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Sharknado 5: Global Swarming – Review
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming – SyFy – 2 hours and 2 minutes
Fin, April, and Gil are going to speak in Great Britain about how to stop more Sharknadoes, but Nova calls from Stone Henge about some cave markings. Fin goes to Stone Henge to see for himself. Nova reveals that Sharknadoes have been around for ages and that humans have defeated them before. The markings in the Stone Henge Cave prove it. Nova also finds an artifact but it can’t be moved with a counterweight. Finn tries to add a counterweight quickly but fails. He unleashes a wave of sharks that becomes a Sharknado. He instantly flies back to Great Britain to help his wife and child. April and Fin leave Gil with Nova to fight the Sharknado. After they have won and the storm has moved on, Nova has horrible news. Gil was sucked into the Sharknado. However, they can tell he is still alive in the vertex of the storm. They are on a mission to save their son and the world.
So unlike most reviews, this is not a critique on good or bad. But this film’s Sharknado worthiness. This adventure, Sci-Fi, comedy is known for being over-the-top in acting and graphics. But that’s why fans love it. So this review will be based on #5 compared to other Sharknado movies. Sharknado fans will not be disappointed. It has plenty of stars from music, movies, and T.V. that make cameos and die (and yes, some of the deaths are satisfying). Also, this movie is inspired by other great Sci-Fi films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mission Impossible, and Back To The Future (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). April not only stops a helicopter with her bare “hands” but she becomes a helicopter. The Sharknado duo globe trots via Sharknado Portal to Sydney, Tokyo, Egypt, Brazil, and more. While this isn’t the best Sharknado, it definitely falls into line with its predecessors. Watch, laugh, and enjoy. And be prepared for Sharknado 6.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Finn Shepard – Nova
I’ve done everything before – Finn
When in Rome – April
Nowhere is safe – Matt
Where we’re going, you don’t need a license – Gil
Brillo Box (3¢ off) – Review
Brillo Box (3¢ off) – HBO – 40 minutes
In 1969, Martin and Rita Skyler love to buy art. They didn’t buy it for investments but for the love of art. When Martin saw the Brillo Box by Andy Warhol, he was transfixed. He didn’t want one of the 93 white boxes, he wanted one of the 17 yellow boxes. The Yellow boxes were smaller and had the label “3¢ off” on them. So, they were special. At that time, the boxes were $1,000 (a large sum of money then), so Martin requested that it, unlike any of Andy’s other work, be signed by the artist. So Andy signed it in red crayon. They put a plexiglass around the box and turned it into the family coffee table. Over time, as the couple made room for new art, the box was sold and forgotten. However, their daughter Lisanne was curious about the yellow box in her baby photos and tracked it down. She tracked it to the largest acquisition in Christies’ auction house history.
Please understand, this is not a movie about Andy Warhol. It’s, as the title implies, is about the Brillo Box and its impact on a family. While Andy’s life and his mark on the art world are discussed, it is not the movie’s focus. This movie focuses on what the box meant to its owners and the appreciation of art. Not for money but for art. Now some may consider the family to be fool’s for letting it go, but they were never the type of people to hold on to things. But is that a bigger statement on our culture today. We replace instead or restore, toss instead of keep, and remove instead of heal. You decide. Would you have kept it, not knowing its future worth
I give it 3 out of 5 stars
It was just a yellow box with some red lettering on it – Martin
It’s easier – Andy
We seem to press the delete button – Rita
Garage Sale Mystery: The Beach Murder – Review
Garage Sale Mystery: The Beach Murder – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes
After purchasing an antique surfboard at a garage sale, Jenn knows exactly who would love to have it, Steve. Steve created an app called Re-coup with his partner and they have started a company worth millions. Steve loves to surf every moment he gets. His wife Anne admires her husband’s love for work and play. She is a faithful customer to Jenn’s consignment store. So when Steve’s body washes up on the beach, Anne calls Jenn for help. Anne cannot believe he drowned because he was a competitive swimmer. She believes something must have happened to him. Jenn promises to look into his death and find out what, if anything, happened. Jenn becomes suspicious when Steve’s car is parked in the wrong spot, tire tracks are found by his car, and the carpet in his car is wet. Jenn decides there must be more. By the end, Jenn will be looking down the barrel of a gun, but who will be holding it?
Based on the book Garage Sale Stalker by Suzi Weinert, this mystery is fun to watch but a little easy to solve. It doesn’t offer enough clues to throw the watcher off of the killer’s trail. Normally, this series has at least 3 suspects and even throws in an accomplish for fun. The secondary plots about the divorcing couple and Logan’s play, at times, are more entertaining than the primary storyline. While this is a fun addition to the series, it’s not the best one to date. It’s more fun to see her find the clues and banter with Detective Lynwood and the coroner than solving the crime. The one-liners make this movie watchable. So DVR and save for a rainy day.
I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
Their just lucky I didn’t catch them – Steve
And it worked – Mitch
Long live the queen – Jenn
I want to see where he drowned. Jenn, can you take me?– Anne
Oh, it’s never “nothing” with you, Jenn – Detective Lynwood
Trapped Sisters – Review
Trapped Sisters – Lifetime – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Sisters Bree and Jonna are spending some quality time together at the pool when Bree loses her ring. Jonna spots the ring in a grate in the bottom of the pool. Bree and Jonna dive into the water to grab it. While attempting to get the ring, Jonna’s hair gets caught in the gate. As Bree struggles to free her, the pool manager McGrady believes the pool is empty and closes the fiber glass lid. Jonna gets free and the girls try to swim to the top, but the lid closes shut. They have a 1-foot gap between the lid and the pool and the fiber glass has a small hole to provide air. The girls know they must get out because it is a holiday weekend and no one will be back until Tuesday. The water is cold and Bree reveals she has diabetes. She needs a shot or she will pass out and die. When the girls hear a janitor, they believe they are saved. But this janitor wants to play a game.
This movie will make you feel claustrophobic. You worry about these women and how they will get out of this situation. You will feel an ease when Clara comes around. But that ease last for only 5 seconds. When she holds the girls’ lives for ransom. You will scream at the girls’ mistakes as they try to negotiate their freedom. They consistently give in to Carla’s demands with any proof of her assistance. There is so much suspense and build up to an ending that falls flat. You are just left wanting something a bit more. You are left with the feeling, “Is that the end”. DVR this movie and watch it when you need to kill some time. Don’t cancel plans.
I give it 2 out of 5 stars
Some people need to learn how to read – McGrady
Screw your damn ring – Jonna
This isn’t my fault, you know – Bree
I’m sure you feel pretty low but trust me there is always someone lower than you – Clara