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By Jae Hibbard

A plethora of new movies came out this month. Below is a list of noteworthy ones to check out on the big screen or in your home.

“Enola Holmes 2” Netflix

Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) had made a name for herself, and now it’s time to prove that she is more than Sherlock Holmes’ (Henry Cavill) little sister. As she takes on her first case, a missing person’s case, she struggles to step out from under her brother’s shadow while also battling the sexism and classism of 1884 England.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” – Roku

Weird Al Yankovic is known for making satirical covers of popular songs, and now this satirical biopic honors his life’s work. Following “Weird Al” (Daniel Radcliffe) from when he grows up learning accordion to the relationship that almost leads to his downfall, the mock biopic makes its way to streaming services.

“My Policeman” – Amazon Prime

In his second starring role, Harry Stiles plays Tom, a 1950s policeman in a relationship with a schoolteacher (Emma Corrin). But, amidst the monotony of his life, he soon begins an affair with a museum curator (David Dawson) despite homosexual behavior being illegal at the time. The movie now makes its way onto streaming services.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” 

A long-awaited continuation of 2018’s Black Panther, this film follows Queen Ramonda (Angela Basset), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), and Okoye (Danai Gurira) as they hold the African nation of Wakanda together in the wake of King T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) death. The new era of Wakanda is threatened by the hidden underwater nation of Talokan, and the cast must protect themselves from the enemy while struggling to rebuild.

“The Fablemans” 

As a young boy, Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle) falls in love with the movies and sets out on a journey to make films of his own. Predicted to be an Oscar frontrunner, the Steven Spielberg film is a loose retelling of his own life and his history with filmmaking.

“A Christmas Story Christmas” – HBO Max

For fans of A Christmas Story, the now adult Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) returns to the house where it all began to give his own kids a magical Christmas of their own. He takes the time to reconnect with his childhood friends and come to terms with his father’s passing. As the first Christmas Story sequel where Billingsley reprises his role, many fans are excited to see their Ralphie on screen again.

The Menu” 

A-List couple Margot (Ana Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) are invited to a first-class destination island restaurant, where Chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) prepares a fine dining menu with some unconventional ingredients mixed in. 

“She Said”

Two New York Times reporters, Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) and Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) publish a story about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, breaking the biggest sexual abuse scandal in modern memory and sparking the #Metoo movement.

“Bones and All” 

Love grows strong between a young Maren (Taylor Russel) and Lee (Timothée Chalamet) as they travel 3000 miles across America. In this horror/romance film, they discover more about themselves and each other. But throughout this journey, they hold one unique thing in common: their uncommon taste for other humans.

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Daniel Craig reprises his role as Detective Benoit Blanc when a tech billionaire’s birthday party ends with a dead body. Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, and Leslie Odom Jr. are partygoers and suspects in this murder mystery set in the same world as “Knives Out.” 

 

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