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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.

 


A Hitman's Struggle for Redemption
Movies

A Hitman's Struggle for Redemption

Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 47m Director(s): Raymond St-Jean Writer(s): Martin Girard, Raymond St-Jean Cast: Éric Bruneau, Benoît Gouin, Rose-Marie Perreault, Sylvain Marcel, Simon Landry-Desy, Joakim Robillard Language: French with English subtitles Where To Watch: on digital and On Demand April 19, 2024, Apple TV pre-order here www.tv.apple.com  READ MORE...

Movies  |  April 17, 2024
Filmmakers Dive Into Controversial Health Theories

Filmmakers Dive Into Controversial Health Theories

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 40m Director(s): Max Lugavere, Chris Newhard Where To Watch: opening theatrically in New York on April 19, 2024, & Los Angeles on April 26; for more information, visit www.littleemptyboxes.com

Movies  |  April 17, 2024
Inspirational Journey on the Road Less Traveled

Inspirational Journey on the Road Less Traveled

Genre: Drama, Sport Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 48m Director(s): R.J. Daniel Hanna Writer(s): R.J. Daniel Hanna, Christian Sander Cast: Matthew Modine, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Sean Astin, Leslie David Baker, Jahking Guillory, Jackson Kelly, Damien Diaz, Zachary T. Robbins, Jaxon Goldenberg, Judah Mackey Where To Watch: in select theaters nationwide on April 19, 2024

Movies  |  April 17, 2024
Tension Builds in Slow-Burn Found Footage Film

Tension Builds in Slow-Burn Found Footage Film

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Year Released: 2013, 2024 Second Sight Films Blu-ray Runtime: 1h 29m Director(s): Elliot Goldner Writer(s): Elliot Goldner Cast: Robin Hill, Gordon Kennedy, Aidan McArdle Where To Watch: available now here www.secondsightfilms.co.uk

Movies  |  April 17, 2024
“Son of a Critch” Season 2 Arrives May 27 on Electronic Sell-Through From Lionsgate

“Son of a Critch” Season 2 Arrives May 27 on Electronic Sell-Through From Lionsgate

Street Date: 5/27/24 Electronic Sell-Through SRP: $12.99

Movies  |  April 16, 2024
Exploring Personal Growth Through Tragedy

Exploring Personal Growth Through Tragedy

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 50m Director(s): Yi-Shan LO Where To Watch: world premiere at the 2024 Visions du Réel – International Film Festival

Movies  |  April 16, 2024
Decoding Personal Histories Amidst Destruction

Decoding Personal Histories Amidst Destruction

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 36m Director(s): Laurence Lévesque Where To Watch: world premiere at the 2024 Visions du Réel – International Film Festival

Television  |  April 16, 2024
Chaos Reigns at Weekly Family Gatherings

Chaos Reigns at Weekly Family Gatherings

Genre: Comedy Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 10 x 25m episodes Cast: Michaela Watkins, Dan Bakkedahl, Carol Kane, Henry Hall, Daniel Thrasher, Jon Glaser Where To Watch: coming to Amazon Freevee on April 18, 2024

Books  |  April 16, 2024
Adventure and Peril in Uncharted Worlds

Adventure and Peril in Uncharted Worlds

Genre: Sci-Fi Year Released: 2024 Pages: 272 Writer(s): Andrew Valenza Where To Watch: available June 11, 2024, pre-order here now www.amazon.com; for more information on the works of Andrew Valenza, he can be found at www.valenzapublishing.com

Television  |  April 16, 2024
Dark Revelations Surface in Gripping Tale

Dark Revelations Surface in Gripping Tale

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 8 x 56m episodes Director(s): Geeta Patel, Kevin Phillips, Catherine Hardwicke, Nimisha Mukerji, Quinn Shephard, Dinh Thai Writer(s): Quinn Shephard, Ashley Cardiff, Jihan Crowther, Stuti Malhotra, Tom Hanada, Samir Mehta, Todd Crittenden,  Cast: Lily Gladstone, Vritika Gupta, Chloe Guidry, Javon “Wanna” Walton, Izzy G., Aiyana Goodfellow, Ezra Faroque Khan with Archie Panjabi, Riley Keough Where To Watch: The series will premiere on Hulu with two episodes on April 17, and new episodes will launch weekly

Movies  |  April 15, 2024
A Visual Homage to Spiritual Quests

A Visual Homage to Spiritual Quests

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 31m Director(s): Cécile Embleton, Alys Tomlinson Where To Watch: world premiere at the 2024 Visions du Réel – International Film Festival

Movies  |  April 15, 2024
Cultural Connections Across Continents

Cultural Connections Across Continents

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 56m Director(s): Susan Polis Schutz Where To Watch: premieres nationally on WORLD on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Movies  |  April 15, 2024
The Unseen Faces of American History Unveiled

The Unseen Faces of American History Unveiled

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 27m Director(s): Jennifer Takaki Where To Watch: will be released theatrically in New York (DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema) on April 19, 2024, and in Los Angeles (Laemmle Glendale) on April 26, with a regional expansion

Television  |  April 15, 2024
Adventure Meets Self-Discovery

Adventure Meets Self-Discovery

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 3 x 60m Director(s): Kirk Fraser Where To Watch: All episodes Stream on April 18, 2024, exclusively on Peacock here www.peacocktv.com

Movies  |  April 14, 2024
Empathy and Ethics in AI Explored

Empathy and Ethics in AI Explored

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Short Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 12m Director(s): Derek Franzese Writer(s): Derek Franzese Cast: Ashley Whelan, Carly Christopher, Natalie Makenna, Charlie Berghoffer, Gayland Williams, Roger Chan Where To Watch: Shown at the 2024 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Movies  |  April 14, 2024
Family Fights Corruption With Resilience

Family Fights Corruption With Resilience

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 46m Director(s): Ilyas Yourish Where To Watch: world premiere at the 2024 Visions du Réel – International Film Festival

Movies  |  April 14, 2024
Personal Battles Echo in the Boxing Gym

Personal Battles Echo in the Boxing Gym

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2022, 2024 Runtime: 1h 36m Director(s): Rob Margolies Writer(s): Rob Margolies, Tim Realbuto Cast: Tim Realbuto, Vivica A. Fox, Taryn Manning, Sheria Irving, Matt Peters, Sally Kirkland, Louis Mustillo, Jay Hieron, Matt McCoy, Mindy Sterling, Coolio, Carl McDowell Where To Watch: on digital April 15, 2024

Movies  |  April 14, 2024
Teen Drama Amidst a Turbulent World

Teen Drama Amidst a Turbulent World

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 47m Director(s): Danny Patrick Writer(s): Danny Patrick Cast: Niamh James, Julian Glover, Jaime Winstone, Baz Black, Leona Clarke, Lauren Metcalfe, Danny Patrick, Ania Lee Lyes, Lauren Staerck, Shane Robinson, Amanda Doherty Where To Watch: on digital April 15, 2024

Books  |  April 13, 2024
Blurring Realities With AI Horror Art

Blurring Realities With AI Horror Art

RAVING REVIEW: Right off the bat, TERROR IN THE AILIEN REALMS: TRANSDIMENSIONAL HORROR MOVIE POSTERS & THEIR FILM REVIEWS showcases how artificial intelligence can transform traditional horror into something novel. Pat Tremblay harnesses AI not only to cut down on costs but also to open up new creative horizons that blend old-school horror vibes with futuristic technology.

Movies  |  April 13, 2024
Family Archives Reveal Ukraine's Transformative Years

Family Archives Reveal Ukraine's Transformative Years

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 35m Director(s): Maria Stoianova Where To Watch: world premiere at the 2024 Visions du Réel – International Film Festival

Movies  |  April 13, 2024
Kinshasa's Nocturnal Symphony Captured on Film

Kinshasa's Nocturnal Symphony Captured on Film

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 35m Director(s): Nelson Makengo Where To Watch: international premiere at the 2024 Visions du Réel – International Film Festival

Movies  |  April 13, 2024
Resilience Against Exploitation in Entertainment

Resilience Against Exploitation in Entertainment

Genre: Drama, Music, Romance Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 35m Director(s): Mai Thu Huyen Writer(s): Nhat Ha Cast: Trizzie Phuong Trinh, Nhat Ha, Anh DÅ©ng, Khanh Hoang, Lam Tuyet Trung, Ho Xuan Dao, Jacky Tai Where To Watch: opened theatrically in 175 Theatres Across Vietnam on April 12, 2024, and premiered across the US in select theaters on March 29

Movie Preview  |  April 12, 2024
'Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker' Notorious Video Nasty Gets Severin Films Special Edition 4K /Blu-Ray Box Set Release - May 13

'Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker' Notorious Video Nasty Gets Severin Films Special Edition 4K /Blu-Ray Box Set Release - May 13

 

Movie Preview  |  April 12, 2024
‘Look to the Light’ Stars Lucy Benjamin, Kele Le Roc & Charlie Goddard in New Feature Exploring Perils of Reality TV May 27

‘Look to the Light’ Stars Lucy Benjamin, Kele Le Roc & Charlie Goddard in New Feature Exploring Perils of Reality TV May 27

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Movies  |  April 12, 2024
A Fresh Perspective on Dealing With Death

A Fresh Perspective on Dealing With Death

Genre: Documentary, Short Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 25m Director(s): Erik Osterholm, Abby Ellis Where To Watch: Shown at the 2024 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Movies  |  April 12, 2024
A Raw Look at Life’s Dark Corners

A Raw Look at Life’s Dark Corners

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller Year Released: 2023 Runtime: 33m Director(s): Jessica Crooks, Richard Goss Writer(s): Richard Goss Cast: Richard Goss, Jake McDaid, Marcus Massey, Clifford Hume, Andrew Norman, Danielle Meehan, Georgia Carter Where To Watch: TBA

Movies  |  April 12, 2024
Exploring Deep Connections With Psychological Depths

Exploring Deep Connections With Psychological Depths

Genre: Sci-fi, Thriller, Drama Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 20m Director(s): David Tappan Writer(s): Kelly Tappan, David Tappan Cast: Kelly Tappan, Kalen Parrott, Josephine Valentine Clark Where To Watch: release TBA, follow the film's Instagram u25thefilm for more information

Movie Preview  |  April 11, 2024
Love, Courage and the Battle of Bushy Run + D-Day 80th Anniversary Set for Release This May

Love, Courage and the Battle of Bushy Run + D-Day 80th Anniversary Set for Release This May

 

Movies  |  April 11, 2024
A Haunting Tale of PTSD and Mystery

A Haunting Tale of PTSD and Mystery

Genre: Horror, Short Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 18m Director(s): Kyle Perritt Writer(s): Kyle Perritt Cast: Madeleine McGraw, Jadon Cal, Jason Davis, Walker Trull, Revell Carpenter, Mary Emily Deal, Gregory L. Wilson II Where To Watch: coming to horror platform Alter in the summer of 2024 via their YouTube channel for free

Movies  |  April 11, 2024
A Tribute Beyond Imitation, Echoes of a Legend

A Tribute Beyond Imitation, Echoes of a Legend

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 34m Director(s): David Gregory Where To Watch: Severin & Alamo Drafthouse Present, David Gregory’s Award-Winning Documentary + Bruce Le Q&A In Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin & NYC, Beginning 4/12; also available on Digital Platforms on 4/30 & Blu-ray on 5/21

Movies  |  April 11, 2024
Visual Splendor in a Colonial Context

Visual Splendor in a Colonial Context

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 42m Director(s): Ena Sendijarević Writer(s): Ena Sendijarević Cast: Renée Soutendijk, Lisa Zweerman, Hans Dagelet, Verdi Solaiman, Bart Klever, Chris Nietvelt, Muhammad Khan, Rio Kaj Den Haas, Hayati Azis, Florian Myjer Language: Dutch and Indonesian, with English subtitles Where To Watch: opens April 12, 2024, at Metrograph In Theater and has its streaming premiere on Metrograph At Home, where it will be available for an exclusive one-month engagement

Movies  |  April 10, 2024
A Muddled Trip Through Ireland’s Mystery

A Muddled Trip Through Ireland’s Mystery

Genre: Horror Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 30m Director(s): Paul Duane Writer(s): Paul Duane Cast: Simone Collins, Charlie Maher, Catherine Siggins, Nigel O'Neill, Olwen Fouéré, Barry McKiernan, David McDermott Where To Watch: opening in select U.S. cinemas and on VOD from XYZ Films on April 11, 2024

Movies  |  April 10, 2024
A Thrilling Blur Between Friendship and Danger

A Thrilling Blur Between Friendship and Danger

Genre: Drama, Thriller Year Released: 2024 streaming Runtime: 1h 25m Director(s): Nitzan Gilady Writer(s): Nitzan Gilady Cast: Israel Ogalbo, Moran Rosenblatt, Dean Miroshnikov, Tom Baum, Dalia Beger, Omer Harel, Marco Carmel Where To Watch: premieres on VOD and digital on April 12, 2024

Movies  |  April 10, 2024
A Tribute to Generational Wisdom and Resilience

A Tribute to Generational Wisdom and Resilience

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 17m Director(s): Taylor Taglianetti Where To Watch: premiered at the 2024 Cleveland International Film Festival, showing at the Miami Film Festival on April 13, 2024

Movies  |  April 10, 2024
Authenticity Haunts in Unsettling Narrative

Authenticity Haunts in Unsettling Narrative

Genre: Horror Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 34m Director(s): Elias Matar Writer(s): Elias Matar, Edward E. Romero, Israa Samman, Hamza Zahab Cast: Asma Jumaa, Hassan Alkhefe, Hamza Zahab, Ahmed Alrefai, Farouk Zaroura, Ahmed Khreta, Nour Al Zahab, Dahlia Nemlich, Ahmad Dalati, Altaf Al-Assi, Khalil Rdeini Where To Watch: arrives on Screambox on April 12, 2024

Movies  |  April 9, 2024
Battling Against the Odds

Battling Against the Odds

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 44m Director(s): Vlad Yudin Where To Watch: will premiere on April 12, 2024, on Apple TV and Amazon Prime

Movies  |  April 9, 2024
The Ethical Maze of War-Time Diplomacy Explored

The Ethical Maze of War-Time Diplomacy Explored

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 28m Director(s): Laurent Nègre Writer(s): Laurent Nègre Cast: Michael Neuenschwander, Manuela Biedermann, Yann Philipona, Cléa Eden, Peter Wyssbrod, Sabine Timoteo Language: German, French, and English with English subtitles Where To Watch: in select theaters April 12, 2024

Movies  |  April 9, 2024
When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted

When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Genre: Thriller Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 25m Director(s): Karyn Klein Writer(s): Corin Nemec Cast: Kelly Sullivan, Brian Krause, Corin Nemec, Christiana Leucas, Jason London, Marco St. John Where To Watch: releasing On Demand April 16, 2024

Movie Preview  |  April 8, 2024
Curb Your Enthusiasm: the Complete Series Is Coming to Digital TODAY! and Complete Boxed Set on DVD on October 8!

Curb Your Enthusiasm: the Complete Series Is Coming to Digital TODAY! and Complete Boxed Set on DVD on October 8!

 

Movie Preview  |  April 8, 2024
Dune: Part Two Debuts for Premium Digital Ownership and Rental on April 16 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD Arrive on May 14

Dune: Part Two Debuts for Premium Digital Ownership and Rental on April 16 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD Arrive on May 14

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Movies  |  April 8, 2024
A Fresh Perspective on Mental Health in Film

A Fresh Perspective on Mental Health in Film

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 56m Director(s): Dillon Tucker Writer(s): Dillon Tucker Cast: Daniel Dorr, Hope Lauren, Landry Bender, Jeffrey A. Baker Where To Watch: opens in select theaters and On Demand on April 12, 2024

Movies  |  April 8, 2024
The Enduring Influence of a Musical Pioneer

The Enduring Influence of a Musical Pioneer

Genre: Documentary Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 31m Director(s): Andy Brown, Brian Lindstrom Where To Watch: will be released in theaters in NYC, LA, Portland, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Nashville, and more, on digital and on-demand in the US and Canada on April 12, 2024

Movies  |  April 7, 2024
Ambiguity and Tension Redefined

Ambiguity and Tension Redefined

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery Year Released: 2004, 2024 4k North American premiere Runtime: 1h 16m Director(s): Jessica Hausner Writer(s): Jessica Hausner Cast: Franziska Weisz, Birgit Minichmayr, Marlene Streeruwitz, Rosa Waissnix, Christopher Schärf, Regina Fritsch Language: German with English subtitles Where To Watch: available now on VOD & leading digital outlets

Movies  |  April 7, 2024
Faith's Complexity Unraveled on Film

Faith's Complexity Unraveled on Film

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2009, 2024 4k streaming Runtime: 1h 36m Director(s): Jessica Hausner Writer(s): Jessica Hausner Cast: Sylvie Testud, Léa Seydoux, Elina Löwensohn, Bruno Todeschini, Gilette Barbier, Gerhard Liebmann Language: French with English subtitles Where To Watch: available now on VOD & leading digital outlets

Movies  |  April 7, 2024
The Struggle for Identity and Autonomy

The Struggle for Identity and Autonomy

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2001, 2024 4k North American premiere Runtime: 1h 19m Director(s): Jessica Hausner Writer(s): Jessica Hausner Cast: Barbara Osika, Christoph Bauer, Peter Fiala, Wolfgang Kostal, Karina Brandlmayer Language: German and English with English subtitles Where To Watch: available now on VOD & leading digital outlets

Movies  |  April 6, 2024
A Tale of Identity and Deception Online

A Tale of Identity and Deception Online

Genre: Thriller Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 40m Director(s): Tremain Hayhoe Writer(s): Tremain Hayhoe Cast: Brooke Piedra, Mike Markoff, Rucka Rucka Ali, NJ Brown, Krystle Ferrer, Jefferson Jaramillo, Bunny Stewart, Todd Wilber Where To Watch: premieres April 7, 2024 at the Sactown Movie Buffs Film Fest

Movies  |  April 6, 2024
Atmospheric Horror Gets a Psychological Twist

Atmospheric Horror Gets a Psychological Twist

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller Year Released: 2006, 2024 Unearthed Films Blu-ray Runtime: 1h 39m Director(s): Nacho Cerdá Writer(s): Karim Hussain, Nacho Cerdá, Richard Stanley Cast: Anastasia Hille, Karel Roden, Valentin Ganev, Paraskeva Djukelova, Carlos Reig-Plaza, Marta Yaneva, Jasmina Marinova, Svetlana Smoleva, Anna Panayotova, Monica Baunova Where To Watch: available April 9, 2024; pre-order your copy here www.unearthedfilms.com, www.mvdshop.com, or www.amazon.com

Movies  |  April 6, 2024
The High Stakes of Human Malice

The High Stakes of Human Malice

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller Year Released: 1997, 2024 MVD Rewind Runtime: 1h 50m Director(s): Albert Pyun Writer(s): Andrew Witham Cast: Christopher Lambert, Ice-T, Yuji Okumoto, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Thom Matthews Where To Watch: available April 9, 2024; pre-order here www.mvdshop.com, or www.amazon.com

Movies  |  April 5, 2024
Unpacking Love in the Eye of the Storm

Unpacking Love in the Eye of the Storm

Genre: Drama Year Released: 2024 Runtime: 1h 27m Director(s): Chris Molina Writer(s): Chris Molina Cast: Ramiro Batista, Austin Cassel, Ozzie Quintana, Nicole Quintana, Krystal Millie Valdes Where To Watch: world premiere at the 2024 Miami Film Festival

Movie Preview  |  April 5, 2024
Horror, Action and Gun-Toting Thrills 'Sorry Charlie' 'Hellhound' and 'Among the Willows' on Digital This May

Horror, Action and Gun-Toting Thrills 'Sorry Charlie' 'Hellhound' and 'Among the Willows' on Digital This May

 

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