Sometimes when we review all of the new movies heading to Netflix each week, there are some really light loads—and then there are crazy weeks like this one. Over the next four days, a whopping 11 movies will be added to Netflix’s digital lineup.
There’s a healthy mix of Netflix Originals, Oscar-winners and foreign features to choose from this week. Here’s every one of them, with trailers and premier dates to boot:
Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef
Plot summary: In this musical special, the Octonauts must find a way to hold back hungry swarms of coral-eating starfish to save a new friend’s fragile reef home.
In recent days, marquees around New York have been adorned with messages begging and pressuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow cinemas to welcome back customers.
“48 states have reopened theatres safely. Why not New York, Gov. Cuomo?” read the sign outside a Regal Cinemas in Times Square. The Aurora Theatre, a movie palace near Buffalo that dates back to 1925, was pithier. “Now showing nothing. Starring nobody,” its sign said.
Cinema owners are fed up over the lack of direction they say they’ve received from officials in the Empire State about how they can reopen their businesses after being closed for nearly seven months due to the coronavirus.
“To say I’m frustrated would be an understatement,” said Brett Bossard, executive director of Cinemapolis, a five-screen non-profit theater in Ithaca. “They’ve shared no guidelines or benchmarks and that’s left us without any way to properly prepare. We’re operating in the dark.”
It was supposed to be the year that James Bond and Wonder Woman duke it out for box-office supremacy, while marking the triumphant return of the Ghostbusters, Godzilla, giant Arrakis sandworms and hotshot naval pilot Maverick on the big screen.
Instead, it turned into a year of darkened movie theaters and pushed back release dates for potential Hollywood blockbusters because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly all movie theaters in Central Massachusetts are shut down.
Regal Cinemas announced this week that all 536 theaters nationwide would be “temporarily suspending” all operations at the end of the day on Thursday, including Regal Cinemas Solomon Pond 15 in Marlboro.
In addition, Cinemagic in Sturbridge, Cinemaworld in Fitchburg, Elm Draught House in Millbury, Entertainment Cinemas in Leominster, Gardner Cinemas in Gardner, Strand Theatre in Clinton, and West Boylston Cinemas have all been closed for months. Showcase Cinema North in Worcester, which is owned by