Kold x Windy (WeTV) Rated NR

A hip-hop and drill star tries to build a better life for her son in Chicago. Starring Sh’Kia, Nijah Brenea, and Fred Thomas Jr. 

This show is brilliantly written. I was pleasantly surprised by the writing. The characters are interesting. The only problem I had was that the main character isn’t as wonderful as she could be. She struggles with bad decisions. Bad decisions from such a smart girl don’t make much sense. That is where it falls short. The casting is brilliant, and the realistic lifestyle of Chicago’s hip-hop scene is gritty and real. This isn’t something I would watch, and it’s not something that pulls me in. Even though the show is wonderful, it’s not worth the watch. 

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Training Day (CBS) Rated TV-14

Training Day follows a rookie cop with a corrupt officer as they fight crime with questionable methods. Starring Bill Paxton, Justin Cornwell, and Katrina Law.

I love Paxton and he’s great in this show; although, Cornwell is not cast well against him. The show has an interesting twist as Cornwell’s character is going undercover to watch Paxton’s character. I just really struggled to get into this series; it’s rather dark and gritty. The show does have issues with tone and script. It’s hard to follow these characters or take sides if they don’t do more than tell us who they are. It’s a show that doesn’t know if it’s a comedy or drama, and the writing is so bad that you can’t even suspend your disbelief. Yes, it’s in a fictional timeline, but that doesn’t excuse the illogical police work. This show is not worth the watch.

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MILF Manor (TLC) Rated TV-14

A group of middle age women who love to date younger men gets together on this reality show, but the twist is that the younger men are their sons. Starring April Jayne, Charlene DeCicco, and Shannan Diggs.

This show leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and it’s one that should not be on TV. I get it, the contestant isn’t dating her own son but another contestant’s, but this still makes my stomach turn. It’s also quite obvious that most of the contestants are uncomfortable with it as well – most just show it through body language and expressions. Then you have the contestants trying to make the most of it by being way over the top with aggression toward the opposite sex. These boys look so much like babies alongside the women that it’s just disgusting to watch. None of the contestants look like they want to be there. It’s like the producers were thinking how cringe-worthy can we go? In my book, when they introduced the men – yuck! This is not worth the watch. 

 

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New This Week in Theaters, January 26, 2023

 

Close (2022) - IMDb Close (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, January 27
Starring: Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne 

The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys Leo and Remi suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie, Rémi’s mother. “Close” is a film about friendship and responsibility.

Maybe I Do (2023) - IMDb Maybe I Do (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, January 27
Starring: Kevin D. Benton, Luke Bracey, Setty Brosevelt 

Michelle and Allen are in a relationship. They decide to invite their parents to finally meet about marriage. Turns out, the parents already know one another well, which leads to some differing opinions about marriage.

Distant (dvd)(2022) : Target Distant (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, January 27
Starring: Anthony Ramos, Naomi Scott, Kristofer Hivju

It follows an asteroid miner who, after crash-landing on an alien planet, must make his way across the harsh terrain, running out of oxygen, hunted by strange creatures, to the only other survivor.

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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Throwing Shade (TVLand) Rated TV-14

A late-night talk show hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi based on their Funny Or Die podcast. Starring Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi, and Maxwell Hamilton.

This talk show runs in Funny Or Die format. For the most part, the show doesn’t realize its audience. It premiered right after the election of President Trump, and the left seemed to think that he was a monster, at least that is what the jokes say. It should give them a tell when over half the country voted for the man they’re making jokes about. The jokes aren’t funny. and to make it worse, there’s nothing truthful about them. They’re just trying to make the side that voted for Trump out to be the bad people, or not very smart. Well, I think they are pretty smart not to watch this show. This is one of the worst on TV. The timing of it just made it bomb all the more. This show makes TVland into a channel not worth watching. It’s not worth the watch.

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TMZ Presents: Lamar Odom: Sex, Drugs & Kardashians (2023) Rated NR

Harvey Levin interviews Lamar Odom on his life of sex, drugs, and being married to a Kardashian. Starring Harvey Levin and Lamar Odom.

Levin does a good job at choosing to interview celebrities of interest about their lives. He interviews Odom after he has survived a near-death experience due to drugs. Levin, almost like a Barbara Walters special, asks questions about Odom’s life without really getting to the deep stuff where we would find real answers. Odom, on the other hand, seems uncomfortable being there and talking about his past. To make it worse, Odom doesn’t even admit to anything about the day that he overdosed on drugs. It makes me wonder if he is truly on the upswing of his life. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s still using. Levin doesn’t interview anyone else – just Odom about the different events in his life. This special is not worth the watch. 

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The World Is Not Enough (1999) Rated PG-13

James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot while protecting an heiress from her kidnapper. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, and Robert Carlyle.

This isn’t the worst Bond film I’ve seen. I rather like Brosnan, as Bond. He is the eponym of who Bond is: suave, debonair, and daring. While Brosnan personified Bond, the script was lackluster. It had its moments, but the action sequences just didn’t have enough pizazz to make you go wow. The characters also fall short. Carlyle wasn’t able to make his character stand out. I struggled with Denise Richards as the choice for the Bond girl. She did what a Bond girl is there to do, be smart and beautiful, but she was uninteresting and wrongly cast in her role. This Bond film is not worth a watch.

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New This Week on DVD, January 24, 2023

 

 

 Violent Night (R)

When a group of mercenaries attack the estate of a wealthy family, Santa Claus must step in to save the day (and Christmas). Starring David Harbour, John Leguizamo, Beverly D’Angelo 

 Nova: Crypto Decoded (TV-PG)

Unraveling the social and technological underpinnings of cryptocurrency, from bitcoin to NFTs. Starring Joe Barnett

 Ultraman Max: The Complete Series (TV-Y7)

In the very first episode a strange visitor from space notices Toma’s bravery when the young man risks his own life to help save a lost little boy from danger. The alien gives Toma the power to become the mighty superhero Ultraman Max, a towering red and silver giant 40 meters tall. When two gigantic monsters threaten the world, Toma uses his new powers to destroy them. Starring Sota Aoyama, Kai Shishido, Hitomi Hasebe 

 Inside The Black Box Series (NR)

Inside the Black Box spotlights the world’s greatest Black artists within the entertainment industry. Starring Joe Morton, Tracey Moore, Jamie Dion

 Chesapeake Shores: The Complete Series (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 Meghan Ory, Barbara Niven, Laci J Mailey 

 Gigantosaurus Season 2: Adventures Of Team Dino (TV-Y)

Four curious young dinosaur friends explore the mystery of Gigantosaurus, the largest, fiercest dinosaur of all, as they face their individual fears and work together to solve problems during their many adventures. Based on the book ‘Gigantosaurus’ by Jonny Duddle. Starring Dylan Schombing, Áine Sunderland, Nahanni Mitchell 

 Nova: Nazca Desert Mystery (TV-PG)

Discoveries of long-hidden lines and figures etched into the Peruvian desert offer new clues to the origins and purpose behind the Nazca Lines. Starring Mercer Boffey

 Rock Dog 3: Battle The Beat (TV-Y)

When the young performers on a music contest show admit they have never heard of Angus Scattergood, Bodi is compelled to join the show to restore the Rock Legend’s good name. Starring Graham Hamilton, Ashleigh Ball, Andrew Francis 

 Colosseum (TV-14)

It showcases the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the Colosseum, one of the most exhilarating and brutal arenas in the history of humanity. Starring Campbell Scott, Robert R. Cargill, Alexander Mariotti 

 Dynasty (TV-14)

Follows two of America’s wealthiest families as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. Starring Elizabeth Gillies, Rafael de la Fuente, Robert Christopher Riley 

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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Floribama Murders (Oxygen) Rated NR

This series centers on the region between the Florida-Alabama border, where there are a number of murders committed. Starring Cheree Edwards, Ricky Herring, and Sergio Ambriz.

This is like any other docuseries around true crime. They have talking heads of investigators, family members, and friends discussing the crime. Some of the crimes are interesting and others not. The series starts with a discussion of the area that is considered “Floribama” and how and why it is considered to be a hotbed of crime. I think this show would be more interesting if I lived in the area rather than up North; although, all crimes are intriguing. It’s not worth the watch. 

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The Michaels (2014) Rated NR

A divorce lawyer goes on a series of dates with guys named Michael because she believes her destiny is to marry one. Starring Larisa Oleynik, Brant Daugherty, and Elliott Gould.

The premise of the film is one that has been done before. What romance hasn’t had a girl trying to live out what she envisioned for her life? So, the premise is fun, but it really isn’t one of the best films. It is very inconsistent with the script. It has the boyfriend texting and then blindfolding his girlfriend, which doesn’t make sense. Another inconsistency is when she’s told to be at the fountain at nine, but she’s there at eight and looks at her watch twice and it’s still eight. Surprising, or not, I also figured out the ending before it arrived. This film is so poorly written, no wonder it is a TV movie. You can’t even get into the story because it doesn’t make any sense; thus, the film is not worth the watch.

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