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From Bean To Bee: It’s Man Vs Bee

    To bee or not to bee. Rowan Atkinson is at it again. The bees of the world are no longer safe. It’s man vs bee. Only one can stand victorious. This new 9-episode series from Netflix is sure to be a smash. Let’s hope the bee does not get smashed. The series was created and written by Rowan Atkinson and William Davies, directed by David Kerr and starring Atkinson, Jing Lusi, Claudie Blakley, Tom Basden, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Greg McHugh and India Fowler. Man Vs Bee is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on 24 June 2022.

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    HBO’s George Carlin’s American Dream

      George Carlin’s American Dream, a two-part documentary directed by Judd Apatow (HBO’s “Girls,” “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling”) and Michael Bonfiglio (HBO’s “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers”), will debut on HBO and HBO Max on May 20, 2022.

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      To Mom (And Dad), With Love

        “To Mom (And Dad), With Love” is a sweet Mother’s Day celebration of friendship and family featuring the beloved Peanuts gang. While the other kids are excited to celebrate the special day, for Peppermint Patty it’s just a reminder that she didn’t grow up with a mom. With her good friend Marcie by her side, she soon realizes that real families come in all shapes and sizes and that Mother’s Day is an opportunity to thank that special person in your life who means the most to you.

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        What’s new on Kanopy: Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over by Beth B

          I am in the mood for a good flick this weekend. Kanopy to the rescue. It pays to have a library card. With a limit of five films per month, Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over by Beth B is getting my full attention this weekend. I honestly do not know much about Beth B, so this should be a treat.

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          New Randy Rhoads Documentary ‘Reflections Of A Guitar Icon’

            “Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon”, a new documentary about legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads, best known for his work with OZZY OSBOURNE, will be available on Video On Demand on Friday, May 6. The 85-film was directed by Andre Relis and was narrated by L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns. It was written and edited by Michael Bruining.

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            Watch SKETCHBOOK on Disney+

              Animators are unsung heroes, their collective work plays the most significant part in any animated movie but yet they get no recognition. These pencil-wielding magicians might just like working under the cloak of anonymity. Disney+ is celebrating the men and women who make the true magic come to life. This is the perfect time to subscribe to Disney+ to watch SKETCHBOOK. I am really pumped in watching legendary Disney animator Eric Goldberg unleashing his craft upon the world. Since its inception, Disney has always been about animation. It’s good to see these good folks being celebrated by Disney. SKETCHBOOK will start streaming on April 27.

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              It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown

                It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown is the Peanuts Earth Day TV special which will be streaming on Apple TV+. It will be released on April 15, 2022. The special will also feature an original song by American singer-songwriter Ben Folds.

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                What I am watching this weekend: The Torment (L’enfer) by Claude Chabrol on Kanopy

                  There is more to a library card nowadays. You can download books, audiobooks, music, stream, and graphic novels without setting foot in a library. My favorite freebie from my local library is Kanopy. The avantgarde streaming service is a welcome addition for unusual classic movies that you will not find with other streaming services. You stream thousands of films for free, thanks to the generous support of your public library or university. I am allocated 5 movies a month. This weekend I am watching The Torment by director Claude Chabrol from 1996. The French title is L’enfer. I do not know why they do not translate it as Hell. The movie stars Emmanuelle Béart, François Cluzet, and Nathalie Cardone.

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                  Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back

                    The Disney+ original docuseries, directed by Peter Jackson, will be arriving on Disney+ just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Made entirely from never-before-seen, restored footage, it provides the most intimate and honest glimpse into the creative process and relationship between John, Paul, George, and Ringo ever filmed. Be sure to check them both out, and don’t forget to watch “The Beatles: Get Back” when it rolls out over three days, November 25, 26, and 27, 2021, exclusively on Disney+.

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                    Mr. SOUL! A Film by Ellis Haizlip

                      Join legendary Black artists, singers, poets, dancers, leaders musicians including Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nikki Giovanni, James Baldwin, Cicely Tyson, Harry Belafonte, Muhammad Ali, The Last Poets, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sidney Poitier, Mavis Staples, Black Ivory, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Maya Angelou, Billy Preston, Toni Morrison, Bill Withers, Sonia Sanchez, Wilson Pickett, Kool & the Gang, Roberta Flack, Kathleen Cleaver, Amiri Baraka, Carmen de Lavallade, George Faison, Melba Moore, Max Roach,  and a 16-year-old Arsenio Hall in this incredible film highlighting  ELLIS HAIZLIP – host of the first national Black variety show on television from 1968-1973 appropriately titled SOUL! Political, outspoken and openly gay, Ellis made sure the ‘revolution was televised’ and beamed into American households on a weekly basis on PBS.

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                      Thunder Force Trailer

                        In a world terrorized by super-villains, one woman has developed the process to give superpowers to regular people. But when scientist Emily Stanton accidentally imbues her estranged best-friend with incredible abilities, the two women must become the first superhero team. Now, it is up to Thunder Force to battle the super-powered Miscreants and save Chicago from the clutches of The King.