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Harsh Light News Newsletter

March film releases coming to Video On Demand and DVD

We’re less than a week away from February ending. There are several films coming to video-on-demand and DVD in March 2021. Here is an update for the coming scheduled releases.

Monday, 1 March 2021

Promotional Image: “The Astrology of Pandemics”

The Astrology of Pandemics, written and directed by Nicholas Snyder, comes to Amazon Prime on Monday, 1 March 2021.

The Astrology of Pandemics is a documentary film focusing on the astrology that describes previous historical pandemics and the one we are currently going through. Discover how pandemics happen when Pluto interacts with eclipses, Saturn and Jupiter.

The documentary explores the possibility of astrology helping us understand the current pandemic. …


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Films to watch over the Christmas holiday period!

Promotional Images: IMDb.com

John Bradshaw’s Santa’s Squad, originally titled The Santa Squad, hit television screens in the United States on Monday, 7 December 2020.

Santa’s Squad, with a story penned by Mark Valenti, revolves around unemployed art teacher Allie. Allie, after being hired at the Santa Squad, is given a special assignment.


AUSTRALIAN NETWORK TELEVISION

Louie Warrington is exposed to a virulent haemorrhagic fever

Oliver De Los Santos as Louie Warrington in “Harrow

The third series finale, Ab Initio, beings the to a close a ten episode narrative that began in the second series finale with the discovery of a dead body. Pater Familias, televised on Sunday, 14 July 2019, closed with a seriously startling revelation.

The episode left us thinking Dr Daniel Harrow (Ioan Gruffudd) had a son. A passport discovered with the body initially pointed to the young man being Harrow’s son. A lot of things have happened since the body was discovered. Nothing, with this being Harrow, is nothing like it first appears. …


STREAMING SERVICE

The Raven Union and the English League finally face off in a final battle for London

James Purefoy, Jack Bannon, Ryan Fletcher, Jessye Romeo, and Paloma Faith as Captain Gulliver “Gully” Troy, Colonel Alfred “Alfie” Pennyworth, Wallace ‘Dave Boy’ MacDougal, Katie Browning, and Bet Sykes, respectively, in “Pennyworth

The penultimate episode left us with a nasty feeling Arthur Pennyworth (Ian Puleston-Davies) is going to double-cross his son. Is Mr Pennyworth intending to deploy Stormcloud?

The Lion and Lamb, directed by Danny Cannon from a teleplay penned by series creator Bruno Heller, picks up the story immediately after events depicted in Paradise Lost.

The Stormcloud capsule Alfred “Alfie” Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), Wallace ‘Dave Boy’ MacDougal (Ryan Fletcher), Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), and Lucius Fox (Simon Manyonda) escaped Raven Union HQ with is was a decoy. …


Film Releases

“Wrong Place, Wrong Time” comes to On Demand on May 4

Screen Capture: A scene from “Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Wrong Place, Wrong Time, written, directed, and co-produced by Justin Price, comes to On Demand and DVD on Tuesday, 4 May 2021.

An elite team of vigilantes plot to steal 14 billion dollars of laundered money from a notorious mob boss. After being double-crossed, they find refuge in the middle of nowhere with a mysterious family carrying an unsettling secret.

They discover that the man of the house is a creature of the dark and they must fight to survive the night.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time, stars Price, Mike Markoff, Franziska Schissler, Chase Garland, Alex Ryan Brown, Bianca Stein, and…


STREAMING SERVICE

John Walker/Captain America loses patience with Sam and Bucky

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier and Sam Wilson / Falcon, respectively, in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Whole World is Watching, directed by Kari Skogland from a story written by Derek Kolstad, opens with a flashback to six years earlier. Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), six years earlier, was in Wakanda. Ayo (Florence Kasumba) helped Bucky overcome his Winter Soldier brainwashing.

Present day, picking up where the previous episode left off, Bucky manages to persuade Ayo to allow him and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) to work with Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl). Ayo gives them eight hours.

Sam and Bucky, with help from Zemo, track Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) to a memorial service. they are soon intercepted by…


AMERICAN NETWORK TELEVISION

A 17-year-old teenager, in the dead of night, goes missing

Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T as Captain Olivia Benson and Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, respectively, in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Welcome to the Pedo Motel, directed by Jean de Segonzac from a story penned by Denis Hamil, Julie Martin, and Warren Leight, revolves around a 17-year-old teenaged girl raped and murdered. The story reveals how uninformed hatred can have dire consequences.

Edon (Gabriel Furman) and Elira Zajmi (Katarina Morhacova), the girl’s parents, are convinced Lonnie Liston (Mark Cayne) had something to do with their daughter’s murder. Elvis Baktashi (Michael Dempsey), favouring street justice, believes in an eye for an eye.

ADA Dominick Carisi Jr (Peter Scanavino), in a brief conversation with Benson, references Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) investigating his…


AMERICAN NETWORK TELEVISION

Elliot Stabler and Ayanna Bell take on two new faces to the task force

Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler in “Law & Order: Organized Crime

Law & Order: Organized Crime, unlike previous New York-set Law & Order series, possesses a distinctly serialised feel. Not Your Father’s Organized Crime, directed by Ken Girotti from a story penned by series co-creator Ilene Chaiken, picks up the story where What Happens in Puglia left off.

L&O: OC, unlike other series within the well-established franchise, has well defined villains which Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Sergeant Ayanna Bell (Danielle Moné Truitt) are working to take down.

Late in the episode, whilst at a restaurant, Stabler reveals to Bell he was the one that originated the anonymous call. …


AMERICAN NETWORK TELEVISION

A new recruit with ties to the CFD tests Serveride’s patience

Taylor Kinney as Lieutenant Kelly Severide in “Chicago Fire

The latest Chicago Fire episode, A Couple Hundred Degrees, opens with Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) teaching a training course at the fire academy. Curiously, even though Severide is an experienced firefighter, it isn’t going well.

A new recruit, Jacob Mercer (Sasha Kuznetsov), drops his mannequin during a training simulation. obviously, if this had been a real person, death could have been a certainty.

Later, when Captain Matthew ‘Matt’ Casey (Jesse Spencer) asks the lieutenant about his day, Severide references Jacob Mercer. Jacob apparently “scares the hell out of” Severide.

Matt, not wanting to see his friend get into any…


AMERICAN NETWORK TELEVISION

Ethan teams up with an unexpected person to treat a famous tennis player

Letting Go Only to Come Together, the latest Chicago Med episode, is not without significant conflict between main and supporting characters. The episode, directed by SJ Main Muñoz from a story co-written by Eli Talbert and Gabriel L. Feinberg, delivers a series of unforgettable dramatic punches.

Torrey DeVitto and Dominic Rains as Dr Natalie Manning and Dr Crockett Marcel, respectively, in “Chicago Med

Natalie Manning, Crockett Marcel, and Carol Conte…

The latest episode opens with Dr Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) regaling Carol Conte (Margaret Colin) with a story from his New Orleans days. Could there be trouble ahead?

Carol, Dr Natalie Manning’s (Torrey DeVitto) mother, is seemingly suspicious of anyone not ‘Christian’. …

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