American Murder: The Family Next Door (Netflix Review)

Director; Jenny Popplewell
Documentary/Crime
1h 22 minutes
Streaming on Netflix

My stomach is turning just by watching the pictures, my soul was crushed when seeing this grim documentary, and my heart goes out to the families of the victims. The mother and those two little angels didn’t deserve such horrific faith, all because of a monster. To say it is gut-wrenching and soul-crushing is an understatement.

The documentary is based on the story that made massive headlines in 2018 – when Mrs. Watts and her two daughters were tragically murdered by the husband.

It is one hour and 22 minutes footage of details, facts, and personal home-videos leading up to the murder and reason behind it. It is thrilling and has you hooked within minutes of is beginning, and the tension rises as it moves forward to the finale of the story that will leave you heartbroken bawling your eyes out- unable to understand such outcome, action, and behavior from a person whom they loved so dearly.

It’s hard to watch, to see how someone can be capable of acting in such ways toward their own family, his own children. 7/10



The Possession of Hannah Grace (Netflix Review)

Director; Diederik Van Rooijen
Horror/Mystery
1h 26 minutes
Streaming on Netflix
Movie from 2018

A decent mystery flick with thriller splashes to entertain your dull and slow night. A movie that’ll somewhat semi-keep you hooked and interested throughout until the plot reveals itself. A horror that wasn’t too shabby, a dark script with good horror aspects, good acting by Shay Mitchell, and some great creep factors.

Megan (Mitchell) a former cop out of rehab due to PTSD lands a job as a graveyard shift-assistant in a city hospital morgue. After several bizarre moments caused by an evil entity stuck in one of the corpses, she must now face the horror of dealing with the evil supernaturals.

The Possession of Hannah Grace is no masterpiece, nor memorable, but it was worth a watch if you’re in the mood of some cringy, crawl-creeping, and uncomfortableness for an hour and a half. With a not-so-bad writing and story and great visual, atmosphere, and sound.
However, what I disliked about it was the little slow build-up to the reveal of the plot, because not much happened at first, so for almost one hour and 15 minutes, you are just cringing, holding your breath, thinking something big will go down and nada. I would’ve loved more creep scenes in the beginning, but there is character development + great creation of scenes such as isolation and closed spaces.

Strongly recommended. 5.5/10



Emily In Paris (Netflix Review)

Creator; Darren Star
Comedy/Romance/Drama
30 minutes
Season 1 streaming on Netflix

The genius behind Sex and the city, Younger, and Beverly Hills is back with another charming, fun, and stylish tv-show! One that will probably get some hate due to its stereotypes of the French, and a few clichés.
I, however, L O V E D it. I found the ensemble to be fantastic, and Lily Collins is a stunning, talented, young Aubrey Hepburn and Lucas Bravo is on the rise to be the new tv-boyfriend, a show to snuggle up to during these hard times and cold breeze of Autumn on its way.

Yes, it is painted as the French being mean and smoking too much. But, I’m sorry, I’ve been to Paris three times, and it was what I experienced. So, if they dislike being represented like that, then do something about it. Not once was I treated kindly, welcomed, or with a smile. I remember my wallet being stolen, and even the police were rude.
Plus, he got even more annoyed that I couldn’t speak the language.

The show revolves around Emily – an American expertise in marketing that is re-located to Paris to help them work on a new marketing perspective.
Her excitement is sadly greeted with a rude new boss and colleagues, ones who she tries to win over throughout the show, all while adapting to a new culture, friends, and boys.

I found it entertaining, lovable, and easy to watch. The fashion sense is a character itself just like it was on Sex and the city, the romantic and flirty aspect of it is represented as well, and so is the light drama.
I enjoyed it, and I deeply recommend it. 6/10



After We Collided (Review)

Director; Roger Kumble
1h 45 minutes
Drama/Romance
From 2020

Fifty Shades for the youngsters! It legit felt like every other scene was a sex scene, and after quite some time it actually loses the build-up passion and becomes boring – they ended up feeling unnecessary, and a few of them could’ve been skipped completely so other more important moments could’ve been included. There were a few plot holes but it is confirmed that we are getting two more movies, so hopefully, we’ll get some answers later on. For the one who has read the book, then I’m certain you’ll enjoy it, knowing what’s to come and you probably have those gaps filled, for us who haven’t read the hit novels, ends up being a little lost.

There was one scene in particular that my man and I ended up looking like two question marks. It was irrational and nowhere logical, it simply didn’t make any sense. It is a scene with Tessa and her mother, it was a massive overreaction and exaggeration from both parts, and everyone just sat there looking at the screen not understanding the outcome to a simple question.

If you’ve seen After then you are familiar with the sequel, here we get to once again hop on the young love train of Tessa and Hardin as they navigate through life, friends, and emotions.

It’s no masterpiece, but these days which film is? It was entertaining for the time being, and the acting isn’t too shabby.

Is it worth your time? Yes
Is it worth the money? No. I’d say wait until you can watch it online. 5/10



Papi Chulo (Review)

Directior; John Butler
Drama/Comedy
1h 38 minutes
From 2018

A sweet, warm, and heartfelt movie that truly hits home. A film worth watching with a soulful story on grief, loneliness, and friendship.
It is genuine and relatable on so many levels, there are several layers to be discovered throughout, and you’ll enjoy every moment of it – you’ll smile, you’ll laugh, and also be sad as the script unfolds and the pieces of the puzzle fall together, finally understanding him and his character.

After a slight meltdown at work, a known weatherman strikes up an unsual friendship with a middle-aged Latino labor worker on his absense from work.

Even though it starts somewhat slow at the beginning before taking off, it ends up being a fantastic ride of 1 hour and a half. The acting was brilliant, especially from Alejandro Patiño the actor who plays Ernesto – he’s the home run and highlight of the film because man, we cracked up because of him. Matt Bomer, looking beautiful as always, he truly enters your soul when he’s on-screen. It doesn’t matter what role he plays, there is an essence of brilliancy around him that is impossible to miss. I remember seeing him on The Normal Heart and just being in awe of that human.

Worth every minute, don’t miss it! 6,5/10


The Sleepover (Netflix review)

Director; Trish Sie
Action/Comedy
1h 40 minutes
Streaming on Netflix

Maxwell Simkins is phenomenal and a kid on the rise to become massive! He lights up the screen and the few laughable moments the movie contributes with was all thanks to him, he was brilliant – his acting, his movements, gestures, facial expressions, all of it was a delight to enjoy on a rainy Saturday.

It’s a fun movie for the whole family to enjoy, though I am pretty certain mostly the kids will love it with its adventurous plot and kid-friendly script – a great way to keep the youngsters entertained and hooked for almost two hours. It’s never dull, it’s enlightening and sweet, warm, and fuzzy and something to enjoy with your kids during this horrific year.

When two siblings and their friends find out their mother is a former thief who has been kidnapped to pull one last gig, they all join forces to rescue her.

A delightful film and a talanted cast with a great story. Don’t miss it 6/10



Brahms: The Boy 2 (Review)

Director; William Brent Bell
Horror/Mystery
1h 26 minutes
Out in theaters now!

How on earth are people claiming this one ruined the original? When in fact, this one was way better?! Did we even watch the same movie?
The first one supposedly had a great plot twist? I, on the other hand was disappointed by it since I thought it was all about an entity when all along it was a man living behind the walls? I found it dull, slow, and un-interesting.
However, the sequel was rather fast-paced compared to the first one, more happened, and definitely more scares. The horror was not absent as many say, it was thrilling, and the doll finally came to live by being possessed, this time finally delivering some demonic essence to the story, I’m talking Anabelle vibes and I loved it.

After a traumatic experience, the child in the family stops talking, and the parents decide to take a little trip to the countryside, maybe by leaving the city, it’ll do them well.
But when Jude finds a doll, suddenly their vacation takes a dark and twisted turn into the uglier as the doll sets certain rules that needs to be followed, all while manipulating Jude into doing as he requires.

It was entertaining, enjoyable, and definitely worth a watch. Don’t listen to the negative reviews, because it was good. And, personally, I loved the plot more this second time around, the first one was a just a drag and bad, the writing here is more captivating. + seeing Katie Holmes just reminded me how much I missed seeing her on screen, she was fantastic. 6/10



Dirty John : Dirty Betty (Netflix Review)

Creator; Alexandra Cunningham
Crime/Drama/Based on true stories
44 minutes
Season 2 streaming on Netflix

I L O V E it! It’s thrilling, addictive, grasping, shocking, and beautifully insane. + knowing it is based on real crime stories makes it ten times juicer, and excited to watch. A tv-show worth every minute that it’s on, it’s alarming and quite spell-bounding to witness it. You’re in this trance of grimness and shock, unable to comprehend each action, each outcome, and emotion played by the brilliant and phenomenal Amanda Peet. I am in awe, of not only her but the entire production of this fantastic second season.

It gracefully bounces between the decades of ’60s and ’90s with gorgeous costumes and interior, soul grabbing writing with a script that keeps you on the edge of your seat, phenomenal character development and story, it’s fast-paced, to the point, informative and you get outstanding performances by the cast.

Dirty John is a anthology series in which each season is different and based on a true crime story; love tales taking a nasty turn.

Not being that familiar with the real-life background story, it becomes unpredictable, and that is what keeps you hooked and longing for more, unable to turn it off. But if you are familiar with the stories, it’s still a well-done tv-show worthy of your time, for sure a new Netflix hit!

Betty is in denial and won’t accept that her husband wants a divorce, leading her to act out in ugly and unhealthy ways and manners.

Watch it. Enjoy it. Love it. 8/10