All The Recent Releases You Can Watch Now
We’ve been covering the effects that COVID-19 has had on the entertainment industry. These stories have included news about production shutdowns to delayed premieres, from interviews with filmmakers on current and stalled projects to how the industry is helping citizens and the healthcare industry alike.
Another novel scenario that the global pandemic has created, another one on the positive end of the spectrum, is that studios are making their recent releases available on digital platforms early. To that end, here’s a non-comprehensive list of what you can watch, now, while you’re doing your part and staying home:
Trolls World Tour – April 10
A good one for families, director Walt Dohrn’s Trolls World Tour was supposed to premiere theaters on April 10, but now it’ll be available on-demand on the same day.
The Call of the Wild – March 27
The Harrison Ford-led originally hit theaters on February 21. Get a dose of the great outdoors from your couch, available tomorrow.
Downhill – March 27
This remake of the excellent Swedish film Force Majeure, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell, will be available tomorrow. It originally hit theaters on February 14.
Birds of Prey – March 24 (available for rent on April 7)
Director Cathy Yan’s exuberant Birds of Prey is available on multiple platforms, including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, and Xbox, and you can rent it starting April 7. It originally hit theaters on February 7. This is a great film to get your mind off the real world and on a vision of Gotham you’ve never seen before, with a fantastic Margot Robbie lead a really fun ensemble cast.
Just Mercy – March 24
Destin Daniel Cretton’s great adaptation of Bryan Stevenson’s book, with standout performances from Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, is available to rent now.
The Gentlemen – March 24
We talked to costume designer Michael Wilkinson about the furious finery in Guy Ritchie’s latest. The film hit theaters on January 24 and is now available for digital purchase.
The Way Back – March 24
This sports drama starring Ben Affleck hit theaters on March 6. It’s now available on VOD. We could all use a little sports right now!
Bloodshot – March 24
If you’re looking for a shot of adrenalin while you stay at home, Bloodshot, starring Vin Diesel is now available.
Onward – March 20
Pixar’s latest hit theaters on March 6, then had the super quick turnaround to digital, manna for parents and Pixar lovers everywhere, available now.
The Invisible Man – March 20
It feels like another lifetime ago when director Leigh Whannel’s The Invisible Man hit theaters on February 28. This excellent reboot, starring Elisabeth Moss, is available for purchase now.
Emma – March 20
Director Autumn de Wilde’s Jane Austen adaptation originally hit theaters on February 21. Now you can get your Austen fix in this very funny, beautifully made adaptation right now.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – March 13
The last and final film in the Skywalker Saga is available on digital platforms. We suggest you check out the documentary, The Skywalker Legacy, after you re-watch the film.
Featured image: Caption: MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn from Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN),” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ & © DC Comics
Here’s more of our coverage on how COVID-19 is affecting the entertainment industry, and how the entertainment industry is trying to do their part to help:
How cinematographer Kira Kelly shot Netflix’s Self Made and is responding to her sudden furlough.