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Fatman, a dark holiday comedy from filmmaker siblings, Eshom and Ian Nelms. Instead, Gibson’s Chris Cringle is a working class entrepreneur — complete with rugged beard, beat-up truck and red winter hat — whose toy factory is seriously in need of an economic bailout. Enter the U.S. military, which makes a deal with Chris and his steadfast wife Ruth (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) to mass product government merchandise. Money isn’t the only obstacle standing between Mr. and Mrs. Claus: They’ve also been targeted by a 12-year-old psychopath-in-training, Billy (Chance Hurstfield), who still nurses a grudge about that lump of coal he got in his stocking. Rather than get his own hands bloody, he hires an ace assassin (Walton Goggins) who has his own history with Chris and the stage is set for some Lethal Weapon like fireworks in the Far North.  ” data-reactid=”35″>Mel Gibson isn’t the first actor who comes to mind when you think “Santa Claus.” And that’s exactly why he’s not playing your ordinary Kris Kringle in Fatman, a dark holiday comedy from filmmaker siblings, Eshom and Ian Nelms. Instead, Gibson’s Chris Cringle is a working class entrepreneur — complete with rugged beard, beat-up truck and red winter hat — whose toy factory is seriously in need of an economic bailout. Enter the U.S. military, which makes a deal with Chris and his steadfast wife Ruth (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) to mass product government merchandise. Money isn’t the only obstacle standing between Mr. and Mrs. Claus: They’ve also been targeted by a 12-year-old psychopath-in-training, Billy (Chance Hurstfield), who still nurses a grudge about that lump of coal he got in his stocking. Rather than get his own hands bloody, he hires an ace assassin (Walton Goggins) who has his own history with Chris and the stage is set for some Lethal Weapon like fireworks in the Far North.  

Fatman opens in select theaters on Friday, Nov. 13 (check Fandango for ticket and showtime information) and will be available on demand and digital on Tuesday, Nov. 24.” data-reactid=”37″>Fatman opens in select theaters on Friday, Nov. 13 (check Fandango for ticket and showtime information) and will be available on demand and digital on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

750 million people worldwide. Corin isn’t the only new addition to the cast. The X-Files alum Gillian Anderson also joins as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. However, the top of the cast list hasn’t changed… yet. This is Olivia Colman’s final run as Queen Elizabeth II, before she hands the part off to Imelda Staunton for the drama’s final two seasons. — Raechal Shewfelt” data-reactid=”43″>When we last saw Prince Charles in Netflix’s lavish royal drama, he was smitten with Camilla Shand. In its long-awaited return, viewers will meet Diana Spencer, as played by Emma Corin, and watch her become Charles’s bride in spite of inner conflicts. We see the future Princess Di increasingly becoming a target of the paparazzi and preparing to walk down the aisle with Charles in a televised event that was watched by 750 million people worldwide. Corin isn’t the only new addition to the cast. The X-Files alum Gillian Anderson also joins as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. However, the top of the cast list hasn’t changed… yet. This is Olivia Colman’s final run as Queen Elizabeth II, before she hands the part off to Imelda Staunton for the drama’s final two seasons. — Raechal Shewfelt

parents’ groups earlier this year when it premiered the controversial French film, Cuties. Those same groups might be having words with Hulu after the launch of the streaming service’s latest collaboration with the FX Network, A Teacher. Hanna Fidell’s 10-episode adaptation of her 2013 film depicts the intensely passionate and profoundly uncomfortable sexual affair between young high-school English teacher Claire (Kate Mara), and her 17-year-old student, Eric (Nick Robinson). The first three half-hour episodes arrive on the streaming service on Nov. 10 and depicts how their relationship evolves from innocent classroom interactions to extracurricular bedroom studies. Subsequent installments will be released weekly and continue to navigate the story’s complexities, balancing the characters’ provocative romance without ignoring the spoken and unspoken emotional damage that it’s causing. No doubt to mitigate inevitable viewer complaints, each episode is preceded by a content warning, and Mara recorded a PSA for the National Sexual Assault Hotline. — E.A.” data-reactid=”50″>Netflix landed in hot water with parents’ groups earlier this year when it premiered the controversial French film, Cuties. Those same groups might be having words with Hulu after the launch of the streaming service’s latest collaboration with the FX Network, A Teacher. Hanna Fidell’s 10-episode adaptation of her 2013 film depicts the intensely passionate and profoundly uncomfortable sexual affair between young high-school English teacher Claire (Kate Mara), and her 17-year-old student, Eric (Nick Robinson). The first three half-hour episodes arrive on the streaming service on Nov. 10 and depicts how their relationship evolves from innocent classroom interactions to extracurricular bedroom studies. Subsequent installments will be released weekly and continue to navigate the story’s complexities, balancing the characters’ provocative romance without ignoring the spoken and unspoken emotional damage that it’s causing. No doubt to mitigate inevitable viewer complaints, each episode is preceded by a content warning, and Mara recorded a PSA for the National Sexual Assault Hotline. — E.A.

FX on Hulu.” data-reactid=”55″>A Teacher premieres on Tuesday, Nov. 10 on FX on Hulu.

Amazon.” data-reactid=”62″>Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection is available on DVD on Amazon.

AmazonWolfWalkers opens in theaters on Friday, Nov. 13 (check out Fandango for ticket and showtime information).” data-reactid=”69″>The Art of WolfWalkers is available Tuesday, Nov. 10 on AmazonWolfWalkers opens in theaters on Friday, Nov. 13 (check out Fandango for ticket and showtime information).

All Good Girls Go To Hell” or a 10.5” hoodie-wearing Billie from “Bad Guy.” Each figure features multiple points of articulation for maximum pose-ability, as well as sustainable packaging that doubles as dioramic displays. It’s no time to sleep on these sure-to-sell out collectibles. — E.A.” data-reactid=”71″>Who says that only superheroes can be action figures? Superstar musician, Billie Eilish, is launching her own toy line with Playmates Toys that recreate looks and moments borrowed from her blockbuster music videos. Choose between a winged 6” Billie based on “All Good Girls Go To Hell” or a 10.5” hoodie-wearing Billie from “Bad Guy.” Each figure features multiple points of articulation for maximum pose-ability, as well as sustainable packaging that doubles as dioramic displays. It’s no time to sleep on these sure-to-sell out collectibles. — E.A.

NBC’s TV special showcasing stars (including Abigail Breslin, Ariel Winter and Leslie Odom, Jr.) who appeared as guest stars in the franchise before breaking it big in Hollywood. — Erin Donnelly” data-reactid=”74″>You thought the pandemic was going to keep Olivia Benson from solving especially heinous sexually-based offenses? Nice try. After pulling off a COVID-safe production this fall, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is back with a remarkable 22nd season as the NBC drama continues its streak as the longest-running scripted U.S. primetime live-action series in TV history.  Expect more twisty “ripped from the headlines” storylines, including ones inspired by real-life police brutality, calls for racial justice and, yes, the pandemic. Another development worthy of a “dun dun”: Mariska Hargitay will at last be reunited with former on-screen partner Chris Meloni (the Elliot Stabler to her Benson) as the actor sets to reprise his detective role in a new spinoff series slated for 2021, Law & Order: Organized Crime. And if you really want to commit to the L&O fandom, follow up Thursday’s season premiere with NBC’s TV special showcasing stars (including Abigail Breslin, Ariel Winter and Leslie Odom, Jr.) who appeared as guest stars in the franchise before breaking it big in Hollywood. — Erin Donnelly

Hulu.” data-reactid=”82″>I Am Greta premieres Friday, Nov. 13 on Hulu.

Amazon.” data-reactid=”96″>Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History Revised and Expanded Edition is available at Amazon.

Apple Music.” data-reactid=”105″>Download/stream Power Up on Apple Music.

Fandango for ticket and showtime information.” data-reactid=”112″>The Climb opens in theaters Friday, Nov. 13; check Fandango for ticket and showtime information.

Amazon Prime.” data-reactid=”116″>Maybe Next Year premieres Tuesday, Nov. 10 on most VOD services including Amazon Prime.

Apple Music.” data-reactid=”120″>Download/stream on Starting Over Apple Music.

Apple Music.” data-reactid=”131″>Download/stream Believe on Apple Music.

10 best R-rated superhero movies (have there really been that many more than 10 R-rated superhero movies?) we’re gonna have to say 110 percent. The aptly titled 2010 Matthew Vaughn-directed thriller, which plays in the same sandbox of irreverence, self-awareness and over-the-top violence that Deadpool entered in 2016, celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall with an upgrade to 4K UHD. Special features include a making-of doc and commentary from Vaughn. We hope he mentions the Collider list. — K.P.” data-reactid=”151″>Is Kick-Ass one of the most underrated superhero movies of all time? Considering Collider ranks it ninth on its list of 10 best R-rated superhero movies (have there really been that many more than 10 R-rated superhero movies?) we’re gonna have to say 110 percent. The aptly titled 2010 Matthew Vaughn-directed thriller, which plays in the same sandbox of irreverence, self-awareness and over-the-top violence that Deadpool entered in 2016, celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall with an upgrade to 4K UHD. Special features include a making-of doc and commentary from Vaughn. We hope he mentions the Collider list. — K.P.

Amazon.” data-reactid=”152″>Kick-Ass is available on 4K UHD on Amazon.