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What to Watch on FandangoNOW and Vudu: Best Actor Oscar Winner ‘The Father,’ ‘Sesame Street’ Documentary ‘Street Gang,’ ‘Star Wars’ Movies on Sale and More

Need to know what’s coming quickly to digital and what to look at proper now on FandangoNOW and Vudu? Right here is your weekly information to the newest releases:


The Father

What are the newest new releases to look at proper now?

Florian Zeller’s The Father, which simply received two Academy Awards, is now accessible to buy digitally on FandangoNOW and Vudu. Anthony Hopkins obtained his second Oscar for Best Actor for his efficiency within the film as a person affected by dementia and in denial about his situation and refusing help from his daughter (Olivia Colman). He grew to become the oldest Oscar winner ever within the performing classes whereas the drama additionally obtained the award for Best Tailored Screenplay, based mostly on Zeller’s personal play.

Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari can be a current Oscar winner and likewise new to buy digitally on FandangoNOW and Vudu this week. Youn Yuh-jung obtained the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her efficiency within the drama because the grandmother character Quickly-ja, and he or she has the dignity of being the primary Korean actress to attain this recognition. The semi-autobiographical film follows an immigrant household settling down on a farm in Arkansas within the Nineteen Eighties in hopes of residing the American Dream.


What motion pictures are nice to pair with these new releases?

You can make a double characteristic out of Anthony Hopkins’ two Best Actor performances and pair The Father with The Silence of the Lambs, although they’re a really discordant duo. If you happen to’re robust sufficient to pair it with one other film about somebody with a neurodegenerative illness, I like to recommend Nonetheless Alice, for which Julianne Moore received the Oscar for Best Actress enjoying a professor with early-onset familial Alzheimer’s illness, or Away from Her, starring Julie Christie in an analogous, additionally Oscar-nominated function.

If you happen to’re interested by Youn Yuh-Jung’s different work, you possibly can pair Minari together with her different 2020 launch, the very totally different Beasts Clawing at Straws, a black comedy through which she performs the ailing mom of a person who finds a bag full of cash. Minari additionally makes a superb pairing with this yr’s Best Image-winner, Nomadland, close to their takes on the American Dream, or final yr’s Best Image-winner, Parasite, which is a few Korean household making an attempt to advance their class standing.


Are there every other large motion pictures popping out this week?

Are you able to inform me how we acquired Sesame Road? Even when the reply is sure, you’ll need to try the brand new documentary Road Gang: How We Bought to Sesame Road, which arrives on digital this Friday, Might 7, following its Sundance Movie Competition premiere earlier this yr. The characteristic follows the historical past behind the creation of the long-lasting youngsters’s tv program in addition to among the PBS sequence’ early errors and milestones. Everybody who grew up on Sesame Road, the Muppets and Jim Henson will take pleasure in this movie.

Additionally popping out on digital this Friday, April 7, is The Paper Tigers, a martial arts comedy about three former kung fu prodigies (Alain Uy, Mykel Shannon Jenkins and Mulan’s Ron Yuan) who had been recognized of their prime as “The Three Tigers.” Now they’re middle-aged, out of form and washed up, however they’re reunited when their grasp (Roger Muan, additionally lately seen in Mulan) is murdered they usually determine to avenge his demise. The Karate Child Half II’s Yuji Okumoto, lately seen on the sequence Cobra Kai, co-stars. 


What motion pictures are necessities to select up for Star Wars Day?

On Star Wars Day, which happens Might 4 (“May the Fourth Be With You”), FandangoNOW begins providing the Skywalker Saga assortment, bundling the core 9 Star Wars motion pictures (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Again, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Assault of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Power Awakens, The Final Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker) for its lowest worth but: $69.00. You may also discover all these motion pictures in addition to the spin-off titles Rogue One and Solo for buy or rental individually.


Are we celebrating any large film or TV anniversaries this week?

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the theatrical launch of the favored action-horror film sequel The Mummy Returns in addition to the Cannes Movie Competition premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s beloved romantic musical Moulin Rouge! Different motion pictures with notable anniversaries embrace the teen-witch horror film The Craft, which turns 25, the robotic comedy Brief Circuit, which turns 35, the slasher traditional The Burning, which turns 40, and Frank Capra’s Meet John Doe, which was launched 80 years in the past.

Newer motion pictures with anniversaries this week embrace the J.J. Abrams-helmed Tom Cruise spy franchise sequel Mission: Unattainable III, which turns 15 this Wednesday, plus the Marvel superhero film Thor and the grindhouse tribute Hobo with a Shotgun, which each flip 10 on Thursday. Additionally, Luca Guadagnino’s A Greater Splash and one other installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the pivotal sequel Captain America: Civil Conflict, are each already turning 5 years outdated this week.


Are you able to advocate some nice film offers on Vudu?

This week, Vudu has a sale on motion pictures for Mom’s Day, which is arising this Sunday, Might 9. Particular person necessities embrace The Sound of Music, Panic Room, Mermaids and All About My Mom. And listed below are some double options I additionally advocate from the titles accessible: Phrases of Endearment and Postcards from the Edge; Little Miss Sunshine and Hereditary; Rosemary’s Child and Mom!; Rabbit Gap and Lion; Mom and Guilt Journey; and Mama Mia!: The Film and its sequel, Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more.

Vudu’s Actor’s Highlight sequence celebrates Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones, Rachel Weisz and Keegan-Michael Key. Listed below are my double characteristic suggestions for every: Hacksaw Ridge and Silence, for Garfield; Our Fool Brother and I Love You, Man, for Jones; the Yorgos Lanthimos duo of The Lobster and The Favorite (or the primary two Mummy motion pictures, given the sequel’s anniversary), for Weisz; and Keanu and Don’t Assume Twice for Key. And yow will discover each Garfield and Jones in The Social Community.


What are the ten hottest new motion pictures on FandangoNOW?

1. The Marksman
2. No one
3. Tom & Jerry
4. Raya and the Final Dragon
5. Nomadland
6. Voyagers
7. The Courier
8. The Resort
9. Percy vs. Goliath
10. The Father


What are the ten hottest motion pictures on Vudu?

1. The Marksman
2.  No one
3. Justice League: World Conflict II
4. Raya and the Final Dragon
5. Voyagers
6. Tom & Jerry
7. Monster Hunter
8. The Little Issues
9. Nomadland
10. The Croods: A New Age

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