Movies and Videos On Demand For The Week Of January 8, 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 Dissident – Releasing on Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 96%

Bryan Fogel covers, in documentary form, the story of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post journalist whose disappearance, and subsequent murder. He breaks down the cover-up and actions of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on that fateful day.

This story dominated the news cycle, but as of recently has disappeared from the modern view. We should not forget the horrible acts of Saudi Arabia’s government and the lack of response from specific governmental agencies around the world. I only hope this documentary brings this topic back to the media’s forefront.

I Carry You With Me – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 95%

Two men, played by Armando Espitia and Christian Vazquez, find love in Mexico. However, their families and lives can not abide by their life choices. The world pushes them apart, and this movie tells the story of their love over the decades.

If you are looking for an LGBT film covering the endurance of love in spite of many challenges. The heartbreak is powerful though, and if you are triggered by rejection from family and friends because of who you love, then I warn about that topic, because it is covered here, but importantly so.

If Not Now, When? – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

Four friends have had each other’s backs since high school. While they have grown over the years and moved on to different lives, they still love one another. When one of their friends suffers a setback in life, the others come back to help. Starring Tamara Bass, Meagan Good, Mekia Cox, and Meagan Holder.

If you are looking for an uplifting drama then this film will showcase the strength of love between friends, and the difficulties of the world.

The Reason I Jump – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 100%

Jerry Rothwell brings his documentary delving into the lives of five people living their lives in spite of the fact that they are on the autism spectrum.

If you have someone in your life on the spectrum or have wondered about the lives of those who endure through the challenges of their autism, then this documentary will interest you.

Redemption Day – Releasing in Theaters and later Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

Captain Brad Paxton, played by Gary Dourdan, has just returned home from his tour as a U.S. Marine. He is trying to get back into his normal life, but before he can his wife, played by Serinda Swan, is kidnapped. The group who took his wife is a terrorist group in Morocco. Now he has to re-enter war to be able to bring his wife back.

Looking for an action film this week, then this movie is your ticket into the ruff of it. Part Commando, with less comedy!

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