As if living in South Sudan wasn’t hard enough, things go completely off the rails for a couple who manage to escape their war-torn country only to move into a house in England that’s haunted by evil spirits. But they’re not going down without a fight. Hits Netflix 10.30.2020.
(PG-13) Created by stuntman John Stewart back in 1989, this rarely-seen, over-the-top B-movie has been restored for new audiences to enjoy. Packed with action, profanity, blood, and practical FX, it’s a welcome break from the CGI and shakycam fight sequences of today. Available to rent from Alamo on Demand through 10.12.2020.
Famed nature documentarian Sir David Attenborough looks back at his more than 90 years on Earth, along with some of his greatest experiences. Along the way, he describes the dramatic changes he’s seen in our planet’s ecosystem during his lifetime, and offers solutions to help save our planet. Drops 10.4.2020 on Netflix.
The guys at Screen Junkies take a break from blasting movie trailers to provide their honest take on the streaming services that bring countless movies and TV series into our living rooms every day. At the moment, we’re just grumpy that HBO Max doesn’t work on Amazon Fire, Roku, or LG TVs. Also, we don’t get Quibi at all.
Directed by Cassius Corrigan, this psychological thriller follows the story of an up-and-coming MMA fighter battling dissociative identity disorder. As he delves into his trauma with a psychologist, he risks his career, as his rage is his greatest asset in the ring. Now streaming on HBO and HBO Max, on TV on HBO Latino.
Written, directed, and starring Jim Cummings (Thunder Road), this drama follows the story of a small-town sheriff faced with a series of murders that occurred during the full moon. As others suspect something supernatural, the sheriff sticks to his guns that it’s a human behind the brutal killings.
Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly star in this upcoming Showtime comedy about three less-than-perfect astronauts who must live in a NASA moonbase simulator on Earth for a chance to go to the Moon. Things go wrong, and they must work together to prove they are ready for the real deal.
A “monsterpocalypse” forces what’s left of humanity to take refuge underground. As survivors pair off, Joel braves the surface, facing the monsters between him and his high school sweetheart. Potentially as fun as “Zombieland” but with Michael Rooker in the Woody Harrelson role. VOD release drops 10.16.20.
Fans of Doctor Who will be happy to hear that the good doctor’s archenemies the Daleks are getting their own cartoon. The five-part CGI series will arrive on the Doctor Who YouTube channel in November 2020 as part of Time Lord Victorious, a story that intertwines between video, audio, books, comics, and more.
In an attempt to reconnect with each other, a couple decides to take a vacation from technology and turn off their devices. But it turns out that while they were disconnected from the world, aliens invaded the Earth. This indie sci-fi comedy is just the kind of lighthearted fare we could use these days. Drops 10.2020.
Blumhouse Productions sprinkles a bit of their horror magic on the old body-swapping trope in this dark comedy about an ordinary high school girl (Kathryn Newton) who instead of becoming the next victim of a serial killer (Vince Vaughn), ends up possessing his body. Drops Friday, 11.13.2020.
Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) star in this sci-fi flick about a future in which climate change has forced Earth to generate synthetic oxygen. But when the fake O2 starts killing people, a man receives a message from the future that could provide the key to humanity’s salvation. Drops 10.2.2020.
Director Denis Villeneuve takes on Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic about a desert empire where families battle to control a substance with incredible life-giving properties. Stars Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, and Stellan Skarsgård.
In this remake of an obscure 1982 comedy, Robert De Niro and Zach Braff star in this flick about two movie producers who owe money to the mob, so they decide to hire an aging actor (Tommy Lee Jones) who wants to do his own stunts in hopes of collecting the insurance money after they kill him off.
Daniel Craig’s final turn as 007 has been delayed until November 2020, but from the look of the intense action and stunt sequences in the latest trailer, it’ll be worth the wait. We also get a closer look at Rami Malek’s pockmarked face as the villainous Safin.
(PG-13: Gore) With its over-the-top violence and incredibly questionable morality, the Amazon Prime series The Boys is definitely not for everyone. We enjoyed the wild ride for its first season, and are looking forward to seeing what’s next. Of course, Screen Junkies has a thing or two to say before season two kicks off.
Writer/Director Brandon Cronenberg presents a dark sci-fi thriller about a corporate assassin who uses brain-implant technology to take over other people’s minds to get close to her targets. But it’s not easy for her to extract herself from every mind she occupies. Coming to select theaters and drive-ins 10.9.2020.
Based on the manga by Daisuke Igarashi, Children of the Sea tells the story of a girl who feels drawn to the waters at the aquarium where her dad works. As she meets two other children with similar experiences, they come to find that fish are mysteriously disappearing from oceans around the world. Drops 8.31.20.
You know her as Eleven on Stranger Things, now Millie Bobby Brown is taking on a different kind of mystery as Sherlock Holmes’ teenage sister, who ends up becoming a sleuth in her own right when her mother goes missing. Also stars Sam Claflin, Henry Cavill, and Helena Bonham-Carter. Coming to Netflix 9.23.2020.
From award-winning director and producer Ridley Scott comes a science fiction series about a post-apocalyptic future where androids are tasked with raising human children on an unspoiled planet. But conflicts arise as religious humans arrive to “save” the children being raised as atheists. Coming to HBO Max 9.3.20.
After fan demand, HBO Max will be rolling out The Snyder Cut of Justice League in 2021. The four-ish hour version restores Snyder’s original vision, adding characters left on the cutting room floor, and giving more time and importance to others. Some $25 million is being spent to complete the effects, score, and editing of new footage.
After the trainwreck that was David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, DC attempts to hit the reset switch by putting Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn at the helm. This time, our ragtag crew of antiheroes works their evil version or good, or is it good version of evil in an action-packed 1970s war movie. Time for roll call.
We no have our first really good look at Robert Pattinson’s take on Batman. With director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of/War for the Planet of the Apes) at the helm, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Andy Serkis as Alfred, we’re as stoked as ever for this new incarnation of The Dark Knight.
Released in 1981, Hungarian animator Marcell Jankovics’ feature film Fehérlófia is revered for its mix of mythology, fantasy, and psychedelia. Now, for the first time, you can see an official subtitled U.S. release, restored from the original 35mm negative. The full film is available to rent on Vimeo for a limited time.
Writer/director Sofia Coppola and actor Bill Murray previously gave us Lost in Translation, so we’re looking forward to their latest collab, a lighthearted pic about an overprotective father, his adult daughter (Rashida Jones), and the husband he suspects of infidelity (Marlon Wayans). In theaters and Apple TV+ 10.2020.
Amusement parks promise death-defying rides, but New Jersey’s anarchic Action Park had an actual body count. HBO Max’s documentary exposes “the world’s most dangerous amusement park,” infamous for its insanely treacherous contraptions, lawless mismanagement, and glorification of the daily carnage. Drops 8.27.2020.