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



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



Fantasy Island (Bluray review)

Director; Jeff Wadlow
Action/Fantasy
1h 49 minutes
Out on bluray

Jedd Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2, Truth or dare, Never back down) delivers this dull 2020 a quite an entertaining film that if you watch it with zero expectations, you’ll end up enjoying yourself and having a good time.
It’s no masterpiece, but it ain’t garbage.

Due to all the bad reviews, I must say, I was skeptical about watching it, however, that took a drastic turn to the better once I sat down and saw for myself that it wasn’t as bad as many had painted it to be. Decent actors and well-known faces come together with an entertaining story leading up to a not so shabby plot twist.

Five guests have won a contest to a luxurious resort to live their most elaborate fantasies or to relive a moment they’d wish to have acted differently on. Once the set up is made slowly it starts to take a more grim turn, going from a daydream fantasy to a nightmare.

With stunning visuals of beautiful landscapes and waters, mundane costumes, and good sound, you’re in for a movie worthy of your time.
It has a semi-great script and quite a developed plot that took my movie companion and myself by surprise. Enough character development, showcasing a light background story to each persona, it had some laughable moments and some gasping ones. Not something I’d watch twice but definitely a recommendation. 5/10

Bluray extras;
Deleted scenes
Original Rated Theatrical Version Included
Audio Commentary with Director Jeff Wadlow and Cast (Unrated Version Only)
+ more



Work It (Netflix review)

Director; Laura Terruso
Dance/Music
1h 33 minutes
Streaming on Netflix

Nothing original, it’s tamed, it lacks substance, and screams cliché throughout the entire 1 hour and 30 minutes. A film that desperately tries to be a ”feel-good” flick for the younger generation, Netflix making sure that more female teens turn to their streaming site for their Friday movie night.

Work It has gathered and checked off every annoying thing that one dislikes about these teenage movies. For example, the overly irritating ”thinks-he’s-better-than-everyone-else” dramatic gestures, and over the top movements and facial expressions ”villain”.
The tries-hard-to-be-cute-and-funny friend, the over-doer who wants to add every activity on her college application, and the guy who gave up on his dream, and then gets pulled back in.
Nothing was fresh and new, every character was a copy of roles you’ve seen before, so was the writing, script, plot, visual, and costumes.

In order to show Duke, a prestigious school that she (Quinn) stands out of the crowd, and isn’t your average just good grades on paper, she says she part of a known dance group, and must now learn how to dance and enter a dancing competition.

It ended being on the background once the predictability radiated through the screen, but if you’re 15 you’ll probably find it exciting and cool. Though, for us elderly cats who have been around the block regarding motion pictures, it’s not worth our time. 3/10 (the 3 is sole given to Sabrina Carpenter a quite fresh face and talented actress.)



Project Power (Netflix review)

Director; Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman
Sci-fi/Action
1h 53 minutes
Streaming on Netflix

Mediocre at its best, Project Power doesn’t leave you in awe, nor will become a household favorite. With its tame script, semi great visual and sound, you’re in for almost two hours of people going after a little pill that gives you supernatural powers for five minutes. With its meh plot and okay acting, you get a somewhat half-decent and entertaining film.

It felt mainly like wasted potential, you got two great actors such as Jamie Fox and Joseph Gordon-Levitt whose talent is overshadowed by not only the writing of the story, but it’s like the cast wanted to aim the movie towards teens? They add an annoying character who goes to places she ain’t supposed to, thinks she’s super cool, etc.
+ They add a 3-minute rapping scene with this kid but shortened the action frequencies? It becomes a mess due to the bad editing.

You got an ex-soldier, a cop, and a kid who is a drug dealer teaming up on the streets of New Orleans to stop the creation of the magical pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes.

Not something I’d recommend, but if you’ve already practically seen most of what Netflix has to offer, then be my guest. 4/10



Emma (Bluray review)

Director; Autumn de Wilde
Drama/Comedy
2h 4 minutes
Copy provided by Sony Pictures

Not my cup of tea, even though I enjoyed movies such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, or the book Duchess in Disguise by Caroline Courtney, I simply couldn’t quite enjoy this one.
Emma has had several adaptions through the years, one featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, and now we get to see Anya Taylor-Joy as the selfish Emma Woodhouse, a role she plays fantastically.

Played out in an 1800s England, the movie showcases some beautiful costumes, scenery, and dialogues, however, it was rather dull for my taste, knowing it is based on a novel, I understand that they had to add or squeeze in as much as possible into a two-hour film, but I still wanted some more character development. I get that many have seen the previous adaption and has read the book, not needing to know more about her, however, being a first-timer, I believe they needed to give a tad more information behind her persona.

If you enjoy this type of genre, then watch it and have a blast. If you find it rather difficult to watch and want something more modern and upbeat, watch Clueless, a more ”present-day” film based on the same story – a spoiled, rich, selfish girl who meddles in the love lives of those around her.4/10

Bluray extras;
Deleted scenes
Gag reel
Feature Commentary
+ more