We’re heading into uncharted territory with the coronavirus and how it’s affecting our everyday lives. Sports seasons are postponed; concerts are postponed or cancelled, and films due for release are being taken off the schedule. I don’t love the idea of making predictions right now about how movies are going to perform; right now, its not about money and box office returns, but about keeping ourselves as safe as possible.
Does that mean not going to the movies? I honestly don’t know. I had planned on seeing The New Mutants in three weeks, but Disney has pulled that, along with Mulan off of their schedule. A Quiet Place 2 has also been moved. But there are movies arriving in theatres this weekend, but I have no clue if people are going to want to leave their homes, and it feels trite to try and predict things. Instead, I’m going to run down what’s new in theatres, because there are offerings:
Bloodshot: An adaptation of the Valiant comic starring Vin Diesel.
After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility to get revenge, only to discover that there’s more to the conspiracy than he thought.
The Hunt: The previously-delayed Blumhouse based on the 1924 short story ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ by Richard Connell.
Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are — or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is about to be derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal, turns the tables on her pursuers.
I Still Believe: The first starring vehicle for Riverdale‘s KJ Apa.
The true story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss.
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out, and keep safe out there!