|Table of Reviews|
Manny Dearest – Review
Manny Dearest – Lifetime – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Even though she feels guilty, Karen decides to hire a manny to help with her two sons, Max and Rex. She interviews several candidates but with no real prospects. Soon as she gives up, Alex is on her doorstep. She takes a quick glance at his resume, but when he handles the kids like a pro on the spot, she hires him. Alex is a dream come true with cooking, cleaning, and child care. But as Karen and her boyfriend, Greg, get closer, Alex’s snaps. He uses fire alarms, medications, and a drone to drive Greg off. But when Alex believes he has succeeded, Greg starts to look into his history. It’s not long before he sees the darkness behind him. With Greg out of the house, Alex attempts to be the dad, but Karen puts an end to that immediately. Now Greg must warn Karen in time before she becomes Alex’s next victim.
Always check references!!!! This movie will have you shocked as Alex defends and turns on the family. While it only gives a brief glimpse into what causes Alex’s issues, it’s enough for a Lifetime movie. While the body count is low, it starts quickly. Within the first 4 minutes, someone dies. The acting is perfect. It’s funny to watch Alex feign shock at Greg’s misdeeds. Faking acting while acting is proof you can act. You will be in fear for the children’s life as well as the dog’s life. Now one kill maybe a little satisfying for some, but Alex is the bad guy. But Remember: Alex is hot, so he is crazy. Lifetime rule #1: Hot = Crazy.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Manny. That’s the scientifical term. Man plus nanny, manny – Gillian
Don’t you think it’s a little early to be buying him gifts – Greg
You are the only man of this house – Karen
I know. I just said that so he wouldn’t kill you – Rex
Sometimes things have a way of working themselves out – Alex
I have no problem scratching your back as long as you scratch mines later – Cory
Sometimes the Good Kill – Review
Sometimes the Good Kill – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Talia and Faith are going through a normal day when they hear a scream. The run outside to find Mother Superior dead with a head wound. Since the convent is going through a financial crisis, they decided to take the body to the infirmary and call the police later. Until then, they will hold a vote to select another mother superior. After a close race, Sister Joy is chosen. When Joy asks Talia to come to her office, Talia is pleased to get recognition from the new Mother Superior. Joy explains the issues of the church and the closeness of the race. Once Joy is assured they are alone, Joy shows Talia another dead body. It is the body of Sister Mary in a bathtub. Sister Joy knows that the Cardinal is looking for any reason to let her go and another murder would give him the reason. So, Sister Joy asks Talia to user her past training to find the killer before anyone was so late. Talia is concerned that reverting back will jeopardize her oath to God to end her violent past.
If you are going to watch this movie, give it your full attention. You may even need to watch it twice to see what you missed. While the story is good, the scenery is absolutely amazing. With the rolling hills and immaculate grounds, it’s hard to imagine something so awful could happen here. The movie offers plenty of suspects and several motives … enough to make your heads spin. And just when you think you have everything figured out, you are thrown curve ball. While the ending calls for a sequel, it’s not needed. Watch this movie when you have a full 2 hours to give it your full attention.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
Democracy allows an idiot to vote for the wrong candidate – Faith
The order needs your sacrifice – Sister Joy
Maybe you just like playing with fire more than I do – Talia
Sometimes it’s obvious what’s suppose to happen – Sister Cypriana
Ignorance is the plight of this who judge more than listen to their superiors – Sister Jean
I don’t know why any of you are staying here – Mai
Was she talking about me – Sister Oona
New York Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell – Review
New York Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell – Lifetime – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Richard Matt a.k.a Hacksaw is serving 25 years to life for killing a man and cutting up his body. Dave Sweat a.k.a Rebel is serving life for killing a sheriff’s deputy. Joyce Mitchell aka Tillie is a twice married mother of three. Joyce and her husband Lyle both work at the prison where Hacksaw and Rebel are serving their sentence. Joyce is a seamstress and, under her instructions, Hacksaw and Rebel sew uniforms for various companies. Hacksaw has a skill for painting and paints pictures for the guards in return for favors. Rebel can cook and cooks for the guards for more favors. Rebel and Hacksaw come up with a plan to seduce Joyce to bring in contraband needed to aid their escape. At first, they wonder if she would be willing to do it; but when she tells Rebel she cheated on her first husband for Lyle, they know she is ready. She slowly sneaks in items as Rebel digs under the prison. Hacksaw creates a plan to go to Mexico, he has friends that will help and can speak the language. Everything seems to go well until word gets out about how much time Rebel and Joyce are spending together. So Rebel sends love letters to Joyce but to ensure his stronghold on her, he allows Hacksaw to sleep with her. Now with the tunnel almost complete, they have one more test for Joyce: kill Lyle. And then she will pick them up for an escape to Mexico.
Wow. Remember when watching this movie that the seduction/prison break took over a year to plan and complete. It’s amazing to watch these two killers seduce everyone who knows them. They are given access to hotplates, knives, and hacksaws all from the guards. But it was Joyce who took it a step farther. Was Joyce a willing participant or a patsy? In her final moments, was she overcome with guilt or chicken out? It’s up to the viewer to interpret. However, with these questions, there is only one real victim. Lyle. He is loyal to a fault. He continues to support Joyce and blames Hacksaw and Rebel for her decisions. There is no honor among thieves. DVR and watch when the kids are asleep.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Only if you think you can mustard some up – Lyle
They treated me like I was some kind of criminal – Joyce
Don’t you get it Mrs. M, Dave is gonna be in here for the rest of his life. He wants that picture of you to last – Hacksaw
Tell Juliet, Romeo is gonna need some more stuff – Rebel
The Perfect Catch – Review
The Perfect Catch – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Chase shot big and shot himself in the foot. He lost his team’s chance at the World’s Series with one bad pitch. And with tryouts about to start, Chase still doesn’t have a team. While waiting for that career renewing phone call, Chase decided to go to his hometown of Parker Falls and clear his mind. His first day back, he runs into his old friend Jessica. During their conversation, he learns that Jessica is running the family restaurant, divorced, a single mother, and dating. Also, Chase is dating a supermodel who is vacationing in France. As they go down memory lane, they think about when both were crowned King and Queen of the Spring Fling. But this passing conversation is extended the next day when Wesley asks Chase to help him become a better baseball player. With more time together the sparks fly but how will it effect the other aspects of their lives. And with one phone call, Chase is left with a heartbreaking decision.
Hallmark doing what they do best. People with a history that annoy each other, forced to work together, realize they are in love after all. They even throw in a Spring Fling festival. But what makes this story unique is the connection between Wesley and Chase. Seeing their bond form naturally is the saving grace of this movie. Also, unlike most Hallmark movies, it’s Chase who has to make the life-altering decision. Not Jessica. So come for a love story, stay for a Father/Son bonding.
I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
My arm is fine. It’s my ego that’s taking a bruising – Chase
He still looks great – Nina
Was it something I said – brett
Ancient history – jessica
Everyone makes promises because they are easy to break – Wesley