10 movies that skip theaters and head straight to streaming services because of the coronavirus
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Many production companies have chosen to distribute their films via streaming services with theaters closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
In March, Universal Studios has released several blockbuster movies for rent online, allowing people to watch them without leaving their homes.
The SXSW film festival has followed in Universal’s footsteps by allowing participating films to be shown via Amazon Prime.
Here is a list of around 10 movies headed for streaming or on demand services due to the pandemic.
“The King of Staten Island”, drama / comedy, rated R, lasting 2 hours and 16 minutes. Originally scheduled for release on June 12, time set for video on demand (VOD) services on the same day.
“The King of Staten Island” is a semi-autobiographical comedy drama about Great Kills native Pete Davidson, which includes the loss of his father on 9/11 and his foray into the world of cabaret. The film stars Davidson, comedian Ricky Velez, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Moisés Arias, Steve Buscemi, Kelly machine gun and Maude Apatow, Judd’s daughter and the star of HBO’s “Euphoria”.
“SCOOB!”, animation / adventure, rated PG, runtime N / A. Originally scheduled for May 15th, it is now slated for VOD release on the same day (iTunes, Amazon, Voodoo).
“SCOOB!” reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they teamed up with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of solved cases and shared adventures, Scooby and the gang face their biggest and most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus on 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.
“Disney’s Artemis Fowl”, adventure / fantasy, rated PG with a duration of 1 hour and 55 minutes. Originally scheduled for May 29, it is now scheduled for release on Disney + on June 12.
The film is about Artemis Fowl, a 12-year-old genius and descendant of a long line of criminal minds. He soon finds himself in an epic battle against a race of powerful underground fairies who may be behind the disappearance of his father.
“Island of fantasy”, horror / thriller, rated PG-13 with a duration of 1 hour and 49 minutes. Originally slated for a February 14th release, it went on demand on April 14th.
“Fantasy Island” follows the enigmatic Mr. Roarke, who fulfills the secret dreams of his lucky guests in a luxurious yet remote tropical resort. When fantasies turn into nightmares, guests must solve the mystery of the island to save their lives.
“Bad boys for life” comedy / action, rated R with a duration of 2 hours and 4 minutes. Originally slated for a theatrical release on January 17th, it went on demand on March 31st.
“Bad Boys For Life” follows the wife and son of a Mexican drug lord as they embark on a vengeful quest to kill everyone involved in his trial and imprisonment, including Miami detective Mike Lowrey. When Mike is injured, he joins teammate Marcus Burnett and AMMO, a special tactical team, to bring the guilty to justice. But old-school and witty cops must soon learn to get along with their new elite counterparts if they are to defeat the ferocious cartel that threatens their lives.
“Military wives”, comedy / drama, rated PG-13 with a duration of one hour and 53 minutes. Originally slated for release on March 27, but has been pushed back to on-demand and Hulu releases on May 22.
The film follows a group of women in England whose partners are serving in Afghanistan. Faced with the absences of men, they form a chorus and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and a global movement. Inspired by the global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a group of maladjusted women forming a choir at a military base.
“The True Story of the Kelly Gang”, western / drama, rated R with a duration of 2 hours and 4 minutes. Originally slated for a theatrical release on April 24, it is now on-demand.
Inspired by Peter Carey’s Man Booker award-winning novel of the same name, Justin Kurzel’s “True History of the Kelly Gang” shatters the infamous icon’s mythology to reveal the essence behind Ned Kelly’s life and force a country to look back on ashes of his brutal past.
“Birds of Prey (and the fantastic emancipation of a Harley Quinn)” action / superhero, rated R with a duration of 1 hour and 49 minutes. Originally slated for a theatrical release on February 7, it is now available on video services.
After parting ways with the Joker, Harley Quinn teams up with superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
“Bloodshot”, action / adventure, rated PG-13 with a duration of 1 hour and 49 minutes. Originally slated for a theatrical release on March 24, it is now on-demand.
Vin Diesel plays Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot from the RST company. With an army of nanotechnology in its veins, it is an unstoppable force, stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company also affected his mind and memories. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not, but he’s on a mission to find out.
“The call of the wild,” adventure / drama, rated PG with a duration of 1 hour and 40 minutes. Originally slated for a theatrical release on February 21, it is now available for purchase digitally.
Set during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, the film follows a dog named Buck as he is stolen from his California home and sent to the Yukon, where he befriends an old man in the open and begins a changing adventure. the life.