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Get Out Alive – LMN – 2 hours
Lucy and Greg Foresters marriage is crumbling after Lucy, a lawyer, caught Greg, history professor, kissing another woman. Seeing their friends become increasingly unhappy, James and Serena invite Lucy and Greg to go to an off-grid couple’s retreat called 2nd Chance Retreat. James and Serena feel that this retreat will help the Foresters as much has it has helped them. The moment they arrive, Lucy questions their extreme security, intrusive medical examines, and horrifying psychological test. Her intuition only grows when she has accidents, guests disappear, and surveillance cameras are discovered. Soon, she and Greg are on the same page and must Get Out Alive.
You watch this movie completely in hindsight. You know Lucy’s suspicions are correct because of the first 5 minutes, but you don’t what is wrong. It’s not a who-done-it, but why-do-they-do-it. This makes this movie fun to watch. Don’t miss one minute of this movie or you will be lost. Of course, this can be a little cheesy at times, but that is to be expected. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars
Something tells me this is not going to be an ordinary trip – Lucy Forester
You’re worth more dead than alive – Female Shooter
The Stepchild – LMN – 2 hours 2 minutes
Ashley has spent sometime in a mental hospital because she was unresponsive after finding her father’s dead body. The police believe Ashley’s father interrupted a home invasion and was killed. However, Ashley is feeling better and her therapist gives her the “OK” to go home. With both biological parents dead, Ashley tries to adjust to life at home, but her dreams and memories make her uneasy. Ashley is worried that her father’s business partner, John, is less than honest with shady business dealings, angry outburst, and a suspicious past. Ashley tries to warn her stepmother, Beth, and boyfriend, Mike, that John killed her father. Beth, John, and Ashley’s therapist believe that stress and post traumatic stress disorder has triggered her genetic predisposition for paranoid schizophrenia. Soon Ashley is back in the hospital trying to convince everyone that she is not crazy. Only time will tell.
LMN gives a familiar story with a different but Lifetime twist. LMN fans have come to learn that the obvious answer is 100% wrong. This movie is a slow build with a quick paced ending. The 1st hour can be skipped without missing the full jest of the movie. This is a good movie to DVR or have in the background while you are accomplishing another task. Its not a must see, but a good-to-see movie.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
Guilty. I feel guilty when it breaks – Ashley
Don’t sit there. That’s my dad’s chair – Ashley
911 Nightmare – Lifetime Movie Network – 2 hours
Christine, a 911 dispatcher, has been disabled for six months while recuperating from a gun shot wound she received while on duty as a police officer. During the shooting, she lost her father and her sense of purpose. Then Christine receives a 911 call that turns her world upside down. She gets a call from a little boy that she believes is a prank, so she hangs up. The next day she learns that the little boy’s friend was murdered. Christine is racked with guilt, while on trial by her job, the news, and social media. After she is suspended from her job as a dispatcher, she learns the victim’s parents are being accused of the crime. Christine’s cop instincts tell her the detectives are wrong and she launches her own investigation.
This movie is good for the first 15 minutes and the last 30 minutes. The middle is a bore. They force an unnecessary romance to spice things up up a bit. But like with relationships; if you need to spice it up, it’s over. Then the movie jumps from drama, to mystery, to romance, to horror, to medical. In other words, it’s all over the place. This movie can be skipped.
I give it 2 out of 5 stars
There’s a boogie man in the house – 911 Caller
I’m gonna make this right – Christine