Spoiler-Free Review of “The Patient” on Hulu: A Simple, but Effective Thriller Series

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“How can I help you?”

The Patient released on Hulu on August 30th 2022 with its first two episodes. The psychological thriller series will have ten episodes in total that will air weekly. It stars Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson. Each episode runs for approximately 23-25 minutes.

A therapist named Dr. Strauss is dealing with the loss of his wife when he meets an odd new patient who decides to hold him hostage while sorting out his issues with being a serial killer.

Here is the trailer:

The Patient doesn’t waste any time as it starts off in a startling and chilling way, reeling us into the therapy session from hell. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Unique cat-and-mouse premise.

I really like the concept for this one and I’m excited to see where it goes. I appreciated that we didn’t waste too much time on exhausting set-up. Rather, we started off with a bang and then added in the layers as we went along. The formula may seem simple, but it’s working so far and really luring me in.

Shorter episodes.

So far the episodes are just under a half hour, which will make this one very easy to watch each week (similar to OMITB). The content is heavier, but there is still some dry sarcasm to keep things from becoming too overdone. There is a good dynamic between the main characters and already a cliffhanger to ponder over.

The Cons:

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Weekly episodes…

This isn’t necessarily a huge con, but sometimes I have a difficult time keeping up with shows that air weekly. I am really intrigued by this one and I think it could have been binge-watch worthy, but I’ll have to wait each week to see how things unfold…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!!

These bite-sized episodes are filled with lots of interesting and thrilling moments. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A VACATION TO DIE FOR…

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When sisters, Nina and Gemma are vacationing in Hawaii with their friends, they get invited to an exclusive party on a private island that seems too good to be true. There’s only one rulethey can’t miss their ferry at midnight or they’ll have to wait until morning to leave the island. Only they didn’t realize that breaking this rule meant they would be hunted down on the island one by one.

Who will make it off the island alive?

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Into the Deep” on Demand: Modern day “Dead Calm” has some Potential

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“Welcome aboard…”

Into the Deep released on demand on August 26th 2022. The erotic thriller film stars Ella Rae-Smith, Matthew Daddario, and Jessica Alexander. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

Jess meets a handsome stranger and agrees to spend the evening on his boat, but things take a dangerous turn when she wakes up with him in the middle of the ocean as a stranger comes onboard.

Here is the trailer:

Into the Deep possesses the formula to become a solid guilty pleasure thriller, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Addicting premise.

This movie had a fantastic setting and a chilling and addicting premise. I was all in and ready to see what horrific things would unfold. There’s just something so frightening about being trapped in the middle of nowhere. Dead Calm nailed that feeling many years ago and I really liked that this film channeled that vibe.

A mystery that kept me guessing.

I honestly couldn’t figure out who was lying and I thought this worked to the film’s advantage. There was evidence against all parties involved, but the audience really had to make their own guesses, which made this more of an involved watch. I was pulled in the entire time and I had to know what would happen next.

The Cons:

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Needed some more suspense built in…

Even though I really enjoyed the mystery, I wanted some more intense moments built in to really keep me on the edge of my seat. We had some sprinkles of it toward the end, but I kind of wanted to feel my heart beat a little more during this one.

I also thought that Jess made some really poor decisions and I wanted the trauma involving her past to be explored just a little bit more.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

If you’re looking for a weekend guilty pleasure thriller, this one checks off plenty of boxes. I really liked the mystery, but I just wanted a few more outrageous and thrilling moments to really seal the deal.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Into the Deep 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 “Maneater” (2022) on Demand: Cheesy Shark Flick has its Moments

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“When a shark tastes something it likes, it doesn’t leave…”

Maneater released on demand on August 26th 2022. The survival horror film stars Nicky Whelan, Shane West, Trace Adkins, and Jeff Fahey. It runs for approximately an hour and twenty-seven minutes.

A group of friends camp at a remote island for the night, but soon realize that a great white shark is stalking them.

Here is the trailer:

Maneater doesn’t take too long to show off its toothy star, but does this film do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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The shark shows up right away…

I’m really glad we didn’t have to wait too long for the shark to show up in this film. There was minimal set-up before we saw the first attack, which was really cheesy and extra, but entertaining nonetheless. A lot of shark films lately have been waiting too long for things to happen, but this was a nice change of pace.

The second half is a lot stronger than the first.

The first half of this film was painful to get through. I thought that this drastically changed by the time we got to the action-packed second half, which was much better. This redeemed the film in a lot of ways and made me like some of the characters more than I initially did. I wouldn’t say that I witnessed anything extraordinary in the shark genre, but it was still a lot of fun.

The Cons:

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Really painful acting…

The dialogue was cringe-worthy and the acting was overdone and excessive. I’m also not sure why we decided to bench our best player in this one…Jeff Fahey. He needed a much bigger role and was the main reason why I tuned in!

None of the characters were really likable at all so it didn’t matter when the shark had its fun with them. They were all basically interchangeable…

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

There’s plenty of cheesy fun shark attacks to indulge in, but the over-acting and bad dialogue is painful to get through. The second half of the film is a lot better than the first so you may be better of fast-forwarding through the set-up in the beginning. I promise you won’t miss much.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Maneater 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 “The Invitation” (2022) in Theaters: Nathalie Emmanuel Shines

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“I know you have big things ahead of you…”

The Invitation (2022) released in theaters on August 26th 2022. The supernatural horror film stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, Hugh Skinner, Alana Boden, Stephanie Corneliussen, and Sean Pertwee. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-four minutes.

After taking a DNA test to find any remaining family, Evie meets up with her long-lost second cousin, who invites her to a mysterious wedding in England.

Here is the trailer:

The Invitation has an alluring premise with a strong lead, but is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Nathalie Emmanuel is Final Girl worthy!

I am already a big fan of hers, but she really commanded the screen in this film. She brought a lot to her character, Evie, and I was rooting for her the entire time. I thought her character was sympathetic and extremely likable. She was the best part of this movie and I hope she stars in more horror films in the future!

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Stunning fashion and setting!

This film was absolutely gorgeous in so many ways. From the cast, to the setting, to the fashion. Seriously, I’d love to try on all of those dresses! They were to die for…literally. There was a Gothic quality to this film that I really liked and I thought it complimented the modern Brides of Dracula vibe in an effective way. The Easter Eggs were cute too.

The Cons:

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Takes too long for things to happen…

There was A LOT of set-up in this film. I thought it was a little on the long side and I was just waiting for something to happen. That being said, there are plenty of dark and creepy moments to indulge in, but I was anxiously waiting for the reveal to unfold itself so that we could get to the action.

We eventually got there and I liked the twist to turn the tables, but I was also disappointed with a lot. I really wanted something more out of the page of Ready or Not’s book and this film never got to that level unfortunately. I wanted more blood and more fight scenes. By the time we got to the climax, I had a few crazy ideas for endings that would have really sold me on this, but the ultimate ending was a little lukewarm instead…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Overall, I enjoyed this one and I thought Nathalie Emmanuel was stunning and bad-ass! I just wanted some more edge and a truly satisfying ending.

Either way, there is plenty to enjoy, but you have to sit through a lot before you get to the good stuff…

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Invitation 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 “The Girl in the Mirror” on Netflix: Creepy and Unsettling

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“It’s all over now…”

The Girl in the Mirror (Originally titled Alma) released on Netflix on August 19th 2022. All nine episodes are available to stream now. The Spanish supernatural mystery series stars Mireia Oriol, Claudia Roset, Javier Morgade, and Álex Villazán. Each episode runs for approximately 42-49 minutes.

After losing her memory in a tragic accident, Alma tries to piece together what happened that day as a supernatural presence lurks in her nightmares.

Here is the trailer:

The Girl in the Mirror is truly frightening with plenty of disturbing content and a decent mystery at its core. Does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Extremely disturbing…

This series did not shy away from extreme gore, giving me some Final Destination vibes in the beginning. Horror fans will be pleased with this. There is also this unsettling supernatural presence that chilled me to the bone and an eerie mist and lighting that complimented it well. If you’re looking for something terrifying, Alma’s nightmares and hallucinations are filled with it.

Decent mystery.

There are plenty of horror elements, but there is also a decent mystery at the very center. It takes a while for it all to unfold, but each episode did enough to lure me in for more. The characters were likable enough, but I was mostly intrigued by what was going on with Alma.

The Cons:

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Pacing issues…

This series felt a little unsure of itself at times. We got plenty of teenage drama to deal with and I was ready to tune out, but the supernatural element redeemed it. I’m kind of exhausted by so much teenage drama lately even though I come to expect it in these series.

I think the pacing needed some improvements. Things took too long to happen and I had too many questions brewing in my mind and not enough answers. There was that cliffhanger ending so I’m guessing we will get a season two potentially.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The Girl in the Mirror has a decent mystery and some genuinely terrifying moments sprinkled in, but I personally wanted this show to pick a genre and stick with it. That being said, there’s still plenty to enjoy with this one if you like supernatural horror shows.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Girl in the Mirror 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 “Echoes” on Netflix: A Trashy Thriller with A LOT Going On

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“My sister is missing…”

Echoes released on Netflix on August 19th 2022. All seven episodes are available to stream now. The thriller drama series stars Michelle Monaghan, Matt Bomer, Daniel Sunjata, and Jonathan Tucker. Each episode runs for approximately 42-47 minutes.

Gina travels back to her home town to track down her missing identical twin sister, as deadly and dangerous secrets are revealed along the way that could shatter her life completely.

Here is the trailer:

Echoes has a decent Gone Girl-esque set-up and a well known cast, but its messy plot and endless twists over-complicate things. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A strong start.

I was actually really pulled into this story initially. There was a major twist at the end of the first episode and I thought the mystery was decent enough to keep me coming back for more. Michelle Monaghan put forth a valiant effort with her performance and I thought the actual premise was really interesting with lots of guilty-pleasure potential.

The Cons:

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Annoying voice-over narration…

Gina spends a lot of time “talking” to her identical twin sister over their video diary to find out where she is and what’s going on, but I found this really distracting and annoying. I’m not a fan of voice-over narration, but they really overdid it with this one.

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A really messy plot.

I’m frustrated with this show because it started off really good and I thought I had an exciting binge-watch to enjoy. As the episodes continued, things started going off the rails completely. The plot was super messy and trashy. The performances got weaker and the twists were overdone, which ruined the initial shock value from the first episode for me.

So am I in or out?

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Unfortunately I’m out on this one…

If you’re looking for a Lifetime-esque trashy thriller, there is enough going on to make your head spin (if that’s your kind of thing). I was intrigued at first, but I started to lose interest as the episodes continued unfortunately. I think this might have worked better as a Saturday movie of the week instead.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Echoes 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 “Orphan: First Kill” on Paramount+: A Bloody Entertaining Prequel

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“She is an exceptional con artist…”

Orphan: First Kill released in theaters and on Paramount+ on August 19th 2022. The horror film stars Isabelle Fuhrman, Julia Stiles, Matthew Finlan, and Rossif Sutherland. It runs for approximately an hour and thirty-eight minutes.

In the prequel to the fantastic film, Orphan (2009), we discover what happened to Esther when she first traveled to America to impersonate the missing daughter of a wealthy family.

Here is the trailer:

Orphan: First Kill tells an origin story that is bloody and brutal, reminding us just how twisted Esther can be. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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All hail Isabelle Fuhrman!

She was absolutely fantastic in the original film (which I re-watched last weekend) and she was EXCEPTIONAL in the prequel. It couldn’t have been easy for her to reprise this role so many years later and there were some workarounds behind the scenes to execute this seamlessly, but I thought she was magnetic on screen and so twisted!

Julia Stiles was really great too and I’m so glad I am seeing her in more stuff lately. If you haven’t checked out The Lake on Prime yet, she’s very entertaining in that one too. I’ve missed her and I thought she was so much fun to watch in this one! 

 
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Bloodier this time around!

The opening scene was out of this world and I loved that this film felt more bloody and violent. I really enjoyed the first film, but it mostly built up around that intense twist. This one really allowed Esther to shine in such a diabolical way and it really worked, making this a fantastic prequel.

The Cons:

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The twist didn’t have the same punch…

Don’t get me wrong, it was a solid twist and I really thought that the writers made a valiant effort with it to keep us entertained and invested. I liked it and thought it worked just fine, but I don’t think that anything could have measured up to the twist in the first film, which almost caused me to fall out of my seat in shock.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

Esther is back and better than ever in this clever and twisted prequel!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Orphan: First Kill 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 “Beast” (2022) in Theaters: The Law of the Jungle

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“We’re in his territory now…”

Beast (2022) released in theaters on August 19th 2022. The survival thriller film stars Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Leah Jeffries, and Iyana Halley. It runs for an hour and thirty-three minutes.

Dr. Nate Daniels and his two daughters visit their old family friend at a South African game reserve to help cope with the death of their mother. However, their journey takes a deadly turn when a surviving lion of a poacher attack begins stalking them.

Here is the trailer:

Beast is everything you would hope to find in an entertaining man vs. predator film with exceptional characters to root for. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Super intense!

If you enjoy this genre, you will find plenty to be excited about in this one. There are some really suspenseful moments that will have you on the edge of your seat. There’s lots of action as well, making this an entertaining ride from start to finish. 

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Characters to root for.

There is a small cast in this one, but I really liked every single character, which made me want to root for them all that much more. The film did a good job of balancing out the suspense and action along with the emotional content. It never overdid it and the pacing worked really well.

I was invested the entire time and I thought the moments between the family really helped the audience connect more with these characters.

The Cons:

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Predictable at times.

I don’t know if it’s because I saw way too many previews for this one or because I’ve seen this type of movie before, but it followed the formula you would expect to see without ever wavering. That being said, I still enjoyed the ride. 

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

Entertaining and suspenseful from start to finish!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Beast (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 “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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