Not Cinderella’s Type by Jenni James

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Five years ago I read my first Caty Callahan novel and fell in love with her stories which featured young people with wholesome values falling in love (the Bride Lottery and Marriage Lottery series).  Then she came out with the … Continued

Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 by George Orwell

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell was written in 1949 right after World War II.  At that time there were a lot of people who were ignorant about what atrocities took place during the war, especially throughout Europe.  Hitler’s rise … Continued

Black Fly Season by Giles Blunt

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Black Fly Season by Giles Blunt is the third novel in the John Cardinal detective series.  It’s a Canadian author and so the character lives in the fictional Algonquin Bay, Ontario which is I believe actually Lake Nipissing.  This was … Continued

Seven Seconds

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Seven Seconds is a Netflix original TV series written by a Canadian screenplay writer.  It’s supposed to be about a black kid who is killed by a white cop in what is described as a hate crime.  That’s not what … Continued

Betrayed

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Betrayed is a very old film that has maintained its ability to bring fear to its viewers.  It’s a love story, a story about hate, and a story about true evil.  10 out of 10 stars.  This should be required … Continued

American Fable

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American Fable is a 2016 American gothic fairytale.  It takes place in the heartland of America, the Midwest.  5 out of 10 stars.  I was underwhelmed. Eleven year old Gitty spends her days walking the cornfields of her Midwestern farm … Continued

Lavender

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Lavender is a ghost story and a thriller.  It’s scary, so watch it with others in the room.  10 out of 10 stars. Ignore the negative reviews across the internet for this film.  I’m not sure why it was picked … Continued

Autumn Dreams

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Autumn Dreams is a made for TV film for the Hallmark Channel. If you know what to expect from a Hallmark TV movie then you won’t be disappointed.  6 out of 10 stars.  Not the best on television, but not … Continued

222 (film)

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2:22 is an unusual love story and also a story of reincarnation and changing your fate.  8 out of 10 stars.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Dylan is an air traffic controller and Sarah works in an art gallery.  The day … Continued

Grow, Cook, Eat by Willi Galloway

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Grow, Cook, Eat is about growing your own food, a subject that is near and dear to my heart. Maybe I’ve watched too many zombie apocalypse movies or maybe I’m just a homesteader at heart, but I think the world … Continued

Mindhunter

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Mindhunter is a 2017 series modeled after the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, that secret division of the FBI that profiles serial killers. They do other stuff, but that’s what we know them for. The series and its cases are taken … Continued

Star Trek Discovery

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Star Trek Discovery is the latest in the Star Trek franchise. This time out we’ve gone back to the era pre-Captain Kirk. The setting is the war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. We get to see the 12 … Continued

Happy Halloween 2017

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If you’re looking for new horror films to add to your Halloween movie-a-thon, here are our picks: 1922 1922 is a Stephen King novella set in rural Nebraska during the year 1922. The novella is not nearly as dramatic as … Continued

Worst Films of 2017

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The Mist The Mist was a horror novella written by Stephen King.  The TV series is loosely based on that novella with some pretty awful writing and casting.  A small town in Maine nestled in the middle of mountains comes … Continued

The Dressmaker

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The Dressmaker is a revenge story and a love story all wrapped up in one.  It has a tragic ending, so prepare yourself.  Grab those tissues.  You’re going to need them. The film begins with a beautiful woman getting off … Continued

Worst Films of 2017

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More of the worst films of 2017.  Seriously bad. 13 Reasons Why The idea behind this film (and the original novel) is an interesting one, a girl who commits suicide plots it ahead of time by leaving several audiocassettes in … Continued

Black Field

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Black Field is a Canadian film, but it’s not half bad.  Bleak and dark, but it does have a happy ending. Two Scottish sisters, Maggie and Rose, live alone on an isolated Canada farm after their parents and brother die. … Continued

Cold Comes the Night

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This is an interesting little film I never heard of before I watched it.  It has a very clever ending, very unexpected. Chloe is a young mother working as a night clerk at a motel.  In exchange for working there, … Continued

The Killing Field

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The Killing Field is an Australian film about a serial killer haunting the small backward town of Mingara, population 1,527.  I fell in love with the song featured in the first three minutes of this film.  Sadly it was pulled … Continued

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