Weekend #8 of 52 (2/18 – 2/21/2021) for 2021 Picks By Streaming Service
As we push toward the end of February, the streaming channels continue to be the place to go for new movie releases.
Day and date releases are becoming the norm and not the exception during the pandemic. Case in point, Nomadland, both in theaters and streaming on Hulu. Last week was Warner Bros. Judas and the Black Messiah.
Was planning to watch Nomadand in theaters, but being this is our weekend spending with our grandchildren, it will likely be more convenient watching on Hulu. A similar convenience happened with Judas and the Black Messiah.
This has us thinking that convenience could also be working against theaters, also. We’ve seen six new movies in theaters since theaters reopened on February 5, so thinking we’re very much supporting the cinematic experience. In addition to the elephant in the room that nobody wants to hear about any more, convenience just might be the other c-word enemy of box office sales.
Or maybe it’s all the movies that are c-grade. There haven’t been an influx of awesome movies for people to want to go out to theaters — and there rarely are in the first quarter of the year — so that’s worth keeping in perspective. .
*Title with asterisk – newly released
Title is linked and has star rating – already watched, rated and reviewed
Title bolded – on our schedule to watch/rewatch, rate and review (or in progress)
NOTE: If you’re coming to these posts weeks or months later, some and/or all of the picks listed below may no longer be on the streaming services indicated. Anything marked as “Original” typically doesn’t expire on the streaming services.
- *No Escape Room (Feb 18)
- *I Care A Lot (Feb 19)
Peter Dinklage, Rosamund Pike
- Operation Finale (Feb 20)
- The Conjuring (Feb 21)
- The Conjuring 2
- *Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan – Season 1 (Feb 18)
- *Tribes of Europa – Season 1 (Feb 19)
- *Flora & Ulysses (Feb 19)
- *The Muppet Show – Season 1-5
Seasons 4 & 5 have never aired on home entertainment before
HBO Max TV
- *It’s A Sin, Season 1 Premiere
Amazon Prime TV
- *The Boarding School: Las Cumbres (Feb 19)
- Sonic The Hedgehog (Feb 18)
- *Nomadland (Feb 19)
Also available in theaters
- *Good Trouble – Season 3 premiere
- *Shook (Feb 18) – Original