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July 03, 2022

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Brainerd Dispatch • July 3 - 9, 2022 •19 "Only Murders in the Building" - Season 2 Dig into a new case with the highly anticipated Season 2 release of "Only Murders in the Building," making its way to Hulu Tuesday, June 28. Starring Selena Gomez ("A Rainy Day in New York," 2019), Steve Martin ("The Pink Panther," 2006) and Martin Short ("Innerspace," 1987) as Mabel, Charles and Oliver, an unlikely trio of amateur sleuths brought together in the first season by their mutual love of the same true crime podcast. When a murder happened to take place in the high-end New York City building where they all live, the true crime aficionados took it upon themselves to create their very own podcast as they try to solve the murder themselves. While Season 1 ended on quite a cliff- hanger (and another murder in the building), Season 2 kicks off with Mabel, Charles and Oliver trying to keep themselves out of hot water as they look into their newest case. Created by Martin and John Hoffman of "Grace and Frankie," "Only Murders in the Building" Season 2 is directed by Jamie Babbit ("Silicon Valley") and Cherien Dabis ("Ramy"). The series is written by Hoffman, Martin, Joshua Allen Griffith ("Mrs. Ameri- ca"), "The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence" playwright Madeleine George, "Ohio" author Stephen Markley and "The Field Guide to the North American Teenager" author Ben Philippe. Vanessa Aspillaga ("Morning Glory," 2010), Kirk Kelly ("Do No Harm"), Ariel Shafir ("M'larky"), Cara Delevingne ("Suicide Squad," 2016), Michael Rapaport ("Atypical"), Jayne Houdyshell ("Little Women," 2019), Jackie Hoffman ("Garden State," 2004) and Michael Cyril Creighton ("Dexter: New Blood") also star. "The Princess" (2022) Classic fairytales get turned on their heads in the new fantasy action movie "The Princess," premiering on Hulu Friday, July 1. Strong-willed and beautiful, the film's protagonist princess's (played by Joey King, "The Act") not-quite-fairytale begins when she refuses to marry cruel sociopath Julius (Dominic Cooper, "That Dirty Black Bag"), to whom she is betrothed. Kid- napped and locked away in a tower for her refusal, the princess fights her way back to save her family and the kingdom from a scorned and vindictive Julius, who is intent on taking her father's throne by any means nec- essary. Directed by Le-Van Kiet ("The Requin," 2022), "The Princess" is written by Ben Lustig and Jake Thorn- ton of "Blood Soldiers: Interrogation" (2011). The film's cast is rounded out by Veronica Ngo ("The Old Guard," 2020), Ivo Arakov ("Frenchy," 2010), Martin Taskov ("Her Pen Pal," 2021), Mitko Angelov ("Brothers") and Vasil Toshev ("Stoyan," 2021). "Baymax!" - Season 1 Everyone's favorite friendly inflatable robot is back in the new computer-animated series "Baymax!," pre- miering on Disney+ Wednesday, June 29. A sequel se- ries to the 2014 hit film "Big Hero 6," Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit, "30 Rock") is working outside the su- perhero team to fulfill his program's purpose of helping others. As he takes on health-care jobs around the city of San Fransokyo, Baymax ends up on a series of ador- able and hilarious adventures in an attempt to improve the lives of everyone he meets. Created and written by "Big Hero 6" director Don Hall, "Baymax!" is directed by Dan Abraham ("Once Upon a Snowman," 2020), Mark Kennedy ("Zootopia," 2016), Lissa Treiman ("Wreck-It Ralph," 2012) and Dean Wellins ("Raya and the Last Dragon," 2021). Ryan Potter ("Titans"), Maya Rudolph ("Saturday Night Live"), Emily Kuroda ("Gilm- ore Girls"), Lilimar ("Bella and the Bulldogs"), Zeno Robinson ("Pokémon") and Jaboukie Young-White ("Fairfax") also voice star in the series. "The Owl House" - Season 2, 5 episodes The magical adventure continues when five new epi- sodes of "The Owl House's" second season make their way onto Disney+ Wednesday, June 29. Starring self- assured teenager Luz (Sarah-Nicole Robles, "Encanto," 2021), who stumbled upon a portal to a magical world in the series' first season, the show follows the adven- tures of Luz and her magical new friends — a witch name Eda (Wendie Malick, "Young Sheldon") and her tiny demon sidekick, King (Alex Hirsch, "Gravity Falls"). While Luz, who doesn't possess any magical abilities of her own, fulfills her dream of being a which by act- ing as Eda's apprentice, the trio embarks on surprising adventures throughout the realm. As Season 2 contin- ues, King finally uncovers some truths about his past while the witches prepare for the day of unity. Created by Dana Terrace ("DuckTales"), "The Owl House" is written by Terrace, Zach Marcus ("Star vs. the Forces of Evil"), John Bailey Owen ("Future-Worm!"), Molly Ostertag ("ThunderCats Roar"), Madeleine Hernandez ("The 2017 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase") and Mikki Crisostomo ("Snakehead," 2021). The series also voice stars Matthew Rhys ("The Americans"), Issac Ryan Brown ("Raven's Home"), Tati Gabrielle ("Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"), Mae Whitman ("Good Girls"), Cissy Jones ("Tiger & Bunny"), Eden Riegel ("Amphibia") and Matt Chapman ("Homestar Runner"). "The Terminal List" - Season 1 Get to the bottom of a new mystery with Prime's new- est action-thriller series "The Terminal List," premiering on the streamer Friday, July 1. Chris Pratt ("Guard- ians of the Galaxy," 2014) leads the series as Cmdr. James Reece, a Navy SEAL who's just returned home after his entire platoon was ambushed during a high- stakes covert mission. Determined to discover why his platoon was attacked, Reece's mission becomes all the more urgent when he learns new dark forces are working against him and endangering his loved ones. Based on the novel of the same name by Jack Carr, "The Terminal List" is adapted for the screen by David DiGilio ("Strange Angel") and directed by Frederick E.O. Toye ("The Boys"), Sylvain White ("The Rookie"), M.J. Bassett ("Solomon Kane," 2009), Antoine Fuqua ("The Magnificent Seven," 2016), Tucker Gates ("Ray Donovan") and Ellen Kuras ("The Umbrella Acad- emy"). The series cast is rounded out by Jared Shaw ("The Tomorrow War," 2021), Constance Wu ("Crazy Rich Asians," 2018), Taylor Kitsch ("Friday Night Lights"), Riley Keough ("Mad Max: Fury Road," 2015), Arlo Mertz ("Mank," 2020), Jeanne Tripplehorn ("The Gilded Age"), LaMonica Garrett ("1883"), Tyner Rush- ing ("Under the Banner of Heaven") and Nick Chinlund ("Training Day," 2001). "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013) Live the lavish life with "The Wolf of Wall Street," avail- able now to stream on Prime. Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant," 2015) stars as real-life financial mogul and entrepreneur Jordan Belfort, who pleaded guilty to crimes related to stock-market manipulation and penny-stock scamming in 1999. Directed by Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese ("Taxi Driver," 1976), the 2013 film follows Belfort on his rise to the top of the Wall Street food chain with his business partner, Donny Azoff (played by Jonah Hill, "War Dogs," 2016), in the early '90s, before their sub- sequent downfall nearly a decade later. Quickly grow- ing their staff from a modest 20 people to a company of over 250 employees, the entrepreneurs devise a plan to hide their massive earnings in a European bank. But as their outlandish and extravagant lifestyles begin to draw the attention of the feds, only one question re- mains: how long can they keep their scheme a secret? Written for the screen by Terence Winter ("The Sopra- nos") and adapted from Belfort's book of the same name, "The Wolf of Wall Street" was nominated for five Oscars. Margot Robbie ("Birds of Prey," 2020), Mat- thew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club," 2013), Kyle Chandler ("Argo," 2012), Rob Reiner ("This Is Spinal Tap," 1984), Jon Bernthal ("King Richard," 2021), Jon Favreau ("Chef," 2014), Jean Dujardin ("The Artist," 2011), Joanna Lumley ("Absolutely Fabulous"), Cristin Milioti ("How I Met Your Mother") and Shea Whigham ("Non-Stop," 2014) also star. "Beauty" (2022) Come along for the ride with the new romantic drama film "Beauty," available Wednesday, June 29, on Net- flix. From award-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe ("Twenties") and director Andrew Dosunmu ("Mother of George," 2013), this coming-of-age story follows a talented young singer named Beauty (Gracie Marie Bradley, "Pearl," 2020), who is on the brink of a successful career with her supportive and devoted girl- friend, Jasmine (Aleyse Shannon, "Leverage: Redemp- tion"), by her side. It isn't long, however, until Beauty is met with the harsh realities of pop stardom and she struggles to remain authentic to herself and to her art in the face of fame and fortune. The film's outstand- ing ensemble cast includes Niecy Nash ("Claws"), Giancarlo Esposito ("Breaking Bad"), Sharon Stone ("Casino," 1995), Kyle Bary ("Our Kind of People"), Mi- chael Ward ("Top Boy"), Sarah Stavrou ("White Men Can't Jump," 1992) and James Urbaniak ("American Splendor," 2003). "Chip and Potato: Chip's Holiday" Get away for some fun in the sun with the new sum- mer special "Chip and Potato: Chip's Holiday," landing Monday, June 27, on Netflix. Following the adventures of 4-year-old pug Chip (voiced by Abigail Journey Oli- ver, "Top Wing") and her mouse friend Potato (Andrea Libman, "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"), the "Chip and Potato" computer-animated series sees the friends take their first steps towards independence in kindergarten. Now, in this new special, it's time for a family vacation! Chip and Potato do their best to enjoy their beach holiday, but falling coconuts put a damper on their plans. With the help of some new friends, Chip and Potato hatch a plan to fix their coconut problem once and for all. Written by "Teletubbies'" Maddy Darrall, Billy Macqueen and Catherine Williams, "Chip and Potato: Chip's Holiday" also voice stars Briana Buckmaster ("Supernatural"), Brian Dobson ("Mon - ster Beach") and Chance Hurstfield ("A Million Little Things"). A scene from "Baymax!" Chris Pratt stars in "The Terminal List" Gracie Marie Bradley in "Beauty" Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short in "Only Murders in the Building" STREAMING NOW

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