While the box-office may not offer too many choices this week, your video-streaming services and game consoles should keep you busy until next Sunday. Giant hits like “Mass Effect Andromeda” are launching on multiple platforms, and there will be new content from Dave Chappelle over on Netflix.
With “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” dominating the domestic box-office, there weren’t too many new-releases to choose from over the weekend. If the live-action adaptation isn’t your first choice, you can watch the action-thriller “The Belko Experiment,” starring John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn and Adria Arjona. The film opened to a limited number of theaters, so you’ll have to check your local listings to see if it’s available in your area. On the plus side, the script was written by James Gunn, who also wrote the “Guardian of the Galaxy” films, and you get to watch Doctor Cox from ‘Scrubs’ on the big-screen. You will have a harder time finding “T2: Trainspotting,” which only opened in five locations this week. The film reunites the old gang though, including the director.
At the home box-office, Universal’s animated hit “Sing” will release on Blu-ray on March 21, 2017. If you need a break from animated musicals, you will find that “Assassin’s Creed” is available for pre-order, and will release on the same day. Of course the biggest release of all will be “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which will release on March 24, 2017. You can find the film on available digitally or on Blu-ray/DVD, though the film will first release on Digital HD platforms.
Amazon Video now offers the first season of “You Are Wanted,” starring Matthias Schweighöfer. The story follows a man after he is the victim of a hacking attack.
Marvel launched “Marvel’s Iron Fist” on Netflix, offering another installment to the popular genre. Soon “Iron Fist,” “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage,” and “Jessica Jones” will partner up on “The Defenders,” so you can checkout his origin story before the big merge. On March 21, 2017 you can start streaming the “Dave Chappelle Comedy Special,” which is probably the hit of the week on the popular streaming service.
Over on Hulu you can watch “Fargo Season 2,” or the “Dancing with the Stars Season 24 Premiere” on March 21, 2017. Hulu will also offer “The Twins: Happily Ever After” series premiere, which will be available on the same day.
Over in the game aisle, the big releases this week are Bioware’s “Mass Effect Andromeda” and Square Enix’s “Nier: Automata”. You can pick-up “Mass Effect Andromeda” on PC, PS4 and Xbox One through a pre-order on sites like Amazon.com. The game officially launches on March 21, 2014.”Nier: Automata” already released for PS4 and PC, and you can find the PS4 version on Amazon, and the PC version on Steam.