The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the film industry, shutting down theaters and leaving audiences with limited options for new releases. But as the saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Many studios have turned to streaming services to distribute their latest films, giving viewers the opportunity to enjoy new releases from the comfort of their own homes.
One of the most recent films to make its way to streaming is the highly anticipated “Hamilton.” The musical sensation, which originally premiered on Broadway in 2015, was filmed over the course of three shows with the original cast in 2016. The resulting production was released on Disney+ on July 3, 2020, much to the delight of fans who were unable to see the live show due to its consistently sold-out performances.
Another recent release is the psychological thriller “The Invisible Man.” Originally intended for a theatrical run, the film was released on various streaming services in March 2020 due to the pandemic. The movie stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman who believes she is being stalked by her abusive ex-boyfriend, who she suspects has found a way to make himself invisible.
For action fans, “Extraction” is a must-watch. The Netflix original film stars Chris Hemsworth as a black market mercenary who is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an international crime lord. The movie was released on April 24, 2020, and became one of the most-watched original films in Netflix history within weeks of its release.
Comedy enthusiasts can enjoy “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” a Netflix original movie starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. The film follows two aspiring musicians from Iceland who are given the opportunity to represent their country in the Eurovision Song Contest. The movie is a lighthearted romp filled with catchy songs and laugh-out-loud moments.
Finally, horror fans can find their fix with “Relic,” a supernatural thriller released on various streaming services in July 2020. The movie tells the story of a woman (Emily Mortimer) and her daughter who visit her mother’s house, only to discover that she has gone missing. As they search for her, they begin to uncover sinister secrets about the house and the family’s past.
Overall, the shift towards streaming releases has allowed audiences to stay entertained during a difficult and uncertain time. From highly anticipated musicals to heart-pounding thrillers, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy from the comfort of their own home. So pop some popcorn, dim the lights, and settle in for a cinematic escape.