Scoob! (New to Own and Rent – Fri., May 15)
The second (after "Trolls World Tour") film to bypass its original theatrical debut for home video, Warner Bros.' "Scoob!" arrives this Friday on VOD. The plot involves lovable Great Dane Scooby-Doo and his pals Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne teaming up with Blue Falcon, Dee Dee Sykes and Dynomutt to stop Dick Dastardly and his cohort Muttley from bringing on a "dogpocalypse."
If "Trolls" success is any indication, expect lots of "Scooby" fans and their kids and parents to tune in for this upcoming adventure on May 15 and beyond. The "Scoob" franchise, now 50+ years running, is expected to continue as a theatrical film series, with this movie being the first in an interconnected universe drawing upon classic Hanna-Barbera animation studio characters.
Fantasy Island (New to Rent)
Universal's house of horror, Blumhouse, takes the classic, fantastical 1970s TV show and turns its concept on its head, as a group of young tourists heads to an island retreat where the enigmatic host, Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña), promises that their deep desires are sure to come true. However, as we all know, they should be careful what they wish for.
The Photograph (New to Rent)
LaKeith Stanfield is a man of the moment, appearing chameleon-like in a variety of roles in recent years including the horror-thriller “Get Out,” the social comedy “Sorry to Bother You,” the whodunit “Knives Out,” and the tenser-than-tense drama “Uncut Gems.” In this love story, he co-stars as a journalist who becomes involved with the daughter (Issa Rae) of a famous photographer who’s just passed away. Investigating the artist’s early life leads to a deeper connection between the two of them.
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