SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — We’re going to keep this week’s highlights a little more compact than normal. I’m forehead deep into the Holiday Gift Guide with the hope that we’ll be able to start rolling out sections in the next few days. Typically, I aim for Black Friday, but this year’s supply issues and shipping woes have me thinking that we’ll all want to start out holiday shopping much earlier than normal.
- Cry Macho – Cint Eastwood stars as a former rodeo rider and horse breeder who agrees to drive Rafo, the 13-year-old son of his former boss, back to Texas from Mexico. Leta, Rafo’s mother, doesn’t want him to leave. Tale slowly unravels from there.
- Pig – Nicolas Cage stars as Rob Feld, and former chef and current reclusive truffle forager. When Feld is attacked and his prize pig stolen, he embarks on a journey that will force him to face associates from his past. Don’t be too surprised if this film sneaks its way on to numerous Best of 2021 lists.
- Paw Patrol: The Movie – The animated series gets super sized in this feature-length movie that sees Ryder, Chase and their team of rescue pups save the citizens of Adventure City from Mayor Humdinger.
- The Crown – The Complete Fourth Season – Based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II between 1979 and 1990, the fourth season of “The Crown” features the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer and the bulk of Margaret Thatcher’s run as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The cast includes Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson, Josh O’Connor, and Emma Corrin.
- Sex and the City: The Complete Series – This Blu-ray set includes all 96 episodes from the six seasons of the popular HBO program and the two theatrical films. The series was previously only available on DVD.
- Star Trek: Discovery: Seasons 1-3 – The first three seasons of “Star Trek Discovery,” a series decade before Star Trek: The Original Series and follows the crew of the USS Discovery.
- The Banishing – In 1938 Reverend Linus Forster and his wife Marianne move into the Borley Rectory with their daughter unaware that the home is believed to be haunted by restless spirits. Linus, uncertain of his wife’s fidelity, is haunted by visions of adultery. Tensions rise.
- Nine Days – Will (Winston Duke) lives alone in a house that is seemingly on the edge of nowhere. He’s occasionally joined by Kyo (Benedict Wong). Will is tasked with interviewing souls desiring to be born. When not conducting interviews, Will watches a bank of televisions that display the live broadcasts of the souls he has approved to be born. “Nine Days” is a magical, perspective-changing experience that needs to be seen. Highly recommended.
- Kung Fu: The Complete First Season – A modern continuation of the “Kung Fu” and “ Kung Fu: The Legend Continues” television series and stars Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen, a skilled martial artist who fights back against the corruption in her community.
- The Sheik – Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres star in this classic silent film from 1921 about a free-spirited woman who is kidnapped and romanced by Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan. The film softens the controversial aspects of Edith Maude Hull’s novel. It was a massive success and was followed by a pair of sequels