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.
Pandemic be Damned, the theaters are still all but shut down.
Some new movies are getting released but only thru streams and On Demand.
The latest to be released is The High Note with Tracee Ellis Ross, know to others as the daughter of the one and only, Diana Ross. Co-staring Dakota Johnson and Ice Cube.
From Focus Features, Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent and ego have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Dakota Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.
The High Note is Rated PG-13 and Run Time is 113 Minutes.
From Warner Bros. Pictures, “SCOOB!” reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.
SCOOB is Rated PG.
From Amazon Studios, The Vast of Night In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young, winsome switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) and charismatic radio DJ Everett (Jake Horowitz) discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. Dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patched lines and an anonymous phone call lead Fay and Everett on a scavenger hunt toward the unknown.
The Vast of Night is Rated PG-13 and the Run Time is 89 Minutes.
With any luck Theaters will be back open soon and then we’ll see you guys At The Movies.
Even though some restrictions, including one’s pertaining to movie theaters are being relaxed, don’t count on your favorite movie theater to have their own plans especially in California.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Movie Theaters Could Take “Months, Not Weeks” to Reopen, California Gov. Gavin Newsom says”.
Here in Texas, even though Governor Abbott says it’s ok for them to open on a limited occupancy, many theater owners are saying, hold up wait a minute. They want to be absolutely sure that they are doing the right thing and and protecting both the lives of their employees and their customers as well.
So, for now anyway, we are still streaming and renting On Line. Among the most streamed titles is Beastie Boys Story.
Beastie Boys Story from Apple TV+. Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz tell us an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship in this live documentary experience directed by their longtime friend and collaborator, and their former grandfather, filmmaker Spike Jonze. Run time is 2 Hours and is Not Yet Rated.
Another Top viewed movies is To the Stars from Samuel Goldwyn Films.
To the Stars takes place In a god-fearing small town in 1960s Oklahoma, bespectacled and reclusive teen Iris endures the booze-induced antics of her mother and daily doses of bullying from her classmates. She finds solace in Maggie, the charismatic and enigmatic new girl at school, who hones in on Iris’s untapped potential and coaxes her out of her shell. When Maggie’s mysterious past can no longer be suppressed, the tiny community is thrown into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her friend and herself.
Run Time 111 Minutes, this film is Not Yet Rated.
Among Top Views on TV, The Conners, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow and One Day at A Time.
With any luck and a few prayers theaters across America will be fully open soon and we’ll all be able to get back into a new adventure At The Movies.
Need I say it one more time, because of the pandemic most movie studios have grind to a hault and stopped production on most movies. In fact they also stopped the release of most new movies as well so regular folks like us must turn to Movies On Demand now or go to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, etcetera, etcetera.
Big movie theater chains like AMC are now offering Movies On Demand where you can go On Line, Register and then Log In and pay to watch some of the latest movies that have been released. It’s not as cheap as watching a new release but it’s as close as we’re going to get right now.
So, what can you watch right now On Line,
Birds of Prey, Rated R from Warner Bros. Pictures. “”Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”
The Invisible Man from Universal Pictures, Rater R. “What you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister, their childhood friend and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria). When Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.”
Some of the other movies available On Line are, Onward, 1917, the latest Star Wars and Jumanji, The Hunt, Doolittle, The Gentleman and quite a few more.
So if you really want to see a new movie you can still do that except, at least for now you’ll have to do it on your smartphone, tablet, computer or Smart Tv.
Stay safe, keep your distance and stay home and away from others if you can. Plus go On Line and absorb yourself in a great adventure At The Movies.