Friday, July 2, 2021

June 2021




AllCreatures Great And Small

The numerous adventures of a friendly staff at a country veterinarian practice in 1930s to 1940s Yorkshire.


 

Another Round 

Four friends, all teachers at various stages of middle age, are stuck in a rut. Unable to share their passions either at school or at home, they embark on an audacious experiment from an obscure philosopher: to see if a constant level of alcohol in their blood will help them find greater freedom and happiness.

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Atlantic Crossing        

Inspired by true events, this is the untold story of the Norwegian Crown Princess becoming an influential figure in world politics during World War II, depicting the tragic events of the war from a unique and unseen perspective. Starring Sofia Helin and Kyle MacLachlan.    --Amazon--

Balthazar: series 3 

After a trauma, forensic pathologist Raphaël Balthazar intends never to touch a corpse again, but Chief Inspector Hélène Bach is finally closing in on his wife’s killer. --amazon--

     

Bang Series 1

From the producers of The Fall comes this award-winning Welsh drama about ambitious police officer Gina Jenkins (Catrin Stewart, Stella) and her troubled brother, Sam (Jacob Ifan, Cuffs). When Sam gets ahold of a gun, he sets off on a crime spree that endangers not only his life, but also his sister’s future in the force. Bilingual drama in English and Welsh with subtitles.     --amazon--

Bang Series 2

Detective Gina and Luke find themselves investigating a series of murders that are connected to a historic rape accusation which coincides with Sam being released from prison.   --amazon--


Birds of prey 

When one of Gotham’s most sinister villains, Roman Sionis, puts a target on a young girl named Cass ; Harley teams up with Huntress, Canary and Renee Montoya to take Roman down.    --amazon--

 

 

Chaos Walking

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.

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Des

In 1983 Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen was arrested after the discovery of human remains which had blocked a drain near his London home.

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Godzilla: King of The Monsters


When the ocean's surface begins to boil white-hot and a Japanese freighter vanishes into the Pacific, the superstitious villagers of Odo Island fear an ancient legend has come true--the legend of Godzilla! Steve Martin, an American reporter in Tokyo, finds himself trapped in the behemoth's path of destruction.
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Ken Burns: Here And There

Experience a rare look at the over four-decade intimate relationship Ken Burns has with his America and beloved community of Walpole, NH. He reminds us that the road less traveled is a good decision.





Season 6 finds Sheriff Longmire; his deputies Vic Moretti & The Ferg; his best friend Henry Standing Bear, and daughter, Cady facing the biggest personal and professional crises yet. With their world in turmoil, Walt and all the people he cares about most must ultimately face the most difficult decision of their lives: when is it time to pack it in, and when is it time to fight to the end?  --amazon--


Lovecraft Country: season 1

Based on Matt Ruff's novel, this series follows Korean war vet Atticus Freeman, his friend Letitia and his Uncle George on a journey across 1950s Jim Crow America where they face racist terrors and the terrifying monsters of an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.   --amazon--




     Mrs. Wilson: Alison Wilson's husband Alec is dead, when a woman arrives claiming to be Alec's 'real wife.' Alison must try and find out who her husband really was; but it soon becomes clear that Alec died holding his secrets close to his chest.

     Flesh and Blood: In this dark yet deliciously witty thriller, a band of adult siblings is thrown into chaos when their recently-widowed mother announces her love for a new man and family tensions quickly escalate--right up to the point of bloodshed.

     The Chaperone: Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern) accompanies future star Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York. Discover who these women are, and who they eventually become. Written by Julian Fellowes, based on the novel by Laura Moriarty.


Minari   

A Korean-American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they find the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.   --amazon--






Miss Scarlet And The Duke


After Eliza Scarlet's father dies of a heart attack, she takes over his private detective business, against the wishes of everyone around her, including family friend Inspector Wellington. Does Eliza have what it takes to be a detective?
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Thursday, July 1, 2021

February 2021

Zodiac Signs

Archenemy


Max Fist claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to earth, where he has no powers. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster.   --IMDb--





Aurora Teagarden 6-movie collection

For librarian Aurora Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure), who is known around her small town as a master sleuth, nothing beats a good mystery. When mayhem and murder jump off the page and into her small town, she must solve each crime clue by clue before it is too late. The Aurora Teagarden Collection contains six original movies from the series: A Bone To Pick, Real Murders, Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, The Julius House, Dead Over Heels, A Bundle of Trouble.  --Amazon--





Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized, and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rocks, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters.  --IMDb--



Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder

Tess and Logan are back solving mysteries as an old friend of Tess's is found dead just before he was going to propose to his girlfriend. Codes, cyphers, and crossword puzzles all lend a hand at finding the killer as Tess and Logan try to find a way to work together to decipher the clues.  --IMDb--





Dr. Who season 11

The brand new series of Doctor Who marks the arrival of Jodie Whittaker, the 13th Doctor – a super-smart force of nature – alongside a new team of friends. Already highly anticipated, the new-look series heralds a brand-new era for Doctor Who with a world-class team at the helm led by showrunner Chris Chibnall. The show will be full of action and adventure, humor and thrills, an unmissable adventure across all of space and time.   --amazon--

Echo Boomers



Based on a true story, five college graduates decide the best way to get back at the unfair economy and live the life they've always wanted is to steal from Chicago's richest and give to themselves.   --IMDb--


Greenland

A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet's fragments, the Garritys experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
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Monday, January 25, 2021

January 2021

January 2021


Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

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Dating Amber   

Ireland, 1990s. Eddie & Amber pretend to be in relationship in order to stop the hallway whispers about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his Dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to London. However, their 'ideal' arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing Eddie deeper into denial as Amber realizes that a perilous future awaits her best friend unless she intervenes.
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Detective Inspector Jack Mooney is joined by new DS, Madeleine Dumas, and tasked with solving more crimes on the glorious Caribbean island of Saint Marie. From an apparent serial killer on the loose on New Year's Eve to a man stabbed during a survival weekend on a deserted tropical island, the cases are more baffling than ever.
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Echo Boomers  

Two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Knives Out) stars in this gripping crime-thriller filled with pulse-pounding twists and turns. A recent college graduate Lance Zutterland (Patrick Schwarzenegger) leaves school in debt, realizing everything he had worked towards was built on a lie. When he is pulled into a criminal underground operation, he finds his peers fighting the system by stealing from the rich and giving to - themselves. With nothing to lose, they leave behind a trail of destruction but with the cops closing in, tensions mount and Lance soon discovers he is in over his head with no way out.   --IMDb--

Fleabag: season 2


Joyful, bleak, poignant and sucker-punch funny, the original cast is joined by a car-crash of new characters as we delve further into the world of Fleabag.

Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake Lauren Lee Smith and her partner Trudy Clarke Chantel Riley at Drake Private Detectives, the city s only all female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies. ...

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Hearts and Bones     (coming soon)

A seven-part drama that explores the lives, loves, and careers of a group of friends from Coventry who all move to London. Emma is in a seven-year relationship with Mark Rose, with whom she has a son named Sam. She marries him although she loves his brother Rich--a butcher. Rich lives with his girlfriend Louise who is a hairdresser, but he finds the temptation of a dalliance with Emma hard to resist, especially when his relationship with Louise comes under strain when Louise's mother becomes ill. Also, there is Emma's best pal Amanda, who's single since splitting up with her investment banker boyfriend Michael; Romance novel writer Sinéad is besotted with Mark but turns to the Internet for love when he marries Emma; and Rich and Mark's younger brother Robbie, who comes to London for the wedding and stays to pursue his hobbies of beer and women.     --IMDb--


Honest Thief       

They call him the In-and-Out-Bandit because meticulous thief Tom Carter (Liam Neeson) has stolen $9 million from small-town banks while managing to keep his identity a secret. But after he falls in love with the bubbly Annie (Kate Walsh), Tom decides to make a fresh start by coming clean about his criminal past, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents.

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Hallmark:  One Winter Weekend  /  One Winter Proposal

A recently dumped travel writer goes on a ski getaway with her best friend and they find themselves double booked with two eligible men. When they are snowed in, love ensues, as it always does. 

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Old flames are reignited and current flames burn brighter when the foursome from One Winter Weekend returns to the ski resort where it all began.
Intersection     

Vincent Eastman has to choose between his wife of 16 years, Sally, and his new love, Olivia. Frequent flashbacks explain the background to the marriage and the affair.   --IMDb--


Love and Monsters      

A warm sea, hot sun, a burning beauty in a police uniform and a bottle of wine are all that Yura Skvortsov needs to be happy, who has come to the resort to heal his mental wounds. Of course, there is a low season at any resort. But only here, in Bulgaria, it comes literally. First, the English dog disappears, then the lion, and then the already few tourists disappear altogether. Yura will have to defend his right to live and love in a fierce battle with unknown monsters that threaten all living things. Fortunately, the invincible monsters have one weak point: alcohol is poison for them. Now, in order to survive and defeat the unknown evil, the heroes will have to drink without getting dry.
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Max Cloud     

When teen gamer Sarah finds an easter egg and accidentally opens a portal into her favorite side-scroller, she becomes trapped in a notorious intergalactic prison, home to the galaxy s most dangerous villains. To escape, she must finish the game with a little help from her not-so-savvy friend on the outside...or remain a 16-bit character forever.

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Miss Juneteenth        

A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant.

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Mystery Road series 2       

Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish) returns as Det. Jay Swan in this multi-award-winning mystery set in the Australian outback. When a body is found along the coast, Jay teams up with a local constable (Jada Alberts, Wentworth) to investigate. Facing obstruction from an archaeologist (Sofia Helin, The Bridge) working nearby, Jay must expose the web of corruption plaguing the town as the body count rises.
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Perry Mason: The complete first season     

...Set in 1932 Los Angeles, this edgy, noirish update puts a new spin on the iconic character created by Erle Stanley Gardner and made famous by the classic TV show that ran from 1957 to 1966. The series begins with Mason (Matthew Rhys) living paycheck to paycheck as a low-rent private investigator who's haunted by his wartime experiences and managing the fallout of a broken marriage. During eight twisty, cliff-hanger episodes, Mason is determined to do what's right—even when it's not necessarily “legal”—as he digs into a controversial and politically loaded case, exposing a fractured city and a possible police coverup.  --Amazon--

Possessor

Tasya Vos is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man whose identity threatens to obliterate her own.  --IMDb-



Roadkill


Politician Peter Laurence's private life is falling apart. Shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down. Can he out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?

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Schitt's Creek season 6

... this irreverent and original character-driven comedy centers on the 'reversal of fortune' story of the once filthy-rich Rose family. Suddenly finding themselves broke, the Roses are forced to rebuild their empire in Schitt's Creek, a small town they once purchased as a joke. As the seasons go on, we see the family thrive in a place they begin to call home, ready to take their personal relationships, business pursuits and, for some, exit strategies, to the next level.

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Snow piercer   


Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the graphic novel series and film from Oscar® winner Bong Joon Ho (Parasite).
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Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.

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Strike        (coming soon)

A young mole must try to achieve his impossible dream of becoming a footballer in order to save his hometown gold mine from a greedy supervillain known only as 'The Boss'.

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Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

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The Crown

The Crown traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 through to the present day. Season Three covers the time period between 1964 and 1977, beginning with Harold Wilson's election as prime minister and ending with the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Events depicted include the unmasking of the Queen's art adviser Sir Anthony Blunt as a Soviet spy, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath's respective times as prime minister, the Aberfan disaster, the Apollo 11 moon landing, the 1969 Investiture of Prince Charles, the death of the Duke of Windsor, the death and state funeral of Winston Churchill, and Princess Margaret's eight-year affair with baronet and gardening expert Roddy Llewellyn and suicide attempt that leads to the Princess's divorce from Antony Armstrong-Jones in 1978. US President Lyndon B. Johnson and Camilla Shand are also introduced   --amazon--



Germany, just after the Second World War. SiggiJepsen (Tom Gronau), a young man in juvenile detention, must write an essay on "The Joys Of Duty" as part of his punishment. The topic overwhelms Siggi so much, he suffers at first from writer's block. Once put in solitary confinement, he finds the clarity to recount his childhood during the war in a small north-German village. His memories focus on his relationship with his father, Jens Ole Jepsen (Ulrich Noethen), a police officer of the village and Max Ludwig Nansen (Tobias Moretti) a family friend and expressionist painter. Jens dedicates himself totally and meticulously to the duties of his work: to enforce the will of the Nazi Party.  ...     --Amazon--



After a near-death experience during a strange tornado, Danielle Moonstar awakens in an abandoned research facility run by the mysterious Dr Cecilia Reyes. There, Dr Reyes introduces Dani to four other equally uncommon teenagers: Illyana Rasputin, Rahne Sinclair, Sam Guthrie, and Roberto da Costa, who wants to keep them safe and sound until they learn how to be in full control of their extraordinary abilities. However, even though the exceptional team of traumatised inmates believes that they're being treated and cared for, before long, they all start to experience horrifying hallucinations. But, this institution was supposed to be a safe place. Are they patients or prisoners?   --IMDb--


The Rental

Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister, as well-kept secrets are exposed and the four old friends come to see each other in a whole new light.

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Vera set 10    

... The indomitable Vera and her trusted team unravel more complex cases, exploring stories of corporate corruption, organised crime and deeply buried personal guilt. An entrepreneur’s murder delivers no shortage of suspects, and the discovery of a teenager’s body floating near a salmon farm reveals a tangled web of deceit between two families. The murder of a cleaner whose death occurred several hours after the killer blow landed sends Vera on an intriguing trail, and it soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems when a wealthy betting shop tycoon is killed during a home invasion. ... 


West World Season 1

This science fiction western series from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy was inspired by Michael Crichton's Westworld (1973) and is set at a Wild West theme park created by Dr. Robert Ford (Sir Anthony Hopkins) with human-like androids, where guests are encouraged to indulge their fantasies and desires.
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When Jenny attends her sister's winter wedding at an ice hotel, her heart melts over the best man, the problem is he unexpectedly brings a "plus one," seemingly dashing her hopes for a wintery romance.

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Winter in Vail


When professional event planner Chelsea Whitmore inherits a chalet in Vail, she quits her job and moves to the picturesque mountain resort to write the next chapter in her life, which just might include an unlikely romance with handsome local Owen Becker.

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Yellowstone    season three    

Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders - land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny - where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world's largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.    --IMDb--