Projector Reviews

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?

Recently Released

The Little Things

Release Date: 1/29/2021
Service: 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: 1/15/2021
Service: 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: 1/15/2021
Service: 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.

Coming Soon

The Reckoning

Release Date: February 5
Service: 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.

Judas and the Black Messiah

Release Date: February 12
Service: 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.

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.

Now Playing

Herself

Release Date: 1/8/2021
Service: 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: 1/8/2021
Service: 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: 1/7/2021
Service: 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: 12/25/2020
Service: 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: 12/25/2020
Service: 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: 12/15/2020
Services: Apple TV
Amazon Prime
Vudu
Fandango 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.

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