Movies and Videos On Demand For The Week Of August 28, 2020

As we prepare for the opening of theaters and the return to normal life practices, we want to remind people that we are still within the thralls of a pandemic, and recommend people check out our article on ”If You Should Go Out” Here. Until then though, if you do go to a theater make sure it has a policy of requiring attendees to wear masks, and sit in isolated groups out of proximity of other viewers.

Bill & Ted Face the Music – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

The world has moved on, and Bill S. Preston Esq., played by Alex Winter, and Theodore Logan, played by Keanu Reeves, haven’t changed the world into the eutopia that was promised by Rufus all those years into the past. Now time has caught up with them, and the universe is going to end unless the duo releases the music to change the world. However, does this band have what it takes as they are now in their middle ages, with daughters, and no clear destiny in front of them?

A movie waited for, almost as long as the people in the future have been waiting for the duo to release the song that saves the world. Eric actually got the chance to review this movie as a take over from my Conner’s Critique, which can be viewed Here when it drops. While I haven’t had my chance to watch it yet, I am super excited about it, and I think you should be too. Want to know for sure? Then read Eric’s Critique.

Made In Bangladesh – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 100%

Shimu, played by Rikita Nandini Shimu, lives in Dhaka, within Bangladesh. When her clothing factory begins to start a union, she receives threats from management. Even though her husband does not support her actions, she presses forward because she knows it’s important for her and her coworkers moving forward.

We know of our personal struggles in the USA when dealing with unions. It’s interesting to see the struggle from the view of another country. Does it affect your belief of right or wrong when you see a country that most people in the USA would consider “of a lower status” treating their employees as poorly as employers would in the USA if they could get away with it?

The New Mutants – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

Mutants are real, and for some, coming into power is not an easy task. People can die, including the mutants themselves. This story focuses on four specific mutants, Rahne Sinclair, played by Maisie Williams, Illyana Rasputin, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, Sam Guthrie, played by Charlie Heaton, and Roberto da Costa, played by Henry Zaga within a hospital to monitor their powers. Dr. Cecilia Reyes, played by Alice Braga, tries to help the teens before they are a danger to themselves or their community, but the inclusion of a new mutant, Danielle Moonstar, played by Blu Hunt, causes the hospital to be thrown into disarray puts them all in danger.

This movie has had an interesting history. With several push backs, edit issues, and final return back to form. It all started with a director wanting to make a horror superhero story, and the studio saying no, the director not caring, and the studio being pissed. However when Disney took over, they literally didn’t care enough, so they are letting the horror version come out! It just took a while. Need to know more about this movie? Well Lindsay made a breakdown of what you need to know in her Comic’s Round Up, which can be found Here

The Personal History of David Copperfield – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 94%

A story about the life of David Copperfield, played by Dev Patel, focuses on his life, from birth to adulthood. Dealing with his tough childhood, and the growth through struggles to become a gentleman and an author.

The film has good standing with a great score on rotten tomatoes and has awesome quite the supporting cast, with the likes of Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, and Peter Capaldi. If you are looking for a solid drama film, then this movie will be a good pick for the week.

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield, played by Dev Patel, is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

Still Here – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming to following week
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

When a child is abducted her father, played by Maurice McRae is frustrated and will do anything to get her back before it’s too late. While the police won’t help, he finds himself aided by a journalist, played by Johnny Whitworth. While the public has lost interest, they continue to track leads and find out what really happened.

While this story looks interesting and engaging, there are two issues we worry about. The first is the trigger warning for parents who do not want to see a child in danger, or injured. Even if they can watch the film it’s hard to see sometimes without warning. I have a problem even watching Finding Nemo, due to how believable the actor calls out for his dad. The other issue is that this movie might suffer a bit from the “White Savior” problem in the film. Since the black man couldn’t get the attention to save his daughter without the help of the white reporter. However, in spite of that issue, we can’t write off the story without watching and giving them a chance to show if they are able to stand out from that trope.

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