Things are slowly coming back into bloom after a pandemic that has kept us from places like movie theaters for way too long. Even though there are new movies hitting local theaters these days many theaters are still at limited capacity and new films are few in coming.
This being the case there are some great choices on the small or not so small screen at home not only through streaming services but on regular, standard tv as well.
Shows like Call Me Kat with Mayim Bialik, most recently of The Big Band Theory and before that from the 1990’s TV Hit Blossom.
Call Me Kat is a tv series where A 39-year-old woman (Bialik) decides to use the money her parents had been saving for her wedding to open up a cat-themed cafe instead.
In the original British series, the main character ran a joke shop and her old crush cooked at the restaurant next door. In this series it’s a cat cafe and her old crush actually runs a karaoke.
With co-stars like Swoosie Kurtz (Jessie on Desperate Housewives)
and Lesslie Jordan (who played the short gay guy, Beverley Leslie, Karen’s nemesis in Will and Grace) the show is definatley set up for the laughs.
Coming to a theater near you very soon if not already there is the long awaited
Godzilla Vs. Kong (2021).
From Warner Bros.; “The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another, the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong, with humanity caught in the balance.
Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. As a squadron embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans’ very origins and mankind’s survival, a conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.”
Godzilla Vs, Kong, Rated; PG-13.
Have a great time as soon as you can At The Movies.
Well, the good news is that Movie Theater Live Attendance is up a whopping 50% since theaters were forced to close and then re-open on a limited basis due to the Pandemic.
Lost of good movies on the horizon too. Just opening at your local theaters through out the U S of A are films like;
TOM AND JERRY from Warner Animation Group, Warner Bros. Animation and associates. “A legendary rivalry reemerges when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of the wedding of the century, forcing the desperate event planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. As mayhem ensues, the escalating cat-and-mouse battle soon threatens to destroy her career, the wedding, and possibly the hotel itself.”
Tom and Jerry, at theaters now and runs 1 Hour and 41 minutes.
CRISIS from Green Room Films and associates. “A drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation. An architect recovering from an Oxycodone addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s disappearance. A university professor battles unexpected revelations about his employer, a pharmaceutical company bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market. Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, their stories collide in this dramatic thriller from writer/director Nicholas Jarecki (Arbitrage).”
CRISIS is Rated R and Runs 1 Hour and 58 Minutes.
On The STREAMING SIDE; BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR, from Lionsgate and associates. “Take a trip and break out of your shell with Barb and Star. From the gals who brought you Bridesmaids (co-stars and co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo) comes BARB & STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR. Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time... ever.”
BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR is Rated: PG13 and Runs; 1 Hour and 46 Minutes.
Nows the time to get off the road and into a nice comfy theater for a brand new and exciting adventure as we all venture At The Movies.
Here we are in a brand new year and it would appear things are off to a good start.
Movies are being released and are appearing at limited local theaters even though we are still in the grip of this horrible pandemic that keeps us cautious.
First and foremost we can’t forget that we’ve been living in a Streaming State for the better part of the past year. Most of us who are avid movie watchers have sought out streaming platforms to be able to watch new movie content.
In fact many movie companies have even pushed us closer towards their streaming platforms and started releasing quite a few new movies through them instead of at a theater. We have to wonder if they’re preparing us for a time when they will find a way to release new movies to us via streaming and not in general release at local theaters.
All that being said there are many options on streaming platforms that you may or may not have heard of.
On the animation side and for kids of all ages is a movie that has been scoring 100% with audiences all over. On Apple Tv+ is WOLFWALKERS.
“IN a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the “Wolfwalkers” and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.”
WOLFWALKERS is in local theaters in limited release as well. It RUNS; 1hr 85mins.
Also in limited release at local theaters is SUPERNOVA. “Sam (Academy Award winner Colin Firth) and Tusker (Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are traveling across England in their old camper van visiting friends, family and places from their past. Following a life-changing diagnosis, their time together has become more important than ever until secret plans test their love like never before.”
SUPERNOVA, Rating:N/A Runs: 1hr 85mins.
Another film to keep an eye out for is; PALMER, “Former high school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) went from hometown hero to convicted felon, earning himself 12 years in a state penitentiary. He returns home to Louisiana, where he moves back in with Vivian (June Squibb), the grandmother who raised him. While trying to keep his head down and rebuild a quiet life for himself, Palmer is haunted by memories of his glory days and the suspicious eyes of his small town community. Things become more complicated when Vivian’s hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears on a prolonged bender, leaving her precocious and unique 7-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen), often the target of bullying, in Palmer’s reluctant care. In time, Palmer is drawn into a more hopeful world as he forges a connection with Sam through their shared experience of being made to feel different by those around them. Life improves for Palmer, and a romance develops between him and Sam’s teacher Maggie (Alisha Wainwright). An inspiring and unexpected journey unfolds for the three of them, but soon Palmer’s past threatens to tear apart this new life.”
PALMER, RUNTIME: 2h 35min.
See you soon At The Movies.
It’s always a good time to sneak off into your nearest theater and enjoy a great movie. This time of year is not exception and there are some popular films that are proving to be favorites with the movie going crowds these days.
From DreamWorks Animation and meant for the whole family it’s THE CROODS.
“Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans, a family that’s a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbors start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that forces them to embrace their differences, draw strength from one another, and survive together.”
THE CROODS, is Rated: PG and Runs: 1 Hour and 35 Minutes.
If that is just not your cup of tea and your more the Comedy, Horror genre then you might be interested in FREAKY.
From Blumhouse Productions, “Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler spends her days trying to survive high school and the cruel actions of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the latest target of the Butcher, the town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries. When the Butcher’s mystical dagger causes him and Millie to magically switch bodies, the frightened teen learns she has just 24 hours to get her identity back before she looks like a middle-aged maniac forever.”
FREAKY, is Rated: R and Runs: 1 Hour and 41 minuutes.
On The Streaming side and after all it is the season to be jolly is THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2.
From1942 Pictures; “Teenager Kate Pierce is reunited with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) when a troublemaker threatens to cancel Christmas – forever.” Santa is joined agaian by Mrs. Claus (Goldie Hawn) in saving the season.
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 is Rated: PG and Runs: 1 Hour and 55 Minutes.
Happy Holidays and see you next time At The Movies.
Believe it or not, pandemic not withstanding movies still continue to run at local theaters everywhere.
Check your local theaters for which movies are playing in your area but we find that with the Holiday Season upon us more people will be venturing out and to their local theaters who are still observing CDC Rules for seating and attendance.
At theaters right now folks are still watching movies like;
The War with Grandpa from TRI G, Dimension Films, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Marro Films, West Madison Entertainment.
Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa Jack moves into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs into the creepy attic. And though he loves his grandpa he wants his room back so he has no choice but to declare war. With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even. The War with Grandpa, Rated:PG, Runtime: 1h 34m.
NEW from Blumhouse Productions it’s FREAKY.
Seventeen year old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) spends her days trying to survive high school and the cruel actions of the popular crowd but, when she becomes the latest target of the Butcher (Vince Vaughn), the town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries. When the Butcher’s mystical dagger causes him and Millie to magically switch bodies, the frightened teen learns she has just 24 hours to get her identity back before she looks like a middle-aged maniac forever. Yikes ! FREAKY is Rated:R with a Runtime: 1:41m.
Don’t look now but Jackie Chan is back in Vaunguard. From Shenzhen Media Film & Television, Shanghai Lix Entertainment, China Film (Shanghai) International Media Co., Epitome Capital, Tencent Pictures, China Film Group Corporation, Shanghai Tencent Pictures Culture Media.
Members of a covert security company try to protect an accountant from the world’s deadliest mercenary organization. FEAKY is Rated:NR with a Runtime: 1:48m
Duck into you nearest theater now and throw yourself into a great new adventure
At The Movies.
Yippee-ay-oh-ki-yay….. the Movie Theaters are back open in lots of places.
That means there are a new slew of movies to choose from as well.
You’ve probably seen the latest movie trailer for The War with Grandpa staring Robert DeNiro, Uma Thurman and Oakes Fegley.
From West Madison Entertainment, Dimension Films, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Marro Films, TRI G, Peter and his grandpa used to be very close, but when Grandpa Jack moves in with the family, Peter is forced to give up his most prized possession: his bedroom. Peter will stop at nothing to get his room back, scheming with friends to devise a series of pranks to drive him out. However, grandpa doesn’t give up easily, and it turns into an all-out war between the two.
It’s Rated: PG and Runs: 1hr 34mins.
From Oblivion Entertainment comes HAUNTING AT DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION.
Terror strikes when two paranormal investigators summon a ghost from the Old West.
The ghost of the wild west comes to life once a year at the Amargosa Hotel and notoriously haunts two paranormal investigator host when they summon her.
This flims is Not yet Rated and Runs: 92mins.
Finally, TALES FROM THE HOOD 3.
From Universal 1440 Entertainment, William, a lumbering man in his 50s, tries to outrun an unseen evil with 6-year-old girl Brooklyn, who tells him four different moralistic and horrific stories to keep her mind off the impending danger.
Rated: R and Runs: 1hr 42mins.
On the streaming side look for films like the Amazon Original Movie, The Lie. From Blumhouse Productions, MAD DOG FILMS, A man and his wife fall into a web of lies and deceit when they try to cover up their teenage daughter’s horrific crime.
Rated: R and Runs: 1hr 37mins.
Be safe, keep your social distance and keep sanitizing.
Duck into the nearest Movie Theater and sink yourself into a new adventure
At The Movies.
We our trek back to the theaters in the pandemic has proven to be slow and wobbly at best. Box Office earnings are way down from what studios predicted so they are going slow on the release of too many new movies while seating is still limited in most theaters.
From 20th Century Fox; THE NEW MUTANTS is a movie about five teenage mutants, Mirage, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Sunspot and Magik who are undergo treatments at a secret institution that will cure them of their dangerous powers. Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes to share their stories, their memories soon turn into terrifying realities as they start to question why they’re being held and who’s trying to destroy them.
THE NEW MUTANTS is the thirteenth and final installment in the X-Men film series. The film was directed by Josh Boone from a screenplay he wrote with Knate Lee, and stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga. Rated: PG-13 the movie RUNS: 1 Hour and 34 Minutes.
ALONE comes from Mill House Motion Pictures. A cold-blooded killer hunts a widow in the wilderness after she escapes from his remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. It is an American horror film directed by Johnny Martin and starring Tyler Posey (whom you may remember as J Lo’s son in Maid in Manhattan)and Donald Sutherland. The film follows a young man who barricades himself inside his apartment during a zombie apocalypse.
ALONE is in theaters now, RUNS: 1 Hr 38 mins and is Rated: R.
On the streaming side, you might want to check out a movie called ANTEBELLUM.
Another American horror film written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz in their feature directorial debuts. The film stars Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, and Gabourey Sidibe, and follows a modern-day African American woman who must escape from what appears to be a 19th-century Southern slave plantation.
Antebellum, Rated: R, Runs: 1 Hr 46 Min.
As theaters all over America slowly start re-opening and welcoming movie goers back into their theaters some new movies are coming out as well.
No matter where you go please remember that social distancing and sanitize often after being around other people.
Now, Back to The Movies. As theaters open their doors again and start to invite people in there are a few new movies coming out.
From Solstice Studios comes Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe in his latest project, a movie called Unhinged. It’s a psychological thriller that takes something we’ve all experienced, a road rage situation to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Russell Crowe) at a traffic light. It’s not long after that, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who feels invisible and is looking to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons.
Unhinged, Rated R, Runs 91 Minutes.
Next, from Warner Bros. Pictures is a movie called Tenet.
Armed with only one word Tenet. A secret agent (John David Washington) finds himself fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Join in as he embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III. The Protagonist will soon master the art of “time inversion” as a way of countering the threat that is to come.
Tenet, Rated PG 13, Runs 2h 30min.
Still riding high in the streaming realm from HBOmax a series called LOVECRAFT COUNTRY.
A thrilling take on Lovecraftian lore that proves the Elder Gods aren’t the only thing that goes bump in the cosmos.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jonathan Majors provide heroic performances. Check it out if you haven’t already been turned on to it.
So take a break from the stress and duck into a theater near you for a great new adventure,
At The Movies.
At the movies….here we are again and again we’re still smack in the middle of this crazy pandemic and once again it has us staying away from our favorite movie theaters but with any luck and a little bit of prayer maybe that will change soon enough.
Until then there are many of great movie options stream all over the place you judt have to figure out a way to get them into your home and onto your TV set or smart device.
Whether your using an Amazon Firestick or one of the many App’s like Hulu or Disney+ the amount f content available to you is almost limitless.
Movies galore and TV Series they are all there on a streaming platform near you.
For instance, on Apple TV+ there is a brand new Tom Hanks movie that you have have or have not heard of.
From Apple TV+ GREYHOUND “American war film directed by Aaron Schneider and starring Tom Hanks, who also, by the way, wrote the screenplay.
The film is based on the 1955 novel The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester, and also stars Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue.” “U.S. Navy Commander Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His convoy, however, is pursued by German U-boats. Although this is Krause’s first wartime mission, he finds himself embroiled in what would come to be known as the longest, largest and most complex naval battle in history: The Battle of the Atlantic.”
GREYHOUND, Rated PG13
From NETFLIX and Rated R, THE OLD GUARD “Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. . Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince.
Lots more movies and TV Shows available on any of the great streaming platforms these days so take time out of your busy day or out of that boring quarantine and immerse yourself
in a great flick At The Movies at home.
It would appear that in this age and time of the Global Pandemic local theaters are just now starting to open their doors and then ever very so cautiously.
This being the case we still can’t give you an exact idea as to what movie is showing where but, with any luck, we might be back to that by next month.
So all we can do is tell you about the latest movies that have been released into the Stream-O-Sphere and here we go.
A great little movie for youngsters of all ages is recently released from Disney+ and it’s you may have heard about it.
Artemis Fowl is Rated; PG and Runs:1hr 55min.
A film based on the first two books penned by author Eoin Colfer and from her wildly popular children’s fantasy series. From Walt Disney Studios, Artemis Fowl tells the story of adolescent criminal genius Artemis, who captures a vicious fairy, and attempts to harness her magical powers in a bid to rescue his family.
Artemis, a 12-year-old genius and descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. He soon finds himself in an epic battle against a race of powerful underground fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance. A good movie for the entire family.
NEXT, From Universal Pictures and streaming on both Apple TV and VUDU is You Should Have Left with Kevin Bacon in the lead.
Strange events plague a couple and their young daughter when they rent a secluded countryside house that has a dark past.
Theo Conroy (Kevin Bacon) is a successful middle-aged man whose marriage to his much younger actress wife, Susanna (Amanda Seyfried) is shredding at the seams, frayed by her secretiveness, his jealousy, and the shadow of his past. In an effort to repair their relationship, Theo and Susanna book a vacation at a stunning, remote modern home in the Welsh countryside for themselves and their six-year-old daughter, Ella (Avery Essex). What at first seems like a perfect retreat distorts into a perfect nightmare.
You Should Have Left is Rated:R and Runs:93mins.
Other movies now streaming that you might want to check out Da 5 Bloods and The King of Staten Island.
Like I said with any luck there should be quite a few more releases coming next time so stay tuned. For now hit up your Big Screen HD TV and stream a good movie or two while you’re At The Movies at home.