Ryan Hurst


 Saving Private Ryan (1998) Rated R

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

 The Walking Dead (2010– ) Rated TV-MA

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

 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.

 Wings (1990–1997) Rated TV-PG

Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

 Bates Motel (2013–2017) Rated TV-MA

A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.

 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.

 Rango (2011) Rated PG

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

 The Postman (1997) Rated R

A nameless drifter dons a postman’s uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.

Synpsis by IMDB.

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Halt and Catch Fire (AMC) Rated TV-14

Set in the 1980s when the personal computer is on the rise, a group of visionaries, engineers, and prodigies navigate the rise and fall of their personal lives and careers. Starring Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, and Mackenzie Davis.

This show pulls you into the lives of the people who helped change the way that we live. This is a fictional take on the lives of those visionaries, but it provides a glimpse of what those lives would have looked like going from the garage to taking on the technology world. The show is very character driven. It has some technobabble, but it’s mostly in a language that doesn’t go over your head. This show brings you into the world of technology, making it worth a watch.

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New This Week on DVD, March 19, 2019

 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. Starring Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld

 Mary Poppins Returns (PG)

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw

 Pawparazzi (G)

London Bridges, a fast rising Hollywood starlet, with her pampered Pomeranian Latte in tow, arrives on location for “There Will Be Oil” to see that she won’t be receiving the star treatment she is used to. Starring Sara Fletcher, Russell Bradley Fenton, Richard Riehle

 Nova: Apollo’s Daring Mission (TV-PG)

Astronauts and engineers of Apollo 8 explain the inside story of the first mission to circumnavigate the moon. Starring Frank Borman, James Lovell, William Anders

Chesapeake Shores: Season 3 (TV-PG)

A young woman returns to her hometown to help save her sister’s failing inn, where she contends with memories and faces from her past. Starring Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Barbara Niven

 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again (NR)

The Postables discover a vase with a letter inside and must find the vase’s owner. The vase’s origin is suspicious and the Postables will have to decide whether to do what is right or what is legal. Starring Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe

 The Russell Girl (PG)

Sarah Russell, a 23-year-old aspiring medical school student, visits her family to share some important news but instead finds herself confronting a difficult period from her past. Starring Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Ehle, Henry Czerny

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Widows (2018) Rated R

A group of widows left by their criminal significant others with a debt that needs repaid band together to do one last job. Starring Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, and Jon Bernthal.

The film starts as a traditional crime drama. It makes you think it has nothing new. The film has a hard time figuring out what it is with a mixture of crime, politics, and sexism. None of the storylines are fleshed out. The main story that I think should have been fleshed out is the Rawlings relationship. That story isn’t as developed as it should be; it also should have been the focus of the film – not the politics or crime. The actors are all wonderful; although, they don’t give Neeson much character development. It’s a story that twists and turns as it unfolds, and it doesn’t really come together until the second act, making this film worth a watch.

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Gang Related (FOX) Rated TV-14

When a top detective’s past comes back to haunt him, he must come to terms with which side he’ll be on patrolling the streets. Starring Ramon Rodriguez, Jay Hernandez, and RZA.

This show doesn’t seem to know where it’s going. The first episode made it difficult to know which side any of these characters are on. I know they were planning on the characters being ambiguous, but I also had no idea who to root for. The show is inconsistent with the acting and the writing. It also has too many clichés and stereotypes. The show might get better, but I don’t think that there is anything here worth saving, making the show not worth a watch.

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A Star is Born (2018) Rated R

A musician helps a young star rise as his career is derailed by age and alcoholism. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliott.

This film is enjoyable to watch as the two fall in love; the chemistry between Gaga and Cooper was palpable. What frustrated me about this film was the plot holes. There are moments that don’t flow as nicely or smoothly as they could. Although, you still get the gut punch with the ending and the overall feeling of the film. It’s got the story that pulls you in and the chemistry between the actors despite the fact that I felt Bradley Cooper’s performance is overdone at times. The positives far outweigh the negatives throughout the film, making it worth a watch.


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Seduced by Evil (2019) Rated NR

A film about Derek Alldred, a man who seduced 27 women and swindled them out of thousands of dollars. Starring Cindi Pardini, Wendy Harvey, Kimberly, JoAnn Venhuizen, Linda Dyas, Kimberly Nelson, Missi Brandt, Dorie Watkins, and Tracie Cooper-Cunningham.

This is a documentary about Derek Allred, who swindled countless women out of their money. He was a conman who pretended to be someone that women would be attracted to, and then, he would steal their credit cards. He was a mastermind in his thievery, but the women he swindled weren’t stupid and banded together to bring him to justice. This documentary is based on the interviews of the victims, the law enforcement, and the women who stood up to the man who conned them. This is a film worth watching.

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New This Week in Theaters, March 14, 2019

Image result for Captive State Captive State (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Machine Gun Kelly, KiKi Layne, John Goodman

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents.

Image result for Wonder Park Wonder Park (PG)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson

Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

Image result for Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase 2019 poster Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (PG)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Sophia Lillis, Laura Wiggins, Andrea Anders

A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve a mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community.

Image result for Five Feet Apart Five Feet Apart (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Claire Forlani, Moises Arias

A pair of teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in lov

Image result for The Mustang The Mustang (R)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Connie Britton, Josh Stewart, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruce Dern

MUSTANG tells the story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

Image result for Never Grow Old 2019 Never Grow Old (R)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: John Cusack, Emile Hirsch, Paul Reid

An Irish undertaker profits when outlaws take over a peaceful American frontier town, but his family comes under threat as the death toll rises.

Image result for No Manches Frida 2 No Manches Frida 2 (NR)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Martha Higareda, Omar Chaparro, Itatí Cantoral, Aarón Díaz

When the seemingly reformed ex-con Zequi is about to marry the love of his life, the lovably nerdy Lucy, wedding day jitters turn into a full blown fiasco and Lucy calls the wedding off. Meanwhile, the school finds itself in deep trouble and the gang heads to the water to compete in the tournament of their lives. Once they’re all seaside, Lucy runs into her high school sweetheart Mario, whom since she last saw him has transformed into a smoking hot hunk. He’s coach of the opposing squad and Zequi finds himself a rival in more than one competition. Now he has to pull out all the stops to wrangle in his rowdy kids, win Lucy back, and in case that wasn’t enough, save the school from shutting down by leading Frida High to victory.

Image result for The Aftermath The Aftermath (R)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Martin Compston

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

Image result for The Hummingbird Project 2019 The Hummingbird Project (R)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando

A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.

Image result for Ash Is Purest White Ash Is Purest White (NR)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi’nan Diao, Xiaogang Feng

A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

Related image Faith, Hope & Love (PG)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Peta Murgatroyd, Robert Krantz, Michael Richards, Corbin Bernsen

Faith, a recent divorcee, enters a dance contest to save her dance studio, where she meets Jimmy and starts rediscovering her faith and dreams.

Image result for Der Mann aus dem Eis Der Mann aus dem Eis (NR)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Jürgen Vogel, André Hennicke, Susanne Wuest, Sabin Tambrea

The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab’s responsibility to be the keeper of the group’s holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked. The members of the tribe are brutally murdered, among them Kelab’s wife and son, only one newborn survives – and Tineka is gone. Blinded by pain and fury, Kelab is out for one thing alone – vengeance. The pursuit of the murderers is shaping up to be quite an odyssey for Kelab. He fights for the infant’s survival and against the forces of nature. And a fatal error even turns Kelab from hunter to hunted. On top of all that, the loneliness causes Kelab to doubt his actions more and more. When Kelab finally faces the murderers of his clan, his greatest challenge will be not to become a murderer himself. – Ötzi – The Iceman is one of the oldest and most well-known mummies in the world.

Image result for Yardie Yardie (NR)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, Aml Ameen, Rayon McLean

Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D, who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread. D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox. Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne, and his daughter who he’s not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow “the righteous path”, he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution – a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico.

Image result for Finding Steve McQueen Finding Steve McQueen (R)
Opens on Friday, March 15
Starring: Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, William Fichtner, Forest Whitaker

In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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At Middleton (2013) Rated R

Two parents fall in love as they do a college tour for their kids. Starring Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga, and Taissa Farmiga.

This is one of those cute romance movies. We have two parents that spend the day enjoying the college experience and fall in love. We follow them as they spend the time talking to each other. It’s a realistic romance that could happen to anyone. I enjoyed the banter between Garcia and Farmiga; both are excellent actors, and together they’re just a joy to watch. At times, you may think the children and the adults have switched sides, but I think that most parents are trying to show the children to see another side of life. This is one of those fun-to-watch romantic comedies, and it’s worth a watch.

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Studio 54 (2018) Rated TV-MA

A documentary that covers the rise and fall of Studio 54, a disco club in Manhattan. Starring Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and Liza Minnelli.

This documentary interviews the people that surround the club, bartenders, security, publicity managers, and Ian Schrager, co-owner of Studio 54. Schrager’s interviews give us the backstory of the beginning of the club to the downfall of the club. Of course, Schrager doesn’t divulge all the information about certain events with Studio 54. It’s one of the best documentaries about the studio I’ve seen. It’s a documentary that is interesting and worth a watch.

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