Five wide releases kick off the holiday season at the box office.
After a lackluster weekend that saw the only new wide release, Playmobil the Movie, crash and burn, we get a busy winter weekend. Five wide releases are set to launch. The obvious leader is the Jumanji sequel, as the first film made just under a billion dollars worldwide.
On the home front, we also see five new streaming offerings. I’ve got my eye on 5 Galaxies, a sci-fi anthology collection of (you could probably guess) five short films.
A group of sorority sisters must fend off a masked killer as their college empties out for the holiday break.
A dramatic adaptation of the four women at Fox News whose accusations against Roger Ailes blew the lid off the toxic culture of sexual harassment at the company.
Jumanji: The Next Level.
After barely escaping Jumanji, the video game that transports users inside to a magical world, three friends have to return to the dangers of Jumanji to find their missing fourth member.
From Clint Eastwood, a dramatic adaptation about Richard Jewell, a security guard who helped save lives during the Atlanta bombing in 1996, but quickly became the fall guy/prime suspect for the FBI.
A jeweler (Adam Sandler) gets in over his head in a high-stakes betting scheme.
Video on Demand
An anthology of five shorts about the colonization of space by humankind.
The Death and Life of John F Donovan.
A documentary about the relationship between a noted TV star and an up and coming actor who carried on a long-running written correspondence.
Hell on the Border.
A dramatic adaptation of the career of Bass Reeves, the first black marshal in the Wild West.
A group of prominent Mafia bosses meet in upstate NY, with all the drama and danger you’d expect of so many big personalities in one place.
A documentary exploring the unexpectedly successful first season of the NHL’s new team, The Vegas Golden Nights. It also explores the team’s relationship to its glitzy hometown.