With the weekend right around the corner, it brings to a close the first month of 2021.
January saw several film-releases in both theatres and on streaming platforms. Shows including Lupin and WandaVision took the OTT audience by storm. Tamil film Master, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and starring Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi, which released in theatres on January 13, was announced by the makers to stream on Amazon Prime Video on January 29.
There are several new films and shows that will release on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Apple+ TV this week.
Here are 11 films and shows releasing on OTT platforms this week from January 28 to February 4.
1. All My Friends Are Dead – Netflix (February 3)
This Polish dark comedy film revolves around a group of friends at a New Year’s Eve party where they go through a whirlwind of events that exposes secrets, breaks hearts and leads to a shocking outcome.
2. The Dig – Netflix (January 29)
The Dig, starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Lily James, is a British film based a book by John Preston. As World War II looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of it’s uncertain future.
3. Finding ‘Ohana (January 29)
Based in Oahu, Hawaii, Finding ‘Ohana is a feel-good story about two Brooklyn-raised siblings who embark on an adventure with new friends after reading a journal that points them to a long-lost treasure. Their summer in rural Oahu takes an exciting turn leading them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.
4. The Great Escapists – Amazon Prime Video (January 29)
The Great Escapists features Richard Hammond and Tory Belleci who are marooned together on a deserted island. The two need to survive with what is left of their shipwreck, their bare hands and minds.
5. Palmer – Apple+ TV
Palmer is the story about Eddie Palmer, played by Justin Timberlake, who returns to his hometown after serving 12 years in prison. He forms a bond with Sam, an outcast boy from a troubled home. Eddie’s past, however, threatens to ruin his new life and family.
6. Below Zero – Netflix (January 29)
Below Zero (Bajocero) is a Spanish film about a cop who is left with the responsibility of fighting everyone after the prison van which he was in charge of is under attack. He has to deal with those inside the van and those outside, as well his worst enemy – the icy temperatures.
7. Firefly Lane – Netflix (February 3)
This new show, based on the novel of the same name by Kristin Hannah, revolves around Kate and Tully, who meet as young girls and become inseparable best friends throughout 30 years of ups and downs, successes and failures, depression and disappointments. When an unthinkable betrayal breaks them apart, the two women go their separate ways and it’s unclear whether they will ever be able to reconcile.
8. The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity – Netflix (February 4)
The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity is based on Onmyōji, a Japanese fantasy masterpiece by Baku Yumemakura. The story revolving around Abe no Seimei, the most renowned yin-yang master during the Heian period, and his fantastical encounters with demons and evil spirits.
9. We Are: The Brooklyn Saints – Netflix (January 29)
This sports documentary revolves around a Brooklyn youth football program and its selfless coaches who provide a safe haven for kids to compete and learn lessons that will take them far in life.
10. Kid Cosmic – Netflix (February 2)
Kid Cosmic is an animated series about a boy’s superhero dreams which come true when he finds five powerful cosmic stones. But saving the day is harder than he imagined — and he can’t do it alone.
11. June & Kopi – Netflix (January 28)
This film narrates the story of a street dog, who is taken in by a young couple and the family’s other pet dog becomes an instant accomplice as she adjusts to her new, loving home.