Coming Soon: March 27th, 2020

Welcome to the latest installment of Back Lot 605’s Coming Soon column! Every week, we cover what’s new in the world of movies, including all the premieres and older movies that are coming to your favorite streaming services. Here’s what’s coming soon for the week of March 27th, 2020:

Digital Releases

Bad Boys for Life and Sonic the Hedgehog for Digital Purchase

Much like last week, this week brings us a number of recent theatrical movies which have quickly been made available for home viewing, due to the closure of most of America’s movie theaters. This week, that includes the two biggest box office hits of 2020: Bad Boys for Life and Sonic the Hedgehog, both of which you can buy digitally starting March 31st.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKCj3XuPG8M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szby7ZHLnkA

Onward and The Way Back

Last week, we updated our Coming Soon article after the fact to include a couple of late-breaking digital announcements… which we’re repeating here. Last Thursday, Warner announced that Ben Affleck’s basketball drama The Way Back would be available for digital purchase this Tuesday, March 24th, alongside Warner’s previously-announced early release of Birds of Prey. And last Friday morning, Disney announced that Onward is coming to digital platforms, in two ways: First, it would be available to buy digitally for $19.99, starting Friday, March 20th at 7:00 PM Central time. In addition, Disney+ will start streaming Onward in two weeks, on Friday, April 3rd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8DKg_fsacM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzNJVSsjE-I

Daniel Isn’t Real

This week’s Shudder movie premiere, from director Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate), follows Luke (Miles Robbins), a troubled college student who resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger – yes, he’s Arnold’s son!)… a move which ultimately threatens to take over Luke’s life. (Premieres Thursday, March 26th on Netflix.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gklT9gpwgeQ

Uncorked

Meet Elijah (Mamoudou Athie), a young man who’s toiling away at his family’s generations-old BBQ restaurant in Memphis. His parents (Courtney B. Vance and Nicey Nash) are fully expecting him to take over the restaurant and carry on his family’s dining legacy. However, Elijah has a passionate dream of his own: to become… a master wine sommelier? Written and directed by Prentice Penny, a TV comedy veteran whose credits include Happy Endings and Insecure. (Premieres Friday, March 27th on Netflix.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0sZtjE2MXg

Big Time Adolescence

In our efforts to cover as many streaming movie debuts as possible, I have to play catch-up here for a second, because there was a notable movie that premiered on Hulu last weekend that I had totally missed! (Sorry, folks!) It’s certainly worth discussing, though, because it’s a comedy vehicle for SNL breakout star Pete Davidson, who will make an even bigger movie splash later this year with his semi-autobiographical dramedy The King of Staten Island, directed by Judd Apatow. Here, Davidson plays Zeke, a college dropout who serves as a best friend to suburban teenager Mo (Griffin Gluck)… as well as an admittedly not-so-good older influence. Also starring Emily Arlook, Colson Baker, Sydney Sweeney and Jon Cryer. This movie, which premiered at Sundance, is written and directed by Jason Orley, who is making his film directorial debut. (Premiered Friday, March 20th on Hulu.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3PcDo4YcnY

Curtiz

While we wait for Netflix’s next big awards contender – David Fincher’s Mank, about Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz – Netflix will tide us over with this Hungarian import about Golden Age movie director Michael Curtiz, who contends with his estranged daughter and questions of political loyalty, all while he races to finish the film that will define his legacy – a little movie you may have heard of called Casablanca. (Premieres Wednesday, March 25th on Netflix.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYzDlLiuKaQ

Older Movies New to Streaming

Shudder:

  • The Exorcist (1973) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Friday the 13th (1980) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini (2015) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)

Netflix:

  • Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2019) (premieres Wednesday, March 25th)
  • Badland (2019) (premieres Thursday, March 26th)
  • Blood Father (2016) (premieres Thursday, March 26th)
  • The Bygone (2019) (premieres Monday, March 30th)
  • Greater (2016) (premieres Tuesday, March 31st)
  • Pretty Little Stalker (2018) (premieres Tuesday, March 31st)
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Alpha Dog (2006) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Bloodsport (1988) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Cadillac Records (2008) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke (1978) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Death of Stalin (2017) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Deep Impact (1998) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • God’s Not Dead (2014) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Hangover (2009) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Just Friends (2005) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Lethal Weapon (1987) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Matrix (1999) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Matrix Revolutions (2003) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Minority Report (2002) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Molly’s Game (2017) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Mortal Kombat (1995) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Mud (2013) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Promised Land (2012) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Players Club (1998) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Road to Perdition (2002) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Roommate (2011) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Runaways (2012) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Salt (2010) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • School Daze (1988) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Social Network (2010) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (One of Back Lot 605’s Top 20 Films of the 2010s!)
  • Taxi Driver (1976) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Wildling (2018) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)

Hulu:

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) (premieres Friday, March 27th)
  • Santee (1973) (premieres Monday, March 30th)
  • The Ant Bully (2006) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Bangkok Dangerous (2008) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Bend It Like Beckham (2003) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Book of Eli (2010) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Boost (1988) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Chumscrubber (2005) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Diary of a Hitman (1991) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who (2008) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Dr. T and the Women (2000) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Eternal (1998) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Free Birds (2013) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Full Monty (1997) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Fun in Acapulco (1963) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Gator (1976) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Get Smart (2008) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Gods and Monsters (1998) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Gorky Park (1983) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Hud (1963) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2003) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Jewel of the Nile (1985) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Let Me In (2010) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Mexican (2001) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Misery (1990) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Moll Flanders (1996) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Phone Booth (2003) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Repentance (2014) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Risky Business (1983) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Romancing the Stone (1984) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Sender (1982) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Shirley Valentine (1989) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Spider-Man (2002) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Zombieland (2009) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)

Amazon Prime:

  • Santee (1973) (premieres Monday, March 30th)
  • Bangkok Dangerous (2008) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Bodyguard (1992) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Boost (1988) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Chumscrubber (2005) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Diary of a Hitman (1991) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Die Another Day (2002) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Dr. No (1962) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Dr. T and the Women (2000) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • From Russia with Love (1963) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Gator (1976) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Gods and Monsters (1998) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • GoldenEye (1995) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Goldfinger (1964) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Gorky Park (1983) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Hotel Artemis (2018) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • I Am Legend (2007) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Licence to Kill (1989) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Live and Let Die (1973) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • The Living Daylights (1987) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Moonraker (1979) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Octopussy (1983) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Repentance (2014) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Sender (1982) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Shirley Valentine (1989) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Thunderball (1965) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • A View to a Kill (1985) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • The World is Not Enough (1999) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st) (available in 4K!)

Disney+:

  • Doctor Dolittle (1967) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)

HBO GO:

  • The Kitchen (2019) (premieres Saturday, March 28th)
  • Alpha and Omega (2010) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • American Pie (1999) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • American Pie 2 (2001) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • American Wedding (2003) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Becoming Jane (2007) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Clockstoppers (2002) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Daylight (1996) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Die Hard (1988) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Drop Dead Fred (1991) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Dragged Across Concrete (2018) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Family Stone (2005) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Flintstones (1994) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Galveston (2018) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Judge (2014) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Kids Are All Right (2010 (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Lovely Bones (2009) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Loving (2016) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Monte Carlo (2011) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Nice Guys (2016) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • The Predator (2018) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Something Wild (1986) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Sophie’s Choice (1982) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Team America: World Police (2004) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Ulee’s Gold (1997) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • War Dogs (2016) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Water for Elephants (2011) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)
  • Xanadu (1980) (premieres Wednesday, April 1st)

The Criterion Channel:

  • Wednesday, March 25th: Three by Liliana Cavani – Women of the Resistance (1965), The Night Porter (1974), The Skin (1981)
  • Thursday, March 26th: Criterion Collection Edition #786 – The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)
  • Friday, March 27th: Double Feature: Remembrances of Cities Past – Of Time and the City (2008), My Winnipeg (2007)
  • Saturday, March 28th: Saturday Matinee: Fly Away Home (1996)
  • Sunday, March 29th: Starring Catherine Deneuve: Vice and Virtue (1963), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Repulsion (1965), Belle de jour (1967), The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), Mississippi Mermaid (François Truffaut, 1969), Donkey Skin (1970), Tristana (1970), Un flic (1972), A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973), The Last Metro (1980), The Hunger (1983), The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993), A Christmas Tale (2008), The Girl on the Train (2009), On My Way (2013)
  • Monday, March 30th: Criterion Collection Edition #647 – On the Waterfront (1954)
  • Tuesday, March 31st: Short + Feature: A Woman’s Place – Counterfeit Kunkoo (2018); Charulata (1964)
  • Wednesday, April 1st: Toshiro Mifune Turns 100 – Snow Trail (1947), Drunken Angel (1948), Stray Dog (1949), Rashomon (1950), Wedding Ring (1950), Scandal (1950), The Idiot (1951), The Life of Oharu (1952), Seven Samurai (1954), Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954), Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955), I Live in Fear (1955), Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956), The Lower Depths (1957), Throne of Blood (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958), Muhomatsu, the Rickshaw Man (1958), The Bad Sleep Well (1960), Yojimbo (1961), Sanjuro (1962), High and Low (1963), Red Beard (1965), The Sword of Doom (1966), Samurai Rebellion (1967), Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970), Red Sun (1971), Mifune: The Last Samurai (2015)
  • Wednesday, April 1st: Criterion Collection Edition #985 – Europa Europa (1991)

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Derrick Veurink has been consuming anything and everything movie-related since he was 5, and is an encyclopedic fount of random movie information. He is an avid physical media supporter, and sees nearly every major theatrical release. (Yes, even "Playmobil: The Movie".)
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