Cinema & Cinema Highlights: January 8, 2021

Some of the latest series and movies available to rent or stream! Check your streaming service for availability.

Save Yourselves (2020)
A young Brooklyn couple head to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.
Cast: Sunita Mani, John Reynolds
Directors: Alex Fischer, Eleanor Wilson
Genre: Movie – Comedy, Sci-Fi

 

Death to 2020 (2020)
After Biden won the election, Trump attempted to overturn results with a series of false claims and unsuccessful lawsuits. The mockumentary closes with characters delivering lines that jokingly predict events of 2021.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant
Directors: Al Campbell, Alice Mathias
Genre: Mockumentary – Comedy

 

The High Note (2020)
In the dazzling world of the LA music scene, Superstar singer Grace Davis and her overworked personal assistant Maggie are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers.
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Genre: Movie – Drama, Music, Romance

 

Goodfellas (1990)
Based on a true story, the plot revolves around Henry and his two unstable friends Jimmy and Tommy as they gradually climb the ladder from petty crime to violent murders.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino
Director: Martin Scorsese
Genre: Movie – Biography, Crime, Drama

 

I’m Your Woman (2020)
Jean is a housewife in the late 1970s married to Eddie, a criminal. She is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.
Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Arinzé Kene
Director: Julia Hart
Genre: Movie – Crime, Drama


 

On Pointe (2020)
To pursue their dreams, these dancers will have to rise above the barre. Follow the real-life stories of students from the School of American Ballet in this Disney+ Original Documentary Series.
Cast: Students from the School of American Ballet in New York City
Director: Larissa Bills
Genre: Documentary – Dance

 

 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)
Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues.”
Cast: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman
Director: George C. Wolfe
Genre: Movie – Drama, Music

 

A Suitable Boy (2020)
A vast, panoramic tale charting the fortunes of four large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history.
Cast: Tanya Maniktala, Ishaan Khattar, Mahira Kakkar, Rasika Dugal, Thomas Weinhappel
Director: Mira Nair
Genre: TV Series – Drama, Romance


 

Cobra Kai (2018-21)
Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again. However, when Johnny rescues a Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo.
Cast: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka
Director: Josh Heald
Genre: TV Series – Action, Comedy, Drama

 

Like a Boss (2020)
Mel and Mia, two friends with different ideals, run a cosmetics company but they soon face a financial crisis. When a business magnate offers to buy them out, their friendship is tested.
Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek
Director: Miguel Arteta
Genre: Movie – Comedy

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