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Evil Doctor – Review

Evil Doctor – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes

Evil Doctor

Dr. Natalie Barnes is an OB/GYN who wants a baby of her own.  After a tough life, her father’s death, and a failed IVF treatments, she decides she can’t wait any longer.  She wants a baby now.  When Aubrey and Matt come to her office, she notices that Matt looks like her dad.  She decides that Aubrey’s baby and husband are hers.  She will do everything possible to have them for herself.  She slowly weaves herself into Matt and Aubrey’s lives with gifts, sex, and manipulation.  But Aubrey’s sister Janelle and Natalie’s mother see through Natalie.  And try to stop her but at what cost.

Warning: Put the children to bed.  This movie is full of lies, innuendo, and sex.  Dr. Natalie is so bad, you love her.  With her style, intelligence, and grace, being evil looks so good.  You will start to feel little to no sympathy for the couple and cheer the Evil Doctor on.  This is the Lifetime movie you have been waiting for.  So, grab some wine, DVR, and watch it twice to relive the craziest moments.  But don’t miss one second, or you will miss the crucial set up for the entire movie.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

It’s a bit much, just like me – Natalie

You sure are miserable for someone who got everything they ever wanted – Aubrey

She got everything she wanted. New house, new money, new baby – matt

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Party Mom – Review

Party Mom – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Party Mom

Brittany is the new girl in town but she has made a new friend Ashley.  Ashley invites her to a pool party at her mom’s huge home.  Brittany is in awe of the home and Ashley’s mom, Jackie.  Jackie has dubbed herself the “Party Mom”.  She throws parties because the sun came up, supplies alcohol, and has people over 24 hours a day.  Brittany loves Jackie’s carefree lifestyle and wishes her mom Caroline would be more like Jackie.  But Ashley has grown tired of her mom’s partying ways and want her mom to relax more like Caroline.  When Caroline gets a whiff of Jackie’s lifestyle, she restricts Brittany’s interaction with Ashley causing Brittany to sneak out.  When Caroline and her husband Gary discover Brittany is gone, they go to Jackie’s house.  They learn that Brittany left with some guys to another party.  Caroline and Gary find Ashley has been thrown from a crashed car and the only survivor.  Now Caroline and Gary are on the warpath to end the Party Mom’s ways.  Come jail or gunshot.

This movie will make you yell at the screen but in a good way.  You will be shocked at the party mom’s behavior before and after her trial.  Even after hearing the toughest news imaginable, her reaction will leave you stunned and dismayed.  This actress has succeeded in making you so angry at her character, you forget she is acting.  But while everything is going on, you see that Ashley is embarrassed and even disgusted by her mother’s actions.  Even though Brittany wants her mom to change. Brittany will earn that the grass may be greener but its loaded with manure.  So get ready to spit out your wine and get mad.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars

Ok, now you’re getting it. I think I’m gonna like you – Jackie

That’s what I love about you. You are so unaware of everything going on around you – Ashley

Why does it have to be one or the other – Brittany

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Home By Spring – Review

Home By Spring – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Home By Spring

Louisiana tomboy, Loretta just go the opportunity of a lifetime in Los Angeles.  She will be working for the best event planner in the country.  She will be living in her hometown, job, and boyfriend Wayne behind.  Wayne doesn’t want to hold her back but he wants her to stay.  Two years later, Loretta is still in LA but with a new boyfriend. She is given the task of running a child’s birthday party in order to land a bigger job for her boss.  After saving the bouncy house, Paul and Michelle think Loretta is her boss and ask her to help deceive Michelle’s father for his blessing of their marriage.  Loretta, bitter that she was overlooked for a job, doesn’t correct them and pretends to be her boss.  Now to help Paul impress is “outdoorsy” future father-in-law, she will plan a guys trip to her hometown and ask Wayne and her mother to help with the lie.  With a pair of new boots, a woodpecker, a phone, and one overacting boyfriend, the truth will come to light.

To sum up this movie: Slow and predictable.  Even by Hallmark standards, this movie just follows the formula too much.  It offers little laughs and minuscule reactions to big reveals.  It just doesn’t give more than the expected “leave town and love behind to find them later” storyline.  This movie is background noise for your day.

I give it 2 out of 5 stars

If I don’t do this, I will always wonder if I’m good enough – Loretta

No plan survives contact with the enemy – Ms. Bennet

Even though I am a lawyer, I hate liars – Paul

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My Husband’s Secret Life – Review

My Husband’s Secret Life – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes

My Husband's Secret Life

After seven years of marriage, several miscarriages, and depression, JJ is still in love with her husband Freddy.  However, she is perplexed to see him arguing with a woman she doesn’t know it the park.  She tries to brush it off but she can’t shake the feeling that it looks like a lover’s spat.  Later that night, JJ hears Freedy talking in his sleep in a foreign language.   When JJ questions Freddy, he gives a quick and incomplete explanation.  Her suspicions get the best of her and she follows Freddy.  While in the park, she sees him arguing with a man she has never met.  She knows something is wrong.  And just when she gets the nerve to demand answers, Freddy is hit by a car and put into a coma.  JJ talks to her mother-in-law but it leaves more questions than answers.  JJ is determined to figure out what Freddy is hiding from her.  And when she does, her whole world will be turned upside down.

This movie will have you guessing with every twist and turn.  You are in the dark with JJ and discover the clues as she does.  While the ending is a bit expected, it’s still fun to watch her journey.  It has action with fight scenes, a shootout, and a car crash will giving juicy tidbits about the real Freddy.  Some of the dialogs leave a bit to be desired but don’t let your mind wander too much or you will miss some great scenes and one-liners.  So if you can keep your focus, DVR and watch when you have some time.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

JJ, just put the gun down – Freddy

You gave me a chance to shoot my husband – JJ

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Royal Matchmaker – Review

Royal Matchmaker – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Royal Matchmaker

Kate is a hard working matchmaker with a happy clientele.  Her company “True Love Matchmaking” uses an algorithm to find the right people to pair up.  So with a royal ball in 4 weeks, King Edward wants Kate to find his son Prince Sebastian a wife.  While Kate believes 4 weeks is too soon, she takes on the challenge.  Upon investigation, Kate learns the Prince earned a Political Science degree, mother died when he was 19, is into extreme sports, and has never been photographed with the same woman twice.  When she finally meets him, she finds him to be ill-mannered and extremely guarded.   However, she is determined to find the Prince the right mate.  Her company’s good name rides on this match.  While Kate spends more times with him she begins to like him.  And as her feelings show, Kate’s analyst Britney reveals Kate is a 95% match for the Prince.  The only problem, Kate has set the Prince up with a 90% match that he likes.  Can Kate keep her feelings quiet for her company’s reputation or will she let true love lead?

This a sweet comedy with a secondary couple you will not see coming.  You won’t see it because you will cheer on another secondary couple but when a history is revealed; your dreams will go to the waist side.  Although it does supply the typical Hallmark romance, there is a lot to be desired with quick quips and jabs.  This movie is good for a quick laugh and a decent story.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

Make sure he remembers to wash his hands – King Edward

A note, more like a symphony – Prince Sebastian

Um, no.  They would not let me take it through customs – Britney

Kinda hard to open up when you’re sitting in different time zones – Kate

There is a fine line between being helpful and being deceitful – Victor

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#ChristmasGetaway, #RockyMountainChristmas, and more – TV Reviews

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Christmas Getaway – Review

Christmas Getaway – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Christmas Getaway

Scott was set on a hotel Christmas but his daughter Katy wants the traditional one she remembers when her mother was alive.  He rents a cabin and Katy writes a Christmas bucket list with every traditional thing she wants to do before Christmas.  Emory has traveled all her life and never settled down.  Her job as a travel writer has worked wonders for her career but not her relationship.  She ended her recent relationship and is ready to hit the road again.  Her editor asks Emory to write about a traditional Christmas and even booked a cabin.  Emory calls her dad and is surprised to learn she has spent Christmas there as a child.  When Scott arrives at the cabin, he is met with a Krav Maga welcome from Emory.  They learn that the cabin was double booked and they will have to share.  Emory tries to leave but her car, the roads, and the weather won’t let her.   Sharing this traditional Christmas will bring the magic for the two.

While this provides a predictable Hallmark love story, it gives the viewer so many laughs.  Seeing them scratch items off  Katy’s list will bring back holiday memories for you as well.  While there is a second woman vying for Scott’s heart, she never poses much of a threat to the main couple.  She is just a way to make Scott and Emory’s relationship grow closer faster.   Sit back and enjoy this Hallmark tale but don’t cancel plans.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

You’re not – Scott

I’ve been to Pine Grove? – Emory

It’s our new tradition – Katy

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Rocky Mountain Christmas – Review

Rocky Mountain Christmas – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Rocky Mountain Christmas

Sarah just felt the burn of dating and being dumped by a celebrity in the public eye.  She just wants to keep moving to forget her pain.  Her new promotion will help that happen.  But her boss tells her to take some time off and start after the new year.   She decides to go to her Uncle’s ranch and relax.   She knows it will be her last time to visit before he gives it up.  Graham is an actor who is trying to prepare for a huge role.  His problem is that he doesn’t have small town ranching experience.  He wants to go to a ranch and rough it out before he goes on his audition.  He is quickly drawn to Sarah but she gives him the brush off.  Will she let her guard down and see that Graham is different from her last celebrity boyfriend?

Based on the novel Unbridled Love by Jennifer Shirley, this movie has everything but just doesn’t hold the viewers’ attention.  There isn’t much compelling in this story.  Saying that Hallmark Movies are predictable is, well, predictable.  There needs to be more to the story the heartbroken girl meets a guy and falls in love at a place in danger of being closed or sold.  This falls into the trap and doesn’t pull itself out.   This one can be skipped during this holiday season.

I give it 1 out of 5 stars

Somebody who doesn’t like my movies, apparently – Graham

Excuse me, are you about to give my horse a cookie – Sarah

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Romance at Reindeer Lodge – Review

Romance at Reindeer Lodge – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Romance at Reindeer Lodge

With 2 weeks off with pay, workaholic Molly has no idea what to do with her time.  She hears a radio contest for a trip to Jamaica, calls in, and wins.  So elated to leave Chicago for sun and rum punch, she tells everyone she sees.  After telling Jared, he tries to warn her but she is to busy to receive his message.   Once they are on the plane, Jared tells her that they are headed to Jamaica but not the island.   They are going to Jamaica, Vermont.  Molly believes its a mistake when she heads to the Reindeer Lodge but the owner Penny tells her its right.  She decides to make the most of it until she contacts the airport and goes home.  Of course, Jared is staying in the same place but for another reason.  While Molly is a Scrooge, she softens into the Christmas spirit at the Reindeer Lodge.  But when she learns the owners’ secrets along with Jared’s, her heart is crushed.

There are 3 major secrets in this movie.  While 2 are foreseen and intertwined, the other comes out of left field and leaves you confused and saddened for the Reindeer Lodge.  As the connection between Molly and Jared is a slow and complicated build but such is life.  And that makes the movie watchable.   Also the secondary couple, Kayla and Greg, show the ups and downs of a newlywed marriage.  It’s not just sunshine and reindeer.   Couples have issues but the strong ones work them out.  This is a great movie about love, tradition, and hope.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars

Yeah, I’m engaged to Manchester software. We are spending the holidays together, here in the office – Molly

I tried to but you seemed a little busy – Jared

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Christmas Connection – Review

Christmas Connection – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Christmas Connection

Sydney is overseeing an unaccompanied minor named Leah before she goes on her winter break.  When Leah’s father Jonathan is late picking her up from the airport, Sydney chooses to miss her flight to Bali to say with Leah.  Soon Leah’s father is there but later due to a mix-up at the airport, Sydney is on Johnathan’s doorstep.  Jonathan is a Christmas loving columnist that is desperate for his next story.   While talking to Sydney, he gets an idea.  Sydney is a hometown girl who has heard that her parents met on Christmas but never knew the whole story.  Jonathan vows to learn the story, not just for this article but to put Sydney back into the Christmas spirit.  Finding this love story may bring them one of their own.

This is a good love story wrapped around a great mystery.   The thought of finding someone’s past through the memory of others is wonderful.  While the love story between the two main characters is considered the main plot, it takes a back seat to the overall mystery.  That’s fine because it’s all woven together in a nice package.  This is one to watch and remember.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

Oh, we don’t do Christmas halfway in this family – Jonathan

Oh, what did I just agree to – Sydney

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A Christmas Cruise – Review

A Christmas Cruise – ION – 2 hours and 0 minutes

A Christmas Cruise

Pam is a staff writer for the New York Minute.  She dreams of writing her own book but has put it and her love life on hold.  Her friend Becky thinks Pam should take a break from work and live her life.  Becky has booked a one week cruise to Christmas Island.  The island is open one month a year and revolves around Christmas.   Pam is quick to decline the offer.  But when her boss Arlo says her articles aren’t ‘sexy’ enough and she needs something new and fresh, she mentions the cruise.   Arlo tells her to go on the cruise, take notes, and write an article.  If she does well, she will get the managing editor position.   Pam is ecstatic. Unbeknownst to Becky, Pam goes on the cruise to work.  But before the boat docks, Pam will go on a cruise of self-discovery and love.

This movie is as sweet as it is funny.  The ship’s resident hypochondriac is a load of laughs as he talks about his feet, hips, and other ailments at just the right (yet wrong) moments.  The love story between Pam and Jake happens easily and organically.   Since both characters are working through issues in an adult manner it’s easy to see the two as a couple.  If you want to bring in the holidays with a love story, this is the one.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

I don’t have time for Christmas just yet – Pam

Don’t do it – Jake

Oh, maybe we’re looking in the wrong direction – Becky

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Christmas Next Door – Review

Christmas Next Door – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Christmas Next Door

Eric is an author and confirmed bachelor.  He writes books telling men how to make the most out of being single.  His neighbors notice he has no decorations in or outside of his home.  Especially April, his across the street neighbor.  April plays and teaches violin.  She loves Christmas and her home is living proof.  April’s sister wishes April had two things: a violin audition and a date.  Eric’s mother wishes he would grow up and get over his past.  So his mother feigns an illness and asks him to pick up his niece and nephew, Chelsea and Liam.  She has no idea when his sister will be back from overseas to get them, but she is “too sick” to take care of the two.  And with kids as sneaky as their grandma, Eric’s take on holiday traditions will change.  And April is the first to take notice.

This is surprisingly funny and very charming romantic comedy.  While Eric’s disdain for Christmas is not revealed until the end, it’s obvious that this has been a major stopgap in his life.  But April, Liam, and Chelsea show him there is more to the holiday then gift cards.  Also, in a Christmas with the Kranks style, there is a running gag with Eric’s lawn ornaments (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).   The “whodunit” is worthy of HMM.  You will laugh out loud at this Christmas movie.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars

There can never be too many decorations – April

Maybe its time for me to admit that I’m growing up – Eric

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#MichaelJacksonMovie, #DeadlySecretsByTheLake, and more – TV Reviews

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Deadly Secrets By The Lake – Review

Deadly Secrets By The Lake – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Deadly Secrets By The Lake

Jennifer Riley left Thornwood Heights after being accused in her best friend’s, Abby Blake, disappearance.  Jennifer left behind two sisters (Lauren and Nova) and her father (Thomas) to become a detective in New York.  After catching the New York Stalker, Jennifer gets a jailhouse collect phone call from her sister Lauren.  Lauren was accused of murdering her partner Victor.  The two were seen arguing and she wakes up near his body, covered in his blood with her fingerprints on the weapon.  Jennifer comes back to a town that hates her to save her sister.  As she uncovers the mystery of Victor’s killer, Jennifer learns he was investigating Abby’s disappearance before his death.  She has to look into her past to help her sister.  She is met with disdain from Abby’s father (Connor) and her brother (Daniel).  However, Hayden (Abby’s other brother) is still in love with Jennifer. And the feelings are mutual but both are in relationships.  The more time Jennifer spends in Thornwood, the more she learns how entangled her family is with the Blake family.  But with each break in her sister’s case, her life is threatened via text and with physical violence.  She is ready to leave as soon as she saves her sister, but what makes her turn around.

This movie, a prequel to the book When Secrets Kill (A Thornwood Heights Mystery) by Zoe Carter, accomplishes its goal of getting you interested in the book.  It has a mix of Pretty Little Liars and Romeo and Juliet with Bold and the Beautiful (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  Each character is introduced with purpose and a back story to get you interested in their connection to the Blakes and the Rileys.  It’s not long before you realize that the Lauren/Victor investigation is just a back story to Abby’s disappearance.   One viewing is not enough for this compelling drama.  So sit back with popcorn and wine.  Popcorn for the movie and wine for the book.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

I’m missing something – Jennifer

So that’s a no to dinner tonight – Santos

I don’t work with drunks. Go home – Victor

What I know Ms. Riley is she left to meet with you that night and she never came back. Keep your claws off my sons. Hayden and Daniel are off limits to you – Mr. Blake

Vulture. He thinks this might be his big break – Chief Riley

Jen I know I did a lot of stupid things. But I never lied about them – Lauren

Patience was never one of your virtues – Hayden

I’m the one who had to stay here. Stay strong for this family. I don’t need your help now – nova

Keeping up appearances just like you – Lucky

Good cause I don’t have much. What do you want – Daniel

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The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit – Review

The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes

The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit

Owen and Stella wake up naked next to each other, handcuffed, and with no memory of the other person or the last few days. Of course, they are both freaked out but the calm and start looking for clues. The first clue is Stella’s cell phone. They left a message saying they were being chased and if the phone is found, turn it into the police. Owen’s phone is dead. The next clue is a missed call on Stella’s phone. Owen tells her to call the number back, but on the hotel phone. They call the number back and reach Larissa. Stella has a flashback of Larissa holding them captive and giving them drugs. So Stella quickly hangs up. Larissa calls the number back and heads to the hotel. Larissa is on a mission to find Owen and Stella to bring them back. Once this mystery is done, there will be two dead bodies, a love affair, and a medical mystery exposed. Try to keep up.

Based on the book, Naked Pursuit (The Wrong Bed) by Jill Monroe, this movie has all the confusion of the Hangover wrapped in an LMN mystery (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  It leaves the audience in the dark with every clue they find and every clue the leave behind.  While you know Dr. Cooper can’t be trusted, you still don’t understand what he has done wrong and how Larissa and Dr. Ben are involved.  You are lead deeper into the rabbit’s hole with flashbacks and the chase.  You will need to DVR this mystery, so you can rewind and watch the flashbacks again.  This will require your full undivided attention to follow the clues.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

I’m guessing this is yours – Owen

Excuse me. I have seen to lock myself out of my room. Could you? – Larissa

You say that like it’s a bad thing – Stella

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Girlfriend Killer – Review

Girlfriend Killer – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Girlfriend Killer

Carmen is a mother running a successful company called Simple Splendid Proposal. Carmen’s daughter Ayla is spending a few weeks with her father and his new girlfriend. In her business, Carmen produces and films proposals for couples with the help of her boyfriend Ryan. While most go well, her latest proposal between Emerson and Marissa ends badly. Marissa tells Emerson not to propose and that she has found someone else. She leaves and Carmen comforts Emerson. Carmen leaves and hopes her kind words helped. The next day Carmen comes home and her place has been ransacked and her client’s footage is stolen. Police tell her to get a security system and a dog. Carmen and Ryan just think its bad luck, but after a few “by chance” encounters with Emerson, Ryan is starting to worry. Then just moments after Ryan buys an engagement ring for Carmen, he is hit by a car. Detective Michelle takes Carmen and Ryan’s fears seriously and investigate. After searching Emerson’s home, she sees the depths of his obsession. Now they must find him, not because he is dangerous, but because Ayla will be home soon. Well, sooner than they think.

It only takes 30 minutes to rev up the crazy for this one. Don’t give up on the first quarter of the movie. This setup is necessary for you to connect to each character and to set up Emerson’s cunning maneuvers. Once this story gets going, you are on the edge of your seat. What sets this movie apart from other Lifetime dramas? The protagonist, antagonist, and police officers are not stupid. Normally if one is 1 or 2 make intelligent decisions, while the other is always a step behind. But the detective listens to the couple and investigates, Ryan believes Carmen, and they get police help. With all 3 matching wits, this is a mental battle with a race against time.  The only downfall was that it wasn’t longer.  Can you find the Seven part of this movie (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer)?  This movie is well worth a watch, anytime and anyplace.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

Don’t do anything I would do – Ryan

You can put that ring in a cereal box and I wouldn’t mind – Carmen

I don’t know how else to explain it – Marissa

What is wrong with me – Emerson

Put me out of my misery – Ayla

I wouldn’t be surprised if he wanted Ryan dead – Detective Michelle

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Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland – Review

Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland – Lifetime – 2 hours and 32 minutes

Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland

On December 22, 2006, Bill Whitfield got a call to do security work. Bill was asked to escort a star and his children from the airport to their home. Bill accepted the job but was star struck when he learned that the star was Michael Jackson. After that first night, Michael asked Bill to be the head of security. Bill said yes without understanding what that truly meant. He was one button away from quitting when Paris Jackson thanked him for being there. He takes the job but asks Jeff to hire someone else to help. Jeff hires his cousin Javon Beard. Although it’s Javon’s first security job, he takes it seriously and he is excited to meet Michael Jackson. As time goes by, they get closer to Michael and his 3 children, but at the expense of their paychecks. As 5 months go by without either getting paid, Michael is getting increasingly paranoid and losing more money each day. With new management around, Bill and Javon get edged out.  As they sit in the Conrad Murray deposition, they recount the money, the fighting, and the loneliness of the King that wanted to be a man.

Based on the book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, it’s hard it tell if Michael was in denial about, delusional about, or protecting his children from his money troubles. You start to feel sorry for is confining life. He became the king of pop but a prisoner of his own fame. It is a heartwarming story of a father protecting his children. This move does become distracting because the lead can not mask his British accent. Imitating Michael’s icon voice is hard enough but the actor accent comes through on several occasions. After a few minutes, it becomes all you can focus on. You will forget this is a movie from the bodyguards’ perspective, and focus on just Michael. So if you can get past the accent, see this movie to get an in-depth view of Michael Jackson; the man, the son, the father.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

I meant 25 – Bill

So I can trust you – Michael

You need to stop running around the world and settle in one place – Katherine Jackson

Wait, what am I suppose to do? – Javon

And why don’t ya get the security trailer down here? It’s heated – roman

What’s that got to do with anything – Grace

I wish we could go back to Neverland – Prince

I’m his father. I will always be here – Joe Jackson

He owes me money – Randy Jackson

I destroyed it – Feldman

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Sinister Minister – Review

Sinister Minister – Lifetime – 2 hours and 3 minutes

Sinister Minister

Trish and Siena move to a new town for a fresh start. Trish hopes to get over her ex and her daughter Siena will start doing better in school. Trish’s first stop is the local church. Pastor DJ is taking command of the congregation and Trish captures his attention. After being fired from her job, Trish is offered a position working for the pastor. At first, things are innocent but they are attracted to eath other. The problem: his wife. But when his wife dies tragically, he goes to Trish for support. Siena is disgusted because she knows the pastor is being very inappropriate. It’s not long before Trish and DJ are engaged, but DJ is getting closer to Siena.  This makes Trish uncomfortable because she can see that Siena and DJ are keeping secrets.  When Siena runs away, Trish gets sick, and Siena’s father dies, DJ has to be supportive of everyone. Or at least they think he is being supportive.

Based on a true story, DJ (as evil as he is) is the best character in this movie. He has got everyone in the town wrapped around his finger. In the beginning, Det. Leslie and Siena see through his charming demeanor, however, Siena starts to fall prey. Siena, a bratty teen, often acts wiser than her mother. But when she creates a secret relationship with DJ, she is another lamb to the slaughter. If you watch this movie, watch it only to cheer for the bad guy. It will make it truly enjoyable.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

God put this love in our hearts. And if he did, it can’t be wrong – DJ

You both are disgusting – Siena

Heaven forbid – Trish

Trish, I agreed with everything you said – John

You need to think about why that is Trish – Leslie

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All For Love – Review

All For Love – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes

All For Love

Jo is working hard to create her next book after her last book received such horrible reviews. Her publisher Diana wants to put a lot of promotion behind the book, but when she does the first read through, she realizes Jo will need some help. Jo’s book is about a woman falling in love with a Navy Seal and to make sure it’s accurate, Diana knows a Navy Seal who can help, her brother Colin. Colin, tough as nails boot camp director, is determined to make sure her book detailed to the letter of a Navy Seals actions, duties, and supplies. However, Colin feels that giving direction is not enough, Jo must train like a Seal to respect what their do and their sacrifice. On the first day, she runs the team the wrong way with bad clothing, a snarky attitude, and she can’t swim. The second day is worse because she doesn’t show it. This infuriates Colin who understands that lack of commitment could lead to a Seal’s death. She apologizes and makes training her priority. As she takes her pledge seriously, she gains Colin’s attention and attraction. However, he has to start a new boot camp in New Zeland. Jo wants to stay put and endorse her book. How far can their commitment go?

While this does follow the arch of two people hating each other before they fall in love, this is a story about honor and commitment. Colin shows the true meaning of being a soldier and the sacrifices they must make to serve. Jo’s carefree attitude can be seen as a direct opposite, but she doesn’t feel that way. She feels they are both working hard to accomplish a goal.  So the same commitment she puts into writing, she puts into training. She bonds with her team and helps Colin grow. Notice his flowers as the movie progresses on. This is a good movie to DVR and watch. Plus it has some great laughs.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

Well at least you didn’t say they complete each other – Colin

First thing I learned about literature is that you never believe what you read – Diana

I am not shouting. This is my being tough voice – Colin

This way I get to find out what happens next – Molly

Yeah, that’s what makes it fun – Jo

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