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This Week: Home for the Holidays
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It’s a holiday week—but one with plenty of new content to keep us cozy and entertained. Scroll to see what’s in store.

Week of December 21, 2020

1

Soul

2020

WHERE TO WATCH

Pixar’s latest film, Soul, explores the age-old question: What is life really about? As Oscar winner Pete Docter recalls thinking, “Perfect subject for a kids cartoon. That’s what we’re looking for when we’re doing animated films. We’re trying to find something that we know is going to have a veneer of fun and things that kids will love, but at the heart of it, you want it to wrestle with something that’s really deep and meaningful to you as a filmmaker—to me.” The film, directed by Docter and co-directed/written by Kemp Powers, is available on Disney+ beginning Dec. 25.

Related: Take a look at the gadgets Kemp Powers can’t work without

WHERE TO WATCH
Soul
2020
100 Mins | PG
A band teacher discovers what it truly means to have soul after traveling to another realm.


2

Wonder Woman 1984

2020

Patty Jenkins is back in the director’s chair with Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, who comes into her full powers in the 1980s, ultimately facing off against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah. The movie is available in theaters and on HBO Max starting December 25.

See also: Warner Bros’ announcement that its next 17 titles will debut in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously

WHERE TO WATCH
Wonder Woman 1984
2020
151 Mins | PG-13
Wonder Woman battles the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.


3

Sylvie’s Love

2020

WHERE TO WATCH

Starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, Sylvie’s Love is set in the late 1950s to early ’60s. The titular character (played by Thompson) lives in Harlem and works in her father’s record store, where she falls for a saxophonist named Robert (Asomugha). Sparks fly, and we watch as their relationship evolves over the years. This Eugene Ashe-directed romantic melodrama is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

WHERE TO WATCH
Sylvie’s Love
2020
114 Mins | PG-13
Sylvie reconnects with a saxophonist with whom she had a summer romance years ago.


4

One Night in Miami

2020

WHERE TO WATCH

Oscar winner Regina King makes her directorial debut with One Night in Miami, based on Kemp Powers’ (yes, also co-director and writer of Soul) 2013 stage play. It follows the meeting of four Black legends—a young boxer named Cassius Clay, Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and NFL star Jim Brown—on the night of Feb. 25, 1964. Watch the film in select theaters Dec. 25 or on Amazon Prime Video Jan. 15.

WHERE TO WATCH
One Night in Miami
2020
110 Mins | R
On the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, Cassius Clay joins his three close friends.


5

Promising Young Woman

2020

WHERE TO WATCH

This black comedy thriller film marks director, writer and producer Emerald Fennell’s feature directorial debut. Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan stars as Cassie, a barista who lives a secret double life reaping revenge on toxic men. Over the course of the film, we find out why. Promising Young Woman is in select theaters Dec. 25 and is expected to go to VOD in early January.

WHERE TO WATCH
Promising Young Woman
2020
113 Mins | K12
An unexpected encounter gives a wickedly smart woman a chance to right the wrongs from the past.


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