|Table of Reviews|
Stalker’s Prey – Review
Stalker’s Prey – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes
Laura, a rebel teen, sneaks off when her boyfriend to celebrate her birthday. During her fun with Nicholas, they are attacked by a shark. A boater, Bruce, sees them but can only save Laura. Bruce becomes a local hero and praised by Laura and her family. When Bruce asks Laura to come to a party, at first she is hesitant. But once Bruce assures her “it is not a date”, she agrees. It’s not long before Laura realizes there is more going on and wants out, but (once again), Bruce relaxes her fears. They spend a night together when Bruce calls her Ally. This slip leaves Laura curious about Bruce. But as Bruce pops up at the beach, her home, and her school, Laura wants him gone. Bruce will not take no for an answer. The shark is circling again, who will be left standing.
Creepy alert!!! This movie is the baby of Jaws and Fatal Attraction, but don’t forget there are 2 sharks in the water: a literal shark and a figurative shark (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). It doesn’t take long for this movie to crank up the crazy, but it keeps it going at a nice pace. It has a good body count, strong storyline, and well written creepy (albeit handsome) bad guys. Now, the biggest twist is a little predictable but hang in for the smaller twist. They will have you saying OMG. So sit back and have fun with this thriller.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
Ms. Wilcox, you left your lights on – Nicholas
Me and my invisible friend over there are going to go so I can die – Bree
Why are you yelling – Chloe
There he is. The man of the hour – Sandy
My only regret is that I couldn’t get there sooner. Then we could have been celebrating two saved lives – Bruce
I will never forget what happened and I will never forget him – Laura
Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery – Review
Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Aurora could not imagine that after getting a warning from Captain Burns, he would fall out of the sky … literally. He was stabbed and pushed out of a plane and onto her front lawn. She and Sally (her best friend) can’t believe what they have witnessed, but with the help of “The Real Murder Club”, Aurora is on the case. She observes 2 things about the killer. First, the killer can fly a plane. Second, the killer is strong enough to push a body out of a plane. During the investigation, Laura’s questioning everyone she possibly can. But when her boss, Lillian, is hurt and her boyfriend, Martin, is framed and attacked, she must act fast. Her future depends on this case.
Based on the book, Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery by Charlaine Harris (Book 5), this mystery has more turns than a merry-go-round (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). The killer and his/her plot aren’t obvious and no one is safe. While the movie lags in the middle, it picks up at the beginning and the end. This will lead you to be distracted and wander in thought. For this reason DVR this movie, so you can rewind if necessary.
I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
Maybe to you. I find it frivolous – Lilian
Do yourself a favor and stay out of this one – Captain Burns
Don’t look at me. I barely know the man – Martin
I am a reporter – Sally
Someone did and they left me flowers – Aurora
I’m not a quitter – Arthur
If that’s all they have, I am worried about our police force – Ida
Double Mommy – Review
Double Mommy – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes
Jess woke up at home with flashes of last night’s party. She remembers not drinking a drop of alcohol and having her boyfriend’s best friend, Brent, drive her home. She starts trying to piece the night together when she gets a big surprise. Her boyfriend, Ryan, wants to make up and start dating again. Eight weeks later, Jess learns she is pregnant with twins. Urgently, Ryan’s mother asks for a DNA test. Ryan is quick to defend Jess, but Jess gives in. However, no one is ready for the news. Ryan is the father … but to only one twin. At that moment, Jess puts the party night together. She was raped by Brent and reports him to the police. Brent and his family immediately band together and fight. Brent starts shaming Jess on social media and in school. Nevertheless, when Brent is discovered to be the father of the second twin, his nice-guy image starts to unravel.
Hang on to your seats, this one is a bumpy ride. You will go through every emotion possible sadness, love, anger, frustration, shock, amazement, and pure hate in 2 hours. At times Jess is too gullible, but it makes for great character development at the end. Ryan is in the top running for boyfriend of the year. Ryan is the anti-Lifetime male character. Brent, on the other hand, is the character you like to hate. But his parents, take the cake. As they become overly involved in their son’s innocent, you can’t help but hate them and pitty Brent … a smidge. This is a really good movie with more than one twist. So be ready and pay full attention.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
Where are we – Jess
No one tells me no – Brent
All I ever wanted was a son I could be proud of; not humiliate me – Scott
Who’s gonna want you now – Kristine
I hope that you are both very proud of your son – Trish
I hate him, but I won’t hate his baby – Ryan
Thanks feel great – Jess
I was just hoping I could see my grandson – Candice
Campfire Kiss – Review
Campfire Kiss – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Dana is an 8th-grade math teacher and divorced mom of one that is wound a little too tight. She wants to connect with her 12-year-old son, Arthur, but he thinks she is not cool and she treats him like a baby. Steve owns a sporting good store and a divorced father of one that has a reputation as the fun dad. His 13-year-old daughter, Lacey, is more connected to her phone, boys, and friends than her father. Both Dana and Steve want to reconnect with their children, so they plan a fun 4-day camping trip at Bear Creek Mountain. Both parents are trying to keep their spirits up for their kids until they see each other. Before the trip, they saw each other at Steve’s store … and it was not a good first impression. Now at the mountain, and camping next to each other, the two will help each other and the other’s child. But what can go wrong … well … how about one ex-wife. Let’s see where this goes.
This movie has great chemistry between the two main characters and teaches important lessons for parents and adults. It teaches:
- You don’t have to be fun all the time
- You don’t have to hover over your children
- Being smart is cool
- Be confident
Even though you can figure out the ending, Hallmark movies are about the journey. It’s fun to watch character missteps over cappuccino makers, bear scares, geocaching, and archery. You will get a couple of good laughs and awws while watching the pair come together and connect with the children. This is a fun movie to have in the background while making with S’mores or a pie.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
What about the early worm? He gets eaten – Arthur
I teach probability. I know exactly what can happen – Dana
Nice meeting you – Tabitha
I held up a finger – Steve
To convince yourself it was a good idea – Beverly
Holly says studying is for losers – Lacey
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