Labor Day Weekend Film/TV Releases!

Most people will be out enjoying the remaining warm days of summer this Labor Day weekend as we come to the "unofficial close" of the season. For those you want to hang out inside, relax and watch a good TV series or get out to see a new flick, here is your list of the the latest entertainment that is available, starting with TV. I'm personally excited about the first one...


1) Ozark Season 2

The popular Netflix series is heading back to the remote lakes of the Ozarks for another groundbreaking, nail biting season! The first season was received with high reviews and nominated for multiple Emmy Awards as well as SAG Awards. The 10 episode season features the returning cast starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. 

Netflix describes the second season as: "In its much-anticipated second season, Ozark continues to follow Marty Bryde and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. With Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney Helen Pierce to town to shake things up just as The Byrdes are finally settling in. Marty and Wendy struggle to balance their family interests amid the escalating dangers presented by their partnerships with the power-hungry Snells, the cartel and their new deputy, Ruth Langmore, whose father Cade has been released from prison. The stakes are even higher than before and The Byrdes soon realize they have to go all in before they can get out."

Here is a trailer for the season that is out August 31st!


2) Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 1

In the much anticipated new series, Jack Ryan tells the story of an "Up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan" and how he "is thrust into a dangerous field assignment as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit." The series stars The Office's John Krasinski and is available on Amazon, Friday August 31st. 

Check out the trailer here:


3) Ghoul Season 1

The Netflix series, comes from the makers of Insidious and Get Out

"Ghoul is a chilling series about a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets. You can fight the demons of this world but what about the ones that aren't?"

There are only 3 episodes in this new series.

Check out the trailer here:



1) Searching

This jarring film tells the story of David Kim (John Cho)'s missing 16 year old daughter.  "A local investigation is opened and a detective (Debra Messing) is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever."

This film is rated PG-13. Rotten Tomatoes is rating it at 90% positive and Audiences rate it at 91% positive. It's looking VERY GOOD!

Check out the trailer here:


2) Kin

This sci-fi, action flick is described as "the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness. Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco), the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection."

Unfortunately the Rotten Tomatoes reviews are not looking good, they are giving it only 34% positive but audiences say 85% so I say judge it for yourself!

This film is being rated PG-13. It stars actors such as Dennis Quaid and Zoe Kravitz and comes to us from the producers of Stranger Things and Arrival.

Check out the trailer, below:


3) Operation Finale

From MGM, this PG-13 film takes place 15 years after World War II ends. It's about how Hitler's deadliest lieutenant escaped. It stars Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, and Nick Kroll, to name a few. Rotten Tomatoes describes it as:

"Israel's intelligence agency Mossad and security agency Shin Bet - led by the tireless and heroic agent Peter Malkin (Isaac) - launched a daring top-secret raid to capture the notorious Eichmann (Kingsley), who had been reported dead in the chaos following Nazi Germany's collapse but was, in fact, living and working in a suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina under an assumed identity along with his wife and two sons. Monitoring his daily routine, Malkin and his operatives plot and execute the abduction under the cover of darkness just a few feet from Eichmann's home. Determined to sneak him out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel, Malkin and Eichmann engage in an intense and gripping game of cat-and-mouse."

Audiences are rating this movie as 77% positive, slightly higher than Rotten Tomatoes' reviews of being 60% positive. 

Check out the trailer here:


Those are your highlights of what's available for viewing this Labor Day weekend! May you enjoy the viewing, whatever you decide to watch!

-Producer Lightning


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