Weekly Entertainment Digest – September 2nd

weekly entertainment splash September 2nd

New movie and series announcements, fun screening opportunities, and a chance to meet the cast of the new Paw Patrol Movie! There’s a lot happening this week in entertainment.

 Check out what exciting new entertainment announcements this week and be sure to grab your tickets to the Friends Experience while it’s in town!

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

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Movie and Series Review

Movie and Entertainment Updates:

Wolf Pack – Now Available on Digital Release

While seeking answers about his father’s death, a tactically trained physician infiltrates a mercenary group and uncovers an international conspiracy in WOLF PACK, available on Digital August 29 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Michael Chiang, WOLF PACK stars Max Zhang (Ip Man 3Master Z: Ip Man LegacyThe Grandmaster), Aarif Lee (Kung Fu YogaThe Thousand Faces of Dunjia), Jiang Luxia (God of WarOnce Upon a Time in Shanghai), Liu Ye (Sky HunterAge of Legends), Zhang Yi (The Wandering Earth II), and Gianluca Zoppa (Too Cool to KillThe Wandering Earth I II). 


While seeking answers about his father’s suspicious death, a tactically trained physician infiltrates a mercenary group and soon uncovers a dangerous international conspiracy that could threaten the lives of millions of civilians.

The Good Mother – Opening in Detroit September 1st

Starring two-time Academy Award®-winner Hilary Swank, Olivia Cooke and Jack Reynor, The Good Mother follows journalist Marissa Bennings (Swank) who, after the murder of her estranged son, forms an unlikely alliance with his pregnant girlfriend Paige (Cooke) to track down the killers. Together they confront a world of corruption and drugs in the seedy underbelly of a small city in upstate New York. As they get closer to the truth, they unearth an even darker secret.

DON’T LOOK AWAY – in theaters September 1st

Don't Look Away

After a gang of criminals unintentionally unleashes a supernatural force onto the world, a young woman named Frankie is convinced she’s being stalked by a killer mannequin. Frankie soon realizes that her friends are in jeopardy too. She must find the man who holds the key to stopping the killings, but Frankie knows that once you see the mannequin, there may be no end in sight, except for your own.

KING OF KILLERS- In Theaters, On Digital, and On Demand on September 1st

Based on a graphic novel by writer-director Kevin Grevioux, King of Killers follows former Agency hitman Marcus Garan (Alain Moussi) as he attempts to unravel the mystery behind a tragic incident. When offered a $10 million contract to eliminate the world’s greatest assassin, Marcus travels to Tokyo to meet the client (Frank Grillo), but discovers other professional killers have been invited as well. Now Marcus and the others must confront this deadly, mythical assassin…or die trying.

Once Upon a Time – All 7 Seasons on Hulu Starting September 1st

A boy contacts his long-lost mother who gave him up for adoption and convinces her to follow him to Storybrooke, Maine, where storybook characters who inhabit the town are trapped by an evil queen.

Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Re-Released for Disney’s 100th Anniversary with Special Pin Set – September 5th

Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration continues with the exciting release of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Included is the re-mastered film, on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Disc and digital code.

The Nightmare Before Christmas can be found at Walmart offering an exclusive collectible pin September 5th.

Experience The Nightmare Before Christmas, the fun-filled musical fantasy from Disney and creative genius Tim Burton, with this spirited, full-length, Sing-Along Edition! Featuring a marvelous mix of memorable characters and 11 ghoulishly captivating songs by Danny Elfman—it’s frightful fun for the whole family.

Experience THE NUN II in IMAX® – Tickets Now on Sale – In Theaters September 8th

For one week only, “Conjurinverse” fans, horror enthusiasts, and groups of friends will be immersed in every terrifying and heightened moment of director Michael Chaves’s haunting vision of The Nun II that only IMAX can deliver.   

New Line Cinema brings you the horror thriller “The Nun II,” the next chapter in the story of “The Nun,” the highest grossing entry in the juggernaut $2 billion “The Conjuring” Universe.

1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.


Special advance screenings of 20th Century Studios’ “A Haunting in Venice,” an unsettling supernatural thriller directed by Oscar® winner Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”), will take place at cinemas and select IMAX and Alamo Drafthouse locations across the U.S. in September. Details are as follows:


Five exclusive screening events will take place Saturday, September 9 and will feature a catered pre-reception with special photo ops and a collectable poster. IMAX theatre locations include AMC Kips Bay 15 (New York, NY), Universal Cinema AMC at Citywalk Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), AMC DINE-IN Studio 28 (Olathe, KS), Cinemark Lincoln Square (Bellevue, WA), & Regal Hacienda Crossing (Dublin, CA). To purchase tickets:www.fandango.com/AHauntingInVeniceIMAXScreeningEvent

Alamo Murder Mystery Screenings of “A Haunting in Venice” – Sat., September 9

Five exclusive screening events will take place Saturday, September 9 and will feature an interactive murder mystery experience where attendees will have the opportunity to solve a (fake) crime prior to the screenings. Alamo Drafthouse locations include Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA), Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mueller (Austin, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY), Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DC Bryant Street (Washington, DC), and Alamo Drafthouse Chicago Wrigleyville (Chicago, IL). To purchase tickets: http://drafthouse.com/event/advance-screening-a-haunting-in-venice-murder-mystery-advance-screening-party

“A Haunting in Venice” Early Access Screenings – Wed., September 13

Over 100 early access screenings will take place Wednesday, September 13 in IMAX and premium formats and will feature exclusive luggage tag giveaways (while supplies last) and the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a trip to Venice, Italy. Click here to find a theater near you. For details and to purchase tickets:www.fandango.com/AHauntingInVeniceEarlyAccessScreening

“A Haunting in Venice,” which is based upon the novel “Hallowe’en Party” by Agatha Christie, stars Kenneth Branagh as famed detective Hercule Poirot and features a brilliant acting ensemble portraying a cast of unforgettable characters, including Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarcio, and Michelle Yeoh. “A Haunting in Venice” opens exclusively in theaters September 15, 2023. 

“A Haunting in Venice” is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve and is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets. Reuniting many of the filmmakers behind 2017’s “Murder on the Orient Express” and 2022’s “Death on the Nile,” the film is directed by Kenneth Branagh with a screenplay by Oscar® nominee Michael Green based upon Agatha Christie’s novel “Hallowe’en Party.” The producers are Kenneth Branagh, p.g.a., Judy Hofflund, p.g.a., Ridley Scott, and Simon Kinberg, with Louise Killin, James Prichard, and Mark Gordon serving as executive producers. 

“A Haunting in Venice” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring score by Hildur Guðnadóttir is available September 15, 2023.

PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE | Original Songs from Christina Aguilera, Bryson Tiller, Mckenna Grace, and blackbear – In Theaters September 29th

A paw-some lineup of recording artists will be featured in the upcoming animated feature film, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, releasing in theatres on September 29, 2023. New original songs include:

“Learning To Fly” by Grammy Award®-winning artist Christina Aguilera, to be released by RCA Records on September 22nd.

“Down Like That” by Grammy Award®-nominated performer Bryson Tiller, to be released by Trapsoul/RCA Records on September 8th.

“Bark to the Beat” by actor and singer Mckenna Grace, who also lends her voice to the character of Skye in the film, the PAW Patrol’s high-flying pup. “Bark to the Beat” features multi-platinum artist blackbear and will be released by Photo Finish Records on September 15th.

When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups’ archrival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with Victoria Vance, a meteor-obsessed mad scientist, to steal the superpowers and turn themselves into supervillains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it’s too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Arrives on 4K October 10th

The Walt Disney Company announced today a special restored and remastered 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first ever animated feature – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

This will be the first time that the classic film has been made available in stunning 4K UHD, as part of The Walt Disney Studios’ continuing major restoration program using new scans of the original nitrate negative and with the creative input of Disney Animation experts Eric Goldberg (one of the modern masters of Disney animation) and Michael Giaimo (production designer of WishFrozenFrozen 2 and Pocahontas). This newly restored version of the beloved film is part of Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration and follows the recent restoration of Disney Animation’s Cinderella, released in 4K UHD earlier this year.

This new Disney100 edition will be released nationwide in a special collectible O-sleeve. There will also be a number of retail exclusives, with Best Buy offering a special Steelbook and Walmart offering animated titles in Disney100 edition slipcovers with a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs collectible pin.

The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one — her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White is the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs — Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love’s kiss can save her!

ORDINARY ANGELS – Coming to Theaters Nationwide on October 13th

Based on a remarkable true story, ORDINARY ANGELS centers on Sharon (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed (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.

The Pigeon Tunnel premieres globally on Apple TV+ on October 20th

Academy Award-winning documentarian Errol Morris pulls back the curtain on the storied life and career of former British spy David Cornwell—better known as John le Carré, author of such classic espionage novels as “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “The Constant Gardener.” Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Cold War leading into present day, the film spans six decades as le Carré delivers his final and most candid interview, punctuated with rare archival footage and dramatized vignettes. “The Pigeon Tunnel” is a deeply human and engaging exploration of le Carré’s extraordinary journey and the paper-thin membrane between fact and fiction. 

Killers of the Flower Moon – In Theaters October 20th

Apple Original Films today unveiled the key art for Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and announced that the film will open wide, simultaneously in theaters around the world, in partnership with Paramount Pictures, on Friday, October 20. Following its global theatrical run, the film will debut on Apple TV+. Starring a cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone, the film premiered earlier this year at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, where it was met with broad critical acclaim and an extended standing ovation.

The wide theatrical release of “Killers of the Flower Moon” will also include IMAX® theatres, for which the film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Directed by Scorsese and written for the screen by Eric Roth and Scorsese, based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion and Tantoo Cardinal.

Hailing from Apple Studios, “Killers of the Flower Moon” was produced alongside Imperative Entertainment, Sikelia Productions and Appian Way. Producers are Scorsese, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and Daniel Lupi, with DiCaprio, Rick Yorn, Adam Somner, Marianne Bower, Lisa Frechette, John Atwood, Shea Kammer and Niels Juul serving as executive producers.

FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S – is in theaters and streaming on Peacock October 27th

Can you survive five nights?

The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as Blumhouse— the producer of M3GANThe Black Phone and The Invisible Man— brings Five Nights at Freddy’s to the big screen.           

The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.

The film stars Josh Hutcherson (UltramanThe Hunger Games franchise), Elizabeth Lail (YouMack & Rita), Piper Rubio (Holly & Ivy, Unstable), Kat Conner Sterling (We Have a Ghost9-1-1), with Mary Stuart Masterson (BlindspotFried Green Tomatoes) and Matthew Lillard (Good GirlsScream).

Five Nights at Freddy’s is directed by Emma Tammi (The WindBlood Moon) and is written by Scott Cawthon, Emma Tammi and Seth Cuddeback.

The film’s iconic animatronic characters will be created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

Five Nights at Freddy’s is produced by Jason Blum and Scott Cawthon. The film’s executive producers are Bea Sequeira, Russell Binder, Marc Mostman and Christopher H. Warner. Universal Pictures presents a Blumhouse production, in association with Striker Entertainment.

Rustin – In Select Theaters November 3rd, On Netflix November 17th

The architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists and organizers the world has ever known. He challenged authority, never apologized for who he was, what he believed, or who he desired. And he did not back down. He made history, and in turn, he was forgotten. Directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe and starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo, Rustin shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and Ella Baker, dared to imagine a different world, and inspired a movement in a march toward freedom. Produced by Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen, Higher Ground’s Tonia Davis and George C. Wolfe, the film features an all-star cast including Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, CCH Pounder, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Johnny Ramey, Michael Potts, with Jeffrey Wright and Audra McDonald.

SALTBURN will release in theaters November 24th

Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

POOR THINGS – New Trailer and New Featurette – In Theaters December 8th

From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.


Character Sandwiches inspired by PAW Patrol: ALL PAWS ON DECK

Ready to take snack time to the next level? Check out this paw-tastic recipe for some adorable character sandwiches inspired by PAW Patrol: ALL PAWS ON DECK, which is now available on DVD! Find instructions here

Join the PAW Patrol® alongside their pals, past and present, as they reunite to save the day in the all-new DVD PAW Patrol: ALL PAWS ON DECK! When Codi Gizmody uses a sophisticated device to move Adventure Bay’s buildings across the globe, the PAW Patrol springs into action to prevent her from transforming Adventure Bay into her personal island. Everest, the first pup to ever join the PAW team; Tracker, the pups’ Spanish speaking pal; royal pup Sweetie; super twin pups Tuck and Ella; dinosaur-loving Rex; the fearless and loveable city pup Liberty and many more unite with the PAW Patrol to save the day! PAW Patrol is produced by Spin Master Entertainment and airs on Nickelodeon.

PAW Patrol: ALL PAWS ON DECK will be available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

PAW Patrol: ALL PAWS ON DECK episodes:

  • All Paws on Deck
  • MIGHTY PUPS SUPER PAWS: Pups Meet the Mighty Twins 
  • Pups Save a Playful Elephant Calf 
  • Pups Save a T-Rex Tyke 
  • Pups Save the Pup Pup Boogie Contest 
  • Liberty Makes a New Friend 
  • Pups Save Travelin’ Travis From Really Big Bill! 
  • BIG TRUCK PUPS: Pups Stop a Flood 
  • Pups Save a Box Fort 
  • Pups Save a Flying Farmhouse 
  • Pups Stop a Super Shaker

PAW Patrol: ALL PAWS ON DECK synopsis:
Ryder and his team of pups must take on 10-year-old genius, Codi Gizmodi, who has her sights set on building her own high-tech city to replace Adventure Bay. Joining the PAW Patrol on this mission are all their friends, including Everest, the first pup to ever join the PAW team; Tracker, the pups’ Spanish-speaking pal; royal pup Sweetie; super twin pups Tuck and Ella; dinosaur-loving and speaking Rex; the newest member–fearless and loveable city pup Liberty, and more. It’ll take all the PAW Patrol pups, along with Wild and the Cat Pack, working together to find a way to stop Codi once and for all.


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