What’s New @ Home – 'The Photograph,' 'Brahms: The Boy II,' and more

Here’s your roundup of the big movies coming to your couch today.

Matt Lissauer

By Matt Lissauer

LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae in "The Photograph."

© Universal Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

This week’s latest releases on video on demand include a love story starring Issa Rae (from HBO’s “Insecure”), a horror story starring Katie Holmes (and a malevolent doll), plus an acclaimed indie starring Julia Garner from Netflix’s “Ozark.” As well, for the streaming platforms, be sure to check out the new Netflix, Chris Hemsworth action flick “Extraction” and the very excellent Apple TV+ documentary “Beastie Boys Story.” Here’s more on the VOD releases:

  • Brahms: The Boy II

    Katie Holmes in "Brahms: The Boy II."

    © STX Films / courtesy Everett Collection

    In this stand-alone sequel to the 2016 horror gem, Katie Holmes and family movie into a countryside manor where they hope to achieve some peace and quiet after a traumatizing event for their young son. All is not well, though, after the boy discovers that his recently acquired, life-like doll Brahms turns out to actually have life…and dark intentions, too.

    ‣ New to Rent: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu

    Brahms: The Boy II Poster

    Brahms: The Boy II

    PG-13

    Horror

    February 21, 2020

  • The Photograph

    LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae in "The Photograph."

    © Universal Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

    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.

    ‣ New to Own: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu

    The Photograph Poster

    The Photograph

    PG-13

    Drama

    February 14, 2020

  • The Assistant

    Julia Garner in "The Assistant."

    © Bleecker Street Media / courtesy Everett Collection

    This critically praised indie (currently 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) features Julia Garner as a recent college grad who lands a job at a production company as an assistant to a powerful film executive. However, the position turns out to be a less than ideal gig, and she’s quickly subjected to constant abuse and harassment. In the face of her oppressors, she decides to take a stand.

    ‣ New to Rent or Own: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu

    The Assistant Poster

    The Assistant

    R

    Drama

    January 31, 2020

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Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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