Man in the High Castle

Man in the High Castle (TV Show, 2015- )

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Science Fiction | Alternate History
Rated TV-MA

5 stars

Lead Cast: Alexa Davalos (Julianna Crane), Luke Kleintank (Joe Blake), Rufus Sewell (Obergruppenführer John Smith), Joel de la Fuente (Inspector Kido), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Nobusuke Tagomi), Rupert Evans (Frank Frink), DJ Qualis (EdMcCarthy)

Blurb: In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes. -IMDB  Continue reading

Look Who’s Back

Er ist wieder da (Look Who’s Back) by Timur Vermes; Jamie Bulloch (Translator) (2012)

Look Who's Back

Fiction | Contemporary | Satire
Foreign Film/Not Rated
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.  Continue reading

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Movie, 2017)

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Science Fiction | Space Opera
Rated PG-13
2.5 Stars

Lead Cast: Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fischer (Princess Leia), Oscar Isaac (Po Dameron), John Boyega (Finn)

Blurb: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. -IMDB   Continue reading

Outlander

Outlander (TV Show, 2014- )

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Adult Romance | Historical Fiction
Rated TV-MA
4 Stars

Starring: Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Jack Randall/Frank Randall)

Blurb: “After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. “Outlander” is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.”
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Rogue One: a Star Wars story

Rogue One: a Star Wars story (Movie, 2016)

Rogue One

Science Fiction | Galactic War
Rated PG-13
4-5-stars

Starring: Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Diego Luna (Cassian Andor), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), Donnie Yen (Chirrut Îmwe), Wen Jiang (Baze Malbus)

Blurb: “The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.”
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Grease: Live!

Grease: Live! by Fox TV (TV Movie-Concert, 2016)

Grease-Live-2016Musical | Comedy
Rated TV-PG
2 Stars

Lead Cast: Juliann Hough (Sandy), Aaron Tveit (Danny), Vanessa Hudgens (Rizzo)

Plot Summary:

“After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny’s heart again.” -IMDB  Continue reading

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Movie, 2015)

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Science Fiction | Space Opera
Rated PG-13
4 Stars

Lead Cast: Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fischer (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)

Blurb: “Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a rag-tag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.”
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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina (Movie, 2012)

Anna Karenina

Drama | Historical | Romance
Rated R
4 Stars

Lead Cast: Keira Knightly (Anna Karenina), Jude Law (Karenin), Matthew Macfadyen (Oblonsky), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Count Vronsky), & others

Synopsis: “Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley), the wife of a Russian imperial minister (Jude Law), creates a high-society scandal by an affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a dashing cavalry officer in 19th-century St. Petersburg. Anna’s husband, Alexei, offers her a difficult choice: Go into exile with Vronsky but never see her young son again, or remain with her family and abide by the rules of discretion. Meanwhile, a farmer named Levin pines for Princess Kitty, who only has eyes for Vronsky.” –Google Continue reading

Taxi Brooklyn

Taxi Brooklyn (TV Show, 2014)

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Dramedy | Crime & Police
Rated TV-14
3.5 Stars

Lead Cast: Chyler Leigh (Cat), Jacky Ido (Leo)

Synopsis:Taxi Brooklyn is a French-American action-comedy” police television show. “Caitlin “Cat” Sullivan is an NYPD detective working in Brooklyn. After her driving privileges are suspended, she relies on Leo Romba, a Brooklyn cab driver from France. Leo becomes Cat’s driver and a de facto consultant on her cases. While solving crimes with Leo, Cat is also running her own unauthorized investigation into the death of her father, an NYPD detective thought to have been executed by the Capella crime family. In doing so, she clashes with her boss, Captain Baker, and her ex-husband Gregg, who has picked up the case for the FBI.” -Wikipedia 

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