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EXTANT – My rating 7.5/10

ExtantVery slow getting out the starting gate.  Astronaut, Molly Woods (Hallie Berry) is on a 13 month mission in out-of-space.  She’s shown going about her daily routines, floating around, fixing anything broken and looking very Hallie.  Suddenly, she begins to have illusions of an old boyfriend being right there on the ship with her, even though he’s been dead for a couple of years and this is a solo excursion.  When she returns to Earth and her awaiting husband, John Woods  played by Goran Visnjic  (formerly, ER’s  Dr. Luka Kovac) and their son, Ethan Woods (Pierce Gagnon) the illusions continue plus, she’s pregeant.  The story really starts to heat up when we find out there is a conspiracy and the chase is on.   John who is a robotics engineer created their son Ethan, a prototype android called a “humanich”.  Since Hallie is barron, they decided to adopt their son, Ethan who has to be maintained every now and then by resetting his body.  The story is pretty good and is a real thriller.  It has fantastic potential and I expect Extant to be a break through series.  I’m still trying to digest Hallie Berry starring on a TV series.  Extant is airing on ABC.  My rating of 7.5 may change as Extant growns on me or become more exciting, which ever comes first.  I think it’s worth your time.

CHEF (2014) – My rating: 8/10

ChefChef is a feel good comedy with lots of stars contributing.  I especially liked all the displays of delicious food.   Jon Favreau, who also wrote and directed this movie, plays Carl Casper a divorced chef working for a controlling restaurant owner named Riva, played by Dustin Huffman.  Martin (John Leguizamo) and Tony (Bobby Cannavale)  play Carl’s sous-chefs.  When Carl and Riva can’t agree on an appropriate menu for Ramsey Michel, the food critic played by Oliver Platt, he quits and goes in search of his destiny.  Carl has a technically savvy young son named Percy played by Emjay Anthony who was instrumental in helping Carl get recognition and get on his feet.  Carl also has an x wife named Inez played by Sofia Vagara.  Inez solicits her other X husband Marvin, played by Robert Downing Jr. to help out by giving Carl an old food truck.  The dynamics are very interesting and the movie was well done (no pun intended).  Scarlett Johansson plays molly the restaurant hostess who always has Carl’s back.  While Chef is very good, I would wait for the DVD since there’s nothing happening that rates the cost of a movie ticket or the big screen.