New This Week on DVD, June 14, 2022

 Morbius (PG-13)

Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead. Starring Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona 

 Ambulance (R)

Two robbers steal an ambulance after their heist goes awry. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza González

 Father Stu (R)

Follows the life of Father Stuart Long, a boxer-turned-priest who inspired countless people during his journey from self-destruction to redemption. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver

 Infinite Storm (R)

When a climber gets caught in a blizzard, she encounters a stranded stranger and must get them both down the mountain before nightfall. Starring Naomi Watts, Denis O’Hare, Billy Howle

 Goodbye Mr. Loser (NR)

After attending a wedding of his high school crush Qiuya, Xia Luo gets drunk embarrassing himself and angers his wife Ma Dongmei. Starring Lun Ai, Yuan Chang, Li-Chun Lee

 Benedetta (UR)

A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair. Starring Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia 

 Great Performances: Now Hear This Season 3 (NR)

Scott Yoo, seasoned conductor and virtuoso violinist, travels the world chasing the secret histories of our greatest musical works and their composers in a Bourdain “No Reservations” style show, while discovering connections to today’s music, art, and culture. Starring Scott Yoo, Alice Dade, Aldo Gentileschi 

 Nature: American Arctic (TV-G)

Following the planet’s longest land-animal migration on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the northeastern corner of Alaska. Starring Campbell Scott

 Fatherhood (PG-13)

A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter’s birth. Starring Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery

 The World Is Yours: Season Two, Volume Four (PG-13)

This travel series will visit different continents, countries, cities, and towns to explore their unique cultures, history, attractions, sports, art, food, music, and much more. Viewers will travel to the exotic city of Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople; Dubai in the Arabian desert; Las Vegas; Sydney to see the famous Sydney Opera House; the tropical paradise of Cancun; and other culturally rich locations around the world. Starring Carla Duarte, Miguel Somoza, Boyd McDonnell

 Gold (R)

In the not-too-distant future, a drifter travelling through the desert discovers the largest gold nugget ever found. He must guard it from thieves amid harsh conditions and wild dogs while waiting for his partner to return. Starring Zac Efron, Akuol Ngot, Thiik Biar 

 Hacks: The Complete First Season (TV-MA)

Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old. Starring Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins

 The Smurfs: Season One, Volume One (TV-Y7)

Produced in Belgium, this 3D update of Peyo’s beloved blue characters will push the charm and absurdity of the original comics to greater heights. Starring Davis Freeman, Youssef El Kaoukibi, Vincent Broes

 Billions: Season Six (TV-MA)

New money means no mercy as Mike Prince takes the Axe Capital throne. Chuck Rhoades is convinced no one should have that much wealth – or power. As all the players seek out new alliances only one thing’s for certain – wealth means war. Starring Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, David Costabile 

 Chelsea Detective: Series 1 (TV-14)

Arnold, whose lifestyle on a battered houseboat in Chelsea’s Cheyne Walk contrasts sharply with the affluent elite whose crimes he helps solve alongside partner D.C. Priya Shamsie. Starring Adrian Scarborough, Sonita Henry, Peter Bankole 

 Ragdoll: Season One (NR)

Detectives look to untangle the case of the Ragdoll Killer, who has killed six people and sewn their bodies into the shape of one grotesque body nicknamed the Ragdoll. Starring Lucy Hale, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira 

 Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eleventh Season (TV-MA)

The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers. Starring Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines

 The Witches (PG)

A young boy and his grandmother have a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader. Starring Chris Rock, Jahzir Bruno, Octavia Spencer 

 Rutherford Falls: Season One (TV-14)

A small town in the Northeast is turned upside down when local legend and town namesake, Nathan Rutherford fights the moving of a historical statue. Starring Jesse Leigh, Ed Helms, Michael Greyeyes 

 Amazing Race: Season 33 (TV-PG)

Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to ‘amazing’ locations. Starring Phil Keoghan, Jet McCoy, Cord McCoy 

 Whose Children Are They? (NR)

“Whose Children Are They?” is the groundbreaking and powerfully persuasive documentary featuring empowered parents, brave teachers, and front-line education experts who pull back the curtain about what is truly happening in our public schools today. This film is the starting point for a full cultural conversation about the need to return to the original intent of education, not indoctrination. “Whose Children Are They?” will inform and equip parents, teachers, grandparents and concerned citizens, to partner together for the innocence and well-being of our children. It will also educate all education stakeholders on the corrupting influence of teachers’ unions, and the vital importance of removing them from our schools. Starring Corey DeAngelis, Deborah Flora, Rebecca Friedrichs

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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Air Force (1943) Rated NR

The crew of a bomber arrives at Pearl Harbor after the attack on December 7th and is then sent to Manila. Starring John Ridgely, Gig Young, and Arthur Kennedy.

This is a brilliant film that follows the bomber, Mary Ann, as she heads to Pearl Harbor on December 6th until the fight over Japan. The special effects are brilliant as the bomber flies through the dogfighting. The film highlights the patriotism that comes in the time of war. While the story doesn’t have much plot, it does give us a look at the characters that surround the Mary Ann. It’s a film that honors those who fought in the war, making it worth the watch.

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Tumbleweeds with Killer Mike (Vice) Rated NR

Killer Mike travels through America to explore the new era of cannabis. Starring Killer Mike.

This is one of the many pointless shows on Vice. I don’t see the appeal of going around trying different cannabis and talking about how you illegally got a hold of them, how you use them, and their difference in taste. I know it’s becoming more commonplace to buy and use it, but I don’t see the positivity of it. I suppose if you are a connoisseur of weed you would enjoy seeing the different shops and how they create the different types of weed. It’s just a waste of time, in my opinion, to watch this, making it not worth a watch.


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A Wish For Christmas (2016) Rated TV-G

Sara is a woman struggling to speak her mind, so she asks Santa to give her the ability to stand up for herself, and he does – for 48 hrs. Starring Lacey Chabert, Paul Greene, and Andrea Brooks.

This film is one of the not-so-good Hallmark holiday films. Chabert is her typical self and brings us into the world she has created. Greene is one that I love to watch, and he’s not bad, but his character doesn’t endear him. Then – there’s the chemistry between them that just isn’t there. I think the characters are just too opposite of each other to really feel like they belong together. The story, on the other hand, seems forced and not as fluid as it could be. This is one of the Hallmark films that’s just not worth a watch.

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Two Shallow Graves: The McStay Family Murders (ID) Rated TV-14

 The documentary recounts the disappearance of the McStay family and the trial of Chase Merritt. Starring Tony Azzaro, Suzanne Armstrong, and Shawn Patrick Murphy. 

This show does what true crime TV does best. We have a questionable defendant, the questionable trial, and the whodunit question throughout the series. Granted, I questioned if they put the right person on trial, but I trust our police even though they botched the investigation in the beginning. The trial wasn’t a closed case, and both persecutors and defense attorneys struggled with giving a fair trial. Sure, there was questionable behavior with the other two leads regarding whodunit, but I’m not sure the producers aren’t leading us on a goose chase with those. It’s a series that takes you on a ride for sure, making it worth a watch. 

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New This Week in Theaters, June 9, 2022

Jurassic World: Dominion | Sequência tem lançamento adiado para 2022 ... Jurassic World: Dominion (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, June 10
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live–and hunt–alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures in a new Era.

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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New This Week on DVD, June 7, 2022

 The Northman (R)

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang

 La Brea: The Complete First Season (TV-14)

A massive sinkhole mysteriously opens up in Los Angeles, separating part of a family in an unexplainable primeval world, alongside a desperate group of strangers. Starring Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken, Chiké Okonkwo

 Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 (TV-MA)

The journey of some of Power’s most controversial characters. Starring Michael Rainey Jr., Shane Johnson, Gianni Paolo 

 Aftertaste: Series 1 (NR)

The story of Easton West, an internationally renowned yet volatile celebrity chef who has a spectacular fall from grace and returns to his hometown in the Adelaide Hills, Australia. Starring Erik Thomson, Natalie Abbott, Wayne Blair 

 The Shelbourne Hotel: Series 2 (NR)

“At the exclusive five-star Shelbourne Hotel, attention to detail ensures that exacting standards are met!” Starring Carrie Crowley

 The Wedding Veil: Unveiled (TV-G)

Emma travels to Italy to teach and research a wedding veil said to bring its owner love. While there, she meets Paolo, the son of a local lace-making family. Starring Autumn Reeser, Paolo Bernardini, Lacey Chabert 

 One Summer (TV-G)

Follows Jack who takes his son and daughter to his late wife’s hometown and begins to have visions of the past that could forge a new path forward. Starring Sam Page, Sarah Drew, Madeline Grace Popovich 

 Ravine (R)

When an unspeakable crime rocks a peaceful community, family and friends are left to wonder if they overlooked the murderer among them or if there might be more to the story. Inspired by true events. Starring Teri Polo, Eric Dane, Leslie Uggams 

 Evil: Season Two (TV-14)

A skeptical clinical psychologist joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed abnormal events, including, demonic possession, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural’s at work. Starring Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi 

 Temple: Season Two (TV-MA)

UK version of the Norwegian show about a surgeon who is determined to save his dying wife to the point of agreeing to treat criminals and others for cash in his highly illegal secret underground clinic. Starring Mark Strong, Carice van Houten, Daniel Mays 

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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A Town Without Christmas (2001) Rated TV-G

A child’s letter to Santa makes national news when he claims he no longer wants to be alive, thinking he’s a burden to his divorcing parents. Starring Patricia Heaton, Rick Roberts, and Ernie Hudson.

This film has the typical holiday fare: all your dreams come true by the end of the film. Everyone gets a happily ever after – the cynical reporter, the lonely novelist, and the girl who brings her parents back together. The film doesn’t win any brownie points by also being political. While I know they were trying to make the reporter hardcore, there’s no need for that. There is a little reminiscence of A Christmas Carol in the story, but I would rather watch any other version that is truly Dickens. The film is poorly written with a bad script, and it’s not worth the watch.

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The Lost Colony of Roanoke: New Evidence (2022) Rated NR

A joint team of investigators from the U.S. and U.K. seeks to find out what really happened to the Roanoke colony. Starring Scott Dawson and Mark Horton Genres.

This is an interesting documentary. We have a couple of scientists excavating the area around Roanoke, and while they look for information on the disappearance of the colony they come up with other theories about the colonists. However, these theories are not new; I’ve heard them all before. There are a number of different things that could have happened to them. The evidence that they have found is both intriguing and informative, although speculative. This show has some interesting points, but it’s nothing new – making it not worth the watch. 


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A Perfect Christmas (2015) Rated TV-G

Newlyweds prepare to host their first Christmas together, but nothing goes as planned. Starring Susie Abromeit, Dillon Casey, and Erin Gray.

While I enjoy that Hallmark occasionally puts out a story with an established couple having to work through problems together, this film leaves much to be desired. The film has two things that most Hallmark films have: predictability and an unrealistic story. There is so much that doesn’t make sense in the storyline. The actors, for the most part, have chemistry and work well given the poor script. However, the film loses its cuteness halfway through, making it tiresome and redundant. This film is not worth the watch.

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