Friday, May 3, 2024

Role Play (2024)

Streaming Service: Amazon Prime
Movie Name/Year: Role Play (2024)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Length: 1h 40min
Rating: R
Director: Thomas Vincent
Writer: Seth W. Owen
Actors:Kaley Cuoco, David Oyelowo, Bill Nighy, Connie Nielsen, Rudi Dharmalingam, Lucia Aliu, Regan Bryan-Gudgeon, Simon Delaney, Sonita Henry, Jade-Eleena Dregorius, Julia Schunevitsch, Stephanie Levi-John, Steffen Jung, Betty Kaplan, Dong Hyun Yoon, Matthias Schmidt, Angus McGruther, Dominic Holmes
IMDb Blurb: Emma has a wonderful husband and two kids in the suburbs of New Jersey. She also has a secret life as an assassin for hire, a secret that her husband Dave discovers when the couple decide to spice up their marriage with a little role play.
Selina’s Point of View:
I didn’t have too much stock in Role Play going into it. It looked like a fun little action/comedy, but I figured it would be basic. The trailer looked interesting, if a bit predictable.
Watching that same trailer now, I get a much different feel for it.
From the music to the way the scenes are spliced together, the trailer winds up taking on a whole different vibe when you know the context. It’s one of those things where it made me expect something I didn’t get, but it was done in such a way that the trailer doesn’t feel like a lie. It’s like the video representation of the laurel/yanny audio. Watching the trailer with the comedy genre in mind paints a much different picture than when you watch it with the action genre at the forefront.
I believe the reason for the versatility in the coming attractions is because of a certain elegance in the film that they were trying to represent.
There are a lot of films that travel down that assassin meets civilian romantic route in movies. I’ve seen about 50 of them. None of them do what the director, Thomas Vincent (Reacher, Possessions, Bodyguard), did in this one. The way he used the tone of each genre to represent the existence of each character was interesting. Some of the other films have done that, but usually through the basic soundtrack or lighting. A more subtle alteration. In Role Play the entire genre changes.
When David Oyelowo (The After, Selma, Silo) is on screen, the movie leans more comedy. Meanwhile, if the only main character on screen is Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, The Wedding Ringer, 8 Simple Rules), it leans toward a darker action genre. Vincent used the genres to represent the light that Oyelowo’s character brought into the life of Cuoco’s character, and I think it was very well done. Although it was less subtle, there was an elegance to it that I believe needs to be appreciated.
At times, it did make the tonal consistency of the movie feel a bit off.
I’d like to see what Vincent can do with that kind of strategy having learned what he did from making Role Play.
I firmly believe that Role Play was a solid film. I wasn’t sucked in immediately, but I did wind up enjoying it by the end. It’s a cute little comedic action flick that doesn’t deserve all the negativity it’s gotten.
 Cat’s Point of View:
When I was looking through trailers and putting together my Top 20 list for January, I remember that Role Play came very close to making my final cut. Selina did have this movie as her #10. It was definitely on our radar then.
My initial impression from the teaser was that this was a more comedic attempt at a gender-twist version of True Lies (1994). Considering that 2023 launched a reboot of that '90s IP in the form of a TV series on CBS/Paramount+, Role Play didn't feel like the freshest attention-grabbing idea at the time. The movie did look cute and potentially funny, if the trailer was to be believed, though.
I can't say that Role Play delivered exactly the vibe that the trailer promised, but it did fill in the blanks regarding how this particular peculiar situation came to be in a plausible fashion. I didn't have to try hard to suspend disbelief.
Kaley Cuoco and David Oyelowo didn't have the sort of chemistry that people normally think of for on-screen couples. There weren't incindiary moments that would make an audience member feel like a voyeur – this just wasn't that sort of movie. They did, however, accurately portray a couple that has been together for a very long time and has, perhaps, gotten into a bit of a rut. There is deep love and affection but the bedroom isn't always a fireworks show. Anyone expecting otherwise is really either hoping for an entirely different sort of film or just is having a hard time of “reading the room.”
I enjoyed their dynamic as a couple, and as parents. I was down for forgiving any hiccups in the story where that was concerned.
The shift between the comedic elements and the more serious action was generally handled well. This story wasn't really centered on down and dirty combat scene action. It was woven in as necessary to support the story of Cuoco's character's “job” and her fight to extract herself from its grasp. Nothing felt fake or hokey. Everything was, again, completely plausible in the context of the story – for the most part.
I thought that Bill Nighy (The Limehouse Golem, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, The First Omen) and Connie Nielsen (The Following, Sea Fever, Wonder Woman 1984) were excellent choices for their roles. I can't quite put my thumb on it, but Nighy always brings me joy with his roles – even the serious ones. There's just something about his delivery that has me excited to see him on the screen each time. He was probably one of my bigger draws to Role Play aside from the other primary cast and story.
While Role Play might not have been the most original thing out there, the story was executed well and it was an enjoyable rom-com with a side of action and suspense. I had a legitimate knot in my stomach at a few points. That says something for even a predictable plotline.
If these are appealing genres for you and you're in the mood for the safety of a story where you can see what's coming early on, I'd say definitely give Role Play a shot. 
Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 27%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 43%
Metascore – 38%
Metacritic User Score – 4.6/10
IMDB Score – 5.5/10
Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating – 3.5/5
Trust the Dice: Cat’s Rating – 3.5/5
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Monday, April 29, 2024

Top 20 Movies to Look Out For In May (2024)

According to Cat

20 - The Blue Angels (5/17)
Director: Paul Crowder
Genre: Documentary
Rated: G
Length: 1h 34min
RottenTomatoes Blurb: The Blue Angels have been enthralling people, across the country and around the globe, for more than 75 years. Now, Amazon MGM Studios and IMAX bring a brand new documentary -- The Blue Angels -- that will take audiences soaring with the Navy's elite Flight Demonstration Squadron as never before. Filmed for IMAX, the immersive footage puts you in the cockpit for a firsthand view of the Blue Angels' precision flying, while the aerial shots deliver a spectacular showcase of the breathtaking maneuvers that have made them the world's premier jet team. The Blue Angels also takes audiences behind the scenes for a revealing, in-depth look at what it takes to become a Blue Angel -- from the careful selection process to the challenging training regimen, and on through the demanding eight-month show season. The film is a fitting tribute to the extraordinary teamwork, passion and pride of the hundreds of outstanding men and women of the Navy and Marine Corps who have had the honor to serve in the Blue Angels squadron... past, present and future.
I'm going to say something that's going to sound really “out there” for anyone that's followed Trust the Dice for a while: I was excited to have a chance to list a documentary this month.
Between attention span shortages and the predisposition to watch movies for escapism and entertainment, it's not often that documentaries make the final cut for our Top 20 articles. It's not that we don't find them significant in the landscape of film, however. Documentaries often cover important topics, and even quite often they can be interesting. Selina generally prefers to take in her non-fiction through written materials, and I tend to want to be transported somewhere else when I spend time watching a film. 
The Blue Angels actually accomplishes that. It's a documentary filmed for IMAX that takes audiences on-board with the elite Navy flight demonstration squadron. “Off we go, into the wild blue yonder...” as the song so famously says. I'm absolutely here for the cinematography involved with bringing us inside the cockpit and offering perspectives of the team's training and performances for a full year.
Of course, I'm also a little bit of an adrenaline junkie when it comes to air shows and fighter jets, dating way back to a young age. I often feel that need to witness speed as these skilled pilots and agile aircraft complete death-defying maneuvers mere hundreds of feet in the air. I love watching the glow of the afterburners, feeling the rumble of the engines in my chest, and marveling at the intricate formations teams such as The Blue Angels are known for. The bright blue and gold painted F/A-18 Super Hornets are some sexy planes, as well.
The Blue Angels also hold a particularly sentimental spot in my heart. They were the first flight demonstration team I met in person in my youth, and they were so kind and gracious answering my million questions and humoring my fan-girling while they were on a post-show break. My mom and I ended up in the fligh tline ops building where they were hanging out as crowds made their way off-base from that late 1980s Defenders of Liberty Airshow at Barksdale AFB. Our car had overheated in the blistering sun while idling in line on the tarmac & we were waiting for my grandfather to come give us a ride home. The Blue Angels were also the first team that my daughter met, as well. They had a meet-and-greet with autographs one year when she was little, and the individuals were just as charismatic and approachable as the team that had come before them. She got a big kick out of the uniform for the captain of the #5 plane. The digit was upside down on their flight suit, because they were most often the member of the team flying, quite literally, upside down at the shows.
We're always excited when The Blue Angels come back to Barksdale. They were just here in 2023. (The teams rotate and the air shows now take place every other year, so it's not as frequent as I'd wish for.)
A lot goes into these demonstration shows. These Navy and Marine Corps aviators have a crew of over 100 enlisted personnel working with them, so it's not jut the pilots in the planes. I am eager to see the never-before-seen behind-the-scenes glimpse at their selection process, training, and performances for the year they were filming. Fun fact: The Blue Angels are also the second oldest aerobatics squad in the world, apparently – which I learned today. (#1 is a team in France.) I digress...
Who better to produce such an action-packed thrill ride in the guise of a documentary than J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Beyond, Lovecraft Country, Westworld) and Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick, Devotion, Anyone But You). Powell was bitten by the aviation bug apparently when he filmed his role as Hangman in the 2022 Top Gun (1986) sequel. That production was so thoroughly in-depth with flight training and teaching all of the on-screen pilots how to direct themselves in the planes while filming in the air, etc. that I am honestly not surprised.
If you have access to an IMAX dome that is showing The Blue Angels this May, my recommendation is to go experience this documentary on the biggest screen there is. If you don't have a dome near you, but have a multiplex with an IMAX screen, this would definitely be worth the price of admission. Alas, my local dome isn't set to play it, but there is a Regal I might just visit.
The Blue Angels will have a 1 week limited IMAX run beginning May 17th before it hits Amazon Prime Video May 23rd, 2024.
19 - Ezra (5/31)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Writer: Tony Spiridakis
Actors: Robert De Niro, Rose Byrne, Vera Farmiga, Rainn Wilson, Bobby Cannavale, Whoopi Goldberg, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matilda Lawler, William A. Fitzgerald, Brian Donahue, Tess Goldwyn, Ella Ayberk, Amy Sheehan, Jackson Frazer, Joe Pacheco, Lois Robbins, Greer Barnes, Alex Plank, Bryan Burton, Barzin Akhavan, John Donovan Wilson, Jacqueline Nwabueze, Joshua Hinck, Oliver Morales, Sophie Mulligan, Thomas Duverné
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rated: R
Length: 1h 40min
RottenTomatoes Blurb: EZRA follows Max Bernal (Bobby Cannavale), a stand-up comedian living with his father (Robert De Niro), while struggling to co-parent his autistic son Ezra (introducing William Fitzgerald) with his ex-wife (Rose Byrne). When forced to confront difficult decisions about their son's future, Max and Ezra embark on a cross-country road trip that has a transcendent impact on both their lives. Directed by Tony Goldwyn, who also appears in the film alongside additional cast members Vera Farmiga, Rainn Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg, EZRA is an endearing and often funny exploration of a family determined to find their way through life’s complexities with humor, compassion, and heart.
Ezra is one of those movies that causes me to feel the need to mention that just because a movie is “low” or closer to the #20 spot in one of these lists, it by no means indicates that I don't believe in it or have any negative feelings specifically towards it.
This film does, however, feel like it might be a little on the heavier side, emotionally speaking, for the dramatic elements of the story in between the moments of levity. I'm just not generally in a hurry to run towards stories that I have a serious suspicion will make me cry out of empathy.
There are multiple people in my life that are or have family members living with autism. Needless to say, it's something very close to me and strikes an emotional chord regardless if a production is meant to be funny or not.
Further, the autism spectrum is not always portrayed accurately or with sensitivity in movies; so I tend to tread a little carefully if I'm not sure how those proverbial chips are going to fall. I'm not down to promote anything that would be exploitive or spread misinformation.
In the case of Ezra, I'm fairly confident I won't be disappointed, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
The trailer was heartwarming and gave me a few chuckles, even through my attempted stoic skepticism. I just couldn't help but melt in favor of young William A. Fitzgerald's character on screen and how his father and grandfather fight for him to be treated correctly and be understood so he could have a fulfilling life. The titular character's actor is providing his film debut performance here, and from what I saw in those few minutes, I am already generally impressed.
Of course, it probably helps that Ezra's dad and grandpa are played by Bobby Cannavale (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Sing 2, Allswell in New York) and Robert De Niro (Joker, The Irishman, Killers of the Flower Moon), respectively.
They're not the only oscar-worthy or powerhouse cast members, either. This production's deck is stacked with the likes of Rose Byrne (Instant Family, Insidious: The Red Door, Physical), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, Bates Motel, Origin), Rainn Wilson (Backstrom, The Meg, Dark Winds), and Whoopi Goldberg (Toy Story 3, Till, The Color Purple).
I'm crossing my fingers that this family dramedy holds up to my expectations.
Ezra is receiving a wide theatrical release beginning May 31, 2024. On Demand and streaming information were not available at the time of this article.
18 - Summer Camp (5/31)
Director: Castille Landon
Writer: Castille Landon
Actors: Kathy Bates, Diane Keaton, Josh Peck, Eugene Levy, Betsy Sodaro, Dennis Haysbert, Beverly D'Angelo, Alfre Woodard, Victoria Rowell, Nicole Richie, Tom Wright, Kensington Tallman, Ray Santiago, Maria Howell, Stephanie Hong, Tyler Weaks, Audrianna Lico, Ashley Abrams, Billy Jack Harlow, Gabrielle Days, Lindsey Blanchard, Taylor Madeline Hand, Gabe Sklar
Genre: Comedy
Rated: PG-13
Length: 1hr 36min
IMDb Blurb: Follows Nora, Ginny, and Mary, three childhood best friends who used to spend every summer at a sleep away camp together. After years, when the opportunity to get back together for a summer camp reunion presents itself, they all seize it..
Summer camp is something special to those of us that have experienced it in our youth – well most of us. There are some camps that aren't anything to write home about, but we're not talking about that.
I know sometimes I have to be a bit predictable and redundant telling my old camp stories, and I realize that it entirely comes across as “This one time? At band camp?...” but I don't care. I had lots of fun times at Girl Scout Camp (shout out to Camp Wawbansee!) and there are so many warm fuzzy nostalgic memories. There are also a few lasting “battle scars” as well. Don't get me started about the year I won “first place tippy canoe.” It wasn't my fault, promise – but my sunburn that day will be an everlasting patch of freckles that reminds me of how my sunblock and towel went floating downriver without me. First aid safety tip: never put an adhesive bandage over sunburn blisters on the same day you get them. I digress...
Summer Camp is the sort of story about fun and friendship that gives all the good feels.
I can absolutely relate to Diane Keaton's (Book Club, Love Weddings and Other Disasters, Green Eggs and Ham) character's anxiety about reconnecting with her best friends she'd fell out of touch with for many years. I'm horrible as a correspondent. You pretty much have to bonk me with a message or a call when I crawl under my proverbial rock. My not thinking to communicate has nothing to do with anyone else or how I feel about them, usually. I just get caught up with the minutia of day to day.
There are so many excellent cast members that just had me grinning through the entire trailer – such as Kathy Bates (On the Basis of Sex, American Horror Story, The Highwaymen), Alfre Woodard (The Gray Man, The Book of Clarence, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur), Eugene Levy (Finding Dory, Schitt's Creek, Human Resources), Dennis Haysbert (24, Lucifer, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers), and Beverly D'Angelo (Shooter, Violent Night, True Lies).
We're on the cusp of summer and it's nearing time for camps to be opening and welcoming the youthful masses once more. I have to go check out whether or not the camp I attended offers a reunion sort of experience.
Summer Camp is receiving a limited theatrical release beginning Friday, May 31st, 2024. Details regarding streaming or On-Demand rental were not available at the time of this article.
17 - Young Woman and the Sea (5/31)
Director: Joachim Rønning
Writers: Jeff Nathanson, Glenn Stout
Actors: Daisy Ridley, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Stephen Graham, Kim Bodnia, Jeanette Hain, Ethan Rouse, Doc Butler, Yordan Angelov, Robert Eades, Tessa Bonham Jones, Saskia Marguerite, Glenn Fleshler, Christopher Eccleston, Sian Clifford, Olive Abercrombie, Lilly Aspell, Alexander Karim, Cat Haave, Hyoie O'Grady, Velizar Binev, Meglena Karalambova, Devina Vassileva, Michael Amiar, Lylianna Eugene, David Calvitto, Sebastian Griegel
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Rated: PG
Length: 1h 40min
IMDb Blurb: The story of competitive swimmer Trudy Ederle, who, in 1926, was the first woman to ever swim across the English Channel.
Young Woman and the Sea was a bit of a no-brainer for me to list this month. We need movies that are inspirational – especially to young women. It might seem cliché to offer the old addage of “you can accomplish anything you put your mind to with determination and hard work,” but historical figures such as Trudy Ederle are the proof of concept.
Who was Trudy Ederle? Before this movie was announced, I honestly couldn't tell you.
Now, however, I can offer a few fun facts that weren't in the trailer. Trudy was a nickname for Gertrude Ederle. The press also sometimes called her “Queen of the Waves.” She was an American-born olympic gold medalist in addition to her world-record-holder status. Young Woman and the Sea is an adaptation from a biographical novel about Trudy Ederle. I haven't personally read it, but she really seems like a fascinating individual.
Young Woman and the Sea is a period piece that looks to be poignant and powerful in its message, and has a great cast helmed by Daisy Ridley (Murder on the Orient Express, Peter Rabbit, The Marsh King's Daughter), as well as Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, Thor: The Dark World, True Detective) and Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, The Irishman, Venom: Let There Be Carnage).
This movie was originally set to premiere on the Disney+ platform, however was given a theatrical release after positive test screenings.
Young Woman and the Sea will receive a limited theatrical release beginning May 31st, 2024. It should eventually end up on the Disney+, but the details regarding on-demand rental and streaming release were not available at the time of this article.
16 - Chief of Station (5/3)
Director: Jesse V. Johnson
Writer: George Mahaffey
Actors: Aaron Eckhart, Olga Kurylenko, Alex Pettyfer, Chris Petrovski, Laëtitia Eïdo, Nick Moran, Daniel Bernhardt, Nina Bergman, James Faulkner, Jonathan Ajayi, Kris Johnson, Isobel Wood, Josef Cannon, Hans Peterson, Bleona
Genre: Action, Thriller
Rated: Unrated
Length: 1h 37min
RottenTomatoes Blurb: Ben is a former CIA station chief whose world comes crashing down after his wife, a former operative, dies in a terrible accident. Soon, a cryptic message sends him back into the shadowy underworld of Eastern Europe, teaming up with a former adversary to unravel a conspiracy that challenges everything he thought he knew about his wife and the agency that he worked for.
Things have already started heating up in the action movie department before the summer blockbuster season has even really started. A popcorn movie full of action and intrigue sounds like it's right up my alley.
I really enjoy Aaron Eckhart (Midway, Muzzle, The Bricklayer), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Seven Psychopaths, Extraction II), Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four, Lee Daniel's The Butler, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare) in these settings so this should be a lot of fun.
Chief of Station seems to focus on the mystery of what really happened to Eckhart's character's wife, but this film shouldn't be a surprise for offering a solid 90 minutes of entertainment.
Chief of Station is receiving a limited theatrical release, as well as availability On-Demand on Friday, May 3rd, 2024. Streaming information was not available at the time of this article.
15 - Tarot (5/3)
Directors: Spenser Cohen, Anna Halberg
Writers: Nicholas Adams, Spenser Cohen, Anna Halberg
Actors: Humberly González, Avantika, Olwen Fouéré, Jacob Batalon, Harriet Slater, Larsen Thompson, Adain Bradley, Wolfgang Novogratz, Stasa Nikolic, James Swanton, Alan Wells, Joss Carter, Suncica Milanovic
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Rated: PG-13
Length: 1h 32min
IMDb Blurb: When a group of friends recklessly violates the sacred rule of Tarot readings, they unknowingly unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards. One by one, they come face to face with fate and end up in a race against death.

OK so Tarot is one of the movies that does tend to get shuffled down the ranking on my list because I'm not sure how I feel about it. Don't get me wrong, this has the recipe for a really excellent horror movie if it's executed properly. The trailer was sufficiently creepy. I expect all the horror elements will be present and there will be plenty of jump-scares.

My concern is the way that the tarot cards themselves are being portrayed. This particular divining tool already has a strong negative stigma – thus fuel for stories like this. Though, it's really not the “evil” thing that it's made out to be. The belief regarding tarot cards is that they inherently retain energy from their owner and the intentions utilized when using them. There is no real rule that says you can't use someone else's deck of tarot cards – it's just not recommended because of the way energies interact and how the reading process works. They're not really cursed items inherently and using them doesn't draw bad spirits, etc. I worry when such things are further demonized (in this case quite literally) in media because it further reinforces all the negativity out there already.

It does, however, make for a spine tingling story to think about the 'what if' factor if the complete worst case scenario were to happen. If an evil person imbued their deck with foul intentions – or worse. That seems to be the jumping point from which the youth in this this story run afoul of the random tarot deck they find... and then use.

Tarot also has a couple recognizable cast members for me that further draws me in to this production. I absolutely adore Jacob Batalon (The True Don Quixote, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Lift) and am excited that he has a movie hitting big screens at the same time the new season of Reginald the Vampire (2022-) is hitting small ones. Then there's also Harriet Slater (Pennyworth, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Belgravia: The Next Chapter) – incidentally not directly related to Helen or Christian – and Olwen Fouéré (Sea Fever, The Northman, Halo).

I'm looking forward to giving Tarot a chance, and am hoping I can minimize my inclination to give it side-eye.

Tarot is receiving a wide theatrical release on May 3rd, 2024. Streaming and on-demand information was not available at the time of this article.

14 - Robot Dreams (5/31)

Director: Pablo Berger
Writers: Pablo Berger, Sara Varon
Actors: Ivan Labanda, Albert Trifol Segarra, Rafa Calvo, José García Tos, José Luis Mediavilla, Graciela Molina, Esther Solans
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
Rated: Unrated
Length: 1h 42min

IMDb Blurb: DOG lives in Manhattan and he's tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80's NYC. One summer night, DOG, with great sadness, is forced to abandon ROBOT at the beach. Will they ever meet again?

Robot Dreams isn't your typical animated movie – or even a typical movie, in general. This graphic novel adaptation has been getting rave reviews from critics and audiences, alike, since it premiered on the festival circuit. Robot Dreams was even nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Feature category, going up against Disney and Sony powerhouse projects. While it didn't win, that speaks heavily for the quality of the story and production, itself.

One thing to keep in mind, however, as an audience member, is that there is ZERO dialogue in this movie. None. Characters will vocalize sounds occasionally but that's it. It is not an easy task for a film to convey its message without words even for live-action – for an animated piece, it takes brilliance of execution to connect with viewers in the same way.

Robot Dreams promises to be a touching story about the love of friendship and about relationships. I am always happy to see when movies explore platonic love rather than going the typical romance route.

I am planning to have some tissues handy when I watch Robot Dreams. The trailer already had me on an emotional rollercoaster, so I have a feeling the full film is going to have me in tears. I hope that it's the sort that leaves you with a feeling of catharsis, rather than emotional destruction. I'm crossing my fingers – maybe my toes too.

Robot Dreams is hitting US theaters on May 31st, 2024. While digital on-demand information is currently unavailable, I was able to find that this movie will be heading to AppleTV+, as they already have their “coming soon” page set-up, but no date is available yet.

13 - Mars Express (5/3)

Director: Jérémie Périn
Writers: Jérémie Périn, Laurent Sarfati
Actors: (English Dub Cast) Morla Gorrondona, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Josh Keaton, Sarah Hollis, Ben Diskin, Fiona Jones, Jenapher Zheng, Billy Bob Thompson
Genre: Action, Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Rated: Unrated
Length: 1h 28min

RottenTomatoes Blurb: In 2200, private detective Aline Ruby and her android partner Carlos Rivera are hired by a wealthy businessman to track down a notorious hacker. On Mars, they descend deep into the underbelly of the planet's capital city where they uncover a darker story of brain farms, corruption, and a missing girl who holds a secret about the robots that threatens to change the face of the universe.

I absolutely adore sci-fi. I can't even really articulate well how much I'm eagerly anticipating the English dub version of Mars Express to be released in the US via GKIDS. Some of my earliest forays into sci-fi, especially regarding futuristic robotics involved Isaac Asimov's 3 Laws of Robotics:

“(1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. (2) A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. (3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.”

Asimov later added an additional law meant to be set above all others, the "Zeroth Law,” which states “A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.” I am unsure if that particular parameter is worked into Mars Express's plot, but I'd be curious to see. I digress...

Asimov's works transcended the written page and have worked into the fabric of robotics and also sci-fi that has followed in his footsteps.

When you layer a neo-noir detective story on top of this and then set it in the far flung future where AI robots live side by side with humans and the visuals of a sleek blend of 2D and 3D animation, it's a combination I just can't resist.

Mars Express is receiving a limited theatrical release beginning Friday, May 3rd, 2024. Digital on-demand and streaming information weren't available at the time of this article. Considering the movie is distributed by GKIDS in the US, it would stand to reason, however, Mars Express should eventually appear on one of the streaming platforms they regularly work with, such as Disney/Fox owned Hulu or Tubi as well as Crunchyroll.

There will be a blu-ray release in France on May 8th, and a special 2-disc blu-ray collector's edition which includes a 20-part making-of documentary beginning May 22nd. It is unclear at this time if the English dub of this film or the documentary will be available on those blu-rays or if English speaking audiences will need to wait for a future additional release.

12 - Kitty the Killer (5/3)

Director: Lee Thongkham
Writers: Sorawi Alapach, Venus Saksiri, Lee Thongkham, Teerat Vanavongtanate
Actors: Ploypailin Thangprapaporn, Denkhun Ngamnet, Somchai Kemglad, Nara Aniwat, Sutina Laoamnuaichai, Vithaya Pansringarm, Keetapat Pongrue
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Rated: Unrated
Length: 2h

IMDb Blurb: A highly trained teenage assassin, Dina, and her mentor, Charlie, form an unlikely duo as they unexpectedly join forces to stop a sinister plot and save millions of lives.

I'm a bit giddy with anticipation for Kitty the Killer. This martial arts action flick is out of Thailand, and I am loving every second of the trailer.

This movie looks like it will be a mashup of hard hitting martial arts with inserts of animated graphic novel. The concept is a lot of fun and will provide a varied experience for audiences. There might even be a hint of romance mixed up with the fights, thrills, and comedic elements.

Kitty the Killer is receiving a limited theatrical release beginning May 3rd, 2024 and will become available on digital on-demand services beginning May 7th.

11 - Something in the Water (5/3)

Director: Hayley Easton Street
Writer: Cat Clarke
Actors: Hiftu Quasem, Lauren Lyle, Natalie Mitson, Nicole Rieko Setsuko, Ellouise Shakespeare-Hart, Laura Costa, Clearco Giuria, Gabriel Prevost-Takahashi
Genre: Thriller
Rated: R
Length: 1h 26min

TMDb Blurb: Reunited at an exotic destination wedding, five girlfriends decide to rent a boat to spend a day together along the paradise-like coast. Their friendship is put to the ultimate test when they find themselves stranded in open water fighting for their lives against sharks and mother nature as they desperately try to survive.

I am ALWAYS going to be a sucker for a shark movie – good or bad. (I prefer the better ones, though – unless it's a so-bad-it's-good situation like the Sharknado (2013) franchise.) It goes without saying that I am eager to jump into these shark-infested waters of Something in the Water, which is releasing with good timing at the beginning of swim-vacation season.

The cast has quite a few unknown (at least to me) up-and-comers, but also a couple names I have encountered before. I'm familiar with the more fantastical work of both Hiftu Quasem (Ten Percent, The Witcher: Blood Origin, The Witcher) and Lauren Lyle (Tell It to the Bees, Outlander, Mercy Falls), so I'm interested in seeing how they fare with this very dramatic “real-world” thrill ride.

Something in the Water also boasts a female writer/director team sharing this movie as their feature-length film debut. Cat Clarke (Ten Percent, Good Omens) has had succes as a YA novel authorand Hayley Easton Street (Stealth, The Colour Rush) has worked on well-known productions in the past. Those projects include a few Harry Potter films, Stardust (2007), and Wrath of the Titans (2012). Needless to say, she has a proven artistic eye, so I'm interested in seeing how this translates as a visual storyteller through her directing role.

All told, I can't wait to sink my teeth into this new tale featuring toothsome terrors of the deep.

Something In the Water is receiving a limited theatrical release beginning May 3rd, 2024. On-demand and streaming information was not available at the time of this article.

10 - Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (5/10)

Director: Wes Ball
Writers: Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Actors: Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Dichen Lachman, William H. Macy, Owen Teague, Peter Macon, Lydia Peckham, Sara Wiseman, Neil Sandilands, Eka Darville, Ras-Samuel, Travis Jeffery, Nina Gallas
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Rated: PG-13
Length: 2h 25min

IMDb Blurb: Many years after the reign of Caesar, a young ape goes on a journey that will lead him to question everything he's been taught about the past and make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

The original Planet of the Apes (1968) is one of those early core movie experiences within my personal cinematic landscape. Of course, I wasn't around when it hit theaters, but I did enjoy watching it when it appeared on TV. The visuals and concepts were unforgettable – that and the incomparable Charlton Heston (1923-2008) and his railing against the "...damn dirty apes!"

I've been following along since this franchise got new life breathed into it beginning in 2011. It's a shame that Heston didn't get a chance to see how far this saga has come. I digress...

Needless to say, I am looking forward to watching Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. I'm curious if the storyline here begins to overlap the timeline of the original movies, or if this all still takes place before those events. Throw away any concerns, however, that this is some sort of reboot – it maintains the continuity from the last few films, but is set 300 years in the future. I just can't remember how far past the fall of man and rise of apes the originals were set.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes has a star-studded cast, as most of thee films have, including Freya Allan (Gunpowder Milkshake, The Witcher, Baghead). Kevin Durand (The Strain, Locke & Key, Abigail), Dichen Lachman (Altered Carbon, Animal Kingdom, Jurassic World Dominion), William H. Macy (The Wind Rises, Shameless, Ricky Stanicky), Owen Teague (It, The Empty Man, You Hurt My Feelings), and Peter Macon (Shameless, The Orville, Family Guy).

I've seen a few mentions that there might be some early screenings of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes on May 8th, but the official wide release date remains May 10th, 2024. At the time of this article, information regarding on-demand and streaming wasn't available. Chances are, however, that it will eventually land on Hulu/Disney+ along with its predecessors.

9 - I Saw the TV Glow (5/3)

Director: Jane Schoenbrun
Writer: Jane Schoenbrun
Actors: Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ian Foreman, Helena Howard, Lindsey Jordan, Danielle Deadwyler, Fred Durst, Conner O'Malley, Emma Portner, Madaline Riley, Amber Benson, Albert Birney, Timothy Griffin Allan, Tyler Dean Flores, Marlyn Bandiero, Phoebe Bridgers
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Rated: PG-13
Length: 1h 40min

RottenTomatoes Blurb: Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

I think I'd probably watch just about anything that Justice Smith (Ron's Gone Wrong, The Voyeurs, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves). I really appreciate the general vibe he brings to his characters.

I Saw the TV Glow seems to be somewhat of a love letter to the 1990s but with a twist.

That particular decade seems to be ingrained within writer/director Jane Schoenbrun (A Self-Induced Hallucination, We're All Going to the World's Fair, Big Brother Volcano) to the point that she included familiar faces from that era. Limp Bizkit front-man Fred Durst (Revelations, Population 436, Play Dead) as well as the boys from The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992-1996) Michael C. Maronna (What Alice Found, Bad Apple, Men Without Jobs) and Danny Tamberelli (Fillmore!, Crypta!, Ham on Rye) are examples of such. Also, the mysteriously cancelled-too-soon show within I Saw the TV Glow also is repordedly based on inspiration from a mashup of various 1990s productions from the large and small screens, alike.

Of course, there's also more current talent such as Brigette Lundy-Paine (Bombshell, Bill & Ted Face the Music, Atypical) and Danielle Deadwyler (Paradise Lost, The Harder They Fall, Till).

I am dying to find out what the twist with this TV show is and how it impacts the characters. The trailer has me seriously intrigued.

I Saw the TV Glow is set for a wide theatrical release beginning May 3rd, 2024.On-demand and streaming information weren't available at the time of this article.

8 - Poolman (5/10)

Director: Chris Pine
Writers: Ian Gotler, Chris Pine
Actors: Chris Pine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Annette Bening, Danny DeVito, John Ortiz, DeWanda Wise, Ray Wise, Juliet Mills, Evan Shafran, Hollis W. Chambers, Christopher Chen, Armie Hicks Jr., Laurent Schwaar, Ren Burttet, Scot Coker Free
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Rated: Unrated
Length: 1h 40min

IMDb Blurb: Darren Barrenman is an unwavering optimist and native Angeleno who spends his days looking after the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment block and fighting to make his hometown a better place to live.

We all know that Chris Pine (All the Old Knives, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Wish) is talented in front of the camera. Now we get a chance to see what he can do when he's also calling the shots behind it, too! Poolman is Pine's feature directorial debut.

When you add that with the goofy, though seemingly endearing, comedic mystery afoot in this story of a fish-out-of-water man seeking to fight corruption in his city through espionage, and the stellar cast; I think that's a combination worth taking note of and giving a shot!

When I say stellar cast, these stars shine bright with the likes of DeWanda Wise (She's Gotta Have It, Jurassic World Dominion, Imaginary), Annette Bening (Death on the Nile, Jerry adn Marge Go Large, Nyad), Danny DeVito (The One adn Only Ivan, Haunted Mansion, Migration), and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Annihiliation, The Hateful Eight, Atypical).

I can't wait to see how it turns out. (I'm hoping that the critic reviews from the festival circuit are negative because they mised the point, as they are often known to do.)

Poolman is set for a limited theatrical release beginning May 10th, 2024.

7 - The Last Stop in Yuma County (5/10)

Director: Francis Galluppi
Writer: Francis Galluppi
Actors: Jim Cummings, Jocelin Donahue, Richard Brake, Nicholas Logan, Faizon Love, Michael Abbott Jr., Gene Jones, Robin Bartlett, Sierra McCormick, Connor Paolo, Ryan Masson, Alexandra Essoe, Sam Huntington, Jon Proudstar, Barbara Crampton, Robert Broski, Matt McVay
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rated: R
Length: 1h 30min

IMDb Blurb: While stranded at a rural Arizona rest stop, a traveling salesman is thrust into a dire hostage situation by the arrival of two bank robbers with no qualms about using cruelty-or cold, hard steel-to protect their bloodstained fortune.

I love the premise of The Last Stop in Yuma County. It feels like a plausible scenario – at the very least, grounded in reality. Little pit-stop stations out in the middle of nowhere somewhere in between when the Mother Road fell into disuse and the age of cell phones would be prime settings for something like this to happen. It also feels like a fresh idea in a sea of recycled ones. At least, I can't think of anything like it in recent years.

There's a great cast involved, as well. The stand-out that caught my attention before I started pointing in recognition at nearly everyone was Richard Brake (3 From Hell, Barbarian, Lore). Here, he's doing what he does best – playing a very bad man.

I feel like The Last Stop in Yuma County is going to have me on the edge of my seat from start to finish, even with the apparent injections of levity that seem to be woven into this intense crime thriller. That's really the way I enjoy them best.

The Last Stop in Yuma County is set to release in select theaters as well as on digital on-demand on Friday, May 10th, 2024. Streaming service information was not available at the time of this article.

6 - Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (5/24)

Director: George Miller
Writers: George Miller, Nick Lathouris
Actors: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Angus Sampson, Charlee Fraser, Tom Burke, Nathan Jones, Alyla Browne, Lachy Hulme, Goran D. Kleut, David Collins, Ian Roberts, Matuse, Rahel Romahn, CJ. Bloomfield, Darcy Bryce, Lauren Myhre Fox, Dylan Adonis, Robert Jones, Florence Mezzara, Chong Wei Zhang, Dylan Hill, Kelli Bailey
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Rated: R
Length: 2h 28min

IMDb Blurb: The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before her encounter and teamup with Mad Max.

Now we're starting to delve into the “shut up and take my money” category of movies that I want to watch this upcoming month.

Why Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga? Because when you can Mad Max (1979) you should always Mad Max.

Of course, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen's Gambit, The Northman, Dune: Part Two) and Chris Hemsworth (Bad Times at the El Royale, Avengers: Endgame, Extraction) both help sell this film, as well. I would watch just about anything these two are in, whether they're starring together or not. They both have layers and depth to their performances that exceeds the boxes that Hollywood tries to put them in.

This franchise has been a cornerstone of the cinematic landscape at large for so many years, and it remains in the brilliant hands of its creator - George Miller (The Witches of Eastwick, Happy Feet, Three Thousand Years of Longing). He has a co-writer credit with Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, but not to fret. The new writer helping him along is well-versed in the Mad Max universe – he was a Grease Rat in the original movie, at that.

I love Furiosa as a character, and can't wait to learn more of her story and some more of the back-story to the place where me met her in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is set to premiere at Cannes May 15th before receiving theatrical releases in Australia May 23rd, and then the US on May 24th, 2024. Streaming and digital on-demand information was not available at the time of this article.

5 - The Garfield Movie (5/24)

Director: Mark Dindal
Writers: Paul A. Kaplan, Mark Torgove, David Reynolds, Jim Davis
Actors: Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Waddingham, Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Cecily Strong, Harvey Guillén, Brett Goldstein, Bowen Yang, Snoop Dogg, Dev Joshi, Alicia Grace Turrell, Lynsey Murrell, Luke Cinque-White
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rated: PG
Length: 1h 41min

IMDb Blurb: After Garfield's unexpected reunion with his long-lost father, ragged alley cat Vic, he and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered lives to join Vic on a risky heist.

I love Garfield. Period.

I really don't care who's voicing him as long as they don't try to CHANGE him in their interpretation of the character. In this movie, it doesn't matter that he won't sound like the orange tabby of my childhood cartoons. We're seeing a bit of Garfield's origin story here, when he was younger. This is my rationalization, okay?

From the comic strips to the seasonal cartoon specials even before Garfield and Friends (1988-1995) hit the small screen, I have voraciously enjoyed everything regarding our favorite Monday-hating lasagna-lover. I even had a Garfield themed card game I would play with my mom often when I was little. (I think it was some sort of variation on Go-Fish – either that or a memory game. Aah the irony that I can't remember!)

The Garfield Movie's cast is simply amazing and you can't argue with me otherwise. (Yes, I seem to be repeating this sentiment in varying ways – because I've already “heard” plenty of grumbling out there about the titular character's casting. I don't have to be a purist to enjoy this. Seriously.)

The Garfield Movie is set for a wide release on May 24th, 2024. Streaming details are unclear at this time, however, it is known that licensing agreements have been made so that there's a strong chance The Garfield Movie will appear on more than one streaming platform after its exclusive theater run is completed.

4 - Unfrosted (5/03)

Director: Jerry Seinfeld
Writers: Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten, Andy Robin, Barry Marder
Actors: Isaac Bae, Jerry Seinfeld, Rachael Harris, Kue Lawrence, Catherine Last, Christian Slater, Jim Gaffigan, Hugh Grant, Nelson Franklin, Sarah Cooper, Kyle Mooney, Mikey Day, Drew Tarver, Patrick Warburton, Ken Narasaki, Amy Schumer, Max Greenfield, Andy Daly, Cedric The Entertainer, Bailey Sheetz, Eleanor Sweeney, Earthquake, Kyle Dunnigan, John Forest, Beck Bennett, Gregory Burke, Melissa McCarthy, Adrian Martinez, Jack McBrayer, Thomas Lennon, Bobby Moynihan, James Marsden, Sasheer Zamata, Will Allan, Aparna Nancherla, Michael Joseph Pierce, Felix Solis, Tony Hale, Spike Feresten, Maria Bakalova, Dean Norris, Peter Dinklage, Bill Burr, Nicole Peters, Lauren Peters, George Wallace, Ronny Chieng, Sarah Burns, Jeff Lewis, Cedric Yarbrough, Alex Edelman, Jon Hamm, Fred Armisen, Winter Bassett, Jessica Seinfeld, Darrell Hammond, Dan Levy, Mark Kwak, Susan Elle
Genre: Biography, Comedy, History
Rated: PG-13
Length: 1h 33min

IMDb Blurb: In 1963 Michigan, business rivals Kellogg's and Post compete to create a cake that could change breakfast forever.

Love him or hate him, you've got to admit that it seems like a hilarious prospect that Jerry Seinfeld (Bee Movie, The Marriage Ref, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee) is both directing and starring in a movie about how Pop Tarts came to be. (The fact that it's his feature directorial debut as well as his leading role live-action debut in a feature film is beside the point.)

What I find more alluring than the bonkers premise and the fact that Unfrosted was inspired by a podcast stand-up comedy bit, is that this movie is packed to the gills with seriously talented and funny people.

If I tried to name them all, it would take forever to read through and I know I've already been a little long-winded in this article. Further, there's a list above this section so you don't have to go far to see for yourself.

Bonus? You don't have to go anywhere at all to watch this film. Unfrosted is releasing on May 3rd, 2024 as a Netflix Original.

3 - Atlas (5/24)

Director: Brad Peyton
Writers: Leo Sardarian, Aron Eli Coleite
Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown, Gregory James Cohan, Abraham Popoola, Lana Parrilla, Mark Strong, Briella Guiza, Adia Smith-Eriksson, Logan Hunt, Jared Shimabukuro, Ashley J. Hicks, Paul Ganus, Zoe Boyle, Howland Wilson
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Rated: PG-13
Length: 1h 58min

Metacritic Blurb: Atlas Shepherd (Jennifer Lopez), a brilliant but misanthropic data analyst with a deep distrust of artificial intelligence, joins a mission to capture a renegade robot with whom she shares a mysterious past. But when plans go awry, her only hope of saving the future of humanity from AI is to trust it.

We have been contemplatnig what AI will mean for mankind ever since The Terminator (1984) warned us about Judgement Day – and some sci-fi lovers have done so even longer than that.

AI has already begun to creep into aspects of our daily lives in both subtle and not-so quiet ways.

I welcome any and all thoughts as to what might just happen if that were to go awry. We need those cautionary tales to help us press pause and contemplate the consequences of our breakthroughs in innovation. We as a species tend to charge forth to stretch our limits to find out what we CAN do and often don't stop to ponder whether or not we SHOULD.

Atlas has a ridiculously amazing cast on top of that. I would enjoy watching this movie if only 1 or 2 of these talented actors were involved. When you add all the cool effects, the kick ass action, and the thrill of exploring a new place out among the stars to that mix, my answer to “do you want to watch this?” would tend to be along the lines of “hell yeah.”

Atlas is also hitting our screens as a Netflix Original beginning May 24th, 2024.

2 - The Fall Guy (5/3)

Director: David Leitch
Writers: Drew Pearce, Glen A. Larson
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Waddingham, Teresa Palmer, Stephanie Hsu, Winston Duke, Ben Knight, Matuse Matuse, Adam Dunn, Zara Michales, Ioane Saula, Gregory J. Fryer, Madeleine Wilson, Kalkidan China, Angela Nica Sullen, Di Smith, Megan O'Connell, Jack Doherty, Tony Lynch, Georgia Nottage, David Collins, Semu Filipo, Andrew Owen, Dan Reardon, Marky Lee Campbell, Chris Matheson, Ben Gerrard, Lee Majors
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Rated: PG-13
Length: 2h 6min

IMDb Blurb: A down-and-out stuntman must find the missing star of his ex-girlfriend's blockbuster film.

I have been chomping at the bit to see The Fall Guy ever since I saw the first trailer for this movie.

I love the cast, the story had me giggling on top of the action rush and warm fuzzies for the romantic elements. I love the snarky wit and all the banter. The premise is great, both from a perspective of mistaken identities and getting a peek 'behind the scenes' at what stunt workers do, in general.

I just can't wait to watch The Fall Guy, and will be fairly bouncing in my chair with anticipation until I can. I don't even mind that this is either a reboot or a remake.

The Fall Guy is set for a wide theatrical release beginning May 3rd, 2024. It is possible that we could see its digital release as early as June 2024, though there is always postential for that to be moved up or further out depending on box office numbers. Other detailsr regarding streaming and on-demand services were unavailable at the time of this article.

1 - IF (5/17)

Director: John Krasinski
Writer: John Krasinski
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Steve Carell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Maya Rudolph, Jon Stewart, Sam Rockwell, Sebastian Maniscalco, Christopher Meloni, Richard Jenkins, Awkwafina, Bobby Moynihan, Alan Kim, Liza Colón-Zayas, Mellanie Hubert, George Clooney, Michael Sarnoski, Arlette Aponte, Keegan-Michael Key, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Cooper, Holden Goodman, Blake Lively, Gay Haubner, Amy Schumer, Fiona Shaw, Catharine Daddario, David Weissmann, Audrey Hoffman
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Rated: Not Rated
Length: 1h 44min

IMDb Blurb: A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone's imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up.

So my note when I (re)watched the IF trailer for Top 20 sorting purposes (mostly to save the link because I'd already seen it already... several times) was “fuck yes.”

Ryan Reynolds (Free Guy, The Adam Project, Spirited) + imaginary friends = magic.

I'm not ashamed to say that the Deadpool (2016) actor has earned a spot as one of my favorites of all time. He can make even simple things hilarious in his wonderfully snarky way. He's the king of hilarious banter and off-the-cuff riffs.

Then when you add the gifted mind of John Krasinski (The Office, The Hollars, A Quiet Place) for his first non-horror project for a while, it just sweetens the deal.

I want to see IF desperately. Now. Yesterday. Tomorrow. I don't care – I just need to ASAP.

IF is set for a wide theatrical release beginning May 17th, 2024. Digital on-demand and streaming service information were not available at the time of this article. Considering that IF is being distributed by Paramount, however, the chances are good that it will eventually land on Paramount+.
Movies to Look out For
According to Selina
 Chasing Chasing Amy .20
 Dragonkeeper .19
 Cabrini .18
 The Idea of You .17
 Something in the Water .16
 Back to Black .15
 Thelma the Unicorn .14
 The Contestant .13
 The Garfield Movie .12
 Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes .11
 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom .10
 Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever .9
  Young Woman and the Sea .8
Tarot  .7
The Strangers: Chapter 1 .6
Unfrosted  .5
Turtles All the Way Down  .4
The Fall Guy .3
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga .2
IF .1