With theaters still closed around the world, people must turn to streaming to watch new movies. Fortunately, studios continue to make recent releases available from the comfort of our homes. Not only that, but streaming services like Netflix also have new offerings, with Disney + and HBO also bringing relatively recent movies to the broadcast, leaving viewers with plenty of options for the weekend.
This week there is something for everyone, from large and non-traditional comic book movies to dramas of various varieties. We also have a new Guy Ritchie crime movie, a criminally ignored gem of 2019 and much more. These are some of the new movies heading to streaming this week for those looking for something new to watch.
Birds of Prey – Digital
Margot Robbie's return when Harley Quinn had a somewhat subdued answer, financially speaking, in theaters, but Birds of prey just breathed new life with an early digital release from Warner Bros. Available now, the latest DC Comics adaptation sees Harley Quinn and a gang of powerful Gotham City women, including Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett -Bell) teamed up to protect young Cassandra Cain from the dire Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). Birds of Prey, directed by Cathy Yan, was embraced by critics, and for those who missed it in theaters, now may be the right time to see Robbie as Harley for the first time since Suicide Squad.
The Gentlemen – Digital
Warner Bros. similarly decided to give director Guy Ritchie an early release. The Knights, which is now available digitally. This serves as Ritchie's follow-up to the live action. Aladdin and it's a return to form, cut from the same cloth as his previous crime movies like Snatch or RocknRolla. The film centers on a dispute that breaks out when a man seeks to take money out of his marijuana empire in Londa. The cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, and Colin Farrell.
The way back – Digital
Also from Warner Bros., we have the latest from director Gavin O & # 39; Connor, reuniting him with Ben Affleck for the first time since Counter. This time, the two have teamed up to tell the story of a recovering alcoholic who ends up coaching a struggling basketball team. The Way Back didn't have much of a chance in theaters before closing, but critics and audiences seemed to enjoy it quite a bit as it currently boasts an 83 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. An inspiring little story might be just what some people need right now.
Dolittle – Digital
Will be Dolittle drop as one of the biggest box office bombs in recent memory? Absolutely. Is it still the first Robert Downey Jr. movie to arrive after Avengers Endgame, which became the highest grossing movie of all time? Yes. That alone, along with a cast of star voices including Tom Holland, John Cena, and Emma Thompson, may be enough to justify this as a curiosity watch, to say the least.
Bloodshot – Digital
In another recent, massive theatrical release that made its way into early home video, Sony released Bloodshot, which is adapted from the Valiant Comics series of the same name, in digital form. Vin Diesel plays the hero in question, a former soldier named Ray Garrison who becomes an unstoppable force once he is steeped in nanotechnology in his blood. Directed by David S.F. Wilson, this superhero movie also stars Eiza González, Toby Kebbell and Guy Pearce.
I still believe – Digital
For fans of faith-based dramas, or for those who want to see KJ Appa off the limits of RiverdaleFrom lionsgate I still believe It will arrive digitally on March 27. Directed by Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin, it is based on the true story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp, who sets out on a journey of love and loss. This is another recent movie hitting theaters that will be coming home early. The cast also includes Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise.
Uncorked – Netflix
This is one of the movies that was supposed to be played at this year's SXSW in Austin, Texas. Unfortunately, the event was canceled due to current events in the world. Fortunately, people who were curious about it won't have to wait long to see Uncorked for themselves as it is slated to hit Netflix on March 27. It tells the story of a young man who annoys his father and follows his dream of becoming a master sommelier, rather than joining the family barbecue business. Prentice Penny, who is behind HBO Unsafe, wrote and directed the film.
Blinded by the light – HBO
This is not a new release, but it is one that was tragically overlooked last year and is finally coming to streaming courtesy of HBO starting March 22. Blinded by the light It was greeted with widespread critical acclaim, but failed to capture any magic at the box office. It takes place in 1987 and focuses on a Pakistani teenager facing economic and racial problems in Luton, England. He writes poetry as a means of escape, but when a classmate introduces him to Bruce Springsteen's music, he inspires Jawed to find his own voice and follow his dreams. Gurinder Chadha directed the popular comic drama.
A wrinkle in time – Disney +
Finally, we have another blockbuster that is being overlooked through Disney +. A wrinkle in time It was released in 2018 and was the first big-budget offering from acclaimed filmmaker and Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay. The film is adapted from Madeleine L & # 39; Engle's beloved novel of the same name, and focuses on Meg Murry and her little brother, whose father has been missing for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used mysterious means of travel. there. . Guided by mysterious travelers known as Ms. Whatsit, Ms. Who, and Ms. Which, they embark on a dangerous quest. A wrinkle in time airs now on Disney +.
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