Weekly Entertainment Digest – January 14th

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Weekly Entertainment Digest - January 14th

We have a lot of fun and exciting shows coming to the small and big screen this year. And while there may not be as many movies we’re heading to theaters to see just yet, there are definitely a lot of great shows coming up. Be sure to check out everything coming that was announced this week and even a screening opportunity as well!

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.

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How I Met Your Father – Season 2 Trailer -Streaming January 24th

In the near future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the present where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.

THE PLAYBOY MURDERS – Streaming January 23rd

ID reveals the dark side lurking behind a popular, adult men’s magazine with THE PLAYBOY MURDERS, an anthology series recounting murders and mysteries that intersect with the world of Playboy. This six-part series is hosted and executive produced by former Playboy Bunny Holly Madison, and will be available to stream the same day on discovery+

“Starting this January, ID is moving right into the center of the pop culture conversation by unpacking how fascination with celebrity can quickly twist into an obsession with devastating results,” said Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content, Linear and Streaming. “From executive producer Holly Madison, THE PLAYBOY MURDERS gives first-person insight far beyond the glamour of the magazine into the dark side of the iconic Bunny ears.”

ID bares it all with THE PLAYBOY MURDERS, revealing tragedies that span decades of the once-iconic brand. In the premiere episode, “Bunny Meets Bachelor,” airing January 23 at 10/9c, after a Playboy party hostess and model is found dead and dismembered in a dumpster, it ignites a tabloid media frenzy. As police investigate her romantic partners, Jasmine Fiore’s husband, a VH1 reality star, heads for the Canadian border. Additional stories featured include Stacy Arthur, the middle-American mom who spent hours on Playboy’s premium 1-900 number, attracting one fan’s fatal obsession; the Playboy Club romance of Carole Gold and husband Charles that puts a Bunny behind bars; former Playboy cyber girl Christina Carlin-Kraft whose promising future is dashed after a night out on the town; and more. 

Follow ID social on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for exclusive videos, articles and live conversations about the cases featured in the series. Engage on social using #ThePlayboyMurders

THE PLAYBOY MURDERS is produced by Lion Television US for Investigation Discovery.

BLOOD – In Theaters January 27th and Available On Demand January 31st

Jess (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse and mother recently separated from her husband (Skeet Ulrich), moves her daughter Tyler (Skylar Morgan Jones) and young son Owen (Finlay Wojtak-Hissong) back into her family farmhouse. Shortly after settling in, Owen’s dog escapes into the woods and returns days later, blood-soaked and rabid. When the dog attacks and bites him, the resulting infection grows more shocking as Owen’s behavior becomes frightening and deadly. As he spirals deeper into the depths of the illness, Jess discovers a disturbing cure, which makes her question how far she is willing to go to keep her child alive.

MAYBE I DO – In Theaters Nationwide January 27th

With a star-studded ensemble cast, Maybe I Do stars Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey and William H. Macy in a multi-generational romantic comedy. Michelle (Roberts) and Allen (Bracey) have reached the point in their relationship to take the next steps toward marriage.  Thinking it is a good idea to invite their parents to finally meet, they set a dinner and make it a family affair. To everyone’s surprise, the affair takes on a whole new meaning as the parents already know each other all too well – they’ve been cheating on their spouses for months…with each other. Trapped in this precarious predicament, they try to hide their dalliances from the kids while confronting their spouse’s lovers head-on.  Let the games begin!

FILMMAKERS FOR THE PROSECUTION – Opens January 27th in NYC & February 3rd in LA

Adapted from Sandra Schulberg’s monograph, Filmmakers for the Prosecution retraces the thrilling hunt for film evidence used to convict the Nazis at the first Nuremberg Trial. The searchers were two sons of Hollywood – brothers Budd and Stuart Schulberg – serving under the command of OSS film chief John Ford. The motion pictures they presented in the courtroom became part of the official record and shape our understanding of the Holocaust to this day. Seventy-five years after the trial, French journalist and filmmaker Jean-Christophe Klotz returns to the German salt mines where films lay burning, uncovers never-before-seen footage, and interviews key figures to unravel why the resulting film about the trial – Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today by Stuart Schulberg – was intentionally buried by the U.S. Department of War. Klotz’s riveting film also fills in the gaps of how these groundbreaking materials were sourced, and poses still-pertinent questions about the power of film to write history.

Filmmakers for the Prosecution features jaw-dropping first-hand accounts by Budd Schulberg, head of the OSS search team; Niklas Frank, son of Nuremberg defendant Hans Frank; and French jurist Yves Beigbeder, assistant to French judge Henri Donnedieu de Vabres; fascinating reveals by scholars Sylvie LindepergAxel FischerAlexander Zöller, and Stuart Liebman; and illuminating comments from Sandra Schulberg about the decision to suppress the American film about the Nuremberg trial as the Cold War began. The story is carried by Eli Rosenbaum, who served for 30 years in the Office of Special Investigations of the U.S. Department of Justice, prosecuting Nazis in the U.S. and extraditing others to await trial in Germany. As Rosenbaum explains in the film, the “Nuremberg principles” underlie all modern attempts to prosecute crimes against humanity and crimes against the peace.

80 FOR BRADY | New Clip Available & Tickets On Sale Now – In Theaters February 3rd

80 for Brady

Paramount Pictures announced “80 for Brady Week” with three different advance screenings to celebrate the exclusive theatrical release of the feature film 80 for Brady.  

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 Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field, with 7-time Super Bowl Champion and producer Tom Brady, 80 For Brady is in-theatres February 3, 2023.

Fans will be among the first to see the film during three different advance screening dates, with one show per night at participating locations: “Sneak Preview” Screening on Saturday, 1/28 at 2PM local time; “BFF Night Out” Screening on Tuesday, 1/31at 6PM local time; and “Ladies Night Out” Screening on Wednesday, 2/1 at 7PM local time. 

In addition to seeing the film before its wide release, fans will also score with special 80 For Brady bargain ticket pricing. Special ticket prices may vary exhibitor to exhibitor at participating theatres.  Check local theatre listings for details.   

All advance screening and general tickets for 80 For Brady tickets go on sale today, Thursday, January 12th at 8am PST. To purchase tickets for the “Sneak Preview,” “BFF Night Out” and “Ladies Night Out” advance screenings and for participating theatre listing in your area, go to 80ForBrady.com/SeeItFirst.  General tickets are also on sale at 80ForBrady.com.  Tickets for all shows are also on sale at exhibitors’ websites & mobile apps and at participating theatre box offices nationwide. 

Fans seeing 80 for Brady at these advance screenings will also see the 80 For Brady “GONNA BE YOU” music video on the big screen featuring Dolly Parton and Belinda Carlisle, Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper and Debbie Harry. Produced by Damon Elliott for Kind Music Group with additional production by ISH. 

Says Paramount Pictures President of Domestic Distribution Chris Aronson, “Fans are already bringing a level of excitement to this film that is typically reserved for a big game (or even Super Bowl Sunday.) We’re excited to give audiences the opportunity to be among the first to see this hilarious and spirited movie at special prices.  It’s a true crowd-pleaser with so much heart, featuring a cast of legends at their absolute finest.” 

Paramount Pictures presents 80 For Brady in association with Fifth Season

A Tempesta Films / 199 Production / Watch This Ready Production. Executive producers Jeff Stott, Mike Covino, Kyle Marvin. Produced by Donna Gigliotti, p.g.a., Tom Brady. Written by Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern. Directed by Kyle Marvin.

Celebrate 100 Magical Years When Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts –Volume 1 Arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD February 7th

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced that Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 1 will soon be available to audiences to enjoy at home. This new collection gathers together ten classic animated shorts for the first time, including the iconic “Steamboat Willie,” and features all-new introductions from Mickey and Minnie for each short.

This release is part of the planned releases coming in 2023 to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary.

It will be available to purchase on Blu-ray and DVD from February 7. 

Film Synopsis

Celebrate 100 magical years of Disney with this collectible compilation of animated shorts! Mickey and Minnie share their memories in new introductions to these 10 wonderful stories, which have entertained generations of children and adults alike. Included is the iconic “Steamboat Willie,” the first cartoon with synchronized sound, in which the character of Mickey Mouse was first introduced as a deckhand on a riverboat commanded by the tyrannical Captain Pete. Also included are “Brave Little Tailor,” featuring Mickey as a medieval tailor given a daunting task. In “Mickey’s Delayed Date,” the tardy mouse relies on his faithful pup Pluto to get him to a dance with Minnie. “Hawaiian Holiday” finds Mickey and his pals vacationing on a beautiful island. Then along with friends, Mickey and Minnie glide through a romantic date on a frozen river in “On Ice.” And catch five more delightful stories in this legacy collection.

Sharper premieres February 10th in select theaters and February 17th on Apple TV+

No one is who they seem in Sharper, a neo-noir thriller of secrets and lies, set amongst New York City’s bedrooms, barrooms and boardrooms. Characters compete for riches and power in a high stakes game of ambition, greed, lust and jealousy that will keep audiences guessing until the final moment.

OF AN AGE in select theaters on February 10th Expanding on February 17th

OF AN AGE is set in the summer of 1999 as a 17-year-old Serbian born, Australian amateur ballroom dancer experiences an unexpected and intense 24-hour romance with a friend’s older brother.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga – Third and Final Season – Streaming February 15th

Off the release of their debut album and their continued rise to fame, we follow the Wu-Tang Clan over the course of their five-year plan as they face and overcome different challenges. While each of the members go on separate journeys to figure out where they fit in the music world, RZA struggles to stay on top of things in order to fulfill the promise he made to his Wu brothers. As money, fame, ego, and business threaten to tear the group apart, they must find a way to come together and cement their legacy.

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania- New Trailer and Poster – In theaters February 17th

A new, action-packed trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania,” which opens in theaters Feb. 17, 2023, just debuted during tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Kicking off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fast-paced, big-screen adventure features the MCU’s most powerful villain to date: Kang the Conqueror. Check out the trailer, plus a new poster and images, and please share with your readers. 

Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a. and Stephen Broussard, p.g.a., “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” also stars Jonathan Majors as Kang, David Dastmalchian as Veb, Katy O’Brian as Jentorra, William Jackson Harper as Quaz and Bill Murray as Lord Krylar. The sci-fi adventure opens in theaters on Feb. 17, 2023. 

Apple TV+ unveils premiere date and cast for new original series “Jane,” inspired by the mission of Dr. Jane Goodall – Global Streaming Debut on April 14th

Apple TV+ unveiled the launch date and cast for “Jane,” a new 10-episode mission-driven series for kids and families inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall. From Emmy Award winner J.J. Johnson (“Dino Dana”, “Endlings,” “Ghostwriter”), Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute, “Jane” premieres globally on Friday, April 14 on Apple TV+. 

Ava Louise Murchison (“Reacher”) stars as Jane Garcia, a nine-year-old budding environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals. Using her powerful imagination, Jane takes her best friends David, played by Mason Blomberg (“Shameless”), and Greybeard the chimpanzee on epic adventures to help protect wild animals all around the world because, according to her idol Dr. Jane Goodall: “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, can they be saved.”

“I’m excited about this opportunity and relationship with Apple and Sinking Ship. The program “Jane” spreads a message of hope and reminds children that the environment is something that we all have to be concerned about while also inspiring them and their parents to make a difference,” said Dr. Jane Goodall.

Cast also includes Tamara Almeida (“Secrets at the Inn”), Dan Abramovici (“Wayne”), newcomer Jazz Allen, and Sam Marra (“Stumptown”).   

From Sinking Ship Entertainment, “Jane,” a live action/CGI blended series, is created by company partner J.J. Johnson who executive produced alongside Christin Simms, Blair Powers, Matt Bishop and the Jane Goodall Institute’s Andria Teather.

“Jane” marks the second Apple Original series produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, joining acclaimed, Daytime Emmy Award-winning series “Ghostwriter.”

The award-winning slate of original series and film for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes impressive all-ages offerings such as the critically-acclaimed properties BAFTA Award-winning “El Deafo,” “Lovely Little Farm,” “Duck & Goose,” “Pinecone & Pony,” Emmy Award-winning “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” and “Harriet the Spy” from The Jim Henson Company, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series “Stillwater,” “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop, “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment, “Sago Mini Friends,” “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero, “Snoopy in Space,” “The Snoopy Show” and “Get Rolling with Otis.” Live-action offerings for include Bonnie Hunt’s “Amber Brown,” “Best Foot Forward,” “Surfside Girls,” “Life By Ella,” Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” from Sesame Workshop, and “Puppy Place.” 

Also included are specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including “It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” “Lucy’s School,” “To Mom (and Dad), With Love,” Emmy Award-winning “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” and “For Auld Lang Syne,” and “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the 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.

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 animated film “Wolfwalkers.”

Hulu’s “Saint X” Premieres April 26th

The series, which is told via multiple timelines, explores and upends the girl-gone-missing genre as it explores how a young woman’s mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth. 

ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET. | FIRST LOOK! – In Theaters April 28th

For over fifty years, Judy Blume’s classic and groundbreaking novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. has impacted generations with its timeless coming of age story, insightful humor, and candid exploration of life’s biggest questions. In Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation, 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates), who isn’t happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets. The film also stars Benny Safdie (Licorice PizzaGood Time) and is written for the screen and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen), based on the book by Judy Blume, and produced by Gracie Films’ Academy Award® winner James L. Brooks (Best Picture, 1983 – Terms of Endearment), alongside Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai, Kelly Fremon Craig, Judy Blume, Amy Lorraine Brooks, Aldric La’auli Porter, and executive produced by Jonathan McCoy.

Lionsgate presents, a Gracie Films production.

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