Spoiler-Free Review of “Stars at Noon” on Hulu: A Powerful Performance

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“Things aren’t as simple here as you want to think…”

Stars at Noon premiered on Hulu on October 28th 2022. The romantic drama-thriller stars Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn, Benny Safdie, and John C. Reilly. It runs for approximately two hours and seventeen minutes.

When a young American journalist is stranded in Nicaragua, she meets a handsome stranger who could help her escape, but she soon learns that their affair may have put them in even more danger.

Here is the trailer:

Stars at Noon tells a powerful story with a strong lead at its core, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Incredible performance by Qualley.

I was completely drawn in by her portrayal of Trish. She was stuck in a horrible situation and yet she still was able to find glimmers of hope and beauty, revealing different emotions along her journey. Her journey felt very real and scary at times, but she still managed to stay strong and driven, which made her such an interesting and layered character to watch on screen.

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Beautifully shot.

There was something very simple about the way this film was shot. The setting was dark and hopeless at times, but it was also incredibly beautiful and peaceful. I really felt like I was transported to another part of the world. Even the simple moments of Trish walking down the street were just so well done. The overall tone just worked really well.

The Cons:

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Not what I was expecting…

I thought I was going to witness some kind of erotic thriller and there was plenty of flesh shown, but I wanted some more thrills to hold my attention. This movie was way too long and things didn’t really start to get interesting until well over an hour. I couldn’t finish this film in one sitting.

I appreciate that the film was going for a more realistic feel, but I wanted something with a little more edge because this film had the potential to be truly spectacular.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

A strong performance and moments of true brilliance, but this film could have eliminated a lot of its unnecessary moments to shorten its overall runtime.

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

PLAY BY THE RULES…STAY ALIVE…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Dashcam” on Hulu: Completely Bonkers…

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“I am just running away from the madness…”

Dashcam originally released on January 19th 2022, but was added to Hulu’s lineup in October 2022. The found footage horror film stars Annie Hardy, Amar Chadha-Patel, and Angela Enahoro. It runs for approximately an hour and nineteen minutes.

Bored with lockdown, a livestreamer makes the mistake of giving a ride to a stranger who is not as she seems.

Here is the trailer:

Dashcam attempts to capitalize off the success of its predecessor, Host with a similar format, but does it pack the same punch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Impressive camera work.

I’m not a huge fan of found footage films in general. I tend to get dizzy watching them, but I thought this film did a good job with its camera work. There were some crazy and shocking moments toward the end that were really well shot.

Plenty of gross out gore…

I could have done without a lot of the extreme gross out visuals, but if that’s your kind of thing, you’ll find plenty of it in this film.

The Cons:

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One of the most annoying characters I have ever witnessed…

I almost turned this movie off several times before we got to anything weird or scary because the main character was just so unlikable and annoying. Her livestream show, “BandCar” was ridiculous. I didn’t find any humor in this at all. I just found her to be so obnoxious, which made me lose my patience with the rest of the film.

I get trying to portray the type of livestreamer you might see during the pandemic, but I thought Deadstream on Shudder did a much better job with this.

Silly and immature plot with very little going for it…

Other than the extreme gross out moments (which I was not a fan of) and some of the violent acts caught on film, by the time I got to the end of this movie I was grateful it was over. I really wasn’t a fan of this one, which was extremely disappointing since I thoroughly enjoyed Host.

I think there were a lot of missed opportunities in this film and any potential glimmers of greatness were completely stifled by its loud and annoying main character.

So am I in or out?

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Unfortunately I’m out on this one…

I’m all for something different and unique, but this film wasted a lot of its opportunities on silly fluff which took away from any true moments of horror.

If you’re into found footage horror films with livestreamers at the center, I’d recommend watching Deadstream instead, which really nailed the horror comedy angle.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Dashcam 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 “See for Me” on Hulu: Modern take on “Wait Until Dark” Delivers with Edge-of-your-seat Thrills!

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“You think being blind is going to save you?”

See for Me originally released in January 2022, but premiered on Hulu in October 2022. The home-invasion thriller stars Skyler Davenport, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Laura Vandervoort and Kim Coates. It runs for approximately an hour and thirty-two minutes.

When a blind former skier named Sophie cat sits at an extravagant mansion, three men break in to rob the place. Sophie reaches out for help through an app when an army veteran named Kelly answers her call, determined to help her survive the night.

Here is the trailer:

See for Me grips you from the start and never lets go with strong characters to root for and plenty of intense moments up until the very end. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Thrilling from start to finish.

If you enjoy home-invasion thrillers, there is plenty to enjoy with this one. I thought the film did a fantastic job of building suspense with a fast pace. There wasn’t too much set-up and the house setting worked perfectly. I was honestly on the edge of my seat the entire time and I loved the modern take on Wait Until Dark. Sure, it borrowed a lot from it, but it also found its own voice and made the necessary adjustments to make this relevant with today’s generation.

I loved that this film didn’t try to do too much. It didn’t indulge in silly twists or unnecessary fluff. It just embraced a simple and effective formula that worked and went with it. I loved every second of it!

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Characters to root for!

Both of the female leads were incredible! I loved the team-up and I thought both actresses gave believable performances. We got enough layers to invest in them without weighing down the film. Girl power to the extreme!

The Cons:

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I don’t have any…

This was my type of movie from start to finish. I love simple thrillers that pull you in without trying to over-complicate things. This film just earned its spot as one of my favorite thrillers and I look forward to re-watching it in the future because it was exactly what I was looking for!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!!!

An intense thriller worth your time with incredible leads and a simple formula that just works!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

PLAY BY THE RULES…STAY ALIVE…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Matriarch” on Hulu: A Bizarre and Wild Watch…

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“Things could be better…”

Matriarch premiered on Hulu on October 21st 2022. The British folk horror film stars Jemima Rooper, Katie Dickie, Sarah Paul, and Simon Meacock. It runs for an hour and twenty-five minutes.

An overworked alcoholic and drug addict decides to reconnect with her mother after nearly losing her life, unraveling something dark and sinister in her old village.

Here is the trailer:

Matriarch is a low budget slow burn horror film featuring two believable performances and one of the craziest reveals and endings I have seen in a while. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Well done performances.

I’m not sure that this film would have packed the same punch without the electric performances from both of its leads. Rooper had to portray a lot and I think she put forth a valiant effort. Dickie was eerie and magnetic as always. 

Crazy and creepy ending I didn’t see coming…

The beginning of the film drew me in and there was a creepy and unsettling vibe that was really disturbing. I didn’t know what to expect by the time we got to the reveals and they really threw me for a loop. The ending was completely bonkers, but it went all in and I appreciate that. If you like folk horror films, you’ll enjoy this one. I’m honestly still not sure if I liked it or not, but it was definitely something different!

The Cons:

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Slow moving at times…

The middle of the film dragged a lot. The film wasn’t long at all, but I felt like I had been watching it for a while until we got to the crazy stuff and then the film recaptured my full attention.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Unsettling, disturbing, and bizarre!

This film had its flaws, but I think it managed to embrace the folk horror genre effectively, bringing us something truly disturbing and different.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Matriarch 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 “Grimcutty” on Hulu: A Gen Z Teen’s Nightmare

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“You sure you don’t have a phone?”

Grimcutty released on Hulu on October 10th 2022. The supernatural horror film stars Sara Wolfkind, Shannyn Sossamon, Usman Ally, and Alona Tal. It runs for approximately an hour and forty minutes.

A teen girl is plagued by a frightening internet challenge that is manifested by the hysteria of her parents.

Here is the trailer:

Grimcutty feels very much like a cross between Slender Man and Pulse, highlighting the danger of technology and what happens when parents overreact to social media exposure. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Tries to do something different…

While this is hardly the first film I have seen about the dangers of the internet, I thought Grimcutty made a valiant effort to think outside the box with its concept. While I wouldn’t necessarily say that I was really terrified throughout my watch, I appreciated the idea behind the film and I think it executed a lot of things really well.

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Some familiar faces…

Shannyn Sossamon starred in One Missed Call back in 2008 so it was nice to see her in this film. She is no stranger to a killer phone…

I thought all of the characters did a good job with what they were given. I’m not sure that anyone really stood out, but the performances were believable enough to keep me interested.

The Cons:

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The Grimcutty isn’t that scary…

Sure, it’s weird looking and odd, but it didn’t frighten me the way some supernatural creatures have. Even though I preferred this film to Slender Man, the actual Slender Man is a lot scarier than this guy. If the Grimcutty was truly frightening, this film may have worked a lot better, but it was honestly laughable at times.

I also thought this film was longer than it needed to be. I didn’t need anything dragged out on this one.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

An interesting concept with some entertaining moments.

This film was actually a lot better than I thought it would be. If you enjoy films like Slender Man and pretty much any horror film involving technology, you’ll feel right at home with this one.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Grimcutty 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 “Hellraiser” (2022) on Hulu: “No Tears, please.”

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“It’s a puzzle box…”

Hellraiser (2022) released on Hulu on October 7th 2022. The reinvention of the 1987 original film stars Odessa A’zion, Jamie Clayton, Adam Faison, Drew Starkey, Brandon Flynn, and Goran Visnjic. The film runs for approximately 2 hours.

A young woman struggling with addiction must face off against the Cenobites when her brother is brutally taken by them.

Here is the trailer:

Hellraiser (2022) doesn’t hold back with its extreme gore, reeling fans of the original film back in for some gruesome pleasure. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Cringe-worthy gore that would make the original proud…

Hellraiser (1987) and the sequel are an acquired taste, but they are noteworthy for their extreme 80’s gore, bringing the audience into a twisted world of pain and pleasure with one of the scariest villains of all time. I thoroughly enjoy the first two films, but the franchise goes off the rails after that.

Hellraiser (2022) does not shy away from the bloody violence, bringing us something even more disturbing. This film is not for the faint of heart…

If you’re looking for lots of gore, you’ll get plenty to enjoy in the new film.

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Jamie Clayton steps in nicely.

Pinhead is a terrifying villain and gave me nightmares for years. Jamie Clayton’s version had a different feel, but I thought she did a very good job. There was something so sinister and eerie about her presence. I didn’t find her as terrifying as Doug Bradley’s version, but she really went all in with this role and it worked.

More please!

The Cons:

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A little too long and overcomplicates things…

I didn’t think this film needed to be two hours long. There was some unnecessary fluff that could have easily been cut out. I also could have done without the twists and additional story elements thrown our way. 

I get that the film was trying to find its own separate identity while channeling the original film, but it lost a little bit of its magic this way. Sometimes less is more…

I also wasn’t a huge fan of our female lead. She didn’t come close to Kirsty and that’s OK since she isn’t her, but I found the character to be a little whiny and annoying. I couldn’t get behind her as a final girl to root for.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Hellraiser (2022) delivers with extreme signature blood and gore, making this a decent reinvention of the original film, but I didn’t need all of the excess story-lines, which got in the way of pure greatness.

Either way, this film ranks very high in the franchise for me and easily beats out all of the films that came after the sequel.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Hellraiser (2022) 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 “Wedding Season” on Hulu: In Love with a Criminal

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“I object…”

Wedding Season premiered on September 8th 2022 on Hulu. There are eight episodes in total that are all available to stream now. The thriller-comedy series stars Rosa Salazar, Gavin Drea, Jamie Michie, and Callie Cooke. Each episode is approximately 34-37 minutes.

Stefan attempts to talk the love of his life out of marrying the wrong guy, but things get complicated when her new family is murdered and Stefan becomes the main suspect.

Here is the trailer:

Wedding Season has a killer fun premise with likable leads, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Great chemistry between Stefan and Katie.

Rosa Salazar is quickly becoming one of my favorite new actresses and she dominates the screen in this one. I actually really liked Stefan’s character as well and I enjoyed the Bonnie and Clyde-esque adventures. There was believable chemistry between them and a spark that lit up the screen.

The thrilling moments were a lot of fun!

I really enjoyed the moments in the present day timeline and I thought these two were so much fun to watch. Stefan’s reactions to what was going on were hilarious and I was actually on the edge of my seat quite a few times. This series had elements of a light thriller with a dangerous romance to keep us invested.

The Cons:

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Tries to do too much…

While I enjoyed the mash-up of rom-com moments and thrilling action, this show attempted to cram a lot into thirty minute episodes. Sometimes the flashbacks were slightly confusing and I much preferred the present day timeline. The friend characters were OK and served their purpose, but there was some unnecessary fluff to sift through.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Overall, this was an enjoyable watch and I loved Rosa Salazar’s character, but sometimes less is more and I think this series over-complicated things a little too much at times. That being said, I still was satisfied with my ride and there are plenty of entertaining moments up until the very end.

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

PLAY BY THE RULES…STAY ALIVE…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Tell Me Lies” on Hulu: Addicted to Love

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“Do you still love me?”

Tell Me Lies released on Hulu on September 7th 2022 with the first three episodes available to stream now. The remaining seven episodes will air weekly. Based on the novel of the same name and produced by Emma Roberts, the romance-drama series stars Grace Van Patten, Jackson James White, Catherine Missal, and Spencer House. Each episode runs for approximately 42-46 minutes.

Lucy becomes obsessed with a guy at college who has a few secrets of his own, as we follow a toxic relationship and how it impacts the lives of those around them.

Here is the trailer:

Tell Me Lies is a guilty pleasure slow burn that highlights just how dangerous some relationships can be while giving us a deadly secret to ponder over. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Lucy has layers.

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of watching shows centered around a female character who is starry-eyed and naive about all the wrong things. Lucy is a darker character and really intriguing to watch. I liked Grace Van Patten in Nine Perfect Strangers and so far she is really captivating my attention in this series. 

Stephen is a mystery and just when I think I have him figured out, we are thrown a curve ball at the end of episode three that has me anxiously waiting to find out more.

Well played!

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Not your average love story…

I didn’t really know what to expect with this one and I haven’t read the book, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this from the start. I was drawn in completely to this bad romance with edge and I am loving every second of it. I can’t wait to see things unfold into something really dark and chaotic. 

I also like that there is a mystery in the background and after that cliffhanger at the end of episode three, I need to know more about it immediately!

The Cons:

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The supporting characters aren’t as interesting…

We’re spending some time on some of the other characters, but I’m honestly not that interested. I just want to know about Lucy and Stephen, but I don’t need that many details about the lives of everyone else unless it directly relates to them. The actors do a decent enough job, but I’ve seen enough college and teen dramas before and they aren’t doing anything that extraordinary. Our main characters are, however.

The hook-up scenes are a bit excessive. We pretty much get one with every new transition, but it hasn’t taken away from the main story that much so far.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

An addicting and steamy romance with a dark edge!

It’s safe to say that I’m hooked and then some! I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

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

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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 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 “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!

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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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