A whole bunch of movies have arrived at the Box and On Demand over the last few weeks — and even more are coming throughout the rest of the month, so if you’re wondering what’s new, we got you! And the good news is, there’s something for everyone across all genres.
Here’s the latest and greatest new movie roundup:
Spirit Untamed – A spin-off of 2002’s traditionally animated and Oscar-nominated Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (which had a voice cast led by Matt Damon), this CGI-animated adventure follows a girl nicknamed Lucky who forms a special bond with Spirit, a wild Kiger mustang. When a mean group of horse wranglers (led by Walton Goggins) tries to capture Spirit and the rest of his herd, Lucky realizes she might be the only one who can save her new animal friends.
Those Who Wish Me Dead – Angelina Jolie stars in this harrowing action-thriller based off of Michael Kortya’s 2014 novel of the same name. She plays a Montana-based “smokejumper” (a specially trained wildland firefighter who parachutes in to provide an initial response to a wildfire) who helps Connor, a boy named whose father was killed by assassins in the forest she’s patrolling. It soon becomes clear that those assassins — played by Nicholas Houltand Game of Thrones’ Aiden Gillen — will stop at nothing to kill Connor as well and tie up loose threads. But you know what? My money is ALWAYS on Jolie.
A Quiet Place Part II – You can see my full review here, but the short story is: I really, really liked this sequel. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe reprise their roles as family members trying to survive an invasion by alien monsters who might not be able to see, but can hear absolutely evvvvvvverything. The family comes across an old friend (Cillian Murphy) who’s set himself up in a fairly secure location but prefers to be alone. Can they convince him to join forces? They have a newborn baby that needs protecting, for crying out loud! (Which is actually what that baby does all the time. Hmm…)
Out of Death and Midnight in the Switchgrass – Bruce Willis is the lead in both of these new movies! In Out of Death, he plays a retired cop who tries to help a woman (Jaime King) who’s on the run after witnessing a murder. In Midnight in the Switchgrass, which is based on the true story of the “Truck Stop Killer,” Willis’s FBI agent Karl Helter and his partner (Megan Fox) team up with a Texas Ranger (Emile Hirsch) to track down a monstrous murderer.
Wrath of Man – Since it’s directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Jason Statham, you know this heist thriller is going to be action-packed and wild. Statham plays a cash-truck driver who shows some serious crime-fighting skills while thwarting a robbery … which makes everyone around him start questioning how exactly he got those skills.
The Nest, Spiral, and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – Horror fans, you’re in luck. Three biggies are at Redbox this month and they are all epically creepy. In The Nest, you’ve got a kid who can’t stand to be alone, and her infested stuffie might have something to do with it. In Spiral — which is the ninth installment in the Saw franchise — Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Marisol Nichols and Max Minghella attempt to stop a copycat Jigsaw killer. And finally, in the latest installment of The Conjuring franchise, which is actually a prequel, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles as demonologists who are called to investigate some … really whacked-out stuff.
Zola – This movie is a trip. And it’s also about a road trip. A real-life road trip that went horribly awry and was then infamously recounted blow by blow on Twitter in 2015. Now that insane Twitter thread has been brought to life by director Janicza Bravo, and it kind of just needs to be seen to be believed. I’ll forewarn you that it revolves around two strippers (played by Taylour Page and Riley Keough) who attempt to make big bank dancing in Tampa one night — but one of the women quickly realizes she’s in over her head and that her new friend’s “roommate” (Colman Domingo) is NOT a good dude. Things get very, very dark, and there are a few scenes I wish I could unsee, but if you’re a fan of movies like Spring Breakers, Hustlers or Magic Mike, Zola might be up your alley.