This Week's Guide to Must-Watch Free TV -- Oct 14, 2022
Your TV Guide to the Week - Oct 14th, 2022
Length: 1hr 47min
Mood: Action, Drama, History
Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich
A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.
Length: 1hr 53min
Mood: Thriller, Action, Mystery
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones
A biochemist and his dishy wife arrive in Berlin for a conference at which a scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. While his wife checks into the hotel, he grabs a cab to return to the airport for his briefcase, left at the curb. En route, an auto accident puts him in a coma, from which he awakes four days later without identification and with gaps in his memory. He goes to the hotel: his wife refuses to recognize him and another man has claimed his identity. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what's going on. Is the answer in the briefcase?
The Last Samurai
Length: 2hr 34min
Mood: Action, Drama
Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe
In 1876--while still haunted by the massacres against the American-Indian tribes--the former Civil War veteran and now an embittered alcoholic, Captain Nathan Algren, is presented with an offer to train the inexperienced army of the Japanese emperor. However, when the untried Imperial soldiers are sent too early into battle against the seasoned men of the samurai leader, Katsumoto, Algren will find himself captured as a prisoner of war. Intent on knowing his enemy, Katsumoto spares Algren's life, only to see him, little by little, embrace Bushido: the dying code of the samurai. Now, Nathan faces an entirely new enemy. Will the last samurai find peace in his quest for redemption?
Length: 1hr 37min
Mood: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director: Bruce Hunt
Starring: Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian
A group of cave-divers and scientists explore a newly found cave system in Romania. However, rockfall blocks the exit and after delving further into the cave, the group discover a pack of deadly creatures are waiting for them. With their leader Jack having very strange side-effects and with their numbers dropping, the group must delve even further into the cave, battle the creatures and hope for an exit.
My Friend Dahmer
Length: 1hr 47min
Mood: Drama, Biography, Horror
Director: Marc Meyers
Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega
The film is based on the 2012 graphic novel of the same name by cartoonist John "Derf" Backderf, who had been friends with Dahmer in high school in the 1970s, until the time Dahmer began his killing spree in 1978.
Length: 1hr 38min
Mood: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directors: Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer
Starring: Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Beck Bennett
In order to survive a summer of wedding fever, longtime single friends, Ben and Alice, agree to be each other's plus one at every wedding they've been invited to.
Length: 1hr 39min
Mood: Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Adam Sandler, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Ellen Barkin
Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are.
Mood: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Creator: Donald P. Bellisario
Starring: Raymond Lee, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park
Set 30 years after Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished, follows a new team that must restart the project hoping to understand the mysteries behind the machine and its creator.