|Table of Reviews|
Media – Review
Media – TV One – 2 hours and 0 minutes
J.U.M.P. (Jones Universal Media Proprieties) is headed by a strong willed mother of 4, Jackie Jones, for 25 years. Of her 4 children, 3 are in the business:
- Crystal – CFO, only female child, who is sleeping with the enemy, Will
- Clay – CEO, got a $25 million loan from a drug dealer’s nephew, Silvan, to keep the business afloat
- Anthony – President, addicted to Fentanyl and supplied by Silvan
But when one of Jackie is shot and one of her children murdered, she ask her 4th child, Michael (Assistant District Attorney) to quit his mayoral dream and run the business. It’s at this point that Michael truly learns that choices have life or death consequences. Once Michael decides to take over he has to watch is back for family, friends, enemies, co-workers, gangsters, lovers, video tapes, and guns. Each choice goes against what Michael stands for, but as Jackie tells him, “You have to change your stance”.
Kudos to TV One. They gave you a plot with so many twist and turns that it’s hard to keep up. But their biggest plus is learning from the mistake they made with Ringside. You can’t give viewers a cliff hanger without a promise of Part 2 or a series. Well … if you like this movie, than hang on … the series is coming. This movie is more of a 2 hour premiere for a weekly TV show. They give you just enough to get hooked with this Young & The Restless meets Empire meets Romeo & Juliet mix (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). It has something for everyone with murder, drugs, sex, and hip-hop. If TV One can keep up the suspense, they have a hit for the summer season.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Clay, I am the sun to your whole media universe – DJ Drive
In 25 years, they have never let me down – Jackie
Letting the bull know I’m in the ring – Jabbar
Yeah, I’m good now – Giselle
Anthony, we need to be strong. All of us – Michael
Not tonight. It looks like you have go a meeting – Danielle
Momma – Clay
If it comes down to it, I’ll protect you bro – Silvan
We are always being plotted against – Crystal
I’m coming back – Anthony
Infidelity In Suburbia – Review
Infidelity In Suburbia – Lifetime – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Laura and Greg are on different paths in the same home. He is more concerned with work and his boat. And she his more concerned with the home and family. Both know their marriage is shaky, but when Laura finds underwear (similar to Bill’s assistant, Hannah), she decides to get back at him. She has an affair with the handyman, Elliott. After 2 torrid encounters, Laura decides she can’t continue. But Elliott will not let it go. He has determined that Laura is his and will do anything to anyone to keep her.
Another affair gone bad with a guy who has mommy issues story. It’s not a new story, just repackage to include a boat. It’s not clear if Lifetime is saying ‘Don’t have affairs’ or ‘Do background checks’. After one google search of Elliot, Laura realizes he is crazy … ummm couldn’t you do that before the affair. It is one to DVR and fast forward through the first 30 minutes. FYI, it takes an hour for the first body to fall. It’s not a new story and the joke as the end was a dud.
I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
I wouldn’t do him – Laura
Is wine your new appetizer? – Bill
She’s sizing up my hammer – Elliot
You all right man – Greg
Holy crap – Mira
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground – Review
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes
The POstables are at it again. Now that Eleanor is gone, she leaves them with one letter she found interesting because of the postmark. When Oliver, looks at it, he realized it was written during Hurricane Katrina. The sender, Gabe, met a bar owner, Hattie, and fell in love. They promised they would meet after the hurricane, but got separated. He wrote the letter with the hope it would find Hattie. Oliver, Norman, Shane, and Rita (the POstables) vow to find Hattie and Gabe and give them a second chance at love. But when Shane is assigned to military duty and Hattie is listed as “missing and presumed dead”, the POstables, in the Dead Letter Office, are facing challenges they never have before and down 1 member.
For fans of the series, this is a great movie that will jumpstart the next season. Without giving away to much, 2 relationships are tested and bloom in this movie adaptation. For others, you may feel a little confused because the story of Gabe and Hattie is a subplot of the movie. It’s the relationships among the POstables that drives the story and causes parallels between the plot and subplot. For fans of the series, this movie is a pivotal moment. For others, it’s a ok movie.
For POstables: I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
For Others: I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
I didn’t have anybody to lose – Gabe
Cute and cleaver return address. Will they ever learn? – Oliver
I sing a little. But if the music’s good, I dance – Hattie
Can I keep it – Norman
Poker? I love poker – Rita
I ask myself that all the time – Shane
FANatic – Review
FANatic – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Tess and Hunter are the stars of the cable shoe, Orpheus Moon. While Hunter loves playing the hero, Tess is tired of playing the bimbo. Tess is making her discord know by talking to the producer and auditioning for other part. Even though Tess know this will hurt some fans, she doesn’t know what her biggest fan will do to keep the show going. The shows biggest fan is the assistant producer, Nikki. For Nikki, this show is her entire life. She has started a club with her friends, Charmaine and Dana, steals props, and injects herself into Tess and Hunter’s personal lives. Before this movie is done, viewers will get scandalous photo, a comic book convention, and a glass cage.
How crazy can one fan get? This movie feels like a Criminal Minds episode. You know it’s possible for a person to be this crazy; it just hard to believe it can go on for so long. You start to cheer on Nikki as she goes deeper into madness. The glass cage is a stretch but fun to watch. So, if you like a good body count and rooting for the bad guy (admit it … you do), this is your movie.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
What about my opinion of her – Tess
Have you seen the ratings? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – James
Soon, but trust me, it’s worth the wait – Nikki
Yeah I might be … if anything you said was real – Charmaine
Don’t you feel guilty – Dana
When you make a decision that affects both of us, please let me know – Hunter
Love Blossoms – Review
Love Blossoms – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Violet has come back to Belgium to complete here father’s legacy. He was creating the last perfume in a trilogy set: Land, Sea, and Sky. But with her father and his formula gone, Violet has to recreate Sky based of a small vail he gave her, which she wears around her neck. Violet, a brilliant chemist, can make it but she needs a “nose” to figure out the head, heart, and ground notes of the perfume. In a chance encounter she runs in to Declan (a.k.a Dec), a botanist with a natural nose. After several request, Dec agrees to help Violet figure out the perfume’s formula. But Violet puts on the pressure because:
- The investor, Harv, wants 2,000 bottles in 12 days
- The competition, Olivia Caine of Caine Perfumes, is trying to copy their formula and steal their “nose”
- The boyfriend and VP, Stefan, wants Olivia to finish so she can honor her contract in Boston
- Oh, and Violet clumsiness gets the best of her
Olivia is completely stressed and it’s affecting Declan. So, he takes her on walks, makes her relax, and talks about her dreams. Everyone can see their attraction … even Stefan. What will it take to get the figure out the formula, create the perfume, and bottle it in time? Soup, a garden, poison oak, and a village.
This is a great story with a lot of background told in a fascinating way. You will learn about perfume and flowers while being entertained. This movie has more twist and bad guys than a Disney movie. The lead couple has an honest and easy going attraction. The writers even left room for Love Blossoms 2. Maybe that time around they could have more scenes with the comic reliefs, Kimmy and Ty. Watch and get some wine.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Yeah, he would have been over the moon to have me here – Violet
Wait. What was that? I was trying to imagine you saying something funny – Dec
You’re wasting your time – Stefan
I could really make use of someone like you – Olivia
What’s going on? You just said ‘fine’ 4 times – Jimmy
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