Movies: Winter 2023

Monarch Movie Recommendations

Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Gabriel Labelle, Seth Rogen, and Michelle Williams

The Fabelmans is a deeply personal portrait of a 20th century American childhood sand the forces—and family—that shaped the filmmaker’s life and career. Now Spielberg and his cast—including Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen ,and Gabriel LaBelle—take you inside the making of this cinematic memory and universal coming-of-age story to reveal the emotional impact the production had on all of them.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Starring: Terrence Howard, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Sanna Lathan, and Taye Diggs

The Best Man: The Final Chapters is making a return this winter and will be released on the streaming platform Peacock. Malcolm D. Lee remains in the director’s chair, and the entire cast has returned to close out this iconic cinematic franchise. The new series picks up where the 2013 film left off, with viewers learning that Quentin (Terrence Howard) is getting married. The Best Man: The Final Chapters will explore what the director has dubbed mid-life crises and a mid-life renaissance, depicting scenarios of each character attempting to navigate challenging relationships, new career success, past grievances, and all the unpredictability of entering into midlife.

Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, and Olivia Wilde

From Damien Chazelle, Babylon is an original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles and led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Diego Calva, with an ensemble cast including Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, and Jean Smart. A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

Director: Jon Erwin & Brent Mccorkle
Starring: Joel Courtney, Devon Franklin, and Kelsey Grammer

In the 1970s, young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) is searching for all the right things in all the wrong places—until he meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie street preacher. Together with Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer), they open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to an unexpected revival of radical and newfound love, leading to what TIME magazine dubbed a Jesus Revolution.

Director: Zach Braff
Starring: Florence Pugh, Morgan Freeman, Zoe Lister-jones, and Molly Shannon

In A Good Person, Allison (Florence Pugh) is a young woman with a bright future—a wonderful fiancé, a blossoming career, and supportive family and friends. But her world crumbles in the blink of an eye when she survives an unimaginable tragedy and emerges from recovery with an opioid addiction and unresolved grief. In the following years, it is the unlikely friendship she forms with her would-be father-in-law (Morgan Freeman) that gives her a fighting chance to put herself back together and move forward with her life.