Scream: The TV Series (MTV) Rated TV-14

An anthology series follows a group of teenagers who are targeted by a masked serial killer. Starring Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and John Karna.

I was not over-impressed with this series. For me, the series needs work. The characters all seem too old for the age group that they’re representing. They don’t act like teenagers, and where are the parents? Seriously, showrunners, if you make a show with teenagers, there needs to be an adult around somewhere. The show relies on gore rather than fear. Then you have the social media aspect that really distinguishes  the television show from the movie. The plot of the show and the killer don’t really make sense. This show is not worth a watch.

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Lucy Worsley’s Christmas Carol Odyssey (2019) Rated NR

Lucy Worsley takes a walk through the history of Christmas carols, from pagan rituals to religious conflicts and how they represent our history. Starring Lucy Worsley.

Lucy Worsley is brilliant in combining the historical past with how we see the carols now. I’ve always enjoyed learning where a song comes from, and carols are the mix match of a number of things, making them what we sing today. They also represent some of the culture and political times from when they were written and how they have changed over the years. This is a special that is worth a watch.

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October Sky (1999) Rated PG

The true story of Homer Hickam, who was inspired by Sputnik, and went into rocketry. Based on the book Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, and Laura Dern.

This is a typical story of a small-town boy who is inspired by the thought that there is more outside of the town he grew up in. He faces friends and family who are against his dreams and others who surround him with encouragement. It’s a story that tells us that we can overcome all obstacles in order to achieve what we set out to do. This film is a light drama without much action. The story just unfolds and isn’t forced. The acting was wonderful. It’s just a wonderful, lighthearted film that is worth a watch.

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New This Week in Theaters, January 23, 2020

Image result for The Gentlemen The Gentlemen (R)
Opens on Friday, January 24
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong

A British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.

Image result for The Last Full Measure The Last Full Measure (R)
Opens on Friday, January 24
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Bradley Whitford

Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. (“Pits”) is awarded the nation’s highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

Image result for Run 2019 poster Run (NR)
Opens on Friday, January 24
Starring: Sarah Paulson, Pat Healy, Bradley Sawatzky, Erik Athavale

A home schooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

Image result for The Turning 2019 The Turning (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, January 24
Starring: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Karen Egan

A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A modern take on Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw”.

Image result for Panga Panga (NR)
Opens on Friday, January 24
Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Jassie Gill, Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta

Panga is inspired from the life of a national level Kabbadi player from India. It follows her triumphs, struggle and overcoming of stereotypes. It shows how important the love and support of your family is for you to be successful.

Image result for Zombi Child Zombi Child (NR)
Opens on Friday, January 24
Starring: Louise Labeque, Wislanda Louimat, Katiana Milfort, Mackenson Bijou

Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead to work in the hell of sugar cane plantations. 55 years later, a Haitian teenager tells her friends her family secret – not suspecting that it will push one of them to commit the irreparable.

Image result for Blind Eyes Opened Blind Eyes Opened (UR)
Opens on Friday, January 24
Starring: Geoffrey Rogers

A Christian documentary diving into the sex trafficking industry in the US exposing the darkness that fuels demand, highlighting survivors’ transformations through Christ, and showing Christ as the hope for all involved.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Dare Me (USA) Rated NR

A cheerleader plots revenge on the clique that got her expelled. Based on the novel by Megan Abbott. Starring Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen F. Guardiola, and Marlo Kelly.

This show seems like it unfolds slowly, but it has little clues along the way to lead you to the answers or down the wrong path. However, it’s full of flawed characters that are hard to love or to sympathize with. The show keeps trying to make you think that there’s more there than what actually seems to be happening. The actors aren’t bad; in fact, they do make the show more interesting. I just feel that the show is so slow on unfolding the mystery that it makes the show unwatchable. It’s not worth the watch.

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Ethan Suplee

 Wilfred (2011–2014) Rated TV-MA

The story of a depressed man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor’s dog as a full grown man in a dog suit.

 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)  Rated R

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

 Remember the Titans (2000) Rated PG

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

 Blow (2001) Rated R

The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

 Brothers  (2009) Rated R

A young man comforts his older brother’s wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

 No Ordinary Family (2010–2011) Rated TV-PG

The Powells are a typical American family living in Pacific Bay, California, whose members gain special powers after their plane crashes in the Amazon.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Margot Robbie

 About Time (2013) Rated R

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Rated R

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Rated R

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Rated PG

The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.

 Peter Rabbit (2018) Rated PG

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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New This Week on DVD, January 21, 2020

 The Addams Family (PG)

The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams’ friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families. Starring Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz

 Zombieland: Double Tap (R)

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family. Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone

 Countdown (PG-13)

When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. Starring Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Eliana Bateman

 Black and Blue (R)

A rookie New Orleans police officer is forced to balance her identity as a black woman after she witnesses two corrupt cops committing murder. Starring Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo

 Pain and Glory (R)

A film director reflects on the choices he’s made as past and present come crashing down around him. Starring Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia

 Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (R)

Jay and Silent Bob return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of the ‘Bluntman and Chronic’ movie from getting made. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

 I See You (R)

Strange occurrences plague a small town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a young boy. Starring Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Judah Lewis

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Michelle Monaghan

 Gone Baby Gone (2007) Rated R

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl’s kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) Rated TV-14

The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

 The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Rated PG-13

When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

 Eagle Eye (2008) Rated PG-13

Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.

 Source Code (2011) Rated PG-13

A soldier wakes up in someone else’s body and discovers he’s part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train within 8 minutes.

Mission: Impossible III (2006) Rated PG-13

IMF Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fiancée in response.

 Unfaithful (2002) Rated R

A New York suburban couple’s marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.

 Trucker (2008) Rated R

A trucker, leading a life free of depth and on the way to nowhere, is forced to make a decision about her aggressive loner 11-year-old son whom she openly deserted ten years previously.

 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) Rated PG-13

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

 Made of Honor (2008) Rated PG-13

A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners 2020

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Parasite

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Joaquin Phoenix for Joker

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Renée Zellweger for Judy

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Laura Dern for Marriage Story

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston for The Morning Show

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

Game of Thrones

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Avengers: Endgame

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Sam Rockwell for Fosse/Verdon

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