It’s been a week of new movies, sneak peeks at Big Game Spots, giveaways, and a lot more. It looks like this year we’re going to be a lot busier with new shows and movies!
Metro Detroit Local Events
- Wicked (Jan 24-28th)
- Dinosaur World Live (Jan 27th)
- Just for Us (February 10th)
- Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience (February 19th)
- PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (February 20 – 25)
- The Life and Music of George Michael (March 1st)
- Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (March 5-17th)
- THE CHER SHOW (March 19 – 24)
- The Classic Rock Show (March 28th)
- Ledisi (March 29th)
- Celtic Woman (April 6th)
- All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (April 13th)
- Joe Satriani & Steve Vai (April 16th)
- MAMMA MIA! (April 23 – 28)
- Hatsune Miku – Miku Expo 2024
- Leanne Morgan (June 22nd)
- Shrek The Musical (August 2-4)
- One Love (2/12)
Movie and Series Review
Movie and Entertainment Updates:
Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal Now Available on Digital Platforms from Shout! Studios
Behold the spectacular fantasy feature films from prolific genius Jim Henson when the pop culture masterpieces LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL are set to unleash globally on Digital on February 6, 2024 by Shout! Studios in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company. Movie enthusiasts and collectors will relish the definitive digital releases of LABYRINTH (starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly) and THE DARK CRYSTAL (starring Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, and Frank Oz), available for purchase and/or rent across major digital entertainment platforms around the world. Each movie boasts new digital key art and trailer. Whether reliving childhood memories or discovering these two ground-breaking movies for the first time, prepare to be spellbound as you embark on these mesmerizing cinematic journeys that will ignite your imagination like never before.
Moreover, LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL will be available together in a digital bundle on select platforms for the first time, allowing loyal fans and movie collectors to own and enjoy both iconic movies.
Jim Henson masterfully created completely original fantastical worlds that transcend imagination – brimming with magic and mystery, complete with a host of iconic characters. Whether it is the world of Thra, or the Goblin King’s Labyrinth, these unforgettable realms reflect Henson’s unparalleled talent to bring the magical, the whimsical, the bizarre, and the extraordinary to life.
THE BOOK OF CLARENCE AVAILABLE TO RENT OR BUY Now
Streetwise but struggling, Clarence (LaKeith Stanfield) is trying to find a better life for himself and his family, make himself worthy to the woman he loves, and prove that he’s not a nobody. Captivated by the power and glory of the rising Messiah and His apostles, he risks everything to carve his own path to a divine life, a journey through which he finds redemption and faith, power and knowledge.
- Commentary with Jeymes Samuel & LaKeith Stanfield
- Band of Brothers: Meet the Cast
- Song of Songs: An Epic Collaboration
- The Gospel of Jeymes: On the Set with Jeymes Samuel
- Book 4: Making the Film
- Gag Reel
- *DIGITAL EXTRAS ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SELECT RETAILERS
THE MONK AND THE GUN | In Theaters Now
An elderly lama (Kelsang Choejey), recognizing that extraordinary change is about to sweep through his country, is troubled by the possible outcomes. He instructs his young disciple Tashi (Tandin Wangchuk) to set forth into the kingdom and bring him two guns before the full moon to “set it right.” The young monk is perplexed by his guru’s request, and his familiarity with guns is based solely on images from the only film available on television: James Bond. His quest brings him into contact with a scheming American gun collector Ron (Harry Einhorn), leading to a most unexpected outcome.
BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE | Bob Marley Birthday Tribute & Big Game Spot – In Theaters February 14th
BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE is in theatres February 14, 2024.
Big Game Spot
MONOLITH – In Select Theaters & On Digital February 16th
While trying to salvage her career, a disgraced journalist begins investigating a strange conspiracy theory. But as the trail leads uncomfortably close to home, she is left to grapple with the lies at the heart of her own story.
ALL OF US STRANGERS Arrives at Digital Retailers and Hulu February 22nd
One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.
THE BAD SHEPHERD – Available on Digital and On Demand on February 23rd
In remote wilderness, a group of friends embark on a fateful hunting trip that takes a dark turn when they unintentionally take the life of a mysterious stranger carrying a bag brimming with illicit cash. As guilt and paranoia consume them, their loyalties are pushed to the brink. However, their nightmare intensifies when the bag’s mysterious owner begins a relentless pursuit, forcing the friends into a treacherous game of survival where their bonds are tested, secrets unravel, and the desperate quest for redemption takes an unforgiving toll on their once unbreakable friendships.
Imaginary – Meet Chauncey – In theaters March 8th
From Blumhouse, the genre-defining masterminds behind FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S and M3GAN, comes an original horror that taps into the innocence of imaginary friends – and begs the question: Are they really figments of childhood imagination or is something more terrifying lying just beneath?
When Jessica (DeWanda Wise) moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice (Pyper Braun) develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement. Alice starts playing games with Chauncey that begin playful and become increasingly sinister.
As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.
The Reluctant Traveler With Eugene Levy – Season 2 – On Apple TV+ on March 8th
At the 2024 Winter Television Critics Association press tour, Apple TV+ revealed the season two trailer and premiere date for the second season of wayfaring travel series, “The Reluctant Traveler With Eugene Levy.” Hosted and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Eugene Levy, the second season of the celebrated series is set to premiere two episodes on Friday, March 8, 2024, with additional episodes to debut each week through Friday, April 12, 2024.
After confronting some of his long-held fears in season one, Emmy Award winner Eugene Levy steps out of his comfort zone once again. This time, he’s embarking on a ‘must do’ journey for any respectable globetrotter – a grand tour of Europe. The seven-part second season of the acclaimed country-hopping travel series follows Levy as he makes his way from the very north of the continent to the very south. Along the way, he unearths stunning hidden local gems, discovers his family tree and attempts to broaden his taste buds while experiencing the region’s most unique destinations along the way. Join him as he goes on the trip of a lifetime he never knew he needed.
This season, Levy ventures even further off the beaten path, inspired to experience local practices and global escapades with friends both new and old, including preparing for Midsummer in Swedish tradition with a moose tracking adventure, visiting for the first time the land of his mother’s childhood – Scotland, dining with a luminary and taking a bite out of French cuisine in Saint-Tropez, embracing wellness with a ‘hay bath’ under German thatched roofs on the island of Sylt, voyaging on a Greek fishing expedition around Milos, learning medieval customs and harvesting grapes in Italy and playing soccer with an iconic Spanish star in Seville, Spain.
“The Reluctant Traveler With Eugene Levy” is produced for Apple TV+ by Twofour and is executive produced by Levy, David Brindley, Nic Patten and Sara Brailsford.
MANHUNT – On AppleTV+ March 15th
At the 2024 Winter Television Critics Association press tour, Apple TV+ revealed the trailer for “Manhunt,” the upcoming seven-part, true crime limited series starring Emmy Award-winning actor Tobias Menzies (“The Crown,” “Game of Thrones”), and created by Emmy nominee Monica Beletsky (“Fargo,” “The Leftovers,” “Friday Night Lights”), who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. “Manhunt” makes its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on Friday, March 15, 2024, and new episodes will debut Fridays, culminating in the finale on April 19, 2024.
Based on The New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning non-fiction book from author James L. Swanson, “Manhunt” is a conspiracy thriller about one of the best known but least understood crimes in history, the astonishing story of the hunt for John Wilkes Booth in the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Starring alongside Menzies are Anthony Boyle (“Masters of the Air,” “Tetris”), Lovie Simone (“Greenleaf”), Will Harrison (“Daisy Jones & The Six”), Brandon Flynn (“13 Reasons Why”), Damian O’Hare (“Hatfields & McCoys”), Glenn Morshower (“The Resident”), Patton Oswalt (“A.P. Bio”), Matt Walsh (“Veep”), and Hamish Linklater (“The Big Short”).
“Manhunt” is produced by Apple Studios and co-produced by Lionsgate Television, in association with POV Entertainment, Walden Media, 3 Arts Entertainment, Dovetale Productions and Monarch Pictures. Beletsky, Emmy nominee Carl Franklin, Layne Eskridge, and Kate Barry executive produce. Swanson, author of “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer” also serves as executive producer alongside Michael Rotenberg, Richard Abate, Frank Smith and Naia Cucukov. Franklin, (“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” “One False Move,” “Devil in a Blue Dress”) also directed the first two episodes.
POLAR RESCUE – On Blu-ray & Digital March 26th
International martial arts icon Donnie Yen (Raging Fire, Ip Man 4: The Finale, Big Brother) ramps up the drama in POLAR RESCUE, debuting on Digital and Blu-ray™ March 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment. After a young boy gets lost during a bitter snowstorm, his frantic parents seek help from the local police, who are soon faced with a desperate race against the clock as hours tick by with no sign of the child. Co-directed by Lo Chi Leung (Double Tap, The Bullet Vanishes) and Donnie Yen, POLAR RESCUE also stars Cecilia Han (The Golden Doll) and Jia Bing (Give Me Five, The Eleventh Chapter).
After a young boy gets lost during a bitter snowstorm, his frantic parents (Donnie Yen, Cecilia Han) seek help from the local police, who are soon faced with a desperate race against the clock as hours tick by with no sign of the child.
BORN TO FLY- On Blu-ray & Digital March 26th
After a threat arises mid-air, an elite test pilot is forced to test his own physical and psychological limits in order to survive in the action-packed aerial drama BORN TO FLY, soaring onto Digital and Blu-ray™ March 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment.The debut feature film from director and co-writer Liu Xiaoshi, BORN TO FLY stars Wang Yibo (Hidden Blade), Hu Jun (Shadow, Code of the Assassins), and Yu Shi (Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms), with Zhou Dongyu (Better Days), and features amazing VFX and aerial action with cutting-edge fighter jets.
After an unforeseen threat arises mid-air, a talented young air force test pilot (Wang Yibo) is forced to test not only the capabilities of his top-secret aircraft but also his own physical and psychological limits in order to survive.
IF | Big Game Tease Available Now – In Theaters May 17th
From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.
Hulu’s “Vanderpump Villa” – Coming this Spring
Decadence and debauchery collide in “Vanderpump Villa,” a new unscripted docu-drama following Lisa Vanderpump’s hand-selected staff as they work, live, and play at an exclusive French estate: Chateau Rosabelle.
Each scintillating episode follows the elite staff as they try to provide luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime, Vanderpump-curated experiences for guests while dealing with rivalries, romances, and raucous misadventures that come from living and working together 24/7.
From firework-filled proposals and opulent events at the chateau to unbelievable excursions and outrageous confrontations in the French countryside, each day at the Chateau brings nonstop heartfelt, humorous, and heated moments, from staff and guests alike. All the while, Lisa evaluates whether this is the team to make her “pop up” experience a permanent reality and add to her ever-growing empire.
But will this unparalleled–yet unorthodox–crew be able to rise to the occasion and meet both the guests’ and Lisa’s great expectations?
A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE | Official Trailer & Teaser Poster Available – In theaters June 28th
Experience the day the world went quiet.
MOANA 2 – FIRST LOOK NOW AVAILABLE – In Theaters November 27th
The Walt Disney Company Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger announced today that “Moana 2,” Disney Animation’s all-new feature-length sequel to 2016’s Oscar-nominated film, will be released in theaters in 2024. “Moana remains an incredibly popular franchise,” said Iger, “and we can’t wait to give you more of Moana and Maui when ‘Moana 2’ comes to theaters this November.”
A first-look image and special look at the film are now available to download and share.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ epic animated musical “Moana 2” takes audiences on an expansive new voyage with Moana, Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers. After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced. Directed by Dave Derrick Jr. with music by Grammy® winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Grammy nominee Opetaia Foa’i, and three-time Grammy winner Mark Mancina, “Moana 2” opens in theaters on Nov. 27, 2024.