Movies and Videos On Demand For The Week Of May 14, 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.

Army of the Dead – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming a Week Later on Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 68%

Zack Snyder vision of a world ruined by zombies. Now Scott Ward, played by Dave Bautista, is approached with a mission to make it in to zombie occupied Vegas to retrieve $200 million dollars before it is destroyed by the nuke being dropped on the city. With only 32 hours, he assembles a crew, played by Ana de la Reguera, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Samantha Win, Garret Dillahunt, Nora Arnezeder, Theo Rossi, and Matthias Schweighöfer. Can this group of skilled warriors make it in and out before the evolving hive of zombies takes them out?

This is the film that cost us Dave Bautista in Suicide Squad, but to be honest that movie had a lot of actors in it already. If you like zombie films, I hear this one is pretty good, in spite of it’s lower rating. Additionally I hear Tig Notaro comes off as a total Bad Ass in this film, which rocks because I’ve been hip to Tig for quite some time. Glad the world is catching up. Looking for over the top action, then look no further then this film.

Finding You – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

After blowing her entry audition in music school, Finley, played by Rose Reid, studies a semester abroad in Ireland. However, when she meets Beckett, played by Jedidiah Goodacre, working on his latest film, a romance is sparked. Both find a way to grow with the help of each other, transforming to who they want to be, but will it be enough, and are they willing to risk their futures for one another.

An out of water romance film about the decisions of youth and love. I personally don’t know if love is always going to be worth throwing away your future or your dreams for, but I guess it would depend on the love. If you are a hopeless romantic, then you will likely love this film.

Profile – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 50%

Amy, played by Valene Kane, is a British journalist who is going deep undercover online with the hope to find and expose a terrorist recruiter on social media. However, the charm and skills of the recruiter continue to lure her into his world, as she searches for the story to tell the world.

It’s interesting to see this film in the format that it plays out. It’s done through the course of screens, and reminds me of the horror movie Unfriended. However, there is only so much one can portray in the format, as the series jumps through time, one screen moment after another. If you are interested in how easy it is to get sucked into the world if you are vulnerable, then see how this story unfolds in this unconventional medium.

Spiral: Saw – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

The works of Jigsaw are far from over, regardless of his death as Detective Ezekiel Banks, played by Chris Rock, discovers when taking charge of a set of murders. With the help of his police veteran father, played by Samuel L. Jackson, Ezekiel gets closer to the truth, which leads to himself becoming entrapped in the game as well.

Chris Rock is jumping into the world of Saw, with a strong and gritty performance that feels akin to the film Seven, but with the gore and puzzles of the earlier franchise. I’m actually excited to see this series return as it always did a good job being interesting, if not over played near the end of the last series of movies.

Those Who Wish Me Dead – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

Hannah, played by Angelina Jolie, has taken a job as observing the forest from a fire tower, partly to recover from the loss of her fellow fire brigade. However her quiet job takes a turns as she is forced into the thick of danger to protect a boy from two assassins. Now partly due to her prior loss, she refuses to abandon him, but her horrors come full circle when the assassins set the forest on fire to drive them out.

Angelina Jolie is so impressive, and this film looks to showcase that she still has what it takes to lead and deliver an amazing film with action, drama, and suspense. If you are looking for a heavy, but action filled battle royal through a burning forest, then check out this film in theaters or at home.

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