Movies Released August 27, 2021

Friday, August 27

Candyman

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright , move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
Vanessa Williams, Jordan Peele, Teyonah Parris, Nia DaCosta, Ian Cooper, Rebecca Spence, Miriam Moss, Win Rosenfeld
Suspense Horror Reboot
Nationwide
2 / 5
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Behemoth

Josh Riverton spent 10 years working for a global chemical behemoth, notorious for their environmental dumping. When his daughter becomes ill, Josh is convinced the company is to blame. A confrontation with his boss, Woeland, turns violent, forcing Josh to take him hostage. As Josh holds him captive, he begins losing grasp on reality. Is Woeland more than he seems, or is it all in Josh's head?
Paul Statman, Peter Sefchik, Josh Eisenberg, Hamilton Matthews, Jennifer Churchich, Angela Nicholas, Richard Wagner, Whitney Nielsen
Thriller Horror
104 mins

The Colony

Cataclysmic conditions on Earth forced a mass exodus to a distant planet. Generations later, a manned mission hurtles back to assess living conditions on the desolate, mostly submerged world. The sole survivor of the expedition is attacked by a violent band of scavengers, themselves locked in battle with a far more sinister foe. Now, mankind’s very survival depends on the bravery and ingenuity of the lone astronaut.
Sebastian Roché, Tim Fehlbaum, Nora Arnezeder, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Iain Glen, Joel Basman
Drama Sci-Fi
101 mins

Rushed

Barbara O’Brien, an Irish Catholic mother, has her life turned upside-down when her son, a freshman in college, is involved in a tragic hazing incident. Taking justice into her own hands, she travels across the country recording mothers who have lost sons to hazing in an effort to prove the university’s liability. When she is confronted by corruption and cover ups, she seeks revenge on the one person she finds truly responsible, proving that hell hath no fury like a mother scorned.
Peri Gilpin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Robert Patrick, Jake Weary, Phil Villapiano
Drama Thriller

He's All That

The contemporary story follows an influencer (Addison Rae) who accepts a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser (Tanner Buchanan) into prom king. Synopsis
Mark Waters, Andrew Panay, Madison Pettis, Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Gigbot, R. Lee Fleming
Comedy Romance Teen Spin-off

Vacation Friends

A crazy wild couple bonds with a straight laced couple on vacation in Mexico. They have a great time, and then want to rekindle the fun. Once the other couple gets back to their normal life, it's not nearly the same kind of fun and their vacation friends won't go away.
John Cena, Meredith Hagner, Lil Rel Howery, Clay Tarver, Tom Mullen, Tim Mullen
Comedy

Together

Two partners are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship during lockdown.
James McAvoy, Stephen Daldry, Dennis Kelly, Sharon Horgan
Drama Comedy

No Man of God

In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man. NO MAN OF GOD is based on the true story of the strange and complicated relationship that developed between FBI agent Bill Hagmaier and an incarcerated Ted Bundy in the years leading to Bundy's execution.
Kit Lesser, Elijah Wood, Luke Kirby, Aleksa Palladino, Christian Clemenson, Hugo Armstrong, Amber Sealey, Robert Patrick
Drama Biography Crime

No Man of God

In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man. NO MAN OF GOD is based on the true story of the strange and complicated relationship that developed between FBI agent Bill Hagmaier and an incarcerated Ted Bundy in the years leading to Bundy's execution.
Kit Lesser, Elijah Wood, Luke Kirby, Aleksa Palladino, Christian Clemenson, Hugo Armstrong, Amber Sealey, Robert Patrick
Drama Biography Crime
VOD / Digital
5 / 5
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107 mins

American Sausage Standoff

Mike, hustler and American dreamer, meets Edward, a bipolar sausage enthusiast. Mike is fresh out of prison with no clear path, whereas Edward is stalled on the tracks. When Mike learns of Edward’s humble notion of opening a German sausage restaurant in order to bring peace and understanding to the world, he inspires Edward to revive his long lost dream. Then there’s Jimmy, a sentimental racist and local kingpin. Jimmy is not up for the idea. He’s been scaring off the Chinese to leave town. Gutterbee is for whites only. America first - and definitely no fancy foreign frankfurters. And there’s the issue of Hank, Jimmy’s reformed gay son, who’s desperate to prove himself worthy of his father’s love. And there’s Edward’s crush on the one-legged bartender, Sue. And Edward’s frequent mood swings. And the judgement of the local church. And the sheriff. Not to forget Mike’s ingrown dishonesty and hustling. If not for these obstacles, the American Dream, humanity and forgiveness would prevail, but have they bitten off more than they could chew? We shall see.
Antony Starr, Ulrich Thomsen, Ewen Bremner, W. Earl Brown, Joshua Harto
Drama Comedy
90 mins

Lily Topples The World

Lily Topples The World follows 20-year-old sensation Lily Hevesh as she rises as an artist, role model, and young woman. Filmed for over 3 years across countless cities and featuring appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Will Smith, YouTuber Casey Neistat, and a steady stream of Gen-Z creators, Lily Topples The World is a coming-of-age story cloaked within a unique portrait of an artist, a story of how passion and artistry can make dreams come true, and an unlikely American tale of a quiet Chinese adoptee who transforms into a global artistic force with over 1 billion YouTube views.
Will Smith, Katy Perry, Jeremy Workman, Lily Hevesh, Casey Neistat, Jimmy Fallon
Documentary
discovery+
5 / 5
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84 mins

Ellie and Abbie

School captain Ellie (Sophie Hawkshaw) has a serious crush on her classmate Abbie (Zoe Terakes), and is angsting over inviting her to the Year 12 formal. When Ellie accidentally spills the beans to her mum (Marta Dusseldorp) and outs herself in the process, things start to get complicated, and a little bit spooky. Enter her deceased aunt Tara (Julia Billington), a lesbian activist from the ‘80s who returns from the dead to act as a kind of fairy godmother to Ellie, guiding her through the trials and tribulations of her first love.
Zoe Terakes, Rachel House, Monica Zanetti, Sophie Hawkshaw, Julia Billington, Marta Dusseldorp
Comedy Romance
Limited
5 / 5
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Friday, August 27