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No One Would Tell (1996)
I know this story and used to live in a town twenty minutes away!
This was a very sad story that happened in a town twenty minutes away from where I used to live. In fact the girl's parents and the father of Beth Brodie came to my school to do a seminar on dating and domestic violence. I had the pleasure of meeting them. There is a sad part unfortunately, the two boys (this includes Beth Brodie's ex/killer) are both now eligible for Parole. Even though they originally weren't Massachusetts passed a new law that people 16 and under at the time of their crimes is now eligible. I hope they never get out.
Candace Cameron and Fred Savage give excellent performances in this movie. This movie is extremely vital for ALL teens to see. It will help them learn and recognize the red flags of abuse.
She Made Them Do It (2013)
Sarah Jo Pender Is Innocent!
I CANNOT be anymore clear about that. None of the evidence that she was convicted on makes any sense whatsoever. The prosecutor who put her behind bars and used to refer to her as "a female Charles Manson" even now admits he made a mistake. He is now helping to get her out.
Besides the great acting, this movie is so cheesy it stinks to the bowels of bloody hell. It is also has a complete choppy sense of direction, is inaccurate, cheap production, bad script. Also, the arrest takes place within just ten minutes from the beginning of the movie. They could have waited a little longer.
I only give this movie three out of yen stars because the only thing good about it is the acting.
900 Women (2001)
This is a great documentary. It shows some of the realities of prison, and why it's not a pleasant place to go. It's a good learning tool for young people. Not just at risk young people but all.
Now as for the women they primarily focused on, one being Marjorie Braggs, serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence. She sees her grandchildren regularly. However, she should not give her grandchildren false hope by telling them she will be home someday. It's not going to happen.
Another inmate Mary Riley, who goes to warden Jones wanting a cemetery to be built on the prison grounds is asking too much. She has been a problem most of her life as well. As the warden puts it: "you've been your own worst enemy."
Then there is keanau Reeves who after three years in prison enters rehab but relapses. Also, Heather Heather Zeringue who after being denied parole had to serve out her last eight months. Then the death row inmate Antoinette Frank who killed a New Orlans cop that was her partner and two children of a Vietnamese couple who owned a restaurant.
Very Good, Almost as Good as the Other Movie!
This is a very good movie, I give it 8 out of 10 stars. It is almost as good as, "A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story." The reason this film falls short of a 10 star rating is because of the cast choice. No one can top Virginia Madsen's performance as Carolyn Warmus. While Jenny Roberts does a very good job, she does not even come close to Virginia's.
The story of Carolyn Marie Warmus is sad and twisted. She was a very desperate woman. She wanted and craved love like a vampire craves blood. Paul Solomen (Micheal Carlin in this movie,) was not the first attached man with whom she had an affair and stalked. As far back as high school she had been displaying this behavior.
The pattern would go this way: she would start dating an attached man, when the feeling was gone for him he would try and break it off and she would throw a tantrum, then she would stalk them in an effort to get them back. Eventually she would move on.
Then Paul Solomen came along. When he tried to break it off she killed his wife. Afterword as usual she stalked him and his daughter. She sent gifts and notes. But when he made it very clear that he didn't want her she flipped out, landing in a mental hospital. My favorite part is when he calls her and says "Carolyn, listen to me, get this through your head, no more notes, no more gifts, no more nothing. I never want to see or hear from you again, got it." LOL!
I'm a future csi and criminologist who is currently in college for this and this film even freaked me out!
This is truly a terrifying film made even more disturbing by the fact that it is true. It is worse than any horror or fiction can be. I only give it 10/10 stars because it's made so well and so accurate.
Karla Homolka, is not only just as guilty and bad as Paul Bernardo, but is more psychopathic due to her lack of conscience, remorse, taking responsibility, etc. She should still be in prison. She scammed the crown. I'm surprised her family did not disown her. I would have. How could you not?
She is even allowed to have her own kids. WTF? I'm sorry but anyone who did what she did should not be allowed within a 1,000 feet of anyone under 18. I hope it follows and haunts her for the rest of her life.
Choppy and Cheesy Movie!
This is absolutely one of the most terrible movies I have ever seen in my life. This is based mostly on the media and court of public opinion. As usual in this case at least, they are doing everything they can to make the Ramseys look guilty. Well I ask you this would guilty people give a writing sample or other things that they gave the police? In the U.S. we have Due Process of Law that we follow, not conviction by the media.
Now onto the movie. Cheap production, bad acting, routine script, and only an hour long. The only real good production was the Christmas tree and the green spiral staircase. The only good part in the movie is when JonBenet sings "Colorado Sweetheart."
I rate this movie as a terrible piece of crap with no promise. No wonder it received such horrendous ratings and reviews. I would never ever watch it again.
This woman got a totally raw deal from the justice system!
Donna Yacklich was a battered woman who was trapped and beaten mercilessly. She tried desperately to get away from Dennis Yaklich with no success whatsoever. He was a very nasty sociopath who took steroids and lifted weights obsessively. He was also a police officer who abused his position in society.
I find it sickening that Donna got such a harsh sentence, 40 years to life. I think she should have been fully acquitted of the crime. She had nowhere to turn. Where was she suppose to go? Not the cops obviously he was one of them. Do you know how hard it is to get around that.
I have read the book and seen the movie. They are both excellent. The only thing that was not necessary in the movie was when Mr.Simon died. Why have someone die if they did not die in real life? After their father dies Rachel reluctantly agrees to step in and help Beth get on her feet. This is at the urging of a social worker who is in charge of Beth's plan of care. Beth is Rachel's mentally challenged sister who rides the cities buses all day, everyday. Beth is very ridged in her ways.
While staying with her Rachel learns a lot about her. She does not like Beth's unhealthy and unproductive lifestyle and lack of goals. She wants Beth to get a job. Beth can't keep a job because of her inability to deal with authority. That also has to do with why I don't like Beth. It's because of her attitude, because she's rude and primitive. She thinks she can just walk into the driver's room and use the bathroom whenever she wants. She can't. She should get a job. There are ones she can do.
Great movie to see. I really recommend it.
Small Sacrifices (1989)
Farrah Fawcett Gives a Superb Acting Job in This Film!
I have been a fan of Farrah Fawcett ever since I first saw her performance in "The Burning Bed." She no doubt plays just as good in this film. I was sad when she died.
I'm going to read the book that this movie is based on. Diane Downs was an eccentric, enigmatic, cold-hearted selfish person who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted. She even went to the extreme of killing her one daughter and trying to kill her other daughter and her son just so she could be with a man. Scummy bitch.
Of course when she is questioned by the authorities she gives them this bogus story that when her and her kids were driving down a dark road some bushy haired guy flagged them down claiming to need help. She also tells them that he then brandished a gun and fired at them. How ridiculous is that? Nobody would stop on a dark street in the middle of nowhere and let a total stranger get near them like she claimed.
Diane got away with it for awhile but she finally got caught, thank God. Also, I'm glad she was sentenced to two life terms plus some other additional time. She deserves it. I'm also happy that the DA in that case adopted her two surviving children. They deserve loving and caring parents, not a scumbag like her.
Precious Victims (1993)
Not What I Expected!
I read the book by district attorney Don W. Weber who prosecuted this case and when I heard it was made into a movie I wanted to see it. Last Friday when I heard it was going to be on the Lifetime Movie Network I turned it on and watched the whole thing.
When the credits rolled I was bewildered by what I had just seen. This was one of the lamest movies I have ever seen. Lorali Simms is abducted within the first ten minutes of the movie and Robert does not show up for another ten. There is also no looking back on Paula's childhood, only a brief mention of the accident that killed her brother. It may have provided some insight to her wacked out mind if they had provided more information about her childhood.
A really disappointing thing is that Don W. Weber was the author of the book and yet there are only a few scenes of him in the movie. What a waste of two hours of my life that I will never get back.