It’s officially summer and that means it’s time for summer blockbusters! There are a lot of great movies and shows hitting theaters and different streaming networks. Check out some of our reviews as well as screening opportunities and more!
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MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON: READ Poster and Tickets On Sale Now
Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.
SEASON TWO OF ‘DOUG TO THE RESCUE’ IS STREAMING NOW
Aerial cinematographer, animal rescuer and environmental activist Doug Thron is back for a second season of Doug To The Rescue, allowing cameras to follow along as he uses his cutting-edge infrared drone to locate and rescue animals in desperate situations around the globe. This season, he’s going further than ever, encountering animals in the wild like never before – from the East African Grasslands where the communities struggle to live in harmony with a growing hyena population… to the Dominican Republic… to tornado-ravaged Kentucky towns – working with scientists, experts, and conservationists to pioneer new paths for his cutting edge technology. Whether it’s a wild fox, a newborn puppy, or a pack of urban hyenas, Doug is on a mission to make sure no animal is left behind.
Hulu Original Docuseries “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” Teaser Trailer – Coming Soon
“Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports. Featuring exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs, this 10-part documentary series chronicles this extraordinary story from the inside – told only by the people who lived it. When charismatic real estate tycoon Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Los Angeles Lakers in a wildly risky and complex business deal, nobody could’ve predicted just how much success was to come. Kicking off the “Showtime” era in 1979, the notorious L.A.-playboy pioneered the business of basketball. He raised the price of floor seats, introduced dancers and a live band, opened an exclusive private club inside the arena, and cultivated famous fans in Hollywood. Over the last 40 years, the team captured 11 titles and retired the jerseys of some of the NBA’s most legendary players.
Today, Dr. Buss’s empire is now worth more than $5 billion. But all of that success did not come easy. Along with notorious feuds, career-ending illnesses, and a bevy of insurmountable on-court obstacles, the Lakers have also weathered intense drama off the court – within Dr. Buss’s own family. Running the franchise as a “mom and pop” operation, Dr. Buss gave his children front office jobs with the understanding they would, someday, inherit his kingdom. But sibling rivalry, interpersonal conflict, and corporate unrest threatened to destroy everything Dr. Buss worked so hard to build. Ultimately, “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” is about family, business, and power –and how all three must be harnessed to achieve greatness.
The Bad Guys – Now Available on Digital, 4K, Blu-ray and DVD
Follow the most notorious criminals in the world and find out if they can pull off their biggest job yet – going good – in DreamWorks Animation’s THE BAD GUYS, a hilarious high octane family adventure that is sure to bring the entire family together for non-stop action and laughs. Showcasing a brand-new crew of lovable and edgy characters bursting with personality, the film embraces individuality with each character’s unique skillset, ranging from hacking and disguise to muscle and drive. Available to own on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on June 21, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, THE BAD GUYS Collector’s Edition showcases an all-new original short and comes filled with never-before-seen bonus features including deleted scenes, exclusive interviews with cast and crew, Mr. Snake’s frozen pops recipes, character drawing tutorials and more, offering endless fun and sure to get the entire family into ‘summer’ mode.
Featuring sleek stylized animation, the family action-comedy boasts a star-studded voice cast featuring Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Marc Maron (“GLOW”), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine franchise), Anthony Ramos (In The Heights), and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as the bad guys, alongside co-stars Zazie Beetz (Joker), Lily Singh (Bad Moms), Emmy® winner Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), and Richard Ayoade (Paddington 2). THE BAD GUYS is directed by Pierre Perifel (Kung Fu Panda films) and produced by Damon Ross (Trolls) and Rebecca Huntley (The Boss Baby) from a screenplay by Etan Cohen (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa).
Never have there been five friends as infamous as THE BAD GUYS—Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula. After years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught. Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to keep them out of prison and the Bad Guys set out to fool the world into believing they’ve gone good. Packed with huge laughs and edgy action, being bad has never been so fun in this action-comedy from DreamWorks Animation.
THE BAD GUYS is based on the Scholastic children’s graphic novels by Aaron Blabey that earned a spot on the New York Times bestselling list for more than 100 weeks and have sold a combined total of more than 1 million copies to-date.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES ON DIGITAL, 4K UHd, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD:
- ALL-NEW ORIGINAL SHORT “MARASCHINO RUBY” – In this original DreamWorks animated short, The Bad Guys are at it again, but not in the way you think. They’ve gone good! Find out what happens to the team after they go rogue in this sweet original short.
- DELETED SCENES
- Original opening
- Snake Attack
- Extra Secret Base Tour
- You Can’t Fake Good
- Post Credits: Scientist Button
- DEVISE THE PLAN: MAKING THE BAD GUYS – From book to storyboard to the silver screen, join the cast and filmmakers as they devise how to bring The Bad Guys to life.
- ASSEMBLE THE CREW – Go face to face with the voices behind our favorite animated bad guys – Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, Ms. Tarantula & Mr. Piranha.
- IT’S SHOWTIME: CAST TABEL READ – Teamwork is the ultimate ingredient in pulling off a job without a hitch. now that they’ve agreed on the plan, it’s time to bring the cast of The Bad Guys together for their first table read.
- SNAKE’S FROZEN POP SHOP – Want to learn how to make your own version of Mr. Snake’s favorite frozen pops? With these easy recipes, you’ll be on your way to chill-ville in no time. Want to go the extra mile? Create your own frozen pop disguises.
- FROM THE DRAWING ROOM – Learn step by step from The Bad Guys head of story, Nelson Yokota, how you can create your very own storyboard and draw the film’s main characters
- How To Storyboard
- How To Draw Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, Ms. Tarantula, Mr. Piranha
- FEATURE COMMENTARY – Feature Commentary with Director Pierre Perifel, Producer Damon Ross, Head of Story Nelson Yokota, Head of Character Animation JP Sans, and Production Designer Luc Desmarchelier.
THE BAD GUYS will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
- 4K Ultra HD delivers the ultimate movie watching experience. Featuring the combination of 4K resolution, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
- Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
- Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
- MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com
CINDERELLA | Available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital June 21
From Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect), Cinderella is a musically driven bold new take on the classic fairytale. Our ambitious heroine (Camila Cabello) has big dreams and with the help of her Fab Godmother, she perseveres to make them come true. Cinderella has an all-star cast including Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, James Corden, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter and Pierce Brosnan.
DreamWorks Animation Debuts Trailer for Madagascar: A Little Wild Season 8 – Streaming June 30th
A new season of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar: A Little Wild is back June 30 on Hulu and Peacock! Check out the season 8 trailer below!
Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria continue to explore the world outside of the habitat. Marty hoofs it all the way out to a trash-littered beach desperately waiting for his Junior Ranger magic touch! Gloria and Lala reunite after Lala’s hibernation, but Gloria doesn’t know how to fit in with her new frog crew. Alex learns on the job directing his first Broadway show. And Melman searches for his own Giraffe herd at another habitat across town, only to discover that you don’t have to be the same species to be a family!
Loveable foursome Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo steal the show in Madagascar: A Little Wild, executive produced by Johanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny). Capturing the iconic personalities of each of the four dynamos, Madagascar: A Little Wild showcases the team as kids residing in their rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo. They might be small, but like everybody who lands in New York City, these little guys have big dreams and Madagascar: A Little Wild will follow all of their adventures.
TWO NEW CRIME DRAMAS “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: GRANTCHESTER” AND “WALTER PRESENTS: I KNOW WHO YOU ARE” STREAMING ON THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS JULY
This July, seven new international programs come to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel, including the new season of “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Grantchester,” which follows everyone’s favorite crime-fighting clergyman. In Season 7, vicar Will Davenport (Tom Brittney), and Geordie Keating (Robson Green), his law-enforcement ally, continue to investigate the suspicious murders taking place in their small hamlet of Grantchester. In the Spanish crime drama from Walter Presents, “I Know Who You Are” a prestigious attorney is accused of murdering his missing niece and must work to clear his name. Other programs coming to the channel from Walter Presents include, “Below the Surface, Season 2,” “The Inside Game,” “The Defence, Season 3,” “Stanley,” and “Hunted.”
The subscription rate for the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is $5.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.
Information about each of the programs is below:
MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Grantchester, Season 7
Although Will lives the life of a clergyman, sometimes he can’t help but fall into more worldly habits as he solves murders in the bucolic village of Granchester.
The series picks up in the long hot summer of 1959 with wedding season in full swing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester where once again, Will and Geordie are on alert for suspicious happenings.
Walter Presents: I Know Who You Are
Set in Barcelona, Juan Elias, a prestigious lawyer, suffers amnesia after a terrible car accident and must defend his name after being accused of the death of his missing niece, Ana. With the help of his wife, Judge Alicia Castro, Juan tries to reconstruct what happened that night. Ana’s father, Ramón, is convinced Juan murdered Ana and hires a prestigious law firm to prove Juan’s guilt. Exploring the Spanish legal system, the bonds of love, friendship and family, “I Know Who You Are” will keep viewers guessing to the very end.
“THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE” TO DEBUT JULY 12 on Hulu
20th Century Studios’ “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” will debut July 12 on Hulu in the U.S. and coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories on:
- July 12 in Canada
- July 13 in Europe, Middle East, Africa (except Poland)
- July 20 in Latin America
- The film will also debut on HBO Max in the U.S. on July 12.
Loren Bouchard, the film’s director/screenwriter/producer said, “We’re so happy that the fans have been able to find us and watch us and binge us as much as they want on Hulu. Our fantasy is that we have to send over a new copy of the Bob’s movie to Hulu because their copy gets all worn out from people watching it so much.”
Labeled “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes, “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” has been praised as “hilarious,” (Ross Bonaime, Collider) and “consistently funny and proudly weird” and “one of the most joyful films of the year.” (Brandon Zachary, CBR)
A full scene from the film featuring the song, “Sunny Side Up Summer,” is now available.
“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is just one of the blockbuster films streaming as part of Hulu’s “Get the Big Screen on Your Screen” summer film campaign, which also includes highly anticipated premieres of “The Princess,” “Not Okay,” “Prey” and many more.
FIRST LOOK & CATCH UP: Hulu’s “Solar Opposites” Season Three -Premieres July 13
Hello, earthlings – it’s been a while! To prepare for the upcoming Solar landing, check out the new catch up video and a first look at season three. The series returns to Hulu on Wednesday, July 13th with eleven episodes.
Co-created by Justin Roiland (“Rick & Morty”) and Mike McMahan (“Rick & Morty”, “Star Trek: Lower Decks”), “Solar Opposites” centers around a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food and fun stuff. In season three, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family team.
WATCH THE JURASSIC WORLD: CAMP CRETACEOUS FINAL SEASON TRAILER – Streaming July 21st
DreamWorks Animation has released the full trailer for the Annie Award®-winning hit Netflix series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous that returns for a final season on Netflix July 21! The final season has returning guest stars including Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Haley Joel Osment, Glen Powell and Jameela Jamil.
“At this final chapter in the story, our campers are at a crossroads,” states Executive Producer Scott Kreamer. “On the one hand, they have never been closer to getting home, but on the other, they have never been in more danger of never seeing their families again. There is no clear path forward. They must simultaneously battle to survive the dinosaurs, as well as those that threaten these same creatures’ existence.” Check out the fifth season trailer below!
Official Poster and Single for Billy Porter’s ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE – July 22nd
Anything’s Possible is a delightfully modern Gen Z coming-of-age story that follows Kelsa, a confident high school girl who is trans, as she navigates through senior year. When her classmate Khal gets a crush on her, he musters up the courage to ask her out, despite the drama he knows it could cause. What transpires is a romance that showcases the joy, tenderness, and pain of young love.
Searchlight Pictures presents NOT OKAY | Teaser Trailer Debut – Streaming on Hulu on July 29th
Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch), an aimless aspiring writer with no friends, no romantic prospects and — worst of all — no followers, fakes an Instagram-friendly trip to Paris in the hopes of boosting her social media clout. When a terrifying incident strikes the City of Lights, Danni unwittingly falls into a lie bigger than she ever imagined. She “returns” a hero, even striking up an unlikely friendship with Rowan (Mia Isaac), a school-shooting survivor dedicated to societal change, and scooping up the man of her dreams Colin (Dylan O’Brien). As an influencer and advocate, Danni finally has the life and audience she always wanted. But it’s only a matter of time before the facade cracks, and she learns the hard way that the Internet loves a takedown.
Strawberry Star Cookies Inspired By The Patrick Star Show S1 V1
Check out this Star-tacular recipe for some strawberry star-shaped cookies inspired by The Patrick Star Show: Season 1, Volume 1, available on DVD on June 21! Click the link for a treat you and your family can bake together: https://bit.ly/cookie_stars
TRAILER FOR “LEGO® STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION,” PREMIERING AUGUST 5 ON DISNEY+
Summer is here, and the trailer for “LEGO® Star Wars Summer Vacation” is about to heat things up! The all-new animated special from Lucasfilm and the LEGO Group and the newest entry in the popular signature branded cross-saga storytelling series that began with “LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special”and continued with “LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales,” will premiere August 5, 2022, exclusively on Disney+.
“LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation,” which is set shortly after the events of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” features the voices of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and returning cast members from previous “LEGO Star Wars” specials, and includes the new original song Scarif Beach Party performed by “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Looking for a much-needed break from stormtroopers and TIE fighters, Finn arranges a surprise vacation for his friends Rey, Poe, Rose, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO, aboard the ultra-luxurious Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon. But Finn’s plan to have one last hurrah together quickly goes awry when he’s separated from the group. While searching for his friends, he encounters three Force ghosts: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Leia Organa, who each share their own unexpected stories of vacations gone wrong, helping him to understand that holidays are about more than just having fun. “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation” features the voices of: “Weird Al” Yankovic as Vic Vankoh; Yvette Nicole Brown as Colvett Valeria; Thomas Lennon as Wick Cooper; Paul F. Tompkins as Rad; Dee Bradley Baker as Boba Fett; Ashly Burch as the Tour Droid; Kyliegh Curran as Sidero; Anthony Daniels as C-3PO; Trevor Devall as Emperor Palpatine; Allie Feder as Sy Snootles; Jake Green as Poe Dameron; Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker; Ross Marquand as Han Solo; Omar Miller as Finn; Kevin Michael Richardson as Jabba the Hutt; Matt Sloan as Darth Vader; James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi; Kelly Marie Tran as Rose; Helen Sadler as Rey Skywalker; Billy Dee Williams as Lando (Holovid); Matthew Wood as Ben Solo; and Shelby Young as Leia Organa.
David Shayne is writer and executive producer, and the director is Ken Cunningham. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Jason Cosler, Keith Malone, and Jennifer Twiner Mccarron are executive producers. Produced in collaboration with Atomic Cartoons.
BARBARIAN – Trailer and Images available – In Theaters August 31st
20th Century Studios and New Regency have released the trailer, poster and still images for the horrific thriller “Barbarian,” which will open in theaters in the U.S. and Canada on Wednesday, August 31.
In “Barbarian,” a young woman traveling to Detroit for a job interview books a rental home. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double booked, and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgement, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest.
From 20th Century Studios and New Regency, “Barbarian” stars Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davis, Richard Brake, Kurt Braunohler and Jaymes Butler. The film was written and directed by Zach Cregger. The producers are Arnon Milchan, Roy Lee, Raphael Margules and J.D. Lifshitz. Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Danny Chan, Alex Lebovici and Bill Skarsgård are the film’s executive producers.
Smile – Trailer and Poster Available – In Theaters September 30th
After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.
WHITE BIRD: A WONDER STORY | TRAILER NOW AVAILABLE – In Theaters October 14th
From the best-selling author of Wonder, the book that sparked a movement to “choose kind,” comes the inspirational next chapter. In White Bird: A Wonder Story, we follow Julian (Bryce Gheisar), who has struggled to belong ever since he was expelled from his former school for his treatment of Auggie Pullman. To transform his life, Julian’s grandmother (Helen Mirren) finally reveals to Julian her own story of courage — during her youth in Nazi-occupied France, a boy shelters her from mortal danger. They find first love in a stunning, magical world of their own creation, while the boy’s mother (Gillian Anderson) risks everything to keep her safe. From director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland and Christopher Robin), screenwriter Mark Bomback, and based on R.J. Palacio’s book, White Bird: A Wonder Story, like Wonder before it, is an uplifting movie about how one act of kindness can live on forever.