February is one of the shortest months of the year but is impacted by many activities all 28 days of the month. Those activities include Black History events, Mardi Gras parades, and of course new streaming options. Some of the most talented actors and actresses will be seen this month on various streaming platforms. Artists like Award-winning Viola Davis, Paul Rudd, Idris Elba, Chase Stokes, Shameik Moore, and Jayln Hall. Below is a list of six movies that will be available to you this February.
What’s Streaming Now?
1. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Theaters, February 17)
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the sequel to Antman (2015) and Antman and The Wasp (2018). Starring Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and the extended Ant-Family Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, and Kathryn Newton. The crew will explore a beautiful secret universe known as the Quantum Realm. The 2-hour and 5-minute film shows love to strange creatures as they embrace a scene.
2. ‘Outer Banks’ Season 3: (Netflix, February 23)
Outer Banks Season 3 is back after its last two seasons. The pogues will return to a new beach continuing the mission of searching for the legendary gold, but this time the ten-episode season will take place in El Dorado, the “lost city of Gold.” Starring John B (Chase Stokes), Sarah (Madelyn Cline), Kiara (Madison Bailey), Pope (Jonathan Daviss), JJ (Rudy Pankow), and Cleo (Carlacia Grant) show they have nothing left to lose as they fight til the end. Was it an escape or a trap?
3. Bruiser (Hulu, February 24)
The hour 37-minute film features a 14-year-old boy who turns into a loner after being beaten up. According to critics the director Miles Warren’s searing feature debut is about fathers, families, and the effects of fighting. This is the first feature film from Disney-owned Onyx Collective, which had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, followed by a U.S. premiere at AFI Fest in Los Angeles. Starring in ‘Bruiser’ is Jayln Hall, Trevante Rhodes, Shamier Anderson, and Shinelle Azoroh.
4. Wu-Tang: An American Saga Final Season: (Hulu, February 15)
Wu-Tang: American Saga’s third season of the hit series has returned. The Wu-Tang Clan may finally reach its conclusion this season. The Hulu series started in 2009. This season media critics have given it mixed reviews. Describes the ten-episode season as a genuine portrayal of the group’s foundation. The show stars Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, and Julian Elijah Martinez.
5. Beast (Prime Video, February 7)
First streamed on Peacock. Idris Elba plays a widowed doctor who takes his two daughters to visit a South African game reserve. The family is forced to fight for their lives when they are stalked and attacked by a ferocious, man-killing lion. The movie is based on a real storyline of man-eating lions who once roamed Earth known as the Tsavo Man-eaters. In 1898, a group of railway workers was laying track across the Tsavo River in Kenya, when they fell victim to a pair of lions.
6. The Woman King (Netflix, February 16)
The two-hour fifteen-minute film tells the story of the Agojie. An all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 1800s. The movie was a box office hit for Sony with $94 million worldwide when released in 2022. Critics say these warriors have skills and fierceness, unlike anything the world has ever seen. Faced with a new threat, Gen. Nanisca trains the next generation of recruits to fight against a foreign enemy. The film stars Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and John Boyega.
How did streaming come about?
Streaming services have been a thing since 1995. Starting with a live broadcast baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees by ESPN SportsZone. At the beginning of a new era in the 2000s, Microsoft and Netflix developed their streaming services. Today, there are over 35 streaming services. Netflix is still the number one streaming service today. Offering a variety of TV series, documentaries, feature films, and mobile games through a rental service. The streaming services start at $7 a month.
Then comes Disney Plus, HBO Max, and Hulu. Hulu was founded in 2007 by News Corporation and NBC Universal later Providence Equity Partners and The Walt Disney Company. It has over 48 million subscribers with over 70,000 streaming movies and over 80 live tv channels. There’s also Prime Video, Peacock, and Youtube Tv.