Winter Entertainment Releases and Opinions

The winter season has produced new movies and TV shows. Here’s what you should check out.


media by Elsa Swanson

A graphic introduces recent movie, TV show, and music releases.

by Elsa Swanson, Reporter

The lights begin to dim and your focus sharpens, knowing that the movie is about to start. Finally, the trailers and movie deals are over. The one reason you came to the theater is finally going to be on the big screen. Half of your drink and popcorn is already gone, but it doesn’t matter. You just can’t wait to watch the movie. You hold your breath as the movie screen brightens. 


“Avatar: The Way of Water,” released Dec. 16, 2022

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Kate Winslet.

Ratings: 77% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.8/10 IMDb, and 92% liked by Google Users.

My Rating: 4.6 / 5 stars. 

Student Opinion: “I really loved the new movie. I liked the characters and the storyline of the movie. The cinematography was amazing and I thought the CGI was great,” Isabel Banks ‘25 said. 


Season Two of “Ginny and Georgia,” released Jan. 5

Starring: Antonia Gentry, Brianne Howey, Felix Mallard, Katie Douglas, Raymond Ablack, and Sara Waisglass.

Ratings: 60% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.5/10 IMDb, and 83% liked by Google Users.

My Rating: 4.2 / 5 stars 

Student Opinion: “I thought it was overall really great. I know a lot of people think this is a sensitive subject, but I really like how they incorporated the abuse to show awareness about how life’s not perfect all the time,” Sam Sovich ‘25 said. 


“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” released Dec. 21, 2022

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Florence Pugh, Harvey Guillen, Olivia Colman, John Mulaney, and Samson Kayo.

Ratings: 95% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.8/10 IMDb, and 94% liked by Google Users.

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars.

Student Opinion: “I loved all the fairy tale elements that the movie had. As well as character development,” Taylor Johnson ‘25 said. “I think even though it was a kids’ movie it’s still worth the watch.”