This Month’s New Releases on VidAngel

At VidAngel, we work hard to make sure all the best and latest shows and movies are available for our customers as soon as they hit streaming services. We launched so many new titles on VidAngel this month, but we did you a favor and narrowed it down to the very best releases you don’t want to miss!

 

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The Terminal List

Navy SEAL Commander James Reece turns to vengeance as he investigates the mysterious forces behind the murder of his entire platoon. Free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons he’s learned from nearly two decades of warfare to hunt down the people responsible.

Overall takeaway: Give yourself a minute to adjust to the first couple of episodes. The tail-end of the first season makes up for the disappointing start. If you don’t like action, steer clear. This is action packed on action.

 

 

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The Man From Toronto

An aspiring entrepreneur is mistaken for the world’s deadliest assassin in this action comedy flick, starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson. The two seemingly opposite men start off as enemies but must work together when a new assassin arrives, triggering an outrageous adventure of fight scenes, shootouts, and friendship.

Overall takeaway: While critics declare it a flop, the undeniable hilarious chemistry between Hart and Harrelson makes up for the cliched storyline. If you’re looking for something that’s mindlessly entertaining with slapstick humor, this is it.

 

 

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The Gray Man

When the CIA’s most skilled mercenary known as Court Gentry, aka Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling), accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, he becomes a primary target and is hunted around the world by a psychopathic former colleague, Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), and international assassins.

Overall takeaway: It’s the Russo Brothers’ take on Bourne Identity. Frankly speaking, they knocked it out of the park. Check out our full review on The Gray Man. It deserved its own moment.

 

 

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Stranger Things Volume 2

The premise of the show starts off with a young boy vanishing. A small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl. Season by season, the plot thickens.

Overall takeaway: It lives up to the hype. At the risk of giving anything away, we’ll be vague. It deals with a lot of supernatural, good versus evil, and deaths. If this sounds like your cup of tea, get ready to ask for seconds. You’ll binge an entire season in a day and be heading up your own Stranger Things conspiracy thread in no time.

 

 

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Virgin River

After seeing an ad for a midwife, a recently widowed big-city nurse moves to the redwood forests of California, where she meets an intriguing man.

Overall takeaway: And that synopsis still holds true in the fourth season. There are two main characters named Mel and Jack. Their story is the best part. Sometimes communication could clear up some of the endless confusion. If you like all sides of the story having a rich plot, not for you. If you don’t like cheesy shows, not for you. If you need some predictability in your life and appreciate a slow Hallmark with a mild amount of spice, this is for you. Other than that, I watched it in a day. Will be watching Season 5 when it gets released.

 

 

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Loot

After divorcing her husband of 20 years, Molly Novak must figure out what to do with her $87 billion settlement. She decides to reengage with her charitable foundation and reconnect with the real world—finding herself along the way.

Overall takeaway: Always been a big Maya Rudolph fan. This series takes us on Molly Novak’s Wells’ tactless journey of self-discovery. We’ve all been there, trying to find our place in this world. Totally relatable. Outside of the whole $87 billion dollar settlement thing. It feels like we’re getting the inside scoop on the aftermath of a high-profile divorce. Hypothetical or not, I am here for it. Glad you kicked that Ben Wyatt knock-off to the curb, girl.

 

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Man Vs Bee

A man finds himself at war with a bee while house-sitting a luxurious mansion. Who will win, and what irreparable damage will be done in the process?

Overall takeaway: Pretty stressed out. But if you like any of Rowan Atkinson’s previous work, you’ll feel right at home with this one.

 

 

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Better Call Saul

Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut. The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer”.

Overall takeaway: It’s a touch slower from its counterpart, Breaking Bad. It picks up the pace and gets progressively better each season. Patience is key.

  

 

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Persuasion

A “one who got away” love story starring Dakota Johnson as the nonconforming Anne Elliot in this Netflix-made rendition of Jane Austen’s classic romance novel. Persuaded by her snobby family to send him away, Anne’s old suitor Frederick Wentworth is back, flooded with wealth and elevated in rank. At the bane of her pride, she must choose whether to put the past behind her or follow her heart. This period piece follows a witty and romantic journey of second chances and true love.

Overall takeaway: The adaptation has received many mixed reviews, snubbed by the critics and adored by audiences. Period piece zealots may be disappointed by the over-modernization and unnecessary literary changes but endeared by the film’s witty humor and refreshing ensemble.

 

 

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Jurassic World Dominion

What it’s about: Four years after Isla Nublar was destroyed, dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

Overall takeaway: Listen. If you’re looking for a rich plot, this isn’t for you. It’s Transformers, but with dinosaurs. Cool scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat. Go in with low expectations and you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

 

 

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Everything Everywhere All at Once

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save what’s important to her by connecting with the lives she could have led in other universes.

Overall takeaway: My pick for best theatrically released movie so far this year, and inarguably the best multiverse movie. Surprisingly touching. Never thought I would be moved by a rock with googly eyes.

 

 

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Marry Me

Music superstars Kat Valdez and Bastian are getting married before a global audience of fans. But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she decides to marry Charlie, a stranger in the crowd, instead. This romantic comedy headlines an unlikely but compelling pair: Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson.

Overall takeaway: It’s as cliche as it gets. Subtle humor, predictably heart-warming plot. Watched the whole thing for work, and would probably watch it again. It’s cute.

 

 

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The Sea Beast

The life of a legendary sea monster hunter is turned upside down when a young girl stows away on his ship.

Overall takeaway: For the most part it was good story-telling with beautiful animation, but predictable. I really liked the characters—unique and excellent character development. It’s meant to be a show for children, but there is a bit of language. Luckily, VidAngel has a solution for that last part.

 

 

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The Umbrella Academy

A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father’s death, the threat of the apocalypse, and more.

Overall takeaway: Lots of the usual frenetic, twisty plotting that has become this show’s hallmark. The newest season has a surprising amount of added depth and empathy as compared to earlier seasons.

 

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