It’s about to get Fast and Furious again, as F9 hopes to blow the summer box office wide open.
Is this weekend the true start of the summer season? F9 looks to be the first in a fairly non-stop string of potential blockbusters, including Black Widow, Space Jam 2, and Snake Eyes. Therefore, prognosticators are keeping their eyes peeled to see how well the ninth movie in the Fast and Furious saga performs. While the box office takes for most recent films have been slipping since number seven, they’re still quarter-billion dollar affairs, and if F9 doesn’t deliver, we could be in for a slower summer.
For those still playing it safe at home, you’re covered: we’ve got ten films hitting streaming, plus a handful of Virtual Theatrical releases rounding out the total.
F9 – The Fast Saga
Cipher enlists the help of Jakob, Dom’s younger brother to take revenge on Dom and his team.
God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija (Gospod Postoi, Imeto I’ e Petrunija)
A Macedonian woman throws herself into a traditionally men-only ceremony, kicking up a ruckus and standing her ground.
I Carry You with Me
Ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate in Mexico and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.
Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide (Also on VOD)
Documentary on the life of renowned street artist Kenny Scharf
Lansky (Also on VOD)
When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.
Le Cercle Rouge [Restoration of the 1970 film]
After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.
The rock of the Grotto of Lourdes is caressed by tens of millions of people who left there the imprint of their dreams, their expectations, their hopes and their sentences. In Lourdes converge all the fragilities of human existence.
Too Late (Also on VOD)
A lonely assistant finally finds love and must escape her monster of a boss before she and her new love become his next meal.
Feature adaptation of the video game where werewolves attack a small town.
A Soldier’s Story 2: Return from the Dead
In Watz Republic, Regina (Linda Ejiofor) confides in her friend, Zaya (Somkele Idhalama) to look after her younger brother while she goes after the desires of her heart to be with Major Egan (Tope Tedela).
Hussein (Hossain Emadeddin, a real-life pizza delivery man who has schizophrenia) is a lumbering war veteran swollen by cortisone (for war-induced pain) and reduced to delivering pizzas at night. Through his nightly rounds, he bears witness to the rewards and vanities of the city’s wealthy. He is humiliated when a jewelry shop owner won’t allow him in his store, and under pressure to get married, Hussein awkwardly aspires to higher ground. When an eccentric socialite gives him a taste of luxury, Hussein can no longer accept his lowly status.
Against the Current (Kino Marquee)
How far do you have to travel to find yourself? And what sacrifices are you willing to make to get there? Veiga Grétarsdóttir is the first person in the world to attempt to kayak over 2,000 kilometers around Iceland, counter-clockwise and “against the current.”
Video on Demand
LFG (HBO Max)
Three months before the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the players filed a class-action, gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, which sets the stage for LFG. The film interweaves transcendent athletic performances, including a record-breaking World Cup victory in 2019, with the players’ ongoing pursuit for equal pay.
Sisters on Track (Netflix)
Sisters on Track chronicles the coming-of-age story of the Sheppard sisters: Tai (12), Rainn (11) and Brooke (9) who were propelled into the national spotlight in 2016 with their first-time wins at the Junior Olympics.
An injured forest ranger on a routine mission is saved by two off-the-grid survivalists. What is initially a welcome rescue grows more suspicious as the son and his renegade father reveal a cultish devotion to the forest. When their cabin is attacked by a strange being it’s clear there is a far greater threat in this unrelenting wilderness.
The Evil Next Door
New to her stepmom role Shirin moves into a duplex with her partner, Fredrik, and his son, Lucas. The new home feels like the right place to start becoming a family. But when Fredrik leaves for work, strange things are heard from the other, uninhabited side. Also, who is Lucas’ new friend?
My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To
Dwight (Patrick Fugit) prowls the streets after dark. He searches each night for the lonely and forlorn, looking for people who won’t be missed. Dwight takes no joy in this, but he needs their blood. Without fresh human blood, his fragile young brother Thomas cannot survive. Each death takes a larger toll, the burden of his crimes weighing heavier each time, threatening to crack his spirit.
A New York Times writer visits Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy. The city’s energy and his relationship with a younger man he meets there bring him back to life.
Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Hulu)
Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity.