HOT TICKET

Cleveland Orchestra presents

Copland’s "Appalachian Spring"

Where/When: Severance Hall, Thursday-Saturday

Tickets: $31-$151. www.clevelandorchestra.com

 

 

MOVIE OPENINGS 

1. "Border"

2. "Weightless"

3. "The Possession of Hannah Grace"

 

 

QUICK TAKE

A different kind of Santa is zooming through the streaming world as Kurt Russell stars in "The Christmas Chronicles" on Netflix.

 

Sleigh crash: From director Clay Kaytis ("The Angry Birds Movie"), the new film follows the adventures of a sister and brother — Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy (Judah Lewis) — who, after crashing Santa's sleigh, work hard with the big fella and his elves to save Christmas.

Pirate Santa: This Santa is not your standard holly-jolly Claus. He sings and struts. He drives muscle cars and fronts a soul band. Russell has said that he sees this Santa as more of a pirate, flowing beard and all.

Russell's range: It's a new challenge for Russell, 67, who, after starting in Disney movies, has gone on to play Elvis and Wyatt Earp, shined in action-adventures ("Escape from New York, "Escape from L.A."), inspirational sports films ("Miracle") and the Marvel universe ("Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"). He has also beat Hollywood's odds by maintaining a long term relationship with Goldie Hawn since 1983.

 

 

TOPS AT THE BOX OFFICE 

1. "Ralph Breaks the Internet," $55.6 (new)

2. "Creed II," $35.3 (new)

3. "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch," $30.2 ($180.4 total)

4. "Fantastic Beasts/Grindelwald," $29.6 ($117)

5. "Bohemian Rhapsody," $13.8 ($152)

(In millions; boxofficemojo.com)

 

 

TRENDING

"The Big Lebowski"

The Coen brothers' bizarre and hilarious film about rug retrieval, bowling, White Russians and mistaken identity, was not a smash when it was first released in 1998. But it has grown in popularity ever since, with Jeff Bridges as the beloved and bedraggled Dude. The Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights will present three 20th anniversary screenings this weekend: 9:30 p.m. and Midnight Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. More info: www.clevelandcinemas.com.

 

 

NEW ON NETFLIX

1. "Pocoyo: Season 4"

2. "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding" (Friday)

3. "The World is Yours" (Friday)

4. "Death by Magic" (Friday)

5. "F is for Family: Season 3" (Friday)


 

ON THE COVER

Will Ferrell's Buddy the Elf costume from the 2003 film "Elf" is on display at Castle Noel in Medina. [Jeff Lange/ABJ/Ohio.com correspondent]