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.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Animation, Adventure, Comedy|Streaming: March 4|IMDb
Starring: Tim Hill, Clancy Brown, Bill Fagerbakke
Synopsis: After SpongeBob's beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home.
Animation, Action, Adventure|Streaming: March 5 (Disney+)|Theaters: March 5|IMDb
Starring: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan
Synopsis: Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people.
Synopsis: Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother's rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution.
Synopsis: Pixie wants to avenge her mother's death by masterminding a heist, but her plans go awry and she finds herself on the run with two young men who are way out of their depth being chased across the Wild Irish countryside by... deadly gangster priests.
Starring: Jim Tavaré, Kate Dalton, Derek James Elstro, Adam Weber, Cara Leahy
Synopsis: Welcome to Essential Music, an L.A. record store with more staff members than customers, and where the LP covers act as a Greek chorus. A comedy for anyone who's ever spent too much time obsessing over playlists.
Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi|Streaming: March 5 (Hulu)|IMDb
Starring: Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts
Synopsis: Trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder, former special forces agent Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) uncovers clues about a secret government project that could unlock the mystery behind his untimely death. In a race against the clock, Pulver must hunt down Colonel Ventor (Mel Gibson), the powerful head of the government program, while outrunning skilled ruthless assassins determined to keep him from the truth in order to break out of the loop, save his family and live once again for tomorrow.
Action|Streaming: March 2|Theaters: March 2 (limited)|IMDb
Starring: Jean-Paul Ly, Andrew Lee Potts
Synopsis: A night in Afghanistan is about to get a lot worse for Rana Rai, a Ghurka Soldier left to guard a British military outpost. when Captain Noah Brant (Andrew Lee Potts - The Crown, Primeval, Alice In Wonderland) arrives looking for refuge from a group of Rogue Special Ops and a cell of heavily armed Taliban. The two soldiers must unite and fight for their lives as they attempt to call for backup before the rogue squad, lead by the calculating and backstabbing Sergeant Bartlett, can hunt them down and silence them for good.
Synopsis: After her mother's death, sixteen-year-old Sophie Jones is trying everything she can to feel something again and make it through high school. Inspired by true experiences of grief, girlhood and growing up.
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.
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.
Starring: Kate Walsh, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Donal Logue
Synopsis: Sam, who after his motorcycle is damaged in an apparent crash into the ocean, becomes stranded in a small New England town, finds refuge at a run-down motel managed by Kate, a similarly burnt-out, lost soul. The mystery around Sam's presence in town unravels when it's discovered that his estranged daughter Audrey lives there - the daughter he hasn't seen her in 25 years. As he tries to bridge the gap between the little girl he left long ago and the woman who grew up without her father, Sam learns he was never cut-out to be emotionally connected to anyone - unless he falls in love with another soul just as lonesome.
Starring: Hanna Alström, Claes Bang, Alexandra Borbély
Synopsis: In 1930s Czechoslovakia, newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer are filled with optimism and happiness in their new home. But all too soon, extramarital temptations bring out their darkest secrets and desires. As Liesel turns to her sensual friend Hana for the passion she lacks in her marriage, Nazi troops enter the country, threatening the Landauer's lives and the burning desire between the two women.
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.
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.
Starring: Will Patton, Adan Canto, Jonathan Sadowski
Synopsis: A group of four amateur adventurers who specialize in exploring remote and forsaken places pay a visit to Shookum Hills, a town in the remote Appalachian Mountains which was abandoned decades ago due to a mysterious coal mine fire.
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Andi Matichak, Luke David Blumm
Synopsis: After a mysterious group of individuals breaks into Laura's home and attempts to steal her eight-year-old son, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. But soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasingly sporadic psychosis and convulsions. Following her maternal instincts to save him, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but soon, she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.
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.
Synopsis: STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds companions in the security guards who care for her. The strays' disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians with whom they share the streets. Director Elizabeth Lo's award-winning film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cody's Review: Body Brokers is a guided tour to the addiction recovery industry as seen through the eyes of 'Utah', a fictional junkie that breaks away from the lifestyle only to become responsible for keeping others trapped in a cycle of drug use. Like many people, I first heard of this real life scam through an episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which focused primarily on recovery centers designed around bilking insurance companies. In this movie, the focus shifts to a new kind of dealer that gets rich on funneling people in and out of those centers. It's not a complicated system, but seeing it come to life in Body Brokers is illuminating. The director, a former addict himself, is aiming to reveal the manipulative and callous practices that hide behind the veil of helping people. The goal is certainly commendable and welcome; but as a movie, it's a little tame. Don't misunderstand me, it's not a bad movie, and I would say it's even one of the better example of a movie in the 'information as a film concept' category; but the director pulled punches where there were opportunities to give viewers a substantial emotional moment. Aside from a few graphic scenes of drug use, the movie feels more like a long episode of Shameless (the US version). Characters walk a fairly predictable path, and the events are mostly telegraphed well in advance. The pacing is fairly slow, but that's common for this type of story. Jack Kilmer takes the starring role and delivers a good performance, but he's overshadowed by co-star Michael Kenneth Williams, who delivers a massive performance, and fairly short appearances by Frank Grillo and Peter Greene. Verdict: If you're looking for a fun and enjoyable movie, or even to turn off your brain for a couple hours, this isn't the movie for you. However, if you're curious about what's happening, or concerned about the issue of rehab centers and drug addiction, Body Brokers delivers a realistic perspective that remains down to earth and honest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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|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.
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.
Starring: Stephen Basilone, Jess Jacobs, Finn Wittrock
Synopsis: Bart's chance encounter with the enigmatic Vienna leads to a whirlwind weekend together. The two fall fast and hard, but both carry secrets that could be their undoing or the chance for a fresh start.
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramírez, Jenna Ortega
Synopsis: Always feeling like they have to say NO to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a YES DAY -- where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they'd be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before. Starring Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramírez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner and Everly Carganilla.
Synopsis: A large still-life painting hung on the wall above Lilka Elbaum's childhood bed in Lodz, Poland. It was the first thing she saw when she woke up, and the last thing she saw before she fell asleep.
Starring: Katherine McNamara, Victoria Justice, Matthew Daddario
Synopsis: In New York City, art gallery owner, Brooke (VICTORIA JUSTICE), and her husband, Owen (MATTHEW DADDARIO), seem to have it all. When Brooke signs a new artist-a devastatingly handsome painter with an affinity for married women-the attraction between them is unmistakable. Left alone at home as Brooke and her artist travel to Paris, Owen finds comfort at a bar with a seductive and beautiful journalist (KATHERINE MCNAMARA). On once unshakable footing, Brooke and Owen's trust begins to dissolve as they unwittingly push the other toward the very thing they fear most.
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.
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.
Action, Adventure, Fantasy|Streaming: March 18 (HBO Max)|IMDb
Starring: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot
Synopsis: Zack Snyder's definitive director's cut of Justice League. Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.
Starring: Jimi Stanton, Janelle Snow, Charles Andrew Gardner
Synopsis: When a VHS-tape proves the existence of a rumored doorway to paradise, a young man abandons his decaying hometown in pursuit of the door to salvation, evading vengeful pursuers along the way.
Synopsis: This intense action-thriller unfolds in real time as two embattled souls fight for their lives. Gary Oldman stars as a vicious crime boss out to kill Nick, the lone witness set to testify against him. He hires a mysterious female motorcycle courier to unknowingly deliver a poison-gas bomb to slay Nick, but after she rescues Nick from certain death, the duo must confront an army of ruthless hired killers in order to survive the night.
Synopsis: Tom and Janet have been happily married for years. But a visit from a mysterious stranger leads to a dead body, a lot of questions, and a tense couples' trip with friends who may not actually be friends at all.
Synopsis: A local success story, Mick (Jeremy Piven), returns to his old neighborhood for a family emergency and is forced to stay when presented with a huge real estate opportunity. Now he must decide between taking the money or saving the one thing that links him to his past and his one true love; the family bar.
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Neil Patrick Harris
Synopsis: A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan's birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.
Starring: Leonardo Nam, Martina Garcia, Hana Mae Lee, Lauren Miller Rogen, Macy Gray, Ross Partridge
Synopsis: Five dangerous patients, suffering from extreme phobias at a government testing facility, are put to the ultimate test under the supervision of a crazed doctor and his quest to weaponize fear.
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|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.
Starring: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Demián Bichir
Synopsis: Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.
Starring: Taylor Takahashi, Pamelyn Chee, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
Synopsis: Alfred 'Boogie' Chin is a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.