I recently bought a new Apple TV device because we get free access to HBO Max via our DirecTV account, and the new Apple TV is supported where Roku is not. The Apple TV 4K comes with free access to Apple TV+ for a year, so we've been checking it out. Several interesting programs and exclusive movies are available. Here's a brief opinion on the ones we watched. "Dads" This documentary by Bryce Dallas Howard is a feel-good interview with several men ranging from the very famous to the every-man, discussing what it's like to be a dad. OK. Sappy in its attempt to be uplifting. We stopped after an hour and likely won't go back. "Dear" This is letters supposedly written to famous people telling them how others were inspired by their life. If you watch this, pick one of the celebrities who interests you and only watch that one because every episode is EXACTLY the same. "Lucy In The Sky" An over-long and ultimately pointless film starring Natalie Portman and a cast of good actors trying to breath a little life into a true story about a Nasa astronaut who loses it after her flight to the Space Station. You remember the story about the woman who drove across country to confront her boyfriend while wearing diapers so she didn't have to stop? Yea, that one. 2 hours that felt like 6. "The Banker" Another true-life dramatization starring the always good Sam Jackson being Sam Jackson and the usually excellent Anthony Mackie in a role with extremely limited emotional range. The story is two black men in the 1950's and early 60's who successfully become real estate tycoons in Los Angeles only to lose it all and go to prison by overreaching in their challenges to white-dominated America. This is supposed to feel timely, I suppose, and it is a good movie, but it gets preachy and has such a predictable ending that it feels trite. I know this story was true so they had to end it the way it ended, but damn they could have done much better. Next up will be the Tom Hanks WWII drama "Greyhound" about anti-submarine warfare in the Atlantic, but since every trailer shot is Hanks delivering some poignant line or worried look directly into the camera, I do not have high hopes. Report coming tomorrow.