Today we bid farewell to CBS All Access and celebrate the launch of Paramount+ into the wide world of available streaming services! Over 30,000 episodes of TV, 2,500 films, and over 1,000 live sporting events and 24/7 news coverage for less than the price of a Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. It’s a beautiful day, my friends! Get a head’s up on everything Paramount+ has for offer right here.
The Dark and The Wicked (2020) is streaming exclusively on Shudder and is unrated, but if I were to guess I would rate it R for swears, lots of blood, suicides via guns, rope, knives, and craft materials, jumps scares that feel far from cheap, mutilated animals, mutilated hands, and corpse nudity.
The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) today announced their picks for Best Films of 2020. Our founder and editor Chris Giroux is a member of the critics group whose mission is to “recognize the highest creative achievements in the field of motion pictures.”
Death Trip 2021 is unrated and let’s give this one an R for bathroom sexytimes, people getting hit with hammers, people getting hit with croquette mallets, people getting stabbed, lots of blood, and an interminable second act.
Movie Reelist is thrilled to announce that we are giving away two Digital Downloads of The Croods: A New Age to our Michigan readers. The Croods: A New Age, now on Digital & on Blu-ray™ & DVD February 23rd.
La Funeraria (The Funeral Home) (2021) is unrated and streaming on VOD and premium platforms, but if I were to guess I’d give it a PG-13 – which is not to say it isn’t a harrowing ride – for Spanish swears (maybe, I dunno), people getting stabbed, ghostly sexytimes, ghostly bottoms. People getting stabbed, people in coffins, and a lot of teen-aged sass.
Sator (2019) is Unrated but this is solidly in PG-13 territory for antler choking hazards, involuntary combustion, forcible levitation, and the anxiety that comes from knowing something is always watching.
Paradise Cove (2021) is Unrated, but I’d give it a PG-13 for women showering naked but you can only sorta see skin through a fence, women shooting up hormones, people falling from ladders, people getting cracked over the head, people getting waterboarded – I mean, sure, and the dog.
Bliss (2021) is rated R for swears, people falling from buildings, people getting shot, extreme drug use, matrix-style disconnects, and mob violence.
The Little Things (2021) is very bloodless for a film noir. s rated R for swears, morgue nudity, people getting punched, people getting shot, high tension.
Silence & Darkness (2020) is unrated, and due to the lack of blood, swears, nudity, or on-screen violence, I’m hard-pressed to give it an R, so I’ll toss it into the PG-13 category. It’s strong proof thrillers don’t need any of those things to set you on edge and delivery a potent story.
Some of my favorite work on Movie Reelist has been hunting down Easter Eggs and discovering connected storylines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kevin Feige’s forward-thinking roadmap has never ceased to amaze me. While Covid-19 presented his team with severe challenges and unplanned delays, the first episode of Disney+’s new series, WandaVision, indicate impressive planning and execution will prevail in phase four!