All Ameeican
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All American Finale RECAP: ‘Championships’ 

Season one of All American ended with a bang. Now, we have to wait for the reveal of Dillon’s father. Will it be Cory or Baker? Grace has some explaining to do. I’m not making any predictions, and any word on a season two won’t be available until May. Until then, we’ll be waiting and binge-watching season one on Netflix starting March 31. “Win, win, win, win” In this episode, the Beverly Hills Eagles have made it to the state championships but their opponent is no other than South Crenshaw, Spencer’s previous football team. As usual, Spencer has a hard […]

Comedy

Grab Your Tissues and Get Ready for the Final Season of “Jane the Virgin”

This month, the fifth and final season of The CW’s Jane the Virgin begins on Wednesday, March 27. To many, the end of the show means the loss of an extended family. The series has always revolved around the relationships between the Villanueva women — Jane (Gina Rodriguez), her mother Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) and grandmother Alba (Ivonne Coll). But, of course, the show is a telenovela, also filled with powerful moments, sweet romance and shocking cliffhangers. When we last left Jane, she had been able to put her husband Michael’s (Brett Dier) Season 3 death behind her and was pursuing […]

Second Act
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On Demand DVD New Releases March 25-31

On Demand DVD New Releases March 25-31 Second Act Street-smart Maya trades in her dead-end job for a dream position with a high-end firm. A fake resumé and Facebook page got her foot in the door, but now she must try to perform like the person everyone thinks she is while maintaining her sense of self — can she? Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Milo Ventimiglia (PG-13, 1:43) 3/26 Availability dates, titles and schedule subject to change and may vary by system. Check with your cable provider for ordering information. HD and 3D not available in all systems   Coming Soon: […]

All American, Episode 15
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All American RECAP Episode 15: ‘Best Kept Secret’

In this week’s All American episode, “Best Kept Secret,” the uncertainty about Cory’s presence has caused a ripple effect on everyone’s life. Since Cory’s return home, everyone’s world has turned more dramatically. Spencer keeps finding himself at the expense of things outside of his control. At the end of last week’s episode, Spencer presented three possible secrets that influenced Cory’s reason to return; 1) To seek revenge for Grace’s affair with Baker, 2) Spencer’s rise to football fame, or 3) He actually wanted a relationship with his sons. Uncertainty Each reason equally played a role in this episode. In my […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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New to On Demand and DVD: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Let me be honest: I was not looking forward to sitting down for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It’s not that I don’t like the webslinger — I do, but it seemed like an overexposed character in an animated film that probably could have skipped a theatrical release. Man, was I wrong. Instead of scurrying to write a bad review, I find myself searching for superlatives to describe a new entry into animated-film lore. Just as Spider-Man’s release in 2002 with Tobey Maguire raised the bar for what I expect from superhero films, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse changes what I will […]

Mary Poppins Returns
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New to On Demand and DVD: Mary Poppins Returns

Since the 1964 release of Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews as the magical nanny, we have been singing along and enjoying every minute. Now, with the release of Mary Poppins Returns, the nanny is back and hasn’t aged a year, but does the magic still exist? Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) finds it necessary to come back into the lives of Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) and his sister Jane (Emily Mortimer). Michael has recently lost his wife and is about to lose the house he lives in with his children. As he struggles to find an important document with the help […]

Mary Poppins Returns
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On Demand DVD New Releases March 18-24

On Demand DVD New Releases March 18-24 Mary Poppins Returns Everyone’s favorite nanny returns to help the Banks siblings yet again. This time, fast forward a few decades as Michael and his children are dealing with a difficult time. Mary, her special magic and her delightful attitude will get them through yet again, with a song or two along the way. Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw (PG, 2:10) 3/19 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Versions of Spider-Man from different dimensions all must come together to stop a threat of massive destruction. Voices of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld (PG, […]