|Table of Reviews|
Killer Night Shift – Review
Killer Night Shift – Lifetime – 2 hours and 3 minutes
Nurse Irene is furious at her shift manager for cutting her hours. She bumps a 37-week pregnant Trisha, to get answers from her shift manager. The manager tells Irene that drugs have gone missing during her hours and they believe she is the culprit. Irene makes a dramatic exit that ends with a one-week suspension. She goes back to Adele and begs for a job until her suspension is up. Adele worries but offers her a job as a home care nurse for Trisha. Trisha was put on bed rest due to placenta previa. With bed rest, Trisha will deliver a healthy baby. But if she exerts herself, she will need a C-section. With a solemn look, Irene agrees. On her first day, Irene lays down the law. She is not a maid, she is a nurse. She will cook, do dishes, and attend to medical needs. Nothing more. Then, there is a knock at the door. It’s Kate. A maternity nurse Trisha met earlier that week; she barges in and takes over. Soon, Kate is there every day and edging Irene out. Irene knows something just isn’t right about Kate. She is too involved. But when Kate learns that Trisha was given the wrong prescription and some of her drugs are missing, Irene is fired. But Irene won’t go away quietly. She knows something is wrong with Kate. And she will find out. Come hell or high water.
This is one to watch and keep saved. With two potential bad guys, you have to consider both a suspect. With Irene’s bad past and Kate’s neediness, it’s easy to see how Trisha is confused. And this movie really picks up where other’s end. Usually, when the husband comes home, it’s to police vehicles, a coroner, and a dead body being wheeled out. But when David comes home, everything looks peaceful. He had no clue Trisha is tied up and begging for her life and the life of her baby from a crazy nurse. This has everything you want and more. While it is a crazy nurse movie (which has been done a million times before) it sparks new interest in the Lifetime genre. This is one to watch. And believe that you will never look at tulips the same way again.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars
No, but this is as sure as I’m gonna be – Trish
I am always nice – Irene
Wow, she’s a real ray of sunshine – Katie
What are we gonna tell her when she asks about the day she was born – David
Deadly Shores – Review
Deadly Shores – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Anna is happy to walk away from her psychiatrist Dr. Shaw and into her arms of her new husband Richard Palmer. Dr. Shaw believes that Anna is being taken advantage of because she has only known Richard for 3 months and for her sizable inheritance. But Anna believes the good doctor has been taking advantage of her too. So, she gets on a boat to meet Richard at the dock but he is very late picking her up. Once in her new home, Anna learns some interesting things. First, Richard does not like to be disturbed in his office while working. Second, the housekeeper Ms. Argyle is a stickler to the former Mrs. Palmer’s schedule. And the first Mrs. Palmer committed suicide but her body wasn’t found. Only her cane. With this information, strange things start happening around the house. Anna hears knocking, sees shadowy figures, and Richard is starting to become short tempered. She feels like she is losing it. But that is all part of the plan. However, messing with Anna may be the wrong move.
Stick with this film. So are so many characters with questionable motives, you don’t know who to trust. The housekeeper uses jewelry to start an argument between Anna and Richard. Beth is having an affair with Richard. Richard is working with Beth on a disturbing plan. And the townspeople seem to know more than they say. While it takes time for the story to build, it’s worth it for the last 7 minutes. Those few minutes redeem this movie and make it something you need to see.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Thanks for your concern but I am not your patient anymore -Anna
No, I hate it. Who wants the same thing every day – Richard
Surprised to see you’re still hanging around here. Very surprised – Beth
I hope your right – Carrie
I have a lot of explaining to do – Ms. Argyle
Hidden Intentions – Review
Hidden Intentions – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
After his wife’s death, David Caldwell is shocked to see her estranged sister Jordyn at his door. He lets her and introduces her to her niece Sophie and nephew Noah. Even though Jordyn and her sister haven’t spoken in 20 years, she wishes they have made up before she died. While Noah is quick to welcome her, Sophie gives her the cold shoulder. Sophie remains this way until her boyfriend Luke breaks up with her with no warning. Jordyn is there for her and counsels her on the breakup. But Sophie still feels something is off about Jordyn. And she is right. The real Jordyn is dead. She was killed by the fake Jordyn who will do anything to get a family.
In the age of social media, DNA testing, and online background check, you will roll your eyes at all the mistakes this family makes the moment they let Jordyn in the door. With so may ignored warnings sign, you want to change the channel to ignore this family’s stupidity. It’s only when Sophie starts to ask questions, you will say “Finally, what took so long”. This one can be skipped because it falls into the Lifetime trap.
I give it 2 out of 5 stars
Family, you never know how much you’re gonna miss it until it’s gone – Jordyn
Thanks for coming, I’m sure mom would be touched – Sophie
Having you hear, reminds me of her – David
Garage Sale Mysteries: Picture a Murder – Review
Garage Sale Mysteries: Picture a Murder – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Jen and Dani are asked to price and sell the late Larry’s camera collection. Jen and Dani were recommended by Tony (Larry’s nephew). While looking at the collection, Dani accidentally takes a picture of Jen. So, Jen goes to get the film developed to remove her picture from the roll. When Jen speaks to Tony, he lets her know that he doesn’t believe his uncle’s death was natural causes. Larry was healthy and passed his physical earlier. Jen believes him as soon as the photos are developed. One image has a hand on Larry’s chest with a syringe in the other hand. Jen takes the photo to Detective Frank and gets Larry’s case reopened. With bad business dealings, an affair, and a jealous family member, Jen has a host of characters from which to choose. Of course, she will have to investigate.
Based on the novel series, misdirects, curiosity, and fun are what we watch this series for and you get everything you want plus more (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). Fans should be prepared to get your dose of Dr. Trammel, Frank, and Jason. The three love of Jen’s detective life. Plus it has all the comedy you need hiding within a gem of a mystery for you to solve. Now dedicated fans will be able to see the bad guy coming but don’t ruin it for the newbies. Get the popcorn, wine, and your magnifying glass ready for this next installment in the Garage Sale Mysteries.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars
My bridge collapsed – Dani
I hope you got my good side – Jen
I say any camera with a picture of you in it, is worth double – Jason
Don’t tell Jen – Jason
My Husband’s Secret Wife – Review
My Husband’s Secret Wife – Lifetime – 2 hours and 3 minutes
Avery happily watched her son Jack play but loses sight of him. When she finally sees him, a person is walking away with him. She chases after him but is stopped by a security officer. When she explained that her child being kidnapped, she sees Alex stopping the kidnapper and saving her son. The kidnapper gets away but Avery finds her Prince Charming. They quickly get married and by a house, much to the chagrin of her sister Kat. Kat believes that Alex is just too perfect especially when he discusses adopting Jack. Kat’s intuition is proven right when Avery sees a text message on Alex’s phone. He is not leaving on a business trip for 2 weeks, he is meeting another woman. After following Alex, she discovers that the other woman is Melanie. A woman who came into her gallery and bought her art a few days ago. Melanie reveals that she is not only Alex’s first wife but she is still his wife. She did leave Alex but they are on the verge of getting back together. The only roadblock is Avery. She tells Avery to step aside or she will move her. Avery comes home to confront Alex. Alex explains that he didn’t divorce Melanie because she is unstable but the marriage is over. Now Avery is in the fight of her life, but who is really on her side?
Keep your eyes open. You have no idea which way is up with this movie. This is one of the few Lifetime movies with multi-dimensional characters. It will leave you wondering who is lying to whom. And you are right. Everyone is lying to everyone. But it’s the long-term planning and the real victim that will leave you saying OMG. Watch when you can devote all your attention to this movie. Missing 5 minutes will leave you lost.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
There’s enough room in this world for us to love everyone babe – Alex
I’m a huge fan of your work. Now – Melanie
We’ll see about that – Avery
Did you? – Kat
Pearl in Paradise – Review
Pearl in Paradise – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Alex is a brilliant photographer with great ideas but she often misses deadlines. She wants the Creative Director promotion but her boss tells her she has to wow them and be on time. Or someone else will get the job. Alex decides to use the 30th anniversary of the magazine to pitch an idea. The 30th anniversary is represented by pearls. When she looks up pearls, she finds the most famous is a blue pearl in Fiji created by a clam instead of an oyster. She knows of one writer who said he saw it and wrote a book about it. Her boss loves the idea and says if she can get a picture of the blue pearl in time, she is a shoe in for the promotion. Colin was a best-selling writer, years ago. His publisher’s assistant Derrick meets him for coffee. He warns Colin, ‘Write something that sales or we will drop you’. When Derrick learns about the opportunity to work with Alex in Fiji to find the blue pearl, he knows it’s a great marketing strategy for Colin. However, Colin has been keeping a big secret from everyone. He has never been to Fiji or seen the blue pearl. As they go around Fiji and get closer, Colin knows he must confess to Alex. But will his confession make him lose her for good?
This treasure hunt wrapped in a love story is a slight change from the Hallmark brand but not completely. However, it’s a predictable ending that doesn’t require much attention for the leading couple. It’s the people of Fiji with the legends of the blue pearl that truly draw you in. Through their stories and the land, you will be engrossed in the hunt for the blue pearl. So, DVR this movie and save it for a rainy day.
I give it 3 out of 5 stars
List of all the deadlines I missed – Alex
That is confidential. I can’t reveal my sources – Colin
The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time – Review
The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time – Syfy – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Fin lands and looks around for his son Gil. Only to realize he is alone. His son left him a message. They have time traveled to the first Sharknado. However, since you could only go back to a time period once, Gil could not go with his dad. Fin has to use the flux capacitor in Gil’s wings pin and travel at 88 MPH to jump home when he is successful. When he gets out of the car, Fin sees he sees he is surrounded by dinosaurs. As the dodges one, Fin encounters Nova, Brian, and April. A non-robot April but human April. They explain that just as they were about to die, Gil jumped in time and pull them out. They have been waiting for a year for Fin to meet up with them. Now they wait for the next Sharknado with the hope that ending this one will end them all.
So, this review isn’t really about good or bad. Sharknado has gotten a cult following because of its over-the-top nature and being good at being bad. So this review will be based on consistency. While time-traveling makes this over the top, it just didn’t hold the viewers’ interest long enough. The pace of the movie was slow and becomes boring quickly as they entered each time period. While it felt that the time periods should have been more focused on Fin than Nora, they try to make them all relevant to the overall all plot and character development. Even though it comes to a good conclusion for the series and included all the cast members, it just felt dragged out and repeat of the same storyline in each timeline. The final movie should have gotten a lot better but will leave fans disappointed. But pay attention to the homage to Back to the Future and The Princess Bride (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).
I give it 2 out of 5 stars
You came back for me – April
I know you have been eaten by a lot of sharks and you’ve survived. But I’ve actually been eaten and pooped out by a lot of dinosaurs because they couldn’t digest me. its been rough – Brian
I’m gonna need a bigger chainsaw – Fin
Look here, you emotionally derange easy back oven – Skye