Netflix series Blown Away is a reality show focused on ten master artists with their eyes on a $60,000 prize and the title of champion. All they have to do is create the best glassblowing sculptures according to a group of judges.
Hosted by Nick Uhas; the contestants include Alexander Rosenberg, Patrick Primeau, Momo Schafer, Leah Kudel, Deborah Czeresko, Janusz Pozniak, Annette Sheppard, Edgar Valentine, Benjamin Kikkert and Kevin Kiff.
Based on some of the YouTube comments, looks like I may be one of very few who are interested in this one. I’m not into the annoying reality TV tropes or tricks that this will surely contain. But I do want to learn more about glass blowing, the people who love it so, and last but not least, I want to feast my eyes on the creative results.
It also looks like I missed the first season of this series. In which case I better start with that. Let’s hope it won’t have me re-thinking my season 2 viewing plans.
I watched Netflix’s Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas to do one of my favourite things this time of year; feast my eyes on other people’s Christmas decorations.
Starring Benjamin Bradley (Mr Christmas), and the decorated premises of four families, watching the four-episodes will likely show you a few new tips and tricks for decorating your home during the holiday season. However, when it comes to the final results, decoration-wise, I found myself less wowed than I expected to be.
In fairness, there’s no doubt that Christmas decor tastes can be very personal. Nevertheless, for me, I enjoyed the first and last episodes most because of the decor and the personalities involved. It’s during these episodes that the show about a decor expert helping four families decorate their homes came close to being the best it could have been. For the two middle episodes, I, unfortunately, could not stop the urge to fast forward to the finished decor instead of sitting the stories and steps it took to get there.
Perhaps season 2, assuming it’s coming will have a bigger production budget, more engaging stories and a touch more elaborate and awe-inspiring decor.
In the meantime, should you find yourself super curious, give Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas a chance. At the very least, you’ll learn a few DIY decorating tips.
Lily James, Armie Hammer, Keeley Hawes and Kristin Scott Thomas are the stars of new drama/mystery Rebecca.
Directed by Ben Wheatley and based on the best selling book by Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca is the story of a young newlywed who arrives at her husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. A place where she finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca.
The visuals a a key reason. I haven’t read Du Maurier’s book but I imagine this movie will be good, especially since Scott Thomas is involved.
Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Bill Paterson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, Ben Crompton, Jane Lapotaire, Jeff Rawle, Lucy Russell, Bryony Miller and John Hollingworth also star.
Sextuplets is a new comedy starring Marlon Wayans as Alan, a father- to-be who learns that he has five other siblings he’s never met. Alan decides that his baby arrives, he’s going to track down all his siblings.
Additional key cast includes Molly Shannon, Bresha Webb, Glynn Turman…
A day is going to come when I’m in the mood for some silliness. And when that day comes, I’ll hit play on this very movie and hope for the best.
I wonder how Sextuplets will hold up when compared to Eddie Murphy’s The Nutty Professor (1996)? A movie where Murphy played several characters of his onscreen family, Just like Wayans is doing here.
For a second I actually thought that the ‘stripper sister’ may have been Tiffany Haddish in a fat suit but, but no.
Debbi Morgan, Michael Ian Black, Robert Pralgo, Damon Vance, Jwaundace Candece, Scott Hunter, Patti Schellhaas, Ruben Vidal and LeBron Daniel also star.
At the centre of documentary short All In My Family is its director Hao Wu himself. Wu offers us a deeply personal look at what happens when he takes his thoroughly modern family to China, to introduce them to his very traditional parents and relatives…
Considering the harsh views in this trailer, my fingers are crossed that this one ends well, for the sake of all involved. Babies often have a way of changing minds after all.