New Direct Release Movies Brought to you by BenQ With the pandemic reducing the capacity of many movie theaters, studios have partnered with several streaming services to bring the blockbusters directly to your home, many in 4K and HDR! This is great news for home theater enthusiasts. This new section, sponsored by BenQ, will keep you up-to-date on some of 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? Coming Soon 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. 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. Recently Released 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!