Lights Out with David Spade (ComedyCentral) Rated NR

David Spade talks about pop culture and current events from the social media point of view. Starring David Spade, John Farley, and Moshe Kasher.

David brings on a panel of celebrities and comedians that talk through the pop culture and current events that make headlines on social media. I was not impressed. I’ve never really enjoyed Spade’s type of comedy. The show attempts to be humorous but doesn’t give us any jokes. The comedians and jokes come off as disreputable and vulgar, which is quintessential Spade. Also, do we really need more commentary on what social media is talking about? There are far more interesting things in the world. This show is not worth a watch.

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Blended (2014) Rated PG-13

A man and a woman have a bad first date but reconnect at a family resort with their respective children. Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and Kevin Nealon.

I rather thought this was a cute film, and the chemistry between Sandler and Barrymore was fun to watch. The film has a wonderful blend of comedy and moments that bring on the feels. It’s a film that does a great job of keeping it real with blended families. But don’t let that fool you – it does have a pat and dry storyline that make you wish it were that easy to raise children. This film is worth a watch.

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New This Week in Theaters, August 22, 2019

Image result for Angel Has Fallen movie poster Angel Has Fallen (R)
Opens on Friday, August 23
Starring: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett Smith

Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Image result for Overcomer movie poster Overcomer (PG)
Opens on Friday, August 23
Starring: Alex Kendrick, Kendrick Cross, Holly A. Morris, Shari Rigby

This movie will unpack a pivotal issue in the life of students and adults alike.

Image result for Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles movie poster 2019 Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, August 23
Starring: Michael Bernardi, Jerry Bock, Danny Burstein, Ted Chapin

The origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when “tradition” was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.

Image result for Brittany Runs a Marathon movie poster 2019 Brittany Runs a Marathon (R)
Opens on Friday, August 23
Starring: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh, Alice Lee

A woman living in New York takes control of her life- one block at a time.

Image result for Ready or Not movie poster 2019 Ready or Not (R)
Opens on Friday, August 23
Starring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny

A bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Image result for Jawline movie poster 2019 Jawline (NR)
Opens on Friday, August 23
Starring: Austyn Tester, Michael Weist

The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.

Image result for Vita & Virginia movie poster 2019 Vita & Virginia (NR)
Opens on Friday, August 23
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones

It’s the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.

Image result for Becoming Burlesque movie poster 2019 Becoming Burlesque (NR)
Opens on Friday, August 23
Starring: Shiva Negar, Elise Bauman, Alli Chung, Alex Harrouch

Despite her uncle encouraging her to adopt a more traditional lifestyle, a young Muslim college student secretly joins a Toronto burlesque troupe.

Image result for Freaks movie poster 2019 Freaks (R)
Opens on Friday, August 23
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Kolker, Amanda Crew

A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control.

Image result for Give Me Liberty movie poster Give Me Liberty (NR)
Opens on Friday, August 23
Starring: Lauren ‘Lolo’ Spencer, Chris Galust, Maxim Stoyanov, Darya Ekamasova

In this freewheeling comedy, medical transport driver Vic risks his job to shuttle a group of rowdy seniors and a Russian boxer to a funeral, dragging clients like Tracy, a young woman with ALS, along for the ride.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Cupcake Championship (Food) Rated TV-G

Four cupcake designers battle it out for cupcake supremacy and a $10,000 prize. Starring Amirah Kassem, and Kardea Brown.

This show is not the best cupcake design competition program. I amazed at how unspectacular the cupcakes are. The judges are not that interesting – except maybe Maureen McCormick as the celebrity judge. She would be the reason to watch the show. The host is uninteresting. This is a rather bland competition show that brings nothing new to the genre. Although, I’m pleasantly surprised by McCormick making the show worth a watch.

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My New Best Friend (2015) Rated TV-PG

A hard-nosed K-9 cop befriends a girl whose mother is seriously ill; along the way, they both discover the family they never knew they needed. Starring James Denton, Lilah Fitzgerald, and Laura Mennell.

This film is rather depressing despite the film being a family movie. First off, the cop seems to be the most irresponsible cop I’ve seen. He meets a little girl whose mother is seriously ill and running away from an abusive husband. The little girl is precocious and is trying desperately not to be sent to an orphanage. Of course, the film involves dogs of all sorts. The music that plays in the background gives you mixed messages on what you should feel. This is a family film, but it deals with very adult themes that younger children might struggle with. This film is not worth a watch.

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Dead Like Me (Showtime) Rated TV-14

After being killed by a falling toilet, Georgia (George) becomes a grim reaper that rescues souls before they die. Starring Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, and Jasmine Guy.

I love this show. You can’t take it too seriously, but I love the cynical George. The show has a unique story with characters that learn and grow. George is cynical and fights with authority, but once she dies, she learns to live. The dialogue is dark comedy at it’s finest with great humor and drama. The characters all learn and grow, but George must accomplish the most to figure out life after death. The chemistry between the characters just makes you love them all the more and the camaraderie just brings you into their world. This is one show that is worth a watch.

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New This Week on DVD, August 20, 2019

 The Hustle (PG-13)

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the men who have wronged them. Starring Timothy Simons, Rebel Wilson, Douggie McMeekin

 A Dog’s Journey (PG)

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. Starring Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Kathryn Prescott

 Brightburn (R)

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? Starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn

 The Sun is Also a Star (PG-13)

A hopeless romantic ambivalent about his future in medical school falls for a hard-luck young woman who doesn’t believe in love. Starring Yara Shahidi, Anais Lee, Charles Melton

 The Biggest Little Farm (PG)

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Starring John Chester, Molly Chester, Matthew Pilachowski

 The Tomorrow Man (PG-13)

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love. Starring John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil

 Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season (TV-14)

After five years presumed dead, rich playboy billionaire Oliver Queen returns after his father’s yacht sinks in a storm, where he drifts into an island and trains with other people stuck on the deadly island. Then he returns home to Starling City to right the wrongs his father made, armed with just a bow and arrows, with allies by his side. Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards

 Blue Bloods: The Ninth Season (TV-14)

Revolves around a family of New York cops. Starring Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

 NCIS: New Orleans – The Fifth Season (TV-14)

A spin-off of NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service about the local field office of NCIS that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Special Agent Dwayne Pride’s team is at its best. Starring Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich

 Star Wars Resistance: Season One (TV-Y7)

Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot for the Resistance, is tasked with a top secret mission to investigate the First Order, a growing threat in the galaxy. Starring Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Josh Brener

 Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Six (TV-14)

Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt. Starring Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Andre Braugher

 The Bureau: Season 4 (TV-MA)

After six years of undercover work in Syria, French intelligence officer Malotru returns home, where he struggles to forget his undercover identity, train a young recruit, and investigate when a colleague disappears in Algeria. Starring Mathieu Kassovitz, Florence Loiret Caille, Sara Giraudeau

 American Gods: Season 2 (TV-MA)

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself “Wednesday” and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow’s life and past. Starring Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover

 The Walking Dead: The Complete Ninth Season (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. Starring Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Andrew Lincoln

 I am Patrick Swayze (NR)

An inside look at the life of Patrick Swayze as told by the people who knew him best. Starring Sam Elliott, Lori Petty, Jennifer Grey

Image result for National Geographic: Howie Mandel's Animals Doing Things Season Two National Geographic: Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things Season Two (NR)

Dive paws first into wild, funny and outrageous animal videos with Howie Mandel! On HOWIE MANDEL’S ANIMALS DOING THINGS, Howie Mandel voices a laugh out loud tour of hilarious, rarely seen animal videos shot by animal lovers around the world. With Howie Mandel running the show and animal experts chiming in with jaw-dropping animal kingdom insights, you never know what you’ll see next! Starring Howie Mandel, ‘The Cat Whisperer’ Mieshelle Nagelschneider, Jordan Schaul

Image result for National Geographic: Primal Survivor Season 4 National Geographic: Primal Survivor Season 4

Primal Survivor tracks wilderness guide and survival instructor Hazen Audel as he tackles some of mankind’s most rigorous journeys, relying on skills learned from native inhabitants. After first living with the locals to understand their way of life, he sets out on solo journeys through territories that push him to his very limits. Starring Hazen Audel

 S.W.A.T.: Season Two (TV-14)

Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly-trained unit that’s the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles. Starring Shemar Moore, Alex Russell, Lina Esco

Synopsis by IMDB.

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12 Monkeys (SYFY) Rated TV-14

12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler from a post-apocalyptic future, who is on a mission to find the source of the deadly plague that nearly destroyed the world. Starring Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, and Barbara Sukowa.

This is not the film version of 12 Monkeys. The film is amazing. I’m still in awe of the film, but because they had to stretch the story out, this show is slow and expands on the story. The show adds more antagonists against the hero. I didn’t like the new crazy woman that they added in place of Brad Pitt’s character in the movie. I found the show interesting, but it just didn’t pull me back into the world. However, this show is still worth a watch.

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Dwight in Shining Armor (BYUtv) Rated NR

Dwight is a 21st-century teen who stumbles upon and awakens a gothic princess who’s been asleep for a thousand years. Starring Caitlin Carmichael, Sloane Morgan Siegel, and Joel McCrary.

This is a fun fantasy show where the medieval princess gets woken up in the current world and has to learn how to adapt. It’s a family show that’s enjoyable to watch but lacks depth. The characters don’t have much depth to them, and it isn’t very fleshed out. The show isn’t explained, and you are sure where the series will go. For the most part, the show is just a fun half-hour show of watching the characters’ antics. This show is worth a watch.

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Peter Fonda (1940-2019)

 

(1940-2019)

 

 CSI: NY (2004–2013) Rated TV-14

CSI head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.

 In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995) Rated NR

The cases and adventures of the police forces in and around Sparta, Mississippi.

 Hawaii Five-0 (2010– ) Rated TV-14

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father’s killer. The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0).

 Documentary Now! (2015– ) Rated NR

Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.

 The Blacklist (2013– ) Rated TV-14

A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

 ER (1994–2009) Rated TV-14

The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago’s County General Hospital.

 Becoming John Ford (2007) Rated NR

A documentary focusing on Ford’s time at Fox and his relationship with Darryl F. Zanuck.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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