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Movie Review: Luckiest Girl Alive

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Summary

Ani spent most of her adult life building the ideal life. She had the perfect wealthy and handsome fiancé, working as a journalist in New York. Having the perfect facade to hide her insecurities and frustrations became very difficult when she was invited to be in a true crime documentary about her high school life. This was about a school shooting and bomb incident that was connected to her….

Will this documentary destroy her or release her?

Conclusion

This story was a common story that women hear often about victim-blaming. Women were told to be quiet to avoid attention, to dress conservatively to avoid attention and to not get drunk….

This movie was a reminder that it was important to follow your heart and be brave.

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Movie Review: Mr. Harrigan’s Phone

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Summary

Craig began to visit and read out loud books to the local billionaire in town, Mr. Harrigan at a young age. Years went by and Craig entered high school, where having the newest iPhone was the most fashionable thing. After receiving one for himself, Craig decided to buy one for Mr. Harrigan when Craig win some lottery money.

After spending a lot of time teaching Mr. Harrigan how to use the iPhone, it became the device that they used to communicate with.

One day, Mr. Harrigan passed away and was buried underground at the local cemetery. Rughf before they closed the casket, Craig placed Mr. Harrigan’s iPhone inside…..

Out of grief, Craig sent a text message to Mr. Harrigan’s iPhone….

Conclusion

This story by Steven King started out as a heart warming story of a young boy growing up and befriending an old gentleman. When the gentleman passed away, it became a huge blow to this young man. I also became saddened to hear of Mr. Harrigan’s death. I enjoyed this story of revenge and friendship that was great for the Halloween season without being overly gruesome.

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Movie Review: Day Shift

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Summary

Bud was working hard to support his family. His wife and daughter didn’t get to see him very much and this was ruining his relationship. But it wasn’t his pool cleaning job that was paying the bills. In reality, he was a vampire-hunter. Yes, vampires lived among the living by applying illegal sunscreen to protect from the sun!

Killing and handing in their fangs to the bureau, Bud would get paid in cash. However, the bureau didn’t like his way of hunting, so they sent the union head to monitor Bud’s ways. All was well till things got out of hand….

Conclusion

There was a ton of action. The fight scenes were well choreographed and smooth. The storyline was very typical. This was a fun movie with lots of heavy machinery and bloodshed.

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Netflix Movie: Spiderhead

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Summary

Jeff was incarcerated for a horrible car accident that cost the lives of his friends. One day, he was offered an opportunity to leave a typical prison and move to a luxury island.

This luxury island had one requirement: the agree to test mind altering drugs. The inmates in this penitentiary had the best food and environment to live in. No one was complaining.

However, Jeff became involved in one of the inmates and he didn’t want to test some of the drugs. There was something off about the warden…

Conclusion

The movie played on the human psyche. The struggle of right and wrong, the rights of a human being was prominent in the storyline.

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Netflix Movie: The Man From Toronto

Summary

Teddy was fired from his marketing position at a fitness centre. He decided not to let his wife know about another failure in his career. Instead, he booked a cabin for her birthday. However, due to a low toner situation, he couldn’t see the address clear enough on the booking sheet. So, he dropped her off at a spa and went to search for the cabin.

Unfortunately, this cabin was meant for a meeting between assassins! He became entangled in an international situation with an assassin named The Man From Toronto.

Now, what about his marriage?!

Conclusion

I was laughing at the humorous antics and enjoying the explosions! I liked the friendship and marriage storyline.

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Netflix Series: Man VS Bee

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Summary

Trevor was a separated Dad who couldn’t hold down a job. He would let down his family over and over again. Then, one day, he was hired to be a house sitter at a very wealthy couples’s mansion! Wow!

Unfortunately, Trevor became obsessed with the arrival of a bumble bee at the mansion. He used many different and exaggerated ways to try the get rid of the bee.

The mansion was in danger…..

Conclusion

I laughed like when I watched Mr. Bean. I really didn’t expect the ending and was very surprised by it. Great ending!

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Movie Review: Senior Year

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Summary

After waking up from a coma of twenty years, this 37 year old was determined to go back to high school and finish high school the way she planned….. She was a head cheerleader and fell into a coma after a cheerleading accident. When she woke up, she assumed life was the same as before…. Most of life was different, but her high school rival was still determined to destroy her even after all these years. Her rival married her high school boyfriend, who became infatuated with her again when he saw her!

What will happen when she forces herself to blend in and excel in the high school social zoo?

Conclusion

I actually enjoyed this movie. All the school bullies didn’t disappear even though the principal worked to become inclusive of everyone. I feel very much like her at times as I enjoy many of the past times of younger generations. Past times like social media, really help me to stay current. However, some people of my generation or older, don’t understand and even make fun of my involvement with younger generations.

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Netflix Series: Tomorrow

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Summary

A couple of Grim Reapers were assigned to monitor the leaps of the living beings’ negative energy. As the numbers rise, it was a sign that could lead to suicidal thoughts. One day, a young man was walking along the bridge and saw a man wanting to jump off. As he was trying to save this man, the Grim Reapers appeared as humans and tried to tell the young man to leave. The young man refused to leave because he believed that he could save that older man. Then, they both slipped and fell over…..

The young man sat up and discovered that he was in a coma! Temporarily, his soul was separated from his body, so he was assigned a new body, identity and even a new job! He was a Grim Reaper! What?!

Conclusion

I got extremely emotional on so many occasions. There were many triggers related to suicide, sexual harassment, slavery, war and much more. This was definitely not for sensitive viewers.

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Netflix Series: The Andy Warhol Diaries

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Summary

This series featured excerpts from the Andy Warhol Diaries book. The private life of Andy Warhol was displayed uncensored. That included his love life, his daily life and the gun shot incident. The intimate details into his thoughts during the rise of the AIDS epidemic among his friends really showed how anxious he was living each day.

The relationships that he developed in the art and entertainment industry helped to shape a lot of what we knew now as pop culture.

Conclusion

There was a bit of nudity that did catch me by surprise. However, I really learned a lot about how he was so forward in thinking and comfortable about being himself.

I have always been inspired by his art and really appreciate this series.

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Movie Review: Downton Abbey

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Summary

The King and Queen were staying over at the Downton for a night! For some of the staff, this was an exciting event, but for others, this was a hassle. What was all the fuss about? Why was there still a monarchy? Political questions began to rise. Then, there was the issue of the Queen’s lady-in-waiting, who had a dispute with the Dowager Countess, about the family inheritance. So many issues boiling up at one time!

What else could go wrong?

Conclusion

As a fan of the original series, I enjoyed this movie very much!

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