Weekly Entertainment Digest – October 29th

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Weekly Entertainment Digest - October 29th

New movies, new screeners and even red-carpet events – this week in entertainment has been heating up. The fall looks like it’s going to be busy when it comes to movie releases and we’re excited to see what will be coming to the big screen and streaming soon.

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. And start making your holiday plans – we have the AppleTV+ holiday release schedule!

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ARMAGEDDON TIME |New Poster – in select theaters This Friday, October 28th, nationwide on Friday, November 4th

From acclaimed filmmaker James Gray, ARMAGEDDON TIME is a deeply personal story on the strength of family, the complexity of friendship and the generational pursuit of the American Dream. The film features an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.

Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva – Coming to Hulu November 4th

“Brahmāstra” – the Trilogy, is a three-part film franchise and the beginning of India’s first original universe, The Astraverse.

It is a new original cinematic universe inspired by deeply rooted concepts and tales from Indian history but set in the modern world, with epic storytelling of fantasy, adventure, good vs evil, love and hope; all told using cutting edge technology and never-seen-before visual spectacles.

Our story is set in modern-day India, against the premise of a secret society called the Brahmānsh; who generation after generation have protected many divine ‘Astras’ (weapons) that were created in ancient India, and safe-guarded from the eyes of the world.

The most powerful and the most deadly amongst these divine weapons; the Lord of all the Other Astras – named after the most powerful weapon of the Gods, the Brahmāstra, is now waking up. And it threatens to completely destroy the universe we know today.

“Brahmāstra Part One,” is the story of Shiva – a young man and our protagonist, who is on the brink of an epic love, with a girl named… Isha. But their world is turned upside down, because Shiva learns that he has a mysterious connection to the Brahmāstra… and a great power within him that he doesn’t understand just yet – the power of Fire.

In this movie, we experience Shiva’s adventures as he journeys into the world of Astras and in turn, discovers his destiny as the divine hero of the universe.

CAST: Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni

The Estate – In Theaters November 4th

Macey and Savanna may not have much. But they’ve got the perfect plan. With a ramshackle café teeter-tottering on the brink of extinction and their lives going nowhere fast, the two sisters conspire to win over their terminally ill Aunt Hilda – the family’s overbearing, curmudgeonly matriarch – in the hopes of becoming the beneficiaries of her vast estate. But as Macey and Savanna soon discover, there may be other relatives who have the exact same idea. 

Mattel’s Deepa & Anoop Returns On November 7

The colorful, music-driven series follows the adventures of seven-year-old Deepa and her best friend Anoop, a half-ton color-changing baby elephant. The dynamic duo, self-appointed “concierges of fun,” makes everything bigger, grander and more wonderful for guests at Mango Manor, the bed and breakfast run by Deepa’s multigenerational family. Deepa creates music, merriment and mischief while working with the rambunctious Anoop to solve the simplest of problems with the most imaginative of solutions.

Created by acclaimed Bollywood animator Munjal Shroff (Shortcut Safari), accomplished writer Lisa Goldman (Dragon Tales), and award-winning producer Heather Kenyon (Doki Adventures), Deepa & Anoop is Mattel Television’s first original series based on original intellectual property.

Season two of Deepa & Anoop arrives on Netflix HERE on November 7, 2022

SAM & KATE – In Theaters 11/11

A life-affirming family dramedy starring Oscar®-winners Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek, Sam & Kate takes place in a small town in the heart of the country. Hoffman plays Bill, the larger-than-life father to Sam (Jake Hoffman), who has returned home to take care of his ailing dad. While home, Sam falls for a local woman, Kate (Schuyler Fisk). And at the same time, Bill starts to fall for her mom, Tina (Spacek). But finding love is complicated and for these four, it is no different. They all must confront their past in order to make their new love work for the future. Truly a family affair, art imitates life with the father/son casting of Dustin & Jake and the mother/daughter casting of Sissy & Schuyler.

PARADISE CITY – In Theatres, On Digital and On Demand 11/11

Movie icons and Pulp Fiction costars Bruce Willis and John Travolta face off in this action-packed thriller. When bounty hunter Ian Swan (Willis) is shot and presumed dead after disappearing in Maui waters, Swan’s son, Ryan (Blake Jenner), his ex-partner (Stephen Dorff), and a local detective (Praya Lundberg) set out to find his killers. After being threatened by a ruthless power broker (Travolta), it appears Ryan and his team are out of options — until an excursion to the closely guarded island community of Paradise City unites them with an unforeseen ally.

DISNEY+ UNWRAPS TRAILER FOR MARVEL STUDIOS’ “THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY HOLIDAY SPECIAL” – Streaming November 25th

Disney+ shared the trailer for the new Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation, “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special,” and announced that the special will premiere on November 25, exclusively on Disney+.

In the “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special,” the Guardians, who are on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, head to Earth in search of the perfect present.

The Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn and The Old 97’s with Michael Rooker and Kevin Bacon.

James Gunn wrote and directed “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.” The executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Gunn, Sara Smith and Simon Hatt, with David J. Grant and Lars P. Winther serving as co-producers.

ALIENOID hits Digital & Blu-ray December 6

Written & directed by Choi Dong-hoon (AssassinationThe Thieves) and starring Ryu Jun-Yeol (Hit-and-Run SquadA Taxi Driver), Kim Woo-bin (Friend 2), and Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden), the time-traveling sci-fi action epic ALIENOID debuts on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD December 6 from Well Go USA Entertainment and will land on martial arts action streaming channel Hi-YAH! on December 23. The first in a planned series of two epic sci-fi action time-warpers, the film is a tale of two eras, following two Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) shamans seeking a legendary, time-bending blade as they unexpectedly cross paths with modern-era people hunting down a dangerous alien concealed inside a human’s body. Bonus features include trailers, character trailers, making-of materials and an all-new English dub.

Short Synopsis:

While seeking a legendary, time-bending blade, two Goryeo-era shamans cross paths with modern-era people hunting down a dangerous alien concealed inside a human’s body.

TO THE END – In Theaters December 9th

Filmed over four years of hope and crisis, TO THE END captures the emergence of a new generation of leaders and the movement behind the most sweeping climate change legislation in U.S. history. Award-winning director Rachel Lears (Knock Down The House) follows four exceptional young women— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, activist Varshini Prakash, climate policy writer Rhiana Gunn-Wright, and political strategist Alexandra Rojas— as they grapple with new challenges of leadership and power and work together to defend their generation’s right to a future.

From street protests to the halls of Congress, these bold leaders fight to shift the narrative around climate, revealing the crisis as an opportunity to build a better society. Including up-to-the-minute footage that culminates in 2022’s landmark climate bill, TO THE END lifts the veil on the battle for the future of our world, and gives audiences a front seat view of history in the making.

The Staircase: Limited Series Is Coming To DVD December 27th

Get on the case with the Max Original drama series as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases The Staircase: Limited Series on DVD December 27, 2022. Created by Antonio Campos (The Devil All the Time), The Staircase: Limited Series is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD ($29.98 in Canada). Follow all 8, one-hour episodes from the gripping series, plus all-new bonus content including Inside the Episode featurettes and a set tour! The series is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers and to stream on HBO Max.

Inspired by a true story, The Staircase explores the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling North Carolina family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson. On December 9, 2001, Michael makes a frantic 911 call reporting Kathleen has fallen down the stairs of their Durham, NC home. But when the district attorney brings murder charges, members of Michael’s blended family must choose whose side they’re on and which version of events to believe. As the case becomes engulfed in a media circus, a French documentary film crew arrives to meticulously chronicle its many twists and turns. Intertwining multiple perspectives and timelines, this gripping limited series explores the elusive nature of truth.

The Staircase stars Oscar® winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) alongside Emmy® winner and Oscar® nominee Toni Collette (United States of TaraThe Sixth Sense) along with Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Dane DeHaan (The Stranger), Olivia DeJonge (The Society), Rosemarie DeWitt (Pantheon) Tim Guinee (Homeland), Patrick Schwarzenegger (The Long Road Home), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Vincent Vermignon (Chronicles of the Sun), Odessa Young (The Stand) and Parker Posey (Lost in Space).

Written and executive produced by showrunners Antonio Campos and Maggie Cohn (American Crime Story), The Staircase is co-produced by Annapurna Television. Campos directed six episodes and Leigh Janiak (Fear Street) directed two episodes.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Inside the Episode Featurettes
  • Peterson Home Set Tour
  • The Art of Acting
  • Sustainable Set Tour
  • Georgia Public Locations
  • The Owl Theory

8 ONE HOUR EPISODES

  1. 911
  2. Chiroptera
  3. The Great Dissembler
  4. Common Sense
  5. The Beating Heart
  6. Red in Tooth Claw
  7. Seek and Ye Shall
  8. America’s Sweetheart or: Time Over Time

DIGITAL

The Staircase is currently 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.

DISNEY+ BRINGS THE MAGIC OF ‘ENCANTO AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL’ TO HOMES DEC. 28

Celebrate the holiday season with the Madrigal family as the storied Hollywood Bowl transforms into the magical Casita from “Encanto” in a show-stopping concert event, “Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl,” with a special introduction by Lin-Manuel Miranda. From Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions (“Among the Stars,” Emmy Award®-winning “Adele: One Night Only,” “GRAMMYS®”), the all-new original special will be available to stream on Wednesday, Dec. 28, only on Disney+.

Step into Casa Madrigal for an unprecedented concert spectacular as the original voice cast of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning “Encanto” reunites at the Hollywood Bowl. Starring Stephanie Beatriz (as Mirabel), Adassa (as Dolores), Carolina Gaitán (as Pepa), Jessica Darrow (as Luisa), Diane Guerrero (as Isabela), Mauro Castillo (as Félix), Angie Cepeda (as Julieta) and Olga Merediz (as Abuela Alma) and special guests, including legendary Colombian superstars and multiple Latin GRAMMY Winners Carlos Vives and Andrés Cepeda, “Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl” turns the historic venue into the world of the animated film that became a global phenomenon. This live-to-film concert experience, featuring an 80-person orchestra, 50 dancers and out-of-this-world special effects, gives viewers a front-row seat to the unprecedented musical extravaganza celebrating the world, characters and songs of Disney Animation’s “Encanto.”

“‘Encanto,’ the film, has connected with people in so many important and wonderful ways, and playing Mirabel was an incredibly powerful and life-changing experience. I’m beyond thrilled to perform these beautiful songs live, along with my fellow ‘Encanto’ cast, in one of the most iconic concert venues in the world,” says Stephanie Beatriz (Mirabel).

“‘Encanto’ has seen incredible success on Disney+, quickly rising as one of the most-watched animated films on the streaming service and ultimately becoming a global phenomenon that fans couldn’t stop talking about. This holiday season, Disney+ is opening the doors to Casa Madrigal once again for a dazzling musical experience that will celebrate the magic and wonder of ‘Encanto’ in a whole new way,” says Alisa Bowen, president of Disney+.

“We are so excited for this incredibly prolific concert event that is bringing together award-winning talent and some of the best storytellers in the world. With our partners at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Concerts, Fulwell 73 Productions, AMP Worldwide and Live Nation-Hewitt Silva, the music of ‘Encanto’ will come to life in a must-see way that rivals the likes of the biggest award-show performances, and we’re so thrilled audiences across the world can experience the spectacle from wherever they are on Disney+,” says Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television.

As previously announced, the spectacular concert production, on a massive scale, reunites the all-star cast who will perform the songs from the Oscar®-winning film, including fan-favorite musical numbers such as “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure,” at the iconic Hollywood Bowl.

“Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl” will be directed by Chris Howe (“Coldplay Live at Whitby Abbey,” “Bruno Mars: 24k Magic Live at Apollo”) and Jamal Sims (original “Encanto” film choreographer) with production design by Misty Buckley (“Coldplay’s 2016 Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show,” ABC’s “The Little Mermaid Live!). Sally Wood (“BRIT Awards 2021,” “An Audience with Adele”) is Fulwell 73 Productions’ creative showrunner, with Gabe Turner, Emma Conway and Lou Fox serving as executive producers. The Hollywood Bowl’s visual transformation into the Casita is brought to life by NorthHouse (Coldplay at “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee”). The concert event is produced by Fulwell 73 Productions, Live Nation-Hewitt Silva and Disney Concerts, along with AMP Worldwide, the team behind several highly acclaimed live-to-film events at the Hollywood Bowl, including Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast in Concert,” starring Zooey Deschanel and Kelsey Grammer, as well as Disney’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” starring Danny Elfman and Catherine O’Hara. For Disney Branded Television, Marc Buhaj is vice president, unscripted and nonfiction, and Nicole Silveira is vice president, unscripted.

Conductor Anthony Parnther will lead the full orchestra performing the film’s score and cherished songs live-to-picture, along with the outstanding cast and special guest artists performing the film’s acclaimed songs live. A Colombian band, featuring musicians from the original soundtrack, will accompany the orchestra.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house within a vibrant town that’s situated in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal — every child except one: Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she — the only ordinary Madrigal — just might be her exceptional family’s last hope.

The “Encanto” original motion picture soundtrack features eight original songs by Academy Award-nominated, Tony® and GRAMMY-winning songwriter/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) with an original score by Academy Award-nominated composer Germaine Franco. The R.I.A.A. platinum-certified soundtrack held the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 album chart for nine non-consecutive weeks, and the R.I.A.A. three-time platinum-certified song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” topped the Hot 100 chart for five weeks. The soundtrack and song held the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 simultaneously for five consecutive weeks.

The show will be filmed across two performances at the Hollywood Bowl, Nov. 11 and Nov. 12. Tickets to the Hollywood Bowl performances can be purchased HERE.

M. Night Shyamalan’s Gripping Apple Original Thriller “Servant” Returns for Fourth and Final Season Friday, January 13, 2023 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ today unveiled a chilling sneak peek into the epic conclusion of its acclaimed psychological thriller “Servant,” which is set to return for its fourth and final season on Friday, January 13, 2023. Hailing from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, “Servant” will debut with the first episode of its 10-episode fourth season, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday through March 17, 2023, on Apple TV+. 

Following its suspenseful season three finale, season four brings the final chapter of the Turner story to an epic and emotional conclusion. Leanne’s war with the Church of Lesser Saints heightens, threatening Spruce street, the city of Philadelphia, and beyond. Meanwhile, the shattered Turner family must not only confront the increasing threat of Leanne, but the certain reality that Dorothy is waking up. As the Turner family brownstone continues to crumble, questions are finally answered: who is Leanne Grayson and who is the child in their home?

“Servant” stars Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free and Rupert Grint, who all reprise their characters for the final season.
In addition to Shyamalan, the series is executive produced by Ashwin Rajan, Jason Blumenthal, Taylor Latham, Larissa E. Michel, Steve Tisch and Todd Black. 

Directors for this season are M. Night Shyamalan, Ishana Night Shyamalan, Carlo Mirabella-Davis, Dylan Holmes, Celine Held & Logan George, Kitty Green, Nimrod Antal, and Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala and writers are Ishana Night Shyamalan, Alyssa Clark, Laura Marks, Devin Conroy, Henry Chaisson, Amy Louise Johnson, and Kara Lee Corthon.  “Servant” is produced by Blinding Edge and Escape Artists production. The series was created by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominated executive producer and writer Tony Basgallop.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA” – POSTER & IMAGES NOW AVAILABLE – In Theaters February 17th, 2023

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. © 2022 MARVEL.

Check out the new trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania”—an epic, sci-fi adventure film hitting the big screen on Feb. 17, 2023. A poster and images from the film are also available. 

In the film, which officially kicks off phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 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 Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), 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 was possible. Jonathan Majors joins the adventure as Kang. Director Peyton Reed returns to direct the film; Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard produce. 

Plane – Coming to Theaters Soon 2023

In the white-knuckle action movie PLANE, pilot Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) saves his passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island – only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When most of the passengers are taken hostage by dangerous rebels, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter), an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI. In order to rescue the passengers, Torrance will need Gaspare’s help, and will learn there’s more to Gaspare than meets the eye.

Activities

Halloween Treat Bag Inspired by The Smurfs Season 1, Volume 2

Check out this smurf-tastic Halloween Treat Bag inspired by The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2, available now on DVD! Click the link to join the fun: https://bit.ly/SmurfsS1V2BagCraft

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