It’s rare in the pandemic era for one movie to clear out competition, but Kong and Godzilla have the stage all to themselves.
In the before time, it was pretty common to see a much-hyped blockbuster clear its lane. During the pandemic, however, there are so many streaming options that most weekends see heavy competition at least in the VOD market. Not this week. Godzilla Vs. Kong pretty much stands alone this weekend, having locked down competitors by dint of being both in theaters and on streaming at the same time.
Godzilla Vs. Kong (also on HBO Max)
The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another – the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong – with humanity caught in the balance.
Staff Pick: The Monsterverse has been steadily getting better, and looks to cap off its shared universe with the mother of all rumbles between King Kong and Godzilla. Add in the fact that it’s also on Max, and you get a nice one-two punch.
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Video on Demand
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This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
The late Mary Twala Mhlongo, recognizable from Beyoncé’s blockbuster musical Black Is King, gives a heartbreaking career-capping performance as Mantoa, an 80-year-old woman who has lived in a small Lesotho village for her entire life. While preparing for her own death, she receives word of an accident that has killed her only son, leaving her entirely alone, with only the respect of her community, the traditions of her ancestors, and the courage of her convictions. When her community must relocate to make way for a nearby dam which would flood her family’s burial ground, Mantoa draws a line in the sand and becomes an unlikely political and spiritual leader.
Every Breath You Take
Every Breath You Take is a searing psychological thriller about a psychiatrist (Casey Affleck), whose career is thrown into jeopardy when his patient takes her own life. When he invites his patient’s surviving brother (Sam Claflin) into his home to meet his wife (Michelle Monaghan) and daughter, his family life is suddenly torn apart.