Lopez (TVLand) Rated TV-14

A take on George Lopez’s life. Too rich to go back to his Latino roots and too dark to be comfortable in his celebrity life, Lopez’s life has many problems. Starring George Lopez, Anthony ‘Citric’ Campos, and Maronzio Vance.

I know – I’m not in one of the demographics that the show is focused on, and I’ll say it is not a show that I really enjoyed. However, I’ve never minded George Lopez’s sense of humor. I’ve come to enjoy some of it. The show definitely has it’s problems. I would say the writing is one of them. The supporting cast is eclectic, and they don’t really match Lopez’s life or humor. This also shows in the acting. The show is poorly acted. It’s almost like nobody cares. This show is not worth a watch.

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For Real: The Story of Reality TV (E!) Rated TV-PG

Andy Cohen takes us into the world of Reality TV, how it started, the different genres, and its biggest names. Starring Andy Cohen, Jonathan Murray, and Rod Aissa.

I thought this was an interesting show where Cohen dives into the vaults of reality TV. We look back to the start of reality TV with MTV’s The Real World, The Osbournes, and then The Real Housewives franchises. He interviews the people behind the scenes and those who became household names. We see how lives were changed – the good, the bad, and the ugly. The only downfall was Cohen himself. Maybe I’m just tired of seeing him everywhere, but he’s not one that I find funny, amusing, or even entertaining. He’s more annoying than anything else. I wish they would have had someone else host the series. That aside, the show is still worth a watch. 

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New This Week on DVD, April 27, 2021

So Young 2: Never Gone movie large poster. So Young 2: Never Gone (PG-13)

A wealthy young man pursues a young woman of modest means, but circumstances often separate them as the years pass. Starring Kris Wu, Yifei Liu, Kim Scar 

Wisting (2019) Complete Season 1 with English Subtitles ... Wisting: Season One (TV-14)

Homicide detective William Wisting struggles with the two toughest cases of his career. His serial killer investigation crosses paths with his journalist daughter’s news story, putting her in grave danger. Starring Sven Nordin, Thea Green Lundberg, Mads Ousdal

Vanquish movie review & film summary (2021) | Roger Ebert Vanquish (R)

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. Starring Morgan Freeman, Ruby Rose, Patrick Muldoon 

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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Little Big Shots (NBC) Rated TV-G

This reality series showcases young talents of the world. Starring Steve Harvey, Melissa McCarthy, and Arabella Grant.

This show is boring to watch. Some kids have talent, while others know state capitals; that’s not talent, that’s knowledge. Steve Harvey is fun to watch, although, he does struggle, at times, with kids that are quiet or scared. The show doesn’t flow well when they bring on a kid that has a little stage fright. It makes me wonder why they even brought them on. Stage parents, perhaps. Although, when Harvey hits it off with a kid that’s enjoying the time in the limelight, the show is brilliant. This show, at times, is fun to watch; other times, it’s not worth a watch.

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Academy Awards Winners 2021

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Nomadland

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Anthony Hopkins for The Father

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Frances McDormand for Nomadland

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Youn Yuh-jung for Minari

Best Achievement in Directing

Chloé Zhao for Nomadland

Best Original Screenplay

Promising Young Woman

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Mank

Best Achievement in Film Editing

Sound of Metal

Best Achievement in Production Design

Mank

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Sound

Sound of Metal

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)

Soul

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)

Judas and the Black Messiah “Fight for You”

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Tenet

Best Documentary Feature

My Octopus Teacher

Best Documentary Short Subject

Colette

Best Animated Feature Film

Soul

Best Animated Short Film

If Anything Happens I Love You

Best Live Action Short Film

Two Distant Strangers

Best International Feature Film

Another Round

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Frasier (NBC) Rated TV-PG

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back home to Seattle, where his father moves in with him and he works as a radio psychiatrist. Starring Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, and David Hyde Pierce.

Frasier is a spinoff from the television show Cheers. It’s a brilliantly written show. The humor is intelligent. The casting is superb. They even have chemistry from the get go. The show is one of the best spinoff tv series. However, there are problems with the show. The jokes can be repetitive, and Frasier and his brother are, at times, obnoxious. The show works due to the fact that Frasier wasn’t a main character on Cheers, so the fans didn’t know much about him. They had free reign to make him who they wanted to make him. This show is worth a watch. 

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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS) Rated TV-14

An international FBI unit is assigned to investigate crimes involving American Citizens overseas. Starring Gary Sinise, Alana De La Garza, and Daniel Henney.

I was so looking forward to this series and seeing Gary Sinise back on TV.  I’ve also enjoyed the Criminal Minds series and thought that this would be just as good. Alas, it was not exactly a great spin off of Criminal Minds. The smartness of Criminal Minds seem to go right out the window. It’s not the best written or even best researched show. It’s almost like they threw it together at the last minute. The cast is interesting, but it doesn’t have the chemistry that the other show has. That takes time, but I don’t really think it’ll be achieved in a couple of episodes. I wish the show was better. I really want it to do well because I enjoy Sinise, but alas, this show is not worth a watch.

 

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Genius Aretha (NatGeo) Rated TV-14

Aretha Franklin’s relationship between her father, her marriage, and her music career are depicted. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Malcolm Barrett, and Patrice Covington.

This series is touted as the best of the Genius anthology, but I hate to say it – it’s the worst. The story is all over the place; we jump back and forth through Franklin’s timeline, but it’s not cohesive. It’s poorly written. Cynthia Erivo is a brilliant actress, but I don’t feel Aretha in her performance. I never gained the understanding or became emotionally invested in this series because they never let me. Once you start to understand the story of where Franklin is, we jump through time again. Nothing is being told to – us we just get scratches. This series is not worth a watch. 

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Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners 2021

Best Feature

Nomadland

Best First Feature

Sound of Metal

Best Female Lead

Carey Mulligan for Promising Young Woman

Best Male Lead

Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal

Best Supporting Female

Yuh-jung Youn for Minari

Best Supporting Male

Paul Raci for Sound of Metal

Best Cinematography

Nomadland

Best Director

Chloé Zhao for Nomadland

Best Documentary

Crip Camp

Best Editing

Nomadland

Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series

Shira Haas for Unorthodox

Best First Screenplay

Palm Springs

Best International Film

Quo vadis, Aida?

Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series

Amit Rahav for Unorthodox

Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series

Immigration Nation

Best New Scripted Series

I May Destroy You

Best Screenplay

Promising Young Woman

John Cassavetes Award

Residue

Truer Than Fiction Award

Pier Kids

Producers Award

Gerry Kim

Someone to Watch Award

Ekwa Msangi for Farewell Amor

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The Family Film Award Winners 2021

Outstanding Feature Film

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Outstanding Feature Film Drama

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Outstanding Feature Film Comedy

Blinded by the Light

Outstanding Director for a Feature Film

Marielle Heller  for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film

Tom Hanks  for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film

Saoirse Ronan  for Little Women

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Feature Film

Tim Allen  for Toy Story 4

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Feature Film

Scarlett Johansson  for Jojo Rabbit

Outstanding Feature Film Screenplay

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Outstanding Original Song for a Film

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” for  A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Fred Rogers 

Outstanding Television Series Drama

Finding Love in Quarantine

Outstanding Television Comedy

Last Man Standing

Outstanding Actor in a Television Drama

David A.R. White for Finding Love in Quarantine

Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama

Ming-Na Wen  for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Outstanding Actor in a Television Comedy

Anthony Anderson for Black-ish

Outstanding Actress in a Television Comedy

Wendi McLendon-Covey for The Goldbergs
Kristen Bell for The Good Place

Outstanding Television Film

This is our Christmas

Outstanding Actor in a Television Film

Chiwetel Ejiofor for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Outstanding Actress in a Television Film

Jill Wagner  for Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses

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