In Theaters – January 12, 2023.
From the most prolific minds in horror—James Wan, the filmmaker behind the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises, and Blumhouse, the producer of the Halloween films, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man—comes a fresh new face in terror.
M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out’s Allison Williams), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to.
When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House), Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.
Produced by Jason Blum and James Wan, M3GAN is directed by award-winning filmmaker Gerard Johnstone (Housebound), from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (Malignant, The Nun 2) based on a story by Akela Cooper and James Wan.
The film also stars Ronny Chieng (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Brian Jordan Alvarez (Will & Grace), Jen Van Epps (Cowboy Bebop), Lori Dungey (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, extended edition) and Stephane Garneau-Monten (Straight Forward).
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse present an Atomic Monster production in association with Divide/Conquer. The film’s executive producers are Allison Williams, Mark Katchur, Ryan Turek, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath.
In Theaters – January 5
Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated adventure feature film “Mummies”, from Spanish director Juan Jesús García Galocha, features an impressive voice cast including Joe Thomas (“The Inbetweeners”, “White Gold”), Eleanor Tomlinson (“The Nevers”, “Jack the Giant Slayer”, “The Illusionist”), Santiago Winder (“The Hope Rooms”), Celia Imrie (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”), Dan Starkey (“Doctor Who”), Hugh Bonneville (“Paddington”, “Downton Abbey”, “Notting Hill”), singer, songwriter and record producer Shakka and Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”, “The Martian”, “The Lord of the Rings”).
The film follows the fun adventures of three Egyptian mummies who live in an underground secret city, hidden in ancient Egypt. The trio includes a princess, a former charioteer, and his younger brother along with their pet baby crocodile. Through a series of unfortunate events, the mummies end up in present-day London and embark on a wacky and hilarious journey in search of an old ring belonging to the Royal Family, that was stolen by the ambitious archaeologist Lord Carnaby.
The film is directed by Juan Jesús García Galocha (“Galo”), who makes his feature film debut following his work as art director on films such as “Tad: The Lost Explorer” and “Tad: The Lost Explorer, and The Secret of King Midas”. The script was co-written by Jordi Gasull and Javier Barreira, Goya Award winners for Best Screenplay for “Tad: The Lost Explorer”. Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Ricky Roxburgh (“Tangled: The Series”) supported the English language adaptation of the script. Gasull, winner of three Goya Awards for Best Animated Film for “Tad: The Lost Explorer”, “Capture the Flag” and “Tad, The Lost Explorer, and The Secret of King Midas”, is also the film’s producer. Pedro Solis, writer/director of the Goya Award winning animated short film “Strings”, is behind the film as head of Core Animation Studio.
The film’s music is composed by Goya Award winner Fernando Velazquez, who has frequently collaborated with acclaimed Spanish director, J.A. Bayona. The film features three original songs
including “I Am Today”, “New Song” and “Ring Song”. The latter features lyrics by writer/producer Jordi Gasull.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a 4 Cats Pictures, Anangu Grup and Moomios Movie AIE production with the participation of Atresmedia Cine and Movistar Plus+ and the collaboration of Atresmedia and TV3.
Pelosi in the House
HBO and HBO Max Tuesday – December 13, 2022
In her 14th documentary film for HBO, acclaimed documentarian Alexandra Pelosi offers a candid, behind-the-scenes chronicle of the life of her mother and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, through her career milestones leading up to the inauguration of President Joseph Biden in January 2021. Filmed in a cinéma vérité style over the course of three decades, PELOSI IN THE HOUSE provides a unique, longitudinal window into the life of a longstanding Democratic politician and history in the making.
The film goes behind the headlines as it tracks Pelosi’s life in public office from her election to Congress in 1987 and becoming the first female Speaker of the House in 2007 through the 2020 election and President Biden’s inauguration. Following Pelosi at both work and home in real time during consequential political moments in the country’s recent history, the film offers a unique look at American politics through her efforts on the Affordable Care Act, the COVID-19 relief package, two impeachments as well as a record of the events of January 6, 2021, following Pelosi and other lawmakers at a secure location as the crisis unfolded.
HBO Documentary Films presents PELOSI IN THE HOUSE. Filmed, produced, and directed by Alexandra Pelosi. Edited by Geof Bartz. For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller
The Pale Blue Eye
Netflix – January 6
West Point, 1830. A world-weary detective is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case — a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.