With the election (seemingly) behind us and a COVID vaccine just weeks away, Happiest Season is the perfect movie to kickoff the most festive time of the year. Come out and make this holiday a merry one with Hulu’s newest film.
The Croods: A New Age joins a host of other mediocre family films to release in 2020 — a year that released the fewest blockbusters in movie history. Despite an entertaining trailer, the rest of the film makes for a disappointing adventure.
Adapted from a rarely seen 2013 independent film of the same name, FX on Hulu premieres its controversial new series A Teacher about a female high school teacher’s affair with her 17-year old male student. Every male high school student’s dream. Every parent’s nightmare. A Teacher isn’t for everyone due to its contentious subject matter. Still, for those who watch, Mara’s and Robinson’s strong performances paint a vivid, backseat view of how a steamy affair can destroy so many lives. Through it all, it feels more real than any other series or movie tackling an abuse of power.
Widow’s Point (2019) is rated TV-MA for swears, people getting stabbed, people getting bludgeoned, people falling from great heights, people dying, like a lot, moldy food, and Craig Sheffer’s man-bun.
Spiral (2019) is rated R for swears, homophobia, vicious beatings, dead raccoons, hooded figures, some blood, a stabbing, and strangely specific self-loathing.
Come Play (2020) is rated PG-13 for swears, “Larry” (because wtf), bullying, children being hurt (off-screen), people being hurt (off-screen), and some tightly-shot claustrophobic chase scenes.
In a year in which families are debating between braving the cold and COVID-19 or trick-or-treating, Movie Reelist is sharing some of our favorite family films to watch this holiday season. Gather the kids, grab your favorite candy, and catch one of these classics from renowned filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and Tim Burton.
It’s nice! They say you never forget your first time. Some even say that it’s never as good as the first time. Both hold true when comparing the original Borat film to the highly anticipated sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, but this sequel still provides laughs at a time when America needs it more than ever before.
Pushing a movie back is often a sign that the studio is not pleased with the end result — it took The War With Grandpa three years to see the light of day. But perhaps America should consider itself lucky as the pandemic is preventing most of the country from seeing a film that would have been better left in movie purgatory.
Black Box (2020) is part of Amazon Prime’s ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ program and is Unrated R, however, if I had to guess, I would say Rated R for swears, people getting punched in the face, violent falls down the stairs, domestic violence, the incredible body contortions of Troy James – seriously, what this man can do with his body is incredible and terrifying.
The Lie (2018) is part of Amazon Prime’s ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ program and is Rated R for swears, people vomiting, people getting punched, car accidents, people left to die, and blood in places you’ll never completely reach.