New Direct Release Movies Brought to you by BenQ Looking for the perfect movie to watch on your projection system? We go through all the streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Amazon, and more to bring you the best streaming movies to watch on your home theater system. This new section, sponsored by BenQ, will be your source to find the latest releases coming to a (home) theater near you! What better way to watch these new movies than in the comfort of your own home and with a BenQ 4K projector? New Direct Release Movies July 2021 The Boss Baby: Family Business Release Date: July 2Service: Peacock The sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim (James Marsden) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business. Those Who Wish Me Dead Release Date: July 2Service: HBO Max Oscar winner Angelina Jolie stars as Hannah, a smoke jumper still reeling from the loss of three lives she failed to save from a fire when she comes across a traumatized 12-year-old boy with nowhere else to turn. The Tomorrow War Release Date: July 2Service: Amazon A group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet. Black Widow Release Date: July 9Service: Disney+ Scarlett Johansson is back as Natasha/Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Space Jam: A New Legacy Release Date: July 16Service: HBO Max Basketball champion and global icon, LeBron James, goes on an epic adventure alongside Bugs Bunny in the animated/live-action event. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way. Jolt Release Date: July 23Service: Amazon Lindy (Kate Beckinsale) is a beautiful woman with a painful secret: a lifelong, rare neurological disorder causes her to experience sporadic rage-filled, murderous impulses that can only be stopped when she shocks herself with a special electrode device. Unable to find love in a world that fears her bizarre condition, she finally trusts a man long enough to fall in love, only to find him murdered the next day. Heartbroken and enraged, she embarks on a revenge-filled mission to find his killer, while also being pursued by the police as the crime’s prime suspect. Jungle Cruise Release Date: July 30Service: Disney+ Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission. Recently Released Ice Road Release Date: June 18Service: Netflix After a remote diamond mine collapses in northern Canada, a ‘big-rig’ ice road driver (Liam Neeson) must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners. Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming. Fatherhood Release Date: June 18Service: Netflix Inspired by a true story, a new dad (Kevin Hart) widowed when his wife dies a day after giving birth, copes with the fear, doubts, and heartache of raising his daughter as a single parent. Luca Release Date: June 18Service: Disney+ Luca is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface. In the Heights Release Date: June 10Service: HBO Max The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big. A kaleidoscope of dreams rallies a vibrant and tight-knit community and in the center of it all, a magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life. “In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience. Awake Release Date: June 9Service: Netflix A mysterious catastrophe wipes out all electronics and takes away humanity’s ability to sleep causing global hysteria. Scientists race to find a cure for the unexplained insomnia before its fatal effects eliminate the human race. When Jill (Gina Rodriguez), a former soldier, discovers her young daughter may be the key to salvation, she must decide: protect her children at all costs or sacrifice everything to save the world. Voyagers Release Date: June 8Service: Amazon Set in the future, the film chronicles the odyssey of 30 young men and women who are sent deep into space on a multi-generational mission in search of a new home. The mission descends into madness, as the crew reverts to its most primal state, not knowing if the real threat they face is what’s outside the ship or who they’re becoming inside it. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Release Date: June 4Service: HBO Max The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even the most experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases they ever investigated, starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense. Cruella Release Date: May 28Service: Disney+ The legendary Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone) follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets and sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella. Army of the Dead Release Date: May 21Service: Netflix From Zack Snyder Army of the Dead takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled the city off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a displaced Vegas local, former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), it’s with the ultimate proposition: Break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours. The Woman in the Window Release Date: May 14Service: Netflix An agoraphobic child psychologist befriends a neighbor across the street from her New York City brownstone, only to see her own life turned upside down when the woman disappears and she suspects foul play. A stellar ensemble cast brings Tracy Letts’ screenplay based on the gripping, best-selling novel to life, where shocking secrets are revealed, and no one-and nothing-is what it seems. The Paper Tigers Release Date: May 7Service: Amazon Prime Three childhood Kung Fu prodigies have become washed-up, middle-aged men. When their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, parenting duties, and overcome old grudges to avenge his death. Locked In Release Date: May 7Service: Amazon Prime After a diamond heist takes a fatal turn, a pair of thieves must entrust their fortune with an accomplice at a high-tech storage facility while they lay low. Hiding the goods within the storage units, the thieves’ accomplice pays the ultimate price when he turns against them. Now, trying to recover the missing stones, they kidnap surviving employee Maggie (Mena Suvari), threatening her family unless she helps them. Without Remorse Release Date: April 30Service: Amazon Prime When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret operation, John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins and will stop at no cost. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly’s mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war. Mortal Kombat Release Date: April 23Service: HBO Max MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) is unaware of his hidden lineage or why he is being hunted down by Sub-Zero of the Lin-Kuei clan of assassins. Concerned for the safety of his family, he seeks out a team of Earth’s greatest fighters who were chosen to defend Earthrealm in a high-stakes battle for the universe against the forces of Outworld. Stowaway Release Date: April 22Service: Netflix A three-person crew (Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, and Daniel Dae Kim) on a scientific mission to Mars faces many tough choices when they discover a fourth passenger on board shortly after takeoff. Too far from Earth to turn back and with resources quickly dwindling, the stowaway puts their lives and work at risk. Vanquish Release Date: April 20Service: Amazon Prime Victoria (Ruby Rose) is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon (Morgan Freeman) forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts, and a motorcycle to take out a series of violent gangsters — or she may never see her child again. This action-thriller shows what desperation can drive a person to do. Thunder Force Release Date: April 9Service: Netflix In a world terrorized by supervillains, one woman has developed the ability to give superpowers to ordinary people. But when scientist Emily Stanton (Octavia Spencer) accidentally gives her estranged best-friend Lydia (Melissa McCarthy) incredible abilities, the two women must become a superhero team called Thunder Force. Now, it is up to Thunder Force to battle the super-powered Miscreants and save Chicago from The King (Bobby Cannavale). Concrete Cowboy Release Date: April 2Service: Netflix A rebellious 15-year-old boy (Caleb McLaughlin) sent to live with his estranged father (Edris Alba) for the summer, finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys. Godzilla vs King Kong Release Date: March 31Service: HBO Max As the gigantic Kong meets the unstoppable Godzilla, the world watches as these legends collide to see who will come out on top as the “King of the Monsters”. It is sure to be a battle for the ages with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. The epic clash of the two titans is only the beginning of the mystery that lies within the Earth’s core. The Father Release Date: March 26Service: Amazon Prime Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) a proud yet defiant 80-year-old man, rejects the assistance of caretakers that his daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman), insists on bringing into the house. Anne, who has witnessed her father’s slow spiral into dementia, thinks it is necessary given that some days Anthony cannot tell what is reality from his imagination, as all his memories turn hazy and disorderly. Unsure of everything and wary of everyone, Anthony lashes out. Zack Snyder’s Justice League Release Date: March 18Service: HBO Max Determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) teams up with Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) as they recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching catastrophic threat. This proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own before they can come together and form an unprecedented league of heroes. Once united, the team that also includes Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet. Cherry Release Date: March 12Service: Apple TV Follow the journey of a disenfranchised young man who meets the love of his life, only to risk losing her through a series of bad decisions and challenging life events. Inspired by the best-selling novel of the same name, This film features Tom Holland in the title role of Cherry who drifts from dropping out of college to serving in Iraq as an Army. When Cherry returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and spirals into drug addiction, surrounding himself with a menagerie of depraved misfits. Coming 2 America Release Date: March 5 Service: Amazon Prime This long-awaited sequel follows former Prince Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy) as he is set to become King of Zamunda. He learns he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler). Honoring his royal father’s (James Earl Jones) dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) set off to America once again. Raya and the Last Dragon Release Date: March 5 Service: Disney+ Long ago, in the world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya (Kelly Marie Tran), to find the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. The United States vs Billie Holiday Release Date: February 26Service: Hulu The legendary Billie Holiday (Andra Day), one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, spent much of her career being adored by fans across the globe. But, in the 1940’s, the federal government started targeting Holiday in a growing effort to escalate and racialize the war on drugs. This movie unapologetically presents the icon’s complicated, irrepressible life and the intimate tale of a fierce trailblazer whose defiance through music helped usher in the civil rights movement. Tom and Jerry Release Date: February 26 Service: HBO Max One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. Silk Road Release Date: February 19 Service: Apple TV Inspired by real events, this crime thriller follows a philosophical twenty-something, Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson) as he creates Silk Road, a dark net website that is the first unregulated internet marketing place. When it becomes a multimillion-dollar pipeline for illicit drugs, Ross is pursued by a dangerous DEA agent, Rick Bowden (Jason Clarke) who goes undercover to bring him down by any means necessary. Judas and the Black Messiah Release Date: February 12Service: HBO Max In the late 1960’s petty criminal turned FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party to keep tabs on their leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul as he tries to decide which side he is on. The Reckoning Release Date: February 5Service: Apple TV After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock (Charlotte Kirk) is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft (Sean Pertwee). Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace faces her own inner demons as the devil himself starts to work his way into her mind. The Little Things Release Date: January 29Service: HBO Max Deke Deacon (Denzel Washington), a burnt-out deputy sheriff is sent to Los Angeles to team up with Sergeant Jim Baxter (Rami Malek) in an effort to catch a serial killer. As the body count climbs, the detectives both become even more determined to find the killer. Deacon has a nose for the “little things” that lead him to arrest a suspect (Jared Leto), but he provides an alibi and is released. Baxter is unaware that the investigation is bringing up disturbing secrets from Deacon’s past, that could threaten more than the case. One Night in Miami Release Date: January 15Service: Amazon On an absolutely incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be known as Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavy weight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay then memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge). Outside the Wire Release Date: January 15Service: Netflix In 2036, America serves as peacekeepers and human troops on both sides are supported by robot combatants and drone pilots monitoring skirmishes from thousands of miles away. After a headstrong drone pilot, Lieutenant Harp (Damson Idris), disobeys an order to intervene in a conflict, the military deploys him to an outpost to confront the human costs of his insurrection. Herself Release Date: January 8Service: Amazon Finding a home seems impossible for Sandra (Clare Dunne) who has finally escaped her abusive partner with her two young children. She draws inspiration from one of her daughter’s bedtime stories and has the idea of building an affordable home for herself and her children. But just as things are looking promising, her possessive ex, Gary, (Ian Lloyd Anderson) comes back and threatens her ability to rebuild her life. The Dissident Release Date: January 8Service: Apple TV In October 2018, Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. All evidence points to the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who Khashoggi was critical of, as the primary suspect but he has stopped at nothing to suppress the story. A powerful, frightening look at an international coverup with exclusive evidence and interviews, The Dissident shows that in today’s world, no one who goes against powerful forces is truly safe. Pieces of a Woman Release Date: January 7Service: Netflix A heartbreaking home birth, with a negligent midwife, changes the lives of Sean (Shia LeBeouf) and Martha Carson (Vanessa Kirby). Follow the devastated couple on their journey to navigate grief, repair their relationship, and deal with the fallout of the midwife they are now facing in court. Wonder Woman Release Date: December 25Service: HBO Max The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, based on the DC Comics character, this is the 9th installment of the DC Extended Universe set during the Cold War of 1984. This sequel follows Diana/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and her past love Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) as they face off against Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (Kristen Wiig). Soul Release Date: December 25Service: Disney+ Pixar Animation Studios’ new feature film “Soul” introduces a middle school band teacher named Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in New York. But one misstep takes him from the city to The Great Before, where souls get their personalities and traits before going to Earth. In his quest to return to his old life, Joe teams up with a new soul called 22 (Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of life on Earth. As Joe tries to show 22 what’s great about being human, he finds the answers to some of life’s most important questions. Tenet Release Date: December 15Services: Apple TVAmazon PrimeVuduFandango Now Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet.” The Protagonist (John David Washington) armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, he journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion. Be sure to check back regularly for more new releases coming soon to you!