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Film/Television Editor, Copy Editor Devin D. O'Leary served as film/television editor at Weekly Alibi for 28 years. He wrote and produced four feature films here in New Mexico and has been the booker/host of Midnight Movie Madness screenings at Guild Cinema for 13 years.

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Thursday 5

“Paranormal” (Netflix streaming anytime) In 1960s Egypt a scientist (Ahmed Amin) begins to question what he knows when supernatural events start to unfold around him. This is “the first Netflix Arabic Original from Egypt to include audio and visual descriptions for viewers with hearing or visual impairments.” So … groundbreaking stuff? 

“Two Weeks to Live” (HBO Max streaming anytime) Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”) stars in this imported British miniseries about a misfit gal, raised “off the grid” in rural Scotland who is tricked into believing World War III has started and—quite naturally—takes the opportunity to embark on a cross country journey to kill the man who murdered her father when she was a little kid.

“B Positive” (KRQE-13 7:30pm) A recently divorced therapist (Thomas Middleditch from “Silicon Valley”) discovers he needs a kidney donation and finds a match in his long-estranged ex-girlfriend (Broadway baby Annaleigh Ashford). The latest from nonstop sitcom-spewing machine Chuck Lorre (“Grace Under Fire,” “Cybill,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mike & Molly,” “Mom,” “Young Sheldon,” “Bob Hearts Abishola”). 

Friday 6

“Country Ever After” (Netflix streaming anytime) In Netflix’s newest docu-reality show, country singer Coffey Anderson and his “hip-hop dancer” wife, Criscilla, juggle family life, career goals and tests of faith. Like ya do.

Saturday 7

“The Battle Never Ends” (History 6am) In honor of Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) the history of the Disabled American Veterans organization and its accomplishments are profiled

“My Little Pony: Pony Life” (Discovery Family Channel 9:30am) Bronies, left traumatized when “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” was abruptly cancelled in 2019, can start writing Derpy Hooves fanfic again. This new, “more comedic,” Irish-produced series looks … You know what, maybe I’m not the person to judge.

“Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductions” (HBO 6pm) Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex get this year’s socially distanced COVID inductions. Like COVID birthdays, COVID inductions are kinda lame.

Sunday 8

“Moonbase 8” (Showtime 9pm) Stationed at NASA’s moonbase simulator in the middle of the Arizona desert, three D-list astronauts (John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker and Fred Armisen) vie for a chance to join a real lunar mission.

“By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of the Godfather of Harlem” (Epix 8pm) This four-part documentary series is “inspired by the music and subjects featured” in the Forest Whitaker crime series “The Godfather of Harlem.” … Hey, gotta do something when you can’t actually shoot a second season ’cause of COVID.

Monday 9

“The Mighty Ones” (Hulu streaming anytime) DreamWorks Animation (Trolls World Tour) chronicles the adventures of three best friends—a rock, a strawberry, a stick and a leaf—who live in an unkempt backyard belonging to a trio of equally unkempt humans whom they mistake for gods. California, in case you couldn’t tell, now has recreational marijuana.

“Slugfest” (Quibi streaming anytime) Comic book nerd Kevin Smith narrates this docu-series for the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame) examining the competitive history of Marvel and DC Comics.

“Industry” (HBO 8pm) Five Gen Z college graduates compete for permanent positions at a top investment bank in London. Also, since it’s a fictional TV show, they’re all good looking and trying to have sex with one another.

Tuesday 10

“Dash & Lily” (Netflix streaming anytime) David Levithan and Rachel Cohen’s YA book series gets turned into an eight-episode series chronicling the whirlwind holiday romance between cynical Dash (Austin Abrams) and optimistic Lily (Midori Francis).

“Trash Truck” (Netflix streaming anytime) A 6-year-old boy explores the world with the help of his best friend, a giant, honking trash truck. That … does not sound safe.

“A Teacher” (Hulu streaming anytime) Hannah Fidell turns her 2013 indie drama about a female high school teacher’s illicit sexual relationship with a student into a 10-episode miniseries. Kate Mara (“House of Cards”) stars.

Wednesday 11

“Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun” (Netflix streaming anytime) Australian sketch comedy trio Aunty Donna get their own series to show off in.“The Liberator” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix marks Veteran’s Day by dropping this military drama based on the book The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey by Alex Kershaw. It follows a young military captain as he returns to the battlefield after an encounter with enemy forces nearly kills him. And believe it or not, it’s animated. [ ]

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