The Village (NBC) Rated TV-14

Residents of a Brooklyn apartment complex bond as family and friends. Starring Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, and Warren Christie.

This is a wonderfully written show about a group of residents living next door to each other whose lives are intertwined. There are so many stories that can come from these characters. I can almost see their growth already. The actors are all amazing; they understand their roles and pull you into their characters’ lives. Even with the hotbed topics that this show has, it doesn’t define the show, and it doesn’t make the show around these hot topics. Instead, each of these topics is just another problem the characters encounter, and the show isn’t trying to be political with their stories – it’s just a part of life. This show is amazing and worth a watch.

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New Summer TV Shows 2019

Image result for The Red Line (CBS) The Red Line  (CBS) Rated NR

Follows three Chicago families as they journey toward hope and healing after an unarmed African American doctor is shot by a white cop. The tragedy causes the families to consider how race and racial biases affect their lives. Starring Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Noel Fisher

Premieres April 28th

Image result for The Hot Zone nat geo The Hot Zone  (NatGeo) Rated NR

The frightening spread of the EBV (Ebolavirus). Starring Liam Cunningham, James D’Arcy, Noah Emmerich

Premieres May 27th

Image result for Blood & Treasure Blood & Treasure (CBS) Rated NR

An antiquities expert teams up with an art thief to catch a terrorist who funds his attacks using stolen artifacts. Starring Antonio Cupo, Tony Nash, Sofia Pernas

Premieres May 21st

Image result for Songland Songland (NBC) Rated NR

Songwriters compete for a chance to have their work selected by a major recording artist. Starring Ester Dean, Shane McAnally, Ryan Tedder

Premieres May 28th

Image result for Press Your Luck 2019 abc poster Press Your Luck (ABC) Rated NR

A game show where contestants answer trivia questions and then have to gamble their winnings on a randomly flashing game board. Starring Joel McHale

Premieres June 12th

Synopsis by IMDB.

 

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New This Week in Theaters, April 11, 2019

Image result for Master Z: Ip Man Legacy Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (NR)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Jin Zhang, Dave Bautista, Michelle Yeoh

While keeping a low profile after his defeat from Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi gets into trouble after getting in a fight with a powerful foreigner.

Image result for Teen Spirit Teen Spirit (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe

Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

Image result for Missing Link Missing Link (PG)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Timothy Olyphant, Hugh Jackman, Emma Thompson

Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Related image Hellboy (R)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: David Harbour, Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich, Penelope Mitchell

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Image result for Her Smell Her Smell (R)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

Image result for Mia and the White Lion Mia and the White Lion (PG)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood

A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.

Image result for Stockholm movie 2018 poster Stockholm (R)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Mark Strong, Noomi Rapace, Ethan Hawke

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’.

Image result for Mary Magdalene Mary Magdalene (R)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor

The story of Mary Magdalene.

Image result for Little Little (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Justin Hartley

A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Related image After (NR)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Selma Blair, Josephine Langford, Jennifer Beals

A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship. Based on the novel by Anna Todd.

Image result for Wild Nights with Emily Wild Nights with Emily (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler

Dramatisation of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson’s life, in particular her relationship with another woman.

Image result for High Life High Life (R)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

Image result for Girls of the Sun movie Girls of the Sun (NR)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zübeyde Bulut, Sinama Alievi

A Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists.

Image result for Sauvage movie Sauvage (NR)
Opens on Friday, April 12
Starring: Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, Philippe Ohrel

Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here – longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Diana (2013) Rated PG-13

A film chronicles the last two years of Diana’s life. Starring Naomi Watts, Cas Anvar, and Charles Edwards.

This film focuses on the relationship between Princess Diana and Dr. Hasnat Khan. The focus is on the love story between the two of them and not on Diana’s life. The film doesn’t show Diana in a good light; it shows her as manipulative, lonely, and selfish, which I believe she could be at times. Although, I think that everyone in the public eye may be this way; it’s lonely at the top. There are not many people you can trust at that height. The performance of Watts as Diana was lacking – you couldn’t grasp who Diana was. There was little depth. This film isn’t worth a watch.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Rated PG

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man, but before he can learn how to be Spider-Man, five other Spider-Mans from alternate dimensions attempt to stop a threat to all their realities. Starring Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, and Hailee Steinfeld.

This film pleasantly surprised me. The script was well written. Although, I did feel that there were certain things left out or not explained. The humor is brilliant and makes you laugh.  The film is animated like a comic book, and it’s brilliant. The action scenes are the best animated parts. The film does a wonderful job at staying true to the other versions of Spider-Man. It also brings a new version to the screen that transforms the character. It’s worth a watch.

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In Secret (2013) Rated R

A woman in Paris in the 1860s embarks on an affair that has its consequences. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, and Tom Felton.

This film should have been better than it was. The storyline is intriguing, and the first part of the film pulls you in at a rapid pace. It moves along quickly by establishing the characters. Then, the climax hits and the story turns cold. You no longer care about the characters. It’s a dark film with dark plots; then you have the sexually explicit scenes that are out of place. Elizabeth Olsen’s performance is one that stands out, and Jessica Lange was brilliant as usual, but their performances don’t hold the film together. This film leaves a lot to be desired and isn’t worth a watch.

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New This Week on DVD, April 9, 2019

 A Dog’s Way Home (PG)

A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness. Starring Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos

 Holmes & Watson (PG-13)

A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.  Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall

 On the Basis of Sex (PG-13)

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux

 Welcome to Marwen (PG-13)

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process. Starring Steve Carell, Falk Hentschel, Matt O’Leary

 Mirai (PG)

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future. Starring Rebecca Hall, Daniel Dae Kim, John Cho

 Masterpiece: Mrs. Wilson (NR)

A grieving widow discovers that her seemingly ideal husband lived many secret lives. Starring Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen, Calam Lynch

 Sunrise in Heaven (NR)

A true love story that spans a lifetime but eventually results in a painful loss of love. Jan is the daughter of an overly protective militant father, but that doesn’t stop her from falling love with Steve, a young GI in the Air Force. Starring Corbin Bernsen, Caylee Cowan, Dee Wallace

 Royally Ever After (TV-G)

A teacher learns that her boyfriend is actually the prince of a small country called St Ives. Starring Fiona Gubelmann, Torrance Coombs, Barry McGovern

 Ray Donovan: Season Six (TV-MA)

Ray Donovan, a professional “fixer” for the rich and famous in Los Angeles, can make anyone’s problems disappear except those created by his own family. Starring Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok

 The Aspern Papers (R)

A young writer tries to obtain romance letters a poet sent to his mistress. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson

 Project Blue Book: Season One (TV-14)

A tough US Air Force officer and a skeptical scientist investigate UFO and alien conspiracies as Cold War paranoia spreads. Starring Aidan Gillen, Michael Malarkey, Laura Mennell

 Dirty John (TV-14)

Debra’s seemingly perfect life is disrupted as she falls for a handsome doctor who sweeps her into a whirlwind romance. But her handsome new beau pulls Debra into a sinister game of psychological manipulation. Starring Connie Britton, Eric Bana, Juno Temple

 We are Columbine (NR)

Nearly 20 years after one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, four survivors return to Columbine High School to share their experiences and journeys toward healing. Starring Gustavo D’Arthenay, Zach Martin, Jaimi Norden

 Mum: Season Two (TV-14)

After the death of her husband, a woman attempts to rebuild her life while surrounded by her sometimes problematic family and friends. Starring Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Lisa McGrillis

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 (2018) Rated NR

A documentary with an up close and personal look at Prince Charles at 70. Starring Paapa Essiedu, Prince Charles, and Prince Harry.

This documentary explores the life of Prince Charles as he continues to prepare for taking over the British sovereign. They use interviews with Charles, Prince Harry, and Prince William as they talk about Charles’ involvement in humanitarian, conservationist, environmentalist, and climate change activism. Of course, they cover his preparation for taking over as sovereign. It’s an inside look at the royal family as they look toward the future of the monarchy as well as their hope for the future of the world. This is a film that is worth a watch.

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These Amazing Shadows (2011) Rated PG

These Amazing Shadows is a documentary that tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry. Starring Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, and Robin Blaetz.

The National Film Registry works diligently to preserve and protect films. The documentary covers how the registry tries to keep films including Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz for the future generations. It explains the start of the process, which includes finding funding and choosing which films to save. The documentary has interviews with the filmmakers as they discuss the films and their cultural influences. The documentary is rushed as it covers all the points of film preservation and the filmmaker interviews with discussions on the film’s cultural significance. However, this film is worth a watch.

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Punk (Epix) Rated NR

A documentary covers interviews with punk bands in the U.S. and Britain. Starring Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, and Henry Rollins.

This series mostly consists of interviews with band members as they go down memory lane of Punk rock’s beginning. It’s always nice to see how people remember the past, the mistakes they made, the choices they made, and the decisions that changed their lives – for the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’ve never been a Punk fan, but I’ll say that the interviews don’t really cover what makes punk…punk. It just covers the band’s history. It’s an interesting show and one that if you’d enjoy watching if you love music. It’s worth a watch.

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