We Hunt Together (Showtime) Rated TV-MA

A cat and mouse chase begins as a pair of detectives track down a pair of killers. Starring Babou Ceesay, Hermione Corfield, and Eve Myles.

I love British shows. They have real people instead of supermodels as actors, and they use actors from every walk of life. Their shows and films come off as real – not phony or unrealistic, and this show is no exception when it comes to the characters. The story is, of course, the opposite. It’s intriguing. We have a female killer who is a psychopath, and the two detectives’ chemistry together works. This show takes some getting used to, but once you’ve settled into the characters and the story, it’s worth the watch. 

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New This Week on DVD, September 15, 2020

 Weathering with You (PG-13)

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. Starring  Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Shun Oguri 

 Outlander: Season 5 (PG)

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix 

 Becky (R)

A teenager’s weekend at a lake house with her father takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts wreaks havoc on their lives. Starring  Lulu Wilson, Kevin James, Joel McHale 

 The Outpost: Season 2 (TV-14)

Talon, the lone survivor of the Blackbloods, sets off to track her family’s killers, and discovers her supernatural powers, which she must learn to harness. Starring Jessica Green, Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse 

 A House Divided: Season Two (NR)

The wealthy Sanders family deals with the loss of the family’s matriarch while uncovering and facing a variety of secrets and scandals. Starring Dominique DuVernay, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Brad James 

 Killing Eve: Season Three (TV-14)

After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked. Starring Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Fiona Shaw 

 Succession: The Complete Second Season (TV-MA)

Succession follows a dysfunctional American global-media family. Starring Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook 

One: Following Jesus' Call for Unity DVD | Vision Video | Christian Videos,  Movies, and DVDs One: Following Jesus’ Call for Unity (NR)

What did Jesus mean when He prayed that His disciples would be one just as He is one with His Father (John Chapter 17)? Many in Christendom have deep concerns about disunity in the church and are questioning the spirit of division and ongoing schism. Should interdenominational unity be sought? Is ecumenism a code word for theological compromise, or is it integral to fulfilling the mission God has given the church in the world? One: Following Jesus’ Call for Unity is a two-part series that explores the controversial subject of Christian division and unity from both an historical and Biblical perspective through interviews with experts and thought leaders from a wide variety of Christian traditions and through the stories of Christians around the world who promote greater unity through love in action. Featuring: John Armstrong, NT Wright, Bishop Robert Barron, Brian McLaren, Fr. Thomas Baima, Geoff Tunnicliffe, Ruth Patterson, Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, Fr. Demetrios Tonias, Mark Nimo, Scott Brill, Fr. Richard Rohr, Jan Skrehot, Msgr. Arturo J. Banuelas, and more.

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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Inside Out (2015) Rated PG

A young girl moves from the Midwest to California when her emotions conflict with each other about the change. Starring Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, and Richard Kind.

This is a fascinating take on emotions. Disney really took on a lot with this film. To take on the emotional aspects of humans is quite a lot to try and figure out. They do a pretty good job of it. I think there is more to it, but the film tries show children where our feelings come from and why we feel them. The characters are one dimensional and don’t have much depth to them. The emotions are predictable, and the jokes are cliché. It’s a cute way to talk to kids about emotions, but there is nothing new to the story. However, I still thought it was worth a watch for the kids.

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Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef (Discovery) Rated TV-PG

Tyson will challenge the sharks in an under water battle all for the sake of research. Starring Andy Casagrande, Paul de Gelder, Craig O’Connell, and Mike Tyson.

This show doesn’t provide much in the way of research. It’s basically a show where Tyson swims with the sharks. I’m not even sure if he was really frightened of them. Paul de Gelder talks about each of the sharks that they will encounter, but the show mostly revolves around Tyson and him overcoming his fear of sharks. It’s an interesting show, but I really didn’t see much point to it other than watching Tyson swim with sharks. This show is not worth a watch. 

 

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Raging Bull Shark (2020) Rated NR

Bull sharks are becoming more aggressive as their territories grow. A group of experts chronicles why these sharks are attacking more often. Starring Charles Bangley, Brady Barr, and George Burgess.

This show gives us a good look at the bull shark. Experts talk about how dangerous the bull shark is and how many attacks are usually from bull sharks but are often confused with other sharks. They also discuss how bull sharks can live in both fresh and salt water. The show talks a lot about the different attacks and how bull sharks seem to attack anything that moves while also having no sense of what it is attacking. This show is interesting and is worth a watch. 

 

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Sicario (2015) Rated R

An FBI agent is called into a government task force that is fighting the war on drugs at the Mexican-United States border. Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin.

This film takes us into the world of drug smuggling. We go deep into both sides of the war on drugs. Denis Villeneuve gives us a very tactical look at how they all work together and against each other, but as the story unfolds without much of a story, it gives us a sense of foreboding. The characters are all interesting but lack depth, which give us a sense of uneasiness. The film has brilliant cinematography and it does what it sets out to do, giving us a peek into the lives around drug smuggling. It’s mostly entertaining, even when it’s at it’s worst. This film is worth a watch.

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New This Week in Theaters, September 10, 2020

While theaters are closed, due to COVID-19, these films could be at select drive-in theaters and available for digital rental.

I Am Woman (2020) | Fandango I Am Woman (NR)
Opens on Friday, September 11
Starring:  Evan Peters, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald, Matty Cardarople

The story of 1970s musician and activist Helen Reddy.

New Movie '2 Hearts' Reveals Amazing True Story of Love & Purpose | Christian Activities 2 Hearts (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, September 11
Starring:  Jacob Elordi, Tiera Skovbye, Radha Mitchell, Adan Canto

For two couples the future unfolds in different decades and different places, but a hidden connection will bring them together in a way no one could have predicted.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Retaliation (2017) Rated R

An adult victim of childhood sexual abuse confronts his past. Starring Alex Ferns, Orlando Bloom, and Janet Montgomery.

This is not a very clean script. It’s a very difficult film to watch, and I’m sure it was difficult to make with the subject matter. It’s as if the filmmakers thought that if there wasn’t much to say, don’t say anything at all. In some films, that works well, but in this one, it doesn’t. There are moments that I felt they needed to say more or tell more that wasn’t there on the screen. I’m not saying that characters need to describe what was happening or feeling, but it just needs to be told – not suggested. Now, Bloom’s performance as a victim of childhood sexual abuse is brilliant. You can feel the torment, frustration, and anger his character went through to confront his abuser. His performance is the only thing that makes the film worthy, but it isn’t enough for me to say it was worth a watch. This film is not worth the watch. 

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Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009) Rated PG

Santa has decided it is time to transfer the family business to his daughter, Mary. Mary, however, feels torn between her job in New York City, her relationship with her boyfriend, and taking over the family business. Starring Jenny McCarthy, Mig Macario, and Dean McDermott.

I don’t find the appeal of this film. Mary is a spoiled daughter who is rude to everyone around her. There is some Christmas magic, but it’s mostly her being an annoying person to everyone around her. Her behavior doesn’t change. I have yet to watch the first film, but I don’t know why anyone would with her unchristmas like behavior. This film is not worth the watch.

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Royally Ever After (2018) Rated TV-G

A teacher learns that her boyfriend is a prince of a small country. Starring Fiona Gubelmann, Torrance Coombs, and Barry McGovern.

I was really disappointed with this film. Overall, it’s very poorly written. A number of scenarios don’t make sense with the characters’ behaviors. The chemistry between the two actors, Gubelmann and Coombs, isn’t bad, but they definitely doesn’t have the air of being in love. Now, I have loved Coombs’ performances in other shows, but this script just doesn’t suit him. I struggled with why the two main characters would be together. This film is not worth a watch.

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