Spoiler-Free Review of “Emily the Criminal” in Theaters: Aubrey Plaza Shines

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“Do you want to make $200 in an hour?”

Emily the Criminal premiered in theaters on August 12th 2022. The crime drama-thriller stars Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Jonathan Avigdori. It runs for approximately an hour and thirty-seven minutes.

Emily has been attempting to pay off her student debt, but finding a decent job becomes challenging because of her past criminal record. Desperate to make ends meet, she gets involved in a credit card scam as a dummy shopper.

Here is the trailer:

Emily the Criminal is an intriguing story filled with thrilling moments and a brilliant performance by Aubrey Plaza. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Aubrey Plaza is fantastic!

I am a huge fan of Aubrey Plaza. She typically does well in comedy films, but I much prefer her in darker movies like Ingrid Goes West. This is where she really shines in my opinion. I had high hopes for this one and I think that she delivered and then some!

She drew me in immediately with her portrayal of Emily. This was a darker role for sure, but she managed to express so many different emotions as well. I think this was probably my favorite performance by her yet and I am so happy I got to see this one on the big screen!

A thriller rooted in realness.

I was completely hooked by this story! These crimes really happen in society every single day, but it was so interesting seeing things from the criminal’s perspective. Emily could be literally anyone who is in need of cash and unable to get a fair shot at a job, which naturally made you want to root for her even when she was breaking the law. Once she got into this world of crime, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!

The Cons:

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Some pacing issues here and there…

This wasn’t a major con, but there were some pacing issues throughout the film that slowed things down a little. I initially thought we were going to get more of a thrilling heist style movie and things didn’t have that fast-paced edge I was expecting, but I still think that the movie did enough to reel the audience in.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

Aubrey Plaza’s best performance yet! 

A thrilling and captivating story!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Emily the Criminal in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Fall” (2022) in Theaters: Suspenseful Survival Thriller

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“If you’re scared of dying, don’t be afraid to live…”

Fall (2022) released in theaters on August 12th 2022. The adventure thriller film stars Grace (Fulton) Currey, Virginia Gardner, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Mason Gooding. It runs for an hour and forty-seven minutes.

One year after a tragic accident, Becky agrees to climb a 2000 foot abandoned radio tower with her best friend Hunter, but when they wind up stranded at the very top, they need to work together to find a way to survive.

Here is the trailer:

Fall is extremely intense with plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments that will worsen anyone’s fear of heights that much more. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Nail-biting moments throughout!

I am not a huge fan of heights, but wow I don’t even think I can get on a small step ladder after this one. This movie was so intense and brutal! My heart was pounding the entire time. The movie reminded me a lot of The Ledge (which I also really enjoyed and is now streaming on Hulu), but the radio tower environment made it a unique watch. If you enjoy survival thrillers, you’re in the right place.

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Characters to root for.

Becky and Hunter were both really likable characters. The film mostly focused on them, but it did bring up the past a little bit and some emotional baggage. I never thought it took away from the core of the film, however. Sometimes films can force these interactions and flashbacks, but this film kept the pacing going without skipping a beat.

The Cons:

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Somewhat unbelievable…

I don’t really have many cons for this movie. I did find it a little suspicious that there was a “no trespassing” sign, but no mentions that this tower could be extremely unstable? I guess common sense would tell someone not to climb this tower, but then we wouldn’t have this amazing and intense movie.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

A brutal and intense watch worth your time!

If you’re looking for a good thriller, you should absolutely check this movie out. I also highly recommend watching The Ledge on Hulu. After seeing both movies, I’ll be staying on the ground for quite a while…

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Fall (2022) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Day Shift” on Netflix: Jamie Foxx hunts down Vampires

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“I’m not exactly a pool cleaner…”

Day Shift premiered on Netflix on August 12th 2022. The vampire action comedy film stars Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg, Karla Souza, Meagan Good, and Steve Howey. It runs for an hour and fifty-three minutes.

A pool cleaner named Bud’s real gig involves hunting down vampires, but when he needs to come up with cash quick to help his family, he gets paired up with an unlikely partner while an uber vamp tries to get her revenge on him.

Here is the trailer:

Day Shift has a fun cast and some flashy fight scenes, but does it do enough to set itself apart from other vampire films? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Entertaining cast!

Jamie Foxx is always great in everything, but I especially loved the team-up between him and Dave Franco. The two characters clashed in every obvious way, but I actually think the strongest parts of the film involved these two interacting. They kind of channeled the vibe of The Other Guys, which was a lot of fun.

Snoop Dogg had a small part as well, along with Steve Howey from Shameless. The entire cast was pretty decent and they helped elevate the film when it was dragging at times.

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Flashy fight scenes.

The fight scenes definitely had a John Wick style and execution. If you’re looking for lots of action, you’ll get enough in this one. The fight scene at the hive in the suburbs was probably my favorite, but there’s plenty of these scenes to enjoy up until the very end.

The Cons:

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Doesn’t do enough to set itself apart from other vampire films…

This film clearly attempted to draw from The Lost Boys and From Dusk Till Dawn, but it never achieved anything close to either of these films. There were some cute names for different kinds of vampires and an interesting value system when it comes to fangs, but everything felt very shallow for the most part.

I also didn’t think that the majority of the humor landed, which was disappointing. There were some good moments between Foxx and Franco, but not everything else translated well in my opinion.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

This movie has some entertaining moments and I think it fills in nicely as the “movie of the week” on Netflix, but it doesn’t do enough to reach its full potential. Either way, if you like Jamie Foxx, you can still give this one a whirl.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Day Shift in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A Halloween they’ll never forget…

Scream Hunt Halloween

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Bodies Bodies Bodies” in Theaters: My New Favorite Whodunnit Movie!

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“It’s OK to be nervous…that’s part of the fun.”

Bodies Bodies Bodies released in theaters on August 5th 2022. The horror comedy film stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Rachel Sennott, Chase Sui Wonders, and Lee Pace. It runs for approximately an hour and thirty-five minutes.

A party game leads to murder when a group of wealthy friends stay at an extravagant mansion while waiting out a hurricane.

Here is the trailer:

Bodies Bodies Bodies is a brilliant horror comedy that is so much fun to watch with plenty of shocking reveals that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A murder mystery with plenty of hilarious moments.

Pass that zucchini bread! This film had a great balance of silly scares and humor, which made it a welcomed addition into the horror comedy genre. I’m normally not the biggest Pete Davidson fan, but I actually thought he nailed the vibe of his character. This film was really smart in the way it unfolded and I was entertained the entire time.

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Fun characters!

I really liked the majority of the characters (in a love to hate them kind of way) and Alice was my favorite by far! Give this girl the crown! I would have liked a little bit more development for Bee, but the film did a great job of making every single one into a potential suspect, which made this film far from predictable.

Nails the ending!

There will be no spoilers in this review, but I LOVED the ending! I didn’t see it coming and by the time it was happening on screen, I was so beyond impressed. It really delivered and then some!

The Cons:

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Takes a little while to get going…

I wouldn’t say that this was a major con, but the pacing was a little sluggish in the beginning. Once we started playing the game, this improved drastically but you do have to sit through a lot of exhausting dialogue in the beginning, but that’s what makes the film genius by the time you get to the end so stick through it!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

A brilliant and entertaining whodunnit mystery with an ending I didn’t see coming!

I was so hyped to watch this film and I think it delivered and then some!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Bodies Bodies Bodies in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Locke & Key” season three on Netflix: Plays it Safe for the Final Season

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“I think there might be something magical about it…”

Locke & Key season three premiered on Netflix on August 10th 2022 with eight new episodes available to stream now. The supernatural mystery series stars Emilia Jones, Connor Jessup, Jackson Robert Scott, Darby Stanchfield and Aaron Ashmore. Each episode runs for approximately 35-45 minutes.

The Locke family is back for its final season as they discover new keys and more evil around them, forcing them to make a powerful and life-changing choice.

Here is the trailer:

Locke & Key season three wraps things up for the Locke family, but is it worth a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Some new keys to spice things up.

I personally loved the feel of the first season. It was so much fun discovering what each key did and I think that season three did a good job of introducing us to some important keys we haven’t seen yet, which was a lot of fun. I’m usually not a fan of introducing time travel into shows that have lost their way, but I think that the plot didn’t steer off too much with this.

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More character development.

The Locke family dealt with a lot from their past in season three, which helped develop their characters more and we even got to see some familiar faces return for the final season. I would have liked to have seen more with Kinsey, but I think that each character got enough screen time to shine.

The Cons:

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Still can’t live up to the villain from season one…

Dodge is probably one of my favorite villains on any television show. She was ruthless and fascinating. Season two was disappointing because Dodge possessed Gabe, which really watered down the intimidating feel.

I am a huge fan of Kevin Durand and I think he did a solid job being the new villain in season three, but he still didn’t live up to Dodge for me. I didn’t really understand his motivation for opening up the portal, which was frustrating.

I also thought that the ending really played it safe and I wanted something major to happen to shake things up. Everything was resolved, but I wanted something surprising as well and that didn’t happen unfortunately.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Season three was my least favorite season and while things were wrapped up for the most part, I wanted a lot more from this series finale. Season three never captured the magic from season one and even though there were some great moments for our favorite characters and shorter episodes this time around, I still felt like things had truly fizzled out for the Locke family.

Either way, I enjoyed this series for the most part. I just wanted it to end a lot stronger.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Locke & Key season three in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A Halloween they’ll never forget…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Bullet Train” in Theaters: An Absolute Blast!

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“My bad luck is biblical…”

Bullet Train released in theaters on August 5th 2022. The action-comedy film stars Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Hiroyuki Sanada, Zazie Beetz, Andrew Koji, and Sandra Bullock. It runs for two hours and five minutes.

An unlucky assassin takes on his latest mission on a bullet train, where he is tasked with finding a valuable briefcase, but he quickly learns that this task will be far from easy as he crosses paths with a number of potential threats along the way.

Here is the trailer:

Bullet Train is thoroughly entertaining with its welcomed humor and fun fight scenes. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Really fun characters!

The cast was absolutely incredible in this film and I loved every single character. Some cast members had smaller roles than others and we also got some amazing cameos, but I really loved the entire ensemble. I could watch this movie over and over again because of the character dynamics.

Loved every second of it!

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Pure entertainment from start to finish!

This is one of those films where you can really just sit back, relax, and turn off your mind for a while. There was such a fantastic balance of comedy and action in this one and it really gave me a Guy Ritchie vibe, which was a good thing. I loved the setting of the train, which really complimented the fast pace. The fight scenes were a lot of fun and I’m always thrilled to see Hiroyuki Sanada showing off his skills in any film. He always dominates the screen!

The Cons:

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The plot doesn’t travel too far…

I didn’t personally feel the need to dig deeper with this particular plot. I accepted the film for what it was and enjoyed every second of it, but if you’re looking for something with a little more substance and meaning, it’s lacking in that department. Again, I think this just comes down to preference. 

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!!!

A fun ride from start to finish with a talented cast! One of the most entertaining films I have seen in a long time!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Bullet Train in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “They/Them” on Peacock: Kevin Bacon is the Leader of an Unsettling Conversion Camp

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“This is a safe space for everyone…”

They/Them is a horror film that released on August 5th 2022 on Peacock. The film stars Kevin Bacon, Theo Germaine, Anna Chlumsky, Anna Lore, and Carrie Preston. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-four minutes.

A group of teens at a LGBTQ+ conversion camp undergo unsettling forms of “therapy” while a masked killer hunts them down one by one.

Here is the trailer:

They/Them has the potential to lure us in with some slasher fun, but it steers off into several different directions along the way. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fun cast.

It was great to see Kevin Bacon in this film and it definitely gave me some Friday the 13th vibes at first with the setting. I have to say that I am loving his gray hair and his twisted charisma made him one to watch out for.

There were some other familiar faces and I also really liked a lot of the newcomers, especially Theo Germaine. Overall, the performances were decent in this one.

Strong start.

I really liked the premise of this film and I thought it had a lot of potential from watching the trailer. The opening scene was actually really terrifying and I thought it nailed the slasher vibe I was looking for. There were also a lot of worthy creepy moments throughout the beginning before we experienced the actual reveals.

The Cons:

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Tries to do too much…

The film switched genres quite a few times and was really more of a psychological thriller. I actually forgot about the masked killer until we got toward the end of the movie and by then, it didn’t give me the satisfying ending I was looking for. We had so much potential with these characters and I really wanted this film to go in a different direction. I personally think it tried to do way too much and the execution and pacing suffered as a result of this.

There was also one scene I could have really done without. If you’re concerned about a certain character, I recommend that you skip past one particular part involving target practice. You’ll know it when you get to it.

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

There were some unsettling moments in this film and a decent cast, but it never fully captured the slasher vibe I was looking for.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on They/Them in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My young adult horror thriller is out now. I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Prey” (2022) on Hulu: Decent Prequel with some Intense Moments

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“A long time ago, it is said that a monster came here…”

Prey is a sci-fi action film in the Predator franchise. It premiered on August 5th 2022 on Hulu. The film stars Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, and Michelle Thrush. It runs for an hour and thirty-nine minutes.

A female warrior attempts to protect her people from a dangerous alien predator that hunts both humans and animals.

Here is the trailer:

Prey gives us a prequel filled with plenty of worthy moments, along with some Easter Eggs for fans of the franchise. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Naru and Sarii are my kind of duo!

Amber Midthunder was absolutely fantastic as Naru. She really dominated the screen and held my attention the entire time. She was far from a perfect warrior, but her perseverance and ability to think outside the box made her one to root for.

The dog, Sarii was a scene stealer for sure and my absolute favorite part of the movie. This duo was truly amazing and I LOVED them!

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Good balance.

There was plenty of action and gore in this one. The predator truly got his chance to shine in this environment and the setting was absolutely stunning. I also liked that we got some Easter Eggs (some were better placed than others) for fans of the franchise.

I think that this film did enough to earn its place in the franchise while finding its own identity in the process.

The Cons:

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A little slow at first…

I was slightly worried at the beginning of this film. The pacing was slower than I had wanted, but things did pick up in the second half.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!

This film had some flaws, but it was so entertaining to watch! The fight scenes were bloody fantastic and I was rooting for my new favorite duo, Naru and Sarii, the entire time!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts on Prey (2022) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island” on Nickelodeon: Season Three has a Spooky Summer Feel

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“Not every hotel is haunted…”

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island premiered on Nickelodeon on July 30th 2022. There will be four episodes in total that will air weekly. The series stars Telci Huynh, Dior Goodjohn, Luca Padovan, Chance Hurtsfield, and Conor Sherry. Each episode runs for approximately 50-90 minutes. 

Based on the original Are You Afraid of the Dark? series that aired in the 1990’s, this revival is now on its third season. Only we get a new cast, a new location, and an entirely new mystery. The Midnight Society is ready for the case when a group of friends stay at a hotel on Ghost Island, learning that room 13 may be haunted.

Here is the trailer:

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island has a spooky mystery at its core and a new group of characters to be excited about. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A fun new premise.

The summer release for the third season of Are You Afraid of the Dark? is perfect for this new premise. The opening scene is actually kind of terrifying and the setting is beyond gorgeous, transporting me right to Ghost Island along with our new characters. I’m anxious to find out more about what’s truly going on with this particular ghost mystery and I think that the series is off to a good start, hooking its audience right away.

More layers for our new characters.

I really enjoyed the first two seasons of the reboot series, but so far I am really liking these characters the most because we are actually spending some time on character development. Our main character has a trauma in her past related to ghosts and I think that this was a smart decision because it’s helping me connect to our new Midnight Society that much more.

The new characters are a lot of fun and I think that the younger generation will really connect with them.

The Cons:

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Not as strong as season two yet…

I really like the new reboot series and I think it’s helping kids horror get some well deserved recognition so I don’t have too many cons here. The scares are watered down, but you should expect that. So far I still prefer season two with the Shadowman, but I’m keeping an open mind with this season because I think it has a lot of potential.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This show is so much fun to watch and I think it is really helping the kids horror genre flourish. I can’t wait to watch more and I’m ready to book my next trip to Ghost Island!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

Girl Number Thirteen Lurking Promo

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Paper Girls” on Prime Video: Coming-Of-Age Time Travel Story has its Moments

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“We could stick together…”

Paper Girls premiered on Prime Video on July 29th 2022 with eight episodes available to stream now. The sci-fi series (based on the comic series of the same name) stars Riley Lai Nelet, Ali Wong, Sofia Rosinsky, Camryn Jones, Fina Strazza, and Adina Porter. Each episode runs for approximately 42-45 minutes.

After Halloween night in the 1980’s, a group of paper girls start their morning route, but wind up caught in the middle of a time travel war.

Here is the trailer:

Paper Girls features a fantastic group of characters worth getting to know in the middle of a sci-fi time travel story. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Believable characters with layers.

The characters are the strongest part of this series. I really liked that they weren’t already friends at the beginning. It made their eventual bond together that much more compelling. They all learned so much from each other, but each individual was really strong on her own.

I’m also always happy to see Adina Porter in pretty much anything so that was a plus!

Starts things off right away.

I was worried that we would get way too much set-up with this particular series, but the pacing was actually pretty solid for the most part. We didn’t have to wait too long for things to actually happen. 

The Cons:

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Doesn’t really explain the time travel war/world that much…

I felt a little bit lost watching this. I didn’t really understand what was going on with the time travel war and I wanted more information. I felt like I needed a crash course before watching this. The focus was more on the journey of the characters, which was fine, but I wanted a little bit more sci-fi action to balance things out.

Some of the special effects were a little cheesy and silly as well, but if the series is targeting a younger audience, I’m not sure that it matters that much.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

This series has its moments and I absolutely love all of the characters. If you enjoy series like Stranger Things, you’ll probably find plenty to like with this particular one, but be prepared to do your homework on what’s actually going on with the time travel war.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Paper Girls in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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