Monday, August 21, 2017

Daryle Lamont Jenkins


The “Charlottesville” Interview
with Kam Williams


Nazis Coming to Your Town? Who You Gonna Call? The Klanbuster!

Since 1988, activist/journalist Daryle Lamont Jenkins, aka "The Klanbuster," has dedicated his life to monitoring the movements of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups. In 2000, he co-founded One People's Project [https://www.onepeoplesproject.com/], a watchdog organization which maintains a database not only on hate groups but on their membership as well. It is geared towards researching and reporting on hate politics and those engaged in them in an effort to diminish their impact on society.

Despite incessant death threats, Daryle and company routinely put their lives on the line by participating in counter-demonstrations at Klan and neo-Nazi rallies. They were in Charlottesville the recent weekend when a horde of white racists marched with torches while brandishing automatic weapons and chanting racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic epithets. And they were there when Heather Heyer was murdered by James Fields (allegedly), the driver of the Dodge Challenger which mowed down 20 peaceful counter-demonstrators.

Daryle has appeared on TV talk shows hosted by MSNBC's Joy Reid and Rachel Maddow, as well as Montel Williams. And Jamie Bell is set to star in a biopic entitled Skin about a neo-Nazi he helped leave the White Power movement. The movie's producers are currently casting the film, and are still searching for an actor to play Daryle.

Here, he recounts the events which transpired in Charlottesville, and he assesses the state of the union in light of President Trump's reluctance to condemn all Nazi and Klan sympathizers as evil.


Kam Williams: Hi Daryle. Long time, no speak. How ya been, bro?
Daryle Lamont Jenkins: I am exhausted. It’s been a long week.


KW: Were you in Charlottesville the weekend of the terrorist attack?
DLJ: Yes, I was, me and a crew of OPP members out of Philly, DC and New England and the South.


KW: What drew you and the One People's Project there? I assume you are always monitoring hate groups and the event registered a blip on your radar. Did you have any idea it was going to be such a huge gathering of white supremacists?
DLJ: Oh, we most certainly did. We knew months in advance it could be this bad, especially if left unchecked. There’s a podcast called Lighting the Lamp that is produced by one of our members. Before the rally even happened, the show was calling it the White Nationalists' "Altamont." [A reference to the Rolling Stones' 1969 concert in California where a young black was stabbed to death by a member of the Hell's Angels gang which had been hired to provide security during the outdoor music festival.] And that’s exactly what it was. Our sister website, Restoring the Honor [http://restoringthehonor.blogspot.com/], was also detailing what was going to take place prior to the day. Basically the reason why we had to be there was because the Nazis had been harassing Charlottesvile for months, ever since the town had wanted to remove the Confederate memorials from their parks. By this time, the city had already renamed the parks from the Confederate generals they were honoring, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. First, the Nazis had a rally in May, then the Klan came out in July, and now this one which they planned to be a huge gathering of pretty much every neo-Nazi, Klansmen and assorted hatemongers they could find.


KW: Were you concerned about for your safety, given the number of Nazis, Fascists, Ku Klux Klansmen and other racists descending on the city?
DLJ: Well, we are always concerned about that, whether there are 500 of them or 5. This time however, the governor of Virginia did put the National Guard on standby. When we heard that, we realized that it was going to be very different than past rallies. So we just prepared.


KW: Were you at the church on Friday night when the Nazis showed up outside. I heard Cornel West say in an interview that if it weren't for the Anti-Fascists they would never have been able to leave.
DLJ: Me and the crew I came with were not there. We were still on our way down as the Nazis pulled that stunt. What I did see was Nazis at the rally get physical with the interfaith contingent of the counter-demonstration as they walked up the stairs to the park. Antifa responded to that one and put an end to that, but that was one of the many episodes of confrontations.


KW: Were you armed? How do you respond to President Trump's equating the racist demonstrators and the ant-Fascist counter-demonstrators by saying both sides were equally at fault.
DLJ: I was armed. I had my sidearm with me, as were a number of Antifa. Happily, no one on either side felt the need to use, because I can only imagine how things would be if anyone did. Quite frankly, I think the first person that started shooting in that environment, regardless of what side they were on, would have found themselves in the worst position they could have ever been in their life because everything would have come crashing down on them. So, even though each side had firearms, using them was not the first inclination, regardless of how bad things eventually got.


KW: How did you feel when you saw the long line of white supremacists with torches?
DLJ: Well that was also part of their first outing back in May. While I know that might be a jarring image for a lot of people to see for the first time, I have been doing this too long for it to phase me. I just saw it as a rather corny display.






KW: What sort of harassment did you experience from the white supremacists in Charlottesville?
DLJ: Most of them were verbal, but there were some that got physical, particularly when I was trying to help someone else they had attacked. That got me in a position where I got hit in the face with pepper spray, and that put me out of commission for a while, and I missed when the governor declared a state of emergency, and the police declared the rally an unlawful assembly and shut the park down.


KW: Do you blame the police pullback for what happened on Saturday when the car plowed through the counter-demonstration?
DLJ: The police have some explaining to do for sure, but the blame falls squarely on the neo-Nazis that held the rally. They were the ones pushing for a fight. They were the ones that came with the armament, the shields and automatic weapons. They were the ones that initiated fights. As I told a news outlet that interviewed me on the scene, there will have to be a reckoning for them regarding what they did.


KW: What sort of confrontations did you witness?
DLJ: It was really a lot of random swinging, groups of people basically taking their shots at each other. At one point, some Nazis were even so confused they ended up beating each other up, both thinking the other was Antifa!


KW: Were you in the vicinity when that monster drove the car into the marchers, killing Heather Heyer, and injuring so many others?
DLJ: I was at one of the churches where my car was parked trying to get a clean shirt and sharing some food and bottled water I had in a cooler for the trip. I didn’t see the incident, but I saw the ambulances driving by. I heard that people were hurt and that they were worried that some would not make it. When I heard someone died, I kept asking people if they were sure, because I didn’t want an unsubstantiated rumor like that to go out without being confirmed. Sadly, it was. I was heated from that point on. Normally, I can make light of events like this, find something to keep my spirits up about us being out there opposing the Fascists. But I could not do that after hearing about Heather Heyer's murder. I was angry as hell about it.


KW: Did you know her?
DLJ: I never met her, but I wish I had. She was local to Charlottesville. That was her town the Nazis invaded, and they killed her when she tried to defend it. I remember speaking to a group of Antifa just after Trump won saying that we have a rough road ahead and it might mean some of us will lose their lives fighting him and his efforts, because he was bringing into the White House the people who want that for this society. A lot of people have already died this year because of this scum. Heather Heyer’s death further amplified the kind of evil we fight. She was a hero, a martyr. She should be seen as such. A few months ago they renamed Lee Park – the park where the rally was held – to Emancipation Park. There is an effort to rename it once again in her memory. That should happen. Charlottesville should forever be proud of her.


KW: You've been in the forefront of the Anti-Fascist movement for years. How has the movement changed.
DLJ: Before Trump won, I think a lot of people thought that there wasn’t much that needed to be done. Many of us stayed vigilant against them, but even more of us felt that they could never be a real danger, not anymore. Now, they see otherwise, and we even have some conservatives who see it as well. That’s something else to note. What happened in Charlottesville was indeed a wake up call to people across the political spectrum. Sure, we will have our political differences, but all of them will be moot if society breaks down and that scared some conservatives out there. Some conservatives are not scared, however... the Sean Hannitys, the Michael Savages, the Ann Coulters, etcetera. You have to wonder what kind of agenda they are peddling, if the only thing they know to do when they see Nazis parading in the street and killing people is to do their usual tap dance and deflections as if everyone else is to blame but their precocious fellow right-wingers. It’s not a new thing. They do it all the time whenever a right-winger engages in violence. The most insulting thing they do is to pretend that the neo-Fascists are actually on the left. Well, they were fine with the event being called “Unite the Right” before that day. Ann Coulter seems okay with her byline appearing on their websites like American Renaissance and VDARE and she is even defending the driver who killed Heather Heyer! So the attempt to pretend that it is everyone else’s fault but theirs is not just laughable but truly an affront. And given that many others on the right have said this has gone far enough, we need to start asking the hard-liners why they don’t think it has, too – and then marginalize the living hell out of them if they don’t have a good answer. regardless, the Antifa scene is about to pick up some new and unexpected recruits!



KW: How have the white supremacists you've been monitoring changed?
DLJ: With them feeling their oats, they gotten bolder and more reckless. Before Charlottesville, they thought the world was with them, or at the very least more of it than it seemed. After Charlottesville, they had that bubble burst. My monitoring changed in the sense that more people have come on board to do it. It’s not just One People’s Project. It’s the Twitter account @YesYoureRacist. It’s the website https://itsgoingdown.org/. It’s regular people letting folks know their neighbor attended that rally. And it’s those employers that told the marchers that they will indeed be replaced as far as their job goes – contrary to [white supremacist group] Identity Evropa’s “You will not replace us” chant. One creep was even publicly disowned by his family!


KW: Have these racists been emboldened and encouraged to come out from under their rocks by Donald Trump?
DLJ: Most definitely. In fact they pushed him along well before he announced. I have to say this. too. Trump has always been a racist, but the games he is playing today have not really been seen by him in the thirty years of his public life. It angers me that someone like him had the celebrityhood he has enjoyed with very few calling him out on his racism. If there is any lesson we should learn from the opposition to Confederate monuments is how we have to be careful who it is we exalt in this society. Many don’t deserve it, and many of them might just get us killed.


KW: How do you expect the next confrontations to unfold?
DLJ: If Boston on Saturday was any example, a lot of the hatemongers are going to start seeing the downturn. It doesn’t mean we will not see physical confrontations at rallies anymore, but the public is making it clear enough is enough. The neo-Fascists had their fun. Now it is time for them to go back under their rocks. Sure, some are going to try to maintain the momentum they still pretty much have, but more than just some people wearing black and bandanas around their faces are coming for them. That attempt to maintain will be fleeting. And I will say again, those libertarians and conservatives who give white supremacists even the slightest of validity should truly think twice about it.


KW: Finally, are you optimistic about the future?
DLJ: Always have been, always will be. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be doing this!


KW: Thanks again for the time, Daryle, and stay safe. We need you, brother.
DLJ: I most certainly will, Kam. Thank you for interviewing me again!



If you would like to support or join One People’s Project, visit: https://www.onepeoplesproject.com/


To see a clip of Daryle Lamont Jenkins on the Rachel Maddow show, visit: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/racist-right-finds-new-prominence-via-trump-751404099925

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Top Ten DVD List for August 22, 2017

by Kam Williams


This Week’s DVD Releases 

Nova: Poisoned Water [Flint, Michigan Expose']

Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2 [Marvel Comics Superheroes Sequel]

Supergirl: Season 2 [Woman of Steel Battles a New Set of Super-Villains]

Lucifer: Season 2 [Devil Fights Crime on Hot Streets of L.A.]

800 Words: Season 2, Part 2 [Aussie-Kiwi Family Dramedy]

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Four [Squad Rolling Deep]

Dominion Creek: Series 2 [Love, Betrayal, Greed and Gold]

Shimmer and Shine [Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls]

The Great British Baking Show: Season 4 [Amateur Chef Competition]

Kill Switch [Worlds Will Collide]

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kam's Kapsules for movies opening August 25, 2017

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun 
by Kam Williams 


OPENING THIS WEEK

BIG BUDGET FILMS

All Saints (PG for mature themes) Faith-based drama recounting the real-life struggle of a pastor (John Corbett) to save his cash-strapped church by farming its grounds with the help of some Vietnamese refugee congregants. With Nelson Lee, Gregory Alan Williams, Cara Buono and Chonda Pierce.

Birth of the Dragon (for violence, profanity and mature themes) Philip Ng plays Bruce Lee in the biopic, set in San Francisco in the Sixties, and revolving around a showdown between the martial arts legend and a kung fu master (Xia Yu). Cast includes Billy Magnussen, Xing Jing and Terry Chen. (In English and Mandarin with subtitles)

Leap! (PG for action and impolite humor) Animated adventure about an 11 year-old orphan (Elle Fanning) living in Brittany who runs away to Paris with a friend (Nat Wolff) to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a prima ballerina. Voice cast featuring Mel Brooks, Carly Rae Jepsen and Maddie Ziegler.


INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

Bushwick (Unrated) Harrowing tale of survival, set after a bloody riot breaks out on the streets Brooklyn, about a young woman's (Brittany Snow) attempt to get home with the help of an army veteran (Dave Bautista). Cast includes Jeff Lima, Paco Lozano and Christian Navarro.

Good Time (R for violence, drug use, sexuality and pervasive profanity) NYC crime drama revolving around a mobster's (Robert Parkinson) efforts to spring his brother (Ben Safdie) from jail after a botched bank robbery. With Buddy Duress, Barkhad (I'm the Captain, now!") Abdi and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Polina (Unrated) Anastasia Shevtsova handles the title role in this coming-of-age saga about a Russian prima ballerina who leaves the prestigious Bolshoi Company to explore improvisation and modern dance. (In French and Russian with subtitles). With Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche and Aleksey Guskov. (In French and Russian with subtitles)

Served Like a Girl (Unrated) Band of Sisters documentary chronicling the efforts of five, female combat vets to help 55,000 homeless comrades suffering from PTSD and other illnesses after serving overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan. 
 
Tulip Fever (R for nudity and sexuality) Romance drama, set in 17th Century Amsterdam, chronicling an artist's (Dane DeHaan) passionate affair with a married woman (Alicia Vikander) whose portrait he's been commissioned to paint. With Christoph Waltz, Zach Galifiniakis and Dame Judi Dench.

Unleashed (Unrated) Romantic comedy about a woman unlucky at love (Kate Micucci) who lands in an unlikely love triangle when her pet pooch (Steve Howey) and cat (Justin Chatwin) mysteriously morph into great guys she'd love to date. Featuring Sean Astin, Josh Brener and Illeana Douglas.

The Villainess (Unrated) Ok-bin Kim plays the title character in this action thriller, set in South Korea, as a trained assassin-turned-aspiring actress forced to take the law into her own hands when a couple of goons (Ha-kyun Shin and Jun Sung) from her former life come a-callin'. With Ye-ji Min, Eun-ji Jo and Seo-hyeong Kim. (In Korean with subtitles)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Hitman's Bodyguard

 
Film Review by Kam Williams


Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds Grudgingly Join Forces in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy


World-class bodyguard Michael Bryce's (Ryan Reynolds) services were in great demand when a Japanese tycoon (Tsuwayuki Saotome) was executed on his watch. That botched operation ruined not only his professional reputation but his romantic relationship with Interpol agent Amelia (Elodie Yung). In fact, his career took such a hit that a couple of years later we find him homeless and reduced to chauffeuring clients around in a beat-up jalopy for a fraction of his former fee.
 
A shot at redemption and at winning back the object of his affection arrives when Amelia surreptitiously approaches him for help protecting Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). He's the key prosecution witness in the trial underway at the International Court of Justice of Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman), an Eastern European dictator accused of committing genocide. 
 
Amelia has determined that there's a mole inside of Interpol who has compromised Kincaid's safety. So, the only hope of getting him to court alive is by hiring someone outside the organization. 
 
Trouble is Darius is no altar boy, but a vicious hit man who has murdered hundreds of people. Despite being disgusted by the assassin's grisly resume, Michael grudgingly agrees to escort him from a British prison to The Hague where he's scheduled to testify in less than 24 hours. In return for his cooperation with authorities, Darius bargained for the release of his wife Sonia (Salma Hayek) who is herself sitting behind bars for slitting a guy's throat in a gruesome bar fight. 
 
That is the point of departure of The Hitman's Bodyguard, an unlikely-buddies comedy directed by Aussie Patrick Hill (The Expendables 3). Superficially, the film unfolds like a high-octane, action adventure where a pair of protagonists prove to be impervious to harm from bullets, explosives, pyrotechnics or boat and car crashes . 
 
The production works primarily because of the palpable screen chemistry generated by veteran thespians Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. However, it does help immeasurably that each of these indestructible characters has been somewhat humanized by their vulnerability to a fetching love interest. 
 
But the guys mostly exchange lighthearted barbs while having a close brush with death every other minute or so as they negotiate their way through a neverending gauntlet of bloodthirsty goons. 
 
An eye-popping, stunt flick chock full of implausible fight and chase scenes orchestrated in accordance with the laws of cartoon physics.




Excellent (4 stars)
Rated R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity
Running time: 118 minutes
Distributor: Summit Entertainment


To see a trailer for The Hitman's Bodyguard, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4Afusxc2SM

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mamoudou Athie

The “Patti Cake$” Interview
with Kam Williams


Mamoudou's Breakthrough Role!

Mamoudou Athie is set to play opposite Brie Larson in her directorial debut, Unicorn Store. He also can be seen in the recurring role of Grandmaster Flash in “The Get Down,” a Netflix series created by Baz Luhrmann.

Mamoudou recently starred opposite Stockard Channing in “Me & Mean Margaret,” a pilot for an NBC sitcom. On the big screen, he appeared alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in The Circle, a suspense thriller based on Dave Eggers’ novel of the same name.

Mamoudou received critical acclaim for his stage debut at New York's Lincoln Center Theater opposite Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub in The Mystery of Love and Sex. Here, the graduate of the Yale School of Drama discusses his new film, Patti Cake$, an overcoming-the-odds saga revolving around a Rubenesque, white rapper's (Danielle Macdonald) quest for superstardom.


Kam Williams: Hi Mamoudou, thanks for the interview.
Mamoudou Athie: Thank you, Kam.

KW: What interested you in Patti Cake$?
MA: In a nutshell, the script, the director and the character, particularly meeting Geremy [writer/director Geremy Jasper]. I had a sense he was going to make something special. I initially had reservations about my character, Basterd, but I just couldn't get it out of my mind. And the script is one of a kind, yet also familiar in a personal way. Had me laughing aloud as well.

KW: How would you describe the film in 25 words or less?
MA: It's a glorious underdog story with wit, charm, and verve about the illest rapper in Dirty Jerz [aka New Jersey], KIlla P [played by Danielle Macdonald] with no holds barred stunts, high octane high speed car chases, and superheroes galore. And we have 300 million Instagram and Twitter followers.

KW: How did you approach playing Basterd? Did you base him on anybody?
MA: Not on any one particular person. I took something of a dim sum approach to him. He's a mix of some people I grew up around, Geremy's thoughts and influences, for sure, and Mickey Theis, a classmate of mine from YSD [Yale School of Drama]. He's one of the most beautifully sensitive actors I've ever worked with.

KW: What message do you think people will take away from the film?
MA: Go mother-[bleep]-ing hard!

KW: Were you surprised by the performance of your co-star, Danielle Madonald?
MA: Nah, I knew she'd totally slay it after I heard her first track. But when I heard that first track, yes -- I was surprised. That was amazing!

KW: The music maven Heather Covington question: What was the last song you listened to?
MA: May've been "Stunt Queen" by Bloc Party or Arcade Fire's "Infinite Content."

KW: Ling-Ju Yen asks: What is your earliest childhood memory?
MA: I don't know . It's kind of a medley, but what sticks out the most is going to the park and zoo with my family and my holographic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TV. It was half an inch and actually for my action figures, but I loved it more.

KW: Was there a meaningful spiritual component to your childhood?
MA: Sure!

KW: Who loved you unconditionally during your formative years?
MA: My family.

KW: What is your favorite dish to cook?
MA: Eggs... I'm lazy..

KW: The Morris Chestnut question: Was there any particular moment in your childhood that inspired you to become the person you are today?
MA: Again, I'm not sure if there was one particular moment, but I'm almost positive my parents have never lied while I've been alive. So they certainly set the bar for morals. I've lied though. Sorry, Moppa.

KW: Sherry Gillam would like to know what is the most important life lesson you've learned so far?
MA: Hmm... I can't say it's THE most important as it's hard to rate these things, but certainly being honest is a good way to sleep well at night. Learned that verrrrrry early. [Chuckles]

KW: What was your very first job?
MA: Cutting grass. I worked at the National Shrine in DC for a spell in 10th grade.

KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
MA: Depends on the day!

KW: What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
MA: Sorry, I didn't hear that question. Next!

KW: If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for?
MA: Instant worldwide utopia.

KW: What is your guiltiest pleasure?
MA: Excess napping and snacking. Shame.

KW: Is there any question no one ever asks you, that you wish someone would?
MA: [LOL] No. That's funny to imagine, though. I'm thinking of a person in an interview wondering, "I wish they'd ask me about this!" while quietly fuming internally.

KW: Harriet Pakula-Teweles asks: With so many classic films being redone, is there a remake you'd like to star in?
MA: No! There are so many stories that have yet to be told. New content! Infinite content!

KW: Finally, what’s in your wallet?
MA: The usual.

KW: Thanks again for the time, Mamoudou, and best of luck with Patti Cake$.
MA: Thank you so much, Kam.

To see a trailer for Patti Cake$, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-591Dqa48g

Alien: Covenant

 
Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams

9th Episode in the Sci-Fi Series Certain to Scare the Living Daylights Out of You

Alien: Covenant is the 9th episode in the enduring, sci-fi franchise launched back in 1979, provided you count the trio of Alien vs. Predator spinoffs. This installment is a sequel to Prometheus (2012) which devoted fans know was a prequel to the original. Covenant was directed by the legendary Ridley Scott who also made the first and the previous picture in the series.

As the futuristic tale unfolds, we find the spaceship Covenant hurtling through the ether on a mission to colonize a distant star with its cargo of 2,000 cryogenic humans and 1,140 frozen embryos. The crew, under the command of Captain Jacob Branson (James Franco), is composed of seven couples plus a state-of-the-art android named Walter (Michael Fassbender).

Before they reach their destination, the vessel is damaged by a "shock wave generated by a neutrino burst from a solar flare," whatever that pretentious, scientific jargon means. The upshot is that the accident conveniently dovetails with the arrival of mysterious radio signals that appear to be human in nature.

Curiosity gets the better of them, and they divert the crippled craft to the source of the transmissions, an uncharted planet nearby. Against their better judgment, they dispatch an expedition team to the surface to determine whether the place is habitable and might thus serve as a substitute settlement spot for their hibernating pod people. 
 
Unfortunately, the intrepid explorers are blissfully unaware that they're being contaminated by a monstrous, microscopic virus that can enter a body through any open orifice. After a brief gestation period, the opportunistic infection drains the hosts of their vitality while simultaneously morphing into the drooling, gelatinous, man-eating creatures long associated with the Alien adventures. 
 
This doesn't bode well for the Covenant, and what ensues is a high burn-rate affair in which crew members are gradually picked off one-by-one, with each succumbing to a demise a little more grisly than the last. To paraphrase, the franchise's immortal, inaugural tagline: In space, no one can still hear you scream, or save you from a body-snatching chestburster either. 

A blood-curdling sequel and worthy addition to the series certain to scare the living daylights out of you! 


Excellent (4 stars)
Rated R for violence, profanity, sexuality, nudity and bloody images
Running time: 122 minutes
Distributor: Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Extras: Audio commentary by Ridley Scott; a dozen deleted and extended scenes; Meet Walter; Phobos; The Last Supper; The Crossing; Advent; Master Class: Ridley Scott; theatrical trailers; and David’s illustrations.

To see a trailer for Alien: Covenant, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0VW6sg50Pk

To order a copy of the Alien: Covenant Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, visit:  

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Top Ten DVD List for August 15, 2017

by Kam Williams


This Week’s DVD Releases

Everything, Everything [Bubble Girl Courted by Boy Next-Door]

Bluebeard [South Korean Suspense Thriller]

Murdoch Mysteries: Season 10 [Police Drama Set in Toronto in the Gay Nineties]

Alien: Covenant [Ridley Scott Returns to Direct Storied Sci-Fi Series]

Britney Ever After [Britney Spears Biopic]

Mickey and the Roadster Racers [Start Your Engines]

Hickok [Legendary Wild Bill Hickok Western]

Baby Steps [Gay Asian Coming Out Dramedy]

Digimon Adventure Tri: Determination [Dubbed Version of Popular Anime Movie]

How to Be a Latin Lover [Jilted Gigolo Seduces Wealthy Widow]



Honorable Mention

The Blacklist: Season Four [Crime Thriller TV Series]

Revolting Rhymes [Based on Classic Tales by Roald Dahl]

Once upon a Time in Venice [Purloined Pooch Whodunit]