Shaggy and Scooby hit virtual theaters for an animated origin story.
This weekend sees several compelling Theatrical at Home releases. And Scooby Doo. Because I think by this point we all wish we could pull the mask off of this pandemic and discover it was just old man Caruthers after all.
Video on Demand is relatively quiet this week. Just seven new titles hit the streaming market.
Theatrical at Home
IBR (Music Box Theater)
After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. By the time she learns the horrifying truth, it’s too late. Caught in a waking nightmare, Sarah must find the strength to hold onto her crumbling sanity…or be trapped forever in an existential hell.
Arkansas (Alamo at Home)
Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as junior park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (John Malkovich and Vivica A. Fox).
Swin then settles into his day job by taking up a relationship with Johnna (Eden Brolin) against orders to blend in while Kyle continues to question his night job by trying to figure out who Frog really is. Their world is then upended after one too many inept decisions, and Kyle, Swin and Johanna find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs, who mistakenly sees them as a threat to his empire.
New French Shorts 2020 (Kino Marquee, May 15)
This showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France runs the gamut from animation to romance to absurdist comedy. Revel in these petite Gallic pleasures, including award winners from Cannes, Locarno, and Palm Springs ShortFest. New French Shorts 2020 is made available through Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Scoob! (May 15)
“SCOOB!” reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.
Video on Demand
A Nun’s Curse (May 12)
On a weekend trip, a group of friends are forced to seek shelter inside an abandoned prison where a nun named Sister Monday had once been assigned. During her time at the prison, Sister Monday was suspected of killing prisoners who were serving out their sentences but before she could be questioned, she disappeared. Once inside the prison, they will learn the terrifying truth.
Evil Little Things (May 12)
A young boy finds a mystical toymaker with stories to tell. The first is of a leprechaun seeking revenge on a defenseless family. The second is of a doll who works evil on her fragile owner. The toymaker gives the boy a clown named Giggles. Clowns are supposed to be the guardians of happiness, right? These Evil Little Things will cause you many sleepless nights.
Finding Eden (May 12)
FINDING EDEN tells the story of an Earth that begins dying when it shifts off its axis – and what happens when survivors must fight to survive in the dire wastelands within the wake of unrivaled disasters.
Graves with a Name (May 12)
When a thirteen-year-old child, who lost the greater part of his family under the Khmer Rouge, embarks on a search for their graves, what does he find? And above all, what is he looking for? Spectral trees? Villages defaced beyond recognition? Witnesses who are reluctant to speak? The ethereal touch of a brother or sister’s body as the night approaches?
Capone (May 12)
Chronicling the final days of notorious gangster Al Capone (Tom Hardy) as he succumbs to dementia and relives his past through tormenting memories.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. The Reverend (Netflix, May 12)
Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) sets off on her biggest adventure yet. Three states! Explosions! A dancing hamburger! And you, the viewer, get to decide how the story goes. Will you defeat the Reverend (Jon Hamm) and get Kimmy to her wedding on time? Or will you accidentally start a war against the robots? So grab your remote and a tray of delicious scrod, ‘cause Kimmy’s got her own Netflix interactive special!
Blood and Money (May 15)
In Blood and Money, a retired Marine (Berenger) hunting in Northern Maine discovers a dead woman and a large sum of money. The story spirals out of control when he encounters a group of criminals in search of the money. The stark and frigid winter landscape frames what turns into a test of will and survival.