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Sonic 2, Ambulance and more new movies to watch at home

Another week, another batch of new movies streaming through VOD for you to experience. This time, a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog Lands on Paramount Plus and Michael Bay’s action movie Ambulance (One of our favorite movies of the year so far) Peacock hits.

There is also an interesting college comedy on Prime Video, the horror movie Ti West X For a discounted rental price, the usual range of originals, including a Hulu documentary about the late rapper XXXTentacion and a dark Turkish drama on Netflix.

Without further ado, here are the new movies available for you to watch at home this week.


sonic the hedgehog 2

Where to watch: Available to stream on Paramount Plus

Knuckles and Sonic cross, head on, in a still image from Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Photo: Paramount Pictures/SEGA of America

Ben Schwartz returns to reprise his role as the lovable ultra-fast hedgehog in the highest-grossing sequel of 2020 sonic the hedgehog. When evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns to invade Earth alongside a mysterious new ally named Knuckles (Idris Elba), Sonic will have to team up with his friend the Two-Tailed Fox (Colin O’Shaughnessy) in order to save the day.

From our review:

Maybe some of that appreciation is meant to be, like the way Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) shoots the movie. Snow dogs “wooooooorst” in the rhythm of GIF singing that often sings to Schwartz’s song Parks and recreational resorts Jean Ralphio Sanderson character. Either way, the brazen frenzied appropriation of cultural talent defines the viewing experience sonic the hedgehog 2. This sequel is technically more fun and engaging than its predecessor – with a heavy emphasis on more part. Robotnik’s concern about dying due to derivative death makes sense – Carrey’s scenes are the only moments where he’s My voice Movies start to feel like they might make a distinct comedic sound.

Ambulance

Where to watch: Available to stream on Peacock

Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II sitting in an ambulance in an ambulance

Photo: Andrew Cooper/Universal Pictures

One of our best movies of 2022 so far, Ambulance It’s a return to jock author Michael Bay form after a decade and a half of making mostly Transformers movies. This one stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as two bank robbery brothers who are chased by police across Los Angeles while driving a hijacked ambulance (including some amazing feats of using drones to film the action).

From our review:

Ambulance It belongs to a particular breed of action movie that has been chased out of theaters for the past two decades by the fictional digital franchise. It’s a one-shot idea that unleashes a hands-on scene of car crashes, gun battles, stunts, and sweaty acting, directed by a deranged track director for a director who will stop at nothing to get the shot he has in mind. It’s dumb, sexy, unruly (with a runtime of 136 minutes), and strangely refreshing.

Emergency

Where to watch: Available to stream on Prime Video

Donald Elise Watkins, Sebastian Chacon, and RJ Seiler in Emergencies.

Image: Amazon Studios

Donald Elise Watkins (black box) and R.J. Cyler (The hardest they fellStar in the satirical comedy film Emergency As two black roommates, after a night of intense partying, they return home to an unconscious woman on the floor of their apartment. Fearing implication for wrongdoing, the couple, along with their roommate Carlos, try to move the woman to safety without calling the police, all while the woman’s sister (Sabrina Carpenter) desperately searches for her.

X

Where to watch: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

The ill-fated X crew walks through the tall grass, filming equipment in hand

Photo: Christopher Moss/A24

Ti West’s first horror movie in nearly a decade is a slasher that follows a group of young men who make a porn movie in Texas, unbeknownst to an old man with a gun who uses his cabin as a group. It is now available at a reduced rental price.

From our review:

funny like X Sometimes, however, they are just as effective at inducing horror as they are at inducing laughter. Once the killings begin, West unleashes heavy and fun death scenes, bolstered by the effective and brilliant editing that West and his assistant editor David Kashvarov use to bolster fears, or create new ones. From smashing wounds and juxtaposition to getting away with murder to irrelevant scenery to screen wipes and split screens, X It makes for an unpredictable experience.

Nation

Where to watch: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Sandra Oh as Beth holding a lantern outside and an ominous figure standing behind her in The Nation.

Photo: Saeed Adiani/Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sandra Oh to star in 2022 psychological horror film Nation As a mother living on a quiet American farm, she comes to terms with her daughter’s impending college departure. When the remains of her estranged mother arrive at her doorstep, they embark on a chain of events that reveal painful memories and horrific appearances from the past that threaten to consume her and her family.

From our review:

The topics that Shim wants to explore have supported a lot of notable horror images, including recently remainsAnd the BeingAnd the hereditary. in comparison, Nation It seems to work with safety, causing the actors to look uneasy but not really terrified. As a horror leader, oh especially persistent. Rather than letting go of frustration or fear, committing to Amanda’s inner beast, or altering her performance in any way, she seems constantly upset, imparting all the soul-shaking horror to someone who fears a long bus ride. Stewart did a little better, especially when paired with Odeya Rush as a more social girl her age. But the movie doesn’t have much imagination when it comes to the effects of her character’s near-total isolation. Chris is pretty much just a well-adjusted girl without a cell phone.

banquet

Where to watch: Available to stream on Shudder

Jessica Alexander at a banquet.

Photo: IFC Midnight

Scottish director Ruth Paxton first appears in this horror film about a widow (Sienna Guillory) with two daughters. One of them (Jessica Alexander) had what she believes is some kind of religious experience. Because of this experience, she refuses to eat while her mother tries to take care of her.

Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse

Where to watch: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Teen Titans and DC Super Hero Girls sit around a table with burgers and fries.

Photo: DC Entertainment/Warner Bros. Animation

what do you think Everything everywhere at once And the Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness Were the only multiverse movies released this year? Well, I thought wrong! When Lex Luthor uses the power of an ancient Kryptonian to imprison all of Earth’s mighty heroes, the DC Super Hero Girls are forced to travel across dimensions in search of help. With no one else to turn to, they will have to settle for Teen Titans help.

kick like tela

Where to watch: Available to stream on Prime Video

Australian soccer player Tila Harris argues in the boxing ring at Kick Like Tayla.

Image: Amazon Studios

A documentary about the Australian judging footballer Tila Harris, kick like tela He promises “unprecedented access” to her life on and off the field. Harris was the subject of an online harassment campaign in 2019, and the film focuses on her response to this abuse and how she uses her platform to advocate for women in sport.

taste of hunger

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

Catherine Grace Rosenthal and Nikolai Coster-Waldau in A Taste of Hunger.

Photo: Magnolia Pictures

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of thrones) and star Catherine Grace Rosenthal in the Danish drama taste of hunger Like Carsten and Maggie, a couple with culinary power are striving to make their mark on the Danish gourmet scene by opening their famous restaurant in Copenhagen. Despite their relative happiness, the two have become obsessed with the one thing they don’t have – a Michelin star. Willing to sacrifice everything, including a potential marriage, Karsten and Maggie are forced to face the consequences of their ambition and decide what really matters to them: prestige or each other.

Look at me: XXXTentacion

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

Jahseh Onfroy (aka XXXTENTACION) holds a lighter in the 2022 documentary Look at Me: XXXTentacion.

Photo: Hulu

The documentary film of 2022 Look at me Follows the life of popular and controversial emo rapper XXXTentacion. Comprising archival footage of the singer’s final years, as well as interviews with his friends and family, the film illustrates X’s rise to prominence, domestic violence allegations involving his ex-girlfriend, and his death in 2018.

captor

Where to watch: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Yulia Klass as Alice hiding under a bed with a hammer in hand in The Captors.

Photo: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Captors Survival movie tells of Alys, a survivor of sex trafficking who is lured to a hut in the woods and tortured by a mysterious man who forces her to fight for her survival.

There are no saints

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

Ron Perlman points a gun and grabs a rope at No Saints.

Photo: Saban Films

Written by Paul Schrader (card counter) and directed by Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, There are no saints It follows the story of a “Jesuit” (José Maria Yazbec), a former hitman imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. When his wife is murdered and his son is kidnapped by a ruthless gang leader (Ron Perlman), he devises an elaborate plan to escape from prison, save his son, and avenge his wife’s murder.

whale taste

Where to watch: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

A group of men in jackets, one of them bloodied, standing on a beach at A Taste of Whale.

Photo: Greenwich Entertainment

This French documentary investigates a controversial tradition in the Faroe Islands where 700 pilot whales are slaughtered each year.

zero contact

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

Anthony Hopkins as tech mogul Finley Hart in Zero Contact.

Photo: Lionsgate

Filmed entirely via Zoom, the sci-fi movie zero contact It follows the story of five people from the ends of the world who are forced to work together to seal off Hart’s most secret invention: a powerful machine, driven by the dying desire of the late tech giant Finley Hart (Anthony Hopkins). Either to save the world or destroy all life on Earth. So it’s kind of like 2004 iRobotOnly with webcams, no Will Smith.

good luck

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Engin Akyurek and Tolga Saritas as Yuzbasi Salih and Astegman Kerim ride a car in Godspeed.

Photo: Netflix

This dark Turkish film is about a war veteran dealing with the aftermath of his experience who escapes from the hospital to try to stop a wedding.

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