Nobody, Netflix’s Nezha Reborn & 13 new films now you can watch at house

Nobody, Netflix’s Nezha Reborn & 13 new movies you can now watch at home

This week, Mads Mikkelsen, actor extraordinaire and the world’s dreamiest Dane, joined the cast of the forthcoming Indiana Jones sequel alongside Fleabag phenom Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The first trailer for F9, the most recent installment within the venerable Fast and the Furious franchise peeled out of nowhere earlier than rocketing into the stratosphere and our hearts. Funimation introduced that Demon Slayer would obtain three new particular episodes recapping the sequence upfront of Mugen Train’s launch. And, oh yeah— do you know Polygon has a cool new podcast? It’s true, we completely did!

As far as new films obtainable to stream and lease at house this week, we’ve received lots to select from. Bob Odenkirk does his greatest Bryan Mills/John Wick impression in Ilya Naishuller’s new motion crime-thriller Nobody, Netflix unleashes one more cool lookin’ function within the type of New Gods: Nezha Reborn in its ongoing push to go all-in on animation, director Travis Stevens riffs on Santa Clarita Diet within the horror-comedy Jakob’s Wife, and Garrett Bradley’s 2020 documentary Time is free to look at. To enable you to get a deal with on what’s new and obtainable to look at, listed below are the flicks you’ll be able to watch on VOD this weekend.


Where to look at it: Available to lease for $19.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Bob Odenkirk looking dishelved, bloodied, and loading a firearm in Nobody

Photo: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk goes full John Wick” is the gross sales pitch in Hardcore Henry director Ilya Naishuller’s motion crime-thriller Nobody. Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is, to place it pointedly, a no one; a schlubby, mild-mannered household man who experiences a mid-life disaster within the wake of an tried theft of his house. Now, most guys on this scenario would both hit the health club, set up a shit-ton of Nest digital camera, buy an outsized pistol to compensate, or some mix-and-match mixture of the three. But then, most people aren’t wet-workers who faked their very own demise to allude a vengeful drug lord hellbent on skinning them alive with the intention to retire and begin a brand new life as a schlubby, mild-mannered household man. With equal components comedy and motion, Nobody appears to be like like a good time for anyone in search of an explosive underdog motion flick. —TE

New Gods: Nezha Reborn

Where to look at it: Stream on Netflix

A hero in red armor stands in front of a fiery three-faced entity in New Gods: Nezha Reborn

Photo: Netflix

New Gods: Nezha Reborn is a steam/cyberpunk-ish tackle the Ming dynasty novel Investiture of the Gods that follows the story of Li Yunxiang, a younger bike supply driver who discovers that he’s the reincarnation of Nezha, the child-god nemesis of the highly effective Dragon Clan which reigns over the land with an iron fist. It falls to Li to grasp his newfound powers and face off towards his pursuers with the intention to settle his ancestor’s 3,00zero yr outdated grudge. From our assessment,

New Gods: Nezha Reborn attracts closely on pan-Asian folklore and fable for its narrative backbone. Nezha particularly has been a popular character for centuries, evolving from god to normal to baby to spirit in myths as disparate because the 16th-century novel Journey to the West, China’s 1979 animated hit Nezha Conquers the Dragon King, and the 2019 Chinese CGI function Nez Ha, additionally presently streaming on Netflix. (That movie takes a way more slapstick-driven strategy to Nezha’s heavenly guardians particularly, and the visible strategy begins off cartoony and child-centered in comparison with Nezha Reborn. But it will definitely develops its personal resonant emotional drama, and its personal staggering motion sequences. The two movies make an pleasurable double function, simply to see two radically totally different interpretations of the identical basic characters.)

Jakob’s Wife

Where to look at it: Available to lease for $6.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Producer-turned-filmmaker Travis Stevens takes a web page out of Santa Clarita Diet’s playbook together with his new indie horror comedy Jakob’s Wife, however as a substitute of zombies, it’s vampires! Barbara Crampton (You’re Next) performs Anne Fedder, the dutiful spouse of her small-town minister husband Jakob (Larry Fessenden) who, pissed off and sullen over the mundanity of her life, makes an attempt to provoke an affair with an outdated flame. An uncommon flip of occasions yields a serendipitous reply to Anne’s craving for a brand new lease on life within the type of being unexpectedly sired by vampire! Shenanigans shortly ensue, as Anne and Jakob bond over the previous’s newfound unyielding thirst for blood. —TE


Where to look at it: Available to lease for $5.99 on Amazon; $6.99 on Apple and Vudu

Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough embrace amid a shower of confetti in the romantic drama Monday

Photo: IFC Films

Weekend flings are all enjoyable and video games till Monday rolls round and it’s time to return to the true world. Mickey (Sebastian Stan, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) and Chloe (Denise Gough, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt) be taught that the arduous means in director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ romantic drama, Monday. When Chloe provides up on her life within the states to begin a brand new life in Greece along with her fast-made lover Mickey, tensions quickly start to boil as the 2 step by step notice that neither of them really is aware of what they need out of the connection. And after they do, will there be any hope of a future between them? —TE

Ride or Die

Where to look at it: Stream on Netflix

Aiko Nakano/NETFLIX © 2021

Adapted from Ching Nakamura’s manga sequence Gunjō, Ride or Die follows Rei (Kiko Mizuhara, Norwegian Wood), a lesbian in her 20s who decides to homicide the husband of her former classmate Nanae (Honami Sato) when she learns of the brutal home abuse she suffers at his hand. Turning to one another for love and companionship within the aftermath, Rei and Nanae at an emotional deadlock as they wrestle for that means within the midst of their shared trauma.

The Rookies

Where to look at it: Available to lease for $5.99 on Amazon; $6.99 on Apple and Vudu

Milla Jovovich as Special Agent “Bruce” brandishing a pistol while driving a car in The Rookies

Photo: Shout! Studios

Resident Evil and Monster Hunter alum Milla Jovovich stars in Alan Yuen’s Chinese motion thriller The Rookies. When excessive sports activities athlete and authorized daredevil Zhao Feng (Talu Wang) is recruited by “Bruce” (Jovovich) into the Order of the Phantom Knighthood, a clandestine spy group charged with defending the world, his total life is thrown for a loop. Think alongside the strains of a Chinese riff on the over-the-top motion of Fast & Furious and Mission Impossible with the tongue-in-cheek irreverence of Kingsman: The Secret Service.


Where to look at it: Streaming on Amazon and Youtube without cost till April 19

Fox and Rob Richardson in a still from the documentary Time.

Photo: Amazon Studios

Garrett Bradley’s 2020 documentary Time recounts the dramatic story of Fox Rich, entrepreneur and mom of six youngsters, and her two-decade marketing campaign to safe the discharge of her husband Rob G. Rich from a 60-year jail sentence for a failed theft the pair tried in a second of desperation throughout the early 1990s. Constructed from archived house video footage filmed by Rich herself, the movie is an affecting and intimate portrait of the private prices and human stakes of the America’s jail system. The winner of the Best Documentary award at each the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and the 30th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, Time is an achingly stunning movie of perseverance and hope within the shadow of the American carceral system. —TE

And right here’s what dropped final Friday:

City of Lies

Where to look at it: Available to lease for $5.99 on Amazon; $6.99 on Apple and Vudu

Johnny Depp scowling at Forest Whitaker in City of Lies

Photo: Saban Films

Brad Furman’s crime movie City of Lies, based mostly on Randall Sullivan’s 2003 nonfiction guide on the investigation into Christopher “The Notorious BIG” Wallace’s homicide, was shelved a month earlier than it was set to launch in 2018 amid a number of controversies, together with allegations of home assault directed on the movie’s lead, Johnny Depp. Three years and one pandemic later, it’s lastly right here, for higher or worse. Depp stars as retired LAPD detective Russell Poole who, with the help of journalist Jack Jackson (Forest Whitaker), makes an attempt to unravel the tangled internet of half-truths and motivations behind the plot to take Biggie Smalls’ life.


Where to look at it: Available to lease for $6.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

A man in a black metal mask holds a syringe in 2021’s Held

Photo: Magnet Releasing

Jill Awbrey (All We Have Left) and Bart Johnson (High School Musical) star in Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing’s horror thriller Held as Emma and Henry, a troubled couple who try and restore their ailing marriage by journeying to a distant trip rental. Their getaway plans are disturbed when the “Voice,” a masked predator who appears to be like like a cross between a Slipknot understudy and the French digital musician Gesaffelstein, crashes the get together. As occasions get extra brutal, and it’s clear the Voice has an intimate data of their relationship, the couple should work collectively to uncover the reality and discover a means out earlier than it’s too late.


Where to look at it: Available to lease for $5.99 on Amazon; $6.99 on Apple and Vudu

Kai Luke Brummer stars at another man in Moffie

Photo: IFC Films

Based on André Carl van der Merwe’s guide, Oliver Hermanus’ romance drama Moffie (a derogatory Afrikaans time period for a homosexual man) follows Nicholas (Kai Luke Brummer), a younger man in 1981 South Africa who’s enlisted into obligatory navy service to defend the Apartheid regime. Forced to endure two years of brutal and racist coaching, Nicholas struggles together with his incapability to reside as much as the farcical macho picture anticipated of him by his household, friends, and heritage, all whereas desperately making an attempt to keep up the key of his homosexuality.

Thunder Force

Where to look at it: Stream on Netflix


Credit: Hopper Stone, Netflix

On the floor, Thunder Force feels like the feminine superhero buddy comedy equal of 2011’s Bridesmaids or 2019’s The Hustle. Set in a world the place supervillains are commonplace, Ben Falcone’s newest comedy follows estranged childhood mates Lydia (Melissa McCarthy) and Emily (Octavia Spencer) who reunite after the latter devises an experimental remedy that offers them superpowers. Endowed with these newfound talents, the pair got down to struggle crime and shield town — hopefully with out breaking too many issues within the course of. From our assessment:

Thunder Force may assist illustrate why there are so few pure superhero comedy films. Superhero motion speaks to the key child inside many people who sees somebody getting thrown by way of a wall and thinks, Whoo, that’s badass, I want I might try this. Doing the identical factor and making it hilarious is tough sufficient with out juggling all the opposite difficult parts that make a pointy comedy. Thunder Force sometimes nails the humorous points of a superpowered world, largely by way of sheer power of absurdity. But it’s lacking an terrible lot of the weather of fine comedy generally.

The Tunnel

Where to look at it: Available to lease for $6.99 on Amazon, $6.16 on Apple; $3.99 on Vudu

Two firefighters walking out of tunnel obscured behind a plume of smoke

Photo: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Director Pål Øie’s 2019 Norwegian thriller stars Thorbjørn Harr (Vikings) as a primary responder despatched to rescue a gaggle of individuals trapped in tunnel within the aftermath of horrible truck crash. With a blizzard raging outdoors and a nascent wildfire swelling in depth, the mission to rescue the folks trapped inside turns into a race towards time and the weather.

We Don’t Deserve Dogs

Where to look at it: Available to lease for $3.99 on Amazon and Vudu; $4.99 on Apple

A Ugandan village picks vegetables alongside her dog

Photo: Urtext Film Productions

Who doesn’t love canines? No one, that’s who! Matthew Salleh’s newest documentary is a people-pleasing, albeit unconventional movie: a globetrotting journey throughout 11 international locations together with Chile, Uganda, Nepal, Finland, and Romania to seize intimate portraits of the frequent and extraordinary relationships and bonds between canines and their homeowners. We Don’t Deserve Dogs is a kaleidoscopic odyssey of unconventional portraits of humanity, love, and friendship spanning internationally.

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