Spoiler-Free Review of “Falling for Christmas” on Netflix: Surprisingly Charming

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“This is just temporary…”

Falling for Christmas premiered on November 10th 2022 on Netflix. The rom-com holiday film stars Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, Jack Wagner, and George Young. It runs for approximately an hour and thirty-five minutes.

An heiress accidentally falls while skiing and ends up with amnesia when a struggling lodge owner and his daughter agree to take her in.

Here is the trailer:

Falling for Christmas may be predictable, but it’s cute and charming in all the right ways. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Welcome back, Lindsay Lohan!

It’s been quite a while since she has appeared in anything, but I thought she was absolutely wonderful in this! There was great chemistry between our two main characters and she didn’t overdo it. There was a nice natural approach to everything, which made this film super easy to watch and enjoy.

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Cute and fun!

Sure, this film was super cheesy and silly at times, but as long as you embrace that, you’ll enjoy it more. I loved the premise and there were actually some really touching moments sprinkled in. I’d absolutely re-watch this around the holiday season. It was light and entertaining without too much fluff. More please!

The Cons:

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Rocky start…

This film started off really shaky and unsure of itself. The humor wasn’t landing and it was almost painful to watch. I was ready to turn it off, but then once we got to the main plot, the film finally found its way and identity. Phew!

If you’re unsure of things at first, just stick around until after she goes skiing. It gets better. I promise!

The film was also really predictable and generic, but I didn’t mind that because that’s what I’d expect with this type of movie.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

A pleasant surprise! Lindsay Lohan is back and better than ever!

This film is far from perfect, but it checked off all the boxes for a cute rom-com with plenty of heart.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Falling for Christmas 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!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Tourist” on HBO Max: Memento style action-thriller has its moments

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“It’s what you do now that counts…”

The Tourist released on HBO Max on March 3rd 2022 with all six episodes available to stream now. The action-thriller show stars Jamie Dornan, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Danielle Macdonald and Damon Herriman. Each episode runs for approximately 56-58 minutes.

A man wakes up in the Australian Outback with amnesia as he quickly realizes that someone is trying to kill him.

Here is the trailer:

The Tourist has lots of intense moments and twists to keep you entertained, but is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Decent action scenes…

Each episode does just enough to lure you in for more. There are some really great fight scenes, explosions, and more to satisfy action fans. Jamie Dornan plays his character well and shows us plenty of layers. Fans of Reacher and Memento will most likely enjoy this one.

Twists to keep you coming back for more.

I really enjoyed the twists in this one. The end of the first episode pulled me in for more and I had to know what was going to happen next. The show does a good job of revealing bits and pieces along the way. We don’t know who to trust and we’re just as clueless as our main character in a lot of ways.

The Cons:

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Slow moving at times…

The episodes are on the long side and there is a lot of unnecessary fluff that gets in the way. At times this show really dragged for me, but each episode managed to redeem itself with something intense to bring you back in. I just wanted a faster pace overall.

The ending was not really what I expected either but I’m sure there will be mixed feelings on it.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The Tourist has a cool premise with lots of action and twists to keep you coming back for more. There were some pacing issues but I think there is plenty to enjoy with this one, especially if you like action-thrillers.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Tourist 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.

My supernatural thriller Girl Number Thirteen is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Girl Number Thirteen is available here!

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