Kneel Before VOD: June 14th
Welcome to the return of Kneel Before VOD! Here, we recommend the latest, highlight-worthy films now on video-on-demand. We'll help you navigate through the thousands of options out there, on dozens of services, to the best in streaming this month!
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
The long-awaited second film from writer/director Drew Goddard is a wickedly fun trip back to 1969. Bad Times takes a look at a shady group of people who come together on one fateful night at the El Royale hotel in Lake Tahoe, all with a secret to bury. Much like The Cabin in the Woods, Goddards first directorial effort, the story takes tons of twists and turns always keeping you excited for what's coming next. Boasting a deep list of incredible talent, a stellar soundtrack, and a clever play on history, Goddards sophomore outing is sure to find a sizeable following on VOD. This is currently available for anyone with an HBO GO/NOW subscription and to rent on all major VOD platforms.
I Am Mother (2019)
Are you a fan of robots? The end of the world? Artificial intelligence run amok? Rose freakin Byrne? Then I Am Mother is definitely the movie for you this Sunday afternoon. The debut feature from Grant Sputore is a compelling take on the dangers of manmade artificial intelligence through the lens of a supposed loving ‘mother’ robot who’s raising humanities last chance for survival. That is, until a pissed off and paranoid Hillary Swank shows up to question everything. Come for Swank and Rugaard, stay for the stellar voice performance from Rose Byrne as ‘Mother’ and the even better practical effects and physical performance of the robot given by Luke Hawker of WETA.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Six years since Disney surprised us all with Wreck it Ralph they came back and did it again. In a sequel that had a lot of people worried due to its seemingly familiar The Emoji Movie style plot, filmmakers Phil Johnston and Rich Moore were able to break free of its trappings to tell a wonderful story of friendship, growing up, and the Millennial journey. Where the first movie recaptured the imagination of a generation raised in an arcade, this sequel aims to capture what it was like for a generation raised in both the arcade and on the internet. Oh, and Alan Menken wrote a song for noted best Disney princess Vanellope about an online racing game called Slaughter Race. Ralph Breaks the Internet is now conveniently streaming for you all on Netflix.
More streaming picks:
Amazon: Good Omens (2019)
Shudder: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)