New Movie Releases

David and the Elves TV-G
Overall: C

Netflix: A young boy who is anxious about Christmas away from his grandparents encounters an elf who's trying to figure out what all the fuss is about. Together, they search for the meaning of the holiday.

Mixtape TV-PG
Overall: B-

Netflix: After a twelve year old girl accidentally destroys a mixtape made by her late parents, she decides to find each of the songs on the original cassette tape.

C’mon, C’mon R
Overall: B-

In Theaters: Johnny is a journalist who has been roped in to looking after his young nephew. Both of them are in for a surprise.

Single All the Way TV-PG
Overall: B-

Netflix: Peter is perpetually single, much to the disappointment of his meddling family. So Peter hatches a plan to bring his best friend, Nick, home for the holidays to pose as his boyfriend. But is it all really just an act?

The Power of the Dog R
Overall: C

Netflix: Part Western, part psychological thriller, this is the story of Phil Burbank, a charismatic but cruel rancher who torments his sister-in-law and her teenage son.

A Christmas Carol (2021) Not Rated
Overall: B-

Digital on Demand: This adaptation of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge takes a very artistic look at the miser's transformation.

A Match Made in Mistletoe TV-PG
Overall: B

Digital on Demand: A designer is hired to decorate the Belmarian embassy for the upcoming charity ball. Her job is made more difficult when the ambassador informs her to keep the decor to a minimum.

Burning Not Rated
Overall: B+

Amazon Prime: This documentary looks at the massive Australian bushfires of 2019/2020.

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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

Dec
10

West Side Story (2021)

PG-13
Theaters. In 1950's Upper West Side New York there are two gangs, the Puerto Rican Sharks and the white Jets. The rivalry between these two gangs comes to a head when Tony, from the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the leader of the Sharks.
Dec
10

Back to the Outback

PG
Netflix: A group of Australian reptiles long to escape from the zoo and live in the wild. Along with a cute koala, the animals work together to plan their return to the Outback.
Dec
10

Don’t Look Up

R
In Theaters (Netflix on Dec 24): An approaching comet is going to hit the Earth so two astronomers are going on a global media tour to warn people and politicians about the impending disaster.
Dec
10

Christmas Again

Not Rated
Disney+: When 11-year-old Rowena wants a do-over on Christmas, she gets way more than she bargained for - it's now the same Christmas Day over and over again.

Upcoming Blu-ray/Streaming

Oct
6

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.
Oct
6

The Secret Garden (2020)

PG
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.
Oct
6

Tesla

PG-13
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.
Nov
10

Bill & Ted Face the Music

PG-13
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.