Weekly Entertainment Digest – June 10th

Weekly Entertainment Digest - June 10th

Summer movies are coming in strong and so are their reviews! We have a lot of fun screenings coming for you as well. There are so many fun things coming your way this week in entertainment. Check out the summer schedule of what’s coming to Hulu and be sure to grab your tickets to the upcoming Friends Experience!

Be sure to stay up to date with the latest movie releases!

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TOY STORY, COCO and CARS Join Disney’s 100th Anniversary Steelbook Collections – Now Available

Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration continues, on June 6th with the exciting release of three Disney•Pixar classics films, to special collectible Steelbook editions, for the first time ever.  TOY STORYCOCO and CARS debut in the stunning ultimate collectible packages that include each re-mastered film, on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Disc and digital code.  The ultimate way to own and display treasured titles, Steelbooks celebrate favorite films with beautiful movie artwork printed on a solid metal case.  These Disney•Pixar releases are available only at Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com. 

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS | Final Trailer – In Theaters Now


Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new faction of Transformer – the Maximals –  to join them as allies in the existing battle for earth. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the film arrives in theatres June 9, 2023.

BBC Studios’ “Somewhere Boy,” Only on Hulu – Now Streaming

When Danny was a baby, his mum was killed in a car crash. Overwhelmed with grief, his dad Steve bought a house in the middle of nowhere and locked Danny in, telling him the world outside was full of monsters waiting to take him away. Just like they took his mum. Steve thought he’d done the right thing, bringing Danny up safe and warm, away from murderers and wars and drugs and arsehole governments and burgers and evil. 

For eighteen years they just stayed in, listening to Benny Goodman records and watching old movies with no sad endings. And that’s how Danny grew up. It was all he knew. And he was happy. 

But when Danny turns eighteen his whole world – everything he’s ever known – explodes in an instant and he has to come to terms with a new world he never knew existed. And find the real monster – the one that killed his mum. 

BY HOOK OR BY CROOK playing theatrically and digitally across the U.S. in June @ Alamo Drafthouse & Criterion Channel

Groundbreaking when it was made and still fiercely innovative today, BY HOOK OR BY CROOK is a buddy film that chronicles three weeks in the life of a handsome, gender-bending, small town dreamer with a nagging messiah complex. Emotionally defeated after the death of his father, SHY heads to the big city to sink himself into a “life of crime.” He is quickly distracted by VALENTINE, a deliriously expressive, wise-acre adoptee on a misguided search for his birthmother. The two freaky grifters join forces and learn the true meaning of “poise under pressure” in this visually stunning and wonderfully acted, anti-authoritarian tale of friendship, trust and redemption.

Said co-director Silas Howard, “When we made By Hook or By Crook we had no idea the film would go on to become an iconic mainstay of queer cinema. We were young artists who wanted to make something representative of us and our culture. We didn’t see people who looked like us—gender non-conforming and trans folks—in mainstream media and we knew waiting around to get permission to be seen was futile. So we just said, fuck it. Let’s tell our own story.”

“One thing we did with that film that I think was ahead of its time – back then surely, and still is today – is that we didn’t explain ourselves to anyone, we were non-binary and didn’t justify our characters’ gender expressions and experiences or define it to the audience. We wanted to make a film about a third gender, which is where I felt I personally lived, at the time,” continued Howard.

Said co-director Harry Dodge, “This year, the film’s 21th anniversary, is an interesting cultural moment. Miraculously, the film is still utterly relevant! Much has changed in terms of LGBTQI visibilty, representation and rights, and so obviously the meaning and intervention the film makes has likewise transformed. In 2002 By Hook or By Crook refused to explain or label the “identity” of these characters, instead diving deep into the specificity of their odd details. By making something nuanced, from the inside, by refusing to oversimplify for expediency the film manages to create different positive ways to talk about self-representation and signification in mass media, and to question (with nuance) monolithic notions of queer identity, reminding us that people experience identity in thousands of very personal, very particular, often philosophical ways.”

Said producer Steak House, “This film is an absolute testament to the power of making radical underground queer art no matter what anyone tells you that you can or cannot do.”

AMERICONNED- NYC/LA/Major city theatrical release June 9th with US/Canada VOD release to follow

AMERICONNED is a film about income inequality in the US and the tragic destabilizing effects to Americans. Radical inequality has led to radicalization at every level of society, and this powerful documentary depicts what happens when America hits its tipping point by looking back through our history at similar critical moments of instability. The labor movement of the past was born in times like these. We must restore the path to the once great middle class that now suffers in silence. 

Despite an increase in productivity in recent decades, compensation for the American worker has been stagnant. In addition, 47% of American jobs are at high risk of being lost to automation and A.I. by the mid-2030s.

In the United States, there has been an upward redistribution of over $50 trillion from the bottom 90% to the top 1% over the last 40 years. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have created a protection racket for the rich, and corporations are deliberately crushing unions.

In this David vs. Goliath story, Chris Smalls leads a movement to unionize Amazon workers for the first time, after the corporation fired Smalls for speaking up for workers’ rights. They are inspiring legions of workers to, as the late, great Congressman John Lewis said, get into “good trouble.”

BAD THINGS – debuting June 9th at the 2023 Tribeca Festival

For a group of friends in the Northeast, a weekend getaway at a snowy resort sounds like just what the doctor ordered. An opportunity to reconnect, relax, and recuperate among serene, snow-capped mountains and trees. But peace doesn’t last long as the ghosts of guests past and relationships long buried come to light. Soon enough, their trip transforms into a psychological tailspin and bloody nightmare, as both long-deceased guests and the space itself come to life, and the group turn on each other in a race to stay alive.

THE FOURTH WALL – Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival June 10th

THE FOURTH WALL is a character-driven documentary series in which the son of cult leaders investigates the transgressive group he was raised inside of, discovering long-buried secrets about the truth of his childhood. This is the story of the Sullivanians, New York’s secretive “psychotherapy sex cult,” which was hidden in plain sight on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the 1970s and ’80s, thriving underground from its utopian heyday to its dramatic collapse in 1991. This history has never before reached a public audience in such a complete and dramatic form as captured in this documentary, which moves beyond the typical cult-narrative to explore the emotional fallout for perpetrators as well as victims, revealing the trauma, guilt and healing of those who were involved. Through intimate and exclusive access to the former members, therapists, and children of the group, series creators Keith Newton, son of the Sullivanian leaders, and filmmaker Luke Meyer (Darkon, Breaking A Monster) unpack an emotional journey that reverberates across decades, leading to the cult’s haunting and unpredictable aftermath.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie ‘Power Up’ Edition Available to own June 13th on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD

– Generating over a billion dollars around the world, the biggest film of the year arrives home with all-new bonus features in THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE ‘POWER UP EDITION,’ available to own on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 13th in the US and Canada, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Boasting an A CinemaScore® and 96% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes, the Nintendo and Illumination-produced pop-culture spectacular of the year comes home in a next-level experience, unlocking over 30-minutes of bonus content that is sure to delight all Super Mario Bros. fans – from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Showcasing an all-star lineup to voice the iconic pop culture characters, THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE stars Chris Pratt (Jurassic World franchise), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaThe Lego Movie), Anya Taylor-Joy (Last Night in Soho, The Queen’s Gambit), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Seth Rogen (Neighbors, An American Pickle), Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda franchise) and Fred Armisen (Wednesday, Portlandia).
The movie tells the story of two Brooklyn plumbers who are brothers and best friends: Mario, the brave one with the “let’s-a go” attitude, and the perpetually anxious Luigi, who would prefer to go nowhere. We open with the Super Mario Brothers reckoning with their struggling plumbing business, and wind up in a whirlwind adventure through Mushroom Kingdom. Through their journey, we meet a cast of familiar, lovable characters, ultimately uniting to defeat the power-hungry villain, Bowser. The Super Mario Bros. Movie takes what millions of gamers worldwide have loved for over three decades and levels it up to a new and breathtaking cinematic experience.
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd, BLU-RAYTM, DVD and Digital:             

  • Getting to Know the Cast – In these short behind-the-scenes pieces we get up close and personal with the stars of the film and learn what they leaned on to inhabit their on-screen persona.
  • Leveling Up: Making THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE – Bringing one of the world’s most beloved video game characters, and the world around him, to life was no easy task! Filmmakers and cast give an in-depth look into the making of the film.
  • THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE Field Guide – Join the cast of THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE as they take viewers through the various Power-Ups and Bonuses that appear in the film. This immersive video will allow the cast to interact with custom on-screen graphics as they select a Bonus or Power Up specific to their character and then explain what it does, how to use it and its effects.
  • “Peaches” Lyric Video – Jack Black is known for his big personality and really no one else could play the part of Bowser, so get ready to sing-along to his big musical number as he serenades Princess Peach.
  • Leadership Lessons with Anya Taylor-Joy – Let’s face it: being a princess isn’t easy. Thankfully, we have Anya Taylor-Joy, custom graphics and movie clips to give us Princess Peach’s guide to being an awesome leader.  We’ll provide some real-life tips and power-ups that kids of all ages can use in their daily lives.

HERE. IS. BETTER. Opening theatrically in NYC/ LA on June 23rd

HERE. IS. BETTER. is an award-winning documentary film with unprecedented access inside therapy sessions of men and women Veterans battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

A soldier’s story is always personal, but never more than in HERE. IS. BETTER. This powerful feature-length documentary offers a uniquely hopeful and impactful perspective on a rising mental health crisis in America. Every year, nearly 13 million adults suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the U.S. alone. Veterans are up to three times more likely to have PTSD than civilians.

HERE. IS. BETTER. follows four of these Veterans, each with diverse backgrounds and service experience, as they undergo the most clinically effective, evidence-based trauma psychotherapies for PTSD. Individuals featured in the film include former presidential hopeful Jason Kander, who shocked many when he left the Kansas City mayoral race in 2018 to seek treatment; a Vietnam War Veteran still haunted by events that occurred over 50 years ago; and the voices of so often overlooked women Veterans, all seeking the keys to unlock their places of hurt and pain. 

With unprecedented access to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, HERE. IS. BETTER. interweaves these inspiring stories of men and women Veterans overcoming the debilitating effects of PTSD with treatments that can work, bringing hope to millions. 

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT – On Demand and Digital June 27th

This gritty crime thriller starring Mel Gibson tells the tale of two narcotics agents hunting for a cop killer during a crack epidemic. Hoping for leads, Moran (Dominic Purcell, “Prison Break”) and Thorton (Nick Stahl, Sin City) pay off a junkie informant. To provide for his wife (Kate Bosworth, Superman Returns) and son, Moran involves the stool pigeon in a deadly scheme. This causes the partners to come under the scrutiny of a suspicious internal affairs agent, leading to an explosive finale…

Hulu Original “Secret Chef” – Streaming June 29th

From Executive Producer and chef David Chang, comes a sly twist and playful turn on the food competition series. Ten contestants from all walks of life – from professional chefs and home cooks to social media influencers – are isolated in a secret underground kitchen labyrinth connected by a series of conveyor belts. Guided by a mischievous animated talking hat, the chefs are tasked to perform a series of cooking challenges. However, there are no judges, and the chefs must rate each other’s final dishes in blind taste tests. With their true identities concealed, everything will be hidden except the one thing that matters most … the food. 

  • Alexa Santos / Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Anthony Bar / Los Angeles, CA
  • Anthony Langston / Denton, TX
  • Danielle Harris / Washington, D.C.
  • Jazmin Tyler / Santa Monica, CA
  • Joshua Walbolt / Union, NJ
  • Leon Brunson / Tallahassee, FL
  • Poonam Ribadia / Brooklyn, NY
  • Stephenie Simmons / Seattle, WA
  • Sydney Buck / Queens, NY

WARHORSE ONE Coming to Theaters on June 30th

WARHORSE ONE follows a desperate civilian rescue attempt set in motion shortly after the 2021 withdrawal of the United States military from Afghanistan. After a SEAL team helicopter is downed en route to the rendezvous point, the lone surviving operator must evade hostile insurgents and navigate treacherous terrain while guiding his one remaining charge—a traumatized young girl—to safety.

The Venture Bros.: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart – On Digital July 21 & Blu-ray July 25

Get ready as The Venture Bros. are back in an all-new original movie picking up right after the events from the shocking season 7 finale! Based off one of Adult Swim’s longest-running, award-winning original adult animated series, The Venture Bros.: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart will be available to purchase Digitally on July 21, 2023 and on Blu-ray Disc on July 25, 2023.

Returning in their original series roles are James Urbaniak (The Fabelmans) as Dr. Venture, Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) as Brock Samson, Michael Sinterniklaas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Dean Venture, Chris McCulloch (Superjail!) as Hank Venture and Doc Hammer as Dr. Mrs. The Monarch.

Also featured in the voice cast are Nina Arianda (Being the Ricardos) as Mantilla, Clancy Brown (John Wick: Chapter 4) as Red Death, John Hodgman (Up Here) as Snoopy, Hal Lublin (Welcome to Night Vale) as Clayton, Jane Lynch (Glee) as Bobbi St. Simone, Charles Parnell (Top Gun: Maverick) as Jefferson Twilight, Jay Pharoah (Spinning Gold) as Nuno Blood, Steven Rattazzi (New Amsterdam) as Dr. Orpheus, JK Simmons (Whiplash) as Ben and Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) as The Alchemist.

From Adult Swim, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment, and Titmouse, series creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick wrote and executive produced, and Publick directed. Executive producers also include Chris Prynoski (The Legend of Vox Machina), Shannon Prynoski (Fairfax), Antonio Canobbio (Arlo the Alligator Boy), and Ben Kalina (Big Mouth).

The Venture Bros. originally premiered on Adult Swim August 7, 2004 and ran for seven seasons winning numerous awards including Best Animated TV Series Award at Cineme 2003 at the Chicago International Animated Film Festival.

The Venture Bros. Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart will be available on July 21, 2023 to purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. Blu-ray Disc will be available July 25, 2023 to purchase online and in-store at major retailers. Pre-order your copy now. 

Catch up ahead of the movie with The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series. Release will be available to purchase Digitally and on DVD June 20, 2023 and includes all 82 episodes from the 7-season run of the action-packed series.


Doc’s latest invention will either bankrupt Team Venture or launch them to new heights, as Hank searches for himself, Dean searches for Hank, The Monarch searches for answers, and a mysterious woman from their pasts threatens to bring their entire world crashing down on them.


  • Commentary by co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer
  • Jackson and Doc Answer Fan Questions (Commentary)
  • Hodgman and Friends (Featurette) – John Hodgman digs deep with Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer to learn more about the making of Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart and untold tales about their series.

Blue Beetle – Becky G Casting Announcement – In theaters August 18th

Blue Beetle

In a true voice casting coup, actor and singer Rebbeca Marie Gomez, aka Becky G, is taking on the integral vocal role of Khaji-Da in this summer’s family-first big screen epic “Blue Beetle.”  The Warner Bros. Pictures film, which is directed by Ángel Manuel Soto and stars Xolo Maridueña in the title role and as the character’s alter ego, Jaime Reyes, is a first for the DC Super Hero.  Becky G revealed her role to fans around the world via her socials today.

In the film, Khaji-Da is a beautiful relic of ancient alien biotechnology.  The palm-sized obsidian-like Scarab is one of the most powerful artifacts in the universe, pulsing with iridescent streaks of bluish and purple.  Jaime comes across it quite by accident, but once it has chosen him as a host, the Scarab bestows Jaime with a suit that is both organic and technological, and a symbiotic connection transforms the college grad into the almighty Super Hero Blue Beetle.

About Blue Beetle

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the feature film “Blue Beetle,” marking the DC Super Hero’s first time on the big screen.  The film, directed by Ángel Manuel Soto, stars Xolo Maridueña in the title role as well as his alter ego, Jaime Reyes.

Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero Blue Beetle.

Starring alongside Maridueña (“Cobra Kai”) are Adriana Barraza (“Rambo: Last Blood,” “Thor”) as Jaime’s grandmother, Nana, Damían Alcázar (“Narcos,” “Narcos: Mexico”) as his father, Raoul Max Trujillo (the “Sicario” films, “Mayans M.C.”) as Carapax, with Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (“Monarch,” “Dead Man Walking”) as Victoria Kord, and George Lopez (the “Rio and “Smurf” franchises) as Jaime’s Uncle Rudy.  The film also stars Elpidia Carrillo (“Mayans M.C.,” the “Predator” films) as his mother, Bruna Marquezine (“Maldivas,” “God Save the King”) as Jenny Kord, Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories,” “Hocus Pocus 2”) as Jaime’s sister, Milagro, and Harvey Guillén (“What We Do in the Shadows”) as Dr. Sanchez.

Soto (“Charm City Kings,” “The Farm”) directs from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (“Miss Bala”), based on characters from DC.  John Rickard and Zev Foreman are producing, with Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman and Garrett Grant serving as executive producers.

The director’s creative team behind the scenes includes director of photography Pawel Pogorzelski (“Midsommar,” “Hereditary”), production designer John Billington (“Bad Boys for Life”), editor Craig Alpert (“Deadpool 2,” “The Lost City”), Oscar-nominated costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo (“Jojo Rabbit,” the “Thor” films), visual effects supervisor Kelvin McIlwain (“The Suicide Squad,” “Aquaman”) and composer Bobby Krlic (“Midsommar,” the “Snowpiercer” series).

A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, a Safran Company Production, “Blue Beetle” soars into theaters only internationally beginning August 2023 and in North America August 18, 2023.  It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Bottoms – In Select Theaters August 25th 

BOTTOMS, a refreshingly unique raunchy comedy, focuses on two girls, PJ and Josie, who start a fight club as a way to lose their virginities to cheerleaders. Their bizarre plan works. The fight club gains traction and soon the most popular girls in school are beating each other up in the name of self-defense. But PJ and Josie find themselves in over their heads and in need of a way out before their plan is exposed. 

RENÉE FLEMING’S CITIES THAT SING: Paris, in Theatres August 26, and Cities that Sing: Venice, Debuting September 16  in Special One-Day-Only Presentations in More Than 450 IMAX and Fathom Theatres

IMAX and Fathom Events are partnering to release Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing in over 450 movie screens across the US with two exquisite one-day-only presentations: Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing: Paris on August 26 and Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing: Venice September 16. Acclaimed American soprano Renée Fleming embarks on tours of historical arts and culture institutions in these mesmerizing cities, whose culture, art, history and music — especially opera — have influenced the world for centuries. 

Tickets for both Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing: Paris and Venice are on sale now at Imax.com/ReneeFleming   

Presented by IMAX and Stage Access, directed by Francois-René Martin and produced by Tripp Hornick and Elmar Kruse, Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing was filmed using IMAX-certified cameras. Both films will be screened in select IMAX and Fathom theatres throughout the U.S. This is the first collaboration between IMAX and Fathom Events which will allow moviegoers to see this series at a Fathom location if they do not live in close proximity to an IMAX theatre.

“My career has taken me to stages all over the world singing repertoire that is so virtuosic, so beautiful and enriching, and now I get to bring some of that experience to movie screens through this spectacular pairing of IMAX and Fathom Events,” said Fleming. “This is an extraordinary combination that allows these two special films to be seen by the largest possible audience. Opera is called grand opera for a reason: It’s larger than life, incorporating every art — instrumental music, singing, drama, poetry — into one major art form that is a wonderful experience on the big screen.”

In Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing: Paris, experience opera, music and the sights and sounds of Paris as never before. The superstar soprano Renée Fleming explores the City of Lights through its music and culture in a dazzling big-screen tour presented by IMAX and Stage Access. With unparalleled access, viewers will feel as if they’ve stepped right onto the legendary stage of the historic Théâtre du Châtelet for performances by Fleming and her special guest star, world-renowned tenor Piotr Bezcala, along with featured performers Axelle Fanyo and Alexandre Duhamel. In between selections of some of the greatest music ever written, Fleming journeys into the places and spaces that make Paris one of the world’s great centers of art and fashion, while offering a majestic new appreciation for this unforgettable city and its timeless influence on world culture… and especially on opera.

In Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing: Venice, journey to the birthplace of opera and the center of culture for centuries through the eyes of superstar soprano Renée Fleming in Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing: Venice. Presented by IMAX and Stage Access, “La Serenissima” becomes even more magical as Fleming explores the city and takes the stage at the fabled Teatro La Fenice. Joined by Italian tenor Francesco Meli, with baritone Mattia Olivieri and mezzo Paola Gardina, Fleming combines some of the most famous music ever written — Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and more — with  the city’s sights, history, art for a unique cinematic event that is not to be missed.

 For a list of participating theaters and to purchase tickets please visit: www.imax.com/reneefleming 

MATILDA – Limited Edition 4K UHD SteelBook Debuts on September 5th with an All-New Director Commentary

See the world from a kid’s-eye view with MATILDA, a modern fairytale that mixes hilarious humor with the magical message of love. Mrs. Doubtfire’s Mara Wilson stars as Matilda, a super-smart little girl who’s woefully misunderstood by her parents (Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman), her brother, and an evil school principal. But with the help of a brave best friend and a wonderful teacher, Matilda discovers she doesn’t have to get mad to get even.


  • Feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby VisionAll-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1
  • Special Features:
    • NEW: Audio Commentary with Director Danny DeVito
    • Theatrical Trailer


  • Feature presented in high definition
  • 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Afternoon Tea: A Very Magical Matilda Reunion
    • Matilda’s Movie Magic!
    • A Children’s Guide to Good Manners
    • Escape to the Library
    • My Movie About Making Matilda by Mara Wilson

MGM+ Picks Up Original True-Crime Docuseries Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein – Streaming in September

Docuseries about brutal serial killer who inspired Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs will premiere on MGM+ in September

MGM+ announced that it has picked up the four-episode true-crime docuseries Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein,directed and executive produced by James Buddy Day (Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror, Fall River). It will premiere on MGM+ in September. 

This MGM+ original docuseries follows the horrifying grave robber and serial killer Ed Gein, otherwise known as “The Plainfield Ghoul” and “The Mad Butcher,” whose crimes inspired such iconic films as PsychoThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs.

For years, filmmakers, journalists, and scholars have tried to unravel the mind of this notorious killer, and with new reveals and never-before-heard recordings, viewers will be transported to late-1950s Middle America and submerged in Gein’s perverse mind. The series explores Gein’s upbringing and twisted relationship with his mother (which famously inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho), his early grave robbing, the murders leading up to his arrest, and the police’s discovery of his terrifying house of horrors—all accompanied by the brand-new revelations revealed in the recordings.

“This gripping and disturbing docuseries shines a light on an infamous chapter in our true-crime history,” said Michael Wright, head of MGM+.  “Psycho takes an in-depth look at not only the life of one of the most notorious serial killers of our time, but also explores the impact his crimes had on both the victims and our culture.”

Jill Latiano Howerton and Josh Kunau also serve as executive producers for Roots Productions.  Amazon & MGM Studios Distribution will distribute the series internationally.

Expend4bles – In Theaters September 22nd

A new generation of stars join the world’s top action stars for an adrenaline-fueled adventure in Expend4bles. Reuniting as the team of elite mercenaries, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone are joined for the first time by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia. Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on and the skills to use them, The Expendables are the world’s last line of defense and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table. But new team members with new styles and tactics are going to give “new blood” a whole new meaning.


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