What’s New @Home: 'Cats', 'Just Mercy', 'Richard Jewell', and More

Our new weekly roundup of all the hot movies you can watch from the comfort of your couch.

By Chuck Walton

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With all the changes we're now facing, from closing theaters to social distancing, we're putting together a weekly roundup of all the great movies that are coming to your couch each week. New movies to rent and own tend to come out on Tuesdays and Fridays, and we'll be here to keep you informed with what's new, what's next, and what you should watch across all your favorite at-home services.

  • "Cats" (New to Own)

    Taylor Swift in "Cats." © Universal Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

    Director Tom Hooper hoped for some success with his adaptation of the long-running hit Broadway musical. But, his "success" will live on now and forever in other ways, especially as it was just named the Worst Picture of the Year by the Razzies.

    Now available on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu

Cats

Musical / 2019 / PG

A tribe of cats must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

  • "Just Mercy" (New to Own)

    Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx in "Just Mercy." © Warner Bros. / courtesy Everett Collection

    Civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) helps to exonerate wrongfully accused death row inmate Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx). Foxx earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, while Jordan captivates as always, in this story based on true events.

    Now available on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu

Just Mercy

Drama / 2019 / PG-13

A black man wrongly accused of murder spends six years on death row before a lawyer with the Equal Justice Initiative gets him exonerated.

  • "Richard Jewell" (New to Rent)

    Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, and Paul Walter Hauser in "Richard Jewell." © Warner Bros. / courtesy Everett Collection

    American security guard, Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) is first hailed as a hero after leading crowds to safety following bombing of the Atlanta Summer Olympics in 1996. But, as soon as the FBI and news media descends on his house, his life turns upside down as his name gets dragged through the mud.

    Now available on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu

Richard Jewell

Drama / 2019 / R

During the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, security guard Richard Jewell discovers a suspicious backpack under a bench in Centennial Park. With little time to spare, he helps to evacuate the area until the incendiary device inside the bag explodes. Hailed as a hero who saved lives, Jewell's own life starts to unravel when the FBI names him the prime suspect in the bombing.

  • "Jumanji: The Next Level" (New to Rent)

    Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, and Karen Gillan in "Jumanji: The Next Level." © Columbia Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

    Following the success of 2017's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," the gang (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan) embark on a new quest to rescue one of their own across new terrains and perils.

    Now available on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu

Jumanji: The Next Level

Action / 2019 / PG-13

When Spencer goes back into the fantastical world of Jumanji, pals Martha, Fridge and Bethany re-enter the game to bring him home. But the game is now broken -- and fighting back. Everything the friends know about Jumanji is about to change, as they soon discover there's more obstacles and more danger to overcome.

  • "Superman: Red Son" (New to Rent)

    A scene from "Superman: Red Son." © 2020 WB Animation

    What if baby Kal-El landed in Soviet Russia instead of Smallville, Kansas? Jason Isaacs voices the Red Son, Superman, in this Elseworlds tale from DC Comics.

    Now available on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu

Superman: Red Son

Animated / 2020 / PG-13

An alternate take on Superman portrays him as a Soviet hero after his rocket lands in the USSR.

  • Noovie's Alt. Movie Pick: "Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss" (New to Rent/Own)

    Kate Micucci and Sam Huntington in "Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss." © Marvista Entertainment

    In this off-beat comedy, a couple (Kate Micucci, Sam Huntington) learn their apartment is being used for a cult's deranged ritualistic suicides.

    Now available on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu

Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss

Comedy / 2018

A couple learn their apartment is being used for a deranged cult's ritualistic suicides.

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