FIRST LOOK: Voyagers

Earth is decaying and life cannot continue. An 86 year voyage is planned with a crew of children and their grandchildren will be the Adam and Eve’s of this new planet.

With the future of the human race at stake, a group of young men and women, bred for intelligence and obedience, embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they’re consumed by fear, lust, and the unsatiable hunger for power.

Voyagers Plot Info via MovieInsider.com

Tye Sheridan is back in a sci-fi role. Last caught him as the main character in Ready Player One. We actually saw this last night, and realized there wasn’t a FIRST LOOK for it yet, so putting this out there for others who might be curious about this one.

Trailer:

Are you interested in seeing this one?

Voyagers is available in theaters as of April 8, 2021.

6 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in April 2021

Theaters/HBO Max: Apr 23

Month #4 in 2021 seems to be looking up with potentially bigger movie releases, the first of which is Godzilla vs. Kong at the end of March/beginning of April leading to Mortal Kombat on April 16, both are from Warner Bros. and following their plan to have movies released in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day.

While the number of new theatrical releases is still very small, it looks like it will be increasing as we head into the summer months. Regal will finally be reopening many of its US theaters again soon, maybe.

On an incidental note, we’ve been seeing more people attending the theater. We’ve made it up to 17 movies seen in theaters in 2021 as of this writing.

For historical reference, we’re including the films originally planned for this month, delays and reschedules dates when available as of this writing.

We’re also including some notable streaming releases, but this list isn’t meant to be all-inclusive. Weekly on Thursdays usually we post a “WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND” list covering streaming in more depth.

2021 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APR

If you’d like to see an UPDATED list of all movies released in 2021 click here (post will be continually updated throughout 2021).

All April 2021 movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries can/may/will vary.

APRIL 2021 (6 movies)

  • The Unholy (Apr 2) [LIMITED]
  • French Exit (Apr 2)
  • Voyagers (Apr 9)
  • Mortal Kombat (delayed, moved from Jan 15 to Apr 16, move #2 to Apr 23)
  • Together, Together (Apr 23)
  • The Asset (Apr 23)

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • Concrete Cowboy – Netflix (Apr 2)
  • Thunder Force – Netflix (Apr 9)
  • Shadow and Bone (Apr 23)
  • Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse – Prime Video (Apr 30)
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines – Netflix (Apr 30)

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • No Time To Die (delayed, moved from Apr 2 to Oct 8)
    • Nobody (delayed, moved from Feb 19 to April 2, moved UP #2 from Apr 2 to Mar 26)
    • Bob’s Burgers: The Movie (delayed, moved from Apr 9 to “TBA”)
    • Fatherhood (delayed, moved from Apr 2 to Apr 16, move #2 to June 16, 2021 Netflix)
    • BIOS (delayed, move from Apr 16 to Aug 13) Tom Hanks
    • Reminiscence (delayed, moved from Apr 16 to Sep 3)

The Unholy
(Apr 2)
[LIMITED]

French Exit
(Apr 2)

Voyagers
(Apr 9)

Mortal Kombat
(Apr 23)

Together, Together
(Apr 23)

The Asset
(Apr 23)

Which of these movies, if any, are you looking forward to seeing?

Of the list of movies above released or delayed, what are you most looking forward to seeing? Are you going to wait for these movies to come to streaming or venture into theaters? If you’re still in a holding pattern, it’s all good. Let’s chat about it in the comments.

As always, wishing you all happy viewing, whatever you’re watching!

FIRST LOOK: Nobody

With one of the cleverest one word titles, this story and the trailer have captured our interest. We have tickets to see it later tonight.

When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake, is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca, seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.

Everything You Need to Know About Nobody Movie (2021)

Official trailer:

Are you planning on seeing this in theaters, waiting for streaming or skipping?

Nobody is widely screening in theaters as of March 26, 2021.

FIRST LOOK: The Courier

Do you gauge interest in movies you’re looking forward to by how often you see the preview? Will admit we sort of do. It’s hard to deny when you’ve seen a preview many times, that you aren’t more motivated to see it. Assuming you like the trailer, that is.

THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Everything You Need to Know About The Courier Movie (2021)

Official trailer:

This on your watchlist?

The Courier will be screening in theaters on March 19, 2021.

FIRST LOOK: Chaos Walking (2021)

Patrick Ness is not an author I’m familiar with, but he’s been blessed by having his novel made into a movie — and at an estimated $125 million, a large budget sci-fi, they are going all in on what sounds like a curious story idea.

Chaos Walking, based on the Patrick Ness book, is set in a world where all the woman have died, and all the men project their thoughts into the ether (you can see how the movie will visualize that, known as “the noise,” in these clips). Ridley plays Viola, a traveler who crash-lands on the planet and instantly becomes the most fish out of water that ever fished.

Chaos Walking Tom Holland Daisy Ridley Sci-Fi Movie New Clips

From Lionsgate, but haven’t seen any preview trailers in theaters for this one oddly enough. Science fiction films can be polarizing.

Official trailer:

Chaos Walking will open in theaters on March 5, 2021.

FIRST LOOK: Boogie (2021)

When it comes to sports movies, I’d rank interest in basketball somewhere in the middle. It doesn’t have the violence of football or hockey, but is faster paced than baseball. It involves a fewer number of players on an active team than baseball and football, giving that a shortened number of characters. Alas, baseball and basketball have a lot more games in a season than football making a movie covering a season longer.

That’s the sports angle only, now a single player in any sport could be the focus or the coach, which is often what sports movies choose. That’s the case with Boogie, a gifted basketball player.

The coming-of-age story of Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.

Everything You Need to Know About Boogie Movie (2021)

Official trailer:

Based on the trailer and description, this seems to check off multiple drama and entertainment boxes: a coming of age story, a gifted athlete, social and cultural opposition. By the time you read this FIRST LOOK we will have seen the movie already, as we’re watching this on Thursday 3/4 at the theater. It is after this was written, so we can only speculate how much we’re looking forward to seeing it.

We chose to see this before the other two new movies in theaters: Chaos Walking and Raya and the Last Dragon because this seemed like the film most likely to be of interest to both us. Kara isn’t really interested in the other two that much, but I’m also interested, perhaps mores in Chaos Walking, but this one could be good. Are you planning on seeing Boogie in theaters, waiting for it to come out on streaming or going to pass?

Boogie is available in theaters as of March 4, 2021.

8 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in March 2021

Theaters/HBO Max: Mar 31

Month #3 in 2021 looks a lot different now than it did six months ago, even more so a year ago. Last year who can forget the event that first started shutting down theaters (hint). We were in Vegas at the time and it was strange seeing the strip shut down.

Streaming movies would be the only place new movies could be seen for almost six months. Then they opened for a couple months only to close again in November. Theaters in our area reopened at the beginning of February and we were able to watch 9 movies in theaters last month.

This month Coming 2 America has been picked up by Amazon Prime and will start streaming to Prime Video subscribers on March 5. Raya and The Last Dragon is borrowing a page from the book of Disney+ Premium ($30 extra charge) on Disney+ and Warner Bros. has two more movies coming out both in theaters and on HBO Max including Godzilla vs. Kong.

For historical reference, we’re including the films originally planned for this month, delays and reschedules dates when available as of this writing.

We’re also including some notable streaming releases, but this list isn’t meant to be all-inclusive. Weekly on Thursdays usually we post a “WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND” list covering streaming in more depth.

2021 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR

If you’d like to see an UPDATED list of all movies released in 2021 click here (post will be continually updated throughout 2021).

All March 2021 movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries can/may/will vary.

MARCH 2021 (8 movies)

  • Boogie (March 5)
  • Chaos Walking (delayed, moved from Jan 22 to March 5)
  • Raya And The Last Dragon (Mar 5)
  • The Many Saints of Newark (Mar 12) – also on HBO Max
  • Long Weekend (Mar 12)
  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Mar 19) [LIMITED]
  • Nobody (Mar 26)
  • Godzilla vs. Kong (Mar 31) – also on HBO Max

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • Moxie (Mar 3) – Netflix
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run – VOD/PVOD (Mar 4)
  • Coming 2 America (Mar 4) – Amazon Prime Video
  • Boss Level (Mar 4) – Hulu
  • Cherry (Mar 12) – Apple TV+
  • Yes, Day (Mar 12) – Netflix
  • Operation Varsity Blues (Mar 17) – Netflix
  • Zach Snyder’s Justice League: The Director’s Cut (Mar 18) – HBO Max
  • A Week Away (Mar 26) – Netflix

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (delayed, moved from Mar 5 to Nov 11)
    • Tomb Raider 2 (delayed, moved from Mar 19 to “TBA 2021”)
    • Morbius (delayed, move from Mar 19 to January 21, 2022)
    • The Boss Baby 2 (delayed, moved from Mar 26 to Sep 17)

Boogie
(Mar 5)

Chaos Walking
(Mar 5)

Raya And The Last Dragon
(Mar 5)

The Many Saints of Newark
(Mar 12)
also on HBO Max

Long Weekend
(Mar 12)

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
(Mar 19)
[LIMITED]

Godzilla vs. Kong
(Mar 26)

Nobody
(Mar 26)

Which of these movies, if any, are you looking forward to seeing?

Of the list of movies above released or delayed, what are you most looking forward to seeing? Are you going to wait for these movies to come to streaming or venture into theaters? If you’re still in a holding pattern, it’s all good. Let’s chat about it in the comments.

As always, wishing you all happy viewing, whatever you’re watching!

FIRST LOOK: Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (2021) – Apple TV+

We don’t typically do FIRST LOOK here for documentaries, in fact this might be the first ever. It’s a special case, though, because since theaters have reopened we’ve seen the trailer in theaters almost every time. Apple is actively promoting this film.

Am also not that familiar with the music of young artist, Billie Eilish and her brother. She’s been enormously popular and with her brother created the theme to James Bond #25 No Time To Die. I’ve heard that. Also listened to another song on YouTube.

Her music isn’t my genre of choice, but I can appreciate the talent and her story — at least what little of it I know. She started in the business at 13 and has at least one EP and full album and several singles. The documentary will fill in the blanks for those of us who haven’t followed this artist.

The coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers a deeply intimate look at this extraordinary teenager’s journey, at just seventeen years old, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, while writing, recording and releasing her debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”

Everything You Need to Know About Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry Movie (2021)

Official trailer:

I must ask, at least in curiosity, what’s the deal with the green hair? We had a birthday party for our six-year-old grandson this past weekend and friends of the family came over. He has three young daughters and all of them had, insert dramatic music, green hair.

Has Billie Eilish started a trend for girls and green hair? It looks …. alien-like to me. Maybe it’s her style? In my day, Cyndi Lauper dressed wild and her hair was wacky. Maybe Eilish is today’s Lauper? I don’t know.

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry is streaming on Apple TV+ on February 26, 2021.

FIRST LOOK: The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) – Hulu

Billie Holliday was a popular black jazz singer in the 30s-50s in trouble with the feds over narcotics usage and singing the song “Strange Fruit” they didn’t want sang. The song dealt with a lynching.

Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) – IMDb

Official trailer:

Drugs, jazz, fears of being arrested for singing and an affair with the fed who is assigned to watch her plus based on a true story? I’m there. What about you? Interested in this one?

The United States vs. Billie Holiday is available for streaming on Hulu on February 26, 2021.

FIRST LOOK: Raya and The Last Dragon

Disney isn’t done with their premium streaming experiment (see: The Disney+ Mulan Premium Digital Launch Fiasco). Raya and the Last Dragon will also cost $29.99 like Mulan, eventually to appear later with no premium charge to Disney+ subscribers.

Raya and the Last Dragon, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest theatrical feature, will cost the same $29.99 Premier Access fee on Disney+ as the live-action Mulan remake. The new animated fantasy epic will be the first such release on Disney+ since Mulan, appearing both on the streaming platform and in theaters on March 5. The film stars Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina as the two titular protagonists.

Raya & The Last Dragon Will Cost The Same On Disney+ As Mulan

Those interested don’t have to drop 30 bones to see it on Disney+, it will also be available in theaters.

Offical trailer:

Raya and The Last Dragon will be available in theaters and on Disney+ premium access on March 5, 2021.