We’ve got a lot of great entertainment coming your way this week with screenings reviews and even some new movie and series announcements!
Metro Detroit Local Events
- Book of Mormon (March 14-19, 2023)
- Chicago – (March 28 – April 2, 2023)
- Annie – (April 25-30)
- Kansas – 50th Anniversary Tour – June 17th
- Funny Girl (September 2023)
Metro Detroit Screenings
Movie and Series Reviews
Movie and Entertainment Updates:
Only Murders in the Building – Season 3 Teaser Trailer – Coming Soon
From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. “Only Murders In The Building” follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves | New Clip & Tickets On Sale Now – In theaters March 31st
Paramount Pictures today announced a Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Sneak Preview and Early Access Fan Event in advance of the film’s nationwide theatrical release on March 31st.
On the heels of SXSW’s opening night world premiere of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, the studio announced special theatrical events offering fans in the U.S. and Canada the chance to be among the first see the film in theatres before its wide release.
To celebrate the cinematic experience, Paramount Pictures will offer a National Sneak Preview on Sunday, March 26 at 2pm local time. Moviegoers will also be among the first to see the film at an Early Access Fan Event on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00pm local time, presented exclusively in premium formats at participating locations including Dolby Cinema, 4DX, ScreenX, IMAX and other premium large format theatres across the country.
Tickets for the Sneak Preview, Early Access Fan Event, and general Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves tickets are on sale today.
To purchase tickets for the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Sneak Preview and Fan Event Screening, and to find participating theatre listings in your area, go to dungeonsanddragons.movie. Tickets for all shows also on sale at exhibitors’ websites & mobile apps and at participating theatre box offices nationwide.
Ticketholders seeing Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves at the Early Access fan screening will also see special content curated for this event and will also receive limited-edition gifts including exclusive 9”x12” collector’s print designed by fantasy illustrator Jeff Easley and an exclusive, limited-edition Dungeons & Dragons 11”x17” cloth map of the Neverwinter created for fans attending this one-night event – while supplies last.
Said Paramount Pictures’ President of Domestic Distribution Chris Aronson, “This epic adventure based on the fiercely beloved Dungeons & Dragons game has been long in the making, and we’re thrilled to reward the patience of audiences and loyal fans nationwide with an early opportunity to see this fun, adventure-packed film on the big screen.”
In Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, a charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. The film brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure. Written, directed, and executive produced by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, and starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, and Daisy Head, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will be released in theatres worldwide by Paramount Pictures and eOne on March 31, 2023.
Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 2 Arrives On Digital on April 4 and Blu-ray & DVD on June 27
Walt Disney Animation Studios announces the release of a second highly-collectible volume of ten classic animated short films, in a new collection, Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 2. Available together for the first time for audiences to enjoy at home, the exciting new collection combines hilarious animated classics, including favorites ‘The Band Concert,’ ‘Pluto’s Sweater’ and ‘Mickey’s Trailer.’ They are combined with a fun all-new animated interstitials introduction featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Pluto, as the beloved Disney characters gather together to watch a slideshow on some of their hilarious past adventures.
Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 2 debuts as part of the expansive celebration of Disney’s 100th anniversary.
It will be available to purchase on Digital on April 4 and on Blu-ray and DVD on June 27.
- The Band Concert
- Pluto’s Sweater
- Mickey’s Trailer
- Pluto and the Gopher
- Mr. Duck Steps Out
- Lonesome Ghosts
- Boat Builders
- Tugboat Mickey
- Winter Storage
- Pluto’s Party
Celebrate 100 magical years of Disney with this collectible compilation of animated shorts! Join Mickey and his friends in these 10 hilarious, madcap adventures which have entertained generations of children and adults alike. Highlights include The Band Concert, where Maestro Mickey and his friends face wild challenges while performing outdoors. Then see what happens when Goofy is in the driver’s seat pulling Mickey’s Trailer. In Pluto’s Sweater, Pluto gets hot under the collar when Minnie knits him a warm turtleneck, and in Pluto and the Gopher, Pluto stops to smell the flowers, but finds himself outwitted by a mischievous rodent. And there’s no stopping Donald’s nephews from coming between their uncle and the lovely Daisy Duck when Mr. Duck Steps Out. Five more charming, funny stories complete this legacy collection that’s sure to delight.
BLACKBERRY – in Theaters on May 12th
‘BlackBerry’ tells the story of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two men that charted the course of the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone.
DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” TRAILER AND POSTER – In theaters May 26th
The trailer and poster for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” the live-action reimagining of the studio’s animated musical classic, are here! Two of the film’s stars, Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy, debuted the trailer moments ago on ABC’s live broadcast of the 95th Annual Academy Awards®. “The Little Mermaid,” helmed by visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall, opens exclusively in theaters nationwide May 26, 2023.
“The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy. The film stars singer and actress Halle Bailey (“grown-ish”) as Ariel; Jonah Hauer-King (“A Dog’s Way Home”) as Prince Eric; Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”) as the voice of Sebastian; Awkwafina (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as the voice of Scuttle; Jacob Tremblay (“Luca”) as the voice of Flounder; Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns”) as Queen Selina; Art Malik (“Homeland”) as Sir Grimsby; with Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men”) as King Triton; and two-time Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”) as Ursula.
“The Little Mermaid” is directed by Oscar® nominee Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Mary Poppins Returns”)with a screenplay by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee (“Life of Pi,” “Finding Neverland”). The songs feature music from multiple Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”) and lyrics by Howard Ashman, and new lyrics by three-time Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film is produced by two-time Emmy® winner Marc Platt (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “Grease Live!”), Miranda, two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca (“Tony Bennett: An American Classic”), and Rob Marshall, with Jeffrey Silver (“The Lion King”) serving as executive producer.
The brand new soundtrack for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is available now to Pre-Save, Pre-Add or Pre-Order – https://presave.umusic.com/thelittlemermaidsoundtrack
RUBY GILLMAN, TEENAGE KRAKEN – In Theaters June 30th
Sometimes the hero you are meant to be lies just beneath the surface.
This summer, DreamWorks Animation dives into the turbulent waters of high school with a hilarious, heartfelt action comedy about a shy teenager who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed.
Sweet, awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman (Lana Condor, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise) is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible.
She’s math-tutoring her skater-boy crush (Jaboukie Young-White, Ralph Breaks the Internet), who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and she’s prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom (Oscar® nominee Toni Collette, Knives Out), has forbade Ruby from ever getting in the water.
But when she breaks her mom’s #1 rule, Ruby will discover that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother (Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda), the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas.
The Kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have been battling with the Kraken for eons. There’s one major, and immediate, problem with that: The school’s beautiful, popular new girl, Chelsea (Emmy winner Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek) just happens to be a mermaid. Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and go big to protect those she loves most.
Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken stars an extraordinary cast that includes Emmy winner Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) as Ruby’s supportive dad, Emmy nominee Sam Richardson (Veep) as Ruby’s enthusiastic uncle and Blue Chapman (Council of Dads) as Ruby’s cool little brother.
Directed by Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Kirk DeMicco (Vivo, The Croods) and produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella (Trolls World Tour, Trolls), with Faryn Pearl (The Croods: A New Age, Trolls World Tour) serving as co-director, the film features a comedic powerhouse supporting cast, including Emmy nominee Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Emmy nominee Nicole Byer (Nailed It!), YouTube Diamond creator Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand), Ramona Young (Never Have I Ever), Eduardo Franco (Stranger Things) and Echo Kellum (Arrow).
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE IS ONLY IN THEATRES JULY 14th
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Present
A Tom Cruise Production
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE”
JOY RIDE – IN THEATERS JULY 7th
From the producers of Neighbors and the co-screenwriter of Crazy Rich Asians, JOY RIDE stars Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Oscar® nominee Stephanie Hsu, and Sabrina Wu. The hilarious and unapologetically explicit story of identity and self-discovery centers on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure. When Audrey’s (Ashley Park) business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo (Sherry Cola), her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat (Stephanie Hsu), her college friend turned Chinese soap star; and Deadeye (Sabrina Wu), Lolo’s eccentric cousin. Their no-holds-barred, epic experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are.
Also starring Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians), Lori Tan Chinn (Awkwafina is Nora From Queens), David Denman (Greenland), Annie Mumolo (Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar), Desmond Chiam (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Alexander Hodge (Insecure), and Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians).
Lionsgate presents, a Point Grey / Red Mysterious Hippo production.
ORDINARY ANGELS – IN THEATERS OCTOBER 13th
Based on a remarkable true story, ORDINARY ANGELS centers on Sharon Steves (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed Schmitt (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.