Groundhog Day (1993) Rated PG

A weatherman doing a report on Punxsutawney Phil relives the day over and over again. Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott.

This is a quintessential suspension of disbelief film. The reason the weatherman relives the day over and over again is never explained. Although, that doesn’t detract from  film. It’s a great comedy as he learns each day what to do and what not to do to make use of the day until he gets it right. He learns to change his outlook on life and wins the woman he loves. The cast is brilliant. The filmmakers take an ordinary day, and when on repeat, you discover all the  things that make each day special. It’s a brilliant mixture of comedy, plot, and characters. This film is a legend, and it needs to be watched; it’s worth it. 

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The Exterminating Angel (1962) Rated UR

The guests at a dinner party find themselves unable to leave. Starring Silvia Pinal, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook, Jacqueline Andere, and José Baviera.

This film is surrealism at its finest. The plot and story are not really explained, and the title doesn’t have much to do with the plot. The guests of the Nóbile family, an upper middle class family, are unable to leave after dinner, and the people outside are not able to come in. Luis Buñuel both wrote and directed this film that doesn’t make much sense. He was exiled from Spain during the Spanish Civil War since he opposed the Francoist regime. While exiled he wrote this film. Some people believe it is a take from the war. Some believe this film is a masterpiece, while others believe it’s incomprehensible. I believe it is incomprehensible; nothing makes any sense and nothing is explained. Although, Buñuel, probably wanted it that way. The film is a mystery, making it not worth a watch.

 

 

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New This Week in Theaters, April 15, 2021


Monday (2020) Poster Monday (R)
Opens on Friday, April 16
Starring: Sebastian Stan, Denise Gough, Dominique Tipper, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos

A spark on a Friday can lead to a sizzling weekend fling, but what happens when you get to the inevitable Monday?

Vanquish (2021) full movie online free - 123movies Vanquish (R)
Opens on Friday, April 16
Starring: Ruby Rose, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Muldoon, Julie Lott

A mother, Victoria, is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage.

Trigger Point (2021) - El Séptimo Arte Trigger Point (NR)
Opens on Friday, April 16
Starring: Laura Vandervoort, Barry Pepper, Nazneen Contractor, Colm Feore

Follows Nicolas Shaw, a retired U.S. special operative who becomes part of an elite “invisible” team that quietly takes out the worst villains around the world.

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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The House on Seahorse Bay (2019) Rated NR

The Colemans inherit a beach house on a tropical island. Sixteen-year-old Lucy convinces her dad to rebuild the place, and, along the way, they learn about her late mother. Starring Andrew Buckland, Fabrice Chaperon, and Anthony Coleman.

This film is a lovely family film. It’s a story that brings a family together, and they learn that they need each other. Of course, there were a couple of things I struggled with. First, the teenage daughter really takes over the family as a surrogate mother. The father, on the other hand, is like the absent-minded professor. It’s almost like he isn’t aware that he is a father and needs to take care of the family. He also doesn’t seem very smart about anything, which makes me wonder how the mother, who is like the daughter, would be attracted to him. Overall, the film is clean family fun, but I would say it’s not worth a watch. 

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Appetite for Love (2016) Rated TV-G

A corporate executive is sent to a small town to rebrand a restaurant owned by her high school sweetheart. Starring Taylor Cole, Andrew W. Walker, and Alley Mills.

This film is a typical Hallmark movie. There is nothing new here. The actors have chemistry, and the story is beautifully shot. However, there are a few things that don’t make much sense, and you’ll need a little suspension of disbelief. At times, I struggled with the actors’ chemistry; the main actress, Cole, was a little on the cold side at times. She doesn’t leave a very warm impression. The film is not the best that Hallmark has shipped out, making it not worth a watch.

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The Gloaming (Starz) Rated TV-MA

Detectives Molly McGee and Alex O’Connell team up to find the killer of an unidentified woman, but they too share a tragic past. Starring Emma Booth, Ewen Leslie, and Aaron Pedersen.

This series has the mystery element down, but the story lacks. It’s almost too mysterious to figure out what is happening and determine the killer. The series’ direction and writing seem to bring the most problems; there are a lot of things left unsaid. Then you have characters acting out of character. The acting and cinematography are brilliant. I just wish the show was more interesting than it is. This series is not worth a watch. 

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New This Week on DVD, April 13, 2021

Willy's Wonderland - Wikipedia Willy’s Wonderland (TV-MA)

A quiet drifter is tricked into a janitorial job at the now condemned Willy’s Wonderland. The mundane tasks suddenly become an all-out fight for survival against wave after wave of demonic animatronics. Fists fly, kicks land, titans clash — and only one side will make it out alive. Starring Nicolas Cage, Emily Tosta, Beth Grant 

PRE-ORDER NATURE: Pumas - Legends of the Ice Mountains DVD ... Nature: Pumas Legends Of The Ice Mountains (NR)

Travel to the ice mountains of Chile to discover the secrets of the puma (aka panther, mountain lion and cougar) the area’s largest predator. Discover how this elusive cat survives and follow the dramatic fate of a puma and her cubs. Starring Uma Thurman

Covid 19: Inside Job - MVD Entertainment Group B2B COVID 19: Inside Job (NR)

The Jenner institute was given 1B by USA to produce “hundreds of millions” of doses of a vaccine that they have not tested on humans. This typically requires many years to produce, and yet this lab” “developed” it in 19 days. Through investigative research, John Hankey unfolds the origin of a possible Covid-19 vaccine through deep research into scientific papers, interviews, and testing. Starring John Hankey

Wedding Every Weekend (2020) - Watch on fuboTV, Hallmark ... Wedding Every Weekend (TV-G)

Nate and Brooke are going to the same four weddings, four weekends in a row. To avoid set-ups, they go together as “wedding buddies.” But what starts as a friendship soon becomes deeper. Starring Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell, Brandi Alexander 

Lady of Guadalupe Subtitles Download [All Languages & Quality] Lady Of Guadalupe (NR)

Based on true events, “Lady of Guadalupe” is a moving religious discovery juxtaposing folklore and the present day. Historically significant recreations are used to illustrate the origin of her prevalent and powerful symbolism of Mexican identity and faith. When a young and ambitious reporter (Guillermo Iván) is assigned an article on faith, he finds himself enmeshed in the legend of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Skeptical of miracles and the importance of modern-day Christianity, the reporter’s investigation takes him from cynic to true believer as his personal limits are tested. Starring Guillermo Iván, Jesús Lloveras, Kimberley Aria Peterson 

Ancient Aliens Season 13 Release Date, News & Reviews ... Ancient Aliens: Season 13 (TV-PG)

Science and mythology – and how they are the same thing. Starring Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David Childress 

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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American History X (1998) Rated R

A former neo-Nazi tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same path as him. Starring Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, and Beverly D’Angelo.

I was not impressed with this film. Neither the story or the characters pull you into the narrative. The film revolves around racism, but it doesn’t dig very deep into the theme. Then you have plot holes that don’t make sense, and  you have characters who do things that don’t make sense. The plot, overall, is just apparently that racism is bad and you shouldn’t be a delinquent. The acting wasn’t bad, but the script was dreadful. I’m surprised this film is top rated because, to me, the film is not worth a watch.

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BAFTA Film Awards Winners 2021

Best Film

Nomadland

Outstanding British Film of the Year

Promising Young Woman

Best Leading Actor

Anthony Hopkins for The Father

Best Leading Actress

Frances McDormand for Nomadland

Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh-jung for Minari

Best Screenplay (Original)

Promising Young Woman

Best Screenplay (Adapted)

The Father

Best Cinematography

Nomadland

Best Editing

Sound of Metal

Best Production Design

Mank

Best Costume Design

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Make Up & Hair

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Sound

Sound of Metal

Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects

Tenet

Best Film Not in the English Language

Another Round

Best Animated Featured Film

Soul

Best Documentary

My Octopus Teacher

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer

Remi Weekes for His House

Best British Short Animation

The Owl and the Pussycat

Best British Short Film

The Present

Best Casting

Rocks

Best Director

Chloé Zhao for Nomadland

Original Score

Soul

EE Rising Star Award

Bukky Bakray

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Golden Girls: Ageless (2021) Rated NR

This film dives into the seven years that the Golden Girls television show was on the air. They talk about how these four women came together with the best writing and the drama behind the scenes, which made the progressive  smash-hit show.  Starring Valerie Bertinelli, Stan Zimmerman, and Terry Hughes.

This film is a great way to honor the show that continues to bring laughs. I’ve always enjoyed the episodes of the Golden Girls that I have seen. It was one of those shows with great chemistry between the cast, at least, while the camera rolled. The film just gives you a taste of what went into making the hit show. They interview fans, family members, and creators of the series to honor the show that brought us great laughs. This film is worth a watch. 

 

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