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A Bride's Revenge (2019)
Like the actresses - the story is a bit déjà vu
I like Katie Leclerc from Switched at Birth. It's great to see her in a Lifetime thriller. She plays the new fiancé of a man whose crazy ex starts insinuating her way into the couple's lives. The crazy one is quite pretty too.
The twist explanation is a bit cliched. The secret sibling? Hasn't that been done too many times?
OK for one watch.
Terrified at 17 (2019)
Amateurish but one saving grace
It should have been a good movie with multiple personality disorder as a theme. Lindsay Hartley isn't quite up to playing all the different personalities and the director doesn't help. The different personalities are hard to differentiate.
The story lacks subtlety. Not well written.
Each one of the personalities is more annoying than the last. They are all idiots. Only the ending is quite amusingly satisfying.
Intensive Care (2018)
Very straightforward stalker but ok for one watch
No surprises here. From the get go we are introduced to the wacko of the week - a jilted guy who kills his ex Girlfriend then falls for the doctor in the hospital after he stages a murder suicide.
Sometimes a twist is good and this one is just too much plain sailing. The acting by the wacko is very obvious.
The Romanoffs (2018)
Brilliantly original collection of jewels
Each one of these stories is original and different yet linked by the theme - the Romanov family descendants around the world. Don't be put off by the assassination opening sequence that may seem tacky.
I don't want to discuss the plot of any of them because that would spoil the surprise in store. They were like Faberge eggs. Each one has some unique quality original funny exciting dramatic scary and some are such transporting experiences. There is so much plot that some feel like entire movies in their own right. The brilliant collection of actors particularly Corey Stoll, Diane Lane and Christina Hendricks are given such great material to work with. The only weaker one is the 4th one starring Amanda Peet which was underwhelming compared to the rest. My favourites are episodes 3,5 and 7. The first and last are terrific ways to open and close the series.
A complete delight - please renew this show.
One Winter Proposal (2019)
A boring proposal
These follow up Hallmark movies are generally not that interesting and this one is a point in case. All the excitement here consists of when he will propose. Little issues of her book and his business are so mundane.
The 2 leads make a nice looking couple. There just isn't enough story for a movie. An unnecessary sequel.
Deadly Switch (2019)
better than the usual tv thriller
A foreign exchange student from
Scotland - at least they used a real Scottish actress, feels scared and moves in with a helpful girl and she turns out to have a resemblance to her dead sister. For spring break they return to the small town where the helpful girl comes from and there's some creepiness going on including over protective parents. A Stepford like conspiracy is in the air.
It's better than the usual standard stalker fare. Teri Polo and Dylan Walsh play the parents so the cast is better than average for TV movie thriller.
Worth a watch.
On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Well intentioned but miscast
This well meaning movie shows the discrimination RBG faced as a woman lawyer and her struggle to win her first landmark case on sexual discrimination. It's a dry topic but the movie tries hard to make it interesting. A bit more scope on her subsequent accomplishments would have been better than just spending all the time on one case.
The casting is puzzling. Felicity Jones is wrong for the role. She has a sweet English face. Not only does she not have the physical look of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she doesn't act passionately intellectual. Armie Hammer is just too tall and too good looking for the role of Martin Ginsburg. Totally out of place. What were they thinking?
Not as good as it could have been.
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
Funny duo in Europe
Both Mila and Kate's talents are used well in this European trip spy comedy spoof. The car chase fights are funny and the violence is comical and original. Laugh out loud at times and unexpectedly so. It's not easy to be originally funny but they are here.
A Veteran's Christmas (2018)
Pretty veteran and judge fall in love
A bit different from the usual Hallmark Christmas movie - no little business that need saving. A pretty veteran Elioise Mumford who deals with dogs has a car accident and meets a single eligible judge Sean Faris.
They are both likeable if a little if unrealistically photogenic. They do have chemistry.
If you have to choose 1 Hallmark movie for this Christmas this would be an okay one.
Healing Hands (2018)
Hand that Rocks the Cradle formula
A girl poses as caregiver to avenge her fathers death. It's the same formula as The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. It is fairly interesting and it works.
The difference here is an autistic child. Other than that it's not too great.
Ok for one watch but not a must see.
Long Lost Daughter (2018)
Different kind of obsession
Slightly different type of obsession here where a couple who lost their young girl after she goes missing thinks that this young teacher 20 years later is her.
Starts off fairly plausible then gets far fetched as they go psycho and kidnap her.
Why didn't she just some DNA?
Anyway it's not unwatchable but not great either.
Stalked by a Reality Star (2018)
Unlikely scenario of a reality star who becomes obsessed with a teenage girl. Why her? No good reason. Things play out routinely by Lifetime thriller standards.
Not a must watch.
My Daughter's Ransom (2019)
Implausible and irritating
After her daughter is taken by her ex con ex boyfriend a woman has to follow his instructions to get her back including alienating everyone in her life and getting money to pay him. It isn't believable how he can keep tabs on her every move. And it's annoying how she has to do all these things but you want to see it to the end.
Not a must watch.
The Mule (2018)
Very watchable story - charming Eastwood
It is admirable that Clint Eastwood in his late eighties can still do so much on and off screen.
This interesting story draws the viewer in and the character gets the sympathy. It's cute and fun to see how he shuffles along as an elderly driver of cocaine.
After just watching Narcos Mexico this is a welcome change with the comic relief aspect. Michael Pena is everywhere now DEA in both shows. The supporting cast is A list with DEA agent Bradley Cooper.
Worth a watch.
An abused girl gets raped and kidnapped
A girl is kidnaped and raped while blindfolded but when she is released no one believes her except a cop played by David James Elliot.
Her family members are unbelievable. Her freaking grandma and Mother are worse than the perp! Allowing her to be abused.
The actress is sweet and acts well. Things get interesting when they start to solve the crime.
Locked In (2017)
Atmospheric thriller by Lifetime standards
This suspense movie a darker tone than usual for Lifetime. Josie Davis stars as a woman who lives on an isolated farm with her daughter. After losing her husband in a robbery she becomes nervous and housebound. Josie acts quite well. Her daughter discovers some money on the property.
Ryan Paevey acts as a mysterious man who supposedly runs out of gas and takes shelter during a storm. Is he here for the money?
It's quite involving to see what happens.
Hope at Christmas (2018)
She doesn't deserve him
This is really the epitome of fantasy for housewives. A rather testy and irritating divorced mom goes back to a small town for Christmas. There, a hot guy conveniently widowed is all sensitive and kind and totally into her. What a perfect guy would be so gaga for a single mom. She can treat him badly and it's alright cause it's Hallmark. The little drama at the end is annoying.
Hallmark should concentrate on making slightly different stories for their Christmas movies. It's the same story again. Give up big city for small town.
Christmas in Palm Springs (2014)
A couple of meddling kids try to get their parents to fix their marriage over the Christmas in Palm Springs while handling some work projects.
Dina Meyer is pretty as always and she is paired with her Starship Troopers costar Patrick Muldoon. They are likeable together.
The story isn't that interesting and the kids are a little annoying. As far as these holiday movies go it's an average story with a nice cast.
Framed by My Fiancé (2017)
Interesting and involving premise. A nurse and her high flying lawyer fiancé are in a car accident that kills the other driver. He frames her for it to protect his career.
Katrina Bowden is the nurse and she is quite watchable. The scumbag fiancé is played by Jason Shane Scott. It's quite fun to see how she gets justice with the dead man's wife.
A Mother's Worst Fear (2018)
Mom to the rescue
The Taken formula usually works to get you interested. So this abduction and rescue movie starts fairly involving.
Katrina Begin is attractive as ex hostage negotiator Mom. A slew of other familiar faces helps make this more watchable. Joey Lawrence as cheating Dad, David Chokachi as ex partner cop who helps Mom.
Some rather lame things like accusing her ex partner of taking her daughter. The perpetrator is kind of pathetic.
Ok for one watch but not great.
Sisters in Crime (2018)
Hostage drama - pretty standard but watchable
This is a Lifetime hostage drama. The story is quite formula. A Wife and mother meets up with a childhood best friend who is involved with a bag guy. Her family gets held at gun point while she has to go retrieve some incriminating evidence from her office.
The cast is attractive. Rosslyn Luke is pretty and watchable. The villain looks too clean cut.
Too much back and forth with the gun during the final fight sequences.
Ok for one watch.
The Neighborhood Watch (2018)
Quite exciting and involving
Interesting premise and good execution. A widow moves in recently to a gated community near her Mother in law's retirement home. She falls for the son of another retiree. Meanwhile one of the neighbours who is involved in security obsesses over her. Not much of a surprise who the villain is. It's pretty obviously revealed quite early on. But things are quite scary for Lifetime standards as he goes after her mother in law etc.
Worth a watch.
The Girl in the Bathtub (2018)
Poor choices make poor viewing
The girl in question isn't that interesting. The story isn't that unique either - no unusual murder. It's just about a girl who mixed pills and booze and drowned in her tub.
The story shows her various lovers, straight laced, married, douche bag lawyer, etc. The actress Caitlin acts well.
In the end though this is Not worth making a movie about.
He Knows Your Every Move (2018)
A cautionary tale - quite educational stay around for the later part
This movie is a little slow initially when it comes to getting the wackoness going but at least it's not too far fetched. It turns into a pretty good cautionary tale.
A woman sends her computer for repair. Somehow this guy gets her info and woos her knowing all the things in common. He's a bit too intense and they break up and then things start getting interesting when he starts doing things with the information. Cash draining from her bank account, fake reviews in her name, sabotaging her work with risqué photos, plagiarism etc. The things people can do with online identity range far beyond just credit card fraud. It's quite eye opening.
The cast is nice - Rosalie the main actress is pretty. Drew Seeley has been doing some Lifetime wackos lately and he's pretty effective.
Worth a watch.
A Friend's Obsession (2018)
Colleague is the wack job of the week
Drew Seeley stars as the wack of the week, a geeky tech guy who obsesses over his colleague played by Karissa Lee Staples. He carefully offs her fiance, she relocates then he offs her nasty new boss, injures her new boyfriend. Drew plays it quite well - he's not really that geeky just man bangs and a creepy stare. So he acts quite well as mama's boy as well. It's all quite tongue in cheek funny. The supporting cast is quite good too with Kayla Ewell as her sister and Brian Ames as the new boyfriend.
Worth a watch.