(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.
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.