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October 01, 2022

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12 • Terre Haute Tribune-Star • October 2 - 8, 2022 BY JAY BOBBIN Family Viewing Ratings AS Adult situations P Profanity V Violence N Nudity GV Graphic Violence "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION" (4K Ultra HD) (Oct. 11) "BULLET TRAIN" (Oct. 18) "E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL: 40TH ANNIVERSARY" (Oct. 18) "FALL" (Oct. 18) "PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK" (Oct. 18) "TOP GUN: MAVERICK" (Nov. 1) (UPCOMING RELEASES) "To Kill a Mockingbird" "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD" With the Halloween season nearing, and a week that is seeing the 4K Ultra HD debuts of many horror titles, this legendary title ranks very high among them. Director George A. Romero's made-on-a-shoestring 1968 classic inspired more-lavish sequels and remakes (some made by Romero himself), but there's still something highly effective about the ba- sic and quite graphic original, detailing the plight of those who hole up in a Pennsylvania farmhouse to try to survive a rampage by the undead. Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman (who also was a producer of the film) and Marilyn Eastman are among the cast members of the thriller, which has con- tinued to be a huge influence for other film- makers for more than a half-century. ››› (Not rated: AS, P, GV) "THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST" Televised very recently by PBS, Ken Burns' latest documentary – which he produced and directed in collaboration with Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein – recalls what the reaction and response in America were to the targeting of certain ethnicities in Europe during the World War II era. Firsthand ac- counts by survivors are included, along with analysis by historians and scholars. Resourc- es supplied by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are folded into the three- part program, which Peter Coyote narrates. Liam Neeson and Meryl Streep, who both famously acted in dramatic projects with the Holocaust as their theme, are included in the cast of voices; so are Paul Giamatti, Joe Morton, Hope Davis, Bradley Whitford, Mat- thew Rhys and filmmaker Werner Herzog. ›››› (Not rated: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray) "MELROSE PLACE: THE COMPLETE SERIES" With the success of their "Beverly Hills, 90210," producers Aaron Spelling and Darren Star cooked up another long-lasting saga in a similar vein with this Fox show about young adults residing – and, in some cases, communing very closely – in a Cali- fornia apartment complex. The series started out soft in the ratings, but it got a huge and sustaining boost from the addition of Heather Locklear as Amanda Woodward, a schem- er in business and romance. Members of the ensemble cast also include Grant Show (more recently of the reboot of the Spell- ing-originated "Dynasty"), Courtney Thorne- Smith, Andrew Shue, Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Doug Savant, Laura Leighton, Mar- cia Cross (whose Kimberly memorably blew up the place, literally) and Daphne Zuniga. This show got its own reboot, though that was short-lived. ››› (Not rated: AS, P, V) "THE TWILIGHT ZONE (REBOOT): THE COMPLETE SERIES" "Get Out" Oscar winner Jordan Peele had a big role in this latest incarnation of Rod Serling's classic anthology series. Also an executive producer of the show, Peele is the narrator who introduces stories of the su- pernatural – one of the most notable stories here being the retitled "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet," with Adam Scott assuming William Shatner's role from the original show as an airplane passenger who sees a demon on the wing. Sanaa Lathan, Greg Kinnear, John Cho, Rhea Seehorn, Topher Grace, Tracy Morgan, Chris O'Dowd, Ginnifer Goodwin, Joel McHale, Jenna Elfman, Gretchen Mol and George Takei are among the many other talents who were featured over the show's two seasons. Interestingly, a black-and-white version of this show was released digitally, to emulate the style of the first series even more. ››› (Not rated: AS, P, V) "BEL AIR: SEASON ONE" Though it had been some time since Will Smith was "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," his hand was very much in launching this version of the show, which began earlier this year on Peacock. The sitcom's premise stays the same while leaning more toward drama, and though Smith remains present as an executive producer of the show (along with Quincy Jones and the entire idea's in- spiration, Benny Medina), the lead role goes to newcomer Jabari Banks as a fictionalized Smith ... a present-day Philadelphian whose life shifts in a major way when he moves in with privileged California relatives. This reboot sprang from a fan film made in 2019 by Morgan Cooper, who re-envisioned the comedy as a drama, and a second season was ordered along with the first. Other fa- miliar characters also remain present here; Adrian Holmes and Cassandra Freeman play Will's uncle and aunt Philip and Vivian, with Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones and Akira Akbar as cousins Carlton, Hilary and Ashley. ››› (Not rated: AS, P, V) "DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS" It's the animals– or, more accurately, the super-animals – to the rescue in this animated adventure related to the DC Comics Universe. Dwayne Johnson voices super-powered canine Krypto, who has to launch a mission when Superman (voice of John Krasinski) and the other members of the Justice League are abducted ... but few of the other pets are of heroic status, at least initially. It's largely up to Krypto to whip them into shape for the challenge ahead of them. Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, Keanu Reeves, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron and Thomas Middleditch also are in the voice cast. DVD extra: "making-of" documentary. ››› (PG: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, Digital and On Demand) "DC League of Super-Pets" "Come the new year, that's when I'll be doing all the shows (at the same time) a little more. And I still have an active podcast, so it's definitely busy ... but they're all good things." – Mayim Bialik of "Jeopardy!" in syndication, "Celebrity Jeopardy!" on ABC and "Call Me Kat" on Fox " t a s A p b g B s J " "The fans certainly are loyal to that show. That had a lot to do with getting this third season of it made." – Marg Helgenberger of "CSI: Vegas" on CBS, about her other current series job on "All Rise," now on OWN " to lo t M " h o "It's a light crime drama, and the comedy just comes out of it naturally, which is what I think is what makes it so unique. I think people want to be engaged in stories and relationships now, so this should hit that button with them." – Marcia Gay Harden of "So Help Me Todd" on CBS " a c w w I e r s t H T

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