New movies and TV: ‘By the Sea,' 'Spotlight,' '2 Broke Girls' and more

From new series to memorable guest stars and the film releases that will have you racing to the theatre, Hello! Canada’s weekly report on buzz-worthy movies and TV shows is your all-access guide to the big and small screen.

This week, Rachel McAdams leads an A-list team of journalists played by Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton in the chilling investigative drama Spotlight. Also, 15 years after they last shared the screen in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reunite in By the Sea. On DVD, Amy Schumer is a Trainwreck and Sir Ian McKellen gives sleuthing a whirl in Mr. Holmes.

On the small-screen, the ambitious and persistent duo of Max and Caroline ( Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs) bake up more laughs in the fifth season of 2 Broke Girls while Elizabeth Banks drops by Saturday Night Live and deceit and debauchery reign supreme in the return of The Royals.

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Based on true events, Spotlight tells the story of a group of brave Boston Globe journalists who investigate child abuse allegations brought against the Catholic Church in the early 2000s. At this year's Toronto International Film Festival, Rachel McAdams, who plays Sacha Pfeiffer, addressed the importance of bringing real-life journalism to the big screen, claiming that you can never hear enough about the events that are happening throughout the world. "It’s easy to forget these things," she said, adding, "I think for the investigative reporting side of it, it’s really a dying art to take years to bring together. They’re not glamorous.”


Even though Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are busy parents of six, they always make time to share their love of storytelling. After taking turns tackling projects like Unbroken and Fury, the couple were inclined to mix business with pleasure in the new drama By the Sea. Angelina wears three hats in the film, acting as director, writer and leading lady alongside her husband. The pair play a married couple who travel to France to try and save their marriage only to discover that you can't leave your problems behind.


Mr. Holmes: Ian McKellen is the latest thespian to take a turn playing famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Nearing the end of his career, the aging sleuth races to solve a case before his memories and mind fail him.

Trainwreck:The idea of monogamy doesn't appeal to thirty-something Amy (played by Amy Schumer) until a handsome doctor (Bill Hader) comes along and changes her mind.


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Waitresses-turned-entrepenuers Max and Caroline have been fighting to stay financially afloat for five seasons now, leading viewers to wonder if they will ever be in the black. Actress Kat Dennings was tight-lipped about her character's future during a sit-down on Late Night with Seth Meyers, but did share her theory on how Max would handle a windfall. "I think she would just go insane and buy like 30 cars ... and then would have no good, but just like a lot of cars." The season premiere sees the girls use their creativity to save the diner while upstairs neighbour Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge) shares some exciting news.


Saturday Night Live(Nov. 14, Global/NBC): First-time host Elizabeth Banks brings her quirky comedy to the late night sketch series with musical guest Disclosure and special guest Lorde taking the stage to perform their hit song "Magnets."

The Royals(season two premiere Nov. 15, E): Now that the fictional British monarchy has a new king, how will the rest of the royal family adapt to their new roles and standings in the line of succession?

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