Movies and Videos On Demand For The Week Of February 26, 2021

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.

The Father – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 100%

Anthony, played by Anthony Hopkins, is 80 years old, and dementia has effected his memory, and lead to a large amount of confusion. As his daughters and their husbands attempt to take care of him, his refusal to accept help, and he accusations of their intentions being nefarious pushes them to their breaking point.

Having first hand seen how dementia can affect those caring for a loved one, I can honestly say that it is heartbreaking. To a lot, seeing this film might be too much for them, for those who have not experienced it, it is a rose colored glass view of the experience. This film is definitely a drama and will pull at your heart a bit, if you are brave enough to watch it.

Night Of The Kings – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 98%

La Maca is a prison set in the middle of the Ivorian forest. However the prison is controlled by the inmates themselves. However when a new prisoner arrives, he is caught up in the tradition of assigning a “Roman” to tell the prisons a story of fate, and he narrates the story of the Zama King, as he strings the story together to last until dawn to keep surviving.

A powerful film, with such impressive acting, storytelling, and passion in the actual craft of acting. Each character stands on their own, in this realistic stylized world of grit and violence.

Safer At Home – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

The pandemic is still continuing two years in, and a group of young friends have had enough of the restrictions in their life. They gather to throw an online party which includes drinks and drugs. After the group partakes in the drugs, the world around them begins to crumble, and the safety of their homes is the only bastion for what’s going on in the outside world.

Horror based on the current situations always fill the world with dread because it can connect with the world we actually live in, and therefore is more reasonably connected to the lives of those viewing it. I was wondering how content and movies would be effected by the pandemic, but this content is interesting because it allows actors to be socially distant, and still tells a story.

Tom & Jerry – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

When a legendary hotel becomes the setting of a legendary wedding, the festivities are encroached upon by the worlds cutest mouse, Jerry. Now the desperate event planner, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, hires Tom, the cartoon cat to help rid the hotel of the adorable menace.

Take the insane nature of Tom & Jerry, throw in a dozen celebs, and keep the over the top antics. The experience might be lost on the younger generations who didn’t grow up with the characters, and the experience might be to kid friendly to entertain the now adults that enjoyed it as children. However, if you can take a second out of our pandemic infused adult life, it might be a nice reprieve.

The Vigil – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 91%

Yakov, played by Dave Davis, has recently turned from his faith, but he is low on funds when he accepts the job of his former Rabbi to look over the body of a deceased community member. However, as things begin to turn dark, and confusing, nothing is as it seems. Can Yakov make it past the night as he sits vigil.

A dark horror based on the Jewish faith. While this might be done in good taste, there is a lot in old school horror that is inspired by the Jewish religion. For one, the golem is steeped in horror, and based off a Yiddish folk tale. What ever is said, the mix of religion and horror has always produced a strong and terrifying story.

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