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Dangerous Seduction – Review
Dangerous Seduction – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Posey – a medical artist – is looking for some excitement to help build up her confidence. She hopes the confidence boost will give her to courage land her dream job. While her fiance, Tom, wants to help, he just misses the mark. Posey tries to dress sexy, tries experimenting in bed, and even tries visualizing herself with confidence but nothing works. Her cousin and best friend Laura thinks her only problem is Tom. So when Posey meets a sexy stranger named Jack, she is carefully intrigued. She considers cheating on Tom but continues to flirt with the razor’s edge. And to make matters worse, a few women she has had brief contact with, died. Posey has no idea that Jack is working with Stella and Charlie to kidnap these women for a man named Alex. Alex turns them into his personal sex slaves and kills them. To make matter worse, Stella believes that Alex will like Posey, so she sent Jack to kidnap her. Now Jack is slowly seducing Posey to make her Alex’s next victim.
It takes a while for this movie to make its point. By being so mysterious, you wonder when “it” will happen. You will start to lose interest as the storylines weave into each other. This movie should have started with a woman being kidnapped after talking to Jack. Then you would feel a sense of urgency when Posey met Jack. This movie is background noise with an interesting last 20 minutes.
I give it 2 out of 5 stars
So how was it for you – Posey
Stupid – Tom
She looks scared. I like that. – Stella
Tom’s great – Laura
No more girls – Jack
Stella, get rid of that man – Alex
Nanny Killer – Review
Nanny Killer – LMN – 2 hours and 2 minutes
Kate Jordan needs some money and quickly jumps at a summer babysitting offer for $20,000. She inquires about the children and their father tells Kate he has a son and a daughter. Jack is a precocious boy who loves archery and piano. He will be away for a few days at school but will join them at the vineyard soon. Rose is an artist that dreams of traveling to Paris. She will enroll in school over the summer but until then, she will require a full-time babysitter. Upon her arrival, Kate meets Ms. Grey – the housekeeper. She shows Kate the ropes and instantly approves of Kate. Kate starts to bond with Rose until Ms. Grey tells them some stressing news. Jack has been accused of harming another student and was removed from the school. He will be coming back to the vineyard early. Soon after his arrival, Rose is hurt, Kate is injured, and Ms. Grey consistently defends Jack. It will take a few dead bodies for Kate to learn the truth about Jack.
Kids can be the creepiest. But this movie ups the creep factor with a somewhat surprising twist. You will have the feeling that there is something more to the story, and you are right. But the twist will keep you watching. This movie has everything you want from Lifetime: murder, drama, and videotape. And just when Kate seems to have things under control, another piece of the puzzle is revealed. This movie will keep you on the hook. So, keep a light on.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
Because she’s smarter than you – Mrs. Grey
Will you please forgive me – Jack
But I missed the interview – Kate
Please don’t go – Rose
The Beach House – Review
The Beach House – Hallmark – 1 hour and 48 minutes
Caretta had returned to her hometown to visit her family. On the ride there, she gets the bad news that she has been fired. Caretta decides to keep the news from her mother Lovie in order to keep the visit pleasant. But Caretta is turned on her head to discover that Lovie’s given the main house to her son Palmer and she has an unwed, pregnant woman living with her at the beach house. While Caretta has secrets, Palmer and Lovie are keeping some from her. Soon all their secrets will come to head and The Beach House will be in the center. The Beach House has survived a hurricane, neglect, and a marriage, but can it survive one more summer with this family.
Based on The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe, this is a sweet, wholesome movie that covers southern female stereotypes, forgiveness, strength, and turtles. It handles the topics the only way Hallmark can – with class. However, this movie feels like a kick-off for the book series’s film adaptations. It just seems to go flat and does not solve any of the problems presented in the story. So hold off on this movie until the next one comes out. Then watch then back to back.
I give it 2 out of 5 stars
Anything to avoid my turtles – Lovie
You know nothing ever changes around her. Not the weather, not even accents – Palmer
It looks like paradise can use a little sprucing up – Caretta
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Stalker’s Prey – Review
Stalker’s Prey – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes
Laura, a rebel teen, sneaks off when her boyfriend to celebrate her birthday. During her fun with Nicholas, they are attacked by a shark. A boater, Bruce, sees them but can only save Laura. Bruce becomes a local hero and praised by Laura and her family. When Bruce asks Laura to come to a party, at first she is hesitant. But once Bruce assures her “it is not a date”, she agrees. It’s not long before Laura realizes there is more going on and wants out, but (once again), Bruce relaxes her fears. They spend a night together when Bruce calls her Ally. This slip leaves Laura curious about Bruce. But as Bruce pops up at the beach, her home, and her school, Laura wants him gone. Bruce will not take no for an answer. The shark is circling again, who will be left standing.
Creepy alert!!! This movie is the baby of Jaws and Fatal Attraction, but don’t forget there are 2 sharks in the water: a literal shark and a figurative shark (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). It doesn’t take long for this movie to crank up the crazy, but it keeps it going at a nice pace. It has a good body count, strong story line, and well written creepy (albeit handsome) bad guys. Now, the biggest twist is a little predictable but hang in for the smaller twist. They will have you saying OMG. So sit back and have fun with this thriller.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
Ms. Wilcox, you left your lights on – Nicholas
Me and my invisible friend over there are going to go so I can die – Bree
Why are you yelling – Chloe
There he is. The man of the hour – Sandy
My only regret is that I couldn’t get there sooner. Then we could have been celebrating two saved lives – Bruce
I will never forget what happen and I will never forget him – Laura
Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery – Review
Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Aurora could not imagine that after getting a warning from Captain Burns, he would fall out of the sky … literally. He was stabbed and pushed out of a plane and onto her front lawn. She and Sally (her best friend) can’t believe what they have witnessed, but with the help of “The Real Murder Club”, Aurora is on the case. She observes 2 things about the killer. First, the killer can fly a plane. Second, the killer is strong enough to push a body out of a plane. During the investigation, Laura’s questioning everyone she possibly can. But when her boss, Lillian, is hurt and her boyfriend, Martin, is framed and attacked, she must act fast. Her future depends on this case.
Based on the book, Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery by Charlaine Harris (Book 5), this mystery has more turns than a merry-go-round (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). The killer and his/her plot isn’t obvious and no one is safe. While the movie lags in the middle, it picks up at the beginning and the end. This will lead you to be distacted and wander in thought. For this reason DVR this movie, so you can rewind if necessary.
I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
Maybe to you. I find it frivolous – Lilian
Do yourself a favor and stay out of this one – Captain Burns
Don’t look at me. I barely know the man – Martin
I am a reporter – Sally
Someone did and they left me flowers – Aurora
I’m not a quitter – arthur
If that’s all they have, I am worried about our police force – Ida
Double Mommy – Review
Double Mommy – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes
Jess woke up at home with flashes of last night’s party. She remembers not drinking a drop alcohol and having her boyfriend’s best friend, Brent, drive her home. She starts trying to piece the night together when she gets a big surprise. Her boyfriend, Ryan, wants to make up and start dating again. Eight weeks later, Jess learns she is pregnant with twins. Urgently, Ryan’s mother ask for a DNA test. Ryan is quick to defend Jess, but Jess gives in. However no one is ready for the news. Ryan is the father … but to only one twin. At that moment, Jess puts the party night together. She was raped by Brent and reports him to the police. Brent and his family immediately band together and fight. Brent starts shaming Jess on social media and in school. Nevertheless, when Brent is discovered to be the father of the second twin, his nice guy image starts to unravel.
Hang on to your seats, this one is a bumpy ride. You will go through ever emotion possible sadness, love, anger, fustrations, shock, amazement, and pure hate in 2 hours. At times Jess is too guliable, but it makes for great character development at the end. Ryan is in the top running for boyfriend of the year. Ryan is the anti-Lifetime male character. Brent, on the other hand, is the character you like to hate. But his parents, take the cake. As they become overly involved in their son’s innocent, you can’t help but to hate them and pitty Brent … a smidge. This is a really good movie with more than one twist. So be ready and pay full attention.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
Where are we – Jess
No one tells me no – Brent
All I ever wanted was a son I could be proud of; not humiliate me – Scott
Who’s gonna want you now – Kristine
I hope that you are both very proud of your son – Trish
I hate him, but I won’t hate his baby – Ryan
Thanks feel great – Jess
I was just hoping I could see my grandson – Candice
Campfire Kiss – Review
Campfire Kiss – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Dana is an 8th-grade math teacher and divorce mom of one that is wound a little too tight. She wants to connect with her 12-year-old son, Arthur, but he thinks she is not cool and she treats him like a baby. Steve owns a sporting good store and a divorce father of one that has a reputation as the fun dad. His 13-year-old daughter, Lacey, is more connected to her phone, boys, and friends than her father. Both Dana and Steve want to reconnect with their children, so they plan a fun 4 day camping trip at Bear Creek Mountain. Both parents are trying to keep their spirits up for their kids until they see each other. Before the trip, they saw each other at Steve’s store … and it was not a good first impression. Now at the mountain, and camping next to each other, the two will help each other and the other’s child. But what can go wrong … well … how about one ex-wife. Let’s see where this goes.
This movie has great chemistry between the two main characters and teaches important lessons for parents and adults. It teaches:
- You don’t have to be fun all the time
- You don’t have to hover over your children
- Being smart is cool
- Be confident
Even though you can figure out the ending, Hallmark movies are about the journey. It’s fun to watch character missteps over cappuccino makers, bear scares, geocaching, and archery. You will get a couple of good laughs and awws while watching the pair come together and connect with the children. This is a fun movie to have in the background while making with S’mores or a pie.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
What about the early worm? He gets eaten – Arthur
I teach probability. I know exactly what can happen – Dana
Nice meeting you – Tabitha
I held up a finger – Steve
To convince yourself it was a good idea – Beverly
Holly says studying is for losers – Lacey