Single Parents (ABC) Rated TV-PG

A group of single parents creates their own support system to raise their kids and have relationships. Starring Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, and Kimrie Lewis.

I really was hoping this series would be better than it is. First, I wonder why any of these adults even had kids. They are the worst parents – and not in a good way. I know the series revolves around parents trying to learn how to be parents, but these parents come off as not even thinking of their kids. Then you have the kids that act more like little adults than real kids. I’m not kidding. It was obnoxious how the kids were telling the parents what to do. Please, no. This isn’t funny. They have great comedic leads in the show; I wish it had been better. It’s not worth a watch.

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Magnum P.I. (CBS) Rated TV-14

An ex-Navy SEAL who’s back from Afghanistan uses his skills as a private investigator in Hawaii. Starring Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, and Zachary Knighton.

This is an interesting remake. The pilot is supposed to set up the show, but this pilot lacks in setting up the show. The characters were poorly introduced. The story feels like it’s been told before, and the plot has been done before. Do we need another show that shows off how wonderful Hawaii is, making us all want to move there, with investigators solving military crimes? It’s a “been there, done that” series. You can predict where it’s going – it’s not worth a watch.

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New This Week in Theaters, October 11, 2018

Image result for The Happy Prince 2018 The Happy Prince
Opens on Friday, October 12
Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

Image result for Beautiful Boy 2018 Beautiful Boy (R)
Opens on Friday, October 12
Starring: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Image result for Bad Times At The El Royale 2018 Bad Times At The El Royale (R)
Opens on Friday, October 12
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell.

Image result for First Man 2018 First Man (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, October 12
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Image result for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG)
Opens on Friday, October 12
Starring: Jack Black, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Ken Jeong

Halloween comes to life in a comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books.

Image result for The Oath billy magnussen poster The Oath (R)
Opens on Friday, October 12
Starring: Billy Magnussen, Tiffany Haddish, John Cho, Ike Barinholtz

In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.

Image result for Malevolence 3: Killer Malevolence 3: Killer (R)
Opens on Friday, October 12
Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Kelsey Deanne, Ashley Wolfe

Martin Bristol returns to where it all began: the home where he was kidnapped from. But he is not the boy who disappeared over 10 years ago. Tortured and abused at the hands of his psychotic captor, Graham Sutter, Martin is damaged beyond repair. Lurking in the shadows of suburbia, he stalks and kills without remorse. Special Agent William Perkins follows Martin’s trail of terror, desperate to capture him before he kills again. Martin’s family, mourning his disappearance for over 10 years, is informed not only that he is alive, but that he is responsible for the wave of murder sweeping through their town. Will they be able to reunite with their long lost son before it’s too late, or will Perkins have to use excessive force to bring him down?

Image result for Kinky Kinky (R)
Opens on Friday, October 12
Starring: Vivica A. Fox, Obba Babatundé, Robert Ri’chard

A talented, shy, single doctor balances work, religion, love and BDSM.

Image result for Bigger 2018 Bigger (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, October 12
Starring: Julianne Hough, Calum Von Moger, Colton Haynes, Tyler Hoechlin

The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of fitness as we now know it, Joe and Ben Weider. Facing anti-Semitism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire and inspire future generations.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Step Dogs (2013) Rated NR

A Hollywood pooch moves to the north to live with a country mutt. Starring Joris Jarsky, Ryan Belleville, and Dylan Schmid.

This is the story of a blended family. The Hollywood pooch’s owner marries and moves north where there is a step-dog, and the step-dog is a mutt. The Hollywood dog must learn how to live in the country, and each must learn to get along with one another. This is a cheesy film; it’s not like this story has never been done. The plot has been used and overused for dog centered movies. It’s not funny – even though they try to make it so. I’m also not a fan of the voice-over dogs with visual effects to make the dogs look like they’re talking. The film does have one thing going for it; it isn’t all about the dogs, the kids from the blended family have just as many obstacles to overcome. Still, the film isn’t worth a watch.

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Manifest (NBC) Rated NR

After a turbulent flight, passengers discover they have landed five years into the future. Starring Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, and Athena Karkanis.

This is the show of the season, and I was rather surprised by how intriguing it is. Sure, it’s like a backward Lost, but it also reminds me of The Nine from 2006. There’s something intriguing about the characters and the story. It makes you wonder what caused the plane to miss time. Then you have the characters who have lived five years without the passengers. The show can go so many directions. And like Lost, there is a specific number involved – 828. This is the show of the season and worth a watch.

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Small Town Girl (1953) Rated NR

Richard Belrow Livingston III races through the small town of Duck Creek where the speed limit is 25. Once caught, the judge throws the book at him with 30 days of jail time. This causes a delay in his elopement with a Broadway star. Instead, he sweet talks the judges’ daughter into letting him have 24 hours to meet his sweetheart, but they end up falling for each other. Starring Jane Powell, Farley Granger, and Ann Miller.

This is a typical 1950s song and dance film without a strong story. You know how the story is going to go. There are no surprises in the story. It’s a light film with comedy and dance. The romance doesn’t have the warmth you would expect. It’s a film that is fun to watch, but it would be forgotten as soon as it ended. It’s not worth a watch.

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New This Week on DVD, October 9, 2018

 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG)

Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family. Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez

 Skyscraper (PG-13)

A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family are trapped inside by criminals. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han

 Eighth Grade (R)

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school. Starring Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson

 Hotel Artemis (R)

Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, ‘Hotel Artemis’ follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals. Starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella

 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot (R)

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara

 A Prayer Before Dawn (R)

The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom. Starring Joe Cole, Pornchanok Mabklang, Vithaya Pansringarm

 POV: Dark Money (NR)

DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana–a front line in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide–to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impact of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. Starring John S. Adams

 The 100: Complete Fifth Season (TV-14)

Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet. Starring Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos

 Killing Eve: Season One (TV-14)

A security operative hunts for an assassin. Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings. Starring  Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw

 Born to Kill: Season One (NR)

A haunting exploration of the mind of Sam, a teenager who’s on the verge of acting out hidden psychopathic desires. Starring Simon Bubb, Harry Capehorn, Earl Cave

 Private Eyes: Season One (TV-PG)

Former professional hockey player Matt Shade partners with private eye Angie Everett to solve crimes around Toronto. Starring Barry Flatman, Jason Priestley, Cindy Sampson

 Teen Titans Go: Season 4. Part 2 (TV-PG)

Superhero roommates Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy love saving the day, but what happens when they’re done fighting crime? Starring Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Madam Secretary (CBS) Rated TV-PG

A drama looks at the Secretary of State as she balances work and family. Starring Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, and Patina Miller.

This show has a lot going for it. It’s great to see a woman in a top political role. She also loves her family and is great at putting her family first. Téa Leoni plays the role perfectly, and her TV husband, Tim Daly, is great at being her partner in life. If only we had this kind of Secretary of State, our world would be better. However, she oversteps her boundaries at times, and sometimes those boundaries wouldn’t work as well in real life as it does on TV. Alas, this is TV. At times, it’s unrealistic in the laws and habits of the foreign policies. The show needs to iron out some things, but I think it’ll come into its own. I’m not one who would enjoy watching the show, but it could be better. It’s not worth a watch.

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Scott Wilson (1942-2018)


 The Walking Dead (2010– ) Rated TV-MA

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

 The X Files (1993– ) Rated TV-14

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

 Dead Man Walking (1995) Rated R

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim’s families.

 Hostiles (2017) Rated R

In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

 Enlightened (2011–2013) Rated TV-MA

A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Skyline (2010) Rated PG-13

 Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles. People come outside like moths to a flame as Aliens seem to suck the human population out. Starring Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, and Brittany Daniel.

This film is one of the worst I have seen. It is poorly written, the acting is horrible, and the story is absurd. The tone of the film doesn’t ever seem to connect. Plus, the ending doesn’t provide much of a conclusion, which makes me think the filmmakers considered it good enough for a sequel. This film isn’t worth a sequel; I barely made it through the first one. Nothing about the aliens is explained, which could be a plus. The movie does have amazing visual effects, but that is the only thing going for it. While it has a number of young actors that would encourage people to watch the film, I would pass. It’s not worth a watch.

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