In the middle of an ocean of true crime (including two programs with murder in the title) and feigned reality, two intriguing new scripted shows — from somewhat familiar sources — emerge alongside a tantalizing array of sweets. BRAD’S PICK: The Alienist [TNT, 9p] Take a … Continue reading What to Watch: 01/22/2018
It’s the NFL playoffs’ penultimate weekend – aka The Patriots Playground, and we don’t say that with any hint of love or veneration. More importantly, it’s another industry night as the Screen Actors Guild hands out its awards, as it has annually for as many … Continue reading What to Watch: 01/21/2018
After last week’s supercharged Friday of many debuts, this Friday reverts back to relatively normal, but with a couple gigantic returns, each focusing on different stages of life — but both likely to feature something mind-altering and green, albeit one a bit more than the … Continue reading What to Watch: 01/19/2018
We have three movies released since Monday, now playing:
Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel is a satire about superhero films. It is probably not good.
Beuys is a documentary about Joseph Beuys, the experimental German artist.
The Leisure Seeker stars Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland as a long-married couple traveling the U.S. in their mobile home. Sutherland’s character suffers from memory loss.
And out today we have…
The Road Movie is a documentary made from “found footage” from Russian dashboard cams. Easily the best use of Movie Pass this weekend.
Den of Thieves “is a gritty Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist.” I don’t know, it looks like crap to me.
Forever My Girl stars a piece of cardboard with pretty eyes as a famous country singer who considers giving it up to return to the family he unwittingly abandoned.
12 Strong is a war movie. It thinks it’s War Horse, but it isn’t.
Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an animated treat from Studio Ponoc. A little girl is transformed into a witch when she finds a mysterious flower.
The Final Year is a documentary about Obama’s last year in office.
Ridge Runners is a drama about human trafficking.
Small Town Crime stars John Hawkes as a former cop determined to solve the murder of a young woman.
And out on Netflix:
Katt Williams: Great America is out now.
Arango y Sanint: Ríase El Show…Lacks a trailer, just as the following two shows lack a trailer.
Tiempos de Guerra is a Spanish-language (“Times of War”) show getting a release; a trailer is unavailable.
Drug Lords, season one is getting a release. A trailer in unavailable at presstime.
Grace and Frankie, season four: I’ll be in my easy chair under an afghan until Monday if anyone needs me. The same can be said for the founding editors.
The Open House
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! proves there is no God.
Portland quirks and a journey to the center of Hell highlight tonight’s menu of televised goodness (and evilness). Also, a new network (Paramount) emerges from the ashes of a testosterone-fueled juggernaut(?) torn down by a social media department that at least seem to have a … Continue reading What to Watch: 01/18/2018
While there’s not quite enough new or returning shows to have a plethora of shows, TV blesses us tonight with the debut of the latest Comedy Central comedy (hey, we’ll watch anything with Aparna Nancherla) and the return of Ryan Murphy’s successful AHS crime story spin-off … Continue reading What to Watch: 01/17/2018
The opening months of 2018 are a long-overdue bonanza for black superheroes. As we await the promising Black Panther to hit cinemas, The CW unveils Black Lightning tonight as our titular hero, played by Prison Break‘s Cress Williams, comes out of retirement at his daughter’s bequest to fight evil. … Continue reading What to Watch: 01/16/2018