Movies Released August 7, 2020

Friday, August 7

101 mins

Max Reload and The Nether Blasters

When small-town video game store clerk Max Jenkins (Tom Plumley) discovers and plays the only known copy of Nether Dungeon, the legendary lost installment of the Nether Game series, he accidentally unleashes the ancient "Curse of The Ages," turning friends and family into possessed ghouls hell-bent on destroying civilization. It's up to Max and his best friends Reggie (Joey Morgan) and Liz (Hassie Harrison) along with old-school gaming gurus Eugene Wylder (Greg Grunberg) and Barton Grabowski (Joseph D. Reitman) to figure out how to beat the dark forces of The Nether before it's GAME OVER for humanity.
Kevin Smith, Greg Grunberg, Joey Morgan, Lin Shaye, Martin Kove, Tom Plumley, Hassie Harrison, Joseph D. Reitman
Action Adventure Sci-Fi
VOD / Digital
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Black Water: Abyss

Deep in the forests of Australia, a group of friends explore a remote cave system when a tropical storm hits. As rising flood waters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the darkness – killer crocodiles.
Amali Golden, Jessica McNamee, Andrew Traucki, Luke Mitchell, Anthony J. Sharpe, Benjamin Hoetjes, Rumi Kikuchi
Action Horror
VOD / Digital
2 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
85 mins

Beast No More

Young biologist Mary Jane doesn't have the perfect life, she does however have what she considers the perfect son. Tragedy strikes and her world is turned upside down. Fleeing reality, she escapes to the Australian bush. In the isolated and surreal landscape, it becomes clear that someone is stalking her camp. The opportunity to be a mother again presents itself, only it comes at a cost.
Dan Ewing, Jennifer Van Gessel, Jessica Tovey, Roy Billing, Aaron Warwick, Matthew J. Schelle, Janine Van Gessel, Joel Franco
Thriller Horror
94 mins

Made in Italy

A bohemian London artist returns to Italy with his estranged son (Micheál Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife.
Liam Neeson, James D'Arcy, Lindsay Duncan, Pippa Cross, Micheál Richardson, Valeria Bilello
Drama Comedy
85 mins

Paydirt

A parolee teams up with his old crew determined to find a buried bag of cash stolen a decade ago from a DEA bust gone bad, while being tracked by a retired Sheriff.
Val Kilmer, Christian Sesma, Luke Goss, Mike Hatton, Mercedes Kilmer
Action Thriller Crime

The Secret Garden

Tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx, Genius, The Little Stranger and A Royal Winter), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Academy Award® and BAFTA-winner Colin Firth – A Single Man, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Bridget Jones’s Baby) on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst – Genius, There She Goes), who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor. A magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.
Colin Firth, Jack Thorne, David Heyman, Dixie Egerickx, Julie Walters, Marc Munden, Rosie Alison, Jane Robertson
Adaptation Family Period
PremiumVOD
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
123 mins

Out Stealing Horses

November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars (Bjørn Floberg), and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 – the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up.
Stellan Skarsgard, Hans Petter Moland, Bjørn Floberg, Tobias Santelmann, Jon Ranes, Danica Curcic
Drama
92 mins

In the Life Of Music

In the Life of Music follows the journey of Hope, a young American girl visiting her relatives in Cambodia for the first time. Determined to learn the history of her parents, Hope discovers the story of how one song, “Champa Battambang” played an integral part of three generations. Starting with how her parents met and fell in love in 1968, to their fight for survival during the war-torn Khmer Rouge years of the 1970’s and finally finishing in the modern day with Hope getting the answers she has longed for.
Ellen Wong, Asanai Hang, Socheat Chea, Caylee So, Sok Visal, Dane Styler, Sreynan Chea, Small World Small Band
Drama
VOD / Digital
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
95 mins

The Tax Collector

David (Bobby Soto) and Creeper (Shia LaBeouf), are “tax collectors” for the crime lord Wizard, collecting his cut from the profits of local gangs’ illicit dealings. But when Wizard’s old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters more to him than anything else: his family.
David Ayer, George Lopez, Chris Long, Shia LaBeouf, Bobby Soto, Lana Parrilla, Cinthya Carmona
Action Thriller Crime
Apple TV+
1 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Work It

When Quinn Ackerman’s (Sabrina Carpenter) admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school...now she just needs to learn how to dance.
Elysa Koplovitz Dutton, Keiynan Lonsdale, Alicia Keys, Leslie Morgenstein, Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy
Comedy Teen
80 mins

SamSam

SamSam seems like he has it all: great family, great friends, and even his own flying saucer. But he’s still trying to find one thing that will make his life even better - actual superpowers. Thanks to Mega, a mysterious new student in school, SamSam’s about to find them - while learning what it really takes to fight monsters and how many ways there are to be a hero.
Marie-Eugénie Maréchal, André Logie, Isaac Lobé-Lebel, Léopold Vom Dorp, Françoise Pavy, Tanguy de Kermel, Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner
Sci-Fi Animation
95 mins

The Tax Collector

David (Bobby Soto) and Creeper (Shia LaBeouf), are “tax collectors” for the crime lord Wizard, collecting his cut from the profits of local gangs’ illicit dealings. But when Wizard’s old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters more to him than anything else: his family.
David Ayer, George Lopez, Chris Long, Shia LaBeouf, Bobby Soto, Lana Parrilla, Cinthya Carmona
Action Thriller Crime
96 mins

I Used To Go Here

Following the lackluster launch of her debut novel, 35-year-old writer Kate Conklin (Gillian Jacobs) receives an invitation from her former professor and old crush (Jemaine Clement) to speak at her alma mater. With her book tour cancelled, and her ego deflated, Kate decides to take the trip, wondering if returning to her old college as a published author might give her the morale boost she sorely needs. Instead, she falls into a comical regression – from misadventures with eccentric twenty-year olds to feelings of jealousy toward her former professor’s new favorite student. Striking the balance between bittersweet and hilarious, Kate takes a journey through her past to redefine her future.
Gillian Jacobs, Josh Wiggins, Jemaine Clement, Hannah Marks, Jorma Taccone, Kris Rey, Kate Micucci, Forrest Goodluck
Comedy
VOD / Digital
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
102 mins

Waiting for the Barbarians

The MAGISTRATE, administrator of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire, looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of COLONEL JOLL, whose task it is to report on the activities of the ‘barbarians’ and on the security situation on the border. JOLL conducts a series of ruthless interrogations. The treatment of the ‘barbarians’ at the hands of the Colonel and the torture of a young ‘barbarian’ woman combine to lead the Magistrate to a crisis of conscience and a quixotic act of rebellion.
Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Mark Rylance, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Ciro Guerra, J.M. Coetzee, Greta Scacchi
Drama Action Adventure
VOD / Digital
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
84 mins

She Dies Tomorrow

After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends’ lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness.
Amy Seimetz, Katie Aselton, Josh Lucas, Chris Messina, Justin Benson, Kate Lyn Sheil, Michelle Rodriguez, Aaron Moorhead
Thriller Horror
VOD / Digital
1 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine

Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.
Michael Stipe, Wayne Kramer, Scott Crawford, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Cameron Crowe, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons
Documentary
VOD / Digital
1 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
84 mins

How To Fake A War

When an unexpected outbreak of peace leads to a ceasefire between Russian forces and Georgian rebels, arrogant rock star Harry Hope (Jay Pharoah) fears for the success of his heavily hyped Piece of Peace global charity concert. Desperate, he dispatches his PR consultant, Kate and her naïve intern, Pegg, to create a fake war story – until the concert, at least.
Jay Pharoah, Tim Price, Raid Sabbah, Katherine Parkinson, Lily Newmark, Rudolph Herzog
Comedy
VOD / Digital
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Below the Fold

Without a trace, Susie Potter vanished from her home in the quiet town of Skidmore, Missouri. Ten years later two reporters uncover a harrowing new detail, which leads them on an obsessive hunt for the truth.
Clayton Scott, Sarah McGuire, Davis DeRock, Kaylin Mally, Jeffrey Staab
Thriller
Limited
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Friday, August 7