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Very limited entertainment options in August

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August is traditionally a month with few new entertainment options, as most people are considered to be enjoying the outdoors and vacationing. I don’t spend a lot of time in front of the TV.

Here are some options available:

“The Enormity of Life” Grade 3 Stars: This story of an unhappy man works well with Breckinmeyer’s strong performance and an incredibly intelligent ending. If either failed, the project would have meant that viewers didn’t feel happy watching it.

In the film, which hits Blu-ray and digital platforms starting August 9, Meyer plays a man who has fallen into emotional turmoil. Only his broken ceiling fan and a timely phone call with news of a big inheritance keep him from suicidal thoughts.

Even good news isn’t enough to pull him out of his emotional black hole entirely. A single mother was able to resolve his negative emotional spiral.

For an actor, playing a character who is emotionally dead is a daunting challenge. It’s easy for characters to become very dull and lifeless, detracting from the overall production. Meyer gives the performance enough hints of emotion to keep it from happening.

It’s a crime to discuss the ending of a movie. All I can say is that while there was no conclusion that would satisfy all viewers, the options chosen by director/writer Eric Swinderman respect the intelligence of the viewer.

Coming August 2nd on DVD and Blu-ray

“Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water”: Contains all 39 episodes of the series in which a teenage inventor meets Nadia, a mysterious girl with a very popular crystal called Bluewater.

“Good Neighbor”: Neighbors David (Luke Kleintank) and Robert (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) accidentally run into a woman on a bicycle and run away.

“White Elephant”: This action story starring Bruce Willis is a former Marine and mob enforcer who chooses to rescue young police officer Vanessa Flynn instead of killing her. This breaks his mob code of conduct and his loyalties change.

Available through digital platforms

“Skunk Ape Experiment”: A group of Florida men are engaged in an insane experiment in hopes of finding evidence of the Florida Bigfoot, also known as the Skunk Ape.

“Shalom Taiwan”: Rabbi travels around the world seeking donations to save his synagogue

“Albatross”: Two couples question their very different lifestyles.

“Mountain Fire”: One woman competes with her neighbors for business while battling patriarchal restrictions, local infrastructure from hell, and religious superstitions.

Apple”: During a global pandemic that causes sudden memory loss, a middle-aged woman (Alice Servetalis) is enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients construct new identities. I notice that.

“Anais in Love“: A French comedy from film director Charlene Bourgeois Thacquet (Juju), it follows Anaïs (Anaïs Demoustier), an exuberant 30-something who falls into a manic state in search of stability.