Disney+ Announces New Shows and Movies to Streaming Service

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Happy 2nd Birthday Disney+!

The popular streaming service, Disney+ is officially two and to celebrate the second anniversary of the streaming service, the company has announced a bunch of new shows and movies coming to the service.

The announcement comes in a series of tweets beginning with a new Ice Age film called “The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,” releasing Jan 28, 2022.

Fans of Big Hero 6 will get a new original series based on the hit movie called “Baymax” which will be available next Summer.

Enjoyed the initial Cheaper by the Dozen? A new version will hit the service in March 2022. The new film will feature a multi-racial family. Cast members include Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff at the parents.

A sequel to “Enchanted” is coming to the service, fall 2022. It will be called “Disenchanted.” The original movie is on the platform now.


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A new animated version of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is hitting Disney+ on Dec. 3 along with an animated movie called “Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Rodrick Rules” in 2022.


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A documentary about the popular music group The Beatles is coming to Disney+ as part of a three-part series called “The Beatles: Get Back” Part I releases Nov. 25, and you can catch a sneak peek here

“Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers” will get a reboot as an original movie. Starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg, the movie will be available starting in Spring 2022. Also in Spring 2022, An original movie called “Better Nate Than Ever” will star Aria Brooks, Michelle Federer, Rueby Wood, Norbert Leo Butz, Lisa Kudrow, and Joshua Bassett.

Fall of 2022 will shape to be a busy season. Hocus Pocus fans you are in for a treat. A sequel to the original will be coming next year. A live-action of Pinocchio will also be released in Fall 2022, starring Tom Hanks, Cynthia Ervo, Luke Evans. Special voices include Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, and Lorraine Bracco.

Marvel announced several new shows to hit the streaming service which include “X-Men 97,” “Moon Knight,” “She-Hulk,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Echo,” “Spider-Man: Freshman Year,” “I am Groot,” “Ironheart,” “Agatha: House of Harkness,” “Marvel Zombies,” and “Secret Invasion.”


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What shows and or movies are you excited to see hit Disney+? Let me know by hitting me up on Twitter and Instagram @MikeStarkCA

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas Line-Up Released

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Adios spooky season and hello holiday movies.

Freeform has officially released its annual “25 Days of Christmas” schedule for the 2021 season.

The network begins the holiday season on December 1 with holiday programming classics like Home Alone and Dr.Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Other holiday classics on the schedule this season include Frosty The Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Christmas Carol. New this year will be the premiere of “Office Christmas Party”

What are some of your favorite holiday movies? Sound off by hitting me up on Twitter and Instagram @MikeStarkCA.

Here’s the complete line-up:


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Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

Daniel Craig “No Time To Die” Movie Review and Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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It’s the end of an era for James Bond fans, including myself, and we say goodbye to Daniel Craig as he closes the chapter on the iconic role. 

The movie is called “No Time to Die” and runs two hours and forty-three minutes, and throughout the entire duration, you are in it from start to finish. Daniel Craig has played the role of Ian Fleming character for 15 years.

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Starting in 2006 with Casino Royale, then Quantum of Solace in 2008, Skyfall in 2012, Spectre in 2015, and closing things out with No Time To Die in 2021. Initially, the movie was supposed to be released in 2020 but postponed numerous times due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Now that society is returning to a “New Normal” we are heading back to the movies. My first movie back from the pandemic is “No Time to Die,” and I couldn’t be more excited because the trailer released presented a promising film, closing out the character’s storyline for fans of Craig’s character.

The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga has everything you expect from a James Bond film. Action, Romance, plenty of tech, and a fantastic cast. Rami Malek, who plays Lyutsifer Safin, the main villain, was perfection. His dialogue with bond was pure art towards the end. Creating a similar pain, he endured in his past for bond.


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So what about the plot? It’s a familiar plot that we’ve seen in other science fiction movies. Science experiment from the past comes back to haunt the scientist with the bad guy wanting total world domination for himself. Felix Leiter, played by Jeffery Wright, comes back to recruit bond to stop Malek’s character from succeeding in this one. 

Even though he is MI6, Bond works with the CIA in this mission since he’s officially retired for five years now, and his 007 status reassigned to new character Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch. The rest of the cast from previous movies returns, including Ralph Fiennes as M, Rory Kinnear as M’s chief of staff, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, and Madeleine Swann as Léa Seydoux (Bond love interest). 

With returning faces and new faces, the movie provides a balance to make up the emotional closure to Craig’s character as we say goodbye. All I will say is that the film’s ending will tug on the heartstrings if you’re a long-time fan of bond and have been part of the Daniel Craig era since the beginning. 


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Did the film provide the proper closure? Absolutely. It may not have been the outcome I specifically wanted, but fans will be happy with the movie knowing that the Daniel Craig era will come with complete closure. While I was hyped and ready at the beginning of the movie, the film did not disappoint. The film was bold, fun, and emotional and provided the proper send-off. I highly suggest you check out this film on the big screen. 

Craig, 53. Shared with CNN in a recent interview that seeing the movie in theaters is better than watching it a home. “That’s where movies like this belong, where all movies belong, in my opinion,” he shared, “We’re very social species ordinarily, and we need to get out there and experience a few things together.”


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In addition to the movie release this week, the actor had the honor of receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near the late Roger Moore, who passed away in 2017. Mr. Craig is the fourth Bond actor to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

No Time To Die is now playing in theaters and if you check it out, let me know your thoughts by connecting with me on Twitter and Instagram @MikeStarkCA 

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

Hallmark Channel Releases 2021 “Countdown to Christmas” Line Up

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Make room on your DVRs because Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” 2021 movie lineup is officially here, and we’re so excited.

‘Tis the season for fuzzy socks, hoodies, sweatpants, blankets, and warm drinks. The highly anticipated programming block is celebrating 12 years of their Christmas programming with 41 new holiday movies this year.

The release of the 41-holiday movies will take place over the next three months beginning Friday, Oct. 22, with Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Miracles of Christmas.

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The network streaming service “Hallmark Movies Now” will debut an original holiday movie for the first time.

Candace Cameron Bure, aka the queen of hallmark shared with U.S. Weekly this year, she’ll be starring in a movie with her fuller house co-star John Brotherton, who played Matt Harmon, DJ’s love interest during the show’s run. This brings the two back on our screens since the show went off the air for the first time.

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Back this year for another film is The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls. Starring Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Jonathan Bennett, and Brad Harder. The Christmas House 2 brings Mitchell brothers to see who can create the best Christmas house. Originally aired in November 2020, The Christmas House was the first movie for the network to feature a same-sex couple prominently. 

Check out the whole movie lineup below.  

October

Friday, October 22

You, Me & The Christmas Trees

Stars: Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres, Jason Hervey

Saturday, October 23

Boyfriends of Christmas Past

Stars: Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Saturday, October 23 (Airs on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)

Christmas in My Heart

Stars: Heather Hemmens, Luke Macfarlane, Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sunday, October 24

The Santa Stakeout

Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housely, Paul Campbell, Joe Pantoliano

Friday, October 29

Christmas in Harmony

Stars: Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Loretta Devine, Michelle Williams, Basil Wallace

Saturday, October 30

Coyote Creek Christmas

Stars: Janel Parrish, Ryan Paevey

Saturday, October 30

The Christmas Promise (Airs on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)

Stars: Torrey DeVitto, Dylan Bruce, Patrick Duffy, Greyson Holt

Sunday, October 31

Christmas Sail

Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Sabongui, Terry O’Quinn

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November

Friday, November 5

Open by Christmas

Stars: Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott

Saturday, November 6

Next Stop, Christmas

Stars: Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd

Saturday, November 6

Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas (Airs on Movies & Mysteries)

Stars: Kaitlin Doubleday, Steve Lund, Caroline Rhea

Sunday, November 7

A Christmas Treasure

Stars: Jordin Sparks, Michael Xavier

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Dates to Be Announced

Christmas at Castle Heart

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Stuart Townsend

The Christmas Contest

Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, John Brotherton, Barbara Niven

The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls

Stars: Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Jonathan Bennett, Sharon Lawrence, Treat Williams, Brad Harder

The Nine Kittens of Christmas

Stars: Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad, Gregory Harrison

The Christmas Bond – Working Title (Airs on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)

Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Lyric Bent, Nik Sanchez

Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday and Sister Swap: Christmas in the City

Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA