While most movie theatres are closed for the foreseeable future, and there aren’t any new releases in the theatres that are open, here are some movies you can watch at home:
The following are this week’s new releases available on digital platforms:
The Outpost (2020) R
A small band of US soldiers in a combat outpost battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The Outpost Info
What to Watch For: The film is based on an actual event called the Battle of Kamdesh.
Word on the Street: The film is directed by Rob Lurie, best known for the award-winning 2000 film The Contender.
My Take: The cast includes Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, and Bobby Lockwood.
Wesley (Nasim Pedrad) hasn’t had a great year, and after a horrible blind date, she meets the man of her dreams, Jared (Robbie Amell). After a month of dating, the couple finally sleeps together, and then Wes doesn’t hear from Jared for five days. Egged on by alcohol and her two best friends (Anna Camp, Sarah Burns), Wes writes a blistering email but learns that Jared got into a car accident and hasn’t been able to reach Wes. Wes decides to travel down to Mexico where Jared is and somehow erase the email before Jared is released from the hospital and can see the document. Desperados Website
What to Watch For: Nasim Pedrad is best known for her five-year stint on Saturday Night Live.
Word on the Street: Robbie Amell is known by the fans of The CW as Firestorm on The Flash.
My Take: I am a big fan of Anna Camp from her roles on True Blood and the Pitch Perfect film series.
John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) PG
Documentary on the legendary civil rights crusader and Georgia representative, whose career spans 60-plus years of social activism on essential issues such as civil rights, gun control, and voting rights. John Lewis: Good Trouble Website
What to Watch For: Using present-day interviews with archival footage, the film gives an inside look at a man who was at the forefront of American history.
Word on the Street: The film is from award-winning director Dawn Porter.
My Take: Such an inspirational topic.
Michelle (Alex Essoe) is a newlywed and an interior designer. Linda (Precious Chong) lives alone and is looking for someone to help her redo her home. Linda coerces Michelle into visiting her home, and it soon becomes clear that Linda has something more sinister in mind than just decorations. Homewrecker Info
What to Watch For: The two lead actors, Essoe and Chong, are co-writers with director Zach Gayne.
Word on the Street: This is writer/director Zach Gayne’s first feature film.
My Take: I am always up for a suspense film.
Athlete A (2020) PG-13
Documentary that follows the reporters of the Indianapolis Star who in 2016 broke the story which brought to light the USAG women’s team doctor, Larry Nassar, had been abusing athletes for over two decades and the cover-up that allowed the abuse to thrive. Athlete A Website
What to Watch For: The title of the film refers to Maggie Nichols, believed to be the groundbreaker who told her story to USA Gymnastics.
Word on the Street: The gymnasts who were abused by Nassar won over the years 34 gold medals, 38 silver, and 32 bronze.
My Take: This is an unbelievably horrible story that needed to be told.