by Dustin Brewer
Andy Samberg & Cristin Milioti get stuck in a time loop, Bryce Dallas Howard documents Dads, “Train to Busan” gets an insane sequel, and more!
Palm Springs (July 10th, Hulu)
“Andy Samberg stuck in a time loop” is about all I needed to know before I saw the trailer for “Palm Springs” but after watching the trailer, this movie looks like it’s so much more than its’ “Groundhog Day”-esque premise. A darker sense of humor, strong chemistry from Samberg and Cristin Milioti, and J.K. Simmons all make this a must-watch when it hits Hulu in July.
You Should Have Left (June 18th, VOD)
It’s probably my fault that this movie gives me major “Stir of Echoes” vibes but this still looks like an entertaining and effective entry into the “there’s something wrong with the house” genre. Whether it’s haunted, or purgatory, or this is a “What Lies Beneath” scenario, I’m sure it’s going to be worth the rental price (as long as it’s like, $7.99 or less, I don’t know if I’m able to justify like $20 on this the first weekend its’ out).
Dads (June 19th, Apple TV Plus)
Perfect for Father’s Day weekend, Bryce Dallas Howard makes her directorial debut with this documentary all about the relationships between father and children. Seeing famous father mixed in with everyday dads all but guarantees that this is going to be a sweet, if not overly sentimental, documentary that fathers may not even want to watch on Father’s Day. “What? A documentary? Nah I’m going to put on ‘Saving Private Ryan’ or ‘Rambo’ or something.” Either way, the quality of Apple TV Plus shows seems to be improving every week so this is definitely going to be worth a chance.
Athlete A (June 24th, Netflix)
A documentary all about the gymnasts who survived the abuse of USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and the local IndyStar reporters who helped expose the toxic culture. This looks like it will be heavy & hard to watch which can only mean that it should be essential viewing for everyone to understand the horrors that those gymnasts had to endure.
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (August 12th)
“Train to Busan” came out in 2016 and set all sorts of Korean box office records, it hit a second life with a strong Netflix run, becoming more and more popular. “Peninsula” looks like it’s going to exchange some of the quiet, character-building moments that made “Train” so memorable, but, if the amount of insane action in this trailer alone is any indication, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be bad. This could easily be the Korean zombie equivalent of an “Alien”/”Aliens” type scenario.
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: The Story Of Fire Saga (June 26th, Netflix)
How do you know Netflix has an unlimited amount of money to spend on making original movies? Because they probably sent literal dumptrucks of money to Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, and Pierce Brosnan to get them in this movie.
Candyman (September 25th)
This trailer is haunting, heartbreaking, and captivating for the entire 2:30 run time. Done entirely with puppets, it’s impossible to watch this and ignore the current state of the country. From the haunting music to the intense emotions captured with basic puppets, it’s clear that this version of “Candyman” is going to be something special to behold.
Deep Blue Sea 3 (July 28th)
I don’t care that I don’t know any of the actors in it.
I don’t care that it may go direct to VOD or direct to video.
I don’t care if the special effects sometimes look pretty questionable or cheap.
Give me all the smart shark action.
What are you looking forward to watching? With more movies embracing VOD & streaming, are there any movies that can get you back out into a movie theater anytime soon? Let us know here in the comments section or on Twitter. And stay tuned for all the latest movie news & updates.