Movies Released August 6, 2021

Friday, August 6

132 mins

The Suicide Squad

The 2016 original movie featured the characters Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc, who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter prison sentences. This new movie -- a reboot of sorts -- will feature new cast of characters.
David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Idris Elba, Michael Rooker, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Sylvester Stallone
Action Adventure Superhero Sci-Fi Reboot
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Vivo

An animated musical adventure that follows VIVO, a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear,” voiced by Miranda), who must find his way from Havana to Miami in order to deliver a song on behalf of his beloved owner and mentor Andres (Buena Vista Social Club’s Juan de Marcos Gonzáles).
Ynairaly Simo, Michael Rooker, Michelle Wong, Brian Tyree Henry, Rich Moore, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Peter Barsocchini, Zoe Saldana
Adventure Musical Family Animation
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, Ruth Waldburger, Marion Cotillard, Bruno Pesery, Benoit Roland, Paul-Dominique Vacharasinthu, Leos Carax, Simon Helberg
Drama Romance Musical
132 mins

The Suicide Squad

The 2016 original movie featured the characters Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc, who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter prison sentences. This new movie -- a reboot of sorts -- will feature new cast of characters.
David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Idris Elba, Michael Rooker, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Sylvester Stallone
Action Adventure Superhero Sci-Fi Reboot

Infinitum: Subject Unknown

Jane wakes up in a strange, empty world. Unbeknownst to her she is part of a mysterious experiment. With few clues and little help she must discover a way out in order to avoid repeating the same day over and over again, Ad Infinitum.
Ian McKellen, Tori Butler-Hart, Matthew Butler-Hart, Conleth Hill
Drama Sci-Fi
93 mins

Naked Singularity

Naked Singularity tells the story of Casi (John Boyega), a promising young NYC public defender whose idealism is beginning to crack under the daily injustices of the very justice system he’s trying to make right. Doubting all he has worked for and seeing signs of the universe collapsing all around him, he is pulled into a dangerous high-stakes drug heist by an unpredictable former client (Olivia Cooke) in an effort to beat the broken system at its own game.
Olivia Cooke, Tim Blake Nelson, Tony Ganz, Bill Skarsgard, Linda Lavin, Kyle Mooney, Chase Palmer, David Matthews
Drama Thriller Adaptation
90 mins

She Ball

On a mission to save his Inglewood community center, Avery Watts (Nick Cannon) enlists a talented basketball player, Shelby (Melody Rae), to help him win the grand prize in a street ball tournament. Together, Avery and Shelby challenge local politicians, gangs and their own stereotypes to save their community.
Chris Brown, Bryan "Birdman" Williams, Nick Cannon, Melody Rae
Drama
105 mins

Swan Song

Legendary actor Udo Kier stars as retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger, who escapes the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio nursing home after learning of his former client's dying wish for him to style her final hairdo. Soon, Pat embarks on an odyssey to confront the ghosts of his past – and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job.
Jennifer Coolidge, Stephanie McVay, Todd Stephens, Udo Kier, Linda Evans, Michael Urie, Ira Hawkins
Drama Comedy
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Last Matinee

The audience attending the last showing of a horror film in a small downtown cinema are terrorized by a murderer who begins to pick them off, one by one. The only person to notice that something strange is going on is the projectionist’s daughter.
Maxi Contenti, Luciana Grasso, Ricardo Islas, Julieta Spinelli, Franco Duran, Pedro Duarte
Horror
95 mins

Playing God

A brother and sister con-artist duo find themselves scamming a grieving billionaire by convincing him they can introduce him to God, face-to-face.
Alan Tudyk, Michael McKean, Luke Benward, Hannah Kasulka, Scott Brignac, Jude Demorest
Drama Comedy
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

6:45

What if one of the best days of your life suddenly turned into your very worst nightmare? And what if you were forced to relive that same day again and again?
Craig Singer, Augie Duke, Michael Reed, Remy Ma, Thomas Waites, Robert Dean Klein, Thomas G. Waites, Armen Garo
Thriller Horror
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Whirlybird

Flying high above Los Angeles in a whirling news helicopter, husband-and-wife team Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (then known as Bob) covered some of the city’s most dramatic events and changed breaking news forever. An entirely unique view of Los Angeles presented through stunning aerial footage and remarkable home videos, WHIRLYBIRD reframes many of the city’s pivotal moments, including the L.A. riots and the O.J. Simpson pursuit.
Matt Yoka, Marika Gerrard, Zoey Tur, Katy Tur
Documentary
VOD / Digital
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Whirlybird

Flying high above Los Angeles in a whirling news helicopter, husband-and-wife team Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (then known as Bob) covered some of the city’s most dramatic events and changed breaking news forever. An entirely unique view of Los Angeles presented through stunning aerial footage and remarkable home videos, WHIRLYBIRD reframes many of the city’s pivotal moments, including the L.A. riots and the O.J. Simpson pursuit.
Matt Yoka, Marika Gerrard, Zoey Tur, Katy Tur
Documentary
109 mins

Val

For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.
Leo Scott, Ting Poo, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Jordan Wynn, Val Kilmer, Ali Alborzi, Brad Koepenick
Documentary
PrimeVideo
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
88 mins

Notorious Nick

Even though he was born with a partial left arm, Nick Newell (Cody Christian) dreams of being a fighter. After wrestling in high school, Nick becomes a fierce competitor when his best friend, Abi, introduces him to mixed martial arts. Suddenly, a tragedy provides Nick with an unexpected opportunity, but to succeed he must commit to becoming the fighter he always hoped to be.
Elisabeth Rohm, Matthew Stuecken, Josh Campbell, Darrin Reed, Cody Christian, Barry Livingston, Kevin Pollak
Action
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Even In Dreams

A talented young singer named Sam is grieving the loss of her older sister Amber, who was a singer in a band of her own when she passed. When Sam steps in to fill her place in the band, they decide to pursue Amber's dream of making it big in the only way they know how: They are going to Nashville! Their dreams begin to come true faster than expected after they sign with a music manager who shows them the way to success - but at a deep personal cost. As the taste of fame draws near, tensions begin to rise within the band. Will the vicious music industry tear them apart or will they find Amber's song and truly live their dreams?
James Gaisford, Kaden Caldwell, Savannah Ostler, Monica Moore Smith, Alison Arngrim, Nathan Osmond, Adrian R'Mante, Tanner Gillman
Drama Family
89 mins

The Macaluso Sisters

Our story begins in 1985. The Macaluso sisters (Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia and Antonella) are five very young, orphaned siblings who live in and work from a rooftop apartment in Palermo. They make a living by renting doves out for ceremonies of all manner. During a rare beach outing by the sisters a shocking catastrophe transpires. That single event will change the course of the relations between the sisters for the rest of their lives.
Alissa Maria Orlando, Emma Dante, Elena Stancanelli, Giorgio Vasta, Viola Pusateri, Susanna Piraino, Anita Pomario, Eleonora de Luca
Drama Family
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
82 mins

Ailey

Many know the name Alvin Ailey, but how many know the man? Ailey’s commitment to searching for truth in movement resulted in pioneering and enduring choreography that centers on African American experiences. Director Jamila Wignot’s resonant biography grants artful access to the elusive visionary who founded one of the world’s most renowned dance companies, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Jamila Wignot, Lauren DeFilippo
Documentary
Expansion
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
104 mins

John and the Hole

A desperate game of survival unfolds after 13 year old John traps his family in a hole in the ground in this unsettling psychological thriller.
Charlie Shotwell, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Ehle, Pascual Sisto, Taissa Farmiga
Thriller
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
71 mins

What We Left Unfinished

30 years after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent civil war, during a new era of political uncertainty for the embattled nation, the film looks closely at the era of state-funded Afghan filmmaking during the country’s Communist era, bringing together writers, actors, and filmmakers to discuss five unfinished, unedited projects produced from 1978-1991.
Mariam Ghani
Documentary
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Friday, August 6