New Releases

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Jan. 1Series Cobra Kai: Season 3 (Netflix Original) Headspace Guide to Meditation: Season 1 (Netflix Original) Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio (Season 1) Monarca (Season 2) Running Man (Season 1) The Haunted Hathaways (Seasons 1-2)
New FilmsThe Minimalists: Less Is Now (Netflix Original)New: What Happened to Mr. Cha? (Netflix Original)Licensed Films – Just Released 17 Again (2009) 30 Minutes or Less (2011) Blue Streak (1999) Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) Catch Me If You Can (2002) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Cool Hand Luke (1967) Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987) Enter the Dragon (1973) Four Christmases (2008) Fred Claus (2007) Full Out 2: You Got This! (2020) Gimme Shelter (2013) Good Hair (2009) Goodfellas (1990) Gothika (2003) Into the Wild (2007) Julie & Julia (2009) London Heist (2017) Mud (2012) Mystic Pizza (1988) Sex and the City: The Movie (2008) Sex and the City 2 (2010) Sherlock Holmes (2009) Striptease (1996) Superbad (2007) The Creative Brain (2019) The Departed (2006) The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) Unknown (2011) What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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1900 (1977) 1900 (Extended Cut) (1977) A Night at the Roxbury (1998) American Gigolo (1980) Arachnophobia (1990) The Arrival (1996) Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002) Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Bad Company (2002) Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007) Blood Diamond (2006) Bloody Sunday (2002) Blow (2001) Boogie Nights (1997) Breakdown (1997) Broken Arrow (1996) The Brothers McMullen (1995) Bully (2001) Changing Lanes (2002) Chaplin (1992) Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009) Cloverfield (2008) Coneheads (1993) Constantine (2005) The Cooler (2003) The Core (2003) Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Cujo (1983) Dance Flick (2009) Date Night (2010) Dead Poets Society (1989) Dead Presidents (1995) The Dead Zone (1983) Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2009) Donnie Brasco (1997) The Duff (2015) Enemy at the Gates (2001) Escape from Alcatraz (1979) Eve’s Bayou (1997) Face/Off (1997) The Firm (1993) The Foot Fist Way (2008) Footloose (1984) Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974) Frozen (2010) The Gift (2000) Girl Most Likely (2013) Good Luck Chuck (2007) Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) The Haunting (1999) Hell or High water (2016) Hondo (1953) Hot Shots! (1991) How Do You Know (2010) In & Out (1997) Indecent Proposal (1993) Internal Affairs (1990) Kiss the Girls (1997) The Ladies Man (2000) Last of the Mohicans: Director’s Cut (1992) The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) Like a Boss (2020) The Longest Yard (1974) Look Who’s Talking (1989) Look Who’s Talking Now (1993) Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) Lost In Space (1998) Love And Basketball (2000) Major League (1989) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) The Mexican (2001) More Than a Game (2008) Mousehunt (1997) My Best Friend’S Girl (2008) New In Town (2009) Night at the Museum (2006) Paycheck (2003) The Peacemaker (1997) Places in the Heart (1984) Poseidon (2006) Pride (2007) The Princess Bride (1987) Push (2009) The Quick and the Dead (1995) Regarding Henry (1991) The Relic (1997) The Rules Of Attraction (2002) Salt (2010) Save Yourselves (2020) Selena (1997) Shrek (2001) The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) Soul Plane (2004) Species (1995) Star Kid (1998) Star Trek Beyond (2016) Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Starman (1984) Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift (1990) Super Dark Times (2017) The Three Musketeers (2011) The Truman Show (1998) Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) Virtuosity (1995) Walking Tall (1973) War (2007) Where Hope Grows (2015) Wonder Boys (2000) Young Adult (2011)
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April 13, 2021

Film: Our Towns

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

spotlights local initiatives and explores how a sense of community and common language of change can help people and towns find a different path to the future. From the Washington post: “As an exercise in sincerity, fellowship and earnest inquiry, it might be the most subversive movie in circulation right now.”

April 13, 2021

TV: My Love: Six Stories of True Love

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Six couples around the world share their decades-long love over the course of one year in this uplifting docuseries.

April 11, 2021

Special: BAFTA Awards

Platform : BBC America

Official Synopsis :

The final event in the lead up to the Oscars, the British award nominees come down to many of the same nominees. 9pm ET.

April 11, 2021

TV: The Nevers

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

Victorian London is rocked by a supernatural event which gives certain people — mostly women — abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. From NBC News: “The Nevers asks us to imagine power differently – and mostly delivers.”

April 9, 2021

TV: THEM

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

An anthology series that follows a Black family after they move to an all-white LA neighborhood in the 50s, where malevolent forces, next door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.

April 9, 2021

Film: Night in Paradise

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A bloody Korean drama about a wronged mobster with a target on his back who connects with a woman who has her own demons. From the Guardian:”…there’s real inventiveness to the way Park wrong-foots the viewer and handles the operatic displays of gunfire and death – and the leads are rather charming.”

April 7, 2021

TV: Kung Fu

Platform : CW

Official Synopsis :

A Chinese-American woman drops out of college and returns home to find her town overrun with crime and corruption, forcing her to use her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community — while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her. “Rights the wrongs of appropriation…” RogerEbert.com

April 7, 2021

TV: Home Economics

Official Synopsis :

Imagine if your kid brother became crazy wealthy and you had to ask him for a loan. That’s the premise of ABC’s new Topher Grace-led sitcom, which tackles family money disparities head on with wit, wackiness and some heart.

April 7, 2021

TV: Exterminate All the Brutes

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

An eye-opening historical docuseries that focuses on the United States’ legacy as a colonial power, exploring how race became institutionalized, the aftermath of the Nazi program of “elimination” and the looting of the African continent.

April 6, 2021

TV: Chad

Platform : TBS

Official Synopsis :

SNL’s Nasim Pedrad channels her inner 14-year-old boy in this send up of adolescent awkwardness and arrested development. The humor alternates between droll, acerbic, touching and, of course, cringe-y.

April 5, 2021

TV: Hemingway

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

A three part six-hour series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that dives deep into the many layers, controversies and influence of the legendary writer — offering some surprises while challenging some of the mythology behind the man.

April 4, 2021

TV: Atlantic Crossing

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

Loosely based on the true story of the Norwegian princess who stole the heart of FDR after fleeing the Nazis — and lived under his protection. Scenes of the invasion of the Nordics alternate with lush depictions inside Royal life and the war-time White House.

April 4, 2021

TV: My Grandparent’s War

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

Family stories of World War II as shared with stars including Carey Mulligan, Kristin Scott Thomas, Helene Bonham Carter and Mark Rylance

April 4, 2021

TV: Gangs of London

Platform : AMC

Official Synopsis :

Set in present-day London, the power struggles of international gangs erupt when the head of the city’s most powerful crime family is assassinated. Brutal violence with high-octane fight scenes. “…for those who can take it, the series is really an intriguing chess game about seizing power.” –Globe and Mail.

April 1, 2021

Film: Made for Love

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti) is on the run from her marriage to a controlling tech billionaire — who has implanted a monitoring device in her brain. “Darkly absurd and cynically poignant,” according to the official synopsis.

March 31, 2021

Film: Godzilla vs Kong

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

The much-anticipated “battle of the ages” pits the two movie monsters against each other — to mixed reviews but to much-missed blockbuster-level excitement.

March 26, 2021

Film: Nobody

Platform : Theaters

Official Synopsis :

After a year without big-screen pulse-pounders, Nobody arrives to fill the action thriller void – with one fresh twist on the formula inspired by John Wick (which shares the same screenwriter): it stars 58-year-old Bob Odenkirk, middle-aged suburban dad, proving to the world — and his alter ego Saul — that he’s finally a blockbustery kick-ass somebody.

March 26, 2021

TV: The Irregulars

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

In Victorian London, Dr. Watson and his shadowy associate, Sherlock Holmes employ a gang of street teens…the only ones who can stop a dark supernatural threat from destroying the city. From NBC News: “One of the best television shows of the year so far is a wrenching meditation on the power of grief.”

March 26, 2021

TV: Invincible

Platform : Prime

Official Synopsis :

An edgy adult animated show about 17-year-old Mark (Steve Yeun), the son of the world’s most powerful superhero, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons), who starts to develop his own powers – and learns that his dad is not as heroic as he believed. Adapted from the original comic by Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead), it’s produced by the team behind The Boys – Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Also starring Sandra Oh, Mark Hamill, and Mahershala Alie. Rated 18+.

March 26, 2021

TV: The Might Ducks: Game Changers

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

A fresh take on the 90s franchise that focuses on a group of kids cut from their crazy competitive youth hockey league who create their own powerhouse squad. Starring Lauren Graham and Emilio Estevez, reprising his role as Coach Bombay and reuniting with members of his 90s league.

March 23, 2021

Miniseries: Demi Lovato

Platform : YouTube Premium

Official Synopsis :

In a four-part docuseries, Demi Lovato and her family and friends open up for the first time about what led to her near-fatal overdose.

March 22, 2021

TV: Breeders: Season 2

Platform : FX / Hulu

Official Synopsis :

The second season of the FX comedy about the challenges of modern parenthood is funnier than the first, and jumps ahead to feature older kids. Starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard.

March 21, 2021

TV: Genius: Aretha

Platform : NatGeo

Official Synopsis :

The latest in NatGeo’s anthology of the untold stories of brilliant innovators examines Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and her impact on music and culture.

March 21, 2021

TV: The Gloaming

Platform : Starz

Official Synopsis :

When a woman is found brutally killed, clues connect murders past and present, and political corruption becomes entwined occult practices. At the center are two detectives who share a tragic past. Its up to the unsettled dead that linger between life and death — known as “The Gloaming” — to help them find the truth. From the Globe & Mail: “The first episode alone has more terrifying menace than anything I’ve seen in months.”

March 21, 2021

TV: Q: Into the Storm

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

The unmasking of the mastermind behind QAnon reveals how the anonymous character known only as “Q” uses conspiracy theories and information warfare to game the Internet, hijack politics, and manipulate people’s thinking – leading all the way to the recent Capitol riots. Ominous, in-depth and high-stakes, it gives the supporters a fair enough shake.

March 19, 2021

TV: Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

Mismatched Marvel duo Sam (Anthony Mackie), an Air Force veteran working on military missions, teams with Bucky (Sebastian Stan), a World War II soldier having a crisis — and making amends for his decades as a brainwashed assassin. The much anticipated action-adventure series introduces the next Captain America.

March 19, 2021

TV: Calls

Platform : AppleTV+

Official Synopsis :

A mold- breaking mystery series that doubles a sensory experience, a series of interconnected phone conversations between a group of strangers reveals impending havoc on the brink of an apocalyptic event. Starring Lily Collins, Nick Jonas, Pedro Pascal, Rosario Dawson and others.

March 18, 2021

Film: Zach Snyder’s Justice League

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

Inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

March 16, 2021

TV: Staged: Series 2

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

David Tennant and Michael Sheen play actors whose West End play is on hold due to Covid-19, but whose director has persuaded them to carry on rehearsing online. A hit among critics and entertainment industry insiders.

March 16, 2021

TV: Mayans MC Season 3

Platform : FX

Official Synopsis :

Set two years after the events of Sons of Anarchy on the Cali/Mex border, Mayans: MC follows EZ Reyes and his brother Angel as they come closer to uncovering the truth behind their mother’s murder — while their father Felipe (Edward James Olmos) struggles to reconcile the choices he and his sons have made.

March 15, 2021

TV: Bloodlands

Platform : Acorn

Official Synopsis :

Veteran detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) connects a criminal’s car pulled from the sea to a notorious series of disappearances-including his own wife’s 20 years earlier. Brannick begins an obsessive campaign to unmask a possible assassin, code-named Goliath, in a case that evokes Northern Ireland’s dark past in this twisty thriller.

March 14, 2021

Event: The Grammys

Platform : CBS, Paramount+

Official Synopsis :

While it’s being boycotted by chart toppers The Weeknd and Beyonce for it’s lack of transparency and inclusion, the annual music awards will feature host Trevor Noah, opener Harry Styles, and performers ranging from Cardi B to BTS to Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion.

March 12, 2021

TV: Own the Room

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

A TV-14 docuseries that follows five students from around the world who take their life-changing business ideas the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Critics have praised the element of surprise and innovative thinking — as well as its ability to inspire.

March 12, 2021

TV: The One

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A DNA researcher helps discover a new way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service that takes off…until a body is found in the Thames. The British sci-fi thriller is based on the book by John Marrs.

March 12, 2021

Film: Nuestras Madres (Our Mothers)

Official Synopsis :

Winner of the 2019 Caméra d’Or at Canne’s, the film explores the repercussions of a 1980s civil war in Guatemala and the toll it took on the country’s women.

March 12, 2021

TV: Isabel

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

A limited series about Chilean-born bestselling author Isabel Allende, who was forced into exile during Pinochet’s dictatorship, and faced a heartbreaking tragedy just as she achieved literary stardom. At its center, it’s a story about a mother trying to balance work, family, fame and resistance.

March 11, 2021

TV: Genera+ion

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

An uneven half-hour dramedy from a father-daughter team about LA high school students in a conservative community embracing their generation’s views on issues like school shooting drills, classism, sexual identity and the environment. Alternates between raw and earnest and snarky and out-there, and sure to generate debate about its depiction of Gen Z.

March 9, 2021

TV: Delilah

Platform : OWN

Official Synopsis :

From Greenleaf creator Craig Wright, Delilah stars Maahra Hill (Blackish, How to Get Away with Murder) as a single mom who left a white-shoe law firm to hang her own shingle, and now takes on the powerful — which means going head to head with her best friend.

March 9, 2021

Film: COVID Diaries NYC

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

Five young documentary filmmakers capture the impact of COVID on their lives and their families in what TIME describes as “a bracing antidote to quarantine TV.”

March 8, 2021

Film: Bombay Rose

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Painted frame by frame, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible love: between two dreamers tested by duty and religious divides, between two women, and between an entire city and its Bollywood stars. Poignant, visually stunning, and heartbreaking. PG-13.

March 7, 2021

TV: Oprah Interviews Meghan & Harry

Platform : CBS

Official Synopsis :

Meghan and Harry sit down for a much anticipated primetime CBS News interview with Oprah — an event that’s prompted an unprecedented preemptive campaign by the British Royal family. 8pm ET.

March 7, 2021

TV: Good Girls: Season 4

Platform : NBC

Official Synopsis :

Beth, Anne and Ruby left viewers abruptly with a Season 3 cliffhanger. They’re back to deliver some answers — as they find themselves deeper in the hot water of their hot tub money laundering business.

March 7, 2021

TV: Pennyworth S2

Platform : Epix

Official Synopsis :

Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) is a former British SAS soldier who goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) — before he becomes Bruce Wayne’s father. A year after the explosive events of last season, England is embroiled in a civil war, with the powerful, neo-fascist Raven Union threatening to control the entire country.

March 4, 2021

TV: Real World Homecoming NY

Platform : Paramount+

Official Synopsis :

The original cast from the first show where strangers co-habitated, dated, fought and became famous for it. All seven return, but only six live in the original loft – while Eric Nies zooms in from elsewhere.

March 4, 2021

Film: Lucky

Platform : Shudder

Official Synopsis :

Stalked by a threatening figure who returns to her house night after night, a woman is forced to take matters into her own hands when she can’t get help.

March 4, 2021

TV: Stephen Colbert Presents: Tooning Out the News

Platform : Paramount+

Official Synopsis :

In the 2nd season of the timely, animated comedic series, new fake news program called The Establishment goes after Biden for his latest.

March 4, 2021

TV: Mr. Mercedes Season 3

Platform : Peacock

Official Synopsis :

Adapted from Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy and developed by David E. Kelley, the third season pivots around the murder of a celebrated author, whose manuscripts have gone missing.

March 2, 2021

TV: Race Across the World

Platform : Discovery+

Official Synopsis :

A vicarious travel adventure in the form of a competition show, five pairs must use any means possible — other than flights or phones — to reach checkpoints from Greece to Azerbaijan to China, Cambodia and Singapore. A hit in the UK, it’s a first for US viewers.

March 2, 2021

Film: (In) Visible Portraits

Platform : OWN

Official Synopsis :

A reexamination of long-held myths and truths about Black women in America, divided into three parts: “Hurt,” “Resilient” and “Beautiful.” From CNN: “…reframes the history of black women.”

March 1, 2021

Film: Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words

Platform : Starz

Official Synopsis :

A fresh take on the justice that captures more of her own thoughts and points of view — diving deep into some of her most important Supreme Court decisions.

March 1, 2021

TV: Debris

Platform : NBC

Official Synopsis :

A CIA operative and an MI6 agent team up to track the strange objects that have fallen to Earth from what appears to be an alien spacecraft — and the eerie effects they have on the humans they touch.

March 1, 2021

Film: Biggie: I’ve Got a Story To Tell

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Made in conjunction with the iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s estate, the doc focuses on his life story and accomplishments instead of his murder.

February 26, 2021

Film: Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

A documentary that follows the making of pop icon Eilish’s debut album in her childhood home, which went on to earn her Grammys in all four categories. From NBC News: “…provides a striking contrast to what people saw in ‘Framing Britney Spears.'”

February 25, 2021

Film: The Dark and the Wicked

Platform : Shudder

Official Synopsis :

Haunted by waking nightmares, two siblings suspect something evil is taking over their family and isolated farmhouse. From LA Times: “It isn’t exactly terrifying, but is well-acted and sinister enough to rise (levitate ominously?) above the pack.”

February 24, 2021

TV: Snowfall S4

Platform : FX

Official Synopsis :

Set in LA during the Reagan era’s “War on drugs,” Snowfall follows a crew of dealers as the crack cocaine business booms –along with gang wars and violence. In Season 4, the CIA and the White House have LA’s kingpins in their cross hairs.

February 24, 2021

TV: Ginny & Georgia

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Billed as a TV-14 comedy, Ginny & Georgia is a darker, more up to date Gilmore Girls with a big dose of drama.

February 23, 2021

TV: Superman & Lois

Platform : CW

Official Synopsis :

A fresh take on the DC Comics characters as they face their biggest challenge yet: their teenage sons, who don’t know the truth about Clark Kent.

February 22, 2021

TV: Beartown

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

A TV-MA Swedish drama about a small town hockey team at the center of a community’s hopes and secrets. From the Boston Globe: “Takes the honesty of Friday Night Lights to an even deeper and much darker level.”

February 21, 2021

TV: Walking Dead

Platform : AMC

Official Synopsis :

The extended 10th season of the hit series returns with Maggie back, as the collective communities try and find a way to silence the Whisperers once and for all.

February 21, 2021

ALLEN v FARROW

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

An explosive and wrenching docuseries that excavates the child molestation charges against Woody Allen, and asks us whether we should separate the artist from the art — and still celebrate the work.

February 19, 2021

Film: Nomadland

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

A piercing portrait of a community of van-dwelling boomers who travel throughout the western U.S. in search of seasonal work. Starring Frances McDormand and several real-life “nomads,” the film tops critics lists for Oscar contention.

February 19, 2021

TV: For All Mankind S2

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

What is the Soviets beat the Americans to the moon in 1969, and the Space Race never ended? That’s the premise of the Apple TV original, which returns in 1983 during the Reagan era, where Cold War tensions threaten armed conflict in space.

February 19, 2021

Film: I Care A Lot

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A darkly comedic psychological thriller about a shady court-appointed guardian who winds up bilking a someone tied to a powerful gangster. Peter Dinklage and Rosamund Pike star.

February 19, 2021

TV: Tell Me Your Secrets

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

Emma (Lily Rabe) once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, John (Hamish Linklater) is a former serial predator desperate to find redemption, and Mary (Amy Brenneman) is a grieving mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter. As each of them is pushed to the edge, the truth about their pasts and motives grows.

February 18, 2021

Film: It’s a Sin

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

A poignant, sometimes joyful, often heartbreaking story of gay life in 80s London during the early years of the AIDS crisis. Starring Neil Patrick Harris. Read our review.

February 17, 2021

TV: House Hunters: Comedians on Couches

Platform : Discovery+

Official Synopsis :

Color commentators from Seth Rogen to JB Smoove and John Mulaney re-live (and roast) the most memorable episodes of House Hunters.

February 17, 2021

TV: Behind her Eyes

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A twisty psychological thriller with a shock ending, it follows a single mom having an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his wife.

February 16, 2021

TV: Honour

Platform : Britbox

Official Synopsis :

A true crime drama about the disappearance of Banaz Mahmod in London in 2006, When detectives investigate, they uncover a trail of missed opportunities. Starring Keeley Hawes & Rhianne Barreto

February 16, 2021

TV: Animals on the Loose

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A new interactive adventure with Bear Gryllis that asks the viewers to chase — and protect — wild animals released from a sanctuary.

February 19, 2021

TV: Young Rock

Platform : NBC

Official Synopsis :

Based on the childhood of Dwayne Johnson, the sitcom alternates between his life at 10, 15 and 20, with The Rock himself narrating his wild ride to super stardom.

February 14, 2021

TV: The Great North

Platform : FOX

Official Synopsis :

A new adult animated series about the wacky adventures of an Alaskan family, who’s single dad (Nick Offerman) tries to keep his artistic daughter close to the fold. Guest starring Alannis Morrissette as herself.

February 12, 2021

Film: Map to Tiny Perfect Things

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

Billed as a YA romantic comedy, two 17-year-olds end up stuck in a time loop reliving a single day on the cusp of adulthood. Embraced by critics for its charm, some viewers feel it needs a “Trigger Warning” for the death of a parent.

February 12, 2021

Film: Judas & the Black Messiah

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on its charismatic young leader, Fred Hampton. The long-anticipated historical drama doubles as a “tense thriller,” according to NPR.

February 12, 2021

TV: Saint Maud

Platform : Epix

Official Synopsis :

A newly devout Roman Catholic hospice nurse becomes terrifyingly obsessed with saving the soul of a cancer-stricken choreographer in her care — but a dark force and her own past threaten to end her higher calling.

February 11, 2021

TV: Capitani

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

For fans of foreign crime dramas, this Luxembourg-set mystery follows Detective Luc Capitani as he travels to a small town to investigate the murder of a teenage girl and the disappearance of her twin sister.

February 11, 2021

Film: There is No “I” in Threesome

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

A documentary about an engaged couple in New Zealand who decide to open their relationship to sex clubs, threesomes and polyamory — and capture it on film — before tying the knot.

February 8, 2021

TV: Balthazar: Season 3

Platform : Acorn

Official Synopsis :

Looking for a replacement for Lupin? This Parisian drama follows French forensic pathologist, Raphaël Balthazar, who “can make the dead speak like no one else.” As he solves Paris’s most disturbing crimes, he’s still haunted by the murder of his wife.

January 31, 2021

TV: The Lady & the Dale

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

A four-part docuseries about the charismatic promoter of the 1970s “fuel-efficient car of the future”: The Dale. As the PR blitz was peaking, the trans woman behind the hype was outed as a fugitive.

January 31, 2021

TV: The Long Song

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

A 3-part miniseries about the end of slavery in Jamaica that follows July, an indomitable, young slave who works on a sugarcane plantation with her detestable mistress. Their lives change with the arrival of the charming new overseer, Robert Goodwin — who sets out to improve the plantation for both the slaves and the mistress.

January 31, 2021

TV: Desus & Nero

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

After scoring a sit down with Obama in December, the freestyling comedy-and-commentary duo ready for the new era, starting with Stacey Abrams.

January 29, 2021

Film: The Dig

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

The true story of one of the most important archeological digs in the UK, The Dig follows a British widow on the eve of WWII who hires a self-taught archaeologist to excavate mysterious formations on her land, which leads to a shocking discovery. Starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, and Lily James.

January 29, 2021

Film: Finding ‘Ohana

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A family-targeted action adventure — and summer in Hawaii escape fantasy — about two siblings from Brooklyn who connect with their Hawaiian roots while searching for a missing treasure on Oahu.

January 25, 2021

TV: Snowpiercer S2

Platform : TNT

Official Synopsis :

The series based on the film returns for a second season, as the train carrying the last vestiges of humanity continues on its endless journey through a post-apocalyptic tundra. Sean Bean joins the cast as the megalomaniacal CEO responsible for creating the train who will stop at nothing to control it.

January 24, 2021

TV: Bridge and Tunnel

Platform : Epix

Official Synopsis :

Written, directed and produced by Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, Public Morals), this dramedy series set in 1980 revolves around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island home town.

January 24, 2021

Special: Euphoria: F*ck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

The second of two special episodes features a parallel story set during the same time frame as Part One, but this time we see what Jules (Hunter Schafer) has been up to. Through flashbacks and conversations with her therapist, Jules begins to deal with her feelings for Rue and her own identity.

January 22, 2021

TV: Losing Alice

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

Forty-eight-year-old film director Alice becomes obsessed with a 24-year-old screenwriter femme fatale, Sophie, and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance and success.

January 22, 2021

Special: In & Of Itself

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

To describe this show would be to spoil the fun of it, so in broad strokes this filmed version of Derek DelGaudio’s one-man stage show uses illusions and slight of hand to make a poignant statement about the nature of identity and the ways we assign meaning to the world around us.

January 22, 2021

Film: White Tiger

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

The ambitious driver for a rich Indian family uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. Based on the bestselling novel. Starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

January 21, 2021

TV: Call My Agent S4

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

The agents at a top Paris talent firm are back for a fourth season with Andrea in charge and the agency in a precarious state.

January 21, 2021

TV: Daughter from Another Mother

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

After realizing their babies were switched at birth, two mothers who could not be more different decide to merge their families in this Mexcian comedy that will appeal to fans of Catastrophe.

January 21, 2021

TV: Spycraft

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A docuseries that looks at the history and tactics of espionage across countries, with episodes that include the roles of “Sexspionage,” saboteurs, code breakers and poison.

January 21, 2021

TV: Perfect Life (Vida Perfecta)

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

Maria, Cristina, and Esther are three 30-somethings in Spain whose lives are not turning out as planned. Together, they are discovering unexpected happiness in the alternatives. Winner of Best Series at Cannesseries Festival.

January 20, 2021

TV: C.B. Strike: Lethal White

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

Based on the bestselling novels written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, C.B.Strike follows a British war veteran turned private detective, whose role as a military police investigator helps him solve complex crimes that have baffled the police. From Globe and Mail: “Readers, I was smitten. What a great diversion. Dostoyevsky can eat his porridge.”

January 19, 2021

TV: The Night Caller

Platform : Sundance Now

Official Synopsis :

A four-part docuseries that explores an Australian killer’s legacy through the lives of those closest to him and to his victims – including the two men who were convicted and imprisoned long after he confessed.

January 17, 2021

TV: Scarlet and the Duke

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

A six-part Masterpiece Mystery series that follows the first female detective in Victorian London as she contends with naysayers and her childhood friend, colleague, and potential love interest, Scotland Yard’s William Wellington, a.k.a., The Duke.

January 15, 2021

FIlm: News of the World

Official Synopsis :

Five years after the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people, and escorts her across the rough plains of Texas to her aunt and uncle. Their trip becomes a struggle to survive dangers at every turn. Directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks.

January 15, 2021

Film: One Night in Miami

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

On Feb. 25, 1964, Cassius Clay — the man who would become known as Muhammad Ali — joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X to celebrate Clay’s first title win, and face a night of reckoning with the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement.

January 15, 2021

TV: WandaVision

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

Wanda and her husband Vision are living perfect suburban lives, until the super-powered beings — who orbit the Marvel Cinematic Universe — begin to suspect that their lives are not what they appear to be.

January 15, 2021

TV: Servant S2

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller returns, this time with higher stakes and a supernatural twist. Starring Lauren Ambrose and Rupert Glint.

January 11, 2021

TV: 30 Coins (30 Monedas)

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

This eight-episode Spanish-language horror series follows a priest exiled by the church to a remote town in Spain where he’s haunted by old enemies and his past. When strange things begin to happen, he teams up with the town’s mayor and a local vet to investigate the truth about a cursed coin and a global conspiracy.

January 10, 2021

TV: Tiger Part 1

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

The first of a two-part biodoc about golf icon Tiger Woods delves into his early years as a prodigy and rise to fame at the top of the sports world, before a sex scandal altered his trajectory, sending him down a dark, spiraling road, and ultimately toward a legendary comeback.

January 10, 2021

TV: All Creatures Great and Small

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

Return to the simple life of rural 1930s Yorkshire, England in this brand new revival of the popular British series based on the life and writings of world-renown veterinarian James Herriot.

January 9, 2021

TV: Marvel Studios: Legends

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

This series of shorts is meant as a refresher for fans leading up to the premiere of a new batch of shows featuring heroes and villains from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First up, Wanda Maximoff and Vision, leads of the upcoming Wandavision series.

January 9, 2021

Limited Series: Lupin

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family in this French crime drama that Slate Magazine predicts will be Netflix’s “next international hit.”

January 9, 2021

TV: Pretend It’s a City

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Wander the New York City streets and fascinating mind of wry writer, humorist, and raconteur Fran Lebowitz as she sits down with filmmaker Martin Scorsese.

January 9, 2021

TV: Dickinson S2

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

Hailee Steinfeld is back as poet Emily Dickinson in this 21st century take on 19th century history. This season explores the young Dickinson’s ambivalence about fame and the tensions leading up to the Civil War.

January 5, 2021

TV: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist S2

Platform : NBC/Peacock

Official Synopsis :

The musical series returns for another season of extravagantly staged numbers, office politics, and romantic complications. Zoey’s life may be confusing, but her ability to see and hear the intimate thoughts around her through song helps her cope with it all.

January 4, 2021

TV: The Bachelor S25

Platform : ABC

Official Synopsis :

Former pro-football player Matt James makes history as the first black bachelor in the show’s history (it only took 25 seasons to get here). Fans may recognize James as a previous suitor on The Bachelorette, but this time he’ll be the one giving out roses.

January 1, 2021

Special: Doctor Who Revolution of the Daleks

Platform : BBC America

Official Synopsis :

Fan favorite Jack Harkness joins the 13th Doctor and the TARDIS crew for this New Year’s Day special which finds the Earth threatened by a new deadly line of Daleks sneakily disguised as military defense drones.

January 1, 2021

TV: Cobra Kai S3

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

The revival series based on the Karate Kid films returns with a new season but the same old rivalries, as everyone deals with the mental and physical wounds inflicted at the end of Season 2. Look for even more blasts from the past as some familiar faces make their long-awaited return.

December 31, 2020

CNN’s New Year’s Eve

Platform : CNN, CNNgo

Official Synopsis :

Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen are back as hosts, with appearances from John Mayer, Snoop Dogg, Patti Labelle, Jimmy Buffett, Josh Groban, Desus & Mero, Goo Goo Dolls & Jon Bon Jovi, among others. 8pm ET.

December 31, 2020

NBC’s New Year’s Eve

Platform : NBC

Official Synopsis :

Carson Daly & Amber Rufflin host with Busta Rhymes & Anderson .Paak, Chloe x Halle, CNCO, Jason Derulo, Goo Goo Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Pentatonix, Bebe Rexha & Doja Cat, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, and Sting featuring Shirazee. 8pmET. 10pm-midnight will be best performances.

December 31, 2020

ABC’s New Year’s Rockin Eve

Platform : ABC, Hulu Live

Official Synopsis :

Ryan Seacrest & Lucy Hale return as hosts with performances from Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, Billy Porter, Lewis Capaldi, Machine Gun Kelly & others. Bonus interview with Joe & Jill Biden. 8pm ET.

December 30, 2020

Special: Yearly Departed

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

A cathartic and comedic sendoff to 2020 featuring Tiffany Haddish, Rachel Brosnahan, Sarah Silverman, Natasha Leggero, Ziwe, Natasha Rothwell and host Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Girls)

December 30, 2020

TV: Equinox

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A Scandinavian Da Vinci Code crossed with an eerie Lost, the Danish series is based on a hit podcast about a radio host’s search for her sister who went missing with classmates 21 years earlier.

December 30, 2020

TV: Vikings S6 – Part 2

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

Returning from hiatus and jumping to Amazon, Season 6 returns following the battle between brothers that left Bjorn victorious and a hero after the tyrannical rule of Ivar.

December 27, 2020

Film: Death to 2020

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A satirical doc from the creators of Black Mirror that takes a look back at 2020 in all its “mad glory” with the help of “experts” (played by Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, and Samuel L. Jackson, Leslie Jones and a few others).

December 26, 2020

TV: Letterkenny S9

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

In Letterkenny, Canada, the Hicks, the Skids, and the Hockey Players, are constantly feuding over trivial matters in this cult comedy. In the new season, the players learn about Judaism, and a Breastaurant opens in Letterkenny.

December 25, 2020

TV: Bridgerton

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A TV-MA British drama from Shonda Rhimes, Bridgerton follows eight siblings in the competitive high society of Regency London as they pursue love and happiness….with a lot of sex.

December 25, 2020

Film: Wonder Woman

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

Set in 1980s D.C., a decade defined by greed, Wonder Woman 1984 is a deceptively lighter version of its WW1 origin story. It brings Gal Godot and Chris Pine back together in a quest to save the world from it’s own misguided “wishes.”

December 25, 2020

TV: Sylvie’s Love

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

Old-fashioned romance and music intertwine in this sweeping story set in the rapidly changing 60s that examines the true price of love.

December 23, 2020

Film: Midnight Sky

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A lone scientist in the Arctic finds himself in a race against time to save a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Directed by and starring George Clooney, Felicity Jones, and Kyle Chandler, critics have praised the performances and thematic heft, but have not been on board with the slow pacing.

December 22, 2020

Film: City Hall

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

Engrossing and hopeful doc that’s received universal praise from critics. From Wall Street Journal: “Constitutes a love letter to civic governance, and the notion of democracy, at a time when public discourse seethes with scorn for urban life.”

December 22, 2020

Special: London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

She calls herself “the next Richard Pryor,” so you’ve been warned. The British comedian and TV presenter holds nothing back in this raucous romp through her wild sex life.

December 18, 2020

TV: Total Control

Platform : Sundance/AMC+

Official Synopsis :

Thrust into a political career after an act of heroism, a charismatic indigenous senator (Deborah Mailman) finds herself betrayed at the highest levels, and seeks redemption from the party and the Prime Minister (Rachel Griffiths). An Australian drama for House of Cards fans.

December 18, 2020

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Chadwick Boseman’s final performance will break your heart in this long-awaited August Wilson adaptation, which follows real-life 1920s blues singer Ma Rainey as she demands respect and what’s owed to her. Viola Davis owns the screen.

December 18, 2020

TV: El Cid

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

A five episode historical drama based on the legend Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (also known as El Cid), a nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain who takes on the monarchy that is attempting to control him. Starring Jamie Lorente from Money Heist.

December 16, 2020

TV: The Expanse S5

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

As humans leave the solar system in search of new homes and fortunes on the earth-like worlds beyond the alien Ring, a heavy price for centuries of exploitation of the Belt finally comes due and a reckoning is at hand.

December 16, 2020

Film: Art of Political Murder

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

In the 1970s, the brutal murders of sex workers in the UK spark little public interest – until a teen is also killed. Investigators and witnesses recall how a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorized the north of England.

December 14, 2020

Special: iHeart Jingle Ball

Platform : CW

Official Synopsis :

The 20th year of the popular Jingle Ball brings latest chart toppers Harry Styles, Billy Eilish, Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes, Lewis Capaldi, Doja Cat, Sam Smith, and the Weeknd.

December 13, 2020

TV: Pennyworth

Platform : Epix

Official Synopsis :

A live action Batman prequel that follows Bruce Wayne’s butler, Pennyworthy, as he launches a spy service in an alternative London. In Season 2, England is embroiled in a civil war and Pennyworth, now running a black-market club, is in search of a way out — and he’s got his eye on America.

December 13, 2020

Special: Desus & Mero

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

Comedic duo Desus & Mero interview Barack Obama in this “late night for the people” special. Let’s see if they’re raw honesty can bring out some fresh reveals. 11:05pm ET/PT.

December 13, 2020

TV: Couples Therapy: The COVID Special

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

A docuseries that follows renowned therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik as she counsels couples in crisis mid-pandemic, and helps them navigate a new reality.

December 12, 2020

Film: The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

They produced 20 #1 hits over five decades of changing musical tastes, and influenced musicians ranging from Eric Clapton to Chris Martin to Justin Timberlake — who pay tribute in this poignant doc.

December 11, 2020

Film: Giving Voice

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

An uplifting doc that follows students from across the US as they audition for the prestigious August Wilson Monologue Competition, culminating in a riveting final round on Broadway. With appearances from Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.

December 11, 2020

Film: The Prom

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

An all-star cast of crowd-pleasers including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, James Corden and Nicole Kidman star as washed up Broadway stars who head to Indiana to come to the defense of a teenage lesbian who just wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

December 11, 2020

TV: The Wilds

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

After a chartered plane goes down with a group of teenagers headed for a troubled girls retreat, the crew is killed — stranding the passengers on an island. The LOST inspired YA series is being heralded by critics as addictive, relevant and important.

December 11, 2020

TV: Adult Material

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

Porn star and mom-of-three Jolene Dollar is a poster girl for the industry. But her world is shaken by the arrival on set of new girl and the return of a dark figure from her past. One part dark and twisty and one part comedic, BBC calls this one a “must watch.”

December 11, 2020

Film: I’m Your Woman

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

A fresh and subversive take on the film noir genre, a young mother is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.

December 10, 2020

Film: Let Them All Talk

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

Celebrated legend Meryl Streep plays a celebrated author who takes her old friends (played by Candace Bergen and Diane Weist) on a cruise. The goal: heal old wounds, cure her writer’s block, and kick up some adventurous fun.

December 10, 2020

Film: A Funny Boy

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Set against Sri Lanka’s 1980s upheaval, A Funny Boy is a coming-of-age story about a high school student who must reconcile his identity, sexuality and family conflicts at a time when homosexuality was considered a crime.

December 9, 2020

TV: The Trial of Christine Keeler

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

A behind the headlines story about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times, the 1960s ‘Profumo affair.’

December 9, 2020

Film: Rose Island

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

An Italian comedy-drama about the “prince of anarchists,” the idealistic engineer who built his own island and declared it a nation, drawing the world’s attention – as well as that of the Italian government, who declared him an enemy.

December 8, 2020

Film: 40 Years a Prisoner

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

The story of one of the most controversial shootouts in American history, the 1978 Philadelphia police raid on the radical back-to-nature group MOVE, and the aftermath that led to a son’s decades-long fight to free his parents.

December 7, 2020

TV: A Suitable Boy

Platform : Acorn

Official Synopsis :

Amid the cultural upheaval of 1950s India, Lata (Tanya Maniktala) is torn between romance and duty, while wayward Maan (Ishaan Khatter) has a perilous affair with a glamorous courtesan (Tabu). Based on the global bestseller by Vikram Seth and directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), the Guardian calls it “groundbreaking.”

December 6, 2020

MTV Movie & TV Awards

Platform : MTV

Official Synopsis :

Vanessa Hudgens hosts MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time, revealing the Greatest Scream Queen, Greatest Comedy Giant and more tonight at 8/7c.

December 6, 2020

TV: Your Honor

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

Bryan Cranston stars as New Orleans judge Michael Desiato, who is forced to confront his own deepest convictions when his son is involved in a hit and run that embroils an organized crime family.

December 6, 2020

TV: Shameless S11

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

After a decade of dysfunction, the Gallaghers are going out with the biggest bang ever. It’s going to be a wild last ride, but changes are coming that will force each of them to either step up or hit the road.

December 4, 2020

Film: Mank

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish “Citizen Kane.” David Fincher directs Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins and Charles Dance. Coming to Netflix December 4th.

December 4, 2020

Mariah Carey’s Magical Xmas

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

Narrated by actor-comedian Tiffany Haddish, the story centers around a “holiday cheer crisis,” with Santa’s friend Mariah coming to save the day…along with Ariana Grande, Snoop Dogg, Misty Copeland, Jennifer Hudson, and Billy Eichner.

December 4, 2020

TV: Big Mouth S4

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

On the brink of eighth grade, the friends contend with summer camp torments, shady alter egos, new make-out frontiers and Tito the Anxiety Mosquito.

December 4, 2020

Film: Sound of Metal

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

Riz Ahmed stars as a punk metal drummer who must come to come to terms with career-ending sudden deafness in this surprising, experimental drama hailed by critics as Oscar-worthy for its performances.

December 4, 2020

Film: Bombay Love

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A Hindu girl falls in love with an orphaned Muslim boy after escaping from an arranged marriage. Stunning animation and a Bollywood approach far from Disney give this one international appeal.

December 3, 2020

The Commons

Platform : Sundance Now

Official Synopsis :

An Australian thriller set in the near future, The Commons tells the story of gifted neuropsychologist Eadie Boulay (Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey) who is desperate to conceive a child. But a climate crisis and a crumbling social order bring new complications and questions about bringing a child into the world.

December 2, 2020

Radio City Christmas

Platform : NBC

Official Synopsis :

Following the annual Rock Center tree lighting, the iconic Rockettes will perform along with appearances from Jenna Dewan, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Groban, Carla Hall, Padma Lakshmi and John Legend.

December 2, 2020

Hazel Brugger: Tropical

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Swiss-American cabaret performer/ stand-up comedian Hazel Brugger offers her takes on unruly geese, chatty gynecologists, German bank loans and more.

December 2, 2020

Film: Baby God

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

For more than 30 years, Dr. Quincy Fortier covertly uses his own sperm to inseminate his fertility patients. When his secret is revealed, his children seek the truth about his motives and try to make sense of their own identities.

December 2, 2020

TV: Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller

Platform : NatGeo

Official Synopsis :

A journey inside the dangerous global underworld from the point of view of the smugglers, law enforcement and those caught in the crossfire.

December 1, 2020

Special: Natalie Palamides: Nate

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A bold, funny and uncomfortable comedy special that tackles consent. Critic’s Take: Fast Company calls this one “urgent, dynamic and resonant.”

November 30, 2020

Film: Finding Agnes

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

In this emotional and comedic Filipino film, an entrepreneur heads to Morocco to understand the turbulent life of his estranged mother — and meets her adopted daughter.

November 29, 2020

Film: My Psychdelic Love Story

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

An examination of the notorious high priest of LSD Timothy Leary through the eyes of his famed lover Joanna Harcourt-Smith. Oscar-winner Errol Morris recounts the wild adventures of two seemingly innocent people on the run in this international saga of mystery and lust.

November 27, 2020

Film: Black Beauty

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

In an up-to-date reimagining of Anna Sewell’s classic, a wild horse is taken away from its family and brought to a stable, where she meets a teenage orphan and forms an unbreakable bond that carries them both through the hardships and adventures of life.

November 26, 2020

Film: Mosul

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

After being rescued by an Iraqi SWAT team from an assault by insurgents, a policeman joins the team and is thrown into a world of secrecy and ceaseless, fierce fighting. Critic’s take: From RogerEbert.com: “what Mosul gets right more often is its prioritization of the Iraqi perspective, and the weight of all this violence.”

November 26, 2020

TV: Flight Attendant

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

A darkly comedic thriller about a flight attendant (Kaley Cuoco) who wakes up in a hotel with a dead man – and no memory of what happened.

November 26, 2020

Film: Time

Platform : Prime

Official Synopsis :

A documentary about entrepreneur and matriarch Fox Rich, who spent the last two decades campaigning for the release of her husband, Rob G. Rich, who is serving a 60-year prison sentence for a robbery they both committed in the early 1990s in a moment of desperation.

November 25, 2020

TV: Saved by the Bell

Platform : Peacock

Official Synopsis :

In a self-aware, up-to-date reboot of the original, which brings back original cast members Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, Bayside High sees an influx of students from underfunded schools, giving the privileged kids a dose of much-needed reality. Critics have been raving about this one.

November 25, 2020

Film: Happiest Season

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

A woman plans to propose to her girlfriend at her family’s annual holiday party, only to discover her partner hasn’t come out to her conservative parents. The groundbreaking LGBQT holiday rom-com stars Kristen Stewart, MacKenzie Davis, and Dan Levy. From Director Clea DuVall.

November 25, 2020

Doc: Mystery of DB Cooper

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

50 years later, it’s a case that continues to confound the FBI: the mystery of a man who hijacked a 727 flying out of Seattle, traded the passengers’ lives for $200,000 and four parachutes, lept from the jet over some of Washington state’s roughest terrain, and was never heard from again. ‌

November 25, 2020

Film: Uncle Frank

Platform : Prime

Official Synopsis :

In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina for the family patriarch’s funeral, they’re unexpectedly joined by Frank’s lover Walid. From Oscar-winner Alan Ball, it’s a funny and moving portrait of a family learning to accept each other.

November 24, 2020

Film: Hillbilly Elegy

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A Yale Law student returns to his Ohio hometown to face three generations of family history and the uncertainty of his own future. Starring Glenn Close and Amy Adams, this adaptation of the hit memoir has failed to win over critics, but it has prompted some to want to read the book.

November 23, 2020

TV: Black Narcissus

Platform : FX/ Hulu

Official Synopsis :

Set in the Himalayas, 1934, during the later stages of British rule. A remote clifftop palace once known as the ‘House of Women’ holds many dark secrets. When the young nuns of St. Faith attempt to establish a mission there, its haunting mysteries awaken forbidden desires that seem destined to repeat a terrible tragedy.

November 23, 2020

TV: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Platform : CW

Official Synopsis :

Set nearly a decade after the finale of the beloved original series, this faithful revival follows Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore through four seasons of change.

November 22, 2020

American Music Awards

Platform : ABC, Hulu Live

Official Synopsis :

The annual awards events features appearances from Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and many others. 8/7c.

November 22, 2020

Film: Dolly Parton’s Christmas

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

When a cold-hearted woman tries to sell her hometown’s land, it’s up to music and magic — and Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, and Treat Williams — to save the day.

November 22, 2020

Film: Belushi

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

Director R.J. Cutler reveals the lesser known life story of a comedic legend, with new revelations from his high school sweetheart turned wife, and friends Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Penny Marshall, and Harold Ramis. Read our review here.

November 21, 2020

Special: Between the World and Me

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

Written as a letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ teenage son, the special special recounts the author’s experiences growing up in Baltimore’s inner city — and his provocative theory that white supremacy is structurally supported.

November 20, 2020

Film: Run

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

A teenager begins to suspect her hovering single mom isn’t as benevolent as she seems in this taut and twisty thriller from the creators of Searching, starring Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen.

November 20, 2020

TV: Small Axe

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

From British director Steve McQueen, the five-part anthology focuses on West Indians confronting racism in London from the late 60s through the 80s. Each powerful film deserves its own tribute. The first, Mangrove, follows the infamous trial of the Mangrove 9, and introduces us to Altheia Jones-LeCointe, the leader of the British Black Panther movement. Don’t miss this.

November 20, 2020

Film: If Anything Happens I Love You

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

An animated short about two parents facing the emotional loss of a child from a school shooting, Described as “an elegy on grief,” the heartbreaking 12-minute film also delivers a powerful message.

November 19, 2020

TV: I Hate Suzie

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

A dark British satire that takes aim at stardom, I Hate Suzie follows former a pop star turned actress whose life flips upside down after her raciest photos are hacked and posted for the world to see. Piercingly funny and cringe-inducing.

November 19, 2020

TV: Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

A fresh take on the reunion special, this one’s an unscripted gathering of the Banks family that joins Will Smith with the series regulars — and looks at the impact the show had 30 years later. A poignant real-life reconciliation brings emotional heft to the singing, dancing retrospective.

November 18, 2020

Doc: Crazy, Not Insane

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

Ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a serial killer? Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis has made it her life’s work to find out. Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney focuses his lens on the psychiatrist’s long career, highlighting her recorded interviews with death-row inmates (including Ted Bundy) and attempts to understand them.

November 18, 2020

TV: For Life S2

Platform : ABC

Official Synopsis :

ABC’s legal drama about a prison inmate turned lawyer returns for a second season with a whole new outlook. After 10 years in prison Aaron Wallace is now a free man, but he struggles with life on the outside and the consequences of the decisions he made at the end of the last season.

November 18, 2020

TV: No Man’s Land

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

A young French man travels to Syria in search of his sister, who may not be dead as he believed. There, he ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters and traveling with them in ISIS-occupied territory.

November 17, 2020

TV: Beyond Oak Island

Official Synopsis :

A spin-off of The Curse of Oak Island, real-life treasure hunters Rick and Marty Lagina dig up new revelations from famous treasure hunts around the world – past and present. From Blackbeard’s sunken ships to the artifacts of Jesse James to the mysteries behind Aztec gold. A safe-for-all-persuasions show for the family.

November 17, 2020

TV: Big Sky

Platform : ABC

Official Synopsis :

David E. Kelly (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) brings another tense crime drama to the small screen, this time set against the backdrop of rural Montana. When a pair of sisters are kidnapped on a remote highway, the search leads to more missing women and a race to stop a killer before he strikes again. Starring Ryan Phillippe and Kathryn Winnick, the series brings Kelly back broadcast and PG — but be prepared to be shocked and disturbed.

November 17, 2020

Film: Ainu Mosir

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A Japanese teenager searches for a spiritual connection with his recently deceased dad while struggling to understand his identity in an indigenous village — where the community’s survival depends on performing their ancient traditions for visiting tourists. Directed by Takeshi Fukunaga, the film earned a jury mention at the Tribeca Film Festival.

November 17, 2020

Special: LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

Sorry to disappoint, but this is not a Lego-ized remake of the infamous live-action 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. There are references to it, though, and so many other Star Wars properties. With goofy humor for the kids, and a warm message about the joy of togetherness, it’s a festive way to kick off the Life Day season with the whole family.

November 16, 2020

TV: His Dark Materials

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

His Dark Materials follows Lyra, a brave young woman from another world. Lyra’s quest to find her kidnapped friend leads her to uncover a sinister plot of a secret organization, encounter extraordinary beings and protect dangerous secrets. In Season 2, Lyra and Pantalaimon find themselves in the ‘city in the sky’ seen from the Aurora, called Cittàgazze.

November 15, 2020

Film: Murder on Middle Beach

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

A son sets out to solve his mother’s murder in this riveting docuseries, interviewing family members and many others to understand her life and gather evidence. What he uncovers is a trail of secrets, connections to shadowy figures, and years-old resentments in his deceptively idyllic hometown.

November 15, 2020

TV: The Crown: Season 4

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

In the 1980s, Elizabeth clashes with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while Prince Charles enters a tumultuous marriage with Lady Diana Spencer. From The Atlantic: The Crown observes that the royals’ failures can more often than not be self-inflicted — and in doing so, the show produces its most thrilling and biting season yet.

November 13, 2020

Film: The Life Ahead

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A Holocaust survivor (Sophia Loren) running a daycare business forms an unlikely friendship with a bitter street kid when she takes him in after he robs her. From CNN: “The Life Ahead has the warm feel of a family affair, and a celebration of not just Loren’s contribution in this particular film, but the life, and career, behind her.”

November 13, 2020

Film: Jingle Jangle Christmas

Official Synopsis :

Decades after his apprentice betrays him, a once joyful toy maker finds new hope when his bright young granddaughter appears on his doorstep in this new holiday musical starring John Legend, Keegan-Michael Key, Forest Whitaker, Ricky Martin and others. From RogerEbert.com: ”The many pleasures of this overflowing Christmas stocking of a film are sure to make it a family favorite, and most likely a family tradition.”

November 13, 2020

Film: Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

A journey across the planet and universe explores how meteorites, shooting stars and deep impacts have awoken wonder about other realms — and make people rethink their destinies. The New York Times describes it as “…about as transportive as documentaries get.”

November 13, 2020

Film: Mank

Platform : Theaters

Official Synopsis :

1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish “Citizen Kane.” David Fincher directs Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins and Charles Dance. Coming to Netflix December 4th.

November 12, 2020

TV: Grey’s Anatomy S17

Platform : ABC

Official Synopsis :

Continuing the crossover event in the 9:00 hour, the longest running medical drama on TV returns for its 17th season with a timely two-hour premiere featuring the staff at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital facing the pandemic head-on. Stay tuned to the very end for a moment that will leave fans gasping until the next episode.

November 12, 2020

TV: Station 19 S4

Platform : ABC

Official Synopsis :

The Grey’s Anatomy spinoff teams up with its predecessor for a special crossover event that incorporates the real-world COVID outbreak into the already dramatic lives of the show’s fire-fighting heroes. The premiere finds the characters dealing with the pandemic as well as the complicated issues still unresolved after the eventful Season 3 finale.

November 11, 2020

TV: A Queen is Born

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

This makeover show from Brazil isn’t like any you’ve seen before. Self-proclaimed “Godmothers” Gloria Groove and Alexia Twister make drag dreams come true as they help six artists find the confidence to own the stage.

November 11, 2020

TV: Eater’s Guide to the World

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

Filmed before the pandemic threw a wrench into everyone’s dining-out and travel plans, this culinary tour narrated by Maya Rudolf showcases delicious cuisine from destinations all over the world, so you can live vicariously as you add to your list of where to go once it’s all over.

November 10, 2020

TV: A Teacher

Platform : FX/ Hulu

Official Synopsis :

A Teacher flips the script on our current #MeToo discourse by exploring a relationship between a female teacher and her male high school student. Starting with the simple act of tutoring, boundaries are soon crossed, leaving permanent damage. Starring Kate Mara and Nick Robinson.

November 9, 2020

TV: Industry

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

Industry follows a group of young and hungry graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at a high-profile London investment bank. Told from the point of view of an outsider from upstate New York, the series explores issues of gender, race, class, and privilege within the high-flying world of international finance.

November 8, 2020

TV: Moonbase 8

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly star in this new comedy series as three astronauts stationed at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator in a remote part of the Arizona desert. While working vigorously to qualify for their first lunar mission, they encounter many obstacles including loneliness, self-doubt, and their own incompetence.

November 6, 2020

Film: The Endless Trench

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

In the wake of the Spanish Civil War, a former Republican fighter is forced into hiding from the armed forces of Franco’s government or risk being killed. With the help of his wife, he spends decades hiding in an underground trench beneath their kitchen, becoming increasingly isolated as time passes.

November 5, 2020

TV: Two Weeks to Live

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

Game of Thrones alum Maisie Williams stars in this dark British comedy as a runaway who escapes from her controlling mother and their isolated existence in the Scottish wilderness only to inadvertently become the target of greedy mobsters. As it turns out, her mother may be the one person who can help her survive.

November 5, 2020

TV: Save Me Too

Platform : Peacock

Official Synopsis :

In the second season of the award-winning British drama Save Me, Lennie James returns as a man whose life is turned upside down when his estranged teenage daughter goes missing. His search continues, with new leads and new suspects drawing him deeper in to a dark, underground world.

November 4, 2020

TV: The A Word: Season 3

Platform : Sundance, Amazon

Official Synopsis :

Dramatic, thought-provoking and lighthearted, The A Word captures an authentic portrait of a contemporary family after their young son is diagnosed with autism. In Season 3, the entire extended family must cope with the parents’ divorce, when change is the one thing their son fears most.

November 4, 2020

TV: Love & Anarchy

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

This Swedish romantic comedy centers on a married business consultant who becomes involved with a young IT technician in a flirtatious game of escalating stakes. They assign each other challenges meant to defy societal norms, but the unintended consequences grow more and more out of control.

November 3, 2020

The Daily Show’s Votegasm

Official Synopsis :

Trevor Noah’s live one hour special airs at 11pm ET/8pm PT across Comedy Central, MTV, BET and social channels. Special guests include Don Cheadle, Tressie McMillan Cottom, and Daily Show regulars including Jordan Klepper.

November 3, 2020

Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

Stephen Colbert will be live at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Showtime, responding in real-time to results along with a range of special guests. “It’s going to be a great night although my therapist has reminded me America has to WANT to change,” says Colbert.

November 1, 2020

TV: Roadkill

Platform : PBS, iTunes

Official Synopsis :

This all-star political thriller led by Hugh Lurie (House, Veep) follows a charismatic British politician dodging accusations of corruption and family scandals. Watercooler’s take: Con artistry and sex scandals are not native to the U.S. politics, but they’re more fun when playing out in a fictional version from the other side of the pond. 9/8c

October 30, 2020

Film: His House

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but struggle to adjust in an English town with evil lurking beneath the surface. Watercooler’s take: A blend of haunted house, humor, and magical realism pivoting around the real-life horrors of life as a refugee.

October 30, 2020

TV: Truth Seekers

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

Comedic paranormal investigators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost set out to film ghost sightings and end up uncovering a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon. Watercooler’s take: Perfect amount of spook, conspiracy theories, digital ghosts and X-Files-style discoveries.

October 30, 2020

TV: The Mandalorian: S2

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

Set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, the series follows a lone bounty hunter who decides to protect The Child (Baby Yoda) rather than collect a bounty. Season 2 comes with a surprise character. Watercooler’s take: If the notoriously fractious Star Wars fandom can agree that The Mandalorian is a worthy torchbearer as the franchise heads into an uncertain future, it’s got to be worth checking out.

October 25, 2020

TV: The Undoing

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

A successful therapist’s life unravels after she learns that her husband might be responsible for a widespread disaster. Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, the six-episode series is written by David E. Kelley and directed by Susanne Bier (Night Manager, Bird Box). Watercooler’s take: Taut and riveting, if a bit too reminiscent of Big Little Lies at first. Kidman and Grant will keep you entranced.

October 23, 2020

Film: Letter to You

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

The story behind the making of the 20th album from Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band is a stirring tribute to their enduring bond. Critic’s take: From CNN: “…buttresses the point that when it comes to passion to communicate through music, after all these years, Bruce Springsteen and his mates are still on fire.”

October 23, 2020

Film: On the Rocks

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

Faced with sudden doubts about her marriage, a young New York mother (Rashida Jones) teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father (Bill Murray) to tail her husband (Marlon Wayans). A bittersweet comedy from Sofia Coppola.

October 23, 2020

TV: The Queen’s Gambit

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction. Watercooler take: Stunning performances and visual world building elevate a story that weaves together early 60s politics and the mysteries (and assumptions) around “genius.”

October 23, 2020

Film: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

Sacha Baron Cohen is back as fake Kazakhstani journalist Borat, and this time he’s on a covert mission to win over the “dictator-friendly U.S. president.” Watercooler take: While it’s made headlines for it’s Rudy Guiliani scenes, the film exposes many more cringe-inducing moments in our past year of American politics. As the Atlantic puts it, “He isn’t holding up a twisted mirror to society anymore; he’s just holding up a camera.”

October 22, 2020

TV: The Witches

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

A reinvention of Roald Dahl’s classic, it’s the imaginative and humorous tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real-life witches. Starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, and Stanley Tucci. Suitable for families with younger kids (6+).

October 21, 2020

Film: 537 Votes

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

A revealing, engaging political analysis of the events and maneuvering that led to the 2000 presidential recount, and the 537 votes that determined the outcome. Watercooler’s take: Timely, insightful, and nerve-wracking on the brink of another chaotic election.

October 21, 2020

TV: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Late night legend David Letterman is back and going deep and getting serious with Dave Chappelle, Kim Kardashian West, Lizzo and Robert Downey Jr.

October 21, 2020

TV: black-ish

Platform : ABC / Hulu

Official Synopsis :

black-ish returns for it’s seventh season — with a focus on their new lives facing pandemic realities. Watercooler take: Balances comedy with the starker realities of our current moment.

October 21, 2020

TV: The Conners

Platform : ABC / Hulu

Official Synopsis :

The Conners are back and more relatable than ever — as the pandemic takes its toll on all of their lives. Watercooler take: Reassuring comfort watch that mixes its familiar humor with empathy for what we’re all going through.

October 19, 2020

Film: Feels Good Man

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

the story of how artist Matt Furie, creator of a trippy, once-benign comic character named Pepe the Frog, fought an uphill battle to reclaim his iconic creation from those who turned it into a symbol of hate. Critic’s take: From Film Inquiry: “An excoriating insight into the rise of the alt-right and the underlying issues that propelled it.”

October 19, 2020

TV: Unsolved Mysteries

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Perplexing disappearances, shocking murders, paranormal encounters, and this season: the unsolved case of the missing White House aide Jack Wheeler. TV-MA.

October 18, 2020

TV: The Trouble with Maggie Cole

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

A close-knit fishing village is turned upside down after the self-appointed “historian,” Maggie Cole, drinks too much and dishes to a big city reporter. A story of how small town gossip takes on new potency in the age of social media.

October 17, 2020

Film: David Byrne’s American Utopia

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

The Talking Heads frontman’s acclaimed Broadway show arrives on HBO as a film directed by Spike Lee – with Byrne joined by 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe. “Invites audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.” Critic’s take: From the Washington Post: “It arrives like an unexpected answer to an unspoken prayer.”

October 16, 2020

Film: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.” From Aaron Sorkin, starring Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen. Critic’s take: From CNN: “To paraphrase Bob Dylan, the times are indeed a-changin’, but Sorkin’s brand of sharp writing about politics, media, and culture hasn’t gone out of style.”

October 16, 2020

TV: Grand Army

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on a chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, break free and seize the future.” Based on “Slut: The Play” from Katie Cappiello Note: It’s TV-MA. Critic’s take: From Rolling Stone: “In its best moments, Grand Army enters rare air for high school shows, elevating surprisingly close to the genre’s thoughtful standard-bearer, My So-Called Life.”

October 16, 2020

TV: What the Constitution Means to Me

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

The filmed version of the Broadway finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A former high school debate champ “traces the effect that the Constitution has had on four generations of women in her family, deftly examining how the United States’ founding principles are inextricably linked with our personal lives.” Critic’s take: From RogerEbert.com: “A towering achievement, a work of devastating clarity.”

October 16, 2020

Film: Clouds

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

“A raw, unfiltered and beautiful look at the heartbreaking duality of life set to uplifting music, Zach Sobiech’s inspiring true story is a testament to what can happen when you start to live as if each day might be your last.” Critics take: From Flickering Myth: “It’s a sob story indeed, but where Clouds goes right is giving viewers an equal amount of fighting and living with something substantial to take away from all of the schmaltz.”

October 15, 2020

TV: West Wing Special

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

For the first time in 17 years, the cast of The West Wing reprises their roles for a special stage presentation. Stars Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, and Martin Sheen join, along with four special guests, all to Benefit When We All Vote. Critic’s take: From USA Today: “…smooth and slick, beautifully staged and acted. Even in a pared-down set, was emotional, gratifying and comforting in a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

October 15, 2020

TV: Star Trek: Discovery

Platform : CBS

Official Synopsis :

“After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael Burnham is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock.”

October 15, 2020

TV: Social Distance

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A dark comedy anthology about lives under quarantine and the struggle to stay connected. Unlike other remotely shot pandemic shows, this one is TV-MA . Critic’s take: From The Week: “…able to speak our language without feeling like its lecturing us about the moment we’re still sorting through.”

October 15, 2020

TV: The Mortuary Collection

Platform : Shudder

Official Synopsis :

“On the cusp of retirement, an eccentric mortician recounts several of the strangest stories he’s encountered in his long career, but things take a turn for the phantasmagorical when he learns that the final story – is his own.” NR and grisly. Critic’s take: According to Thrillist, it’s a “worthwhile effort for anyone who loves Creepshow, V/H/S, or the old Amicus anthologies.”

October 13, 2020

TV: Tell Me A Story

Platform : CW

Official Synopsis :

Classic fairytales are reimagined as twisty and subversive psychological thrillers. Season 2 of Tell Me A Story is set in Nashville and reinvents the princess-themed tales Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Starring Paul Wesley from Vampire Diaries. Previously only available to CBS AllAccess subscribers, its debuting on CW at 9pm ET/PT.

October 13, 2020

Film: Nocturne

Platform : Prime

Official Synopsis :

“Inside the halls of an elite arts academy, a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate.” Critics take: The Blumhouse film didn’t win over the New York Times, but according to the Guardian, it’s “played firmly in the key of Black Swan, and it is a confident interpretation.”

October 13, 2020

TV: The Bachelorette

Platform : ABC

Official Synopsis :

She let Juan Pablo have it a few years back on The Bachelor, and this time Clare Crawley is back as the 16th Bachelorette. If the trailer is any indication, she’s about to “blow-up” the franchise. 8/7c

October 13, 2020

TV: Mystery Road: Season 2

Platform : Acorn

Official Synopsis :

“When two boys go missing from a cattle station in the Australian Outback, Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) teams up with local cop Emma James (two-time Oscar nominee Judy Davis) to investigate. But solving the mystery could expose other crimes that haunt the remote town.” Critics take: From the Sydney Morning Herald: “This magnificent version of the Wild West returns for a second season, as exotic and distinctive as ever.”

October 11, 2020

TV: The Spanish Princess

Platform : Starz

Official Synopsis :

The third installment in the Phillipa Gregory series that includes The White Queen and The White Princess, The Spanish Princess continues the saga of Queen Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII — told through the lens of the women, including women of color. Intimate, soapy and rich in history, the series sheds light on the religious and political rebellions that shaped 16th century Europe.

October 11, 2020

TV: Fear the Walking Dead

Platform : AMC

Official Synopsis :

“Season 6 of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family once united by a mission to help those in need. After being torn apart by Virginia (Colby Minifie) and her Pioneers, the group is now dispersed across her far-reaching settlements. Morgan’s (Lennie James) last message at the end of season five implored the group to “Just Live” and this season we’ll see what that means to each of them.”

October 11, 2020

TV: Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Platform : Bravo

Official Synopsis :

Andy Cohen is back with guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, and pop culture debating headline-making celebrities and Bravo shows. Sun-Thursday at 11/10c.

October 9, 2020

Film: The Forty-Year-Old Version

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“Desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha Blank finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.”Critics Take: A sharp comedy with a breakout star, it’s been praised by critics far and wide. From Detroit News: “…a cause for celebration, better late than never. Stand up and cheer.”

October 9, 2020

TV: The Right Stuff

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

“The incredible story of the early days of the U.S. space program, based on the iconic bestseller by Tom Wolfe. At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men inspire the world to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope.” Critics Take: Not as impactful as the film, several critics have noted. The Guardian calls the series “Mad Men in space.” And from RogerEbert.com “…thought-provoking in its consideration of what America wants out of its heroes.”

October 9, 2020

TV: Haunting of Bly Manor

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“An au pair plunges into an abyss of chilling secrets in this gothic romance from the creator of ‘The Haunting of Hill House.'”Critics Take: Leans into soapy elements and the pacing is slow, but the atmosphere will transport. From Film Inquiry: “…in the end, is a bittersweet love story about haunted people which happens to take place inside a haunted house.”

October 8, 2020

Film: Charm City Kings

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

“In this gritty coming-of-age drama, 14-year-old Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders. His older brother, Stro, was their top rider before his tragic death—a loss that consumes Mouse. His mom and his police mentor, Detective Rivers, work overtime to help the charismatic teen reach his full potential, but when the Midnight Clique’s leader, Blax (Meek Mill), takes the boy under his wing, the lure of revving his own dirt bike skids Mouse toward a road way past the straight and narrow.” Critics Take: From the LATimes: “A slick, appealing blend of summertime coming-of-ager and cautionary crime thriller.”

October 8, 2020

Film: The Cleansing Hour

Platform : Shudder

Official Synopsis :

“Max and Drew are entrepreneurs who’ve made themselves famous with a webcast called ‘The Cleansing Hour,’ which streams live exorcisms. Each one elaborately staged. Until today, when Drew’s fiance turns out to actually be possessed. Are they pawns in a greater demonic conspiracy?” Critics Take: From Movie Nation: “A violent and entertaining ride through demonic possession, religious fakery, the perils of Catholic education and the evil power of the Internet.”

October 6, 2020

TV: neXt

Platform : FOX

Official Synopsis :

“Silicon Valley pioneer Paul LeBlanc discovers that one of his own creations — a powerful A.I. called neXt — might spell doom for humankind, deploying the immense knowledge it has gleaned to recruit allies, turn people against each other and eliminate obstacles to it owns survival. That includes LeBlanc and Special Agent Shea Salazar, who have teamed up to fight the emergent superintelligence.” Critics Take: FOX calls this a “fact-based thriller,” and it feels plausible. From Indiewire: “…the network TV equivalent of those solid mid-budget thrillers slowly disappearing from multiplexes.”

October 6, 2020

TV: Black Box

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

“After losing his wife and his memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an experimental treatment to restore his memories. He starts to question everything he thought he knew about himself, which leads to a sinister discovery.” Critics Take: The New York Times calls this “an engrossing thriller.”

October 5, 2020

TV: Soulmates

Platform : AMC

Official Synopsis :

“Set 15 years into the future, when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is. Across six episodes, a different cast explores an entirely new story around discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships.” Critics Take: From Mashable: “Gives its characters the space to ask fascinating questions about romance without settling on a single message or ‘right’ way to find love.” 10/9c.

October 4, 2020

TV: Black-ish: Election Episodes

Platform : ABC, Hulu

Official Synopsis :

“Two back-to-back episodes, which will air ahead of the official season seven premiere, will follow the Johnsons as they navigate the upcoming election, with Junior (Marcus Scribner) embarking on his journey as a first-time voter and Dre (Anthony Anderson) launching an exploration into local politics.”

October 4, 2020

TV: Walking Dead: The World Beyond

Platform : AMC

Official Synopsis :

Set 10 years after TWD, a heroic group of teens who, sheltered from the dangers of the post-apocalyptic world, receive a message that inspires them to leave the safety of the only home they have ever known and embark on a cross-country journey to save their father–and possibly the world.” ET/9pm CT. The Watercooler’s take.

October 4, 2020

TV: The Good Lord Bird

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

“A humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America based on the award winning novel by James McBride. Told from the point of view of Onion, a newly freed teenager who joins abolitionist John Brown on a holy crusade to end slavery and finds himself part of the famous 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry. Starring Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs and Joshua Caleb Johnson. Critics Take: Vulture calls it “a historic epic that speaks of and for the present.”

October 4, 2020

Film: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

The legendary journalist recounts his life and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, mourning the loss of wild places while offering a vision for the future. Critics Take: Scores 100% positive ratings from national media outlets. From CNN: “…essentially races through his career to get to his prescription for addressing the impending climate-change disaster.”

October 4, 2020

TV: Brittania Season 2

Platform : Epix

Official Synopsis :

A historical fantasy about the Roman Imperial Army’s invasion of Britannia, a land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids. Watercooler take: A bloody, wild mashup of medieval history, 60s folk music, even irreverent humor for Game of Thrones fans.

October 3, 2020

TV: Saturday Night Live

Platform : NBC

Official Synopsis :

SNL’s big fall return features host Chris Rock, performances by Megan Thee Stallion, and a special appearance by Jim Carrey as Joe Biden.

October 2, 2020

TV: Emily in Paris

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“After landing her dream job in Paris, Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper embraces her adventurous new life while juggling work, friends and romance.” From “Sex and the City” creator Darren Starr and starring Lily Collins. Critics Take: Light and campy rom-com series embraces Parisian glamour and annoying Americans-out-of-water cliches. But it offers a perfectly-timed fantasy watch for pandemic prisoners wishing for an international adventure.

October 2, 2020

Film: Dick Johnson Is Dead

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“As her father nears the end of his life, filmmaker Kirsten Johnson stages his death in inventive and comical ways to help them both face the inevitable.” Critics Take: The ultimate “grief-com,” critics have lauded this inventive doc. From the Washington Post: “…a dread-fulfillment fantasy that brims with love, humor and, of all things, life.”

October 1, 2020

TV: Salisbury Poisonings

Platform : AMC

Official Synopsis :

The Salisbury Poisonings is a four-part scripted series about the shocking true story behind the 2018 Novichok poisonings. Coming from BBC One, the drama focuses on how “ordinary people and public services reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency.” Critics Take: Den of Geek notes, it has “a timely message to spread about human resilience in the face of the unknown and unimaginable.”

October 1, 2020

TV: Gangs of London

Platform : AMC

Official Synopsis :

“The city of London is being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated.” Critics Take: Note: it’s violent, harrowing, and full of gore. Critics across the continent have embraced it for its cinematic style and delving into class, race and poverty.

September 30, 2020

TV: The Glorias

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

“Based on Gloria Steinem’s autobiographical book, ‘My Life on the Road,’ The Glorias weaves a compelling, nontraditional tapestry of one of the most inspirational and legendary figures in modern history.” Critics Take: From RogerEbert.com: “Just when you think she’s heading into cliched territory, [director Julie] Taymor mixes it up, plays with structure, and subverts your expectations.”

September 30, 2020

TV: South Park Special

Platform : Comedy Central

Official Synopsis :

“In the one-hour special, Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman.” Critics Take: From The Watercooler: “A palate cleanser after the presidential debate watch.”

September 30, 2020

Boys in the Band

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.” Produced by Ryan Murphy and starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer. Critics Take: It’s “superbly cast and ably directed even if it is a bit of an anachronism.” – Boston Globe

September 30, 2020

TV: Love Island

Platform : CBS

Official Synopsis :

“Four remaining couples each embark on one last epic date, from driving dream cars to taking helicopter rides, strolling down candlelit halls to sharing private dances, the Islanders say goodbye to Vegas.”

September 29, 2020

Special: 1st Presidential Debate

Official Synopsis :

The most consequential event to date of the 2020 presidential campaign. 9pm ET/6pm PT on NBC, CNN, FNC. 9pm PT on CBS and ABC. No cable log-in needed for CNN.com.

September 28, 2020

TV: Whose Vote Counts, Explained

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“The right to vote is at the foundation of America’s democracy. But not every vote is created equal. How does the system work, and can it be fixed?” Timely and enlightening while offering some solutions.”

September 27, 2020

TV: Fargo Season 4

Platform : FX

Official Synopsis :

“In 1950 Kansas City, two criminal syndicates who are fighting for a piece of the American dream and have struck an uneasy peace. To cement their truce, Loy Cannon (Chris Rock), the head of the African American crime family, trades his youngest son Satchel (Rodney Jones), to his enemy Donatello Fadda (Tomasso Ragno), the head of the Italian mafia. In return, Donatello surrenders his youngest son Zero (Jameson Braccioforte) to Loy.” Critics Take: From NBC’s Think: “It may not be the best installment of Fargo, but it’s the most important.”

September 27, 2020

TV: The Comey Rule

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

“Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star as former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald J. Trump in this two-part event series that tells the story of two powerful men, whose strikingly different ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.” Critics Take: From The New York Times: “…it’s clunky, self-serious and melodramatic. But it makes an unsparing point amid our own election season.”

September 25, 2020

TV: Tehran

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

“A Mossad hacker-agent infiltrates Tehran under a false identity to help destroy Iran’s nuclear reactor. But when her mission fails, she must plan an operation that will place everyone near to her in jeopardy.” Critics Take: From NPR: “Tehran makes it clear that the Mossad is capable of unsavory violence, and it pointedly avoids reducing Iranians to monsters, carefully making a distinction between the people and their government.”

September 24, 2020

TV: Agents of Chaos

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

“Featuring interviews with key players and experts, classified information leaked by inside sources, and more, the two-part documentary disentangles the complex details of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and highlights the frightening vulnerabilities in America’s political process.” Critics Take: From the Associated Press: “Too often daily revelations are overwhelming and Gibney does a superb job linking them coherently.”

September 23, 2020

TV: Masked Singer’s new season

Platform : FOX

Official Synopsis :

“The first look at the costumes, characters and clues from Season 4’s Masked Singer contestants.” Critics Take: The Guardian calls it “Silly, naff, unmissable!”

September 23, 2020

TV: I Can See Your Voice

Platform : FOX

Official Synopsis :

“Each week one contestant will have the chance to win a cash prize if he or she can tell the difference between the good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. Hosted by Ken Jeong.” 9pm ET after the Masked Singer.

September 23, 2020

TV: Enola Holmes

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.” From Film Threat: “…an engaging, exciting mystery that the entire family will enjoy.”

September 21, 2020

TV: Filthy Rich

Platform : FOX

Official Synopsis :

“A southern Gothic family drama in which wealth, power and religion intersect – more correctly, collide – with outrageously soapy results.” Imagine if Jerry Falwell had married Samantha from Sex and the City, and she learned about all of his illegitimate kids upon his death? That’s the setup. Critics are calling it a guilty pleasure.

September 20, 2020

TV: The Emmy Awards

Platform : ABC + E!

Official Synopsis :

The annual tribute to excellence in television — hosted remotely by Jimmy Kimmel. Tune-in early for the pre-shows on E!, ABC News and People / EW.

September 17, 2020

TV: Departure

Platform : Peacock

Official Synopsis :

“Passenger plane Flight 716 shockingly vanishes, and brilliant investigator Kendra Malley (Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife), alongside her mentor Howard Lawson (Christopher Plummer, Knives Out) are brought on to lead the investigation. When battling forces threaten to undermine their work, Kendra must find the truth and stop it from happening again.”

September 18, 2020

Film: All In: The Fight For Democracy

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

“An examination of the issue of voter suppression in the US, interweaving personal experiences with activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our country from the beginning.” Earned 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

September 18, 2020

TV: Pen15

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

“PEN15 is middle school as it really happened. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.”

September 18, 2020

Film: The Fight

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

“At a defining moment in American history, a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers battles for abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.”

September 17, 2020

Film: Residue

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“A young screenwriter returns to his hometown to write a script based on his childhood and discovers his neighborhood has been gentrified.” A personal story that will resonate with anyone haunted by a return home to a place they no longer recognize.

September 17, 2020

Film: Spiral

Platform : Shudder

Official Synopsis :

“Malik and Aaron, a same-sex couple, move to a small town in search of a better environment for them and their 16-year-old daughter. But nothing is as it seems as something sinister lies behind the picturesque homes and welcoming faces of their new neighbors.” A psychological horror-thriller that’s been compared to ‘Get Out.’

September 16, 2020

Film: The Devil All the Time

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

“Sinister characters converge around a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a postwar backwoods town teeming with corruption and brutality.” Starring Tom Holland, Riley Keough, and Robert Pattinson as a creepy preacher, the 138 minute film is a bloody “Midwestern Gothic” thriller that is luring audiences with its high-volt cast, but has left critics with mixed feelings.

September 16, 2020

TV: Challenger: The Final Flight

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Engineers, officials and the crew members’ families provide their perspective on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and its aftermath.” A heartbreaking but ultimately revealing history lesson.

September 14, 2020

TV: Vote or Miss Out

Platform : ABC

Official Synopsis :

Some of the biggest names in comedy and music appear for this one-night-only nonpartisan event, hosted by Kevin Hart with appearances from Tim Allen, Will Ferrell, Charlamagne Tha God, Tiffany Haddish, Jon Hamm, Scarlett Johansson, Liza Koshy, Jay Leno and others.

September 14, 2020

TV: We Are Who We Are

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

The new coming-of-age story from Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) follows two American teenagers as they encounter the highs and lows of youth while living on an American military base in Italy. From RogerEbert.com: ” A glorious feast for the senses and a tonic for the soul that aims to keep viewers warm as we plunge into an uncertain fall.”

September 14, 2020

TV: The Third Day

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

Starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris, this limited horror series is told in two parts, “Summer” and “Winter.” In “Summer” a man named Sam is drawn to the mysterious British island of Osea, while “Winter” follows single mother Helen as she comes to the island seeking answers. From Haaretz: “…something that feels like a post-Brexit version of The Wicker Man.”

September 14, 2020

TV: Dancing with the Stars

Platform : ABC

Official Synopsis :

The hit series returns with Tyra Banks as host and contestants who include TIger King’s Carole Baskin, Nelly, Justine Machado, Jonny Weir, NBA legend Charles Oakley and others.

September 13, 2020

TV: Van der Valk

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

Amsterdam—city of bikes, boats, and bodies. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Piet van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Marc Warren (Beecham House, The Good Wife) stars as the testy detective in this updated adaptation of Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers. Wall Street Journal calls it “a Dutch Treat”

September 13, 2020

TV: Our Cartoon President

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

The return of Season 3 of the “truish” animated series from producer Stephen Colbert takes a timely look at the pandemic and Trump vs Biden reelection showdown.

September 12, 2020

TV: Coastal Elites

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

When the shutdown forces these distinct and impassioned people with varying points-of-view to cope in isolation, they react with frustration, hilarity, and introspection. Starring Bette Midler, Kaitlyn Dever, Issa Rae, Dan Levy and Sarah Paulson. “[a] series of monologues about life as it is now, reminding us with a poignant hilarity, we are not alone.” – The Movie Minute

September 10, 2020

TV: The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show

Platform : Peacock

Official Synopsis :

In early 1968, as riots rocked American cities and the Vietnam War tragically escalated, the legendary entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte took over Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” for one whole week. With a guest list that included Bobby Kennedy and Aretha Franklin, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sidney Poitier, Belafonte introduced a fractured, changing country to itself. “The Sit-In” tells that almost-forgotten story and how this historic week set the stage for the confluence of late-night and politics that we see today.

September 10, 2020

Film: Black Boys

Platform : Peacock

Official Synopsis :

A documentary that celebrates the full humanity of Black men and boys in America. Critic’s take: From the New York Times: “…addresses the dehumanization of Black boys by attempting the reverse: reconstructing them to show they are worth the care they are denied.”

September 10, 2020

TV: Unpregnant

Platform : HBOMax

Official Synopsis :

Seventeen-year-old Veronica never thought she’d want to fail a test—that is, until she finds herself staring at a piece of plastic with a blue plus. With a promising college-bound future now disappearing before her eyes, Veronica considers a decision she never imagined she’d have to make. This never-taken-lightly decision leads her on a 1000 mile hilarious road trip over three days with her ex-best friend, Bailey (Barbie Ferreira) where they discover sometimes the most important choice you’ll make in life is who your friends are. From IndieWire: “…will delight as much as it stings, a sterling reminder of how many stories about this very subject are still demanding to be told.”

September 10, 2020

TV: Julie and the Phantoms

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Julie lost her passion for music when she lost her mom. But when three ghostly guys appear and lift her spirits, they decide to start a band together. From the creators of High School Musical, it’s a tribute to 90s music aimed at Gen-X parents and their teens.

September 9, 2020

Film: The Social Dilemma

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A documentary-drama hybrid that explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. From Mashable: “…a good start to figuring out the questions.” And The Spool: “…its looks at ethics and mental health are too thin to make an impact.”

September 9, 2020

TV: Woke

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, comedy series “Woke” takes an absurdly irreverent look at identity and culture as it follows Keef, an African-American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything. From TV Line: “It doesn’t claim to have all the answers when it comes to healing the racial divide, but it’s refreshing to see a show approach it with a sense of humor that illuminates without getting preachy.”

September 8, 2020

Film: Alive

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

As a grisly virus rampages a city, a lone man stays locked inside his apartment, digitally cut off from seeking help and desperate to find a way out. The Korean zombie thriller is dubbed in English.

September 7, 2020

TV: Power Book II: Ghost

Platform : Starz

Official Synopsis :

Picking up shortly after the earth-shattering events of “Power,” Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder that her son committed.

September 5, 2020

TV: Noughts + Crosses

Platform : Peacock

Official Synopsis :

Set in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society, Noughts + Crosses follows two young star-crossed lovers at the intersection of the Black ruling class and the white underclass in a dystopian society divided by color; together, they face a world of violence, oppression and loss. From The Independent (UK): “…apt a time in which racist discourse is increasingly normalised in the shadow of Trump and Brexit.”

September 4, 2020

Film: Away

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank) embarks on a treacherous mission to Mars in command of an international crew, leaving behind her husband and teenage daughter.

September 4, 2020

Film: A Most Beautiful Thing

Platform : Peacock

Official Synopsis :

Although many were from rival gangs, members of the first Black American high school crew team came together to row in the same boat; they found safety on the water, away from the trauma of violence and cyclical poverty. From RogerEbert.com: “Its humanity and optimism remain powerful.”

September 4, 2020

Film: I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm. An exploration of regret, longing and the fragility of the human spirit. Directed and written by Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman based on the novel by Iain Reid. From NPR: “[The film] may be downbeat – and hoo boy, is it – yet it avoids the dour misanthropy of much of Kaufman’s work.”

September 4, 2020

Film: Anthony

Platform : Peacock

Official Synopsis :

In July 2005, black teenager Anthony Walker was murdered by two white men in an unprovoked racist attack in a Liverpool park. He was just 18 years old. This film tells the story of how this talented young man’s life might have turned out. “… powerful stuff and unlike anything I’ve seen before.” — Times (UK)’s Ben Dowell

September 4, 2020

TV: The Boys: Season 2

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

An even more intense, more insane Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Superheroes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. As NPR calls it: “Even more twisted than the first season.”

September 4, 2020

Film: Mulan

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China. From Boston.com: “…an inspired oddity: A re-envisioned remake that improves on the original even as it owes everything to movies that have come before.”

September 3, 2020

TV: Raised by Wolves

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

From Executive Producer Ridley Scott, Raised by Wolves centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task. From the Wall Street Journal: “Mother… is the most memorable female/female-like space entity since Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley in Alien.”

September 2, 2020

TV: Transplant

Platform : NBC

Official Synopsis :

A charismatic Syrian doctor with battle-tested skills in emergency medicine, flees his war-torn country for Toronto, where it takes a terrible accident to earn him a residency and a new life. From the LA Times: “‘Transplant’s’ unique perspective allows for it to tackle a number of plotlines that haven’t been seen before in the venerable medical drama genre, at least not in this way…”

September 2, 2020

TV: Bookmarks

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Tiffany Haddish, Lupita Nyong’o and Misty Copeland are among the talent who share children’s books by Black authors to spark kid-friendly conversations about empathy, equality, self-love and anti-racism.

September 1, 2020

TV: Metro Sexual

Platform : Crackle

Official Synopsis :

“Like a normal office comedy, but sexier… cuz it takes place in a sex clinic.” The first Australian sitcom with all LGBTIQ lead characters, the mockumentary style series is based on the timely premise that dating apps are causing more people to catch STDs. These docs have to treat and track them all.

August 31, 2020

Mobile: Wireless

Platform : Quibi

Official Synopsis :

A 20-year-old finds himself stranded off a snow covered Colorado road on New Years Eve armed with his quickly dying phone. Directed by Steven Soderberg and starring Tye Sheridan, Looper claims the “claustrophobic, nail-biting story demands the audience’s attention at all times.”

August 31, 2020

Special: Planet Earth: A Celebration

Platform : BBC America

Official Synopsis :

The special one-hour programme brings together eight of the most extraordinary sequences from Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II including racer snakes vs iguana, surfing bottlenose dolphins and rare footage of the Himalayan snow leopard. From the Telegraph: “COVID-19 gives new meaning to this fantastic spectacle.”

August 30, 2020

TV: Love Fraud

Platform : Showtime

Official Synopsis :

The four-part docu-series follows the search for one man, Richard Scott Smith, who over the past 20 years used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon unsuspecting women looking for love — conning them out of their money and dignity. Smith’s victims band together to seek sweet revenge by turning to a bounty hunter when they feel the justice system has failed them. From TIME: “This is feel good true crime.”

August 30, 2020

Film: After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

This eye-opening documentary examines the rising phenomenon of “fake news” in the U.S. and the impact that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen in the age of social media. From the London Evening Standard: “…a compelling story – one that you wish was fake news. This has devastating human costs and it appears too big to fail.”

August 28, 2020

Film: Get Duked!

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

Teenage pals from Glasgow who embark on the character-building camping trip — based on a real-life program — known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Eager to cut loose and smoke weed in the Scottish Highlands, the trio finds themselves paired with a fellow camper determined to play by the rules. R-rated. From SF Chronicle: “…may lean on stupidity too much for some tastes, it’s nevertheless that rarest of movie creatures: a smart dumb comedy.”

August 28, 2020

Film: All Together Now

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

An optimistic, talented teen clings to a huge secret: She’s homeless and living on a bus. When tragedy strikes, can she learn to accept a helping hand? PG-rated. From Variety: “[The film] has plenty to say about community, altruism and the limits of self-reliance that could strike a chord in such stark times.”

August 27, 2020

Film: Class Action Park

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

A documentary about the world’s most dangerous amusement park, Action Park, that had its heyday in the 80s and 90s and was a staple for anyone who grew up in New Jersey. From NPR: “What emerges is both a solid history of the park and a surprisingly thoughtful piece about how we contextualize our own childhoods.”

August 27, 2020

TV: Pure

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

For as long as she can remember, 24-year-old Marnie’s mind has been flooded with uncontrollable X-rated thoughts, and she’s too ashamed to tell anyone. At her breaking point, she moves to London and finds a new tribe…but will she learn to manage the deviant thoughts piling up inside her head? From the Guardian: “Pure deals in extremes, but it is for anyone who at one time or another hasn’t felt in control of their brain, and has experienced the awful fear, demoralisation, despair and loneliness that comes with it.”

August 25, 2020

Mobile: Reno 911

Platform : Quibi

Official Synopsis :

The deputies of the Reno Sheriff’s Department are still in the line of duty. And they’re ready to do what it takes to keep this city safe. “A perfect balance between vulgarity and smart humor” – Espinof

August 24, 2020

TV: Love Island

Platform : CBS

Official Synopsis :

Season 2 of the US version of UK’s wildly popular reality show features a brand-new batch of Islanders moving into a gorgeous Villa on the Vegas Strip, each one looking to ditch their single status for a real romantic connection.

August 23, 2020

TV: The Vow

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

From Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer comes The Vow, a documentary series that takes a deep, nuanced look at the group NXIVM in the wake of charges of sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy. From TVGuide: No one ever thinks they’ll become the victim of a cult, but The Vow reveals just how easily it can be done when someone knows how to do it, and that is almost as horrifying as anything else depicted in the documentary, which is saying a lot.”

August 23, 2020

TV: Love in the Time of Corona

Platform : Hulu / Freeform

Official Synopsis :

A fictionalized look at the lives of four groups of people each affected in their own way by the pandemic. Shot in the homes of the actors, it stars real-life couples like Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson and Gil Bellows and his wife and daughter, home from college. From AZ Central: “…manages to shoehorn in almost every facet of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives, in glossy soap-opera fashion.”

August 21, 2020

TV: Lucifer: Season 5

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective. Racier now that it’s jumped from broadcast to FOX. ” …still is a form of light TV perfect if you want to unplug, laugh and be entertained.” CNET Espanol.

August 21, 2020

Film: The Sleepover

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A PG action comedy about two siblings who discover that their seemingly normal mom is actually a former high-end thief in the witness protection program. Directed by Trish Sie, the Netflix film stars Malin Åkerman, Ken Marino and Joe Manganiello along with Disney Channel’s Maxwell Simkins & Sadie Stanley. Critics describe it as “hyperactive,” “wacky,” and “surprisingly funny.”

August 21, 2020

Film: Before the Fire

Platform : Facets

Official Synopsis :

A pandemic thriller made just before Covid-19, ‘Before the Fire’ takes a stark look at how lives are turned upside down by a global crisis, and reveals how far people will go to survive. Available on Facets.org, an indie film non-profit.

August 19, 2020

TV: Democratic National Convention

Official Synopsis :

A very big night for US politics as the Democrats bring in former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and VP nominee Kamala Harris. Tune in 9-11 p.m. ET. Or watch live (starting 6pm PT) at demconvention.com/watch. YouTube.com/demconvention

August 17, 2020

TV: Lovecraft Country

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

Lovecraft Country follows veteran Atticus Freeman as he meets up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. From Idobi: “…shocking and twisted entertainment with a warm wet beating heart.”

August 13, 2020

Film: Boys State

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “Boys State” is an immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government. From AP: “not only a portrait of some serious-minded youths, but how their world views, morals and political beliefs have been molded by what’s happening in the country.”

August 13, 2020

TV: An Easy Girl (Une Femme Facile)

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A teenager is drawn to her cousin’s hedonistic lifestyle when they spend the summer together in Cannes as she learns about herself and her own values. TV MA. Praised by critics, Film Forward calls it “a steely-eyed coming-of-ager that mixes class, race, and sex.”

August 13, 2020

TV: Five Bedrooms

Platform : Adult Swim

Official Synopsis :

It’s the story of five unlikely allies in life, who meet at “the singles table” at a wedding, teaming up and buying a house. It’s a grand social experiment with one glaring problem: they’ll have to actually live with each other. As Glamour puts it, think “Friends meets HGTV’s Fixer Upper.”

August 12, 2020

TV: YOLO: Crystal Fantasy

Platform : Adult Swim

Official Synopsis :

An “Adult Swim at Midnight” animated series about Australian party girls Sarah and Rachel who spend time looking for fun, new experiences and hopeful horoscopes in the town of Wollongong.

August 12, 2020

Mobile: Mapleworth Murders

Platform : Quibi

Official Synopsis :

From the creative minds behind SNL and Late Night with Seth Meyers, Mapleworth Murders is a hilarious whodunnit written by and starring Paula Pell and John Lutz, and featuring a “who’s who” of guest suspects and victims. It all leads to a bigger question: why the hell are there so many murderers in one town?

August 12, 2020

Film: Yusef Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

The story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Hawkins’ death and the official response to it sparked outrage in New York, unleashing a torrent of racial tension and spurring tireless civil rights activism that exposed deep racial prejudices and inequities which continue to plague the country today. Directed by Muta’Ali Muhammad.

August 11, 2020

TV: Will Smith: Off the Deep End

Platform : Discovery

Official Synopsis :

Will Smith dives head first into action, excitement and shark-infested waters, as he confronts his fear of the open seas and the open jaws of nature’s fiercest predators.

August 10, 2020

TV: Endeavor: Season 7

Platform : PBS

Official Synopsis :

Shaun Evans (The Take, The Last Weekend), charms audiences with his portrayal of the cerebral and solitary Detective Constable Morse in MASTERPIECE’S “Endeavour.” Season 7 is set in 1970, against the backdrop of a culture at once racing forward with progress and mired in economic woes. From Den of Geek: “Questions of power, agency, and spiteful revenge call forward to crimes that are, sadly, still very current.”

August 9, 2020

TV: Air Jaws

Platform : Discovery

Official Synopsis :

Three teams of researchers return to one of the last hunting grounds for AIR JAWS. They will use decoys, drones and underwater cameras to count the number of breaches and collect data on hunting techniques to see if the shark population is rebounding.

August 9, 2020

TV: Shark Lockdown

Platform : Discovery

Official Synopsis :

While a global lockdown quiets the ocean and lures New Zealand’s biggest great whites out of hiding, expert Kina Scollay climbs inside a mobile dive cage, the “Snackbox,” on a quest to find monster shark known as “747” and solve an even bigger mystery.

August 8, 2020

TV: Dallas

Platform : SyFy

Official Synopsis :

A grown-up animated comedy about dysfunctional space truckers Dallas Moonshiner, a boozy ex-stock car racer (Kat Dennings) and Robo, a hulking A.I. with a sensitive side (John Cena). As they haul their cargo all over the galaxy, they also run out on bar tabs, bicker with rival truckers, and tussle with outlaw cannibal bikers who terrorize the space lanes. From Forbes: “Something special and different while still feeling familiar and safe.”

August 7, 2020

Film: Work It!

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

A brilliant but clumsy high school senior vows to get into her late father’s alma mater by transforming herself and a misfit squad into dance champions. TV-14 film, produced by Alicia Keys, stars Sabrina Carpenter, Jordan Fisher, and Liza Koshy. A fairly familiar plot but with a rousing soundtrack and captivating choreography.

August 7, 2020

Film: Howard

Platform : Disney+

Official Synopsis :

The untold story of the life of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.” It’s an intimate look at the Disney Legend’s life, his creative drive, and the process behind the music, spanning his life, his untimely death from AIDS, and his legacy.

August 7, 2020

TV: Wizards: Tales of Arcadia

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

After crash landing on Arcadia, two royal teen aliens struggle to blend in as they evade intergalactic bounty hunters. Characters from “Trollhunters” and “3Below” unite in this final chapter of Guillermo del Toro’s “Tales of Arcadia” trilogy. Critics have heralded the stunning visuals, emotional depth, action and life lessons in this jam-packed, family-friendly 10-episode series.

August 7, 2020

TV: Boyz in the Wood

Platform : Amazon

Official Synopsis :

Three clueless dreamers and a beagle move to the Hollywood Hills and try to make it in the rap game in this comedic series.

August 6, 2020

Film: American Pickle

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

Seth Rogen stars as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1919 with dreams of a better life. When he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years, emerging in present day perfectly preserved. His only surviving relative is his great grandson, Ben Greenbaum (also played by Rogen), a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand. From TIME: “Sometimes a logically indefensible premise is the only thing that makes life seem logical.”

August 6, 2020

TV: Hitmen

Platform : Peacock

Official Synopsis :

Misfits Fran and Jamie (Mel and Sue from the Great British Bakeoff) are not typical assassins for hire; having stumbled into a career in contract killing, the hapless duo tries to carry out their latest hits without being derailed by their own incompetence. From the UK’s Observer: “It’s done pretty damned well: that chemistry, of course, but also many decent gags.”

August 6, 2020

Film: La Llorona

Platform : Shudder

Official Synopsis :

Accused of the genocide of Mayan people, retired general Enrique is trapped in his home by massive protests. Abandoned by his staff, the indignant old man and his family must face the devastating truth of his actions and the growing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. A timely and frightening reimagining of the iconic Latin American fable. Earned a 100% score with Rotten Tomatoes’ critics.

August 6, 2020

TV: Star Trek: Lower Decks

Platform : CBS All Access

Official Synopsis :

The animated comedy series follows the support crew on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner (Tawny Newsome), Boimler (Jack Quaid), Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) and Tendi (Noël Wells) have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

August 5, 2020

Film: Anelka: Misunderstood

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Intolerable, incomparable or both? Famed French footballer Nicolas Anelka’s controversial legacy is examined in this in-depth documentary. From the Guardian: ” This is a subtle, modulated portrait of someone who gives little away.”

August 4, 2020

Film: The Swamp

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

A rare look behind the curtain of Washington politics by following three renegade Republican Congressmen — Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and Ken Buck (R-CO) — over the course of a pivotal year in politics as they champion President Trump’s call to “drain the swamp.”

August 3, 2020

Film: Immigration Nation

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

According to a New York Times report, ICE officials tried to postpone this docuseries’ release until after the November election. The filmmakers gained unprecedented access to ICE operations and captured moving portraits of immigrants, offering an in-depth and wide-ranging look at immigration today.

August 2, 2020

TV: Connected

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

Science journalist Latif Nasser investigates the surprising and intricate ways in which we are connected to each other, the world and the universe. From the Arizona Republic:: “[Connected] serves as a vital reminder that the world around us links us all….”

August 1, 2020

TV: Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe

Platform : HBO

Official Synopsis :

Iconic Team USA Soccer captain and activist Megan Rapinoe hosts this new talk show with change makers focused on this years election and today’s cultural conversations.. Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 PT.

July 31, 2020

TV: The Last Narc

Platform : Prime Video

Official Synopsis :

A four-part docuseries offers fresh insights on the 1985 torture and murder of Enrique Camarena, a DEA agent working undercover in Mexico. The fallout fueled international outrage and ultimately gave rise to the regional drug wars in Mexico today.

July 31, 2020

The Umbrella Academy – Season 2

Platform : Netflix

Official Synopsis :

After using their powers to escape from 2019’s apocalypse, scattering themselves across different points in history, the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present to stop another. (The one we’re all in?)

July 31, 2020

Black is King

Platform : DIsney+

Official Synopsis :

Experience the new visual album from Beyoncé based on the lessons of The The Lion King. A celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience, it follows a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love, and self-identity.

July 31, 2020

Brassic

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

A six-part UK series that follows the exploits of Vinnie, a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan, his razor-smart best mate. Inseparable and utterly co-dependent, these boys have hardly spent a day apart since birth. From the Guardian: ..”a hilarious, warm, brutal melange that works because it has heart without sentimentality…”

July 30, 2020

Frayed

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

After the sudden death of her husband, Simone no choice but to flee her upper-class life in London and return with her two teenage children to her childhood home in Australia in this new dramedy from “Catastrophe”‘s Sharon Horgan.

July 30, 2020

The Oprah Conversation

Platform : Apple TV+

Official Synopsis :

Oprah’s new Apple TV series brings “truth and perspective to a range of topics shaping our world” — with the goal of promoting human connection. Guests include current news makers, thought leaders and masters of their craft.

July 30, 2020

In My Skin

Platform : Hulu

Official Synopsis :

A British coming-of-age story of 16-year-old Bethan as she deals with comical and painful insecurities of teenage life, and the stark reality of a home life that is far removed from what she projects to her friends. The Independent calls this one “hilariously dark.”

July 29, 2020

The Weight of Gold

Platform : HBO Max

Official Synopsis :

Like one in five Americans, many of Olympic athletes similarly face serious mental health challenges and struggle to find the necessary support and resources. In ‘The Weight of Gold,’ Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all-time, shares his account of his struggle, along with other high-profile Olympic athletes including Jeremy Bloom, Lolo Jones, Gracie Gold, Bode Miller, Shaun White, Sasha Cohen and others.