Weekly Entertainment Digest – June 1st

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Weekly Entertainment Digest - June 1st

There are a lot of exciting movie announcements and sneak peeks released this week, plus screening opportunities and giveaways. Be sure to catch up on everything this week!

Check out the release schedule here, or find the new movies and series coming to this summer on HuluPrime Video and Netflix. We have new listings for Pride month and keep an eye out for new horror movies coming your way as well!

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“Saw” Horror Franchise Available for Streaming on Hulu on June 1st

Since its debut in 2004, “Saw” has become one of the most iconic horror franchises of all time. As it celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, Hulu pays homage to the infamous serial killer John Kramer, also known as the “Jigsaw Killer,” one of cinema’s most memorable villains.

Hulu will have seven films from the franchise available to stream starting Saturday, June 1!

SUMMER CAMP – In theaters Now

Summer Camp tells the story of Nora (Keaton), Ginny (Bates), and Mary (Woodard), who have been best friends since being inseparable at summer camp. As the years have passed, they’ve seen each other less and less, so when the chance to reunite for a summer camp reunion arises, they all take it, some begrudgingly and others excitedly. Each of their lives might not be where they’d imagined, but one thing is for sure — Nora, Ginny, and Mary need each other, and summer camp reminds them why.

TAROT NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY AND RENT ON DIGITAL

When a group of friends recklessly violates the sacred rule of Tarot readings – never use someone else’s deck – they unknowingly unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards. One by one, they come face to face with fate and end up in a race against death to escape the future foretold in their reading

DIGITAL EXTRAS*

  • A Twist of Fate: Making the Film
  • Circle of Friends
  • Killer Outtakes

“BLOODLINE DETECTIVES” SEASON 4 STREAMING NOW & SEASON 5 IN PRODUCTION

Renowned legal analyst and former prosecutor Nancy Grace today announced at CrimeCon 2024 Nashville that FilmRise has commenced production on the fifth season of the hit true crime television series Bloodline Detectives Hosted by Nancy Grace, including the 100th episode of the program. This marks a significant milestone for one of FilmRise’s first original productions as a television studio and streaming network. Grace also revealed that the fourth season of the fan-favourite true crime series has just dropped on multiple streaming platforms across the United States to stream for free on platforms including Tubi, FilmRise, YouTube, The Roku Channel, among many others.  

“I am a victim of violent crime. I have devoted my life to speaking out on behalf of crime victims and seeking justice for them. Our series, Bloodline Detectives, joins me in that commitment,” said Grace. “Family and friends of those featured on our show have endured years of uncertainty regarding the identity of the evildoers who brutally attacked their loved ones. Through the amazing breakthrough technology of genetic genealogy, we offer these loved ones a degree of closure and, potentially, justice. Reaching our 100th episode really underscores the never-ending mission of pursuing justice for victims. In addition to the victims’ families and friends, our viewers also want justice, and I am so grateful they join us in that pursuit. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the families involved, our viewers, and Bloodline Detectives for joining together with one mission: JUSTICE.”

In the 20 new episodes of season 4, the preeminent legal firebrand and famed former prosecutor takes viewers through the process of how detectives and forensic analysts work to solve cold cases with the use of familial DNA and genealogy. Some of the cases explored in this new season include the 1991 NorCal Rapist, the 1964 murder of Marise Chiverella, the murder of court reporter Nancy Bennallack, and the 1988 Three Rivers Killer in Michigan, among many others. 

Max Einhorn, Executive Producer adds, “FilmRise launched the first season of Bloodline Detectives Hosted by Nancy Grace in April 2020. This program marked the company’s first original co-production. In the four years since, we’ve added even more true crime original series to our slate, but it all started with Bloodline Detectives. Initially airing on broadcast TV through syndication, it later became available on various streaming platforms. Its ongoing success is a testament to the show’s popularity and the audience’s fascination with the forensic analysis of true crime cases.”

Grace opens each episode by detailing a highly publicized and violent crime where the perpetrator has yet to be identified. She then passes the story to the “bloodline detectives” and forensic scientists specially trained in DNA profiling to reveal the identities of notoriously elusive criminals once and for all. 

Integrating key witness testimony with new forensic and genealogy expert interviews — plus reconstruction and archival footage – Bloodline Detectives Hosted by Nancy Grace is a study in modern and futuristic crime-solving techniques. The program demonstrates how traditional investigative methods can now be significantly enhanced by the ground- breaking advancements in investigative genetic genealogy.  

The series is co-produced by FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and operator of the FilmRise Streaming Network, and award-winning Ireland-based production company Peninsula Television. Series host Nancy Grace, John Terenzio, FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher and Max Einhorn of FilmRise are executive producers.

RIDE – In Select Theaters June 14th

Desperate to fund his daughter’s cancer treatment, a retired bull rider teams up with his estranged son and resorts to robbery. But when the heist goes awry, keeping the cash—and their freedom—will force them into the fight of their lives.

Camp Snoopy premiering globally on AppleTV+ June 14th

Apple TV+ unveiled the trailer for the all-new, highly anticipated summer Peanuts series “Camp Snoopy,” premiering on Friday, June 14. 

After discovering their troop is in danger of disbanding, Snoopy and the Beagle Scouts set off to immerse themselves in nature and the Great Outdoors to earn their badges, with the Beagle Scout Manual as their guide. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown and friends enjoy their summer at Camp Spring Lake, crossing paths with Snoopy as they experience hiking, swimming, sitting around camp-fires and everything summer camp and the outdoors have to offer. 

Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, the new series is based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and is directed by Rob Boutilier (“The Snoopy Show,” “Snoopy in Space”). Executive producers are Craig Schulz, Paige Braddock,  Rob Boutilier, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts and Logan McPherson.

The award-winning slate of original series and films for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes the celebrated live action animated hybrid special, “The Velveteen Rabbit”; the Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning animated short film “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”; star-studded animated adventure film “Luck” from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation; and, BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers.”

Apple TV+’s all-age offerings now streaming globally on Apple TV+ include the BAFTA Award and Humanitas Prize-winning “El Deafo,” BAFTA Award-winning “Lovely Little Farm,” “Duck & Goose,” “Get Rolling With Otis,” Spin Master Entertainment’s “Sago Mini Friends,” GLAAD Media Award-nominated “Pinecone & Pony,” “Frog and Toad,” The Jim Henson Company’s Emmy Award-winning “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” “Harriet the Spy” and “Slumberkins,” Sesame Workshop’s “Helpsters,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment’s “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory,” Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero’s Emmy Award-nominated “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show,” Peanuts and WildBrain’s Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy in Space,” “The Snoopy Show,” Scholastic’s “Eva the Owlet” and Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series “Stillwater.” Live-action offerings include Bonnie Hunt’s DGA and WGA Award-nominated “Amber Brown,” DGA Award-winning “Best Foot Forward,” “Surfside Girls,” WGA Award-winning “Life By Ella,” Sesame Workshop and Sinking Ship’s Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter,” Emmy Award and Environmental Media Association Award winning “Jane,” and Scholastic’s “Puppy Place.”

Also included are “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times bestselling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers, and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy Presents: It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” “Snoopy Presents: Lucy’s School,” Humanitas and Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), With Love,” “Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie,” “Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin,” Emmy Award-winning “Snoopy Presents: Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” and “Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne.”

CORA BORA – In Theaters June 14th

Cora (Meg Stalter) goes home to win back her girlfriend, and soon realizes it’s much more than her love life that needs salvaging.

Searchlight Pictures’ KINDS OF KINDNESS | New Trailer Debut – In Theaters June 21st

KINDS OF KINDNESS is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader.

A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE | In Theaters and Imax June 28th

Experience the day the world went quiet.

FOLLOW A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE ON SOCIAL FOR ALL THE LATEST MOVIE NEWS AND TEXT ‘BE QUIET’ TO 929-202-SHHH (7444) OR TAP HERE TO EXPERIENCE DAY ONE

A FAMILY AFFAIR – New Trailer – On Netflix June 28th

A surprising romance kicks off comic consequences for a young woman, her mother and her movie star boss as they face the complications of love, sex, and identity.

Netflix, INDYCAR Team Up To Celebrate Upcoming Release of ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F’ – Streaming on Netflix July 3rd

Beverly Hills Cop 4

Actors Judge Reinhold and John Ashton, stars of the upcoming Netflix release “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F,” will be featured guests at this weekend’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.

The fourth installment of the celebrated “Beverly Hills Cop” franchise will stream globally and exclusively on Netflix beginning July 3.

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear airs on Sunday, June 2 at noon ET on the USA Network, Peacock and the INDYCAR Radio Network.

Reinhold will join a long list of celebrated INDYCAR Fastest Seat in Sports passengers as he leads the field to green in a custom INDYCAR SERIES car with a special back passenger seat. This high-speed, high-octane, super-charged thrill ride already has been taken by Jon Bon Jovi, actor Dylan Sprouse and country music star Riley Green during the 2024 INDYCAR season.

Ashton also will take a high-speed lap around the Detroit Grand Prix track, and both actors will be introduced to the crowd during pre-race ceremonies before taking a special grid walk before the green flag drops.

Both actors are reprising their long-running key roles for “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.” The movie begins with Detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) back on the beat in Beverly Hills. After his daughter’s life is threatened, she (Taylour Paige) and Foley team up with a new partner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and old pals Billy Rosewood (Reinhold) and John Taggart (Ashton) to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.

The franchise has deep ties with the city of Detroit, where its first scenes take place with Foley serving as a Motor City plainclothes police detective. Netflix also had a significant display supporting the film featuring seven vintage Chevy Novas at the recent Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

This is the second year INDYCAR has raced on the streets of downtown Detroit after a 32-year era on Belle Isle. The energy will be felt with an inclusive and open event for fans as more than half of the racing circuit will be accessible for FREE – creating a deeper connection with local communities and neighborhoods.

THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY – On Blu-ray July 16th

THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY — the impressive debut feature film by writer/director Francis Galluppi, who has been tapped to write and direct the next Evil Dead movie—makes its Blu-ray debut July 16 from Well Go USA Entertainment. While stranded at a rural Arizona rest stop, a traveling salesman is thrust into a dire hostage situation by the arrival of two bank robbers with no qualms about using cruelty—or cold, hard steel—to protect their bloodstained fortune. THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY stars Jim Cummings (Halloween Kills), Jocelin Donahue (Insidious: Chapter 2), Sierra McCormick (The Nana Project), Nicholas Logan (“Dopesick”), Michael Abbott Jr. (Killers of the Flower Moon), Connor Paolo (A Creature was Stirring), Alexandra Essoe (The Pope’s Exorcist), Robin Bartlett (“Playing For Time”), Jon Proudstar (Young Guns II), and Sam Huntington (Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss). Bonus materials include a Making-of featurette and three commentary tracks.

Synopsis:       

While awaiting the next fuel truck at a middle-of-nowhere Arizona rest stop, a traveling young knife salesman is thrust into a high-stakes hostage situation by the arrival of two similarly stranded bank robbers with no qualms about using cruelty—or cold, hard steel—to protect their bloodstained, ill-begotten fortune.

FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE SERIES Comes to 4K ULTRA HD for the First Time Ever on September 24th

Oh, My Gawd!  In celebration of the 30th anniversary of one of television’s most watched sitcoms, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment will release FRIENDS: The Complete Series in 4K Ultra HD on September 24, 2024.  This ultimate collector’s set for any FRIENDS fan includes over 110 hours of content – including all 236 original broadcast episodes released for the first time in 4K Ultra HD, plus over 20 hours of extra features including all-new bonus content. Pre-order your copy now.

From Warner Bros. Television, FRIENDS follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of friends living in New York City: siblings Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), along with friends Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston).

FRIENDS was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman and aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Throughout its run, the show was nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards®, winning six awards including Best Comedy Series in 2002. 

FRIENDS maintains its influence among viewers. Since its launch, the series has been watched over 71 billion times in the United States alone, across all linear & SVOD platforms. On an international level, viewers spent a total of more than 1.4 billion hours with FRIENDS in 2023 across linear and SVOD internationally.

As FRIENDS marks its 30th anniversary this year, the beloved TV series continues to hold an enduring place in popular culture and hearts worldwide. With its witty humor, relatable characters, and memorable catchphrases, FRIENDS transcends generations with its universal appeal, making it a classic that continues to bring joy and laughter to fans around the world.

Series information:

FRIENDS: The Complete Series

Includes all 236 original broadcast episodes from the iconic 10 seasons of the beloved series, plus hours of special features which has been created over the years including two hours of all-new bonus content.

WICKED | Watch the LEGO Trailer Now – In theaters November 27th

After two decades as one of the most beloved and enduring musicals on the stage, Wicked makes its long-awaited journey to the big screen as a spectacular, generation-defining cinematic event this holiday season. 

Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, stars Emmy, Grammy and Tony winning powerhouse Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Broadway’s The Color Purple) as Elphaba, a young woman, misunderstood because of her unusual green skin, who has yet to discover her true power, and Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist and global superstar Ariana Grande as Glinda, a popular young woman, gilded by privilege and ambition, who has yet to discover her true heart. 

The two meet as students at Shiz University in the fantastical Land of Oz and forge an unlikely but profound friendship. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power, while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences on her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. 

The film also stars Oscar® winner Michelle Yeoh as Shiz University’s regal headmistress Madame Morrible; Jonathan Bailey (Bridgerton, Fellow Travelers) as Fiyero, a roguish and carefree prince; Tony nominee Ethan Slater (Broadway’s Spongebob Squarepants, Fosse/Verdon) as Boq, an altruistic Munchkin student; Marissa Bode in her feature-film debut as Nessarose, Elphaba’s favored sister; and pop culture icon Jeff Goldblum as the legendary Wizard of Oz.

The cast of characters includes Pfannee and ShenShen, two conniving compatriots of Glinda played by Emmy nominee Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live) and Bronwyn James (Harlots); a new character created for the film, Miss Coddle, played by Tony nominee Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman) and four-time Emmy winner Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as the voice of Dr. Dillamond. 

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich AsiansIn the Heights), Wicked is the first chapter of a two-part immersive, cultural celebration. Wicked Part Two is scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 26, 2025.

Wicked is produced by Marc Platt (La La LandThe Little Mermaid), whose films, television shows and stage productions have earned a combined 46 Oscar® nominations, 58 Emmy nominations and 36 Tony nominations, and by multiple Tony winner David Stone (Kimberly AkimboNext to Normal), with whom Platt produced the blockbuster Wicked stage musical. The executive producers are David Nicksay, Stephen Schwartz and Jared LeBoff. 

Based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is adapted for the screen by the stage production’s book writer Winnie Holzman and by legendary Grammy and Oscar® winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. The Broadway stage musical is produced by Universal Stage Productions, Marc Platt, the Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

MOANA 2 – TEASER TRAILER, POSTERS, STILLS NOW AVAILABLE – in Theaters November 27th

MOANA 2 – © 2024 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Check out the new teaser trailer for Walt Disney Animated Studios’ “Moana 2.” Moana voyages back to the big screen this November in the all-new feature film starring Auli‘i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson as Moana and demigod Maui, respectively.

Opening only in theaters Nov. 27, 2024, “Moana 2” reunites Moana and Maui three years later for an expansive new voyage alongside a 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 David Derrick Jr., Jason Hand and Dana Ledoux Miller, and produced by Christina Chen and Yvett Merino, “Moana 2” features music by Grammy® winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Grammy nominee Opetaia Foaʻi, and three-time Grammy winner Mark Mancina.

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