A new film and a series to see this weekend
A new movie is hitting streaming services today, and a new series starring Samuel L. Jackson has also been released.
Film critic Greg Russell joined Living in the D co-host Jason Carr on “The Adam Project” and “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.”
The Adam Project
This film will be available on Netflix today. Greg thinks it’s an entertaining movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds’ character is Adam Reed, a time-traveling pilot. Reed must travel back in time to his childhood and make positive changes. When Reed returns, he bumps into his father, Louis Reed, played by Mark Ruffalo, and they must work together to keep the world from ending in the future. Greg also mentioned that it was a “13 Going on 30” reunion as Jennifer Garner is also attending. Greg donated four or five reels for this film.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray
This new series, which premiered on Apple TV+, stars Samuel L. Jackson in a dramatic role. Greg said Jackson portrays Ptolemy Grey, a 91-year-old man who suffers from dementia and has no family to care for him. However, a young woman who is a friend of the family has moved in to be her caregiver. A doctor approaches him and informs him that he has a drug he wants to test on individuals in order to cure Alzheimer’s disease. It does, and it works, but only for a limited time. The film is about family and what you would do if you were in their situation.
Greg spoke with Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, who plays Sensia, the enigmatic girlfriend who always manages to get away. Sensia, according to McWilliams, is charmingly shaped like his own wife, a beautiful and courageous woman who lives ahead of her time and out of her time. She said she owned her own sound and sexuality in a way that maybe wasn’t so usual back then. She also said that all of his bold expressions are what left an incredible impact and imprint on Ptolemy’s mind and memory. She says the fact that Ptolemy was strong and brave enough to love her, despite his fears, is what really drives this new “we see it now” moment in a critical time of decision making.
Watch the video above to see the full interview.
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