New Movie Releases

Frybread Face and Me Not Rated
Overall: C+

Theaters: When a reluctant 11-year-old is sent to spend the summer with his grandmother on the Navajo Reservation, he meets his extended family and learns more about his culture.

The Naughty Nine TV-G
Overall: A-

Disney+: When some naughty kids get skipped by Santa, they plan a heist to steal toys from the big guy's workshop.

Dream Scenario R
Overall: C

Theaters: A college professor suddenly becomes famous when millions of strangers start seeing him in their dreams.

Wish PG
Overall: B-

Theaters: A young girl named Asha makes a wish upon a star and ends up with far more than she bargained for.

Napoleon R
Overall: D

Theaters: Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and would-be conqueror of Europe, is the focus of this lengthy biopic.

Theaters: A student at Oxford visits a classmate's wealthy family and has an eye-opening experience.

The Velveteen Rabbit Not Rated
Overall: A

Apple TV+: A shy child finds comfort and companionship with a Velveteen Rabbit he received for Christmas.

Theaters: After a riot breaks out on Black Friday, a killer terrorizes the people in the community.

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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


Family Switch

Netflix: In the chaotic days right before Christmas, two parents and their teenage children switch bodies and have to figure out how to undo it.

Candy Cane Lane

Prime Video: Determined to win a neighborhood Christmas decorating contest, a man accidentally makes a deal with a mischievous elf who unleashes chaos.

Godzilla Minus One

Theaters: Just as Japan is emerging from the end of World War 2, a giant monster, born of the atomic bomb, terrorizes her shores.

Silent Night (2023)

Theaters: After his young son is killed in a crossfire between gangs, a tormented father plans his revenge.

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.