Weekly Entertainment Digest – December 10th

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Weekly Entertainment Digest - December 10th

Are you looking for something new to watch or wondered about the movies coming to theaters? Be sure to check out the latest reviews, announcements, and even featurettes.

Check out the latest movie release schedule to find out when the movies you want to see will be hitting the big screen and streaming channels. And start making your holiday plans – we have the AppleTV+ holiday release schedule!

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BABYLON | Scoring Babylon Featurette Available Now – In Theaters December 23rd

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From Damien Chazelle, BABYLON is an original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva, with an ensemble cast including Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Jean Smart. A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

Apple TV+ unveils trailer for animated short film “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse” ahead of December 25 debut

Apple TV+ released today the trailer for the upcoming animated short film “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and the Horse,” based on the internationally best-selling book of the same name by celebrated author Charlie Mackesy. The story of kindness, friendship, courage and hope for viewers of all ages premieres globally on December 25, Christmas Day, on Apple TV+.

The poignant journey follows the unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse traveling together in the boy’s search for home. The film, featuring Mackesy’s distinctive illustrations brought to life in full color with beautiful hand-drawn animation, stars BAFTA Award winner Tom Hollander (“The White Lotus”) as ‘The Mole,’ SAG Award winner Idris Elba (“Luther”) as ‘The Fox,’ Gabriel Byrne (“All Things Bright and Beautiful”) as ‘The Horse,’ and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll as ‘The Boy.’ 

Matthew Freud presents a Charlie Mackesy film, produced by Academy Award nominee Cara Speller (“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”) of NoneMore Productions and J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella of Bad Robot Productions. Directed by Peter Baynton (“The Tiger Who Came To Tea”) and Mackesy, the film is adapted from the original book in collaboration with Jon Croker (“Paddington 2”). The film is executive produced by Jony Ive and Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”). Original score by composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and conducted by Geoff Alexander. 

The film is presented in partnership with the BBC, who will premiere “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” in the UK, with the film available on Apple TV+ outside of the UK, this Christmas.

The award-winning slate of original series and film for kids and families on Apple TV+ also includes impressive all-ages offerings such as the Humanitas Prize and BAFTA Children & Young People’s Award winner “El Deafo,” BAFTA Children & Young People’s Award winner “Lovely Little Farm,” “Duck & Goose” and “Pinecone & Pony”; Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater,” Daytime Emmy Award winner “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop, “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment, “Sago Mini Friends,” Children & Family Emmy Award nominee “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero, Daytime Emmy Award nominee “Snoopy in Space,” “The Snoopy Show,” “Get Rolling with Otis” and “Interrupting Chicken.” Live-action offerings include Bonnie Hunt’s “Amber Brown,” “Best Foot Forward,” “Surfside Girls,” “Life By Ella,” Daytime Emmy Award winner “Ghostwriter” from Sesame Workshop, “Puppy Place” and Environmental Media Award winner “Circuit Breakers.” 

Also included are specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including Children’s & Family Emmy Award nominated “It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” “Lucy’s School,” Humanitas Prize nominee “To Mom (and Dad), With Love,” Annie Award nominee “For Auld Lang Syne” and “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the BAFTA Children & Young People’s Award and Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times best-selling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers. Apple TV+ will also soon expand its slate with “Jane,” a new mission-driven series from J.J. Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute.

The kids and family film offerings include star-studded animated adventure film “Luck” from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation which premiered this year and Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA Children & Young People’s Award-winning animated film “Wolfwalkers.”

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have earned 293 wins and 1,266 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

THE OLD WAY – In Theaters 1/6 and On Premium Video On Demand 1/13

Academy Award® winner* Nicolas Cage stars in his first-ever Western as Colton Briggs, a cold-blooded gunslinger turned respectable family man. When an outlaw and his gang put Colton and his family in peril, Colton is forced to take up arms with an unlikely partner — his 12-year-old daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) — in this action-filled film that builds toward its fateful showdown with pulse-pounding suspense.

ALICE, DARLING – In Theaters Nation Wide January 20th

In ALICE, DARLING, Oscar® nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) is Alice in this taut thriller about a woman pushed to the breaking point by her psychologically abusive boyfriend, Simon. While on vacation with two close girlfriends, Alice rediscovers the essence of herself and gains some much-needed perspective. Slowly, she starts to fray the cords of codependency that bind her. But Simon’s vengeance is as inevitable as it is shattering – and, once unleashed, it tests Alice’s strength, her courage, and the bonds of her deep-rooted friendships.

THE GRANDMASTER OF KUNG FU – On digital & Blu-ray 1/31

THE GRANDMASTER OF KUNG FU, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD January 31 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Du Yuhang plays a martial arts master engaged in a life-or-death battle with a Japanese military commander in order to protect an important martial arts stronghold. Directed by Cheng Siyu (Fist of Fury: Soul), THE GRANDMASTER OF KUNG FU also stars Gao Xuemei, Yang Yongfeng, Li Ruoxi and Zhuang Han.  A Hi-YAH! original, the film is available on the martial arts streaming service now.

80 FOR BRADY | New Featurette Available Now – In Theaters February 3rd

80 FOR BRADY is inspired by the true story of four best friends living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Tom Brady play. Starring Academy Award® nominee Lily Tomlin, Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda, Academy Award® winner Rita Moreno and Academy Award® winner Sally Field, with 7-time Super Bowl Champion and producer Tom Brady, 80 FOR BRADY is in-theatres February 3, 2023.

John Wick 4 Official Poster – In Theaters March 24, 2023

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.

Champions starring Woody Harrelson | Official Trailer – In Theaters March 24, 2023

(L to R) Casey Metcalfe as Marlon, James Day Keith as Benny, Woody Harrelson as Marcus, Ashton Gunning as Cody, and Tom Sinclair as Blair in director Bobby Farrelly’s CHAMPIONS, a Focus Features release. Courtesy of Focus Features

Woody Harrelson stars in the hilarious and heartwarming story of a former minor-league basketball coach who, after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined.           

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES | New BTS Featurette and New Poster – In Theaters March 31, 2023

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.  Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

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