[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – February 26, 2021

Many theaters are still not open in the US. Some have had to close again due to health restrictions being put back in place or simply due to a lack of people coming in. While many big-name movies are pushing their release dates back even further, or choosing to premiere overseas first, a number of movies are still determined to make their way to theaters.

This weekend sees a trio of new movies released – a horror movie that takes place within a Jewish Orthodox community, a thriller about the world of opioids, and a new animated adventure about the dynamic duo of Tom and Jerry!


Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.

Directed by Nicholas Jarecki

Starring: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriquez

Release date: February 26

Tom and Jerry

Adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera property, which reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry.

Directed by Tim Story

Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Tom, Jerry, Colin Jost

Release date: February 26 (Also available on HBO MAX)

The Vigil

A man providing overnight watch to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community finds himself opposite a malevolent entity, in writer-director Keith Thomas’ electrifying feature debut.

Directed by Keith Thomas

Starring: Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman, Lynn Cohen, Fred Melamed

Release date: February 26