New Movies Release, Old TV Shows Reboot

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) — The two biggest theatrical releases this weekend are Cyrano and Workshop 666.

A classic story makes its musical film debut. Cyrano stars Pierre Dinklage, Haley Bennetand Kelvin Harrison Jr. The film is about the love Cyrano de Bergerac (Dinklage) has for the illustrious Roxanne (Bennett). While Cyrano can dazzle audiences with his “ferocious wordplay and brilliant swordplay”, he struggles to find himself worthy of love due to his looks. Instead, he offers to help his friend, Christian (Harrison), win Roxanne’s heart and, in turn, Christian will teach Cyrano how to be “beautiful”.

Workshop 666 promises to be everything you could want in a corny, rock-n-roll horror-comedy, featuring not great actors but rather great musicians. Although he is unlikely to win any awards, Workshop 666 hopes to win the popular vote by bringing in Foo Fighters fans. The film takes place in the same haunted house where the rock band recorded their last album. The story is essentially a fantasy vision of the making of this album, while ghosts, ghouls and other nefarious creatures will haunt your nightmares.

Another comedy hitting Netflix on Friday is the latest installment in the Madea franchise. Tyler Perry’s: A Madea Homecoming debuts on Netflix on February 25. This time, the wise and cheeky grandmother is determined to make her grandson’s college graduation celebration a success. But inevitably mischief happens and Madea has to teach everyone a lesson.

There are two new shows premiering on streaming platforms this week that are also getting a lot of buzz.

Vikings: Walhalla on Netflix picks up 150 years after The History Channel vikings series. We are in the year 1002 AD and the King of England orders the massacre of Saint-Brice to rid the world of the Vikings, then torn between paganism and Christianity. The outside threat brings all the Vikings together to save their people. The stars of the show Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavson, Leo Suter, Bradley Freegard, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannessonand Caroline Henderson.

Finally, the first two episodes of Stronger and prouder are now streaming on Disney+. The proud family reboot is the perfect show for fans of the Disney Channel Original Series and the next generation of fans. The show picks up with Penny Proud as a teenage girl going through many of the same issues that teens face today. The show was groundbreaking in the early 2000s and plans to be groundbreaking again in 2022. There are several LGBTQ+ characters, including a nonconforming trailblazer, voiced by EJ Johnson. Most of the original voice actors are also back, including Tommy Davidson, Kyla Pratt, Karen Malina White, Jo Marie Payton and Keke Palmer. New episodes are released every Wednesday.

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Alfonso E. Cramer