Weekly Entertainment Digest - July 30th

Weekly Entertainment Digest – July 30th

Old classics making their way back to the big screen, fan favorites are being released in 4K special editions, and new movie announcements. Check out everything that happened this week in entertainment.

Check out all of the trailer releases and SDCC Updates here and be sure to check out the latest movie release schedule to stay up to date.

Screenings and Local Events

Movie Reviews:

Movie and Entertainment Updates:

PARADISE HIGHWAY – Select Theaters, On Digital, and On Demand This Friday, July 29th

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Academy Award® winners Juliette Binoche and Morgan Freeman lead this riveting thriller set in the trucking industry and its seamy underbelly of human trafficking. To save the life of her brother (Frank Grillo), Sally (Binoche), a truck driver, reluctantly agrees to smuggle illicit cargo: a girl named Leila (Hala Finley). As Sally and Leila begin a danger-fraught journey across state lines, a dogged FBI operative (Freeman) sets out on their trail, determined to do whatever it takes to terminate a human-trafficking operation — and bring Sally and Leila to safety.

Ukraine: Life Under Russia’s Attack – August 2nd Streaming on PBS DOCUMENTARIES PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL

A dramatic and intimate look inside the Russian assault on Kharkiv. Told by displaced families trying to survive underground, civilians caught in the fight, and first responders risking their lives amid the shelling of Ukraine’s second largest city.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – ONLY IN IMAX – 8/12

Once upon a time, back in 1982, an unprecedented cinematic event took place that stirred souls and captured the imagination of countless generations. When “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” landed in theaters, the heartwarming story of a young boy who befriends a stranded alien quickly broke all box office records to become an instant classic. 

SUMMERING – Opens in Detroit theatres Friday, August 12

As their last summer before middle school comes to a close, four best friends face the uncertainties of growing up and embark on their biggest adventure yet.

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – August 28th Streaming on PBS DOCUMENTARIES PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL

Discover the scandalous rise and fall of the Boleyn family in this epic three-part documentary series filled with love, betrayal and obsession.
 
Told from the unique perspective of the family itself, the series juxtaposes narration from historical academics with actors performing significant scenes.

Official Trailer for SAMARITAN – Streaming on Amazon Prime on August 26th

Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.

Wedding Season – Streaming on Hulu Thursday, September 8th

The genre-busting series tells the story of Katie and Stefan who fall for each other at a wedding and begin an affair, despite Katie already having a fiancé. Two months later at Katie’s wedding, her new husband and his entire family are murdered. The police think Stefan did it. Stefan thinks Katie did it. And no one knows for sure what the truth is… 
 
The series is an action-packed romp across the UK and the US as Katie and Stefan go on the run, all while trying to prove their innocence.

BARBARIAN – New Clip – In Theaters September 9th

In “Barbarian,” a young woman traveling to Detroit for a job interview books a rental home. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double booked, and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest.

From 20th Century Studios and New Regency, “Barbarian” stars Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davis, Richard Brake, Jaymes Butler and Kurt Braunohler. The film was written and directed by Zach Cregger. The producers are Arnon Milchan, Roy Lee, Raphael Margules and J.D. Lifshitz. Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Danny Chan, Alex Lebovici and Bill Skarsgård are the film’s executive producers.

Lightyear Launches onto Digital August 3 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD September 13th

You know the toy. Discover his story when Disney and Pixar Studios’ epic space adventure Lightyear debuts on all major digital platforms August 3 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD September 13. 

Described as an “Extremely fun action sci-fi film that will bring a smile to fans of the character” (Ross Bonaime, Collider) and Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™, Lightyear brings to vivid life the origin story of the iconic Space Ranger. 

Pixar fans can add to their Toy Story movie collection, and access bonus content including exclusive deleted scenes, featurettes and an audio commentary by filmmaker Angus MacLane. Lightyearwill also stream on Disney+.

Film Synopsis

From Disney and Pixar comes an animated sci-fi action-adventure — the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy. Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits, Izzy, Mo and Darby, and his robot companion Sox. As this motley crew embark on their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army who are never far behind.

Bonus Features*

Deleted Scenes

  • Deleted Scenes Introduction – Director Angus MacLane introduces six scenes that are all drawn, set to music, timed and voiced, but are not included in the final version of this amazing film – which took five and a half years to make!
  • The Dump – In one of LIGHTYEAR’s original opening scenes, we explore Proxima B, with its carnivorous plants, sulfur pits, weird bugs, hot climate, and lack of coffee! A familiar Space Ranger volunteers to risk all in an effort to return to Earth.
  • Polly – Buzz relives childhood memories when he visits an aeronautic museum in which his father is memorialized. There, he finds Polly, his dad’s robot companion bird, who possesses a very revealing recorded message meant for Buzz!
  • Meet Izzy – After young Izzy and her family (including her brother Maurice) move in next door to Buzz, the adorable, talkative girl bursts into Buzz’s home, warms up to Sox, and asks Buzz a lot of questions.
  • Up in the Lair – After his spacecraft crash-lands and he winds up in the bunker of fledgling Space Rangers, Buzz is introduced to cheesy snacks and a character whose role was cut due to time. He also receives shocking information about his father.
  • Tilted Ship – Star Command Space Rangers of the 56th Airborne Alpha Quadrant meet Buzz and the Space Ranger students. Buzz is given a truth serum so he’ll expose whatever he knows about his father’s connection to the aliens who have taken over Proxima B.
  • Fathership – Buzz wakes up in what he thinks is his childhood home, where he meets his father, who was a time travel pilot, just as he is. But it turns out he’s on the mothership of the aliens who are destroying Proxima B – and hope to vanquish Buzz as well!

Featurettes

  • Building the World of Lightyear – Visits to the Johnson Space Center in Houston and a very familiar cinematic archive gave the filmmakers inspiration as they embarked on the exciting journey of creating Lightyear’s breathtaking production design.
  • The Zap Patrol – Meet the actors who gave voice to Izzy, Mo and Darby, the untrained, unprepared rangers who join Buzz on the adventure of a lifetime. While the misfits may not seem ideal for the mission, their unlikely friendship helps see them through challenging times.
  • Toyetic – Learn why Lightyear is one of the most “toyetic” films ever. Join director Angus MacLane and others on the meticulous, fun process of creating toy models for spaceships and other production elements that led to the film’s richly textured animation.

Audio Commentary

  • Lightyear Filmmaker Commentary – Join director Angus MacLane, writer Jason Headley, and director of photography Jeremy Lasky as they provide insight into the making of this remarkable animated feature while you watch it.

Reboot – Streaming on Hulu September 20th

Hulu reboots an early 2000’s family sitcom, forcing its dysfunctional cast back together. Now they must deal with their unresolved issues in today’s fast-changing world.

Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season – Own The DVD September 27th

Get in on the action and fight the good fight as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season on DVD September 27, 2022. From Award Winning executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, indulge on all 13 action-packed episodes from the second season, plus a gag reel in the bonus features. Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season is priced to own on DVD at $19.99 SRP ($24.99 in Canada) and is also available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers and is streaming on HBO Max.

Six months after the explosive events of season one, Nicky and the Shens are in a great place: Nicky’s been using her Kung Fu skills to keep Chinatown safe, she and Henry are only deeper in love, and the family are all in the know about Nicky’s extracurricular activities. Everything’s great…until the reemergence of Russell Tan and the surprise appearance of Nicky’s cousin, Mia. 

Renewed for a third season on The CW, the series stars Olivia Liang (Dating After CollegeLegacies), Kheng Hua Tan (Crazy Rich Asians), Eddie Liu (Never Have I Ever), Shannon Dang (Sorry for Your Loss), Jon Prasida (Hiding), Gavin Stenhouse (9-1-1), Vanessa Kai (New Amsterdam), Tony Chung (Mortal Combat 11), Yvonne Chapman (The 100), and Tzi Ma (Veep).

Christina M. Kim (Blindspot, NCIS: Los Angeles) serves as executive producer/co-showrunner of the series with Robert Berens (Supernatural). Greg Berlanti (Doom Patrol, The Flash), Sarah Schechter (Superman and Lois, The Flash), Martin Gero (Blindspot) and David Madden (Superman and Lois) also serve as executive producers. Kung Fu is produced by Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television and is inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman. The series received an early renewal for its third season and is considered one of The CW’s “most-streamed and socially-engaged programming.” Season 3 will air on The CW this Fall.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gag Reel

13 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. Year of the Tiger: Part 1
  2. Year of the Tiger: Part 2
  3. The Bell
  4. Clementine
  5. Reunion
  6. Jyu Sa
  7. The Alchemist
  8. Disclosure
  9. The Enclave
  10. Destruction
  11. Bloodline
  12. Alliance
  13. The Source

DIGITAL

Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season is now available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and others.

Till Trailer – In Select Theaters October 14th Everywhere October 28th

Till Movie Poster

Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.

STARSHIP TROOPERS | On 4K UHD With A Limited Edition Steelbook On November 1

From the bridge of the Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga, with its sweeping galactic views, to the desolate terrain of planet Klendathu, teeming with shrieking, fire-spitting, brain-sucking special effects creatures, acclaimed director PAUL VERHOEVEN crafts a dazzling epic based on Robert A. Heinlein’s classic sci-fi adventure. CASPER VAN DIEN, DINA MEYER, DENISE RICHARDS, JAKE BUSEY, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, PATRICK MULDOON, and MICHAEL IRONSIDE star as the courageous soldiers who travel to the distant and desolate Klendathu system for the ultimate showdown between the species.
DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS

  • 4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1
  • Special Feature:
    • NEW: Starship Troopers 25th Anniversary Reunion – an all-new virtual reunion featuring screenwriter Ed Neumeier and actors Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Clancy Brown, Michael Ironside, Jake Busey, Patrick Muldoon and Seth Gilliam

BLU-RAY DISC™

  • Feature presented in High Definition
  • Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Director and Cast Commentary
    • Commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Ed Neumeier
    • FedNet Mode Picture-in-Picture
    • “Death From Above” Documentary
    • “Know Your Foe” Bug Featurettes
    • “The Spaceships from Starship Troopers” Featurette
    • “FX Comparisons” Featurettes
    • Storyboard Comparisons
    • The Making of Starship Troopers
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Screen Tests
    • Scene Deconstructions

Activities

Chuckie Costume Glasses inspired by Rugrats S1V1

You can look like Chuckie too with this fun DIY Costume Glasses craft inspired by Rugrats: Season 1, Volume 1, available now on DVD! Click the link to add a new costume to your playtime fun: https://bit.ly/ChuckieCostumeGlasses

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