Klepper (ComedyCentral) Rated TV-MA

Klepper goes into the real world to interview people about issues that are affecting our country. Starring Jordan Klepper, Jan Ohrstrom, and Alyssa Carson.

This show is brilliant. Klepper sets politics aside and talks about the issues at hand. It’s brilliant that the first episode is about veterans and PTSD. At first, I was a little worried that he would make fun of the veterans and how they handle PTSD, but thankfully, he doesn’t. If the next episodes are like this one, not taking sides and just listening, the show will be amazing. I’m a little nervous about future episodes and what they entail, but the first one is worth a watch.

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New This Week on DVD, June 18, 2019

 Us (R)

A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them. Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

 Wonder Park (PG)

Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. Starring Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell

 No Manches Frida 2 (R)

Zequi tries to regain Lucy’s love by bringing the school’s team to victory. Starring Martha Higareda, Omar Chaparro, Itatí Cantoral

 Hotel Mumbai (R)

The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families. Starring Amandeep Singh, Suhail Nayyar, Manoj Mehra

 The Beach Bum (R)

A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher

 Run the Race (PG)

Against the backdrop of high school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with two different world views, straining – but ultimately strengthening – the bonds of brotherhood. Starring Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Kristoffer Polaha

 Giant Little Ones (R)

Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party. Starring Josh Wiggins, Darren Mann, Taylor Hickson

 Under the Silver Lake (R)

Sam, disenchanted young man, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment’s pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre. Starring Andrew Garfield, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Deborah Geffner

 Sailor Moon Sailor Stars: Season 5, Part 1 (TV-14)

A group of schoolgirls discover they are incarnations of super-powered alien princesses, and use their abilities to defend the earth. Starring Stephanie Sheh, Kotono Mitsuishi, Kate Higgins

 Eat Play Love (TV-G)

Veterinarian Dr. Carly Monroe  falls for Dan Landis, the owner of a dog shelter she frequently visits. Unfortunately, Dan is about to marry his glamorous girlfriend and move to New York City.

 Killing Eve: Season Two (TV-14)

After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked. Starring Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw

 Suits: Season Eight (TV-14)

On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City’s best lawyers. Starring Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty

 Will & Grace (The Revival): Season Two (TV-14)

Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He’s a gay lawyer, she’s a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite. Starring Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

 Patrick Melrose (TV-MA)

Based on the Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving

 Heavenly Deposit (NR)

A faithless man finds himself carrying the weight of the world until a divine experience changes his life and he cannot deny the power of God. Starring Peter Jason, John Savage, Barry Van Dyke

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Ascension (2014) Rated NR

The nature of the mission to populate a new world is questioned when a woman is murdered. Starring Tricia Helfer, Gil Bellows, and Brian Van Holt.

This show wasn’t the best. The miniseries didn’t develop the characters, the acting was poor, and the story wasn’t that interesting. The show was just slow moving, and it didn’t pull me in. As the story unfolds, there become big plot holes that are unexplained, causing the viewer to wonder what the point is. Also, the show doesn’t do well at explaining the science fiction aspect of the movie. Even the twist doesn’t make the film interesting. This miniseries is not worth a watch.

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Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses (2019) Rated TV-14

A collection of stories from the survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. Starring Fred W. Friendly.

This TV movie was interesting to watch as the survivors and liberators talk about the scenes that they come across following the genocide of the Holocaust. It’s amazing that these men and women were able to talk about the things they saw while liberating the people in the camps during the Holocaust. The documentary includes interviews with survivors and videos from the actual liberation archive films. This short documentary reminds us never to forget the past or what people can do to each other. This is a film worth a watch.

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Mr. St. Nick (2002) Rated NR

King Nicholas XX is preparing to retire and pass on his legacy to his son, Nick St Nicholas. Only his son is a no-show and prefers his lifestyle and girlfriend. Will Christmas be saved? Starring Kelsey Grammer, Elaine Hendrix, and Brian Bedford.

This film is rather disappointing. It could have been a fun holiday flick, but I think the casting just didn’t mesh with the script. Each century, the next generation’s Santa takes over the family business; except the new Santa struggles with accepting and wanting the job. The script calls for funny scenes, but they just come off as cringe-worthy. Charles Durning, who plays the older St. Nick, plays the jolly guy perfectly, but I just couldn’t get over Grammer as St. Nick the younger. This film is not worth a watch.

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Life After: Chernobyl (2016) Rated NR

Two scientists go into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to check the animal life surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, where the worst nuclear accident in history happened 30 years ago. Starring Tim Mousseau, Rob Nelson, and Mary-Ann Ochota.

This show is really much of a documentary on life after Chernobyl. Here we have a couple of scientists supposedly going into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – not fully covered and with little scientific investigation. I do find it humorous that the scientists are fully covered in hazmat, but the other scientists around them are not. Mostly the show is a sightseeing expedition of the animals and plants that surround the area. They do talk about the effects of the radiation on the animals, but it’s not scientifically proven. This film is not worth a watch.

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New This Week in Theaters, June 13, 2019

Image result for Men in Black: International Men in Black: International (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, Jun 14
Starring: Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Image result for Shaft Shaft (R)
Opens on Friday, Jun 14
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall

John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.

Image result for Vault 2019 movie Vault (R)
Opens on Friday, Jun 14
Starring: Theo Rossi, Clive Standen, Samira Wiley

Vault tells a story about a group of small time criminals in 1975 who attempt to pull off the biggest heist in American history; stealing over $30 million from the Mafia in the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island.

Image result for The Dead Don't Die The Dead Don’t Die (R)
Opens on Friday, Jun 14
Starring: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Image result for American Woman 2019 movie American Woman (R)
Opens on Friday, Jun 14
Starring: Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Sienna Miller, Amy Madigan

A woman raises her young grandson after her daughter goes missing.

Image result for 5B movie 5B (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, Jun 14
Starring: Alison Moed Paolercio, Cliff Morrison, David Denmark, Mary Magee

Documentary about the staff and patients of San Francisco General Hospital’s AIDS ward during the early years of the epidemic.

Image result for Remember Amnesia Remember Amnesia (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, Jun 14
Starring: Lisa Ann Walter, Tovah Feldshuh, Curtiss Cook

A US-based Physician from India loses his memory during an accident while visiting India and as his memory comes back, he can’t remember whether he has killed his wife.

Image result for Being Frank 2019 Being Frank (NR)
Opens on Friday, Jun 14
Starring: Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Danielle Campbell, Jim Gaffigan

A normal father’s family life is turned upside down when his son discovers he has another family.

Image result for Hampstead 2019 movie Hampstead (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, Jun 14
Starring: Diane Keaton, Hugh Skinner, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton

An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.

Image result for In the Aisles In the Aisles (NR)
Opens on Friday, Jun 14
Starring: Sandra Hüller, Franz Rogowski, Peter Kurth, Henning Peker

Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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A Royal Christmas (2014) Rated TV-G

Prince Leopold wants to marry his love, a seamstress from Philadelphia, but his mother has other ideas. Starring Lacey Chabert, Stephen Hagan, and Jane Seymour.

This story just doesn’t seem that believable. The girlfriend is very ignorant of the traditions or knowledge of her boyfriend’s family. Jane Seymour’s character just is the worst – trying to stop the couple from getting married, and in the end, there’s seem to be too much of a change around for the story to flow. Then you have the couple that, as per most romances, do not communicate. The film just uses Christmas as the backdrop – it’s not used for the plot in any way. This is one Hallmark movie that I just can’t say is worth a watch.

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Isabelle (2018) Rated NR

A young couple excited about starting a family struggles with an evil spirit that wants to take over their lives. Starring Amanda Crew, Adam Brody, and Zoë Belkin.

This film doesn’t make any sense, or it isn’t explained well. I don’t think this is a spoiler, but at the end, the story goes back in time, and there is no explanation to that. Then you have the burial where there are just the three family members, and the priest is the same one from the hospital. Is this the only person of faith they know? That’s too strange. It’s strange that the funeral only has the three family members, especially since the sister has already visited – why wouldn’t she come? Then you have the husband who is repeatedly told how to handle the situation and refuses to listen to the advice, which of course makes the situation worse. This film is not worth the watch.

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A Christmas Mystery (2014) Rated TV-PG

A reporter learns that her mother has been receiving Christmas cards from a secret admirer and decides to find out who he is. Starring Esmé Bianco, Ryan Bittle, and John Ratzenberger.

This film is very poorly written. The premise is interesting, but the story just lacks in all aspects. There are plot holes and not a lot of intrigue. The acting isn’t the greatest either – the characters lack depth, which again points to the writing, but the actors can’t seem to overcome this obstacle. They never make these characters into people that we can identify with or sympathize with. This film is not worth a watch.

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