What's on NOW TV Sky Cinema | January 2021
Check out the best of what's available on NOW TV Sky Cinema this month.
From action-packed blockbusters and epic fantasy quests to sweet romantic dramas and bone-chilling horror, you can enjoy it all with the NOW TV Sky Cinema pass. Here's our pick of the very best films coming to the service this month.
Bad Boys for Life
17 years after Bad Boys II hit our screens, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's smooth-talking Miami cops are back for a third entry in the franchise. It’s pure escapist entertainment with a surprisingly self-aware sense of humour and plenty of explosive action.
The central pairing works as well it did in the 90s allowing both actors to shine after a string of disappointing performances. A big part of why the film, which sees them hunting down the vengeful son of a Mexican drug lord, is so enjoyable is their excellent chemistry and ability to bounce off one another perfectly.
Michael Winterbottom’s brilliantly sharp satire stars Steve Coogan as a ruthless high-street fashion magnate who after having his public image ruined in a government hearing, wants to relax by throwing an extravagant Gladiator-themed birthday party in Greece.
Fans of both Winterbottom and Coogan, who predictably plays a larger-than-life McCreadie to perfection, will be pleased to know that Greed is a very funny film gleefully leaning into its absurdity. It also boasts several inspired celebrity cameos and a great supporting performance from Isla Fisher.
The King of Staten Island
Judd Apatow’s latest film follows unemployed Scott (Pete Davidson) who spends his days smoking weed and hanging out with friends. He dreams of opening his own tattoo parlour but is stuck in a depressed slacker limbo, unable to move on from the death of his father some years ago.
The King of Staten Island is pretty much everything you’d expect from the director, funny, sweet and uplifting as we see Scott’s chaotic life and his attempts to overcome his issues. Davidson gives a brilliant, poignant performance in the lead and Marissa Tomei, Bill Burr and Steve Buscemi all really shine in supporting roles.
This reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedic play of the same name was originally set for a cinematic release in May 2020. Having now gone through two delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it will now premiere this month on Sky Cinema instead.
Novelist Charles (Dan Stevens) decides to hire eccentric medium Madame Arcati (Judi Dench) to conduct a seance after being plagued by writer’s block. Instead of sparking some inspiration, everything quickly goes awry when she accidentally summons the vengeful ghost of his first wife Elvira (Leslie Mann).
Channing Godfrey Peoples’ powerful debut follows former Miss Juneteenth winner Turquoise’s (Nicole Beharie) efforts to ensure her teenage daughter Kai (Alexis Chikaeze) follows in her footsteps and unlike her, takes advantage of the full college scholarship offered as a prize.
The sole director and writer has crafted a fantastic character in Turquoise who is thankfully much more layered than the bratty stage mum stereotype. Its cinematography is lovely too with the city they live in presented as a colourful, beautifully vibrant place.
What is NOW TV?
NOW TV is a streaming service offered by Sky that allows you to watch content on-demand and contract-free. NOW TV offers a number of different ‘Passes' that allow you to watch different content. The Sky Cinema pass gives you access to movies that are shown on all Sky Cinema channels.
How much is the Sky Cinema Pass?
The Sky Cinema Pass is £9.99 per month. Users can cancel this at any time and re-subscribe whenever they want.
How do I get it?
Simply go to NOW TV, sign up for the Sky Cinema Pass and you'll be granted access to all the movies that Sky Cinema currently offers both live and on-demand.
What's available on Sky Cinema Pass?
Sky Cinema Pass allows you to watch all the movies available on Sky Cinema, both on-demand and live. You'll be able to tune into all Sky Cinema channels as they are broadcast, including Action, Disney, Comedy, Family, Thriller and Sci-Fi. You can also enjoy temporary channels whilst they are available. No matter what's broadcast on Sky Cinema, you'll be able to watch it on NOW TV.
What can I watch NOW TV on?
NOW TV supports a large number of devices for you to watch content on. Users can register up to 4 devices at once so you have plenty of options when watching. This includes desktop and laptop computers, Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, games consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and streaming devices like the Roku stick.
How often do new films appear?
Users can enjoy a new premiere every day, meaning there's always something new to watch.