The Invisible Man, The Hunt, Emma., and Trolls World Tour are coming sooner as digital rentals
Corona virus has sent most everyone behind closed doors until further notice. Stores, bars, restaurants and even cinemas have shut down to aid the need for social distancing. As cinemas across the country shut down their concession stands and turn the lights up on theaters, some movies will now light up your home movie screen a little earlier than expected.
Certain releases are heading to your homes a little sooner than expected to relieve your couch bound doldrums, and – no doubt – make a few bucks for movie studios. Here’s a rundown of the movies you can soon watch from home:
Universal Studios is planning to release some of its newest films that are still in the middle of their theatrical runs — including The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and Emma on digital platforms to rent for $20 starting today.
Also, the upcoming Trolls World Tour, which was set to release in theaters on April 10th, will now also be available to rent on demand the same day it hits theaters.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. said that it would be doing the same with the colorful girl gang movie Harley Quinn’s Birds of Prey on Monday, March 24, 2020.
Pixar’s latest release Onward, released in theaters March 6, will also hit your home screen today and on Disney+ April 3.
Also coming to video on demand on Monday. March 24, 2020 Bloodshot, Vin Diesel latest movie that’s based on the best-selling comic book.
Also available to purchase at home on Monday, March 24th, are Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen and Just Mercy starring Michael B. Jordan.
April also brings new original Series and Movies from Prime Video, including Tales from the Loop, season 6 of Bosch, Academy Award nominated Les Misérables (2019), and Cannes Film Festival winner Invisible Life (2019).
They’re also offerings hits and classics you might have missed in theaters, such as Academy Award nominated The Lighthouse (2019), Rambo: Last Blood (2019), and Hotel Artemis (2018), along with a number of classic James Bond films available in 4K UHD. Here’s what’s new on Amazon Prime Video in April:
- From executive producer Matt Reeves and based on the acclaimed art of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, Tales from the Loop explores the town and people who live above “TheLoop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. In this fantastical mysterious town poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling. The series stars Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Town), Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation), Daniel Zolghardi (Eighth Grade), Duncan Joiner (Waco) and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes, Game of Thrones) Tales from the Loop is from Fox21 Television Studios and Amazon Studios, in association with 6th & Idaho and Indio Studio. The series was created by Nathaniel Halpern, who wrote all eight episodes, and also serves as executive producer alongside Mark Romanek, Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, Rafi Crohn, Mattias Montero, Samantha Taylor Pickett, Adam Berg, and Simon Stålenhag. Available in UHD and HDR. Streaming April 3
- In season 6 of Bosch, after a medical physicist is executed and the deadly radioactive material he had with him goes missing, Detective Harry Bosch finds himself at the center of a complex murder case, a messy federal investigation, and a catastrophic threat to Los Angeles — the city he’s pledged to serve and protect. Available in UHD and HDR. Streaming Spring 2020
- An Academy Award nominated film, inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, Les Misérables (2019) –directed by Ladj Ly – follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control. Available in UHD and HDR. Streaming April 10
- Invisible Life (2019) takes place in Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other. A tropical melodrama from the director of Madame Satã. Streaming April 3
- Originally premiering at Sundance Film Festival, Selah and the Spades (2019) follows the five factions that run the underground life of the prestigious Haldwell boarding school. At the head of the most powerful faction – The Spades – sits Selah Summers. By turns charming and callous, she chooses whom to keep close and whom to cut loose, walking the fine line between being feared and loved. Available in UHD and HDR. Streaming April 17
Hits You Might Have Missed in Theaters
- From visionary filmmaker Robert Egger, The Lighthouse (2019) follows Robert Pattinson and William Dafoe in a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers fighting each other for survival and sanity on a remote and mysterious New England islands in the 1890s. Streaming April 16
- Rambo: Last Blood (2019) is a deadly journey of vengeance, where Sylvester Stallone reprises his iconic role as Rambo to confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. Streaming April 10
- Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis (2018) is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista. Streaming April 1
New to Buy or Rent:
- Underwater (2020), starring Kristen Stewart, follows a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. Available for purchase April 7 and available for rent April 21
- The Turning (2020), starring Mackenzie Davis and Finn Wolfhard, is a thrilling adaptation of Henry James’ landmark novel about a nanny who discovers dark secrets about an estate and two orphans in her care. Available for purchase April 7 and available for rent April 21