By Robin E. Simmons
It’s still not clear when or if movie theaters will open again and under what circumstances audiences will feel safe going back to enjoying movies the way they were meant to be experienced.
Meanwhile, movie lovers are enjoying their home theaters more than ever, now that high resolution 4K movies and TVs are more widely available at reduced prices. Thankfully, both new and older titles are being transferred manufactures and distributed on physical discs and streaming platforms.
According to digital entertainment group (DEG), these are the 20 most-watched movies as of last week. All are currently available for purchase. Choose wisely.
Trolls World Tour (DreamWorks/Universal), Scoob! (WB), Yellowstone: SSN 1,2 &3 (Paramount), The Outpost (Screen Media Films), Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount), The Invisible Man (Universal, 2020), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony), The High Note (Universal), Force of Nature (Lionsgate, 2020), Bad Boys for Life (Sony), Bloodshot (Sony, 2020), Batman Beyond: S 1-3 (WB), Harry Potter Complete 8-film Coll.) (WB), Birds of Prey: Harley Quinn (WB), The Hunt (Universal, 2020), Capone (Lionsgate, 2020), Fantasy Island (Sony, 2020), Archive (Vertical, 2020).
THE HIGH NOTE
Experience the “unexpected and utterly enchanting” (Oliver Jones, Observer) in this stylish and contemporary female lead comedy. Emmy® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Tracee Ellis Ross stars as Grace Davis, a music icon who elevates her career to the next level with the help of Maggie, her ambitious assistant (Dakota Johnson), in the delightful and glamorous film that brings a lighthearted humor to the illustrious and trendy LA music scene.
Directed by Nisha Ganatra (Late Night) and written by Flora Greeson, a former personal assistant in the music industry, the film features a show-stopping cast alongside Ross and Johnson including Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Luce), Bill Pullman, Zoe haco and June Rphael with Eddie Izzard and Ice Cube.
Showcasing brand-new original songs and soulful covers, this fun film features stunning musical performances by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kelvin Harrison, Jr., and comes packed with never-before-seen exclusive bonus content including an all-new original music video, deleted scenes and featurettes with cast and crew taking audiences deeper into the alluring story of Grace Davis and her fascinating music career.
Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie(Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dreams of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could change her life forever.
This entertaining, hilarious and uplifting movie carries a powerful and profound message that’s a reminder to never let go of your dreams. As the saying goes, “To make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up and seize the moment.” Recommended. Universal.