by Brandon Metcalfe on January 24, 2024

in Extras,TV

While films such as The Beekeeper, Mean Girls, and Wonka are currently showing in theaters, this week will see several fantastic releases arrive on streaming services. These titles include the most recent Marvel superhero film, Taika Waititi’s latest comedy, Daniel Kaluuya’s directorial debut, and many more. To learn more about upcoming movies that will be accessible through streaming this week, you must check out our list below.

1. Napoleon

Ridley Scott, one of the most renowned directors now active in the industry, can blur the boundaries between a prestige picture and a blockbuster. The most recent film from the director, Napoleon, stars Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix as the renowned French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and tells the story of his turbulent marriage to Empress Josephine (Vanessa Kirby) and his rise and fall. The film’s impressive and violent battle scenes make it worthwhile to watch, even though it divided critics and viewers for various reasons. A 4-hour director’s cut will reportedly be available for streaming on Apple TV+ later.

2. Waitress: The Musical

Broadway musicals based on films are nothing new; examples include Elf and Beetlejuice, The Lion King, and Shrek. Additionally, there has been a recent surge in the popularity of Broadway musicals formerly based on films such as Mean Girls and The Colour Purple. Inspired by the 2007 dramedy starring Kerri Russell, Waitress: The Musical is more of a 2020 Hamilton film than a feature-length production. The concert, which stars Sara Bareilles, Drew Gehling, Charity AngĂ©l Dawson, Caitlin Houlahan, and Joe Tippett, was recorded in the autumn of 2021. Therefore, Waitress: The Musical is a great place to start if you’re itching for more show tunes after watching recent musical films like Wonka.

3. The Marvels

In the highly action-packed Marvel Studios sequel The Marvels, starring Nia DaCosta, Academy Award winner Brie Larson plays the superhero Captain Marvel once more. Carol Danvers, played by Iman Vellani in the most recent MCU film, must ally with Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) after her talents become mixed with theirs, forcing them to switch places each time someone uses their superpowers. The three are entrusted with eliminating the dangerous villain Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton), who has a past with Danvers, with the help of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Even though the movie caused controversy among fans, there are still fun moments, especially when Vellani, who excels as Kamala Khan, the fangirl and aspiring superheroine, returns.

4. The Kitchen

The Kitchen is a dystopian sci-fi drama directed by Academy Award winners Daniel Kaluuya and Kibwe Tavares. It centers on an ex-convict (Kane Robinson) who tries to shield an adolescent orphan named Benji (Jedaiah Bannerman) from the powerful forces that wish to destroy their home, known as “The Kitchen.” The Kitchen is a science fiction film that addresses contemporary topics, including classism and wealth inequality. It has echoes of Blade Runner and Black Mirror.

5. Dumb Money

With an all-star ensemble that includes Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Pete Davidson, Seth Rogen, America Ferrera, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sebastian Stan, Nick Offerman, Shailene Woodley, and Anthony Ramos, Craig Gillespie’s most recent film, Dumb Money, is a dramedy that seems straight out of the headlines. Dano plays middle-class financial analyst Keith Gill in the movie, dramatizing the January 2021 GameStop short squeeze. Gill organized a motley crew of Redditors on the r/WallStreetBets subreddit to purchase GameStop stock after multiple hedge fund managers had been short-selling the company’s stock. For individuals who enjoy films such as The Big Short, Dumb Money is an ideal weekend viewing choice.

6. Fast X

Fast X, the newest fast-paced adventure starring Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto and his family, will be available on Prime Video this week. In the first half of the two- or three-part Fast and Furious series finale, Dom and his family must battle their most formidable opponent to date, Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa), who is seeking revenge on Dom for his father’s passing. In the tenth installment, Fast veterans Michelle Rodriquez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Jason Statham, John Cena, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron are joined by newcomers Brie Larson, Alan Ritchson, Daniela Melchior, and Rita Moreno.

In conclusion, the cinematic landscape is exciting, offering various upcoming movies for every taste. From the epic historical drama of Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” to the enchanting melodies of “Waitress: The Musical,” there’s a cinematic journey waiting for every viewer. With these releases, cinema offers an enticing escape for movie enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the next big blockbuster or hidden gem.

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