New Movie Releases

Netflix: A wooden puppet is magically brought to life and sets out to become a real boy.

The Noel Diary TV-PG
Overall: B+

Netflix: A successful novelist returns to his childhood home to settle his late mother's estate. While there, he meets a woman in search of her birth mother. As they work together, they learn more about their family stories.

Netflix: When a single father of five inherits a farm, he thinks he's found a quiet place to get work done while his kids enjoy the outdoors for a few days. The kids have other plans: they want to live there permanently.

Strange World PG
Overall: B+

Theaters: The Clades are a family of fearless explorers. But their latest expedition proves to be the strangest and most dangerous yet.

Theaters: When someone is killed during a friend retreat to Greece, Benoit Blanc is on the case, ready to unwrap layer after layer of hatred, jealousy and fear. (Coming to Netflix on December 23rd.)

The Swimmers PG-13
Overall: A-

Netflix: Based on a true story, two sisters flee Syria seeking safety in Europe. But the journey is even more dangerous than they expect.

Devotion PG-13
Overall: B

Theaters: Based on a true story, two pilots become some of America's most celebrated wingmen during the Korean War.

The Fabelmans PG-13
Overall: B

Theaters: Sammy Fabelman is in love with movies. He wants nothing more than to make them, but his practical father is less than supportive of his passion.

Watch at Home

The Croods: A New Age PG
Overall: A-

Digital on Demand: The Croods have found some new neighbors, a family called the Bettermans, who claim to be more highly evolved than the Croods. And you thought your neighbors were snooty.

Greenland PG-13
Overall: B+

Digital on Demand: A colossal comet is streaking towards Earth, and fragments are doing unspeakable damage across the globe. John, his wife Allison, and son Nathan now have to make a run for safety, while the sky falls around them and society collapses.

Toys of Terror R
Overall: D

When kids find a box of toys in a creepy attic, there's no way they can be prepared for what those toys are going to do.

Love and Monsters PG-13
Overall: B

In Theaters: Although the rise of terrifying monsters and the apocalypse drove them apart, Joel was determined not to give up on Aimee. Now separated by an insurmountable 85 miles, every inch of which is crawling with dangerous monsters, Joel embarks on the journey of a lifetime for love.

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Upcoming New Movies



Netflix: After an explosion deep in the Norwegian mountains, an ancient troll begins to wreak havoc on the country and a group of scientists have to figure out how to stop it.

I Heard the Bells

Theaters: Based on a true story. After a family tragedy, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow has ceased to write. But after hearing the church bells on Christmas morning, he feels a renowned sense of hope and faith.

Hotel for the Holidays

Prime Video: A young hotel manager finds herself torn between a royal guest and the hotel's chef during the busy Christmas season.

Your Christmas or Mine?

Prime Video: A newly in love couple both decide to surprise the other by showing up at their home parent's home for Christmas, and end up stuck with the other's family for the holidays.

Upcoming Blu-ray/Streaming


I Used to Go Here

Not Rated
Digital on Demand: After publishing her novel, Kate is invited to speak at her alma mater. But going back to school means more than familiar surroundings, and Kate soon finds herself drawn into the personal lives of some of the current students.

The Secret Garden (2020)

Digital on Demand: After her parents die from cholera, Mary Lennox is sent from India to her uncle's remote Yorkshire estate. Alone and unhappy, Mary finds solace in a secret, walled garden with magical properties.


Digital on Demand: A biopic exploring a sensational take on the life of famed inventor Nikola Tesla, and his struggles to sell AC electricity to a society already interested in rival Thomas Edison's DC system.

Bill & Ted Face the Music

In Theaters: Although they had been told that their music would save the universe, BIll and Ted still struggle to make their music take off. Now ageing parents, the duo need a little help from the future to make sure the future is most excellent.