Hi,there! It's Friday, and that means there are a number of exciting new premieres — both in theaters and on TV — that are worth queuing up this weekend. First up: "Sexiest Man Alive" Patrick Dempsey stars in a horror-filled Thanksgiving and the Hunger Games franchise returns with a hotly anticipated prequel starring Rachel Zegler. Plus, Lance Bassteases potential future NSYNC plans since the band reunited for the soundtrack of Justin Timberlake's Trolls Band Together. So get to watching!
After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts. Picking off residents one by one, what begins as random revenge killings are soon revealed to be part of a larger, sinister holiday plan. Will the town uncover the killer and survive the holidays… or become guests at his twisted holiday dinner table? In theaters Nov. 17.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Led by Rachel Zegler, the long-awaited prequel takes audiences back to District 12, where Lucy Gray Baird is chosen as tribute for the 10th annual Hunger Games and finds herself reluctantly mentored by a young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth).
While Godzilla and King Kong continue to lead the movie franchise, the MonsterVerse fills in the gaps between those storylines with a captivating series about origins of the Monarch organization told through various timelines, with Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell both playing army officer Lee Shaw.
Colman Domingo sparks awards season buzz with his stunning portrayal of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, whose story is finally told in a long overdue biopic about his work alongside Martin Luther King Jr. (Aml Ameen) and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (Jeffrey Wright). Rounding out the cast are Chris Rock, Audra McDonald and more notables.
Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain
John Goodman narrates the adventure of three longtime friends and deadbeat coworkers, who have to fend off bears, park rangers, cult leaders and more in the hopes of finding a priceless treasure in this zany comedy from the Please Don't Destroy comedy troupe seen on SNL.
The animated Trolls franchise returns with another song-filled sequel following the colorful characters voiced by the likes of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Camila Cabello, Troye Sivan, Amy Schumer and many, many more musical and comedic talents.
Three lovers spin in a vortex of pent-up desire and resentment in Ira Sachs’ fresh, honest and bitingly funny take on messy, modern relationships. Just like its dynamic leads—Franz Rogowski (Great Freedom), Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) and Ben Whishaw (Women Talking)—this refreshingly fluid Sundance hit simply oozes sex appeal. A MUBI Release.
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Inside Out 2
Some of the returning characters from the first film will be Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), and Anger (Lewis Black), who will react to the new situations Riley will go through in this new stage of her life. In the upcoming Pixar sequel, Tony Hale will voice Fear, Liza Lapira will take on Disgust, and Maya Hawke will be in charge of bringing Riley’s new emotion to life: Anxiety! Inside Out 2 is set to debut in theaters June 14, 2024.
The movie's director and his wife were forced to leave production shortly after a family tragedy.
One of the stars was forced to film reshoots for this movie and another action franchise at the same time—resulting in a war over his facial hair.
The director eventually returned to the project and released his own, extended cut of the movie in 2021.
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2017's Justice League was initially directed by Zack Snyder before Joss Whedon took over and was maligned with production troubles and reshoots, resulting in a dispute over Henry Cavill's ‘stache (and the eventual Snyder cut release in 2021).
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