman), a mediocre romance novelist with writer’s block. She’s the stereotype girl that keeps her friends at a distance and plays it off at quirkiness. Frankly, she’s alright, but never really becomes likeable enough throughout the movie. There is also Godfrey (Nick Thune), an eccentric that runs around the city with different personas so he can always be the center of attention. It’s fun and interesting for a while, and would almost seem like a fairly original character… except that he’s instantly recognizable as Willoughby, a single-episode role Thune held 8 years ago in the (underrated) show Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23. Much like SNL spin-off characters, this one shouldn’t have had a dedicated movie — things take a dramatic turn as he is revealed to have fairly serious emotional scars. This is where The Right One fails to stick the landing, as that RomCom momentum slows to a halt, it never successfully deals with the emotional trauma or how to handle it. All of this is merely glossed over in the way RomComs usually do. Verdict: People looking for an enjoyable RomCom experience are going to be disappointed when things get too serious and kill off all the fun, and those looking for a deeper drama will find that this is barely a surface-level exploration into depression. I’m not sure anybody will get what they want from watching this movie.
Malcolm & Marie
Drama, Romance | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Zendaya, John David Washington
As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning.
Drama | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Linney
John Peterson lives with his partner Eric and their adopted daughter in Southern California. When he is visited by his aging father Willis from Los Angeles who is searching for a place to retire, their two very different worlds collide.
Two of Us
Drama, Romance | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker
Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades. From everybody’s point of view, including Madeleine’s family, they are simply two neighbors living on the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, sharing the tender delights of everyday life together. Until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine’s daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them.
Drama, Romance | Streaming: February 2, 2021 | Theaters: October 16 | IMDb
Starring: Radha Mitchell, Jacob Elordi, Adan Canto
For two couples the future unfolds in different decades and different places, but a hidden connection will bring them together in a way no one could have predicted.
Romance, Sci-Fi | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Olivia Cooke, Jack O’Connell, Soko
As a memory loss virus runs rampant, one couple fights to hold their relationship together before the disease can erase all memory of their love in this sweeping sci-fi romance.
Son of the South
Biography, Drama | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Lucas Till, Lucy Hale, Julia Ormond, Sienna Guillory
A grandson of a Klansman comes of age in the deep south and joins the Civil Rights Movement. From executive producer Spike Lee and based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography, ‘The Wrong Side of Murder Creek’
A Cold Hard Truth
Drama | Streaming: January 19 | IMDb
Starring: Reesha L. Archibald, Michael Beach, Mel Chude
After his cousin, Lanie (Simone Missick), commits suicide, journalist Stewart (Dorian Missick) begins to unravel a web of shaming, lies, and secrets. He discovers the involvement of the police, his cousin’s ex and the man she had an affair with – her church pastor, Kenneth (Michael Beach). Driven by his own emotional turmoil, he turns the tables on them all to avenge his cousin’s demise.
Thriller | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Matt Levett, Toby Leonard Moore, Anna Baryshnikov, Lev Gorn, Rade Servedzija, Elena Satine
Mike Markovich, a young stockbroker at a Mob-controlled Wall Street firm, is betrayed and imprisoned for six years. When he is released, his deadly quest for vengeance begins.
History, Horror | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Charlotte Kirk, Joe Anderson, Steven Waddington, Sean Pertwee
Set against the backdrop of the Great Plague and subsequent witch-hunts against women, Grace Haverstock (Charlotte Kirk) must grapple with the tragic untimely death of her husband Joseph (Joe Anderson) in a society completely consumed by fear and death. Because she rejects her landlord Squire Pendleton’s (Steven Waddington) advances, she is falsely accused of being a witch and thrown in jail for a crime she didn’t commit. Grace must endure physical persecution at the hands of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter Judge Moorcroft (Sean Pertwee) and face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.
Adventure, Horror, Mystery | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Michael Barnett, Brian E. Stead, Jacquelynn Ware
A group of urbex enthusiasts travel to the backwoods of Appalachia to capture footage of abandoned houses, when they unwittingly become the subjects of a much darker video – made by a different kind of ‘enthusiast’.
The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Chinese | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Mark Chao, Deng Lun, Wang Ziwen
Every few hundred years a powerful immortal demon awakens. The four Yin-Yang Masters come together to summon the guardians of the realm and push back the demon. When one of the Masters is murdered, the other three must find out who is responsible for his death and replace the Master in order to keep the realm safe. The Princess of the kingdom has her own plans for the demon and its power to grant eternal life. She and the head of the royal guard conspire behind the Yin-Yang Masters’ backs to claim this power for their own purposes.
Strip Down, Rise Up
Documentary | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Sheila Kelley, Jenyne Butterfly, Elizabeth Mihelich
Academy Award Nominated director Michèle Ohayon’s Verite film follows women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds who heal trauma and body image shame through sensual dance and daring pole dance artistry.
Documentary | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Christopher Bailey, Justine Bateman, Shannon Dee
Fake Famous explores the meaning of fame and influence in the digital age through an innovative social experiment. Following three Los Angeles-based people with relatively small followings, the film explores the attempts made to turn them into famous influencers by purchasing fake followers and bots to “engage” with their social media accounts.
A Glitch in the Matrix
Documentary, Sci-Fi | Streaming: February 5 | IMDb
Starring: Joshua Cooke, Paul Gude, Alex Levine, Brother Læo Mystwood, Jesse Orion, Nick Bostrom, Erik Davis
A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX, from acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE), is a multimedia documentary that looks at the world through the eyes of people who suspect it isn’t real. Part sci-fi mind-scrambler, part true-crime horror story, Ascher’s exploration of simulation theory is an eye-popping journey that leaves no stone unturned.
The Little Things
Crime, Drama, Thriller | Streaming: January 28 or 29 | IMDb
Starring: Denzel Washington, John Lee Hancock, Rami Malek, Tom Hughes, Jared Leto, Jason James Richter, Chris Bauer, Sofia Vassilieva
Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.
Drama | Streaming: January 29 (AppleTV+) | IMDb
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, June Squibb, Fisher Stevens, Charles B. Wessler, Alisha Wainwright, Ryder Allen, Cheryl Guerriero
After 12 years in prison, former high school football star Eddie Palmer returns home to put his life back together—and forms an unlikely bond with Sam, an outcast boy from a troubled home. But Eddie’s past threatens to ruin his new life and family.
Action, Adventure, Comedy | Streaming: January 29 (Netflix) | IMDb
Starring: Christina Strain, Kelly Hu, Jude Weng, Produced by Ian Bryce, Kea Peahu, Alex Aiono, Lindsay Watson, Owen Vaccaro
A summer in rural O‘ahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends, and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.
Biography, Drama, History | Streaming: January 29 (Netflix) | IMDb
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James
As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of its uncertain future.
Western | Streaming: January 29 | IMDb
Starring: Alice Isaaz, Kevin Janssens, Déborah François, Bruno Todeschini, Constance Dollé, Armelle Abidou, Maryne Bertieaux, Kate Moran
The American Civil War breaks out… A family of French colonists, settled in Missouri, decides to go back to France. Edmond, Madeleine, and their three daughters have to cross the whole country to reach New-York. They are led by the mysterious and dangerous mercenary, Victor.
Action, Drama | Streaming: January 29 | IMDb
Starring: Nomi Ruiz, Nick Sasso, John Ventimiglia, Veronica Falcón, Udo Kier, Zoë Bell, D.B. Sweeney
Haymaker follows a retired Muay Thai fighter (Sasso) working as a bouncer, who rescues an alluring transgender performer (Ruiz) from a nefarious thug, eventually becoming her bodyguard, protector, and confidant. The relationship leads Sasso’s character to make an unexpected return to fighting, risking not only his relationship, but his life. Haymaker tells a story about human dignity and love.
Cody’s Review: Movies are a medium for storytelling, and good writers and directors aim to tell the audience what the characters are thinking and feeling through the use of leading situations. Unfortunately, this lesson seemed to have been missed by Nick Sasso, the writer, director, editor, and leading actor for Haymaker. The story is delivered almost like a series of live moments as seen by a fly on the wall, giving no throughline or insights into the character’s actions. The whole experience was like sitting through an uneventful baseball game — I kept waiting for things to happen, but it was just 75 minutes with no appreciable payoff. I even stopped at around 40 minutes to double check what type of movie this was supposed to be; I was confused at the total lack of action, minimal motivation, and no clear story. Nomi Ruiz appears to play a character (Nomi) modeled after her real life self, while Nick Sasso’s character (Nicky) is a former muay thai fighter that she ostensibly hires to play her bodyguard, but it really looks as if she only wants to tease and mistreat him like a whipped boyfriend. The ensuing relationship ends abruptly and Nicky resumes his former life as a prize fighter, though I still have no idea why. I can’t shake the feeling that this was a personal project for Nick and Nomi, aimed at highlighting her brand and giving him a platform to practice working in new roles on a larger project, but it doesn’t feel like this was polished for mainstream audiences. The acting is generally stiff and unmotivated, the brief fight scenes don’t deliver any meaningful action, and there’s not much to take away from most encounters. Even the camera and lighting are an awkward mix of genres, sometimes reminiscent of mock reality shows, and other times looking more like commercials from the 80s and 90s with beauty lighting and glamor shots. However, I will give credit to the soundtrack, which was well-selected and ideal for bringing personality to scenes that would have otherwise been pretty dry. Verdict: Fans of Nomi Ruiz will enjoy Haymaker purely because it highlights her personality and brand. Unfortunately, I can’t think of anybody else that’s going to get much out of a viewing.
Drama | Streaming: January 27 (Netflix) | IMDb
Starring: Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Rachel House
When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family’s world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.
Horror, Suspense | Streaming: January 29 | IMDb
Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Michael Graham, Niousha Jafarian, George Maguire, Elester Latham
The Night is a psychological thriller that follows an Iranian couple, Babak and Neda, and their one-year-old daughter, Shabnam. Returning home from a friend’s gathering, Babak drives drunkenly, too stubborn to let Neda drive with a suspended license. When Babak’s driving threatens the safety of the family, Neda insists they stay the night at a hotel. Once they check-in, Babak and Neda find themselves imprisoned, forced to face the secrets they’ve kept from each other. And though the clock moves forward, ‘the night’ never ends
Here are some of the movies that are scheduled to come out soon. Links are added when possible, but many services won’t have pages for these services until they go live. Release dates may change without notice, so not all of these dates will turn out to be accurate.
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (formerly Connected)
Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Streaming: TBD (Netflix) | IMDb
Starring: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph
Synopsis: Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams. Her whole family drives Katie to school together when their plans are interrupted by a tech uprising. The Mitchells will have to work together to save the world.
Crime, Drama, Horror | Streaming: March 2 | IMDb
Starring: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic
Synopsis: Indignant retired general Enrique finally faces trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. As a horde of angry protestors threatens to invade their opulent home, the women of the house – his haute wife, conflicted daughter, and precocious granddaughter – weigh their responsibility to shield the erratic, senile Enrique against the devastating truths behind being publicly revealed and the increasing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Meanwhile, much of the family’s domestic staff flees, leaving only loyal housekeeper Valeriana until a mysterious young indigenous maid arrives.
The World to Come
Drama | Streaming: March 2 | IMDb
Starring: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott
Synopsis: Somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically.
Coming 2 America
Comedy | Streaming: March 5 | IMDb
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Louie Anderson, Kevin Misher, Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones, Barry Blaustein, David Sheffield
Synopsis: Prince Akeem learns about a long-lost son and returns to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.
Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Streaming: March 5 | IMDb
Starring: Niki Koss, Zachary Gordon, Travis Burns, Blaine Kern III, Olivia Sui, Emrhys Cooper, Elizabeth Posey, Nazanin Mandi, Adrienne Wilkinson, Lou Ferrigno Jr
Synopsis: Dylan, known to his fans as DJ Dreamcatcher, is on the brink of global stardom. Everything changes the night of Cataclysm, an underground music festival, where two estranged sisters and their friends meet Dylan. After a drug fueled gruesome event, things begin to spiral into a 48-hour whirlwind of violence and mayhem.
Night Of The Kings
Drama, Fantasy | Streaming: March 5 | IMDb
Starring: Bakary Koné, Steve Tientcheu, Jean Cyrille Digbeu
Synopsis: Set in Abidjan’s MACA prison, the aging Black Beard, in attempt to maintain control over his fellow inmates, resorts to a ‘story’ ritual, wherein one prisoner is forced, Scheherazade-style, to tell stories for an entire night. The young pickpocket he chooses relays the haunting tale of the Zama King.
Crime, Drama | Streaming: March 12 | Theaters: February 26 (limited) | IMDb
Starring: Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor
Synopsis: Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq – anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.
Dark Web: Cicada 3301
Action, Comedy, Thriller | Streaming: March 12 | IMDb
Starring: Avaah Blackwell, Alan Ritchson, Conor Leslie
Synopsis: When disenfranchised hacker Connor (Kesy), his affable best friend Avi (Funches), and the cunning librarian Gwen (Leslie) discover a mysterious online treasure hunt, they must elude aggressive NSA agents, led by Agent Carver (Ritchson), as the trio race to find the clues and claim their prize.
The Truffle Hunters
Documentary | Streaming: March 12 | IMDb
Starring: Piero Botto, Sergio Cauda, Maria Cicciù
Synopsis: Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle-which to date has resisted all of modern science’s efforts at cultivation.
Drama | Theaters: February 26 (limited) | Note: March 12 (wide theatrical) | IMDb
Starring: Rufus Sewell, Olivia Colman, Imogen Poots, Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton, Anthony Hopkins, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams
Synopsis: Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.
If you’re up for hitting the theaters, here’s a list of releases that just made it to the big screen. Only titles from the last two weeks will be listed here.
Drama, Thriller | Streaming: March 2 | Theaters: Februrary 19 | IMDb
Starring: Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usmani, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch
Synopsis: This is the inspiring true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who battle the U.S. government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.
Drama, Thriller | Streaming: March 5 | Theaters: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly
Synopsis: Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new ‘non-addictive’ painkiller to market.
Drama | Streaming: May 26 | Theaters: February 26 | IMDb
Starring: Julie Delpy, Sophia Ally, Richard Armitage
Synopsis: Isabelle, a single mother raising her only daughter, takes matters into her own hands after tragedy strikes.
We’ll keep this list updated frequently, so keep coming back to see what’s new.
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