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Chris Jones is the Mail Entertainment Columnist covering Movies and Television topics. He is from Washington, Illinois, and is the founder of Overly Honest Movie Reviews.

 


Never Be Afraid to Watch a Film on a Topic You Don't Know About
23 Slamdance Film Festival

Never Be Afraid to Watch a Film on a Topic You Don't Know About

Genre: Documentary, Music Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 55m Director(s): Louis Crisitello Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more here  READ MORE...

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I Feel Like I Know Saint Kitts and Nevis Better Than Home

I Feel Like I Know Saint Kitts and Nevis Better Than Home

Genre: Comedy Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 40m Director(s): Philippe Martinez Writer(s): Kate Wood, Stewart Thomson Cast: Jeff Fahey, Nathalie Cox, Chad Michael Collins, Antonio Fargas, Ray Fearon Where To Watch: Available on Digital and On Demand February 7, 2023

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If You Remember Y2K This Will Be Sure to Make You Smile

If You Remember Y2K This Will Be Sure to Make You Smile

Genre: Comedy Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 33m Director(s): Alejandro Montoya Marín Writer(s): Alejandro Montoya Marín Cast: Katy Erin, Michael Lovato, Daniel Cruz Where To Watch: available streaming February 7, 2023

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You May Have Heard the Story but You Haven't Seen This Vision

You May Have Heard the Story but You Haven't Seen This Vision

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2022 Runtime: 1h 42m Director(s): Oliver Hermanus Writer(s): Kazuo Ishiguro, Akira Kurosawa (original screenplay) Cast: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Tom Burke Where To Watch: In select theaters now

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This Was an Experience That I Wasn't Expecting

This Was an Experience That I Wasn't Expecting

Genre: Documentary Year Released: Various, Kino Lorber Blu-ray 2023 Runtime: 3h 16m Director(s): Maurice Zouary Where To Watch: Coming to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber on February 28, 2023; pre-order here

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This Digs a Lot Deeper Than Your Standard Horror

This Digs a Lot Deeper Than Your Standard Horror

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 34m Director(s): Harry Owens Writer(s): Harry Owens Cast: Zephani Idoko, Bambadjan Bamba, Libby Munro, Benedikt Sebastian, Chloë Caro, Rojawn Khoshnam Where To Watch: Coming to select theaters and digital platforms February 10, 2023

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Making Their Voices Heard

Making Their Voices Heard

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2020 Runtime: 1h 38m Director(s): Kim A. Snyder Star(s): Jaclyn Corin, Samantha Fuentes, X González, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky Where To Watch: Available to view here OVID.tv

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Can You Laugh and Cry at the Same Time?

Can You Laugh and Cry at the Same Time?

Genre: Short, Comedy Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 13m Director(s): Jerah Milligan Writer(s): James Carr, James III, Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan Cast: James III, Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, Addie Weyrich, Tessa Hersh, Olivia Wendt-Fijal, Jana Miley, Margaux Calla Susi Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more here

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Do You Know What's Real?

Do You Know What's Real?

Genre: Fantasy Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 28m Director(s): Jun Hoskulds Writer(s): Jun Hoskulds Cast: Morgan Makana, Joel Ballard, Kenneth Best, P.K. Simone, Jason Markoff, Sumayyah Ameerah, Jeff McDonald, Jennipher Lewis Where To Watch: On Demand February 3rd

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This Isn't the Arthur You Knew

This Isn't the Arthur You Knew

Genre: Horror Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 28m Director(s): Barthélémy Grossmann Writer(s): Luc Besson Cast: Mathieu Berger, Thalia Besson-Sylla, Lola Andreoni, Mikaël Halimi, Yann Mendy, Jade Pedri, Vadim Agid, Marceau Ebersolt, Ludovic Berthillot Language: French w/English dub or English subtitles Where To Watch: Available On VOD + Digital Platforms February 3, 2023

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A Different Type of Video Game Adaptation

A Different Type of Video Game Adaptation

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller Year Released: 2022 Runtime: 1h 26m Director(s): Sonja O'Hara Writer(s): David Ebeltoft Cast: Danny Ramirez, Keana Marie, Lydia Hearst, Mark St. Cyr, Sam A Coleman, Breon Pugh, Kate Edmonds Where To Watch: Available on Plex TV, Redbox Streaming, VUDU, Prime Video, Apple TV

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A Look Into a World That's Long Been Forgotten

A Look Into a World That's Long Been Forgotten

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 20m Director(s): Katya Ustinova Language(s): Russian, Ukrainian, Yiddish w/English Subtitles Where To Watch: Premiering on VOD & digital February 3, 2023

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What Defines Love

What Defines Love

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 22m Director(s): Jamie Adams Writer(s): Jamie Adams Cast: Haley Bennett, Sam Riley, Marisa Abela, Rosa Robson, Marika Hackman, Craig Russell Where To Watch: In select theaters and digital February 3, 2023 (Chicago, LA, Dallas, Denver, and Detroit)

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A Passionate Twist on the Found Footage Genre

A Passionate Twist on the Found Footage Genre

Genre: Comedy, Horror Year Released: 2022 Runtime: 1h 36m Director(s): Jeff Ryan Writer(s): Joe Adams, Jeff Ryan Cast: Michelle Veintimilla, Neville Archambault, Will Madden, Daniel Rashid, Jeff Ryan, Charlie Pollock, Maria DeCotis, Simon Val Where To Watch: watch it on VOD on Apple TV, VUDU, Amazon, and Comcast OnDemand on February 07, 2023

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A Retro yet Modern Film About Music and More

A Retro yet Modern Film About Music and More

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 38m Director(s): Derek Diorio Writer(s): Ryan Keller, James Gordon Ross Cast: Matt Close, Mattea Brotherton, Dana Hodgson, Connor Rueter, Maxime Lauzon, Bridget Graham, Aubrey Rand, Lewis Hodgson, Lisa Boivin, Wes Williams, Ted Dykstra Where To Watch: Available here

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Let This Film

Let This Film "speak" for Itself

Genre: Drama, Music Year Released: 2015 Runtime: 1h 42m Director(s): Leyla Bouzid Writer(s): Leyla Bouzid, Marie-Sophie Chambon Cast: Baya Medhaffar, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari Language: Arabic, French w/English subtitles Where To Watch: Available to view here OVID.tv

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This Will Leave You With a Lingering Weight

This Will Leave You With a Lingering Weight

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2022 Runtime: 1h 37m Director(s): Chan Tze Woon Language: Chinese w/English subtitles Where To Watch: Available to screen here Ovid TV

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Familiar but Entirely Different

Familiar but Entirely Different

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 12, ≈45m episodes (screened the four available episodes) Showrunner(s): Dean Devlin, Jonathan Glassner Cast: Christie Burke, Richard Fleeshman, Reece Ritchie, Stacey Read, Ryan Adams Where To Watch: premieres on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10 pm ET/PT on SYFY. Streaming the next day on Peacock

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A Film That Should Be More of a Cult Classic Than It Gets Credit For

A Film That Should Be More of a Cult Classic Than It Gets Credit For

Genre: Cult, Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Year Released: 1972, Kino Lorber restoration blu-ray 2023 Runtime: 1h 26m Director(s): Peter Newbrook Writer(s): Christina Beers (story,) Laurence Beers (story,) Brian Comport Cast: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott, Ralph Arliss Where To Watch: Available January 31, 2023, up for pre-order now at Kino Lorber

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Did the Dead Really Walk?

Did the Dead Really Walk?

Genre: Horror Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 20m Director(s): Kenny Scott Guffey, Jake C. Young Writer(s): Tyler Aucoin Cast: Denny Kidd, Mason Johnson, Brianna Phipps, Mckenzie Clay Where To Watch: Available to stream or order on Blu-ray from Walmart, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble January 31, 2023

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There's More to These People Than Their Homes

There's More to These People Than Their Homes

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 1m Director(s): Brendan Geraghty Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

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Film and Books Are Where History Should Always Remain

Film and Books Are Where History Should Always Remain

Genre: Documentary, History Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h Director(s): Jean-Christophe Klotz Language: English/French w/English subtitles Where To Watch: Opens January 27 in NYC & February 3, 2023, in LA

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Make Sure to Prepare Yourself Before Getting on the Ice

Make Sure to Prepare Yourself Before Getting on the Ice

Genre: Drama, Thriller Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 2h Director(s): Roope Olenius Writer(s): Veera W. Vilo Cast: Veera W. Vilo, Leena Uotila, Karoliina Blackburn, Jevgeni Haukka, Miikka J. Anttila, Saara Elina, Regina Launivuo, Sirke Lääkkölä, Ilona Chevakova, Slava Dugin, Beata Harju, Viivi Pumpanen Language: Finnish/English w/English subtitles Where To Watch: Opening in Los Angeles for a weeklong run at the Laemmle Noho on January 27. Then on cable and digital platforms on February 28, 2023

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Don't Judge Someone Without Knowing Their Story

Don't Judge Someone Without Knowing Their Story

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 39m Director(s): Elisa Levine, Gabriel Miller Writer(s): Karen KH Sim Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

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Taking a Look Behind Closed Doors

Taking a Look Behind Closed Doors

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 35m Director(s): Tania Anderson Where To Watch: Premiering on VOD & digital on January 27, 2023

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More Fun Than You Could Possibly Imagine

More Fun Than You Could Possibly Imagine

RAVING REVIEW: I’m a connoisseur of all types of cinema and recently had the pleasure of watching the complete filmography of director Addison Binek. His collection of works showcases a distinct voice and a self-aware sense of humor reminiscent of the classic B movie genre that has come before.

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Taking a Look Into the Events of the Past to Shed More Light on Them

Taking a Look Into the Events of the Past to Shed More Light on Them

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 24m Director(s): Roman Liubyi Writer(s): Roman Liubyi, Mila Zhluktenko Language: Ukrainian/Russian/English/Dutch w/English subtitles Where To Watch: Premiering at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Screen this and more here Sundance Film Festival

23 Slamdance Film Festival  |  
A Fun Behind the Scenes Look Turned Into a Real World Comedy

A Fun Behind the Scenes Look Turned Into a Real World Comedy

Genre: Comedy Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 30m Creator/Director(s): Sophia Peer Writer(s): Sophia Peer, Annie Sicherman Cast: Annie Pisapia, Sofia Dobrushin, Sophia Peer Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

23 Slamdance Film Festival  |  
The Perfect Mix

The Perfect Mix

Genre: Comedy, Short Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 15m Director(s): Camille Wormser Writer(s): Camille Wormser Cast: Camille Wormser, Adam Turney, Sydney Heller, Jake Dvorsky Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

23 Slamdance Film Festival  |  
Get Ready to Be Challenged on What Your Thoughts of a Cartoon Are

Get Ready to Be Challenged on What Your Thoughts of a Cartoon Are

Genre: Animation Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 30m Director(s): Matt Kiel Writer(s): Matt Kiel Voice Cast: Matt Kiel, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Harold Perrineau, Michelle Trachtenberg, Parvesh Cheena, Sarah Natochenny, Katie Leclerc, Brett Davern, Beau Mirchoff, Sethward, Cindy Paola, Neil Garguilo Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

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Buckle up for an Emotional Experience That Throw Your Expectations Out of the Window

Buckle up for an Emotional Experience That Throw Your Expectations Out of the Window

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 29m Director(s): Linh Tran Writer(s): Linh Tran, Jewells Santos, Delia Van Praag Cast: Erik Barrientos, Qun Chi, Joyce Ha, Jin Park, Sam Straley Language: English/Mandarin, w/English subtitles Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

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Expect the Unexpected in This Vision of Intimacy

Expect the Unexpected in This Vision of Intimacy

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 30m Director(s): Marija Kavtaradze Writer(s): Marija Kavtaradze Cast: Greta Grinevičiūtė, Kęstutis Cicėnas Language: Lithuanian/English w/English subtitles Where To Watch: Premiering at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Screen this and more here Sundance Film Festival

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Be Prepared for Your Every Emotion to Be Challenged

Be Prepared for Your Every Emotion to Be Challenged

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 51m Director(s): Veerle Baetens Writer(s): Veerle Baetens, Maarten Loix, Lize Spit(based on the book) Cast: Rosa Marchant, Charlotte De Bruyne, Amber Metdepenningen,  Matthijs Meertens, Anthony Vyt, Sebastien Dewaele Language: Dutch w/English subtitles Where To Watch: Premiering at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Screen this and more here Sundance Film Festival

23 Slamdance Film Festival  |  
How Much Can You Say, Without Saying Anything

How Much Can You Say, Without Saying Anything

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 12m Director(s): Kimi Takesue Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

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A Story That Is As Timely As Ever

A Story That Is As Timely As Ever

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 40m Director(s): Remy van Heugten Writer(s): Gustaaf Peek Cast: Liam Jeans, Maartje Remmers, Leopold Witte, Geert van Rampelberg, Frederike van Oordt, Mouad Nineb, Joes Brauers Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

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There's More Than Meets the Eye Behind the Closed Doors

There's More Than Meets the Eye Behind the Closed Doors

Genre: Documentary, True Crime Year Released: 2023 Runtime: Six, ≈45m episodes Host(s): Holly Madison Where To Watch: Premiering on January 23, 2023, at 10/9c on ID, this six-part series hosted and executive produced by former Playboy Bunny Holly Madison and will be available to stream the same day on discovery+

23 Slamdance Film Festival  |  
The Subject of the Film Is Worth the Watch Alone

The Subject of the Film Is Worth the Watch Alone

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 9m Director(s): Zach Kashkett Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

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A Peek Inside a World That Most Won't Recognize

A Peek Inside a World That Most Won't Recognize

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 24m Director(s): Emily Kaye Allen Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

23 Slamdance Film Festival  |  
A Comedy Not to Be Reckoned With

A Comedy Not to Be Reckoned With

Genre: Comedy Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 51m Director(s): Jason Avezzano Writer(s): Leila Gorstein, Jesse Kendall Cast: Leila Gorstein, Jesse Kendall, Rob Grabowski, EJ Cameron, Zoe Agapinan, George Elrod, Lauren Summers, Tyler Davis Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

23 Slamdance Film Festival  |  
11 Minutes of Pure Emotion Caught on Screen

11 Minutes of Pure Emotion Caught on Screen

Genre: Drama, Short Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 11m Director(s): Ahmad Alyaseer Writer(s): Ahmad Alyaseer, Rana Alyaseer Cast: Kamel El Basha, Shafeqa Al-Tal, Moataz Allabadi, Sana Saleh Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

23 Slamdance Film Festival  |  
A Journey Through One Person's Awakening

A Journey Through One Person's Awakening

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 55m Director(s): Elsbeth Fraanje Writer(s): Elsbeth Fraanje Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

23 Slamdance Film Festival  |  
Never Tell Someone What They Can't Do

Never Tell Someone What They Can't Do

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 27m Director(s): Christine Fugate Writer(s): Christine Fugate Cast: Moorea Howson, Kris Howson, Jordan Singer, Arianna Nugent, Robert Howson Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

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A Different Take on the Evil Dead Style of Film

A Different Take on the Evil Dead Style of Film

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 28m Director(s): Fabián Forte Writer(s): Fabián Forte Cast: Germán de Silva, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Lorena Vega Where To Watch: Arrives on VOD on January 19, 2023

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I Wanted to Be Challenged Just a Little Bit More

I Wanted to Be Challenged Just a Little Bit More

Genre: Drama, World Cinema Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 28m Director(s): Hadas Ben Aroya Writer(s): Hadas Ben Aroya Cast: Elisheva Weil, Leib Lev Levin, Yoav Hait, Hadar Katz Language: Hebrew, w/English subtitles Where To Watch: premiering on VOD & Digital on January 20, 2023

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Does the Second Season Bring More Life to the Series?

Does the Second Season Bring More Life to the Series?

Genre: Comedy, Drama Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 20, ≈20-25m episodes Writer(s): Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger Cast: Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran, Suraj Sharma, and recurring stars, Kim Cattrall, Daniel Augustin, Ashley Reyes, Josh Peck Where To Watch: Season 2 Premieres on Hulu Tuesday, January 24, 2023

23 Slamdance Film Festival  |  
An Expereince That No Blockbuster Can Give You

An Expereince That No Blockbuster Can Give You

Genre: Drama, Western, Coming-of-Age Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 22m Director(s): Nina Ognjanovic Writer(s): Nina Ognjanovic Cast: Jana Bjelica, Zlatan Vidovic, Vladimir Maksimovic, Ninoslav Culum, Igor Filipovic, Svetozar Cvetkovic, Branislava Stefanovic, Eva Ras, Pavle Cemerikic, Marta Bogosavljevic, Demijan Kostic Language: Serbian w/English subtitles Where To Watch: 2023 Slamdance Film Festival Premiere. Screen this and more at Slamdance Film Festival

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A Genuinely Disturbing Look Into a Subject That Doesn't Get Enough Coverage

A Genuinely Disturbing Look Into a Subject That Doesn't Get Enough Coverage

Genre: Thriller Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 30m Director(s): Mary Nighy Writer(s): Alanna Francis Cast: Anna Kendrick, Kaniehtiio Horn, Charlie Carrick, Wunmi Mosaku Where To Watch: Expands In Theaters Nationwide exclusively at AMC Theatres January 20, 2023

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Strap in and Enjoy the Ride

Strap in and Enjoy the Ride

Genre: Action, Thriller Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 35m Director(s): Shane Stanley Writer(s): CJ Walley Cast: Danielle C. Ryan, Diora Baird, Joseph D. Reitman, Ivan Sergei, Brent Bailey, Kevin Joy, Paul Haapaniemi, Reggie Austin, Thomas Nelson, Joe Lando, Abraham Benrubi Where To Watch: Available in select Theatres January 13; On Digital and On Demand January 17, 2023

Television  |  
I Never Knew What I Was Missing Out Until I Dove In

I Never Knew What I Was Missing Out Until I Dove In

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 12,≈30m episodes Cast: Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, Travis Willingham Where To Watch: Coming to Prime Video on January 20, 2023, season one is currently streaming.

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A Constant Battle of the Truth Vs Perception

A Constant Battle of the Truth Vs Perception

Genre: Crime, Drama Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 1h 59m Director(s): Xiaofeng Li Writer(s): Xin Yu Cast: Yu Zhang, Jia Song, Yanhui Wang, Jin Chen Where To Watch: North American VOD Debut January 17th, 2023, will be available on several digital and cable platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, iNDemand, and DISH.

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