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.
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody! Whether you're at home or visiting others — safely, we hope — tradition often calls for turning this into a movie night. There are plenty of new films rolling out this week, so take your pick!
If you're looking for Christmas movies, there are a lot to pick through, including the unexpected but obviously most interesting of the batch: Fatman, starring Mel Gibson and Walton Goggins. For the traditional family antics movie, Happiest Season brings together familiar faces like Kristen Stewart, Clea DuVall, and Alison Brie.
If you're seeking a family-friendly holiday options, start with real-life couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn as they play Santa and Mrs. Claus in The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two. And for something a little more classic, check out Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square.
Perhaps it's still too early for the holiday movies, so you can break right into Buddy Games, a formula comedy that pulls together funny actors like Josh Duhamel and Nick Swardson. Or go dark with the thriller Girl, starring Bella Thorne and Mickey Rourke.
And if you're in an area with open theaters, The Croods: A New Age is on the big screen this week. Early numbers don't look great, so this one will likely make its way to streaming services in a few weeks.
As always, there are others to check out in the list below if these aren't doing it for you. There will also be more releases tomorrow, but we'll likely do a silent update since Friday won't be adding many more interesting options.
Action, Comedy, Thriller |Streaming: November 24|IMDb
To save his declining business, Chris Cringle, also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin, hired by a precocious 12-year-old, after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.
Starring: Josh Duhamel, Bob Schwartz, Nick Swardson, Jude Weng, Seamus, Kevin Dillon, Dax Shepard, Olivia Munn
A group of thirtysomething friends reunite to play the Buddy Game. That is a wild assortment of absurd physical and mental challenges. In the process, they heal old wounds, right past wrongs and figure out the true meaning of friendship — or die trying.
A young woman returns to her small hometown intent on killing her abusive father only to discover someone murdered him the day before. As the girl searches for answers, she uncovers a family legacy more dangerous than she'd imagined.
When María 'Marie' Vázquez finds out she has a terminal disease, she decides to face her fate the only way she knows how: with emotion and a sarcastic humor that defines her. She spends most of her time writing a book for her four-year-old son, Tomy, with the idea that his mother's image will stay with him for ever. María also shares her experience through social media, with her unique style, and her life story becomes really popular. Her last days are full of mixed feelings as she is joined by her lovely husband, Federico, and her closest friends to celebrate her life.
Starring: Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Treat Williams
Christmas On The Square follows small town 'Scrooge' Regina Fuller (Christine Baranski) as she's visited by a rhinestone-bedazzled angel (Dolly) who guides her on a musical journey of redemption. Will this stingy property owner evict the entire town of Fullerville on Christmas Eve, or will her greed give way to the Christmas spirit?
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Clea DuVall, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Alison Brie, Daniel Levy, Mary Holland
Meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family’s annual Christmas dinner — until you realize that they don’t even know she’s gay — is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew. Happiest Season is a holiday romantic comedy that hilariously captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.
Starring: Paul Bettany, Judy Greer, Stephen Root, Steve Zahn, Margo Martindale, Alan Ball, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi
In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi) -- an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank's father -- Beth’s grandfather -- Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.
Adventure, Comedy, Family|Streaming: November 25|IMDb
Starring: Tyrese Gibson, Michael Barnathan, Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Judah Lewis, Julian Dennison
It’s been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack (Jahzir Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell).
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, James Corden, Ben Falcone, Brian Tyree Henry, Steve Mallory, Jean Smart
Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters (McCarthy), so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she’s being punked. Or losing her mind. In fact, the world’s first superintelligence has selected her for observation, taking over her life…with a bigger, more ominous plan to take over everything. Now Carol is humanity’s last chance before this artificial intelligence-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.
Starring: Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, Zappa explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time.
Drama|Streaming: November 27|Theaters: (Disney+)|IMDb
Starring: Ashley Avis, Jeremy Bolt, Mackenzie Foy, Kate Winslet, Fern Deacon, Calam Lynch, Robert Kulzer, Patrick Lyster
In this modern day reimagining of Anna Sewell’s timeless classic, we follow Black Beauty, a wild horse born free in the American West. Rounded up and taken away from her family, Beauty is brought to Birtwick Stables where she meets a spirited teenage girl, Jo Green. Beauty and Jo forge an unbreakable bond that carries Beauty through the different chapters, challenges, and adventures of her life.
Crime, Drama, Thriller |Streaming: November 20|Theaters: November 13|IMDb
Starring: Brian Geraghty, Sharon Leal, Bethany Joy Lenz, Wayne Brady, Jim Beaver, Edwina Findley, Chiké Okonko, Sam Ash Arnold, Tom Virtue, Judge Kevin Ross
Lives are left in pieces after a white cop responds to a violent hostage call and kills the black suspect, only to learn he may have been set up. Facing trial, he must find the person responsible while examining his own accountability.
Starring: Owen Vaccaro, Louis Cancelmi, Thomas Kopache
Young Marco's grandfather introduces Marco to bocce ball and to the neighborhood crew of old Italian men who play after Nonno moves in. With sport, laughter and love, Marco rounds up a team of neighborhood kids to take on Nonno's team.
Animation, Action|Streaming: November 17|Theaters: (Disney+)|IMDb
Starring: Kelly Marie Tran, Matt Lanter, Billy Dee Williams
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids for a joyous feast on Life Day. Rey sets off on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious Jedi Temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in Star Wars cinematic history, coming into contact with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan and other iconic heroes and villains from all nine Skywalker saga films. But will she make it back in time for the Life Day feast and learn the true meaning of holiday spirit?
Starring: Malin Akerman, Bella Thorne, Alec Baldwin, Dulcé Sloan, Kevin Connolly, Fortune Feimster, Kevin Nash
When Anna Wyncomb is introduced to an underground, all-female fight club in order to turn the mess of her life around, she discovers she is much more personally connected to the history of the club than she could ever imagine.
Comedy, Drama|Streaming: November 20|Theaters: August 28|IMDb
Starring: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton
From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.
Action, Adventure, Family|Streaming: November 20|IMDb
Starring: Jackie Chan, Jason Flemyng, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Early 1700: Cartographer Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) from Forbidden Kingdom (2014) is back to map the Russian Far East. He's forced on to China, where he confronts the Dragon Master et al. The iron masked Russian Czar escapes the Tower of London to a Russian ship.
Metal drummer Ruben begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life is over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into a rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help him adapt to his new life. After being welcomed and accepted just as he is, Ruben must choose between his new normal and the life he once knew.
Drama|Streaming: November 12|Theaters: August 21|IMDb
Starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Walton Goggins, Taylor Russell
Diagnosed with a mental illness halfway through his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him to not be defined by his condition.
Drama, Horror, Mystery|Streaming: November 20|Theaters: October 30|IMDb
Starring: Gillian Jacobs, Jacob Chase, Winslow Fegley, Jayden Marine, John Gallagher Jr., Azhy Robertson, Rachel Wilson
Azhy Robertson stars as Oliver, a lonely young boy who feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses Oliver’s devices against him to break into our world, Oliver’s parents (Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr.) must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.
Horror, Mystery, Thriller|Streaming: November 20|IMDb
Starring: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Onalee Ames
There’s something unnatural about the relationship between Chloe (Kiera Allen) and her mom, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diane has raised her daughter in isolation, controlling every move since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe's only starting to grasp.
A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist, exploring the depths of William Friedkin's mind's eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that have shaped his life and filmography.
Starring: Nicole Fahel, Lucas Mogerley, Jordan Knapp
Bang! Bang! is an extreme interpretation of the phrase “actions have consequences” that follows five lawless teenagers as they execute an armed robbery. Outfitted with guns and masked by hoodies and full-face hockey masks, the group sets in motion a life or death struggle. Bang! Bang! is a story of conflict fueled by alcohol and adolescent naivety that ultimately crumbles friendships, destroys trust and leads to irrevocable mayhem. When one victim survives what should have been a fatal gunshot, the group is divided by one question: whose humanity remains?
Crime, Mystery, Thriller |Streaming: November 20|IMDb
Starring: Odessa Young, Ben Schnetzer, Jack Kilmer, Madelyn Cline
On her graduation night, Charlotte learns her first love has returned to her small Georgia town for the first time since vanishing the year before, in the midst of an awful trauma in her life.But on that night, a girl her age is found dead –and then another.
Starring: Hyeri Lee, In-kwon Kim, Myung-Min Kim, Woo-sik Choi
In MONSTRUM, a plague has taken over and fear runs rampant in the streets. When rumors of a vicious monster roaming Mount Inwangsan begin to spread, fear turns into panic. In order to quell the rising hysteria, the King brings his most trusted general out of retirement. Joined by his daughter, his right-hand man, and a royal court officer, the general sets out to find and defeat the mysterious creature.
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jack O'Connell, Jessica Barden, Jonathan Majors, John Cullum
Stan (Charlie Hunnam) and Lion (Jack O’Connell) are two brothers struggling to stay relevant in the underground world of bare-knuckle boxing. When Stan fails to pay back a dangerous crime boss (Jonathon Majors), they’re forced to deliver an unexpected traveler as they journey across the country for a high-stakes fighting tournament. While Stan trains Lion for the fight of his life, a series of events threaten to tear the brothers apart but their love for one another and belief in a better life keep them going in this gripping drama that proves family pulls no punches.
Starring: Benjamin Ayres, Megan Follows, Bruce Greenwood
Melanie (Leslie Hope) has a good, solid life, but when she’s diagnosed with cancer, her world spirals out of control. Instead of confronting her disease, she leaves her husband (Bruce Greenwood) and heads out for a bender in Los Angeles to search for the meaning of life. During her trip, she meets a mysterious, erotic photographer (Jeff Kober), and agrees to throw caution to the wind and pose for his latest project. Their interaction presents dangerous opportunities, revealed in a surprising art show that ignites passionate, provocative emotions and incendiary repercussions for her life, and those of her friends and family.
Out Stealing Horses follows Trond (Skarsgård), an older man who moves to a remote section of Norway where he once spent a life-altering summer with his father (Santelmann) in 1948. Wanting to live a solitary life following the untimely death of his wife, he settles down for a winter in the woods, where he runs into a neighbor, Lars (Floberg), who played a pivotal role in his distant past. While reminiscing about their former lives, Trond reflects on the traumatic and joyful memories of that summer, offering a glimpse into his youth as he navigated the trials and tribulations of life following the Nazi occupation of Norway.
Action, Crime, Mystery|Streaming: November 13|IMDb
Starring: Robert Palmer Watkins, Thomas Wilson Brown, Deborah Lee Smith
Jack is a police officer with a marriage on the rocks working undercover to take down a Japanese crime syndicate. One night things go south and he wakes up to discover he's missing his partner, his wife, and the last three days of his life.
Starring: Patrick Schwarzenegger, Gilles Geary, Hayley Law, Jacob Alexander, Oliver Cooper, Kate Linder, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Pettyfer and Michael Shannon
Two-time Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (Knives Out) stars in this gripping crime-thriller filled with pulse-pounding twists and turns. A recent college graduate Lance Zutterland (Patrick Schwarzenegger) leaves school in debt, realizing everything he had worked towards was built on a lie. When he is pulled into a criminal underground operation, he finds his peers fighting the system by stealing from the rich and giving to… themselves. With nothing to lose, they leave behind a trail of destruction but with the cops closing in, tensions mount and Lance soon discovers he is in over his head with no way out.
Cody's Review: As true(-ish) stories go, Echo Boomers is probably one of the better examples of adapting reality to a cinematic format. In many ways, it reminded me of the movie 21 (2008) starring Jim Sturgess with Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey. While the plots are entirely different — this is a robbery tale while 21 is a heist movie (yes, it is, and I'll fight about it) — they both follow a similar formula. Unfortunately, Echo Boomers doesn't have the same charm and elegance, but tries to make up for it with a modernized narrative about the unfair economy facing millenials. That premise eventually falls apart and the story reverts to a classic tale of greed and recklessness. Echo Boomers successfully manages to stay on the right side of realism while embelishing little things and maintaining a decent pace that doesn't drag on. Echo Boomers is nowhere near a must-see, but it's competent enough that I don't feel bad about spending 90 minutes on it, which still sets it above the average for 2020.
Starring: Henry Golding, Parker Sawyers, David Tran
Kit returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American War. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he's no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love, and happiness.
Pete Koslow is a former special operations soldier working as an informant for the FBI to help dismantle the Polish mafia's drug trade in New York. But when the FBI's operation goes wrong, resulting in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Pete is coerced into returning to Bale Hill, the prison he previously served time in for manslaughter, to take down the cartel from the inside.
Starring: Jack Lowden, Tamara Lawrance, Fiona Shaw, Edward Holcroft, Joe Marcantonio
When her boyfriend Ben suddenly dies in an accident, mother-to-be Charlotte collapses upon receiving the news. She wakes up in Ben’s family home, a crumbling old manor house in the middle of nowhere with Ben’soverbearing mother, Margaret, and his controlling stepbrother, Thomas. They are determined to care for her, at least until the baby arrives. Grief stricken and increasingly haunted by visions possibly brought on by the pregnancy, Charlotte accepts their help. But as the days go by she begins to doubt their intentions and her suspicions grow. Are they drugging her and keeping her captive, with the aim of taking her unborn baby? As her visions intensify and the haze of lies grows, Charlotte decides that her only option is to break free from this family once and for all – but at what cost?
Thriller, Action, Horror, Teen|Streaming: November 6|IMDb
Starring: David D. Jones, Sean Cameron Michael, Alastair Orr, Liesl Ahlers, Reine Swart
Nine friends, all harboring a dark secret, go camping in the woods. After a wild night of partying, they wake up with suicide bombs strapped to their chests, all with varying times on their countdown clocks. They decide to work out how to disarm the bombs or find help - until they discover they can 'take' one another's time by killing each other.
Starring: Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr. and Xander Berkeley
On a secluded farm, a man is slowly dying. Bedridden and fighting through his final breaths, his wife is slowly succumbing to overwhelming grief. To help their mother and say goodbye to their father, siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to their family farm. It doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom, though—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, as their own grief mounts, Louise and Michael begin suffering from a darkness similar to their mother’s, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over their family.
Starring: Roger Aston-Griffiths, Jack Marchetti, Jeremy Piven, Olivia Mai Barrett, Mick Davis
It’s Christmas and the charming city of York, home to Jules, 16 and her Dad, David is decked out ready for the festive season. In many ways, David and Jules’ relationship is no different from that of most fathers and their sixteen-year-old daughters. He struggles to understand her, she refuses to communicate with him. He wants to be involved in her life, she wants her own space. In one important respect, however, David and Jules share a profound bond: the death of Jules’ mum, and David’s wife, in a car crash two years before. With both struggling to cope with everyday life in the shadow of their loss, Jules, inspired by happy memories of her mom, decides to take matters into her own hands.
Action, Adventure, Fantasy|Streaming: November 6|IMDb
Starring: Nat Wolff, Iben Akerlie, Per Frisch, Priyanka Bose, Per Egil Aske
In this spellbinding thriller, a sleepy Norwegian town erupts after an American backpacker is arrested. Witnesses claim a teen died after touching the stranger, and that he inexplicably started a fire that engulfed a farm. He warns a psychologist, Christine, that he has supernatural powers, and that anyone who gets too close to him dies. Is he a liar, a freak of nature, an angry god? Determined to find the truth, Christine draws nearer, and what she finds is beyond her wildest imaginings...
Sarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her eight-year-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling. When Sarah is chosen to join the crew of a year-long space mission called #Proxima, it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship.
Thriller, Action|Streaming: October 23|Theaters: August 21|IMDb
Starring: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson
Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe stars in Unhinged, a psychological thriller that takes something we've all experienced--road rage--to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Crowe) at a traffic light. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who feels invisible and is looking to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know who you're driving next to.
Starring: Larenz Tate, Sarah Carter, Julian De Zotti
Fresh out of business school, Zachery Cranston seems to have all the tools necessary to succeed in the world of finance. But he is ambitious to a fault and finds himself lured by a dramatic new idea for a fund that may not be so legal.
Starring: Danny Trejo, Yana Marinova, Timur Turisbekov
During the Third World War, the American government initiates a secret project code named 'Army Bacon' in order to create super soldier by inbreeding human being with pigs. 25 years later a breed called 'Muzzles' have occupied top of the food chain, eating and farming humans like animals. Rob Justice is an ex-bounty hunter working for the last line of human resistance - a group of survivors hiding in a nuclear bunker deep underground. His mission is to find out how muzzles came to power and destroy them.
Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist, returns to her first passion: writing. But her newest patient Margot, a troubled up-and-coming actress, proves to be a source of inspiration that is far too tempting. Fascinated almost to the point of obsession, Sibyl becomes more and more involved in Margot’s tumultuous life, reviving volatile memories that bring her face to face with her past.
Action, Horror, Thriller (Korean)|Streaming: October 27|Theaters: August 21|IMDb
Starring: Dong-Won Gang, Jung-hyun Lee, Re Lee
Four years after South Korea's total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best-or worst-of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.
From the creator of Final Destination, Lin Shaye and Tobin Bell star in this terrifying tale of death from the fall of 1987. After a tragic accident, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple. One by one, their worst nightmares quickly become reality as they enter the realm of THE CALL. Four Friends. One Phone Call. 60 Seconds. Stay Alive.
A man crash lands in rural Appalachia and awakens in the attic of a traditional Hoodoo practitioner. He desperately tries to break free from her dark magic and save his family from a sinister ritual before the rise of the blood moon.
Starring: Zaria Kelley, Corinne Massiah, Elle Lorraine
In this horror satire set in 1989, Bad Hair follows an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.
One of the most frightening of American urban myths is the legend of The Mothman, a red-eyed creature seen by some as a harbinger of doom in 1960s rural West Virginia, where sightings of the winged demonic beast were first documented near an old munitions dump known by locals as TNT. Many believe the Mothman to be a 1960’s phenomenon, an omen only appearing before tragedy, and disappearing after a flap of sightings and the subsequent Silver Bridge collapse in 1967. But what if there’s more? What if the origins of this omen trace back much further and go much deeper than anyone realized? And what if…the sightings never ended?
Starring: Tiffany Paulsen, Emma Roberts, Andrew Bachelor, Frances Fisher, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth, Jessica Capshaw
Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet during one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they become each other's perfect plus-one which leads to some hilarious and provocative hijinks. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.
Starring: John Turturro, Stephen McKinley, Josh Godfrey, Declan Baldwin, Benjamin Blake, Sophie Giannamore, Olivia Dufault, Jaeden Lieberher
Paul lives an isolated life with his father in upstate New York. He finds making friends impossible due to a rare condition he has known as congenital hypertrichosis - an affliction that causes an abnormal amount of hair growth all over his face and body. On his 13th birthday, Paul receives a mysterious gift that compels him to run away and seek out the mother he has never known.
Starring: Antonio Macia, Ashley Greene, Robert Davi, Tara Westwood, Brandon Thomas Lee, David Arquette, Sean Avery, James Madio
Story of hot-tempered and self-centered the Brooklyn native and street basketball legend Jackie Ryan. His dreams of playing professional basketball seem to have passed him by after years of hard partying and neglect. He works construction alongside his overbearing father (Arquette), and his wisecracking best friend Marty (Madio). After being spotted at the famous West 4th basketball court for his incredible talent, Ryan is invited to try-out for the New Jersey Nets and is forced to confront his inner demons, family conflicts, relationship drama, and turn his life around.
Starring: Khali Addair, Ken Arnold, Mackenzie Astin
In Bishop, a small town filled with secrets, where the Simon sisters are trying to cope with their mother's absence and maintain a normal life while enduring Catholic school and typical teen struggles under the watchful eye of their demanding counselor Mr. Barnes. Silently and firmly repressing them is their damaged father who, quite adrift himself, is growing increasingly obsessed with The Rapture that he believes is imminent. Through rebellious acts, punishments, and religious impulses, home is anything but a refuge, and the sisters must cling to one another to survive. On the night that Rick believes to be The Rapture, he will attempt to take his daughters to 'the other side' but as the bell tolls, true colors shine through and the mystery of their mother's disappearance is revealed to her daughters in a shattering climax.
Starring: Jim Baumer, Kevin Powell, Julie Sokolow, Mary Baumer
Portrait of Mark Baumer, an environmental activist, avant-garde writer, and vegan, who hiked barefoot for over 100 days across America to draw attention to climate change. In a voice The New Yorker praised as “reminiscent of Andy Kaufman”, Baumer narrates his offbeat take on life and how we all can make a difference.
Starring: Shameik Moore, Wesley Snipes, T.I., Ethan Hawke, RZA
After Hurricane Katrina, four boyhood friends return to NOLA’s Lower Ninth. As FEMA fails to provide aid, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster for help. When the job tanks, they must outrun, and outsmart, a system rife with corruption.
Two sisters are reunited on a Mediterranean Island. One of them meets a group of locals and agrees to an exciting ride on a hot air balloon. But disaster strikes and the balloon is carried far out to sea. Their cell phones out of range, and the balloon running out of gas, Kate and her friends are battling for their lives. Meanwhile, back on land, the younger sister has become an unwanted 'material witness' to a crime and matters take a dramatic twist.
Starring: Bobby Brown Brown, Eric Hjorliefson, Mark Abma, Chris Rubens, Michelle Parker, Lucas Wachs, Janelle Yip, Sam Kuch, Lucy Sackbauer, Mckenna Peterson, Connery Lundin, Emily Childs, Arianna Tricomi, Tonje Kviv
Matchstick Productions 2020 ski film is packed with the best skiers in the world charging hard and having fun in some of the most spectacular locations. Prepare to have your mind blown as Hoji, Sam Kuch, Bobby Brown and the breakout girl posse 'The Blondes,' have the time of their lives shredding and stomping. This film is a balance of personal action segments and location/story-based segments that not only show progressive skiing but interesting stories. Grab a beer, some popcorn and yell 'Huck Yeah!’ with the most fun ski movie of 2020.
Adventure, Drama, Thriller|Streaming: October 9|IMDb
Starring: Randy Spence, Jordon Hodges, Caroline Newton, Chris Faulisi, Brett Baker
Indiana 1987. Charged with a murder he can’t remember, in the midst of heroin withdrawal, Pike Ables must make a decision now: Go to jail, or flee the country! His only hope, his younger brother Jack, a soon-to-be father and respected doctor. With no food, drugs or weapons, the brothers embark on a journey that will test the meaning of love, family, forgiveness and life or death. Sometimes things aren’t what they seem as the brothers must navigate out of the darkness, into the light and escape before they are caught and someone else dies.
Starring: Jeremy King, Noah Segan, Toni Trucks, Chase Williamson, Baron Vaughn
Chad Buckley is a lonely Horror aficionado, spending his days overseeing a struggling video store and arguing with his only customer, Sam. When an unsuspecting job applicant arrives, Chad sets out to teach him the rules of Horror.
Starring: Malin Akerman, Kat Dennings, Aisha Tyler, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Margaret Cho, Nicol Paone, Jane Seymour, Deon Cole
Abby is looking forward to a laid-back Thanksgiving with her best friend Molly. But the friends’ plans for a quiet turkey dinner go up in smoke when they’re joined by Molly’s new boyfriend and her flamboyant mother. Throw in some party crashers including Molly’s old flame, a wannabe shaman, and a trio of Fairy Gay Mothers, and it’s a recipe for a comically chaotic holiday no one will ever forget—even if they wanted to!
Starring: Bodhi Palmer, Mark Webber, Teresa Palmer, Nicole Elizabeth Berger
Bodhi Palmer sets a real family on an imaginative adventure that explores how we cope with dying and the love, laughter, and pain we can find within it. Bodhi gives a rare tour de force performance while starring alongside his actual mother and father (Mark Webber and Teresa Palmer). Told through both the eyes of a father and his young son the story moves between the authentic real world and a fantasy realm filled with mythical creatures and circumstances.
Drama, Mystery, Romance|Streaming: October 21|IMDb
Starring: Lily James, Armie Hammer, Keeley Hawes
A young newlywed arrives at her husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
Action & Adventure, Thriller, Horror|Streaming: October 22|IMDb
Starring: Jackie Cruz, Jon Heder, Michael Gross
When a group of wealthy trophy hunters genetically modify Graboid eggs to create the ultimate hunting experience, it isn't long before their prey escapes the confines of their small island and begin terrorizing the inhabitants of a nearby island research facility. The head of the research facility and her second-in-command Jimmy (Jon Heder) locate the one man who is an expert in killing Graboids: the one and only, and now reluctant, Burt Gummer (Michael Gross). Once on board, Burt leads the group in an all-out war against the larger, faster, and terrifyingly intelligent Graboids and the swiftly multiplying Shriekers!
Starring: Patrick Abellard, Frederick Allen, Djouliet Amara
Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee executive produces with writers/directors/producers Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott in this next installment of the ground-breaking original Tales from the Hood. Following the franchise's cult classic roots, this all-new anthology, which features Tony Todd and Lynn Whitfield, is four terrifying tales that will scare and thrill audiences with its horrifying twists and social commentary.
Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker
Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend, Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there's nothing left for him underground, he decides to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.
Starring: Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Moffat, Cedric The Entertainer, Neal Brennan, Debby Ryan, Ken Jeong, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Jermaine Fowler, Russell Peters, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger
Will Chu has it all - the job, the girl - but what’s missing is his true passion in life, to become a stand-up comedian. When he gets the opportunity he’s been waiting for, the emcee slot on the road opening for his hero Billy G., the realities of life on the stage come crashing in. Between relentless hecklers, drunk comedy groupies and hard-to-impress morning radio DJs, things get off to a rough start. Even if he can take the opportunity to learn from his idols and overcome the challenges, Will still needs to decide if he should continue with the life he has, or pursue the one he has always dreamt of – the life of a comedian.
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Tyler Posey, Robert Ri'chard
When an outbreak hits, Aidan barricades himself inside his apartment and starts rationing food. His complex is overrun by infected Screamers, and with the world falling apart into chaos, he is left completely alone fighting for his life.
Cody's Review: If romantic comedies are called RomComs, would we call this a RomHor? Nah, let's not make that a thing. Alone may technically be horror, but that's not how it feels. There's definitely a nervous energy, but it's often cut by the friendly and funny interactions between our lonely characters. It's like the feel-good version of the zombie appocalypse. Just be prepared to suspend your belief as the characters routinely do stupid things and occasionally miss obvious clues. Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) is a bit stiff in his performance, but you can get over it after the first few minutes. Meanwhile, Donald Sutherlin's limited time on screen comes in the form of an almost oscar-worthy performance filled with a wonderful 'old man' quirkiness and charm. I can't say Alone is a must-see, but I liked it and would recommend it anybody that's not touchy about zombie chase scenes and pandemic-enduced loneliness. You'll find it easy to nit-pick little mistakes and the slightly restrictive budget, but the story is endearing and kinda funny in unexpected ways.
Starring: Fin Argus, Sabrina Carpenter, Madison Iseman
In an inspiring true story, young musician Zach Sobiech discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon. In the end, music gives Zach’s life new meaning and helps him find the perfect way to say goodbye...with a song that will be heard all around the world.
Starring: Scott Adkins, Mario Van Peebles, Karlee Perez
Hiding out with his son Taylor on the Mexican coast, Nero (Scott Adkins, Doctor Strange) hopes to put his violent Special Forces career behind him. But after Nero’s home is attacked and Taylor is abducted, the mysterious Mzamo (Mario Van Peebles, Heartbreak Ridge) orders Nero to slaughter the members of three rival crime syndicates. If he fails, Taylor will die. With bullets ﬂying and bodies dropping, Nero must now complete his mission ― and ﬁnd Mzamoʼs hideout, to exact his revenge.
Crime, Drama|Streaming: October 16|Theaters: September 25|IMDb
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Ivanir, Gina Rodriguez
Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
Horror, Mystery, Thriller|Streaming: October 16|IMDb
Starring: Kourtney Bell, Will Stout, Skyler Hart
When a young woman overcoming her traumatic past is among several witnesses who see a man fatally assaulted and don't intervene, they find themselves targeted by someone, or something, out for revenge.
Fantasy, Horror, Thriller|Streaming: October 13|IMDb
Starring: Jonathan Lipnicki, Avery Konrad, Timothy V. Murphy
After troubled 17-year-old Chance goes to live at her draconian grandfather's estate, she uncovers a dangerous family secret. Her only hope for survival may come from a killer-for-hire who has a fortuitous stroke of culinary genius.
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Starring: Cecilia Arguelles, Arturo Lizardi, Héctor Escudero, Jasmin Sanabria, Migdalia Rosario, Carlos Miranda
When the empress’s daughter Lina disappears, the Crow Tribe, still rebelling against the empire, plans a mission to find her first, in an attempt to have leverage over their enemy. Silas, raised by the Crow Tribe, is tasked with intercepting a “quill” (or justice-seeker) sent to investigate the prime suspect in the case: an inquisitor, one of the empress’s elite. Silas, now posing as the quill Ranieri, is conflicted when he learns the inquisitor he is to interview is actually his long lost brother, Marco, who was raised by the empire after both brothers were orphaned due to a tragic and mysterious incident. As the investigation deepens, Silas realizes that nothing is what it seems. The case will unlock secrets that will blur the reality of everyone involved.
Drama, History, Musical |Streaming: December 1|IMDb
Starring: Gregg Henry, Robert Adetuyi, Marshall Williams, Danny Schur, Rick Chafe, Laura Slade Wiggins, Lisa Bell, Gabriel Daniels
1919. Stefan and his father Mike fled Ukraine for the New World, where they struggle to earn enough to re-unite the family. Stefan is instantly smitten with the Jewish suffragette neighbor, Rebecca – but Rebecca’s brother Moishe and Mike oppose the would-be Romeo and Juliet. Returned soldiers, angry at the lack of jobs after the war, violently threaten the city’s immigrants, including Emma, the refugee from racist violence in Oklahoma. When a movement develops for workers to leave their jobs in protest, AJ Anderson, a wealthy lawyer, pits all against each other in a dramatic and inspirational final stand.
Starring: Todd Garner, Jessica Rothe, Kyle Allen, Marc Meyers, Sean Robins, Todd Rosenberg, Harry Shum Jr, Chrissie Fit
Jennifer Carter (Jessica Rothe, the Happy Death Day films) and Solomon Chau (Harry Shum Jr, Crazy Rich Asians) are a sweet, fun-loving, newly engaged couple whose whole life seems ahead of them. But when Sol is diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in December, their plans for a summer wedding become impossible. In a race against time, Jenn and Sol’s friends and family launch an online fundraiser to help the couple create their dream wedding in just two weeks. In the process, they unleash an outpouring of generosity and attention from people around the world who want to celebrate the power of love with them. Through it all, Jenn and Sol’s commitment to each other only deepens, becoming a heartwarming reminder that the strength of true love knows no limits.
Starring: Frances McDormand, Chloé Zhao, Dan Janvey, David Strathairn, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Linda May, Charlene Swankie
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.
Set at Christmas time, “Godmothered” is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell), who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. Finding a mislaid letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress, Eleanor tracks her down and discovers that the girl, Mackenzie, is now a 40-year-old single mom (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston. Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “happily ever after,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not.
Starring: Luke Greenfield, Vincent Spano, Connor Del Rio, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Hayes Hargrove, Shira Scott Astrof, Jose Zuniga
Renato, a successful Mexican aviation executive, is shocked to discover he has an American half-brother he never knew about, the free-spirited Asher. The two very different half-brothers are forced on a road journey together masterminded by their ailing father, tracing the path their father took as an immigrant from Mexico to the US.
DEAR SANTA shines a light on the 100-year-old ‘Operation Santa’ Program of the United States Postal Service. Each year, hundreds of thousands of letters to Santa arrive at Post Offices around the country. Through Operation Santa, the USPS makes it possible for the public to safely adopt these letters and make children’s dreams come true. The film invites audiences along for the magic of this massive endeavor. Traveling the country, much like Santa does on Christmas Eve, the film focuses on select ‘Operation Santa’ Centers: some in metropolitan areas and others in small towns where the Post Office is the heart of the community.
Drama|Streaming: November 24 (iTunes), December 1 (streaming)|IMDb
Starring: Olivia Grace Applegate, David Bianchi, Tanner Kalina
From writer and director Joe Duca (Her Name Was Jo), Evergreen is an intimate character study of an interfaith couple's relationship over a tumultuous Christmas weekend. Paul (Tanner Kalina, Everybody Wants Some!!), a contemporary Catholic, plans to propose to his girlfriend, while pragmatic Gena (Amanda Maddox, Gripped: Climbing the Killer Pillar) wants to finally take their celibate relationship to the next level. When expectations clash, the two set aside their prior notions and agree to a brutally honest, no-holds-barred weekend of 'question and answer,' unearthing long-buried secrets and manifestations from relationships past.
Liberty, a socially awkward 16-year-old, returns from two months at camp only to be blindsided with the introduction of her Mother’s fiancée, John Smith, whose charm, intelligence, and beauty paint the picture of a man too perfect to be human.
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller|Streaming: December 4|IMDb
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Katheryn Winnick, Heather Graham, Tommy Lee Jones
Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones and Heather Graham star in the edge-of-your-seat thriller following Arthur Bretnik, a paranoid private investigator with a troubled past. After Bretnik (Eckhart) is hired to investigate a suspicious death in the town of Wander, he becomes convinced the case is linked to the same ‘conspiracy cover up’ that caused the death of his daughter.
Billie Holiday had one of the greatest voices of all time and changed the face of American music. She was a woman of breath-taking talent and global popularity while also stirring controversy. She started a notable rebellion singing 'Strange Fruit' which exposed the realities of Black life in America and earned her powerful enemies. Raw, emotional and brutally honest, Billie is filled with never-before-heard interviews from musical greats Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Sylvia Syms and Tony Bennett.
Biography, Drama, Romance|Streaming: December 4|Theaters: November 13 (limited)|IMDb
Starring: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones
In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest. They are two women from utterly different worlds. Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Michael Landes, Shirin Redha
When British aid worker Hana returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she meets former lover Sultan. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.
Starring: Ronen Rubinstein, Mia Serafino, Crispin Glover
As a strange wave of mysterious drownings of male college students plagues the California coast, Jake Graham (Rubinstein) struggles to keep his life together at school. Finding himself stalked by a hooded figure (Glover) driving an unmarked van, Jake fears he may become the next victim in the killers’ horrific spree.
Comedy|Streaming: December 8|Theaters: October 9|IMDb
Starring: Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder, Phil Parolisi
Awkward telemarketer Martha Plant lives a lonely existence burying treasure and eating split pea soup. When she takes in a vagrant with multiple personalities, she discovers having three friends in one may be more than she can handle.
Animation, Adventure, Family|Streaming: December 11 (Apple TV+)|IMDb
Starring: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean
A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.
Starring: Paul Hogan, John Cleese, Chevy Chase, Luke Hemsworth, Mel Gibson, Olivia Newton-John
Retired in L.A. and overshadowed by his Crocodile Dundee character, Hogan is offered a knighthood by the Queen of England. But before he can accept it, Hogan gets caught up in a series of comical scandals that dominate gossip shows and social media feeds. Can he keep his reputation clean long enough to hang onto his prize — and his dignity? Hilarious celebrity co-stars include Chevy Chase, John Cleese, Olivia Newton-John, and more!
Starring: Christy Summerhays, Michael McLean, Adrien Swenson
Uncle John recounts the story of Christ's birth to Connie Lou through story and song. See Connie Lou discover what the world has forgotten about Christmas, ultimately opening her heart to the joy of this special season.
Animation, Adventure, Comedy|Theaters: November 25|IMDb
Starring: Kirk DeMicco, Catherine Keener, Leslie Mann, Joel Crawford, Dan Hageman, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Peter Dinklage
The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to watching their daughter get heart eyes over a new boyfriend. But now they face something that will shake their pack to its core and make them reconsider everything they hold true: another family.