With movie theaters off limits, Netflix has been keeping us entertained by streaming popcorn flicks into our homes. Despite its flaws, we thought The Old Guard was thoroughly entertaining. Screen Junkies is here to give us their snarky take on the Charlize Theron action movie about a team of immortal mercenaries.
Since 1960, the Paralympic Games have provided a forum in which athletes with disabilities can showcase their true abilities. This Netflix documentary tells the history of what is now the world’s third-biggest sporting event, and how it not only bolstered its participants, but dramatically changed perceptions. Premieres 9.26.2020.
After spending years being medicated, a fry cook discovers she’s been repressing her superpowers. Once she starts to understand her abilities, she finds others with similar powers, and stumbles onto a dangerous conspiracy. This fun looking German import arrives on Netflix 9.2.2020.
Jude Law and Naomie Harris star in six-episode miniseries about an island off of the coast of England, where locals are committed to their strange rituals, mystifying outsiders who visit. The series is broken into two distinct parts which take place at different times. Premieres 9.14.2020 on HBO.
A group of young friends decide to break into an empty house to steal cash from a safe, but when an elderly couple who lives there comes home early, all bets are off, and the would-be robbers find themselves on the wrong end of a very bad situation. Based on the graphic novel Une Nuit de Pleine Lune. Premieres 9.4.2020.
One of life’s must-see movies has to be Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers. It’s loaded with scenery-chewing, quotable quotes, thinly-veiled societal commentary, giant alien insects, and lots of goo. What’s not to like? Screen Junkies couldn’t agree more, and offers their sarcastic take on this brain-sucking classic.
From the co-creator of American Horror Story comes the origin story of one of the most feared characters in movie history. Famously portrayed by Louise Fletcher in 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and now by Sarah Paulson, this series makes it looks Nurse Ratched was always loathsome. Premieres 9.18.20 on Netflix.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) After the surprising reveal at the end of season 1, Billy Butcher and the lads are on the run, while Vought International takes advantage of panic on the streets and introduces a new supe who could push Homelander further over the edge, if that’s even possible. Premieres 9.4.2020 on Prime Video.
(PG-13: Language) When a group of teenage troublemakers head into the Scottish Highlands for an orienteering program, they get more than they bargained for, stumbling onto a creepy group of locals, a murder, and drugs along the way. The dark comedy has been winning raves, and is headed to Amazon Prime Video 8.28.2020.
Based on the writings of the legendary Bruce Lee, Warrior follows a Chinese martial arts prodigy in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the brutal 19th century Tong Wars between rival crime families. The 10-episode second season kicks off with new season regular Dustin Nguyen (“21 Jump Street”) 10.2020 on Cinemax.
Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins, and Evan Rachel Wood star in this decidedly indie comedy about a family that gets through live by scamming and stealing every chance they get. But when they invite a stranger into a heist, their worlds are changed forever. From writer/director Miranda July. Drops 9.18.2020.
In the early 1990s, the Nickelodeon series Ren & Stimpy blew up televisions with its over-the-top characters, insane storylines, and unique animation style. Now go behind the scenes of the series, and the madness, chaos, and controversy that creator John Kricfalusi brought with him. Hits VOD on 8.14.2020.
While the trailer basically tells us nothing, the plot synopsis for this gritty action film definitely piques our interest. Joe Manganiello stars as Max Fist, a man who insists he’s a hero who fell through time and space and landed on Earth, where his superpowers don’t work. From fan-owned movie company Legion M.
Godzilla’s titanic turtle counterpart, Gamera, gets some long overdue respect with an aptly ginormous box set of his film library. Gamera: The Complete Collection includes 12 movies in high-def with Japanese audio and English dub tracks, an 80-page retrospective book, a 130-page comic, poster, and art cards. Drops 8.18.20.
(Spoilers) This pre-battle scene from a Vikings episode in the final half of season six gives away the big secret from the mid-season finale’s cliffhanger. It involves Ivan the Boneless, his brother Hvitserk, Oleg of Novgorod, and his nephew… and the identity of a mysterious horseman. Vikings’ final season ends this fall on The History Channel.
Based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel, this creepy TV series follows a man, his friend, and his uncle, who head off on trip into a the worst parts of 1950s America in search of his missing father. But are the monsters or the racists they encounter in Lovecraft Country more horrific? Premieres 8.16.2020 on HBO.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back together in this Amazon Prime comedy series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators who post their sightings to the internet. But as their supernatural experiences become more frequent, they stumble onto a conspiracy that could mean the end of humanity.
The Criterion Collection’s boxed set of seven Blu-ray discs celebrates the many talents of martial artist Bruce Lee. The discs include pristine digital restorations of five awesome action films, along with alternative soundtracks, interviews, commentaries, and much more.
Queen B’s “Black is King” is a cinematic visual album inspired by “The Lion King.” Beyonce’s most ambitious project yet infuses elements of black history with an empowering message for young kings and queens seeking identity, and co-starring roles for Jay-Z, Lupita Nyong’o, and Naomi Campbell. Premieres 7.31.20 on Disney+.
This documentary takes us inside the world of famed comic book artist and toy designer Todd McFarlane, as he busted through obstacles to create his visionary “Spawn,” and then faced a whole new series of challenges after achieving fame and fortune. Drops 7.25.20 on SYFY.
Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback star in this Netflix action movie about an addictive and dangerous new pill that turns up on the streets of New Orleans and is capable of bestowing those who take it with a random superpower – for five minutes at a time. Drops 8.14.20.
From host Bear Grylls and Mark Burnett, creator of Survivor, this competition show tests participants’ physical, mental, and emotional fortitude. The trailer sends us to Fiji, as 66 teams descend on the island nation for a punishing 11-day expedition from the ocean through the rainforests. Premieres 8.14.20 on Amazon Prime Video.
Coming off of big budget music videos and commercials, it’s no wonder Michael Bay’s movies have always been so over the top. Watch as Sean Connery, Nic Cage, Ed Harris, and a bunch of great character actors chew the prison scenery in one of the director’s first features, the camp classic action flick, The Rock.
Developed by Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), Lower Decks is the first official Star Trek animated series since the 1970s. Rather than revisiting classic Trek characters and stories, it’s a madcap comedy about the background players who keep a Starfleet ship running. Coming to CBS All Access 8.6.20.
Despite its silly premise, The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is one of the fastest growing religions on the planet. Michael Arthur’s documentary delves into the absurdist faith, and the efforts of its Pastafarian believers to to be granted the same privileges and protections that other organized religions enjoy.