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Friday July 23
Ted Lasso (Season 2 premiere Apple TV+) After scoring a load of awards and nominations, Jason Sudeikis and crew are back. Goaaaaaaaaaaaal!.
The Movies That Made Us (Season 2 premiere Netflix) Dan Aykroyd, Daniel Stern, Ivan Reitman, Chris Columbus and other actors and directors look back at the movies that defined … well, some of us.
Jolt (premiere Amazon Prime Video) “Unable to find love and connection in a world that fears her bizarre condition, she finally trusts a man long enough to fall in love, only to find him murdered the next day. Heartbroken and enraged, she embarks on a revenge-filled mission to find his killer. Watch Jolt on Prime Video on 23rd July.”
Masters of the Universe: Revelation (premiere Netflix) “After a calamitous battle fractures Eternia, Teela and an unlikely alliance must prevent the end of the Universe in this sequel to the ’80s classic. Starring Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Chris Wood.”
The Day (premiere CBC Gem) “The nerve-racking events of a cold winter’s day, seen from two different perspectives. The odd episodes tell the story of a team of police negotiators and special forces who respond to a hostage crisis in a small bank branch. The even episodes tell exactly the same events, only through the eyes of the criminals inside and their victims.”
The Last Letter from Your Lover (movie premiere Netflix) “A pair of interwoven stories set in the present and past, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER follows Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones), an ambitious journalist who discovers a trove of secret love letters from 1965 and becomes determined to solve the mystery of the forbidden affair at their center. As she uncovers the story behind Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley), the wife of a wealthy industrialist, and Anthony O’Hare (Callum Turner) the financial journalist assigned to cover him, a love story of Ellie’s own begins to unfold with the assistance of an earnest and endearing archivist (Nabhaan Rizwan) who helps her track down more letters. Based on the novel by JoJo Moyes and directed by Augustine Frizzell.”
Chip ‘N’ Dale: Park Life (Disney+) “follows two tiny troublemakers trying to live the good life in a big city park while having giant-sized, sky-high adventures. Disney’s beloved chipmunks, nervous worrier Chip and laid-back dreamer Dale, make the perfect odd couple. They’re best buddies and they drive each other nuts! In their perpetual pursuit of acorns, these ultimate underdogs are joined by Pluto, Butch and other iconic Disney characters as they face down bullies great and small. Combining classic-style cartoon comedy with contemporary storytelling, the 36 seven-minute episodes are directed by Jean Cayrol and produced by Marc du Pontavice at Xilam Animation.”
Playing With Sharks (doc premiere Disney+) “captures the life of Valerie Taylor—a woman ahead of her time whose life’s work has become the basis for much of what we know about sharks today. A fearless diver, cinematographer and pioneering conservationist, Valerie is a living legend and icon. Through remarkable underwater archival footage, along with interviews with Valerie herself, “Playing with Sharks” follows this daring ocean explorer’s trajectory from champion spearfisher to passionate shark protector.”
Stuntman (doc series premiere Disney+) “From executive producers Dwayne Johnson (“Jungle Cruise”) and Dany Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions, and directed by Kurt Mattila, “Stuntman” chronicles the highs and lows of veteran Hollywood stuntman, Eddie Braun as he attempts what many argue is the most dangerous stunt in cinematic history. Following in the footsteps of his childhood idol, Evel Knievel, Braun reflects on having survived multiple car crashes, explosions, and death defying leaps over the course of his 30+ year career in film and television. Now, in his mid-50s and contemplating retirement, Braun decides to cap off an extraordinary career by recreating Evel Knievel’s infamous unsuccessful Snake River Canyon rocket jump. In 2018, “Stuntman” made its world premiere at the LA Film Festival, taking home the Audience Award choice winner for Best Documentary Feature.”
Feels like ISHQ (season premiere Netflix) “Love on the run. On a guitar strum. At a protest. With a house guest. Cupid strikes in unexpected ways. Feels like Ishq is an anthology of six warm and breezy stories about the kindling of young love.”
Bankrolled (movie premiere Netflix) “While blind drunk, two unemployed millennials entrepreneurs drunkenly post a video pitch about their revolutionary app to a crowdfunding site. When the app catches fire and they accidentally raise millions of dollars they actually have to create the app.”
Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, Rage (HBO next day, Crave app first) “Directed by Garret Price (Love, Antosha), the film tells the story of Woodstock ‘99, a music festival promoted to echo unity and counterculture idealism of the original 1969 concert, but instead devolved into riots, looting, and sexual assaults.”
Saturday July 24
Tig Notaro: Drawn (comedy special premiere 9pmCT/10ET HBO, and Crave app) “Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedian, writer, actor and director Tig Notaro (HBO’s Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted) stars in the first-ever fully animated stand-up special, Tig Notaro: Drawn. The hour-long special blends Notaro’s signature voice and storytelling with a variety of artistic styles as she recounts a hospital bed proposal, a high school talent show gone awry, the repercussions of a dental procedure, unintentionally blowing off fellow comedian Jenny Slate, a road trip with Dolly Parton, and more.”
See ya Sunday.