Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DOCTOR WHO Block, Season 10 Premiere in Theaters!


via press release

Nerd Block announced the launch of their new Doctor Who Official Block.

The bi-monthly subscription box, available to ship to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom,  will allow fans of the longest-running sci-fi television series to obtain exclusive and custom-curated officially licensed collectibles featuring their favorite Doctors, companions and characters. Subscribers of the Doctor Who Official Block will receive a range of unique items that will fuel their love of the iconic series, and add to their anticipation of upcoming episodes. To purchase the Doctor Who Official Block, visit www.nerdblock.com/doctor-who. Doctor Who is under license from BBC Worldwide.


Every other month, subscribers will receive a curated box including exclusive and/or limited edition collectibles, wearables, utility items, and a custom pop culture T-shirt.

“Doctor Who is one of the BBC’s most successful brands, with a huge global fan base that continues to grow every year,” says Russ Montague, CEO, Nerd Block. “For over 50 years, sci-fi lovers have remained enthralled and excited by the adventures of the Doctor, and Nerd Block is honored to partner with BBC Worldwide to offer unique and exclusive items to fans of the series.”

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Coming to BBC AMERICA in the U.S. and Space in Canada on Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c, season 10 of Doctor Who will see Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final chapter as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as the introduction of brand new companion Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and the return of Matt Lucas as Nardole. Fantastic adventures and terrifying monsters await the team of heroes as they journey through space and time in this latest installment of the globally-renowned drama. Expect laughter, danger and exhilarating escapades in this final season under the helm of lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

IDW At WonderCon 2017


via press release

IDW Returns To WonderCon

IDW and WonderCon head to Anaheim, CA this weekend for the fan-favorite 3-day convention! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31st to April 2nd IDW will be set up all weekend long at booth #1109. In addition to big signings and essential panels throughout the weekend, IDW will also be hosting Traveling Stories at their booth, a San Diego-based non-profit committed to spreading literacy through community engagement.

Be sure to stop by the IDW booth for all of your Convention Exclusive needs, as we’ll be stocked up on all of the must-have variant editions only available at the booth:


    Batman/TMNT Adventures #5 Kevin Eastman B&W Variant - $10 each
    Ghostbusters 101 #1 Con Exclusive Photo Variant - $10 each
    Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Movie Adaptation Tom Scioli Variant - $10 each
    Wynonna Earp “Deluxe Pack” of comics - $25 each
    Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition Variant cover edition, signed & numbered by Joe Sinnott - $150 each
    Ditko Unleashed special edition with slipcase and additional book (Ditko Index) - $120 each


Throughout the weekend come by for incredible signings featuring amazing talent including cast members from the smash-hit show Wynonna Earp, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator and guest of the show, Kevin Eastman!

Friday March 31st

1:00 – 2:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Chris Ryall, Nyambi Nyambi
2:00 – 3:00 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Arvind Ethan David, Chris Ryall
3:00 – 4:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe – Chris Mowry
3:30 – 4:30 Insufferable – Mark Waid
4:00 – 5:00 The Biggest Bang – D.J. Kirkbride
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
5:00 – 6:00 M.A.S.K. – Brandon Easton
6:00 – 7:00 G.I. Joe – Aubrey Sitterson
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton

Saturday April 1st

10:00 – 11:00 Back To The Future – John Barber
10:00 – 11:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
11:00 – 12:00 Love is Love HOUR ONE – Daniel Beals, Elsa Charretier, Christos Gage,
                                                                   Sterling Gates, Marc Guggenheim 
12: 00 – 1:00 Love is Love HOUR TWO – Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs, James Tynion IV, Joshua Yehl
1:00 – 3:00 Wynonna Earp – Kate Drummond, Tim Rozon, Alexandra Zarowny
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott
3:00 – 4:00 ROM – Christos Gage, Chris Ryall
4:00 – 5:00 The X-Files: Deviations – Amy Chu, Cat Staggs
5:00 – 7:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow
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SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING Second Huge Trailer


Before you go and watch this next trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, you might want to reconsider. The first trailer was a wonderful tease of things to come but the second trailer gives away a ton of new story elements I did not see coming, and hence, if you are of the mind to see things fresh in the theaters, then don't look now.

Gobs of Spider-Man products on Amazon

But with that said,

We get a ton of new info and looks at Michael Keaton as Vulture / Adrian Toomes, we get to see how the suit works on and with Peter Parker and a few more shots of Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. Some say she's too young to play Aunt May, and technically, that's true. But then again, she's going to help pull in a specific demographic of adult men who will totally enjoy the casting. Just saying!

Spider-Man Homecoming also makes me feel like Tom Holland (Peter Parker) is so much more the perfect fit for this role.

Below are both trailers for Spider-Man Homecoming:


FIRST TRAILER:

{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrzXIaTt99U }

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SECOND TRAILER

{https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiTECkLZ8HM}


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TV News 032817: Expedition Unknown, The 100, Big Hero and A Few More Things


Here's a quickie list of a few shows that were announced as renewed or a few reminders or notes.

Renewed:

Big Hero Six was renewed by Disney XD,

Expedition Unknown was renewed by Travel Channel

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events was renewed by Netflix

The 100 by The CW, (I have been constantly surprised how much I enjoy watching this show.)

Schitt's Creek, by Pop,

Untold Stories of the ER renewed and will air on TLC and Discovery Life,

Winsanity was renewed by GSN.


FYI Items:

Ballers new season on HBO will premiere on July 23rd.

Deadliest Catch will be premiering its 13th season on April 11th, on Discovery Channel

The Amazing Race will sadly replace the late Bill Paxton starrer, Training Day, in the programming schedule starting March 30th. Training Day will move to Saturdays at 9pm.

America's Got Talent will now by hosted by Tyra Banks.

Dr. Miami will premiere on WE TV on March 31st.

Preacher returns for its second season on Monday, June 19th.

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That's all I have for today...

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Viz Media Nabs The Rights to BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS


Via press release:

--VIZ MEDIA ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS ANIME SERIES

--Digital, Broadcast, Home Media And Merchandising Rights Acquired For North And Latin America For New Anime Series Focusing On The Rebellious Son Of Legendary Ninja

--Hulu Will Be U.S. Streaming Partner, With Simulcast Series Premiere On April 5th


VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, has announced the acquisition of digital, broadcast, home media and master merchandising rights to BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS. VIZ Media acquired the rights for the highly-anticipated anime series for the North American and Latin American markets.

In partnership with VIZ Media, the first episode of the new series will make its U.S. simulcast premiere on Hulu beginning April 5th, the same day as its premiere in Japan. New episodes will continue to premiere weekly on Wednesdays.

BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS is the action-packed continuation of the famed NARUTO anime series and focuses on the adventures of the son of the celebrated ninja. Ahead of the next installment of the famed NARUTO SHIPPUDEN franchise, Hulu subscribers can catch up on the entire NARUTO SHIPPUDEN collection beginning March 23rd by visiting the official show page, and future episodes of BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS will become available to stream here: hulu.com/boruto.


Friday, March 24, 2017

LOGAN and KONG Movie Reviews

So where have my movie reviews gone, you ask? I've been putting them over on m other website, Brusimm.com.

In a nutshell, Logan was a surprising film of drama and action, both mixed so well together, breaking the mold of the usual third act of all violent resolutions. As far as Kong: Skull Island goes, it's fairly typical for a giant monster film and I wish they had not spoiled all of John C. Reilly's good scenes in the previews.

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LOGAN:

Logan by far, is the best developed and written Marvel film to date. It stars Hugh Jackman & Patrick Stewart reprising their roles of Wolverine and Professor X, along with Dafne Keen as Laura, Eriq La Salle, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant & Elizabeth Rodriguez. The film was directed by James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted, Walk the […]
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KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Kong: Skull Island is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts off a script by Dan Gilroy (Real Steel, The Bourne Legacy), Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Minority Report) and Derek Connolly (Jurassic World, Monster Trucks).Vogt-Roberts brings a lot of television directing experience to the plate, along with Kings of Summer that he helmed. […]
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TV news 032417: STAR WARS REBELS, DUCKTALES, RuPaul, RIVERDALE, SYTYCD


Baskets got a third season from FX.

Battle of the Network Stars is being "revived" by ABC. The original ran from 76-85, hosted by Howard Cosell

Billions was given a third season by Showtime.

DuckTales was renewed by Disney XD for a second season.

Eyewitness was cancelled by USA. Hence, no second season.

Feud was renewed by FX for a second season.

Heads up, RuPaul’s Drag Race is moving to VH1! Starting March 24th!

Kindred Spirits was renewed by TLC for a second season.

Mercy Street has been cancelled by PBS.

One Day at a Time was renewed by Netlflix for season number two.

Riverdale got a second season order from The CW. The show is an adult take based on the Archie comics. (I've collected the episodes in the DVR, just haven't gotten to it yet.)

So You Think You Can Dance is getting Mary Murphy back in the judges seat! Paula Abdul will not be returning.

Star Wars Rebels was renewed for a fourth season by Disney XD!  Considering how they pumped out some fantastic story content in the last few episodes, especially that huge tie-in with a very famous moment in the Star Wars cannon two eps ago, well, they better keep cranking out episodes!  But then again, why wouldn't they? It was their number viewed series on the network.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

CBS TV NEWS 032317: Network Renews A Bunch Of Shows (Hawaii 5.0)

CBS Renews A Bunch Of Shows (Hawaii 5.0)

via press release

CBS announced that they have given early renewal notices to several shows for the upcoming 2017-2018 television season which adds to the two previously announced renewals of NCIS and The Big Bang Theory:


48 Hours,
60 Minutes,
Blue Bloods,
Bull,
Hawaii Five-0,
Kevin Can Wait,
Life In Pieces,
MacGyver,
Madam Secretary,
Man With a Plan,
Mom,
NCIS,
NCIS: Los Angeles,
NCIS: New Orleans,
Scorpion,
Superior Donuts,
Survivor and
The Big Bang Theory


If a show you watch is not in this list, that's because it's still sitting on the bubble, waiting to slide one way or the other...


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TV NEWS 032217: Great News for FORTITUDE Fans; INCORPORATED Dumped, Bob Harper (TBL).

I have a few tidbit on Doubt, Fortitude (which I go on and on about) and Syfy's Incorporated.

Katherine Heigl's Doubt got cancelled after only two episodes. (In case you were wondering where it went.) I'm not sure what they'll be doing if they had other episodes in the can. Then again, who cares?

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Fortitude is getting picked up by Amazon!!! And that's fantastic news! Because I can DOWNLOAD Fortitude to watch it, as opposed to Netflix's limited download options.

But what's better than that is that Fortitude was an excellent, gripping science drama about an isolated town facing an environmental change from parasites and pathogens that were being released by a melting fossil. (The town exists in the frozen tundra of somewhere seriously remote.) The show felt like and almost acted like a great sci-fi series, but it was not! (Crap, that might have been a spoiler!)


The first season included Stanley Tucci, and Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, and Luke Treadaway. New cast coming to the series will include Dennis Quaid, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan, and Ken Stott.

To me this sounds absolutely wonderful and I cannot wait.

IN CASE you were wondering why Amazon is picking up the series, the network that first created and aired the series, Pivot, went under, which worried me, but apparently the show did well enough for Amazon to take heed and pick it up!

Can't wait, can't wait and um, I kind of looking forward to it. It's coming out later this year.

See my TV review of Fortitude:


Things Coming To NETFLIX, April, 2017 (MST3K)

Things Coming To NETFLIX, April, 2017 (MST3K)

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This coming April 2017 something cool and new is coming out on Netflix and boy do Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans have something to look forward to when a brand new season kicks in gear on Netflix on the middle of April!!! If you remember, they had a fundraiser on Kickstarter to see if they could stock enough cash to film a season of episodes.

All they were hoping for was a few million to film a few episodes, but instead, they netted 114% of their needed monies, so MST3K shot FOURTEEN NEW EPISODES including a holiday special. How sweet is that?


Other than that, we have titles like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Gremlins, Schindler’s List, and a bunch more like The Secret Life of Pets!!!

You might notice I highlighted The Prestige down there. It's a 2006 Christopher Nolan film with Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman.  If you want to see a great story, watch it. BUT dodge spoilers or it will take the wind out of the sails of the movie. Just sit back, relax and let it pull you in. 

What I'll do is present the list of titles alphabetically and their premiere dates next to the title.

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A Murder in the Park (2014) 28-Apr
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 1-Apr
A Weekend with the Family (2016) 1-Apr
Across the Universe (2007) 1-Apr
An American Tail (1986) 1-Apr
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) 1-Apr
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999) 1-Apr
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1 – Netflix Original (2017) 21-Apr
Born To Be Free (2016) 1-Apr
Boy Bye (2016) 1-Apr
Casting JonBenet – Netflix Original (2017) 28-Apr
Chelsea: Season 2 – Netflix Original (2017) 14-Apr
Chewing Gum: Season 2 – Netflix Original (2017) 4-Apr
Cool Runnings (1993) 1-Apr
Dawn of the Croods: Season 3 – Netflix Original (2017) 7-Apr
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016) 12-Apr
Dear White People: Season 1 – Netflix Original (2017) 28-Apr
Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) 15-Apr
Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016) 25-Apr
Disney’s The BFG (2016) 6-Apr
Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016) 10-Apr
El Elegido (2017) 14-Apr
El Faro De Las Orcas – Netflix Original (2017) 7-Apr
Girlboss: Season 1 – Netflix Original (2017) 21-Apr
Good Witch: Season 2 (2016) 1-Apr
Gremlins (1984) 1-Apr
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1 – Netflix Original (2017) 21-Apr
Kevin Hart: What Now (2016) 11-Apr
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) 8-Apr
Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1 – Netflix Original (2017) 27-Apr
Liv & Maddie: Season 4 (2016) 23-Apr
Louis C.K. 2017 – Netflix Original (2017) 4-Apr
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs – Netflix Original (2017) 18-Apr
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – Netflix Original (2017) 14-Apr
Only for One Night (2016) 1-Apr
Phantom (2013) 23-Apr
Real Rescues: Seasons 6-7 (2012) 26-Apr
Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’ (1971) 1-Apr
Rodney King – Netflix Original (2017) 28-Apr
Sand Castle – Netflix Original (2017) 21-Apr
Sandy Wexler – Netflix Original (2017) 14-Apr
Schindler’s List (1993) 1-Apr
Scooby-Doo (2002) 1-Apr
Slam – Netflix Original (2017) 15-Apr
Small Crimes – Netflix Original (2017) 28-Apr
Sofia the First: Season 3 (2015) 30-Apr
Something’s Gotta Give (2003) 1-Apr
Tales by Light: Season 2 – Netflix Original (2017) 21-Apr
The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out… – Netflix Original (2017) 25-Apr
The D Train (2015) 2-Apr
The Get Down: Part 2 – Netflix Original (2017) 7-Apr
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass – Seasons 1-3 (2016) 22-Apr
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4 – Netflix Original (2017) 21-Apr
The Prestige (2006) 21-Apr
The Secret Life of Pets (2016) 22-Apr
The Tenth Man (2016) 1-Apr
Thunderstruck (2012) 1-Apr
Tramps – Netflix Original (2017) 21-Apr
Tropic Thunder (2008) 1-Apr
Trouble with the Curve (2012) 1-Apr
Trust (2010) 26-Apr
Vir Das: Abroad Understanding – Netflix Original (2017) 25-Apr
Win It All – Netflix Original (2017) 7-Apr
Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (2016) 1-Apr

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TV News 3-14-17: EMPIRE, FARGO, SUITS and More


Today's news bits covers Black Sails, Days of Our Lives, Empire, Fargo, Lethal Weapon, Behind Enemy Lines, Six, Star, Suits and The Mick.

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Black Sails older content, seasons 1-3, will be moving to Hulu. Well, we'll never see that show anywhere else again!

Days of Our Lives was renewed by NBC, FOR A 52ND SEASON!

Demi Moore will be guesting on a few episodes of Empire in the upcoming second half of this season.

Fargo is returning for its third season on FX, on April 19th. It's a great show. Weird, offbeat, but it sucks you in.

Lethal Weapon got the nod for a second season by Fox.

Marg Helgenberger (CSI) has landed a role in the remake of Behind Enemy Lines over on Fox.  McG is directing the pilot episode.

Six was renewed by History for a second season.  Wait.. why didn't I hear of this before? It sounds like my kind of escapism:  follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors, whose covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan, starring Walton Goggins. I love everything this guy does.

Star will be returning for a second season on Fox.

Suits MIGHT be getting a spinoff on USA, starring Gina Torres.

The Mick was renewed for a second season by Fox.






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TRANSFORMERS THE LAST KNIGHT 1 Minute Clip


This latest clip from Transformers: The Last Knight was aired during the Kids Choice Awards show, seems pretty appropriate.

But it could be a spoiler if you're avoiding the noise of clips and such that do tend to spoil surprises in the films you go see.

But if you're not one of those, check this out!!!


[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOR-Av4qG1A ]


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WONDER WOMAN Trailer, An Origins Bit

Wonder Woman Movie Trailer, Origin Hints

Check out the latest Wonder Woman trailer to be released by WB... nope, no teasers of a trailer here, just the trailer itself!!! The film is coming out in early June.

via press release:

"From Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment comes the epic action adventure starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright, directed by Patty Jenkins.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny."



{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INLzqh7rZ-U }

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

TV News for 3-9-17: AHS, ANIMAL KINGDOM, OITNB And More


The seventh season of American Horror Story is going to tackle this year's presidential election. Now THAT is going to be a freak show of a season!

Animal Kingdom premieres its second season on TNT on Tuesday, May 30th. If you liked Sons of Anarchy, this is that, but on a different level of gritty.

Chelsea second season will be available from Netflix starting April 14th.

Goliath was renewed for a second season by Amazon.

Legion - Are you watching. It was weird but engaging all at once. Check out my TV review over on Brusimm.

Did you know that Orange Is The New Black topped the charts for streaming shows last year? It averaged just over 23 million viewers. It's a fun show, though I get constantly confused when it gets referred to as a comedy. Sure, it has a chuckle here and that, but it's a prison-life drama.

Outlander is set to return for its third season on Starz in September.

Powerless is a show I WILL NOT waste my time watching. I checked out a few episodes and felt it was a pretty lame effort. See my TV barf-view of it on Bruismm. 

Southern Charm opens its fourth series on Bravo, on Monday, April 3rd.

Taken, is a show you should NOT waste your time on. Egads. I've heard it called boring, and I've called it a hollow feeling show. it just did not pull me in for any reason. See my TV review of it over on Brusimm. 

Tangled got a second season order from Disney Channel.

The Royals gets a fourth season nod from E!

See what came out on Netflix this month.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Netflix March 2017 New Releases (IRON FIST, ARCHER, BETTER CALL SAUL



Below is the list of things that will be premiering on Netflix starting March 1st, 2017.

I see s7 of Archer (3/28), Better Call Saul (3/27), s8 of The Vampire Dairies (3/18), Amy Schumer (3/7), and Blazing Saddles (3/1).

And Marvel's Iron Fist, 3/17!!!

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    Angry Birds: Season 2
    Blazing Saddles
    Chicago
    Deep Run
    Dirt Every Day: Season 1
    Epic Drives: Season 2
    Friday After Next
    Head 2 Head: Season 2
    Hot Rod Unlimited: Season 1
    Ignition: Season 1
    Impossible Dreamers
    Jurassic Park
    Jurassic Park III
    Kate And Mim-Mim: Season 2
    Know Your Enemy - Japan
    Kung Fu Panda
    Let There Me Light
    Memento
    Midnight In Paris
    Nacho Libre
    Nazi Concentration Camps
    Roadkill: Season 2
    Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane
    San Pietro
    Singing With Angels
    Sustainable
    Slums Of Beverly Hills
    The Craft
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Tenacious D in: The Pick Of Destiny
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    The Memphis Belle: A Story Of A Flying Fortress
    The Negro Soldier
    Thunderbolt
    Tunisian Victory

MARCH 3

    Greenleaf: Season 1


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