(Spoilers) By the time we finished watching WandaVision, we were in love with the series. But, like many of you, we were perplexed by the first couple of episodes, and didn’t know where the journey might take us. Screen Junkies offers their take on the emotional rollercoaster that has us very excited for MCU Phase 4.
Skadoosh! Sure, Kung Fu Panda was formulaic and filled with clichés and fat jokes, but it was still incredibly entertaining. Screen Junkies looks back at the star-studded flick, and how it managed to rise above the rampant mediocrity of other non-Pixar animated movies.
Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, and Colin Farrell star in this science fiction movie about a space mission to colonize a new planet. But the crew’s freedom is restricted, and emotions are numbed by a drug known as “Blue,” and chaos ensues when a group of young people decides to stop taking it. In theaters 4.9.2021.
The latest movie from Disney and Pixar follows the story of a boy who starts making new friends in a seaside town in Italy. But it turns out that he’s really a sea monster who’s take on a human form. The fish-out-of-water-who-wants-to-live-with-humans story sounds a bit like another Disney flick, The Little Mermaid.
Writer/director Zack Snyder is behind this movie about a group of mercenaries (led by Dave Bautista) who venture to the Las Vegas Strip to pull off a massive heist. The big problem: it’s the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Oceans Eleven meets Dawn of the Dead hits Netflix on 5.21.2021.
(PG-13: Language) Korvo, Yumyulack, Terry, Jesse, and the Pupa are back and causing more mayhem than ever in season two of Solar Opposites. If you didn’t get to watch season one of Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan’s hilariously warped animated series, now’s a great time to do it with the second season hitting Hulu on 3.26.2021.
We just looked it up on IMDb, and The Simpsons has been on the air for more than 31 years. Along the way, they’ve had their ups and downs, and in 2007, even had their own feature film. Screen Junkies offers their cynical take on the movie, which is now almost old enough to drive. Also, we are so down for Spider-Pig 3.
Napoleon Dynamite is one of our favorite movies of all time. But if you take its quirky characters out of context and combine their actions with the appropriate music, this cult classic comedy quickly becomes a freaky horror flick. Tobias Conrad performed the editorial surgery needed to give us just that movie.
(Gore/Language) Finish him! Mortal Kombat gets a proper R-rated movie. Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Kung Lau, and others of the Earthrealm must enter the Mortal Kombat tournament to save Earth from supernaturals Shang Tsung, Mileena, and mighty Sub-Zero. Drops 4.16.21 in theaters and on HBO Max for 31 days.
The evil, puppy-hating villain of 101 Dalmatians must have gotten her start somewhere. Emma Stone stars as a young Miss Cruella de Vil as she rises from a mischievous grifter to downright wicked member of London society. Emma Stone stars and Craig Gillespie (I Tonya) directed this live-action Disney origin story.
In the days before Pixar became king, Disney was struggling to keep its animation fresh and relevant. Screen Junkies looks back with equal parts fondness and snark about the 2002 flick Lilo & Stitch, a surprisingly unconventional movie about a little girl and her blue dog that’s actually a gross and violent alien.
JKK Films was watching the trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong and thought there just wasn’t enough action. To amp things up, he added a third monster to the battles, his cat Wayne. Given the destructive tendency of kitties, Wayne appears to be the perfect casting decision.
Director Zack Snyder is finally releasing the Justice League he wanted to make. This trailer sees Batman rallying his fellow metahumans after a premonition of a terrifying threat to Earth, and teases new footage, including more screen time for Cyborg, baddie Darkseid, and the return of Joker. Premieres on HBO Max 3.18.2021.
Marvel Studios welcomes two more characters from the MCU to Disney+. The series takes place in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, and focuses on the very different crimefighting styles of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, as they team up to face new villains, rumored to be the Flag-Smashers. Premieres 3.19.21.
After a mysterious disaster brings the world to its knees, a new tribal order has emerged in the ruins of Europe. Taking place in 2074, this sci-fi/action series follows the stories of three siblings from a peaceful tribe who are separated and must find their own way through the madness. Premieres on Netflix 2.19.2021.
Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver) directed this documentary about musicians Ron and Russel Mael, aka Sparks. The enigmatic and criminally underappreciated duo has been defying conventions since the 1970s and continues to make compelling music today. It’s tentatively scheduled for release 10.2021.
Based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book, this animated series follows the relationship between a young man (Steven Yeun) and his father (J.K. Simmons), the world’s most powerful superhero. As he inherits his father’s powers and learns of his origins, he struggles to accept his new role. Coming to Prime Video 3.26.2021.
“Godzilla’s out there, and he’s hurting people, and we don’t know why.” It’s pretty obvious from the title, but this blockbuster is about a battle between two giant monsters. As an enraged Godzilla rises from the ocean, the giant ape Kong senses a threat and all hell breaks loose. Coming to theaters and HBO Max on 3.26.21.
In the 1970s, Liz Carmichael tried to go up against the big-three automakers with her own car company. The three-wheeled, two-seater Dale was marketed as something revolutionary, but as HBO’s documentary explores, Liz was a master of smoke and mirrors, and eventually went down in a blaze of controversy. Drops 1.31.21.
This Korean sci-fi comedy follows the misfit crew of a spaceship who escape Earth’s impending destruction and attempt to make a living by salvaging space debris. After discovering a young stowaway, they realize she’s a valuable and dangerous target, and decide to demand a ransom for her return. Coming to Netflix 2.5.21.
Tom Holland stars in this drama about a young Army medic who struggles with PTSD and turns to robbing banks after his drug addiction puts him into debt. Directed by The Russo Brothers (Avengers:Endgame + Infinity War, Community). In theaters 2.26.21 and on Apple TV + on 3.12.21.
Like many of you, we thought Wonder Woman 1984 was a horrible mess. Screen Junkies applies their razor-sharp brand of cynicism to DC’s disastrously bad superhero flick, which honestly is far too easy of a target. They are right that it was a pretty good tourism video for Washington, D.C. though.
Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek star in this fantasy about two people who come to believe they’re living in a simulation, and their struggles between blissful ignorance and the real “ugly” world. It sounds like The Matrix, but it appears to be a very different movie. Coming to Amazon Prime Video on 2.5.2021.
Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris star in this action/sci-fi popcorn flick about a rebellious drone pilot who ends up assigned to a new officer who just happens to be a top-secret android. Their mission: locate a doomsday device before insurgents beat them to it. Coming to Netflix 1.15.2021.
Regina King makes her directorial debut with this feature about a night when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke found themselves in the same place and the pivotal role that evening played in their lives. Inspired by the play by Kemp Powers. Coming to theaters and Prime Video on 1.15.21.
After making a splash on the international film festival circuit in 2019, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Atlantis has a U.S. distributor. Set in 2025, the film offers a glimpse into a future where Ukraine defeats Russia, and where people struggle to live and love in a desolate and dystopian world.