Weekly Entertainment Updates – February 18th

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Weekly Entertainment Updates - February 18th

It’s starting to get harder to keep up with all of the great upcoming releases and announcements, but we’ve got a whole list of new movies, shows, and even at-home releases this week! Did you miss any of the Big Game trailers? Check them out here!

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

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CELEBRATE 100 MAGICAL YEARS OF DISNEY WITH THESE SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS – Steelbook Release Dates!

Disney announced a special series of anniversary re-releases of some of the most beloved films from the Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm studios as part of Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration.

Selected titles will be released nationwide in special platinum-style collectible O-sleeves. There will also be numerous retail exclusives, with Best Buy offering special SteelBooks of select titles and Walmart offering exclusive collectible pins on all Disney100 animated titles.

Currently available:

  • February 7: Encanto SteelBook, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Moana, Frozen, The Little Mermaid and Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 1

Upcoming releases: 

  • February 27: The Aristocats, The Jungle Book, Zootopia, Tangled, Frozen II, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and The Tramp, Wreck-It Ralph, Robin Hood and 101 Dalmatians
  • May 2: Star Wars: A New Hope SteelBook, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back SteelBook and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi SteelBook
  • June 6: Coco SteelBook, Toy Story SteelBook and Cars SteelBook
  • June 13: Finding Nemo, Coco, Brave, Cars, Up, The Incredibles and Monsters, Inc.
  • June 27: Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 2
  • August 1: Cinderella 4K UHD SteelBook, Beauty and The Beast SteelBook and Frozen SteelBook
  • September 5: Iron Man SteelBook
  • October 3: The Little Mermaid SteelBook, The Lion King SteelBook, Moana SteelBook and Aladdin SteelBook
  • October 17:The Lion King, Aladdin, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Fox and the Hound, Cinderella, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Alice In Wonderland

This will be the first time that Cinderella will be available on 4K Ultra HD disc.

NEWLY RELEASED ANT-MAN EPISODES OF “MARVEL STUDIOS LEGENDS” NOW ON YOUTUBE

“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” launches Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but before diving into the Quantum Realm, fans can catch up with Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man (Scott Lang), The Wasp (Hope Van Dyne), Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne with three episodes of the Disney+ Original Series “Marvel Studios LEGENDS,” now available for the first time on Marvel YouTube.

Launched in 2021, the Disney+ Original Series “Marvel Studios LEGENDS” explores and celebrates the epic heroes and villains of the MCU, and the moments that made them. All 29 episodes of “Marvel Studios LEGENDS” are streaming now on Disney+.

Episodes available on YouTube:

Episode 1: Ant-Man

LEGENDS traces those moments big and small that transformed Scott Lang into the tiniest of Earth’s mightiest heroes. Scott faces off against powerful adversaries, meets the love of his life and becomes the dad he was destined to be. Oh, and it’s Ant-Man who winds up providing the key to defeating Thanos and saving the universe. He’s kind of a huge deal.

Episode 2: The Wasp

All her life, Hope was shielded from the action by her overprotective father, inventor Hank Pym. But when the Pym Particles fell into the wrong hands, Hope reluctantly trained a thief named Scott Lang to become Ant-Man. In time, Hope donned a suit and wings herself, and was transformed into The Wasp. LEGENDS follows Hope’s journey, one that leads to her fighting alongside the Avengers.

Episode 3: Hank & Janet

Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne were the original Ant-Man and The Wasp, but after an epic show of bravery, Janet was lost forever… or so Hank thought. LEGENDS chronicles Hank’s journey, as he goes from dedicated scientist to overprotective father. Eventually, with the help of burglar-turned-hero Scott Lang, Hank and his daughter rescued Janet from the Quantum Realm, and the remarkable family was reunited.

Watch now on YouTube or Disney+, and don’t miss “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” in theaters this Friday, February 17.

Hulu Original Series “Animaniacs” Season Three – New Teaser – Streaming February 17th

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot return with an all-new season of laughs, songs, pop culture parodies, and enough zany antics to fill a water tower (or at least 10 episodes!). Pinky and Brain’s never ending plans to take over the world journey them to the ends of new lands, deserts, and even the space time continuum. And while new friends, Starbox and Cindy continue their play date, the Warner siblings must battle their way out of a video game, learn the secrets of being a teen influencer, and escape a mad scientist’s island all while finding time to teach us about the threat of global warming!

THE WEAPON in Select Theaters, Digital, and On Demand this Friday, February 17

Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), and Jack Kesy (“Claws”) highlight this bone-crunching action-thriller. Tony Schiena is Dallas, a one-man killing machine on a mysterious rampage. His attacks on biker gangs and meth labs anger the Vegas mob boss who’s holding Dallas’s girlfriend hostage. But who is Dallas working for? Even torture won’t make him talk…and he won’t stop until justice is served. Also stars Academy Award® nominee Bruce Dern and AnnaLynne McCord.

PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH Arrives on Digital 2/21; Available on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray 2/28

After a decade-long wait, DreamWorks Animation presents an all-new adventure in the Shrek universe with PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH Collector’s Edition available on Digital February 21, 2023 and on 4K UHD, Blu-rayTM and DVD February 28, 2023 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Nominated for Best Animated Film by both the Academy Awards® and the BAFTA Film Awards, Puss in Boots’ latest adventure now includes over an hour of bonus content featuring an all-new exclusive animated short “The Trident”, deleted scenes, a lyric video, and a cast of characters.
 
Everyone’s favorite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline, Puss in Boots, returns in a new adventure from the Shrek universe as the daring outlaw discovers that his passion for adventure and heroic missions have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star on his grandest quest yet. With only one life left, Puss is forced to humble himself and ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: Kitty Softpaws. They are joined in their journey by a chatty and cheerful mutt named Perrito. Together, our trio of heroes will need to stay one step ahead of the fairy tale realm’s craftiest crooks including Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
 
The film is directed by Joel Crawford (The Croods: A New Age), produced by Mark Swift (The Croods: A New Age, the Madagascar films) co-directed by Januel Mercado, and written by Paul Fisher (The Croods: A New Age) and Tommy Swerdlow and starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek Pinault, Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Florence Pugh (Black Widow), Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone (Black Widow), Samson Kayo (Sliced), John Mulaney (Big Mouth), Wagner Moura (Narcos), Tony® nominee Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Trolls World Tour) and Emmy® nominee Anthony Mendez (Jane the Virgin). The original score is by Heitor Pereira.

BONUS FEATURES on 4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL for your collection:

  • ALL-NEW EXCLUSIVE SHORT “THE TRIDENT” – When you’re the legendary Puss in Boots, life and death go paw in paw. In this epic original short, Puss recalls one of his most daring deaths yet.
  • DELETED SCENES
    • POTTY BREAK
    • LOVE AND DEATH
    • WALL O’SNAKES
  • A CAST OF CHARACTERS – You know their voices, now see the faces behind all the beloved PUSS IN BOOTS characters.
    • PUSS IN BOOTS
    • KITTY SOFTPAWS
    • PERRITO
    • GOLDILOCKS AND THE  THREE BEARS
    • JACK HORNER
    • WOLF
  • IN THE BEGINNING – Go behind the scenes with the filmmakers of PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH to discover how they brought this great tale to life.
  • JACK HORNER’S LINE-O-RAMA – Jack Horner says it all in this comedic line-o-rama.
  • “FEARLESS HERO” LYRIC VIDEO – Sing along from home!
  • HOW TO DRAW THE PURRFECT PAWTRAIT – Join Director Joel Crawford and Co-Director Januel Mercado as they teach us how to draw our favorite characters.
    • PUSS IN BOOTS
    • KITTY SOFTPAWS
    • PERRITO
  • HOW TO MAKE A PAPER PERRITO – Every hero needs a sidekick and this ‘how to’ will help you create your very own.
  • KITTY CAM – Sit back, relax and enjoy a festive cluster of kittens as they frolic and play. This cat-stravaganza is sure to entertain for hours.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY – with Director Joel Crawford, Co-Director Januel Mercado, Producer Mark Swift, Editor James Ryan and Head of Story Heidi Jo Gilbert

GOD’S TIME – IN THEATERS & EVERYWHERE YOU RENT MOVIES FEBRUARY 24TH

Best friends and recovering addicts Dev (Ben Groh) and Luca (Dion Costelloe) are secretly in love with fellow addict Regina (Liz Caribel). At every meeting they hear her share her wild fantasy to kill her evil ex-boyfriend. But one day she changes her share; now she sounds serious. This sets Dev and Luca off on a 24-hour odyssey through pandemic-gripped New York City to stop Regina from making a life-shattering mistake. As their friendship is pushed to the brink, Dev and Luca realize their bond is unbreakable in this kinetic, vibrant debut from writer and director Daniel Antebi.

JARED FROM SUBWAY: CATCHING A MONSTER – Streaming March 6th

 For almost a decade beginning in the early 2000s, there was no one more recognizable than Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, whose story of overcoming obesity through a diet of Subway sandwiches was an inspiration. But in 2015, Americans were stunned when authorities brought multiple charges of child endangerment against “Jared from Subway” and his business partner, Russell Taylor. ID’s new three-part series, JARED FROM SUBWAY: CATCHING A MONSTER, reveals the shocking, previously untold story of the investigation that exposed the monster insidiously lurking behind Fogle’s charming persona and how his true nature as a child sex predator was finally revealed. All three parts of JARED FROM SUBWAY: CATCHING A MONSTER premiere back to back starting Monday, March 6 at 9/8c on ID and will be available to stream the same day on discovery+.

“ID has always had a rich legacy of bringing incredible true-crime documentary series to the air. JARED FROM SUBWAY: CATCHING A MONSTER is a powerful new entry to our ever-growing slate of premium limited event series,” said Jason Sarlanis, President of Turner Networks, ID & HLN, Linear and Streaming. “Jared masqueraded as a national hero while hiding a horrific side. We are so grateful to the women who, by courageously sharing their stories, are shining a light on this important issue that affects so many families across America.”

Charting Fogle’s rise from morbidly obese teenage outcast to beloved Subway spokesman, JARED FROM SUBWAY: CATCHING A MONSTER offers exclusive access into the rise and fall of the disgraced weight loss sensation and the investigation that brought him down. Over the course of three parts, the docuseries provides key insight from local Florida journalist Rochelle Herman, a single mother of two who later worked with the F.B.I to investigate Fogle, revealing her secret recordings of Fogle’s disgusting and disturbing confessions. Additionally, JARED FROM SUBWAY: CATCHING A MONSTER explores the charges brought against Taylor, the former Executive Director of Fogle’s charity, The Jared Foundation, and how that investigation ultimately led to the raid of Fogle’s home that uncovered child pornography. Through emotional interviews with Russell’s stepdaughters, Hannah and Christian, who were victimized by Fogle and their stepfather, the docuseries showcases a holistic portrait of just how far Fogle’s crimes really stretched and the investigation that led to him pleading guilty in 2015 to child pornography charges and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

JARED FROM SUBWAY: CATCHING A MONSTER is produced for ID and discovery+ by Double Act. 

The Magic Flute – Opens In Theaters ONLY March 10th

From Executive Producer Roland Emmerich (Moonfall) comes a captivating film that follows a teen on two journeys: one into a prestigious boarding school to fulfill his aspirations as a singer, and another into a parallel world filled with fantasy and adventure. Tim (Jack Wolfe, Shadow And Bone) has been dreaming his whole life about attending Mozart All Boys Music School, but already his first days there confront him with a hostile headmaster (F. Murray Abraham, The White Lotus), the stresses of a first love, and serious doubts about the authenticity of his singing voice. When he discovers a mystical gateway in the school’s library, he is pulled into the fantastic cosmos of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, where imagination has no limits and the Queen of the Night (Sabine Devieilhe) reigns.

SCREAM VI | New Character Posters – In Theaters March 10th

Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter. In Scream VI, Melissa Barrera (“Sam Carpenter”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy Meeks-Martin”), Mason Gooding (“Chad Meeks-Martin”), Jenna Ortega (“Tara Carpenter”), Hayden Panettiere (“Kirby Reed”) and Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) return to their roles in the franchise alongside Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, and Samara Weaving.

Ted Lasso: Season 3 – Streaming on Apple TV+ on March 15th

In the 12-episode third season of “Ted Lasso,” the newly-promoted AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them as last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed), now hailed as the “wonder kid,” has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United. In the wake of Nate’s contentious departure from Richmond, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) steps up as assistant coach, alongside Beard (Brendan Hunt). Meanwhile, while Ted (Jason Sudeikis) deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is focused on defeating Rupert and Keeley (Juno Temple) navigates being the boss of her own PR agency. Things seem to be falling apart both on and off the pitch, but Team Lasso is set to give it their best shot anyway.

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS – Experience It In IMAX on March 17th

New Line Cinema’s “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!,” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.

John Wick 4 – ONLY IN THEATERS MARCH 24

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) takes on his most lethal adversaries yet in the upcoming fourth installment of the series. With the price on his head ever increasing, Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Osaka to Berlin.

Lionsgate presents, a Thunder Road Films / 87eleven production.

Tetris will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on March 31

Apple Original Films unveiled the trailer for the highly anticipated thriller, “Tetris,” starring Taron Egerton.

“Tetris” tells the unbelievable story of how one of the world’s most popular video games found its way to avid players around the globe. Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) discovers Tetris in 1988, and then risks everything by traveling to the Soviet Union, where he joins forces with inventor Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov) to bring the game to the masses. Based on a true story, “Tetris” is a Cold War–era thriller on steroids, with double-crossing villains, unlikely heroes, and a nail-biting race to the finish.

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: The Complete Second Season – Is Coming To Blu-ray And DVD April 25

Eat, or be eaten! Kill, or be killed! Get in survival mode as Adult Swim’s #1 prehistoric animated series, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: The Complete Second Season, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on April 25, 2023. The critically acclaimed series from Cartoon Network Studios has won a total of 5 Emmy® Awards including “Outstanding Animated Program.” Binge all 10 episodes from the second season and go behind the scenes with an all-new featurette exclusive to this release.

Named “Best Animated TV Show of 2022” by Vulture, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal follows the tale of a caveman at the dawn of evolution as he forms an unlikely friendship with an almost extinct dinosaur. In Season Two, Spear and Fang journey to a new world to rescue Mira from her captors only to find it is a place filled with savage brutality.

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: The Complete Second Season will be available on April 25, 2023 to purchase on Blu-ray Disc and DVD both online and in-store at major retailers. The series is also now available to purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. 

SPECIAL FEATURES

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: Inside the Evolution (New Featurette) – Go Inside the Evolution of the Emmy award-winning show, with Genndy Tartakovsky and his team. They share their inspiration behind the second season and how a four-legged friend inspired one of the most beloved characters.

Pricing and series information:

Includes all 10 episodes from the second season:

  1. Sea of Despair
  2. Shadow of Fate
  3. Dawn of Man
  4. The Red Mist
  5. The Primal Theory
  6. Vidarr
  7. The Colossaeus, Part I
  8. The Colossaeus, Part II
  9. The Colossaeus, Part III
  10. Echoes of Eternity

ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET. | POSTER NOW AVAILABLE – In Theaters April 28th

For over fifty years, Judy Blume’s classic and groundbreaking novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. has impacted generations with its timeless coming of age story, insightful humor, and candid exploration of life’s biggest questions. In Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation, 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates), who isn’t happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets. The film also stars Benny Safdie (Licorice PizzaGood Time) and is written for the screen and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen), based on the book by Judy Blume, and produced by Gracie Films’ Academy Award® winner James L. Brooks (Best Picture, 1983 – Terms of Endearment), alongside Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai, Kelly Fremon Craig, Judy Blume, Amy Lorraine Brooks, Aldric La’auli Porter, and executive produced by Jonathan McCoy.

Lionsgate presents, a Gracie Films production.

THE FLASH – Trailer and New Stills Released – In theaters June 16th

Action Adventure. Ezra Miller stars as Barry Allen, AKA The Flash, who pushes the limits of his superpowers in the DC Super Hero’s first-ever standalone feature film.

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