While we're stuck at home, there's still great, new movies to watch, including a few recent theatrical releases that are now available at home. This is what's what you should queue up and watch from across all your favorite at-home services.
Birds of Prey (New to Own)
DC's favorite femme fatale, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) takes center stage, in this redemption song, as she shakes her toxic relationship with Joker and connects with a gang of three deadly women – Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) – to take down crime boss Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).
Bloodshot (New to Own)
A slain soldier (Vin Diesel) is re-animated and infused with superpowers in this Valiant Comics adaptation. The unfortunate coronavirus outbreak destroyed any legs this action/superhero hybrid might have had, but perhaps it will find some rejuvenated life at home.
Dolittle (New to Own)
Robert Downey Jr. hangs up his marvelous iron suit, and steps back into the 19th Century, as Dr. John Dolittle, an eccentric doctor that can speak to animals. When Queen Victoria becomes ill, the good doctor and his furry pals embark on a quest to find a cure.
The Gentlemen (New to Own)
Director Guy Ritchie heads back to the world of crime with this ensemble piece. Drug lord Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) is looking to sell off his highly profitable London-based marijuana business, which triggers a world of schemes and plots from multiple unscrupulous folks who try and nab his empire out from under him.
The Way Back (New to Own)
Ben Affleck stars as a former high school basketball player and struggling alcoholic, who finds hope and redemption as he coaches his former team. The story hit close to home for Affleck who was coping with similar personal demons as his character.
1917 (New to Rent)
In the thick of World War I, two young infantry soldiers (George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman) are tasked with a mission to cross enemy lines and deliver a message to halt a deadly attack that could kill hundreds of soldiers. Shot as a continuous take, Sam Mendes' Oscar-winning war drama is an immersive experience that makes you feel the story's time crunch as if you're there alongside the characters.
Alt. Movie Pick: Clemency (New to Rent)
Winner of the Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, Chinonye Chukwu's portrait of a warden that confronts the personal demons of her job as she prepares for another execution of an inmate, earned lead actress Alfre Woodard critical praise and a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination. It may have been overlooked by the Academy Awards this past awards season, but if you're looking for riveting drama, don't pass this one over.
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