Mortal Kombat, Netflix’s Stowaway, & 10 new movies you can now watch at home

It’s Friday, and the 93rd Academy Awards are lastly upon us! The elections for Finest Image are stacked this year, from movies like Judas and the Black Messiah and Nomadland to Minari and Noise of Metal. In a little less prompt however no less amazing home entertainment news, Requirement launched their high-definition repair of Bong Joon-ho’s 2003 criminal offense thriller traditional Memories of Murder and Netflix today premiered their newest dream adjustment Shadow and Bone.

When you’re not hectic seeing an extremely unusual, host-less Oscars event this year, there’s a lots of brand-new films offered to lease and stream from house this weekend, from the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat reboot and the lycanthropic scary thriller Savage to the sci-fi drama thriller Stowaway and the dark romantic funny We Separated. To assist you get a manage on what’s brand-new and offered to enjoy, here are the films you can enjoy on VOD this weekend.


Mortal Kombat (2021)

Where to enjoy it: Readily available to stream on HBO Max

Ludi Lin as Liu Kang and Max Huang as Kung Lao pose before fighting in Mortal Kombat

Picture: Warner Bros. Photos

The fight for Earthrealm go back to the huge (and little) screen in the long-waited for reboot of Mortal Kombat. Cole Young lives a lovely typical life as an MMA fighter. That is, till he’s viciously assaulted by Sub-Zero (Joe Talsim, The Night Comes for United States) ; the transcendent Cyromancer (*heavy sigh*) and ruthless lieutenant assassin of Shang Tsung, the oppressive emperor of an alternate universe called Outworld. Fearing for his life, Cole needs to sign up with forces with Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee, The Meg), and Jax (Mehcad Brooks, Supergirl), along with Shaolin warriors Liu Kang (Ludi Lin, Power Rangers), Kung Lao (Max Huang, Kingsman: The Trick Service), and mercenary Kano (Josh Lawson, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) to train for an martial arts competition unlike any other… one that will form the fate of the multiverse for generations to come. From our evaluation,

The movie’s R score makes its keep through the movie’s technical flourishes: the disturbing noise of a dagger crunching on bone; the disconcerting charm of blood and rain blended together on flower petals and leaves; the laugh-out-loud grossness of a whipping heart being taken out of somebody’s chest. The secret here is tone, and Mortal Kombat is thoughtful with it. That very first battle with Sanada and Taslim is the movie’s most mentally weighty, and the stakes of the well-shot and well-edited clash perform the rest of Mortal Kombat.

Savage

Where to enjoy it: Readily available to lease for $6.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Lauren Beatty stars in director Amelia Moses’ supernatural scary thriller Savage as Grey, an indie rock vocalist. After being welcomed to work by an effective music manufacturer with a well-known credibility, the artist experiences dreams and episodes picturing herself as a monster. As Grey’s work with the manufacturer continues, her troubling visions end up being more genuine and extreme with each passing day. —TE

Stowaway

Where to enjoy it: Stream on Netflix

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Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), Toni Collette (Genetic), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), and Shamier Anderson (Goliath) star in Joe Penna’s sci-fi thriller Stowaway. When an unexpected stowaway on an interplanetary objective to Mars compromises their ship’s life support group, a team of astronauts should discover a method to science their escape of that shit and make unimaginable option in order to endure. —TE

Trigger Point

Where to enjoy it: Readily available to lease for $6.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Barry Pepper (Conserving Personal Ryan) stars in 24 director Brad Turner’s newest action thriller Trigger Point as Nicolas Shaw, a retired U.S. unique operative hired into an elite group of undercover assassins entrusted with securing the worst of the worst. After he’s framed for the death of his fellow employee, Shaw is required to abscond in order to find the reality and clear his name, all while remaining one action ahead of the authorities entrusted with bringing him down. —TE

Vanquish

Where to enjoy it: Readily available to lease for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Bad Young Boys writer-turned-director George Gallo’s newest action crime-thriller Vanquish stars Ruby Rose as a previous Russian drug carrier who is required to work as gunman for a retired police officer (Morgan Freeman) after he kidnaps her child. There’s neon lighting, shoot outs, and characters looking sternly through glass panel walls. It ain’t John Wick, however it works I think! —TE

We Separated

Where to enjoy it: Readily available to lease for $6.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Splits are never ever simple. Specifically when they happen around huge gatherings like vacations and birthdays. William Jackson Harper (The Excellent Location) and Aya Money (The Young Boys) star in director Jeff Rosenberg’s We Separated as Doug and Lori, a 10-year couple who — you thought it! — separate simply days prior to the wedding event of Lori’s little sibling. Instead of suck it up and challenge the uncomfortable messiness of their relationship status to their particular households, Doug and Lori effort to pretend they’re still together till the wedding event is over. Billed as a funny from the manufacturer of 500 Days of Summer Season and Juno, there’s a 50/50 opportunity they’ll wind up breaking it off in the middle of a life-affirming lesson with some mumblecore chuckles along the method. —TE

And here’s what dropped last Friday:


No One

Where to enjoy it: Readily available to lease for $19.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Bob Odenkirk looking dishelved, bloodied, and loading a firearm in Nobody

Picture: Universal Pictures House Home Entertainment

Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk goes full John Wick” is the sales pitch in Hardcore Henry director Ilya Naishuller’s action crime-thriller No One. Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is, to put it specifically, a no one; a schlubby, mild-mannered married man who experiences a mid-life crisis in the wake of a tried break-in of his house. Now, a lot of men in this circumstance would either strike the fitness center, set up a shit-ton of Nest cam, buy a large handgun to compensate, or some mix-and-match mix of the 3. However then, a lot of folks aren’t wet-workers who fabricated their own death to point a cruel drug lord hellbent on skinning them alive in order to retire and begin a brand-new life as a schlubby, mild-mannered married man. With equal parts comedy and action, Nobody looks like a great time for anybody looking for an explosive underdog action flick. —TE

New Gods: Nezha Reborn

Where to watch it: Stream on Netflix

A hero in red armor stands in front of a fiery three-faced entity in New Gods: Nezha Reborn

Photo: Netflix

New Gods: Nezha Reborn is a steam/cyberpunk-ish take on the Ming dynasty novel Investiture of the Gods that follows the story of Li Yunxiang, a young motorbike delivery driver who discovers that he’s the reincarnation of Nezha, the child-god nemesis of the powerful Dragon Clan which reigns over the land with an iron fist. It falls to Li to master his newfound powers and face off against his pursuers in order to settle his ancestor’s 3,000 year old grudge. From our review,

New Gods: Nezha Reborn draws heavily on pan-Asian folklore and myth for its narrative spine. Nezha in particular has been a popular character for centuries, evolving from god to general to child to spirit in myths as disparate as the 16th-century novel Journey to the West, China’s 1979 animated hit Nezha Conquers the Dragon King, and the 2019 Chinese CGI feature Nez Ha, also currently streaming on Netflix. (That film takes a much more slapstick-driven approach to Nezha’s heavenly guardians in particular, and the visual approach starts off cartoony and child-centered compared to Nezha Reborn. But it eventually develops its own resonant emotional drama, and its own staggering action sequences. The two films make an enjoyable double feature, just to see two radically different interpretations of the same classic characters.)

Jakob’s Wife

Where to watch it: Available to rent for $6.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Producer-turned-filmmaker Travis Stevens takes a page out of Santa Clarita Diet’s playbook with his new indie horror comedy Jakob’s Wife, but instead of zombies, it’s vampires! Barbara Crampton (You’re Next) plays Anne Fedder, the dutiful wife of her small-town minister husband Jakob (Larry Fessenden) who, frustrated and sullen over the mundanity of her life, attempts to initiate an affair with an old flame. An unusual turn of events yields a serendipitous answer to Anne’s yearning for a new lease on life in the form of being unexpectedly sired by vampire! Shenanigans quickly ensue, as Anne and Jakob bond over the former’s newfound unyielding thirst for blood. —TE

Monday

Where to watch it: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon; $6.99 on Apple and Vudu

Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough embrace amid a shower of confetti in the romantic drama Monday

Photo: IFC Films

Weekend flings are all fun and games until Monday rolls around and it’s time to return to the real world. Mickey (Sebastian Stan, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) and Chloe (Denise Gough, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt) learn that the hard way in director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ romantic drama, Monday. When Chloe gives up on her life in the states to begin a brand-new life in Greece with her fast-made lover Mickey, tensions soon begin to boil as the two gradually realize that neither of them truly knows what they want out of the relationship. And when they do, will there be any hope of a future between them? —TE

Ride or Die

Where to enjoy it: Stream on Netflix

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Adapted from Ching Nakamura’s manga series Gunjō, Ride or Die follows Rei (Kiko Mizuhara, Norwegian Wood), a lesbian in her 20s who decides to murder the husband of her former classmate Nanae (Honami Sato) when she learns of the brutal domestic abuse she suffers at his hand. Turning to each other for love and companionship in the aftermath, Rei and Nanae at an emotional impasse as they struggle for meaning in the midst of their shared trauma. —TE

The Rookies

Where to watch it: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon; $6.99 on Apple and Vudu

Milla Jovovich as Special Agent “Bruce” brandishing a pistol while driving a car in The Rookies

Picture: Yell! Studios

Citizen Evil and Beast Hunter alum Milla Jovovich stars in Alan Yuen’s Chinese action thriller The Rookies. When severe sports professional athlete and qualified daredevil Zhao Feng (Talu Wang) is hired by “Bruce” (Jovovich) into the Order of the Phantom Knighthood, a private spy company charged with securing the world, his whole life is tossed for a loop. Believe along the lines of a Chinese riff on the excessive action of Quick & Furious and Objective Difficult with the tongue-in-cheek irreverence of Kingsman: The Trick Service. —TE

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.