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Epoch Watchlist: What to Watch

TIMEJanuary 14, 2022

New Release

‘See for Me’

Sophie (Skyler Davenport) is a former pro skier who is now blind and lives with her overprotective mother. One outlet for her to express her fiercely independent nature is by house-sitting the mansions of wealthy folks on vacation. But when some criminals break into one of the estates Sophie’s watching, she’s forced to use some unorthodox methods in order to have a chance at survival.

It starts off as an intriguing thriller, but its gimmick of “poor blind girl threatened by big bad men” begins to sag around the second act.

Crime | Drama | Mystery
Release Date: Jan. 7, 2022
Director: Randall Okita
Starring: Skyler Davenport, Natalie Brown, Matthew Gouveia
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Where to Watch: Theaters
Rated: 2 out of 5 stars

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Family Pick

‘The Ron Clark Story’

Ron Clark (Matthew Perry) is a gifted young teacher who’s appreciated at his small-town elementary school. However, he feels that he needs to challenge himself more. He packs up and moves to New York, where he begins teaching at a rundown inner-city school. Will his unorthodox teaching methods work with kids that society has largely turned its back on?

This uplifting cinematic experience shows that children have untapped potential waiting to be realized. A truly great film.

Biography | Drama
Release Date: Aug. 13, 2006
Director: Randa Haines
Starring: Matthew Perry, Judith Buchan, Griffin Cork
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
MPAA Rating: TV-PG
Where to Watch: Peacock, Ruku, Tubi
Rated: 5 stars out of 5

 

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Top Biography

‘The King’s Speech’

As World War II looms over Europe, Prince Albert (Colin Firth) of Great Britain must prepare his nation for war as he transcends to his position as king. His speech impediment complicates things, so Albert seeks out a speech therapist. Little does he know what miraculous discoveries lie ahead.

The acting here is extraordinary—especially Geoffrey Rush as the therapist who harbors some secrets. The script is also multifaceted and full of nuance, which is skillfully conveyed via top-flight filmmaking.

Biography | Drama | History
Release Date: Dec. 25, 2010
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Where to Watch: Vudu, Starz, DirectTV
Rated: 5 stars out of 5

 

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Classic Shoot ‘Em Up Western

‘Winchester ’73’

When Lin McAdam (James Stewart) wins a unique rifle, the runner-up steals it. Thus begins Lin’s obsessive pursuit of the thieving scallywag.

This Wild West adventure yarn is certainly one heck of a humdinger, with a lot of thrills, plot twists, double-crosses, shootouts, and good old-fashioned bushwhackin’. It’s not only well shot, but it also has a surprising amount of ambience.

Action | Drama | Western
Release Date: July 12, 1950
Director: Anthony Mann
Starring: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
MPAA Rating: Passed
Where to Watch: Vudu, Starz, DirectTV
Rated: 4 stars out of 5

Ian Kane
Ian Kane is an U.S. Army veteran, author, filmmaker, and actor. He is dedicated to the development and production of innovative, thought-provoking, character-driven films and books of the highest quality. You can check out his health blog at IanKaneHealthNut.com