‘Broadway Rising’, ‘Head Rush’ and more
Happy almost new year! While many people choose to go out and celebrate New Year’s Eve, this post is in honor of those of us who choose to stick around and celebrate a fresh start from the comfort of our sofa. This week’s new movies on VOD can most certainly help with that.
In the new documentary The Rise of Broadway, director Amy Rice takes a look at the community of artists and crews on Broadway whose lives and livelihoods have been upended during the pandemic. In Vietnamese action movie Headbutt, a dying man gains superhuman powers through the treatment he undergoes for his illness. And in the philippine import Leonor will never die, which debuted at Sundance earlier this year. The film stars Sheila Francisco as Leonor Reyes, an aging screenwriting icon who longs for her old life by dreaming up stories for the screen. When a television drops on her and she falls into a coma, her reality and her dreams collide and she enters the 1980s-style action movie she started writing years ago but that she never finished.
These are just a few of the titles available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, YouTube, and through your cable service this week. Find out now which films are available for purchase or rental on demand!
« The show must go on » is a phrase for a reason: there’s almost never a reason to cancel a show when you’re working in show business. But when Covid hit in 2020, Broadway performances were shut down indefinitely, putting hundreds, if not thousands, of cast and crew out of work. The Rise of Broadway is the story of what happened behind the scenes when the show couldn’t go on and the impact it had on people’s livelihoods and the loss of life within the theater community.
Where to stream The Rise of Broadway
If you thought the movie Front/Off had a far-reaching premise, Headbutt takes the concept of swapping body parts even further. When a dying man named Tam (Cuong Seven) volunteers for an experimental treatment that could save his life, he essentially receives a body transplant, literally having his head cut off and sewn onto another man’s. But what he doesn’t realize is that his new body is blessed with superhuman strength, perfect for battling bad guys and delightfully choreographed action sequences, which is completely at odds with this dad’s life. of family. It’s a bit out there, but remember, John Wick is a film franchise based entirely on a man who gets revenge for the death of his dog, so it’s not this ridiculous.
Where to stream Headbutt
Ashley Haden: We All Die C**ts
The Rise of Broadway
The Christmas present
Leonor will never die
When men were men
Big Trip 2: Special Delivery
two dashes one one
The green lie
What else is new to stream in January?
What you see above is just some of the new movies and shows you can watch this month if you have multiple streaming service subscriptions. We update our guides to new releases on the most popular streaming platforms every month, so you can stay on top of the newest titles to watch. Here are the full lists, times, and reviews for everything streaming:
Liz Kocan is a pop culture writer living in Massachusetts. Her greatest fame is the time she won on the game show Chain reaction.