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Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Will to Kill – Review
Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Will to Kill – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes
While reconciling her past and looking into Will’s murder, Hailey is intrigued by a missing classmate named Emma. She was last seen the night Will died. As a college news reporter, Emma has a list of enemies. And her personal life wasn’t easier. While Hailey barely knew her, she believes there is a connection between Emma’s disappearance and Will’s murder. Hailey has her doubts about the case until a fake social media account appears, a mystery cousin was spotted the day after the disappearance, and she is almost run over. Hailey knows this means she is close to solving Emma’s case but is she close to solving Will’s.
Based on the Hailey Dean Mysteries by Nancy Grace, this will finally answer the question Hailey Dean fans have had since episode 1. But don’t worry. This isn’t the end of the series. With this good mystery, you also get a fun subplot about Fincher relationship and his strong ties to Hailey. While this is a good story, it’s not the strongest mystery. This final part of a three-part episode had fans predicting perpetrators since the first part. And your prediction was probably right. So watch this movie for the “why” not the “who”.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
But I like you for you. Not for the things we do together – Hailey
For what its worth Hailey, I am proud of you no matter what happens – Jonas
I promise not to be afraid of you – Clyde
The Wrong Son – Review
The Wrong Son – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes
A fun family day at the beach ends in a panic when Sara and Jake heard their son Ian screaming for his brother Matt. Decades later the family believes Matt was swept at sea. And the feelings of lost come back during Ian’s wedding, especially since his father Jake died a few weeks prior in a car accident. After learning the will is to be split between Ian and Sara, she finds a young man on her front lawn. He tells her he is Matt and he came to find his real mom. He explains he was found ashore after suffering a seizure, put into foster care, and then adopted. His adoptive parents finally told him the truth and he came looking for her. Now he is ready to reconnect and be a part of the family. While Sara is accepting, Ian is cautious. But Matt isn’t the only family member with a secret.
Slow build up, strong climax, with a lackluster ending. You know something is off about Matt but you are not sure why he is in their lives. As the plan reveals itself, it seems so ordinary. There is one big reveal but it just isn’t wow enough after several murders. While this movie answers every question you have about its characters, you don’t need to cancel plans to watch it.
I give it 3 out of 5 stars
Mom Help – Ian
It’s a lot right now but I’m managing – Sara
You don’t believe me – Matt
I’m too young to be a widow – Rachel
Love At First Dance – Review
Love At First Dance – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Hope is a free-spirited dance instructor at DanceTopia. While she teaches children, she also helps couples prepare for the first dance at their wedding. As she is hoping to get a loan to buy the dance studio, she is offered to audition for an assistance choreographer job in London. She is now questioning where she should be in life. Eric is preparing to be the head of a brokerage firm after his father leaves the company. He will not be alone. His fiance Adriana’s father is stepping down too. She dreamed of running the firm since high school. And doing it with her future husband is a bonus. With his wedding and takeover just days away, Eric is wondering if its all enough for him. He had a double major in college: theater and finance. While he followed finance, his heart was in the theater. To make the wedding smoother Adriana and Eric’s overbearing mothers sign them up for dance class. With Hope. As Hope and Eric work together, they confide in each other and connect.
The love story has a steady pace to allow you to believe the love is real. And the divide between Eric and Adriana allows you to see the issues without hating Hope for their doomed relationship. This movie follows the Hallmark formula to a tee, so you watch it for character development and the jokes. The mother’s meddling will have you yelling at the screen but the wisdom of Eric’s father will bring you joy. And don’t forget to spot the Hallmark card!
I give it 3 out of 5 stars
Peter was perfection on paper. Reality was something different – Hope
Who is he guarding? Is Rihana inside? – Eric
Tell me these nerves subside – Cassidy
A 93. She must have liked you – Vanessa
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Killer Mom – Review
Killer Mom – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes
Jessica is having a hard time. Her husband was just arrested for investment fraud, she lost her home and possessions, and she moved into her friend’s parent’s home. Her friend Simone made a statement that got her wheels turning. “At least we don’t have kids to work about”. Jessica had a daughter that she gave up for adoption and her biological father Cameron has millions. When it’s reported that Cameron (a widower) died in a plane crash, leaving his 2 daughters alone with an inheritance, she goes to see her daughter Alison. After losing both of her parents, Alison is quick to invite Jessica into their home. But her big sister Sydni doesn’t trust Jessica. Sydni ignores her instinct for her sister’s happiness. But when their “Uncle” Aaron is caught with child porn, their housekeeper’s mother is attacked, and drugs are found in Sydni’s car, Sydni knows Jessica is behind it all. But its what they don’t know that will surprise them all.
This movie is a guilty pleasure with twists and turns for Jessica, Alison, and Sydni. Within the first 5 minutes, your jaw will hit the floor with one bang. In 20 minutes, you will be sipping tea on all the family secrets. Jessica’s character is maniacally delicious. As she manipulates everyone in her path, you will countdown to who will fall next. Also, don’t be fooled by Sydni. She may come off as a typical Lifetime spoiled brat, but that works in her favor. While it’s not the ending you expect, it’s definitely satisfying. Be sure to watch this with snacks, tea, and time to give it your full attention.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Because I want to know the truth. How much trouble are we in – Jessica
Ce can talk about this later. But in meantime, we have guest – Robert
At least we don’t have kids to work about – Simone
People don’t change. They get older – Aaron
Thanks dad – Sydney
You are my loose end – Cole
I may have lost a lot, but I have a lot too – Alison
The Stalker Club – Review
The Stalker Club – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Ashley left her friend Meredith behind for her new boyfriend Darren and his friends (Chloe, Sadie, Mark). Even though she hangs out with the group, she is still treated like an outsider. But during lunch, they discuss a text they all got asking them to join “The Stalker Club”. No one clicked the link before, so they all decide to join together. The game rules are:
- Draw a piece of paper from the hat. All but one will be marked a victim. The other is stalker
- If you get “stalker”, you have to stalk the others
- Stalkers are allowed to throw people off their scent
- If you unmask the stalker and you are wrong, you are out
- If you unmask the stalker and you are right, you win
- As soon as you join, you can’t tell anyone about “Stalker Club”
The club seems like a good idea, but Ashley is quickly scared by a mask, banging on the door, and text messages. She wants out but her friends think she is just being a wimp. So they start to work together to figure out who is the stalker. However, when the game goes too far and players are dying, Ashley (threaten by the group) still keeps the secret. What will it take for the group to ask for help? And who is the killer/stalker?
If you think you know who is the stalker, then you are most likely wrong. It doesn’t take too long for the body count to increase and accusation to fly among the group. As you get to know each group member, you learn they are all dealing with different issues (cutting, alcoholism, illness, criminal records). This is a fun watch for suspense lover but not horror. This is a Lifetime movie, so they can only have so much gore. And just when you think you figured out the stalker/killer, they will be killed. So don’t get attached. So DVR and watch in the daytime with the door locked. And yes, it looks like there will be a part two.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
I have a note from my doctor that says I can’t do this – Sadie
I think we should do it, join stalker club – Chloe
It’s better. We’re not going to be playing a game, we are going to be living it – Mark
It’s just a stupid game. And I gonna win – Ashley
You know, we were best friends – Meredith
Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate – Review
Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Hailey is trying a fresh start with her new beau when she is pushed into her past. Jonas unknowingly takes her pass the alley that changed her life. In that alley, her boyfriend William was murdered. Now her nightmares have restarted and she is trying to forget that night again. Because of this pain, Hailey is the best person to help her friend Pam. Pam’s parents recently died in a car crash and she has worked up the nerve to sell their worldly possession. While talking in a bar with Hailey and Fincher, Pam gets scared and leaves. Once Hailey talks to Pam, she reveals that she may have seen the man that stalked her. Fincher chases after the guy but loses him. Hailey calms down Pam and they leave. Later, Hailey meets Pam at her parent’s home while the auctioneer and realtor look through it. Pam reveals that she is dating Ryan, the realtor, and wants Hailey to get to know him. While at dinner, Ryan reveals that he bought them tickets to Aruba. But since they have only dated for one month, Hailey fears it’s too soon for Pam to go on a trip. However, Pam feels she needs this trip to escape her pain and decides to go. The next morning people are worried because they haven’t heard from Pam. Hailey goes to her home to find Ryan holding a note. Pam says she just can’t do it and that she left town. Hailey is a little concern until she gets a call from Pam. She knows Pam is in trouble and believes she has been kidnapped, can she convince the police to help? Why was she a target? Who has her?
Based on characters by Nancy Grace, Hailey provide enough mystery and intrigue to keep you watching. The one liners of Doris will leave you laughing and amazed at her audacity. The nosey, not nosey, Sarah, will remind you of the gossiping auntie we all have. You must pay attention to understand the full story and there are 2 twist fans will not see coming. With a hit and run, poisoning, and a stalker, this mystery has everything. This is one to watch.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
Where you to married in a previous life – Pam
Forgive me when I say, with love, I don’t believe you – Fincher
Define ok. Her parents died in a car crash 2 months ago and now this – Hailey
Well not yet anyway – Sabrina
Yeah I am sure that’s written into the Georgia penal code – Jonas
Please tell them I wouldn’t harm her – Lance
Yes and we also have to handle you – Danny
The Psycho She Met Online – Review
The Psycho She Met Online – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
After Karen’s husband Andrew has an accident, she looks through their finances. With Andrew unable to work, their house underwater, and maxed out credit cards, Karen knows her EMT job won’t cut it. She must find a way to make another income. Her friend Aubrey shows her that she can make $7500 a month by renting rooms in her home to vacationers looking to skip hotels. She is skeptical, but when she sees landlord reviews along with an easy payment system, she posts her rooms online. Within 24 hours, she has several renters. She weaves through the renters and her first selection is Miranda. Miranda is in town on business and wants to rent for a week. But that’s only what Miranda tells Karen. Miranda has been stalking Karen and Andrew online for months and uses this opportunity to get closer to them. Soon, she is placing hidden cameras, canceling other guest rental agreements, and stopping anyone who may come between her and the family.
This thrill ride is delicious. Especially if you like rooting for the psycho with an amazing wardrobe. In Lifetime movies, it seems to be standard that the best dress person is the craziest person. The difference in this movie is Karen’s response to finding out the truth about Miranda. She doesn’t give Miranda the benefit of the doubt, she just kicks her out. This is what you scream for in other movies. “She’s nuts, why do you keep forgiving her!!!” Not Karen. Her friend Aubrey is quick to see the crazy in Miranda as well. Having protagonist that are not idiots is great. Lifetime struck silver with this movie.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
There you are. I finally found you – Miranda
Please give me good guest, soon – Karen
That you are. That you are – Andrew
No Karen needs to know what kind of liar you are – Aubrey
I don’t believe this. Ok, I’ll try – Tyler
Moonlight In Vermont – Review
Moonlight In Vermont – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Fiona loves the fast paced life of New York and her job in real estate. She’s juggling everything when her boyfriend Nate decides he has had enough and dumps her. Seeing Fiona is still hung up on her ex, her friend Angela tells her that they should take a vacation. Angela believes the best place to go is Fiona’s father’s B&B in Vermont. Even though she has issues with her dad, Fiona decides she needs to get away from lovestruck New Yorkers. Once in Vermont, Fiona still can’t slow down, which irritates everyone, including the new chef Derek. Derek thinks Fiona is a New York princess and she thinks he is a Vermont lumberjack. She tries to steer clear of the tightly wound chef and attends the Maple Fair with Angela. While at the fair, Fiona sees Derek cooking and Nate … with his new girlfriend Hailey. She is floored by Nate presence and quickly lies. She tells Nate that she is there with her boyfriend Derek. Derek doesn’t want to go with the lie but when Fiona offers her real estate skills to get him a coveted piece of land, he agrees. Derek and Fiona spend time together to keep up the ruse but will being fake make love real.
With the Moonlight in Vermont by Frank Sinatra playing it the background, this love story is typical. Two people can’t stand each other, have to deal with each other for a lie, make a deal, and fall in love. For Hallmark, this is the same story with a different location and a different fair. There is no real surprise in this movie. Even when Fiona and her father talk out their differences, it’s the same old song and dance. The story is not interesting, but the actors did a great job. This rating was only saved by the acting. DVR this movie and watch when you need background noise.
I give it 2 out of 5 stars
We are a great couple when we see each, but I am not dating your schedule – Nate
Men are like melons, it’s tough to pick a good one – Angela
Ok. Just think about it, but not for too long – Irwin
We left the big apple and ended up in Mayberry – Fiona
You and father are going to leave this tiff behind you – Delia
The world can’t survive a day without your input – Derek