Netflix News – “Locke and Key” debuts February 7th

Locke and Key is a fantastic comic book series, and I got stoked when writer Joe Hill announced the Netflix adaptation. Now that the series is actually on the streaming services’ schedule? GAAAAAAH! Synopsis!

After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), the series is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.

Locke and Key streams on February 7th. Can’t wait!

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TrailerWatch – “No Time to Die” brings badass Bond

Ready for action? Synopsis!

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

No Time to Die hits theaters April 10th, 2020.

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“Knives Out” – messy, snarky, and wonderfully kooky, like any family gathering

“My House. My Rules. My Coffee.”

Story: It’s murder mystery writer Harlan Thrombey’s 85th birthday – mazel! But things go from celebratory to somber as Harlan is found dead the next morning, his throat slit. Who did it? Well, who didn’t? Every member of his conniving family seems to have a reason – good or threadbare – so it’s up to Benoit Blanc to figure out just what happened. Good luck, dude. You’re gonna need it.

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TrailerWatch: “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby” due for the holidays!

Everyone has holiday movies they must watch in December. One of mine is A Christmas Prince. The characters are so much fun, and the cast looks like they’re having a blast. Ditto for the sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding. So hello, baby! And, hello, mystery… Synopsis!

It’s Christmastime in Aldovia, and a royal baby is on the way! Amber and Richard host royals from a distant kingdom to renew a sacred truce, but when the treaty vanishes, peace is jeopardized and an ancient curse threatens their family.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby comes to Netflix December 5th.

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TrailerWatch: “Antebellum” messes with our minds

“911, what is your emergency? Hello? Hello…hello?”

WHOA. I absolutely love Janelle Monáe, so I’m eager to see her take the lead in a film…but this looks like it’s gonna freak me out. Can I get a hug? Synopsis!

Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

I’m getting huge Twilight Zone vibes from this trailer, and that’s a very good thing. Antebellum hits theaters – and scrambles our brains – Spring of next year.

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“Frozen II” – Anna and Elsa go Broadway and it’s glorious

“Can we face what the river knows?”

Story: Okay y’all know the first movie’s story, and the main crew. So Elsa is Queening her guts out, Anna is re-creating the beginning of The Sound of Music in the woods, and Olaf now knows how to read (he’s getting so grown-up!) Meanwhile, Kristoff is trying to get up the nerve to ask Anna for her hand in marriage…with Sven’s help. But when things in Arendelle start to go wonky, the sisters decide to venture past the realm of their known world. Hey, do I hear music?

Genre I’d put it in: Animated Kids Movies That Are Honestly Fun For All Ages

Remake, Sequel, Based-On, or Original: Sequel to the 2013 smash Frozen. Loosely based on the fairy tale The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza – “Queen & Slim”!

Ready for a road trip that’s sure to require kleenexes? Synopsis!

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

Ready? Let’s go!

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