Morbius, Dual, Vendetta and more
What would you do to save your own life? Would you like to inject yourself with volatile bat DNA? Would you like to clone yourself? The protagonists of this week’s new films on VOD seem to want to go all the way and take all the risks necessary to save themselves, until things go horribly wrong.
In Morbius, Jared Leto stars as the part-doctor, part-vampire Marvel character (a real trap, according to someone’s goth-Jewish grandmother) who tries to cure his own blood disease but ends up creating a potion that creates vampires. during this time at DoubleKaren Gillan plays a woman who clones herself, then learns that since there can only be one of her, it’s kill or be killed.
The news of Bruce Willis’ retirement earlier this spring came as a bit of a shock to many, but the actor has cashed in on quite a few movies that have yet to be released, including Revenge, just out. In the film, which also stars Mike Tyson and Thomas Jane, centers on a man named William Duncan (Clive Standen) who seeks revenge after his daughter is killed during a gang initiation. He’s sucked a little too deep when he kills a gang member and now has to face off against that gang member’s father, played by Willis, in a violent game of and an eye for an eye…for another eye, then another.
These are just a few of the titles available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, YouTube, and through your cable service this week. Find out now which films are available for purchase or rental on demand!
Karen Gillan perfects the art of playing two identical characters in one film. In Avengers: Endgameshe played Thanos’ cyborg daughter Nebula in two different timelines in an effort to kill her father and reverse The Blip, and now in Double, she plays two versions of a woman named Sarah. When the first, the real Sarah, was diagnosed with a terminal illness, she decided to clone herself for the benefit of her loved ones. Miraculously, the real Sarah has recovered, and now the only way to restore the integrity of her existence is to fight her clone to the death in a duel. So now Real Sarah has to train for a fight to save her own life. Dual Sarahs dueling, understood?
Where to stream Double
Dr. Michael Morbius (played by Jared Leto) is Marvel’s answer to Batman, but instead of having a sad and orphan story like Bruce Wayne, Morbius’ story is that he has a rare blood disease. for which he has spent his life seeking the cure. When he injects himself with bat DNA to see if it helps, things go awry, he turns into a bloodthirsty vampire. To complicate matters, his brother Milo (Matt Smith), who has the same blood disease, and gets his hands on this sweet bat DNA for himself, to become a bloodthirsty vampire himself. .
Where to stream Morbius
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Liz Kocan is a pop culture writer living in Massachusetts. Her greatest fame is the time she won on the game show Chain reaction.