Infidel (2019) Rated R

An American man is kidnapped in Cairo after being invited there to talk about the uprisings. Starring Jim Caviezel, Claudia Karvan, and Hal Ozsan.

This film is an interesting story. It has the feel of being based on a true story, but it is not. It’s based on other stories of western journalists that were jailed due to their political ideologies and faith. The film, for the most part, has this air of validity to it as well as fantasy. I just felt that the idea that of a Christian blogger going to Cairo to talk about the uprisings seemed farfetched as well as the wife working for the government. Everything seems too pat and dry for it to be realistic. At times, the characters seem to do things that are not realistic, like responding in a way that doesn’t make sense. Caviezel, on the other hand, is pretty good. Over all, the film seems forced and isn’t realistic enough, making it not worth a watch. 

 

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Lucifer (Fox) Rated TV-14

Lucifer is tired of Hell and has decided to understand humanity, so he heads to Los Angeles. Starring Tom Ellis, Lauren German, and Kevin Alejandro.

This is a fantasy show on who and what Lucifer is. I thought the writers would have at least done some research on the character of Lucifer before making the show, but this is a farce. It’s a joke that Lucifer would come up to learn more about the human race. It’s also unrealistic having Lucifer become the good guy. I just felt that the show itself is so farfetched that it wasn’t fun to watch. This show is not worth the watch.

 

 

 

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Honest Thief (2020) Rated PG-13

A notorious bank robber wants to turn himself in but is double crossed by a couple of FBI agents. Starring  Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, and Jai Courtney.

This is one of those action films that has a great story with wonderful actors, but it makes the police look like the bad guys. Throughout the film, the police are portrayed as the bad guys, while the bank robber looks like the good guy. It’s not to say that the robber doesn’t realize the bad stuff he’s done and that he wants to repent for his sins. The film is full of action; although, the ending is a little anticlimactic. This film is not worth a watch. 

 

 

 

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New This Week in Theaters, January 21, 2021

No Man's Land Movie Poster - IMP Awards No Man’s Land (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, January 22
Starring: Jake Allyn, Frank Grillo, Jorge A. Jimenez, Andie MacDowell

A modern Western inspired by the real-life “no man’s land” areas along the Texas-Mexico border. While out on a father-son border patrol, Jackson accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. When Jackson’s father tries taking the blame, Jackson flees south on horseback, becoming a gringo “illegal alien” in Mexico. Chased by Texas Rangers and Mexican federales, Jackson journeys across Mexico to seek forgiveness from the dead boy’s father only to fall in love with the land he was taught to hate.


Our Friend - Wikipedia Our Friend (R)
Opens on Friday, January 22
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Gwendoline Christie, Casey Affleck, Jason Segel

After receiving life-altering news, a couple finds unexpected support from their best friend, who puts his own life on hold and moves into their family home, bringing an impact much greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined

Breaking Fast - 7 de Março de 2020 | Filmow Breaking Fast (NR)
Opens on Friday, January 22
Starring: Haaz Sleiman, Michael Cassidy, Amin El Gamal, Patrick Sabongui

Mo, a practicing Muslim living in West Hollywood, is learning to navigate life post heartbreak. Enter Kal, an All-American guy who surprises Mo by offering to break fast with him during the holy month of Ramadan.

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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Deliciousness (MTV) Rated TV-14

This series is a spin-off of the series Ridiculousness, but instead, it features internet clips involving food. Starring Tiffani Thiessen, Timothy DeLaGhetto, and Rob Dyrdek.

This show isn’t the worst. It’s a spin-off of Ridiculousness, which I might add isn’t the best show in and of itself. So, why would this show be anything different? I love Tiffani Thiessen, and she’s a great host, but the show lacks originality. The writing isn’t funny; although, it is hilarious to see the worst in cooking disasters. The show is better than Ridiculousness, but it’s still hard to feel like anyone would want to watch a clip show. This show is not worth a watch. 

 

 

 

 

 

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New This Week on DVD, January 19, 2021

The Climb movie review & film summary (2020) | Roger Ebert The Climb (R)

A look at the friendship between two guys that spans over many years. Starring Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin

Movie Review - Ammonite (2020) Ammonite (R)

1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever. Starring Sarah White, Liam Thomas, Sam Parks, Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan

The Kid Detective movie review (2020) | Roger Ebert The Kid Detective (R)

A once-celebrated kid detective, now 32, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first ‘adult’ case, to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend. Starring Adam Brody, Sophie Nélisse, Sarah Sutherland 

Rocky Mountain Express Spans the Globe - The Stephen Low ... IMAX: Rocky Mountain Express (NR)

A history of the nation’s first transcontinental railway accompanies a steam-train ride through the Canadian Rockies. Starring Michael Hanrahan

Imax: Mysteries of China movie information IMAX: Mysteries of China (NR)

Archeologists discover a pit filled with terracotta warriors buried to protect the grave of the First Emperor of China. Starring Avery Brooks

Wonders of the Arctic | Jean-Paul De Roover | Musician IMAX: Wonders of the Arctic (NR)

Wonders of the Arctic 3D centers on our ongoing mission to explore and come to terms with the Arctic, and the compelling stories of our many forays into this captivating place will be interwoven to create a unifying message about the state of the Arctic today. Underlying all these tales is the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment and the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted to this land of ice and snow. Starring Victor Garber

Download PBS - NOVA: Can We Cool the Planet (2020) 1080p ... Nova: Can We Cool The Planet? (TV-G)

As global temperatures rise, scientists look to geoengineering solutions, from planting trees to sucking carbon out of the air, as a means to cool the planet. 

Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America ... Driving While Black (NR)

Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today. Starring Niyi Adelekan, Vernell Allen, Eric Avila 

Blog - ScoobySnax.com Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? The Complete First Season (TV-PG)

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang solve more mysteries together, each time with a different living, late or fictional celebrity guest. Starring Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard

Floogals: Season 1 Volume 1 (REGION 1 DVD New) | eBay Floogals: Season One (TV-Y)

The adventures of three little aliens who, after arriving on Earth, move in with a family in order to learn about human interactions while staying hidden. Starring Jules de Jongh, Rasmus Hardiker, Hugo Harold-Harrison

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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Love’s Complicated (2016) Rated TV-G

Leah’s been a pushover all her life, but when a disagreement with her boyfriend sends her to anger management classes, she strikes up a friendship, learns to love, and develops inner strength. Starring Holly Marie Combs, Ben Bass, and Corbin Bernsen.

This film is a typical Hallmark romance with its typical problems. The chemistry between the two characters is nonexistent. Although, both actors do a fine job with their roles, it’s difficult to see them together. It has the basic romcom material with the love/hate back and forth between the couple. I just thought it was a predictable romance conflict. Even the conflicts seem so humorous at times. This film is not worth a watch.

 

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Couples Therapy (Showtime) Rated TV-MA

This reality show dives into the lives of couples who are going though therapy. We follow four couples as they attend their weekly meetings with their therapists. It’s a reality show with no filming tricks as these couples work on their real-life marriages. Starring Orna Guralnik, Virginia Goldner, and Kirkland Vaughans.

This show is as real as it gets as these couples come together and share the issues in their marriages. It also gives us wonderful insight into the human psyche. We watch as these couples talk about their behavior and come to conclusions on what makes them tick and how to change those behaviors. It’s honest and heartbreaking as you see them work through their problems. Although this show feels raw at times and less dramatic than a scripted show, it’s still a show worth a watch. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love on the Sidelines (2016) Rated TV-G

A struggling fashion designer takes a job as an assistant to a football player who’s sidelined due to an injury. Starring Emily Kinney, John Reardon, and Hayley Sales.

This Hallmark film is not one of the best. The acting is very stilted, and the film tends to lean on many puns. It’s one of those films that seems to have a forced relationship between the two leads, rather than letting chemistry happen, which is also lacking between the characters. I also think the writing of the show is poor; there are scenes that you know are from other films. Plus, the puns are overdone to make the film move along. This film is not worth a watch.

 

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Epic Yellowstone (Smithsonian) Rated TV-PG

Yellowstone is a place of battles between predators and prey and where winter snows turn into spring growth. Starring Bill Pullman.

This series takes us through the year in the landscape of Yellowstone National Park. We follow the animals as they try to survive the harsh environment through the seasons. We see how the land of Yellowstone changes and what we have done to revitalize the park. This series showcases Yellowstone Park in all its glory. The series is beautifully filmed, and they were able to get some amazing shots of the wildlife as well as the landscape. It’s a show that is worth a watch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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