Movies Released August 20, 2021

Friday, August 20

100 mins

The Protégé

Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival – is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer (Michael Keaton) whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves ever tighter.
Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Martin Campbell, Richard Wenk, Maggie Q, Li Gong, Florin Piersic Jr., Arthur Sarkissian
Action Thriller Crime
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Reminiscence

Nick Bannister (Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae's disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?
Hugh Jackman, Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Michael De Luca, Aaron Ryder, Lisa Joy, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Sarafyan
Thriller Romance Sci-Fi
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos. Get ready for exciting missions, high-stake rescues, new pups and amazing new vehicles making this the biggest Paw Patrol story ever!
Tyler Perry, Dax Shepard, Marsai Martin, Jennifer Dodge, Jimmy Kimmel, Cal Brunker, Kim Kardashian, Yara Shahidi
Adventure Family Kids Based on TV
Nationwide
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
108 mins

The Night House

Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together – but then nightmares come. Disturbing visions of a presence in the house calling to her, beckoning her with a ghostly allure. Against the advice of her friends, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings, yearning for answers. What she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing – a mystery she’s determined to unravel.
Rebecca Hall, Samantha Buck, David Bruckner, Stacy Martin, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Evan Jonigkeit, Sarah Goldberg
Thriller Horror
Nationwide
2 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
108 mins

Flag Day

Jennifer Vogel’s father John was larger than life. As a child, Jennifer marveled at his magnetizing energy and ability to make life feel like a grand adventure. He taught her so much about love and joy, but he also happened to be the most notorious counterfeiter in US history.
Hopper Jack Penn, Vincent Maraval, Sean Penn, John-Henry Butterworth, Dylan Penn, Josh Brolin, William Horberg, Jez Butterworth
Drama True Story
140 mins

Annette

Los Angeles, today. Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love with Ann (Marion Cotillard), a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down.
Adam Driver, Leos Carax, Benoit Roland, Marion Cotillard, Bruno Pesery, Ruth Waldburger, Paul-Dominique Vacharasinthu, Simon Helberg
Drama Romance Musical
PrimeVideo
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Reminiscence

Nick Bannister (Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae's disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?
Hugh Jackman, Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Michael De Luca, Aaron Ryder, Lisa Joy, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Sarafyan
Thriller Romance Sci-Fi
87 mins

The Loud House Movie

In Nickelodeon’s The Loud House Movie, the biggest family on television goes on the biggest Loud family vacation ever! The adventure follows the Loud family to Scotland where they discover that they are descendants of Scottish royalty. The family quickly indulges in the most wish-fulfilling high-life ever when they discover their ancestral home is a castle.
Brian Stepanek, Dave Needham, Chris Viscardi, Asher Bishop, David Tennant, Michelle Gomez, Jill Talley, Catherine Taber
Comedy Family Animation Based on TV

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos. Get ready for exciting missions, high-stake rescues, new pups and amazing new vehicles making this the biggest Paw Patrol story ever!
Tyler Perry, Dax Shepard, Marsai Martin, Jennifer Dodge, Jimmy Kimmel, Cal Brunker, Kim Kardashian, Yara Shahidi
Adventure Family Kids Based on TV
Paramount+
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Sweet Girl

Devoted family man Ray Cooper, vows justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life-saving drug from the market just before his wife (Adria Arjona) dies from cancer. But when his search for the truth leads to a deadly encounter that puts Ray and his daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) in harm’s way, Ray’s mission turns into a quest for vengeance in order to protect the only family he has left.
Michael Raymond-James, Brad Peyton, Jason Momoa, Adria Arjona, Amy Brenneman, Lex Scott Davis, Brian Andrew Mendoza, Gregg Hurwitz
Drama Action Thriller

Rare Beasts

Mandy (Billie Piper) a nihilistic young writer and mother who, while navigating her dysfunctional family and misogynistic workplace, falls for Pete (Leo Bill), a traditionalist searching for ‘restored’ male identity.
Lily James, Leo Bill, David Thewlis, Billie Piper, Kerry Fox, Toby Woolf
Drama Comedy
105 mins

Last Man Standing

Suge Knight, the former CEO of legendary rap music label Death Row Records was recently sentenced to 28 years imprisonment. This film takes a look at Death Row and how L.A.’s street gang culture had come to dominate its business workings.
Nick Broomfield
Documentary Music
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
95 mins

Cryptozoo

Featuring the voice talents of Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, and Grace Zabriskie, the film follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) and begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.
Michael Cera, Zoe Kazan, Lake Bell, Grace Zabriskie, Dash Shaw, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan
Fantasy Sci-Fi Animation
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Risen

Disaster unfolds when a meteor strikes a small town, turning the environment uninhabitable and killing everything in the surrounding area. Exobiologist Lauren Stone is called to find answers to the unearthly event. As she begins to uncover the truth, imminent danger awakens and it becomes a race against time to save mankind.
Jack Campbell, Eddie Arya, Nicole Schalmo, Dominic Stone
Thriller
VOD / Digital
2 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Habit

Reminiscent of early Tarantino, this edgy, outrageous thriller is one “habit” you’ll want to acquire! The action begins as L.A. party girl Mads (Bella Thorne, The DUFF) gets a gig running drugs for Eric, a washed-up Hollywood star. When their cash gets stolen and Eric is slain by a rival drug lord, Mads and her two sexy BFFs hide out by dressing up as nuns. But in spite of their costumes, these bad girls are no angels.
Bella Thorne, Andreja Pejic, Ione Skye, Janell Shirtcliff, Gavin Rossdale, Libby Mintz, Hana Mae Lee, Aaron Díaz
Thriller
VOD / Digital
2 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Habit

Reminiscent of early Tarantino, this edgy, outrageous thriller is one “habit” you’ll want to acquire! The action begins as L.A. party girl Mads (Bella Thorne, The DUFF) gets a gig running drugs for Eric, a washed-up Hollywood star. When their cash gets stolen and Eric is slain by a rival drug lord, Mads and her two sexy BFFs hide out by dressing up as nuns. But in spite of their costumes, these bad girls are no angels.
Bella Thorne, Andreja Pejic, Ione Skye, Janell Shirtcliff, Gavin Rossdale, Libby Mintz, Hana Mae Lee, Aaron Díaz
Thriller
93 mins

Ma Belle, My Beauty

Lane, Bertie and Fred once shared a polyamorous relationship in New Orleans. Lane loved Bertie, Fred loved Bertie, they had a balance that worked... until it didn’t, and Lane vanished from their lives. Two years later, Bertie and Fred have gotten married and are living at Fred’s family home in the countryside of southern France. When Lane unexpectedly shows up in Bertie’s seemingly idyllic new life, she finds her former lover much different than she remembers. Bertie is disillusioned in her jazz career, still grieving the loss of her mother, and clearly alienated in this small, white, European town. Lane attempts to recreate their old, carefree dynamic, hoping that her return might lighten Bertie’s mood -- but Bertie isn’t having it. It seems time hasn't healed all wounds... so Lane shifts her strategy when she meets Noa, a young artist and former soldier, quickly reigniting dormant jealousies
Marion Hill, Hannah Pepper, Idella Johnson, Lucien Guignard, Lucien Guignard,, Sivan Noam Shimon
Drama Romance

Demonic

In Demonic, a young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed in this horror-thriller from director Neill Blomkamp.
Stuart Ford, Carly Pope, Michael Rogers, Neill Blomkamp, Mike Blomkamp, Linda McDonough, Chris William Martin, Terry Chen
Thriller Horror

Confetti

Inflicted with a learning disability, Meimei is considered a strange and dumb girl, an outcast in her school and community. What no one recognizes, however, is that she possesses a gift waiting to be unlocked. The world seen through her eyes is unique and filled with magic. When her mother learns that Meimei suffers from dyslexia, as do 1 in 10 people worldwide, she will stop at nothing to help her, including leaving her life in China behind and venturing alone with Meimei to New York City, braving a place she knows nothing about and speaking not a word of English.
Ann Hu, Zhu Zhu, Amy Irving, Helen Slater, Harmonie He
Drama

The Girl Who Got Away

Massena, New York. It’s 1998, and a decade of terror comes to a close with the capture of Elizabeth Caulfield, a serial killer who abducted and murdered the young girls she pretended were her own. All but one. Christina Bowden lives a lonely and unassuming existence until Caulfield escapes from prison. Under new investigation, the stories of Christina’s past begin to unravel. There’s good and evil in everyone, but as the lies are unearthed, Christina needs to choose a side before the darkness of her secrets swallows her whole.
Michael Morrissey, Lexi Johnson, Chukwudi Iwuji, Kaye Tuckerman, Willow McCarthy, Ned Van Zandt, Audrey Grace Marshall
Thriller Horror

On Broadway

For anyone who loves theater, this contemporary history of Broadway is a pure joy! As audiences prepare for the return of live theater after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, an all-star cast tells the inside story of the last time Broadway came back from the brink. On Broadway shows how this revival helped save New York City, thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion, and the sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce.
Helen Mirren, Alec Baldwin, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, Oren Jacoby, Alexandra Billings, James Corde, Hugh Jackma
Documentary

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