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Flashbacks and a funeral propel The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey [Apple TV+ recap]

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey recap Apple TV+: Astounding acting makes for another compelling episode.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey recap Astounding acting makes for another compelling episode of this touching show.
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Ptolemy starts tying up loose ends in this week’s episode of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, the Apple TV+ series based on the book of the same name by Walter Mosley.

We see reconciliation and revelations for almost everyone this week, in a finely acted and carefully directed hour of television. Ptolemy’s memories are fading, but before they do, he remembers his days as a boy. And he realizes he wants his nephews to feel protected the way he used to.

It’s time for tears on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey [Apple TV+ recap]

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey recap: Things get emotional this week.
Things get emotional this week.
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey takes a tour through the past this week and finds clues to its central mysteries. The Apple TV+ show, based on Walter Mosley’s book of the same name, continues to be one of the best shows on television, with actors Samuel L. Jackson and Dominique Fishback leading it to greatness.

The Last Days might be the best investment in a TV show Apple TV+ has yet made. All the right people will be talking about this series for years to come.

Dreams haunt The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey [Apple TV+ recap]

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Last Days of Ptolemy Gray recap: Sensia (played by Cynthia Kaye McWilliams) lives on in Ptolemy's dreams.
Sensia (played by Cynthia Kaye McWilliams) lives on in Ptolemy's dreams.
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, the Apple TV+ series based on the book of the same name by Walter Mosley, unwinds more of its central mysteries this week.

Ptolemy (played by the excellent Samuel L. Jackson) learns a little more about the deal he’s made with the doctors to get his memory back — and what it will cost him in the long run. However, he’s got too much to do with the extra capacity the operation gave him to stop now. If he can’t solve the many problems and questions swirling around him before he loses his memory, it will be too late. He’ll die not even realizing how close he came to peace.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is Apple TV+ at its best [Apple TV+ recap]

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey recap: Samuel L. Jackson delivers a strong performance in this riveting new Apple TV+ series.
Samuel L. Jackson delivers an unforgettable performance in this riveting new series.
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Apple TV+ made an incredibly smart move picking up The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, based on the book of the same name by legendary writer Walter Mosley.

Directed by Ramin Bahrani, adapted by Mosley himself, and starring a searing Samuel L. Jackson, this is one of the best things to air on Apple TV+ so far. This sensitive and painful look at a man losing his memory at the end of a hard life is everything it ought to be.

Samuel L. Jackson comes back to Apple TV+ in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

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Apple TV will debut “The Banker” later this month.
Samuel L. Jackson (center) first appeared on Apple TV+ in “The Banker.”
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Superstar Samuel L. Jackson will take the lead in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, a limited series coming to Apple TV+. The show is being adapted from a novel about a dying man getting a revival of his youth.

Earlier in 2020, Jackson appeared in The Banker, the first movie on Apple TV+.

The Banker proves too safe an investment for Apple TV+ [Review]

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Anthony Mackie, left, and Samuel L. Jackson star in The Banker, out now on Apple TV+.
Anthony Mackie, left, and Samuel L. Jackson star in The Banker.
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Mired in scandal and plagued by delays, the debut fiction film purchased by Apple TV+ is finally here to stream, just in time for everyone in America to be trapped with little else but their TVs.

The Banker, starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson, likely won’t top many best-of lists this year. It’s too slight, though neither does it embarrass itself in the telling of a compelling true story about overcoming discrimination in a racist world.

The Banker movie hits Apple TV+ in March following delay

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The Banker is the first original movie from Apple TV+.
The Banker was originally scheduled to debut last year.
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Apple original movie The Banker will hit theaters and Apple TV+ this March following a delay, the company confirmed to Cult of Mac.

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, the film tells the fascinating true story of Bernard Garrett Sr. and Joe Morris, two African Americans who built up a successful banking business in the 1950s and ’60s.

The Banker’s release was put on hold last November so that Apple could investigate allegations made against one of its producers.

The Banker shows how black businessmen challenged racist real estate laws

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Apple's first original film The Banker
Apple's original film The Banker hits theaters in December.
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The first trailer for Apple original film The Banker showcases the shrewd financial moves of two black entrepreneurs who took on racist real estate laws in the Jim Crow era.

Based on a true story, the film stars Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie as ambitious businessmen who used a clever scheme to shake up the establishment in the 1950s.

Every Apple TV+ series and movie currently in the works [Updated]

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Apple spent more than $20 million advertising Apple TV+ last month
Here’s what’s on Apple TV+ right now
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The star-studded Apple TV+ lineup is starting to look like it could become a legitimate contender to Netflix and HBO. After going on a Hollywood spending spree in the last eight months, Apple appears poised to make a huge push into original content.

Thanks to its new worldwide video executive team, many of the Apple TV series in development actually look really promising and diverse. From Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories to mysterious new sci-fi series See, Apple’s working on some shows everyone could enjoy.

Check out the full list of Apple TV+ series and movies currently in the pipeline.

Update: We’ve added all the shows we know about heading into Apple’s big March 25 event, where the company expected to finally unveil its TV streaming service.