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July 18, 2021

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Brainerd Dispatch • July 18 - 24, 2021 •19 By Raye Smith TV Media WHAT'S NEW ON DISNEY+ "Turner & Hooch" - Season 1 Get ready to roll over laughing with "Turner & Hooch," premiering on Disney+ on Wednesday, July 21. This brand new TV series is a reboot of the classic 1989 buddy-cop comedy film of the same name, which starred Tom Hanks ("Cast Away," 2000) and his canine side- kick, played by Beasely the Dogue de Bordeaux, in the titular roles. Now, in this legacy sequel series, Josh Peck ("Drake & Josh") fills the role of U.S. Marshal Scott Turner Jr., the son of Hanks' character. Turner may be a marshal now rather than a detective, but the show's idea remains generally the same as the film: Turner inherits his father's large, rambunctious dog named Hooch, and the dog that he didn't want turns into the partner he didn't know he needed. While the crime-fighting duo solves mysteries together, Turner starts to realize his father's death may have not been so innocent after all. Starting the series off strong with 12 hour-long episodes, "Turner & Hooch" packs in all the furry, slobbery comedy and action that made the original so beloved. Starring alongside Peck in the main cast are Lyndsy Fonseca ("Kick Ass," 2010), Carra Patterson ("Straight Outta Compton," 2015), Vanessa Lengies ("Stick It," 2006), Anthony Ruivivar ("The Haunting of Hill House"), Brandon Jay McLar- en ("She's the Man," 2006), Jeremy Maguire ("Modern Family"), Paul Campbell ("Battlestar Galactica") and Reginald VelJohnson ("Die Hard," 1988), who returns to re- prise his role from the film. There is no word yet, however, on whether fans will luck out with an appear- ance from Hanks. Written by Matt Nix ("The Good Guys"), the series is directed by James Genn ("Private Eyes"), Jay Karas ("Workaholics"), Shannon Kohli ("The Magicians"), McG ("Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," 2003) and Craig Siebels ("Burn Notice"). "Behind the Attraction" - Sea- son 1 Dive into the history and magic be- hind Disney's most popular features and attractions with "Behind the Attraction," the new series coming to Disney+ on Wednesday, July 21. Featuring interviews with fans, Disney Imagineers and key behind- the-scenes players, this new series explores how each attraction came to be, how it's changed over time and why fans still love it today (per Disney). From the 1950s until now, Disney parks have awed millions of fans and had them coming back for more. These are the stories of how they made it happen. Narrated by Paget Brewster ("Criminal Minds") and directed by Brian Volk-Weiss ("Down to Earth With Zac Efron"), the series comes from executive producers Volk-Weiss, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ("Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," 2017) and Dany Garcia ("Ballers"). "Stuntman"(2018) Follow stuntman Edward "Eddie" Braun when the documentary "Stuntman" makes its streaming debut on Disney+ on Friday, July 23. This film chronicles the highs and lows of Braun's career as one of Hollywood's veteran stuntmen, building up to one of the most dan- gerous stunts of his career and one of the most dangerous in cinematic history. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt and ready for retirement, Braun wants to go out with a bang by recreating Evel Knievel's infamous (and failed) Snake River Canyon rocket jump. First premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2018 and taking home the award for Best Documen- tary feature, "Stuntman" comes from the powerhouse production team of Dwayne "The Rock" John- son and Dany Garcia, who have produced hits such as "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017), "Jumanji: The Next Level" (2019), "Shazam!" (2019) and "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw" (2019). From director Kurt Mattila ("BMW: Activate the Future"), this film gives all the edge-of-your-seat excitement that stunt and action fans could hope for. WHAT'S NEW ON NETFLIX "The Last Letter From Your Lover" (2021) Fall in love with "The Last Letter From Your Lover" when it makes its premiere on Netflix this Friday, July 23. The romantic drama is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Jojo Moyes and follows two love stories — one in the past and one in the present. When reporter Ellie (Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything," 2014) finds a trove of love letters from the 1960s, she sets out to uncover the mystery of a decades-old affair while finding her own love story along the way. Alongside Jones, the film stars Shailene Woodley ("The Fault in our Stars," 2014), Joe Alwyn ("The Favourite," 2018), Callum Turner ("War & Peace"), Emma Appleton ("The Witcher"), Ben Cross ("Star Trek," 2009), Vilhelm Blomgren ("Midsommar," 2019) and Ann Ogbomo ("Wonder Woman," 2017). "The Last Letter From Your Lover" is directed by Augustine Frizzell ("Euphoria") and written by Nick Payne ("Wan- derlust") and Esta Spalding ("Bury the Lead"). "Sexy Beasts" – Season 1 Walk on the wild side of dating with Season 1 of "Sexy Beasts," debuting on Netflix on Wednesday, July 21. This out-there British reality series takes dating beyond looks to the next level. In an effort to get away from superficial dating, contestants on the show dress up in elaborate makeup and prosthetics to conceal their true faces and see if they really can fall in love based on personality alone. From jungle creatures to mythical beings, the show's makeup artists get creative to make their true faces as unrecog- nizable as possible while narrator Rob Delaney ("Deadpool 2," 2018) keeps audiences apprised of all the action. So, who will find love and who will be unable to "bear" it? Find out with this wacky new show's premiere season. "Trollhunters: Rise of the Ti- tans" (2021) The Trollhunters return with the new computer-animated film "Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans," coming to Netflix on Wednesday, July 21. Based on Netflix's Troll- hunter series about a boy who finds a magical amulet that chooses him to be a Trollhunter — a guardian to defend the world of humans and the secret world of trolls — this new movie is bringing even more adventure to fans. This latest Troll- hunters story includes characters from creator Guillermo del Toro's ("Pacific Rim," 2013) Arcadia universe, including the series "Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia," "3Below: Tales of Arcadia" and "Wizards." This epic adventure sees the Arcadia universe heroes teaming up to fight the Arcane for control over the magic that binds them all. From DreamWorks Animation Studios, this family- friendly adventure film features the voices of Tatiana Maslany ("Perry Mason"), Emile Hirsch ("Into the Wild," 2007), Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation"), Steven Yeun ("The Walking Dead"), Diego Luna ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," 2016), Nick Frost ("Shaun of the Dead," 2004), Kelsey Gram- mer ("Cheers"), Colin O'Donoghue ("Once Upon a Time"), Alfred Mo- lina ("Spider-Man 2," 2004), Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Brian Blessed ("Tarzan," 1999), Charlie Saxton ("Betas") and Lexi Medrano ("Wizards"). WHAT'S NEW ON APPLE TV+ "Ted Lasso" – Season 2 Believe in the power of positiv- ity once again when "Ted Lasso" returns to Apple TV+ for its second season on Friday, July 23. This feel- good series follows the titular Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis, "The Last Man on Earth"), an American foot- ball coach who moves to England to take over as the head coach of a failing Premier League soccer team. Despite being completely clueless about the rules of soccer or the customs of the country he's living in, Ted's infectious positivity and unorthodox coaching strate- gies start to change the lives of everyone around him. Sudeikis cre- ated the series alongside Brendan Hunt (who also plays his assistant, Coach Beard), Joe Kelly ("How I Met Your Mother") and Bill Law- rence ("Scrubs"), with writers Brett Goldstein (who stars in the series as Roy Kent) and Phoebe Walsh ("Four Weddings and a Funeral"). The show also stars Hannah Wadding- ham ("Game of Thrones"), Jeremy Swift ("Downton Abbey"), Phil Dunster ("Murder on the Orient Express," 2017), Nick Mohammed ("The Martian," 2015), Juno Temple ("Maleficent," 2014), Toheeb Jimoh ("The Feed"), Billy Harris ("Some- thing's Wrong"), Kola Bokinni ("Toy Boy") and Stephen Manas ("A Friendly Tale," 2020). Josh Peck poses with one of the five French Mastiffs who star as Hooch in "Turner & Hooch" Shailene Woodley and Callum Turner star in "The Last Letter From Your Lover" Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt and Nick Mohammed as seen in Season 2 of "Ted Lasso"

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