Sneak Peeks: The Little Things and Palmer
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Website: Apple TV+
Synopsis: Former high school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) went from hometown hero to convicted felon, earning himself 12 years in a state penitentiary. He returns home to Louisiana, where he moves back in with Vivian (June Squibb), the grandmother who raised him. While trying to keep his head down and rebuild a quiet life for himself, Palmer is haunted by memories of his glory days and the suspicious eyes of his small town community. Things become more complicated when Vivian’s hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears on a prolonged bender, leaving her precocious and unique 7-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen), often the target of bullying, in Palmer’s reluctant care. In time, Palmer is drawn into a more hopeful world as he forges a connection with Sam through their shared experience of being made to feel different by those around them. Life improves for Palmer, and a romance develops between him and Sam’s teacher Maggie (Alisha Wainwright). An inspiring and unexpected journey unfolds for the three of them, but soon Palmer’s past threatens to tear apart this new life.
Release Date: Available on Apple TV+ January 29, 2021
Directed by: Fisher Stevens
Screenplay by: Cheryl Guerriero
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Alisha Wainwright, June Squibb, and Ryder Allen
Distributor: Apple TV+
Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
The Little Things
Website: HBO Max
Synopsis: Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.
Release Date: In theaters and on HBO Max for 31 days on January 29, 2021
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Screenplay by: John Lee Hancock
Starring: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Natalie Morales, Terry Kinney, Chris Bauer, Joris Jarsky, and Michael Hyatt
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Running Time: 2 hours 7 minutes