Movies and Videos On Demand For The Week Of July 31, 2020

As we prepare for the opening of theaters and the return to normal life practices, we want to remind people that we are still within the thralls of a pandemic, and recommend people check out our article on ”If You Should Go Out” Here. Until then though, if you do go to a theater make sure it has a policy of requiring attendees to wear masks, and sit in isolated groups out of proximity of other viewers.

Cut Throat City – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

Four friends, played by Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, and Keean Johnson, return after the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with no home, no job, and the support system that was supposed to help them rebuild, FEMA, abandoned them. Their only solution to pulling themselves out of the rubble is to work with a gangster to perform a heist. When things go south, the friends have more than just the police looking for them.

If you are looking for a good heist movie then RZA’s drama/action film will fill the need. Fair warning though, if you were affected by the horrible travesty of Hurricane Katrina and the recovery efforts that were abused to benefit the corporations that used eminent domain and gentrification to profit with the help of FEMA, then this movie may trigger you. That being said, who doesn’t love a heist film though?!

The Fight – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 100%

In today’s era, rights are constantly in combat. This documentary focuses on the stories of people fighting battles for their rights. From child rights, discrimination, right of choice, and even the ability to vote. While people would think that these things are common, and allowed by law, some people have to constantly fight for their right to live, and this film covers their stories.

The Fight is an important documentary that everyone should watch right now. The ACLU is constantly fighting a battle for the rights of every American, and many are completely unaware. This documentary is done by the directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres do their best to fairly, and honestly capture the journey of their subjects.

Save Yourselves! – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 85%

Jack, played by John Reynolds, and his girlfriend Su, played by Sunita Mani, are struggling and want to reconnect with one another. Thinking technology is at fault, the two travel to a remote cabin, and disconnect themselves from the digital world for a week. When the weekends, their return to the normal world is off, as they have missed a landslide of notifications and alerts describing an attack upon the world by an alien invasion. Now the two must try to find their way back to civilization to see what can be done, or if all is lost.

This is the Legion M film from Sundance that the members helped decide. If you are looking for a modern comedy, and an escape from the horrors of modern society, then maybe a romp in which humanity is under alien siege is what you need. At least until actual aliens come down to earth, and this funny film becomes an accidental documentary.

The Shadow of Violence – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 94%

After his boxing career ends, Douglas “Arm” Armstrong, played by Cosmo Jarvis, has been forced to work as an enforcer for the rural Ireland drug family, the Devers family. However, when they force him to kill, he has to decide if this is the life he really wants.

If you are looking for a heavy crime drama, then this film fits that bill. Its reviews are strong, and the film is well-liked. While people are saying the film is a common story, the way in which is was presented, and acted within is unique and engaging for the audience.

Summerland – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 77%

Alice, played by Gemma Arterton, who specifically decided to escape to the solitary cliffsides of south England to write in peace. However, when the second wold war comes to England, she is forced to house a young evacuee named Frank. While his existence in the house starts off as a detriment, his friendship allows Alice to share her life, which she had lost, and what she feels that she is unable to have.

This story is specifically designed to pull on your heartstrings. Even when people have said that this film is not worth watching the enduring comments seem to still allude to the fact that Gemma Arterton is one of the things that makes this film stand out, and not only pulls your attention but connects you to the emotion and powerful tale of the struggles of lesbians in the mid-1900s. If you are looking for a film to show you the endearing spirit of mankind in spite of the world around them, then watch this film.

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