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 “American Horror Stories” Season 2 Premiere on Hulu: Off to a Creepy Start!

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“There’s no way out of here…”

American Horror Stories is back for season two, featuring eight anthology style episodes that will air weekly. The season premiere released on July 21st 2022. Each episode runs for approximately 42-48 minutes. 

Here is the trailer:

American Horror Stories season 2 is already off to a strong and chilling start, connecting its first episode to a popular AHS season. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fun and creepy premise!

The premiere episode did a great job of reeling its audience back in. Season one had some stand out anthology episodes, but a lot of others fell short in my opinion. I think that season two is already starting off a lot stronger, recognizing some of its weaknesses from its opening season.

The premiere episode was twisted and a lot of fun and I absolutely LOVED that it connected to another part of the AHS world. I think this formula works best for the anthology series and hopefully the remaining episodes will deliver as well.

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A cast to be excited about!

Season two will feature some series regulars like Cody Fern and Denis O’Hare, but we will also get to see some newcomers as well, including Bella Thorne, Alicia Silverstone, and Madison Iseman. I am really excited to see what they bring to the table!

The Cons:

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A plot I’ve seen before…

While I thoroughly enjoyed the season two premiere episode, it’s a plot I’ve seen before in other films and shows. It was creepy and Denis O’Hare was on another level of disturbing, but I wanted more of an edge during some parts. There were some scenes that didn’t make sense to me, but the ending redeemed itself and brought things full circle.

I just hope that this season is a little bit more consistent with its episodes this time around, but we’re off to a solid beginning. Fingers crossed that it continues!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Season two is already off to a creepy start, giving fans of the original series plenty to be excited about with some of its reveals. I’m excited to see some of the newcomers in the remaining episodes and I think we’re finally heading in the right direction!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on American Horror Stories 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 “Maggie” on Hulu: Absolutely Charming!

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“I’m a psychic…”

Maggie released on July 6th 2022 on Hulu. The rom-com series features thirteen episodes, which are all available to stream now. The show stars Rebecca Rittenhouse, Nichole Sachura, Chloe Bridges, David Del Rio, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Ray Ford. Each episode runs for approximately 22-25 minutes.

Maggie is a psychic who is used to seeing the future for other people, but when she gets a glimpse into her own future, it begins to impact her choices in the present.

Here is the trailer:

Maggie may be the perfect choice for fans of late 90’s rom-coms with its endearing characters and wholesome story. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Characters worth your time!

I absolutely fell in love with these characters. They all have something quirky and fun to bring to the table and Rebecca Rittenhouse absolutely shines as Maggie. It’s very easy to root for her character. Even though we have a lot of tropes going on, I still think these characters are a lot of fun to watch!

Stand-out character: Angel

Cute premise!

If you enjoy shows like Younger, That’s So Raven, and Ghosts, you will feel right at home with this one. There is this wholesome feel to it and it’s so entertaining to watch. The episodes are super short so you can watch as many as you want in a row without overdoing it. 

It also really channeled the rom-coms from the late 90’s and early 2000’s that I absolutely fell in love with. Sure, it was cheesy at times, but it was also cute too and the episodes got better and better throughout the show.

We got a major cliffhanger at the end of the season and I am crossing my fingers that we get a season 2!

The Cons:

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Starts off unsure of itself.

The first few episodes felt a little awkward at times. I think the show was trying to find its way and it eventually got there. Some of the humor didn’t really land for me at first and I wasn’t sure if I was going to stick around, but I’m really glad I did because the episodes got really good and continued to improve. It’s safe to say that I’m addicted now and I wish Maggie could give me a reading!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This show was so delightful to watch! I fell in love with the characters and I thought the episodes were light and a lot of fun. If you enjoy rom-coms, you’ll love this new series. It was so refreshing to watch!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Maggie 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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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Princess” on Hulu: R rated “Tangled” is a Bloody Good Time

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“You’re never getting out of here alive…”

The Princess is a dark fantasy action film that premiered on July 1st 2022 on Hulu. The film stars Joey King, Dominic Cooper, Olga Kurylenko, and Ngô Thanh Vân. It runs for an hour and thirty-five minutes.

A princess wakes up locked in a tower after refusing to marry a tyrant and must now fight her way out to escape.

Here is the trailer:

The Princess takes your average fairy-tale premise and turns it upside down, delivering with lots of action and a strong female lead. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Girl power to the extreme!

I mean, wow! These two ladies were beyond fantastic. They were so much fun to watch on screen and it was a blast rooting for them against all odds. This film was actually really bloody with its fight scenes, reminding me of Kill Bill and John Wick. These two will kick your ass and then some.

Loved it!

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A killer premise.

I thought it was brilliant to take a well-known fairy-tale premise and turn it into something else. This film was violent and brutal with so much action. It didn’t hold anything back. If you love Buffy or Xena, you will fall in love with the princess as well. So many fairy-tales focus on the “happily ever after” including marrying a prince of some kind and this film just shattered that completely in the best way possible.

The Cons:

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No real story…

While there is plenty of action to enjoy with this one, there is very little dialogue and the story is lacking. The flashbacks were meant to fill in some of these blanks but they didn’t always have a seamless transition and they felt a bit out of place at times.

I also wanted some humor in this one to make it feel more like Ready or Not. We got a few one-liners here and there, but I wanted more. I think some more well placed humor could have elevated the film.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!

This film may have its flaws, but it was so entertaining to watch! The fight scenes were fantastic and Joey King really channeled her inner warrior princess in this one. Loved it!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts on The Princess 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 “Only Murders in the Building” Season 2 on Hulu: Who-Dun-It this time?

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“I don’t do podcasts…”

Only Murders in the Building season two premiered on Hulu on June 28th 2022. The comedy crime series will have ten episodes in total. The first two episodes are available to stream now and the remaining eight will air weekly. The show stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. Each episode runs for approximately 30-35 minutes.

After becoming famous from their hit podcast, Mabel, Charles, and Oliver are back to solve a new crime…only they may be the prime suspects.

Here is the trailer:

Only Murders in the Building quickly became one of my favorite series from last year. Will the new mystery have the same quirky charm? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Picks up right where we left off.

There was a major cliffhanger at the end of season one that really set up season two perfectly. Well, we pick up right where we left off as Mabel, Charles, and Oliver are thrown into a new murder mystery to solve. Things get a bit complicated this time around since it seems like someone might be trying to frame them. There’s plenty to be excited about so far in season two. The mystery is a good one and the comedy is delivering once again.

These three characters are so much fun to watch on screen.

I can’t wait to find out more!

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New players in town.

We’ve got a few new faces this time around so it will be interesting to see who we can trust and who will become one of our new suspects. There is a new neighbor, a new potential love interest, and a few more to keep us on our toes. So far I am loving the additions and I’m interested to find out more about them.

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Mabel’s fashion is on point again!

As if there was any doubt? I absolutely loved Mabel’s fashion in season one and so far she is already delivering with her fantastic coats and bold patterns. I’d love to raid her closet!

The Cons:

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I have to wait for more episodes!

I love this show and I have been looking forward to its return. After watching the first two episodes, I immediately wanted more, but I kind of like the weekly episode release because it gives me time to run through my own list of suspects so I guess I’ll just have to be patient!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!

One of the best shows on television!

Fun, charming, and addicting in all the right ways!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Only Murders in the Building season 2 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 “Candy” on Hulu: Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey face off on Friday the 13th

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“Who kills someone with an axe?”

Candy premiered on Hulu on May 9th 2022 with five episodes available to stream now. The drama series based on a true story stars Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, and Pablo Schreiber. Each episode runs for approximately 45-48 minutes.

Based on a true story, we learn about Candy Montgomery and why she decided to kill her best friend back in 1980.

Here is the trailer:

Candy brings us a talented leading lady and a chilling case, but does this dramatization do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey are fantastic to watch.

The highlight of this series was the performances. Jessica Biel manages to make that awful wig look good somehow and Melanie Lynskey is quickly becoming one of my favorite actresses. I just love her on Yellowjackets! Both actresses did a good job of pulling me in. I thought they were electric on screen.

The rest of the cast did a solid job too and we even got a fun cameo later on worth sticking around for.

Great start and the timing of the episodes.

I actually really liked the first episode of the series. I was pulled in right away and I wanted to know more about this murder, which took place on Friday the 13th in 1980, which is the year the first film was released. Really interesting!

The timing of the episodes also really worked in this show’s favor. There were five episodes that were released each day starting on May 9th. If this show aired weekly, I probably would have lost interest, but it managed to keep me coming back for more because of the daily release schedule, which was really smart on Hulu’s part.

The Cons:

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Loses steam as the episodes continue…

This series was frustrating because it started off with a lot of potential and then quickly fell flat. The time jumps weren’t really seamless and things took a long time to develop. I also thought we were leading up to a really explosive finale and it was a little disappointing.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey are worth your time, but I was expecting a lot more with this one. The series is still watchable and it has its moments, but I would manage your expectations accordingly.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Candy 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 Hardy Boys” Season 2 on Hulu: A Mystery with Edge

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“Find another mystery…”

The Hardy Boys (season 2) premiered on Hulu on April 6th 2022 with ten episodes available to stream now. The series stars Rohan Campbell, Alexander Elliot, Bea Santos, Keana Lyn, Riley O’Donnell, and James Tupper. Each episode runs for approximately 42-44 minutes. 

Based on the iconic book series, this new re-imagining of The Hardy Boys takes place in the 1980’s. Frank and Joe Hardy are back to solve a new mystery plaguing the town of Bridgeport, but are they in over their heads this time around?

Here is the trailer:

The Hardy Boys managed to omit a lot of the teen drama that can sometimes weigh down shows like Riverdale and Nancy Drew in season one, making it a welcomed addition to the amateur sleuth genre, but does season two do enough to bring the audience back for more? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Darker mystery this time around…

I enjoyed season one, but the mystery was just kind of okay for me. Season two pulls us in right away with a darker mystery with supernatural elements which gave this series a more mature edge this time around. I think this worked in the show’s favor and I actually got through these episodes fairly quickly because I was so intrigued by what was really going on.

Loved it!

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Supporting characters get more development.

Season one focused primarily on the Hardy brothers, but I appreciated that season two took the time to really develop some of the supporting characters. Everyone contributes to the “Scooby Gang,” but we actually got to give some other characters with potential a chance to shine, which was nice to see.

The Cons:

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Frank’s trippy visions…

I didn’t mind the visions, but I had an issue with the way they were portrayed to the audience. They were just really distracting and they took away from the nostalgic Hardy Boys feel just a little. I also felt like I needed to do a re-watch of season one to remember a lot of what was going on since it’s been some time since that aired. There was a lot to remember!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

I actually enjoyed season two more than season one. The 80’s nostalgia and music soundtrack was fun once again and we got a chance to actually develop some of these interesting characters a lot more with a super creepy mystery!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Hardy Boys 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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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Girl From Plainville” on Hulu: Another Dramatized True Crime Entry

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“I love you forever…”

The Girl From Plainville premiered on Hulu on March 29th 2022 with three episodes available to stream now. The remaining five episodes will air weekly. The drama series stars Elle Fanning, Colton Ryan, Chloë Sevigny, Cara Buono, and Kai Lennox. Each episode runs for approximately 44-49 minutes.

Based on the true story of Michelle Carter’s “texting-suicide” case, we learn about the relationship between Michelle and Conrad and the events leading up to his death.

Here is the trailer:

The Girl From Plainville brings us another dramatized true crime entry, which seems to be the latest trend on streaming services, but does this one do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Moving performances by Fanning and Ryan.

Much like some of the other dramatized true crime stories I have been watching, this one features incredible portrayals and performances. Everything just seemed real and believable. It’s not always easy showing the audience this side when dealing with a story that the whole world is familiar with, but I thought the actors really gave it their all.

An interesting story.

Even though I know about this case, I was still intrigued while watching this series. I think the show did a good job of pulling the audience in with important moments and details that were worth exploring. 

The Cons:

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Super heavy content…

Viewers should absolutely pay attention to the advisory warnings at the beginning of each episode. There is a lot of sensitive content and the show could be emotionally draining at times. This slowed down the pace a little bit. The time jumps were also a little bit confusing. A documentary was released back in 2019 dealing with the same case so I’m not sure you’ll find anything that new in this dramatized version, but it still has its moments and the pacing improved for me as the episodes continued.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The series is highlighting an interesting story and the performances are truly moving. I’m not sure that the show is showing us anything truly new or different from the actual events but there is enough content here to keep me coming back for more.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Girl From Plainville 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 “Deep Water” on Hulu: Erotic Thriller has its moments

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“Do you know I love you?”

Deep Water premiered on March 18th 2022 on Hulu. Based on the novel of the same name, the erotic thriller stars Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Finn Wittrock and Lil Rel Howery. It runs for approximately an hour and fifty-five minutes.

A husband allows his wife to have affairs, but winds up being the prime suspect when her lovers suddenly go missing…

Here is the trailer:

Deep Water is brought to us from the same director of Fatal Attraction and Unfaithful, attempting to find another Gone Girl gem, but does this film do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck are magnetic on screen.

I really like Ana de Armas as an actress and she can play crazy really well. I thought both actors did a good job with their portrayals. Both characters were far from normal and yet they still had a lot of chemistry between them, which made the film more entertaining.

Picks up steam as things progress.

The movie was a little on the long side for me. Normally I expect these soapy erotic thrillers to run around 90 minutes, but once the plot started to advance, things got really intense and the scenes leading up to the ending had me on the edge of my seat.

The Cons:

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Tries too hard to be the next Gone Girl

Even though Ben Affleck did a good job in this, I couldn’t get this comparison out of my head and even though the films are very different, it felt like it was trying to live up to this hype. I also was looking for a crazy twist or reveal to really make my head spin and things played out in a predictable way for the most part.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

If you like soapy-Lifetime-esque thrillers, you’ll enjoy this one on a rainy Saturday evening. There are some intense moments embedded into this film that were actually done really well, but I wanted a little bit more overall. Either way, it was an enjoyable watch for the most part.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Deep Water 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 Dropout” on Hulu: Amanda Seyfried puts forth a valiant effort

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“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

The Dropout premiered on Hulu on March 3rd 2022 with three episodes available to stream now. The remaining five episodes will air weekly. The drama series stars Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy and Elizabeth Marvel. Each episode runs for approximately 50-55 minutes.

Based on the true story of Elizabeth Holmes, who was convicted of defrauding investors, we witness the dramatized version in this series.

Here is the trailer:

The Dropout follows in Inventing Anna’s footsteps, bringing us another dramatized true story entry. Is it worthy of your next binge-watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Amanda Seyfried’s portrayal is fantastic.

I’m not sure that I would have watched this if someone else starred in this role. Amanda Seyfried is such an incredible actress and she really gives every role her all. Her performance has been really believable so far and I think she is electric on screen.

Plus, I’m a huge fan of LOST alum, Naveen Andrews!

Intriguing premise.

Much like Inventing Anna, I was pulled into this story as well. I think that each episode does enough to keep the audience coming back for more. It may be a well known story, but it is adding in enough content to build momentum for what’s to come.

The Cons:

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Could use some more soapy drama mixed in…

I kind of liked how Inventing Anna took some liberties with the true story. It made everything more interesting. The Dropout is following the story pretty closely from what I have seen so far and it could use some more drama here and there to keep things entertaining.

I’m not entirely sure on the intended angle just yet, but I’m sure there may be issues with creating sympathy for someone who defrauded so many people in real life as well…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The series is highlighting an interesting story and I think that Amanda Seyfried’s performance is absolutely worth a watch. I’m not sure if I need five more episodes of this, but I’ll stick around to see what happens next because I think there is enough quality content here.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Dropout 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 new young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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