Another week, another new batch of movies to stream in quarantine. Most of us are locked up at home right now during this period of self-isolation and social estrangement. Movie theaters are out of the question, but that doesn't mean we can't yet enjoy new movies from the comfort of home. And this week has a lot for movie lovers to enjoy.
Covering comedy, drama, animated family movies, horror and more, this week brings home a wide variety of streaming options. We have some of the biggest movies from last year that finally made it to the broadcast, one of the biggest sequels of 2020 that is heading straight for the broadcast, a couple of new Netflix originals, and much more. So, here are this week's new movie streaming picks.
- 1 Trolls World Tour – Digital
- 2 Like a boss – Digital
- 3 We invoke darkness – Digital
- 4 Street dolls – VOD
- 5 Ip Man 4: The Finale – Digital
- 6 The last complete measure – Digital
- 7 Love Wedding Repeat – Netflix
- 8 The main event – Netflix
- 9 Les Miserables – Amazon Prime
- 10 Parasite – Hulu
- 11 TI Chapter Two – HBO
Trolls World Tour – Digital
Not to exaggerate things, but this is somehow one of the biggest streaming releases in the history of the medium. Universal Pictures opened the floodgates by making this theatrical release digitally available in its place as movie theaters close. Sure, Trolls World Tour, which is available starting April 10, is just an animated sequel geared toward younger viewers, but if it's worth it, it could be a new way for studios to do business – and a hit that theaters may not be able to drive once things are back to normal. All that said, the sequel is directed by Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith, with a cast of voices directed by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. This time, Poppy and Branch embark on a grand adventure across the six different musical lands.
Like a boss – Digital
It quietly came and went at the box office earlier this year, but Like a Boss will get a second chance, as it's now available on digital platforms. The comedy stars Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne as best friends who run their own cosmetics company, who then take a purchase from an industry titan, played by Salma Hayek. R-rated pranks occur Critics generally didn't care what director Miguel Arteta brought to the table, as he currently has a 20 percent critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But the audience score is 65 percent, so perhaps it's best to decide for yourself on it.
We invoke darkness – Digital
The wave of murders of murderous Satanists has already caused 18 deaths across the heart of the United States. Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy metal concert. Naive, they join up with three seemingly funny boys and the group heads to Alexis' secluded country house for an afterparty. What should be a night of youthful fun and debauchery can take a dark and deadly turn. With killers on the loose, can anyone be trusted? Here's our review of We Summon the Darkness.
Street dolls – VOD
Riz, a newcomer immigrant and former gang member, works in a motel in hopes of starting her life in the United States. At the motel, Riz meets Dallas, a fearless fugitive who is also a recovering drug and sex addict. Together, the girls conspire to rob the motel owner (Cynthia Nixon), triggering a series of violent events where the girls are forced to take matters into their own hands.
Ip Man 4: The Finale – Digital
The long-running Donnie Yen action franchise continues with IP Man 4, which is now available digitally. This time, Ip Man is headed to San Francisco to help ease tensions with a local kung fu master and his star student, Bruce Lee. Meanwhile, the martial artist hopes to find a brighter future for his son. Director Wilson Yip's fourth entry in the series was well received by critics and audiences alike, so fans of the action can do well to watch this. For those who need to catch up, the first three are currently streaming on Netflix.
The last complete measure – Digital
Would you like to see Sebastian Stan in a movie not connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What about an unconventional war movie, a real-life man who saved the lives of more than 60 men during the Vietnam War? If you answered yes to any of those questions, The last complete measure maybe for you. Written and directed by Todd Robinson, it has a cast from the A list that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer, Peter Fonda, William Hurt and Ed Harris. It is available digitally now.
Love Wedding Repeat – Netflix
Netflix has been featured in the romantic comedies department for the past few years, so those who like the genre might check it out. Love Wedding Repeat, which will launch on the streaming service on April 10. This serves as the directorial debut for Dean Craig, who is best known for writing Death at a funeral And he sees alternate versions of the same wedding as Jack (Sam Claflin) tries to make sure his little sister has the perfect wedding day. The cast also includes Olivia Munn, Aisling Bea, and Freida Pinto.
The main event – Netflix
Also coming to Netflix on April 10, we have The main event. Director Jay Karas is running this one, which was produced by WWE Studios and should appeal to wrestling fans. It focuses on an 11 year old boy who is an aspiring fighter. After discovering a magic mask, she enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar. Adam Pally, Ken Marion, Tichina Arnold, Lisa Durupt and Seth Carr star.
Les Miserables – Amazon Prime
Available through Amazon Prime Video starting April 10, the Miserables It was France's presentation at the Oscar 2020 and has been highly praised by critics before its streaming debut. It focuses on Stephane, who recently joined the crime squad in Montfermeil, a sensitive district of Paris projects. Along with Chirs and Gwada, whose methods are sometimes unorthodox, he quickly uncovers the tensions between various neighborhood groups. When the trio is overrun during arrest, a drone begins to film every move they make. The film is inspired by the Parisian riots of 2005 and comes from director Ladj Ly.
Parasite – Hulu
Speaking of the Oscars, winner of this year's Best Picture Parasite, the first non-English film in history to win the award, is available to stream on Hulu now. Directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also took home the Best Director award this year for his work on the acclaimed thriller, it is a tale of greed and class discrimination. It focuses on the Kim family, who have a newly formed symbiotic relationship between Park's wealthy family, who is threatened when unexpected circumstances arise. For those who may have missed this in theaters, now is the perfect time to watch one of the best movies of 2019.
TI Chapter Two – HBO
Finally, we have one of the biggest horror movies in recent memory with IT Chapter Two making his HBO debut on April 11. Directed by Andy Muschietti, the sequel sees The Losers Club return to Derry, Maine, 27 years later to finish what they started in the first half of this successful adaptation by Stephen King. Bill Skarsgard returns as Pennywise, alongside the young cast members who portrayed the losers the first time. An A-list set brings adult losers to life, consisting of Jessica Chastain, Billy Hader, James McAvoy, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Isaiah Mustafa, and Andy Bean. While the consensus is that the sequel wasn't as good as its predecessor, it's still worth seeing how the Pennywise the Clown film saga ends.