New Releases This Week: In Theatres, Netflix, Amazon Prime and More
New Releases This Week: Staying Home? Want To Watch Something New? Just as things were starting to go back to normal, it appears we are falling back into Covid-19 Lockdown again. And as we are back indoors almost full time, it’s every reason to ramp up the movie marathons and not just limit them to the weekends. With ever expanding streaming platforms, there’s a ton of fresh content to watch and we’re here to help you sift through all the options.
While Netflix had a great last week with two big theatrical releases Mank (2020) and Hillbilly Elegy (2020), this week belongs to Amazon Prime. Amazon has two big projects releasing via their Prime Video Subscription Service. The first one is “Twelve Years A Slave” director Steve McQueen’s anthology “Small Axe”, an epic and unconventional five-films feature/series.
The first feature titled “Mangrove” is set in London’s immigrant West Indian community. A judicial drama dealing with cultural identification, racism and community with similar vibes of Netflix’s The Trial Of Chicago 7 (2020). The second Amazon project releasing this week is “The Sound Of Metal”. It is a drama about a heavy metal drummer who after losing his hearing, starts to lose all control of his world around him.
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Netflix continues its weekly run-up with Christmas movie “The Princess Switch: Switched Again” and family drama “If Anything Happens I Love You”. And Hulu has an over-the top thriller “Run”, an unsettling thriller flick starring Sarah Paulson caring after her wheel-chair stricken teenager.
There are a handful of movies releasing in theatres, including Jackie Chan’s movie “Vanguard”. The film stars Jackie Chan but he is not doing any of the action-scenes and mostly just observes people fighting around him. Romanian film “Collective” is a strong film highlighting massive corruption scandal exposed after victims of a nightclub fire were unable to get proper medical treatment.
This is a good week for documentary lovers too. “Soros”, “Belushi” and “Crazy, Not Insane” are the titles of documentaries releasing this week that are deep-dives into the life and works of George Soros, Jim Belushi and forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis.
Here’s a list of all the movies releasing this week and where to stream it.
New Releases in Theatres
The Last Vermeer (Dan Friedkin): Based on the 2008 book “The Man Who Made Vermeers” by Jonathon Lopez and tells the story of Han van Meegeren (played by Guy Pearce), an art forger who swindles millions of dollars from the Nazis, alongside Dutch Resistance fighter Joseph Piller (Claes Bang)
Vanguard (Stanley Tong): Starring Jackie Chan, Yang Yang and Miya Muqi. An accountant is threatened by the world’s deadliest mercenary organization and Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for him.
New Releases On Demand and In Select Theatres
Collective (Alexander Nanau): Romanian director Alexander Nanau’s bracing, relentless documentary tracks the aftermath of 2015 nightclub fire that killed 64 people, hovering at the center of a system on the verge of a collapse.
Embattled (Nick Sarkisov): A son aspires to follow in his famous MMA father’s footsteps, but along his journey must figure out how to break the abusive cycle, if possible, that his father has continued.
Hearts And Bones (Ben Lawrence): An unlikely friendship develops between the two men, but is severely tested when one of them makes a shocking discovery. Centered around the relationship of two men, who are from very different backgrounds, the film shows a bond over their shared trauma.
Leap Of Faith: William Friedkin On The Exorcist (Alexandre O. Phillipe): 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.
The Twentieth Century (Matthew Rankin): The film portrays a fictionalized portrait of the rise to power of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King as played by Dan Beirne.
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Mangrove (Steve McQueen): Mangrove tells the true story of The Mangrove Nine, who clashed with London police in 1970. The trial that followed was the first judicial acknowledgment of behavior motivated by racial hatred within the Metropolitan Police.
Sound of Metal (Darius Marder): A heavy-metal drummer’s life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.
Exclusive to HBO
Crazy, Not Insane (Alex Gibney): An examination of the research by forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis who investigated the psychology of murderers.
Exclusive to Hulu
Run (Aneesh Chaganty): Starring Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen. A homeschooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.
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The Princess Switch: Switched Again (Mike Rohl): When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with Kevin, it’s up to her double Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike, party girl Fiona foils their plans.
If Anything Happens I Love You (Michael Govier, Will McCormack): Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.
Exclusive to Showtime
Belushi (R.J. Cutler): Using previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after John Belushi’s death, director R.J. Cutler’s documentary examines the too-short life of once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences.
Out of all these amazing brand-new releases, which ones are you most excited to watch? Let us know in the comments.