USPS delivers new Christmas movie that’s sure to spark some holiday joy
SAN ANTONIO – The United States Postal Service and its 100-year-old ‘Operation Santa’ program is the subject of a new documentary-style movie set to come out on Dec. 4. The new movie sheds light on a tradition like no other: the fulfillment of wishes from children writing to Santa. According to USPS, hundreds of thousands of letters are sent to Santa from children and families across the country every year. The agency’s Operation Santa makes it possible for individuals and organizations to adopt these letters and send responses and thoughtful gifts in Santa’s place. The movie debuts Dec. 4, the same day that letter adoption opens in the program.
The Sanderson Sisters are finally back for a ‘Hocus Pocus’ reunion
That’s because the Sanderson Sisters, also known as Winifred, Mary and Sarah, from the classic Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus,” are back from the dead and ready to suck the lives from all of the children in Salem. OK, they’re really not back from the dead, but Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker reunited and put on their costumes and wigs so they could portray the Sanderson Sisters, much to the delight of “Hocus Pocus” fans everywhere. Fans have wanted a second “Hocus Pocus” for years now, and there is reportedly a sequel in the works for Disney+. It seems this reunion wasn’t for the rumored sequel, but fans will take what they can get. Midler and Parker both shared photos of the trio in their “Hocus Pocus” costumes on Instagram, and fans everywhere collectively started to freak out at the thought of a reunion.
These movies and docs will teach you more about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s historic legacy
Luckily for you, there have been a few movies and documentaries made in the past few years that chronicle the extraordinary life of Ginsburg and her family. What was really incredible about this documentary was learning about RBG’s professional career before she became a Supreme Court justice. Ginsburg argued many cases before the Supreme Court and won many of them. We also get a glimpse into her personal life, like her unique friendship with the now-deceased conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It’s interesting to see where her passion for law began, and what would eventually come later in her storied career.
Whats Up South Texas!: Local filmmaker makes it to the big screen
San Antonio One local filmmaker is hoping his latest project both entertains and starts a conversation about religious issues that negatively impact certain communities. It is ultimately an examination of extreme hatred.Tucker said it took him two and a half years to get the big production completed. The film has even played in local theaters and is now available on Video On Demand, DVD, and other platforms. I wanted to examine the extreme hatred going on. You will burn in the fiery pits of hell. Homophobic-type of things, Tucker said.
‘The Lost Husband’ movie on Netflix was filmed in several Texas cities
If you’ve been binging Netflix recently, you may have noticed a new romance movie, “The Lost Husband,” was just added. However, what you may not have known is that the movie was actually filmed in several Texas cities, including Austin, Houston, Elgin, Wimberley, Round Top, and a few others, according to a report from Distractify. The movie is ranked on Netflix as number 1 in the U.S., as of Friday, and stars Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Nora Dunn, and others. The film depicts the story of a widow that is looking to start anew after the unexpected death of her husband. To learn more about the film, you can watch the trailer below:RELATED: “The Secret Garden” 2020 film has South Texas connections
Emmys could use regular home after record-low ratings
Michelle Williams accepts the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for "Fosse/Verdon" onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. Every other major awards show has one. The noble idea was that everyone would be invested in the Emmys, and thus have a stake in its success. The Television Academy renewed its broadcast deal last year, ensuring that the awards would continue to rotate among the Big Four through 2026. Overall, preliminary ratings for the Emmys swooned by more than 20% compared to last year, the kind of drop that gets people's attention.
Does "American Sniper" movie complicate real-life murder trial?
Does "American Sniper" movie complicate real-life murder trial? CBSN's Vinita Nair and Michelle Miller talk to Eriq Gardner, senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter, about the controversy surrounding "American Sniper." Could the movie complicate a murder trail that's already underway?cbsnews.com
Chilling effect feared in wake of Sony's cancellation of "The Interview"
Chilling effect feared in wake of Sony's cancellation of "The Interview" Movie fans and filmmakers are condemning Sony's decision to shelve "The Interview," starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, as "un-American." Sony decided to not release the film after hackers made threats to theaters and moviegoers. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com