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The Good Place - Ted Danson
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The Good Place

Season 2

Tuesday, Aug. 28

If you’re not watching The Good Place, you’re missing out on one of the smartest and most sharply written shows on TV. But lucky you! The second season of NBC’s afterlife comedy is here, with Kristen Bell and devilish Emmy nominee Ted Danson (above) heading up an incredibly talented cast. In life, Bell’s Eleanor was an unkind telemarketer who took advantage of people, so you might not think she belongs in the good place. (Spoiler alert: You’d be right.) Danson’s Michael is the architect of this otherworldly neighborhood, and he has plans for his “tenants” that aren’t so good. As Season 2 begins, he’s wiped the memories of Eleanor and other residents Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto). Will they figure out where they really are (again)?

MILLION DOLLAR BABY - Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank
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Million Dollar Baby

Wednesday, Aug. 1

The 2004 boxing film scored big at the Oscars (best actress for Hilary Swank, best supporting actor for Morgan Freeman, best director for Clint Eastwood, plus best picture). Swank’s star turn as Maggie, an aspiring fighter who turns to trainer Frankie Dunn (Eastwood, above, with Swank) for help, is a revelation, especially in scenes after Maggie’s tragic accident.

P.S. I LOVE YOU - Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler
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P.S. I Love You

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Settle in for a Hilary Swank double feature! After watching Million Dollar Baby, check out the actress as Holly, a young widow grieving her late husband, Gerry (Gerard Butler, above, with Swank), in this 2007 tear-jerker. But Gerry, who was aware of his impending death, planned ahead, leaving behind a series of sweet letters that arrive over months. His words from beyond may help Holly overcome her extreme sadness.

House of Deadly Secrets - Angie Patterson
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House of Deadly Secrets

Wednesday, Aug. 1

In this 2017 thriller, a single mother (Angie Patterson, above) moves into a new house with her young daughter and hopes to make a fresh start. Sounds nice, but this house has a dark history—one that includes child abduction and murder—not to mention a nosy and very creepy neighbor (Patty McCormack). This is not exactly the new beginning that anyone would hope for!

THE AVIATOR - Leonardo DiCaprio
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The Aviator

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Martin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio (above) as the eccentric Howard Hughes in this 2004 biopic. The movie producer and aviation pioneer (he flew around the world in under four days!) suffered from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, causing many personality quirks, much to the chagrin of lovers like Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) and Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale).

ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL - Daniel Dohen
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Adventures in Public School

Wednesday, Aug. 15

A formerly home-schooled boy (Alex Strangelove’s Daniel Doheny, above) switches over to the local public high school in this cute 2018 movie. Is he ready for a huge change? Probably not, but even though he’s socially awkward, he’s determined to win the heart of the girl he’s crushing on (Siobhan Williams).

Great News - Andrea Martin
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Great News

Season 1

Thursday, Aug. 23

The not-great news: This goofball comedy lasted only two seasons. The good news: All of Season 1 is available to stream, so you can watch the team behind the fictional news program The Breakdown in all their hilarious glory. Briga Heelan stars as news producer Katie, whose mother, Carol (Andrea Martin, above), has just become the show’s new intern.

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