Movies Released May 21, 2021

Friday, May 21

98 mins

American Fighter

Desperate for cash to save his deathly ill mother, college wrestler Ali enters the hidden world of underground fighting. Ali shows promise but, lacking skills, he gets beaten bloody. Duke, a troubled handler, takes pity on the boy and trains him to be a fierce competitor—but is it enough to make Ali a winner?
Tommy Flanagan, Allison Paige, Shaun Paul Piccinino, Sean Patrick Flanery, Christina Moore, George Kosturos, Bryan Craig
Drama Sports Fighting
Apple TV+
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), it’s with the ultimate proposition: break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours. With little left to lose, Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. With a ticking clock, a notoriously impenetrable vault, and a smarter, faster horde of Alpha zombies closing in, only one thing’s for certain in the greatest heist ever attempted: survivors take all.
Joby Harold, Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Garret Dillahunt, Raul Castillo, Michael Cassidy
Action Thriller Suspense Horror Zombies
102 mins

Dream Horse

The film tells the true story of Jan Vokes (Academy Award® nominee Toni Colette), a Welsh cleaner and bartender, who decides to breed and rear a race horse. She persuades her neighbors and friends to contribute financially to the scheme. The group’s unlikely investment plan pays off as the horse rises through the ranks and puts them in a race for the national championship.
Euros Lyn, Katherine Butler, Neil McKay, Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Owen Teale, Joanna Page, Sian Philips
Drama Comedy True Story

Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), it’s with the ultimate proposition: break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours. With little left to lose, Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. With a ticking clock, a notoriously impenetrable vault, and a smarter, faster horde of Alpha zombies closing in, only one thing’s for certain in the greatest heist ever attempted: survivors take all.
Joby Harold, Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Garret Dillahunt, Raul Castillo, Michael Cassidy
Action Thriller Suspense Horror Zombies

Final Account

FINAL ACCOUNT is an urgent portrait of the last living generation of everyday people to participate in Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Over a decade in the making, the film raises vital, timely questions about authority, conformity, complicity and perpetration, national identity, and responsibility, as men and women ranging from former SS members to civilians in never-before-seen interviews reckon with – in very different ways – their memories, perceptions and personal appraisals of their own roles in the greatest human crimes in history.
Luke Holland, John Battsek, Riete Oord
Documentary

Sound Of Violence

Alexis recovered her hearing during the brutal murder of her family when she was ten. The visceral experience awakened synesthetic abilities in her and started her on an orphaned path of self-discovery through the healing music of brutal violence. She goes on to pursue a career teaching and experimenting to find new sounds. She is supported and loved by her roommate Marie who is unaware of the dark secrets behind Alexis’ unique music and the part she unknowingly plays. Faced with the likelihood of losing her hearing again, Alexis escalates her pursuit of her masterpiece through gruesome sound experiments and devastating designs. She won’t let anything stop her not even love.
Lili Simmons, Alex Noyer, Jasmin Savoy Brown, James Jagger, Tessa Munro, Brian Huskey, Dana L. Wilson
Thriller Horror
VOD / Digital
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Four Good Days

A long-estranged mother and daughter navigate the most difficult four days of their lives together in a heartbreaking and hopeful story based on real-life events.
Rodrigo Garcia, Stephen Root, Jon Avnet, Glenn Close, Mila Kunis, Jake Avnet, Marina Grasic, Jai Khanna
Drama
VOD / Digital
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Blast Beat

On the cusp of the year 2000, Colombian brothers Carly (Mateo Arias) and Mateo (Moises Arias) prepare to move to the United States for their last years of high school. Metalhead Carly has his heart set on attending the Georgia Aerospace Institute and working for NASA, while his supportive parents (Diane Guerrero and Wilmer Valderrama) seize the chance to escape the political turmoil in Colombia and chase the American Dream. At first, Mateo is the only one to express any cynicism, but when the reality of their new life sinks in, the family struggles to adapt as their expectations are shattered. When events threaten to derail their future, Carly’s dream becomes his only lifeline.
Wilmer Valderrama, Moises Arias, Esteban Arango, Mateo Arias, Daniel Dae Kim, Kali Uchis, Ashley Jackson, Diane Guererro
Drama
VOD / Digital
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
118 mins

The Dry

When Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life – a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought. When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound – the death of 17- year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke’s innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and and pent-up rage of a terrified community.
Jodi Matterson, Eric Bana, Keir O'Donnell, Bruna Papandrea, Harry Cripps, Robert Connolly, Steve Hutensky, Genevieve O'Reilly
Drama Crime Adaptation Mystery
VOD / Digital
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
118 mins

The Dry

When Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life – a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought. When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound – the death of 17- year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke’s innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and and pent-up rage of a terrified community.
Jodi Matterson, Eric Bana, Keir O'Donnell, Bruna Papandrea, Harry Cripps, Robert Connolly, Steve Hutensky, Genevieve O'Reilly
Drama Crime Adaptation Mystery
153 mins

Into the Darkness

Through a family and the relation between father and son, the film describes the dilemmas of the Danish population during World War II. Like the government, the farmers and the industry, the father, a successful owner of a big electronics factory, tries to make the best of the situation to keep the wheels rolling. However this leads him into a problematic collaboration with the Germans. His son, on the contrary, reacts against the increasing oppression and persecution of Jews and communists by joining the rising resistance movement.
Bodil Jørgensen, Jesper Christensen, Mads Reuther, Anders Refn, Lene Børglum, Flemming Quist Møller, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Sara Viktoria Bjerregaard
Drama Historical
VOD / Digital
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
87 mins

3 Tickets to Paradise

Fresh out of prison with a head full of trouble, AJ Parker (Michelle Manhart) is wanted by everyone. The cartels have a price on her head, the federales are suspicious of her, and her own government is about to kick her to the dogs. Her last chance is a return trip to a ghost town she knows too well – Paradise, Mexico.

Meanwhile, Jake Slaughter (Joseph Bell) knows there’s gold in Paradise, hidden during the Spanish-American War, but needs AJ to show him the way in. The second they cross the Mexican border, the hounds are hunting her down as Jake, AJ and Chris (Jeffrey Bentley, Dam California), AJ’s greedy ex-husband, set off on a wild adventure, full of guns, snakes, bandits, cartels and treacherous partners!
Dominic Lopez, Rex Hardin, Greg Grant, Francisco Oliva, Miguel Corona
Action Western
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
93 mins

Seance

Camille Meadows (Waterhouse) arrives at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls after the violent death of another student and is invited to patriciate in the summoning of a spirit.
Suki Waterhouse, Simon Barrett, Madisen Beaty, Inanna Sarkis, Ella-Rae Smith, Jade Michael, Stephanie Sy
Thriller
93 mins

Seance

Camille Meadows (Waterhouse) arrives at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls after the violent death of another student and is invited to patriciate in the summoning of a spirit.
Suki Waterhouse, Simon Barrett, Madisen Beaty, Inanna Sarkis, Ella-Rae Smith, Jade Michael, Stephanie Sy
Thriller
VOD / Digital
1 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Starbright

Sarah Bolger will play a young woman who escapes into a world of fantasy and fairytales to hide the pain of a childhood tragedy. The role of the archangel Raphael will be played by James Earl Jones.
Elisabeth Rohm, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Francesco Lucente, Michel Shane, Jorg Neumann, Anthony Romano, Ted Levine, John Rhys-Davies
Adventure Fantasy Fairy Tale 3D
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Friday, May 21