We’re starting to get a look at movies coming out next year, new series, and a lot of fall titles! It looks like we’re going to have a lot to talk about in the next few months. Be sure to stay up to date with the latest movie releases, and don’t miss the screenings and open giveaways!
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Movie and Entertainment Updates:
THE “AIR BUD” MOVIE COLLECTION STARTS STREAMING on Disney+ – OCTOBER 1st
Disney+ announced today the“Air Bud” movie collection will stream on the platform for the first time starting Sunday, October 1, allowing fans to rewatch the beloved original theatrical movie phenomenon “Air Bud” and the four additional releases in the original franchise. A nostalgic favorite of multiple generations who fondly remember seeing it in the theaters, the original “Air Bud” introduced audiences to Buddy, the world’s most athletic and iconic golden retriever, an unlikely canine basketball star who taught the world ‘there ain’t no rule that says a dog can’t play basketball!’ The original movie paved the way for the multi-talented canine’s football, soccer, baseball, and volleyball stories, with the franchise films “Air Bud: Golden Receiver,” “Air Bud: World Pup,” “Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch,” and “Air Bud: Spikes Back.”
PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES PREMIERES ON FRIDAY On Paramount+ OCTOBER 6th
In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that will forever keep him connected to Ludlow. Banding together, Jud and his childhood friends must fight an ancient evil that has gripped Ludlow since its founding, and once unearthed has the power to destroy everything in its path. Based on the never before told chapter from Pet Sematary, Stephen King’s chilling novel, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is a spine-tingling prequel exploring the origins of how death became different in the small town of Ludlow and why sometimes dead is better…
BLIND EYE ARTIST streaming on Amazon October 6th
In March of 2020, artist Justin Wadlington was about to unveil his latest acrylic painting, a large-scale self-portrait, when the global pandemic brought the world to a halt. For Justin, adversity was nothing new, and he decided to make the best of the situation by starting another painting which would become a signature work, called “Black American Dream.”
Justin’s life was changed forever when a tragic accident left him blind in one eye at the age of 5. Growing up without parents in the inner city of Philadelphia, Justin’s youth was a constant struggle to survive, as he lived in emergency shelters and group homes throughout his school years. As an adult, Justin re-discovered his childhood passion for art while in the break room at his day job, eventually building a new identity for himself as the Blind Eye Artist. After starting out by asking friends to let him draw and paint them for practice, a decade later he was selling his pieces to world famous art collectors and celebrities.
Today, Justin’s artwork has reached the upper tiers of the art world with numerous famous and influential people among his fans and clients. Now as an established artist, Justin seeks to inspire kids who from all backgrounds to believe that they can do anything they put their mind to.
Moonlighting – Coming to Hulu on October 10th
For the very first time, all 67 episodes of “Moonlighting,” starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis, will be available to stream, complete with the original Grammy-nominated title track recording by Al Jarreau. Each classic episode has been remastered in HD from the original film source.
Synopsis: When former fashion model Maddie Hayes goes broke and finds that one of her few remaining assets is ownership of the Blue Moon Detective Agency, she’s tempted to liquidate it until she meets the quirky employees and gets involved in their even quirkier cases.
THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN – WORLD PREMIERE – 2023 Newport Beach Film Festival – October 14th
Inspired by a true story, “The Man in the White Van” delves into the eerie underbelly of a seemingly idyllic 1974 Florida town, and follows the harrowing experience of young Annie Williams, a spirited girl whose carefree existence is turned upside down as she becomes stalked by an ominous man in a white van.
The tranquility of Annie’s world, from her love of horseback riding to her leisurely strolls home from school in the nearby woods, begins to crumble as the menacing white van inches closer and closer. As her parents’ skepticism increasingly grows, Annie finds herself psychologically isolated, and on Halloween night her worst fears materialize into a full-blown nightmare as she gets abducted.
The feature debut of director Warren Skeels, “The Man in the White Van” is a gripping exploration of terror, paranoia, and the fragility of security in a place where darkness lurks beneath the surface. Based on actual events of the serial killer Billy Mansfield Jr., the film captures a bone-chilling story of a young girl’s unimaginable horrors, and every parent’s worst nightmare.
THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN, a Garrison Film and Legion M production, is directed and produced by Warren Skeels. Written by Sharon Y. Cobb and Warren Skeels. Executive Produced by Gary Kompothecras, Michael Nole, Paul Scanlan, Jeff Annison, David Baxter, Sean Astin, and Ali Larter. Produced by Terri Lubaroff and Anne Marie Gillen. Edited by Billy Gaggins. Cinematography by Gareth Paul Cox. Composed by Scott Borland.
Hulu Original Series “Living for the Dead” – Premiering October 18th
In “Living for the Dead,” five fabulous, queer ghost hunters roam the country, helping the living by healing the dead. Our gay “Ghost Hunties” explore infamous haunted locations while pushing past boundaries with both the living and the deceased.
“It’s so cool and enlivening that me and my best friend CJ Romero had this funny idea and now it’s a show. It started as a bit of a hypothetical silly pipe dream and now I am so proud to have shepherded something that is as moving and meaningful as it is truly a gay old time. Our cast makes me laugh and cry and they had the courage and heart to take us places I wouldn’t go by myself. And it’s a super cool maiden voyage for the company I’ve started with my partners Dylan Meyer and Maggie McLean. This is just the beginning for us and for ‘Living for the Dead.’ We wanna one day have traipsed across the entire spooky ass country. Maybe the world!” – Kristen Stewart
Max Original Animated Short Film PETER & THE WOLF Debuts October 19th
PETER & THE WOLF follows grieving 12-year-old Peter, who is now in the care of his grandfather after enduring the loss of a parent. Upon hearing stories of a wolf on the loose, Peter decides to explore the vast meadow and forest nearby to try and find the wolf himself. Along the way he encounters creatures who help him on his quest, while contending with hunters aiming to win a prize for capturing the wolf.
The uniquely creative project is led by musician and composer Gavin Friday, with The Friday Seezer Ensemble performing Prokofiev score, newly arranged by Maurice Seezer and Gavin Friday.
Experience KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON in IMAX® – Tickets Now on Sale – In Theaters October 20th
“Killers of the Flower Moon” 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.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” will be released in IMAX theatres October 20.
Based on David Grann’s broadly lauded best-selling book, “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 Enfield Poltergeist – Streaming on AppleTV+ on October 21st
Apple TV+ announced the new four-part documentary series “The Enfield Poltergeist,” which tells the riveting story of the most famous poltergeist haunting in history. Combining more than 250 hours of rare audio archive, meticulous recreation of the setting of the haunting and original interviews with the people impacted by the case, the series is an ambitious genre-bending story that explores the human fascination with the unexplained and its impact on those who live it. All episodes premiere globally on Friday, October 27, 2023.
In 1977, the terrifying haunting of an everyday family in Enfield, London, dominated headlines across the United Kingdom and had a tremendous impact on an entire generation of children. The mysterious case forever changed ideas about the supernatural and that it wasn’t just restricted to castles and stately homes but could be experienced by anyone, anywhere. The chilling story has inspired fictionalized versions of the case, including the film “The Conjuring 2,” a television series and two stage plays.
Throughout four episodes, the events at Enfield are reconstructed using the real recordings captured by Maurice Grosse, a paranormal investigator who archived all of his interviews with those affected by the phenomenon. Building a replica of the house where the incidents took place, performers reenact what is heard on the actual tapes, allowing an interplay by the archival voices and appearances of those originally involved in the incident through present-day interviews.
“The Enfield Poltergeist” is produced for Apple TV+ by MetFilm and Concordia Studio, the producers of Apple’s “STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” this year’s most Emmy-nominated documentary. The series is directed by Jerry Rothwell. Executive producers are Al Morrow, BAFTA winner Stewart le Maréchal, Oscar Award-winning Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg and Nicole Stott.
The series is set to premiere on Friday, October 27 globally on Apple TV+.
Apple TV+’s Fingernails – Streaming November 3rd
Fingernails will debut in Los Angeles and New York theaters on Friday, October 27, 2023 and will premiere globally on Apple TV+, as well as in additional select theaters on Friday, November 3, 2023.
Anna (Jessie Buckley) and Ryan (Jeremy Allen White) have found true love. It’s been proven by a controversial new technology. There’s just one problem: Anna still isn’t sure. Then she takes a position at a love testing institute, and meets Amir (Riz Ahmed).
Pencils vs Pixels, New Animation Documentary – Released on demand on November 7th
From Strikeback Studios and Hideout Pictures comes Pencils vs. Pixels, a new documentary that showcases the animators that bring your most favorite characters to life.
A celebration of 2D hand-drawn animation and the transformative journey from the Disney Renaissance to the computer animation revolution… and the inspiring future yet to come.
Pencils vs. Pixels is directed by Bay Dariz and Phil Earnest and narrated by Ming-Na Wen. Animators featured in the documentary include Seth MacFarlane, Alex Hirsch, Peter Docter, John Musker and many more!
NEXT GOAL WINS – In Theaters November 17th
Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok), NEXT GOAL WINS follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Oscar Kightley, Uli Latukefu, Rachel House, Kaimana, David Fane, Beulah Koale, Chris Alosio, Taika Waititi, Will Arnett, Rhys Darby
MAY DECEMBER – In Select Theaters November 17th, On Netflix December 1st
Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple (Julianne Moore, Charles Melton) buckles under the pressure when an actress (Natalie Portman) arrives to do research for a film about their past.
RESIDENT EVIL RETURNS ON 4K ULTRA HD™ November 21st
LIMITED EDITION 6-MOVIE 4K ULTRA HD™ STEELBOOK COLLECTION AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 21st
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.
RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE
Alice is back and forced to face off against an unstoppable, bio-engineered killing machine in the action-packed sequel to the sci-fi smash hit.
RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION
Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety.
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
Headed for extinction, the human race has just one hope: Alice. She’s on a mission, fighting her way through cities and across continents, all inside Umbrella’s prime research facility.
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER
Alice returns to The Hive in Raccoon City, where Umbrella Corp is gathering forces for a final strike against the remaining survivors.
NEW TRAILER, POSTER NOW AVAILABLE FOR DISNEY ANIMATION’S “WISH”–—PLUS, FULL VOICE CAST REVEALED – In Theaters November 22nd
Walt Disney Animation Studios shared a new trailer, poster and images this morning, showcasing the epic new musical comedy “Wish,” which opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22. Also revealed today are additional members of the film’s voice cast, who join previously announced cast members Ariana DeBose, who voices 17-year-old heroine Asha; Chris Pine, who lends his voice to the formidable King Magnifico; and Alan Tudyk, who provides the memorable voice of Asha’s pet goat, Valentino.
Cast members include:
- Angelique Cabral as Queen Amaya, the wife and sounding board of King Magnifico;
- Victor Garber as Asha’s grandfather, Sabino, who—at 100 years old—is patiently waiting for his wish to be granted;
- and Natasha Rothwell as Asha’s loving and supportive mom, Sakina.
Plus, Asha’s tight-knit group of confidants, protectors and forever friends:
- Jennifer Kumiyama as Asha’s dearest friend, Dahlia, who’s an accomplished baker and unofficial leader of their group;
- Evan Peters as the strong guy with a big heart and bigger yawn, Simon;
- Harvey Guillén as Gabo, who may be cynical, but he has a heart of gold;
- Ramy Youseff as Safi, who’s plagued by allergies;
- Niko Vargas as Asha’s joyful, always smiling buddy, Hal;
- Della Saba as the seemingly shy teenager, Bazeema, who’s full of surprises;
- and Jon Rudnitsky as Asha’s rosy-cheeked, wiggly-eared pal, Dario.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wish” is an all-new musical-comedy welcoming audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen. Featuring the voices of Academy Award®-winning actor Ariana DeBose as Asha, Chris Pine as Magnifico, and Alan Tudyk as Asha’s favorite goat, Valentino, the film is helmed by Oscar®-winning director Chris Buck (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) and Fawn Veerasunthorn (“Raya and the Last Dragon”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) and Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster Jones (“Encanto”). Jennifer Lee (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) executive produces—Lee and Allison Moore (“Night Sky,” “Manhunt”) are writers on the project. With original songs by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy-winning producer/songwriter/musician Benjamin Rice, plus score by composer Dave Metzger, “Wish” opens only in theaters on Nov. 22, 2023.
ALL OF US STRANGERS – In Theaters December 22nd
One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.
ARGYLLE – In Theaters February 2nd
The greater the spy, the bigger the lie.
From the twisted mind of Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman franchise, Kick-Ass) comes Argylle, a razor-witted, reality-bending, globe-encircling spy thriller.
Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World franchise) is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books—which center on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate—begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past.
Accompanied by Aiden (Oscar® winner Sam Rockwell), a cat-allergic spy, Elly (carrying Alfie in her backpack) races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Elly’s fictional world and her real one begins to blur.
The top-flight ensemble cast features Henry Cavill (The Witcher), John Cena (Fast X), Oscar® winner Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Grammy winning pop superstar Dua Lipa (Barbie), Emmy winner and Oscar® nominee Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Emmy winner and comedy icon Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and the legendary Samuel L. Jackson. Alfie is played by Chip, the real-life cat of supermodel Claudia Vaughn (née Schiffer).
Argylle is directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn, from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs (I Still See You). The film is produced by Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling (Kingsman franchise), Jason Fuchs, and David Reid (Kingsman franchise). The executive producers are Adam Fishbach, Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres and Claudia Vaughn.
Apple Original Films presents, in association with MARV, a Cloudy production. Argylle is distributed by Universal Pictures.