TV and Movie Talk: Bulletproof, Two Sentence Horror Stories, Wu Assassins, GLOW, Jett, Grown-ish and Sneak Peek: Blinded by the Light
Detectives Bishop and Pike fight crime together on the streets of East London, sharing a similar moral code despite their drastically different backgrounds. Bishop grew up being passed around foster families, desperately looking for a father figure, while Pike’s father was the first black police commissioner, whose expectations he is struggling to live up to. Their deviating approach to life has been shaping an almost unbreakable bond between the two men, and their friendship is finally put to the test.
Two Sentence Horror Stories (CW)
An anthology series featuring updated tales of horror and haunting for the digital age, inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories.
Wu Assassins (Netflix)
An unassuming San Francisco chef becomes the latest in a line of assassins chosen to keep the mystical Wu powers out of the wrong hands.
Alison Brie stars as Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work actress living in Los Angeles in the ’80s. Wilder finds an unexpected chance at stardom: enter the glitter and spandex-laden world of women’s wrestling, where she must work alongside 12 other Hollywood misfits. Marc Maron plays the role of Sam Sylvia, a washed-up director of “B” movies who tries to lead the group of women to fame. The series is created by Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive, who serve as executive producers with Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann.
World-class thief Daisy “Jett” Kowalski is just out of prison and already being forced back into what got her there, by a group of eccentric and dangerous criminals.
The Johnson family’s eldest daughter is taking her first steps into the real world as she heads off to college. “Grown-ish” explores the first trappings of adulthood, and Zoey must navigate through the trials and tribulations of these momentous steps. Zoey discovers that once she leaves the nest, things do not always go her way. The series features “that in between place where you’re not quite an adult but facing grown world problems for the first time,” Kenya Barris, the show’s creator and executive producer, said.
Sneak Peek: Blinded by the Light
Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers an outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to express himself in his own voice.
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Produced by: Jane Barclay; Gurinder Chadha; Jamal Daniel
Cast: Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: August 16, 2019
Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music