At The Movies
When a dog wants to be a boy after watching Pinocchio, he meets a mad scientist
who steals his mind. Now his owner, a lizard, and a parrot have to go into the
timelines to give him pizza and save him. In this animated musical, Spot (Nathan
Lane) is a snarky blue furred dog whose greatest desire is to be
transformed into a human, and who already dons a human costume so he can pose as
a student at a local school. Opportunity strikes when he sees a television
commercial in which Doctor Krank (Kelsey Grammer) claims to be
able to turn animals into humans. However, when the experiment goes wrong, Spot
must enlist the help of his owner, Leonard Helperman.
Follows a master thief and his Interpol Agent ex-girlriend
who team up to steal $500 million in gold bullion being
transported on an A380 passenger flight. Lift takes the
heist genre to new heights with a thrilling and
audacious plot that unfolds on the soaring wings of a
777 passenger flight. The film, directed with finesse by
F. Gary Gray, introduces us to a master thief,
played by Kevin Hart, whose charm becomes as crucial as
his thieving skills. The narrative, blending heart,
humor, and high-stakes action, follows this
international crew as they embark on an impossible
mission spurred by both love and law enforcement. The
chemistry between Hart and the ensemble cast, including
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Vincent
D'Onofrio, adds a delightful layer to the
suspenseful storyline. The movie's gripping sequences
aboard the flight make it a unique and exhilarating
cinematic experience. Lift is a heist film with wings,
delivering a thrilling joyride that'll leave you on the
edge of your seat until the wheels touch down.
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Role Play (Prime Video)
Dave (David Oyelowo) and Emma (Kaley
Cuoco) have the seemingly perfect life, two kids,
suburban house, good jobs, but they just want a little
more fun. In fact, they need it. Looking to shake things
up, they decide to Role Play. The rules are simple, they
meet as strangers for one night to rekindle their
relationship. While waiting for her 'stranger' at a
hotel bar in New York, Emma attracts the attention of a
mysterious older man (Bill Nighy), who
stays to buy her and Dave drinks long into the night. 24
hours later, the man is found dead and a murder
investigation is launched. Emma and Dave's role play
game now becomes a case of mistaken identity that leads
to Emma disappearing and Dave being questioned by the
police for murder. As disguises unravel, Dave uncovers
the unbelievable truth: his wife Emma is a professional
assassin who has been living a double life for years.
Taylor Swift came in as the headliner, but it was Jason
Kelce who stole the show off the field during the Bills-Chiefs
AFC divisional round clash in Buffalo, N.Y. And who would have thought
that would be the case after Swift made an impressive entrance at Highmark
Stadium to watch boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Kansas City
Chiefs beat the Bills 27-24. When someone greeted her by shouting, “Bills by a
billion,” the Anti-Hero singer seemed to be unfazed and blew a kiss in
the Buffalo fan’s direction.
Veronica Koval, who was caught speeding and claimed she was late
for work, says she was shocked by all the attention her mugshot received after
it went viral online last month. The blond bombshell was charged with reckless
driving last May after she was pulled over for going 99 mph (159 km/h) in a 55
mph (88 km/h) zone.
Ioan Gruffudd has gotten engaged. The 50 year old actor and his
partner Bianca Wallace have announced they are getting married,
just months after the Hornblower star finalized his acrimonious divorce
from Alice Evans.
The Flight Attendant has been cancelled. Kaley
Cuoco, who played the part of Cassie Bowden in the HBO Max
series, has confirmed that the show has been cancelled after two seasons.
The Mean Girls movie musical topped a sleepy box office as
I.S.S., a sci-fi thriller that takes place aboard the International Space
Station, misfired in its opening weekend.
A Real Pain starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kieran
Culkin has landed at Searchlight Pictures, with a theatrical
release planned for this year. The deal is for worldwide. The film stars
Eisenberg and Culkin (fresh of his win at the Emmys for the final season
of Succession) as cousins who travel to their grandmother’s native Poland
to partake in a Holocaust tour. Jennifer Grey and Will
Sharpe also star.
Australian actor Rebel Wilson has been named as the emcee of the
2024 edition of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
(Aacta) awards. Wilson will take to the stage on Saturday, Feb. 10.
Doctor Who star Millie Gibson is being replaced
after one season, Variety has confirmed. Jurassic World
Dominion actor Varada Sethu will star opposite Ncuti
Gatwa as the Doctor’s companion in the 15th season of the show.
Sony Group Corporation has ended its more than two-year
attempt to merge its TV and streaming businesses in India with local giant
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel).
Big Little Lies Season 3 is coming along nicely. “We’re at
work on it,” Nicole Kidman told Variety at the New York
premiere of her new series Expats. Kidman says she and Reese
Witherspoon are “texting every day” about the third season. “And there’s a
timeline and we’re doing it.”
Nancy Green-Keyes, a casting director who worked on the first two
Rush Hour films and on six films directed by Nick
Cassavetes, including John Q, The Notebook and My
Sister’s Keeper, has died. She was 68.