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Shazam! (2019)
9/10
Simply a very fun filled family adventure film
22 July 2019
What a wonderful fun filled adventure film for ALL ages with a twist on the super hero genre. Since this superhero is a 16 year old boy named Billie Batson (Asher Angel) who unexpectedly transforms into an adult sized super hero (Zacahry Levi) by merely calling out the single word SHAZAM!

The young 16 year old Billy is a lost and troubled teenager being moved by the city of Philadelphia's social services division from one foster home to the next from as early an age as three (3) as he keeps getting into trouble. Billy yearns to be re-united with his birth mother but to no avail. His most recent foster home placement is a kaleidoscope of four (4) other foster children, who are being raised by a married couple who were also raised as foster children themselves.

As much as Billy believes he can only rely on himself and no one else, his new foster family quickly grows on him as they reach out with love and genuine concern for his well being. Billy's moment of strength first comes to light when his yappy handicapped foster brother Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) is being bullied and although Billy's common sense is telling him to walk away he quickly realizes he needs to lend a helping fist in this fight with the much larger two (2) bullies. As a result of his sacrificing his own body for that of his new foster brother he finds himself being transformed into a vapor world where a strange wizard indulges Billy with his magic staff and the word SHAZAM which transforms Billy into a super hero.

As can be expected from any super hero there has to be a number of enemies and/or villains to fight and that is where the most evil Dr. Sivana (Mark Strong) comes into the picture to wreak evil on the world but especially on young Billy's new foster family. Okay so the battles between superhero Shazam and Dr. Sivana are predictable, the ending is not so predictable but what it is, is very entertaining and leaves the door wide open for a sequel which Mrs. Shullivan and I will be most eagerly looking forward to.

On a personal note, we wish to thank set dresser Toni Wong for including our little Christmas gift to her (Santa Clause plush toy riding a motorcycle) in the pawn shop scene. This little touch made the adventure film Shazam a truly memorable family experience for the Morvay family.
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9/10
Fascinating insight yet tragic for the entire world
16 July 2019
Who could ever fathom that the main reason the terrorists of al-Qaeda lead by the independently wealthy Osama bin Laden would have cost so many lives to be lost in the air attacks that occurred on September 11th, 2001, could have been neutralized only if the American CIA and FBI intelligence agencies would have shared vital information between their respective and unfortunate independent intelligence operations.

This is a well acted ten (10) part mini-series that is based on actual events and many of the key American and foreign personnel who were actively involved in the gathering of intelligence on terrorists such as al-Qaeda.

Mrs. Shullivan and I were glad to see that much of the horrific events that occurred on September 11th, 2001, were not the focus of this mini-series, but rather how the events leading up to this tragic day in the history of mankind evolved over the preceding years and by the key players responsible for fighting the terrorists organizations such as al-Qaeda.

This is most definitely a must see. A 9 out of 10 rating
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Chasing the Moon (2019 TV Movie)
7/10
The nostalgia of the space race brought back to the forefront
16 July 2019
I always enjoy documentaries that just lay out the basic facts and avoid sensationalizing actual events. In the case of the 1960's space race between the Russians and Americans both countries faltered which had the most absolute deadliest of consequences. Astronauts were sacrificed for the space race and wives and children lost their husbands and fathers.

Why I mention the nostalgic approach was LIFE magazine had an exclusive with some of the astronauts of the Apollo missions and we were invited right into the astronauts family homes as the wives and children watched on their black and white television sets the flight missions along side their fellow astronaut families and family parish priests. What Life magazine provided to the astronauts for this exclusive was a $100 thousand dollar life insurance policy to the astronauts family in case of death in space. This is a bet you would rather LIFE magazine never had to pay out on.

This is a must see three (3) part documentary series that provides exceptional historical coverage of the earliest space missions culminating on the first landing of man on the moon. Who would have ever thought this was possible even in the year 2020?
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Bring the Funny (2019– )
2/10
Funny ha ha? No! Just No! More like "Funny Nah Nah"
11 July 2019
I love good comedy and this just stunk to high heaven. They spend far too much time focusing on the three (3) judges and the hostess who are so phony pretending to be participating in the best party in the world, with that fake"canned laughter" that is a staple of the show. Don't waste my time...or yours. I laughed more during the last CNN Democratic debate and they probably draw about the same Nelson ratings. Low....Very Low

Funny Ha Ha? No! Just No! More like "Funny Nah Nah"

A 2 out of 10 rating
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Grand Hotel (2019– )
7/10
Anyone in the service/hospitality industry would appreciate the employee/employer dynamics
10 July 2019
After watching the first five (5) episodes of Grand Hotel Mrs. Shullivan and I believe there are a sufficient number of plots, sub-plots, family and industry dynamics to keep this series going strong for quite a few seasons. Although the pilot episode leaves the audience with the impression that this may just be another stupid soap opera mystery, my advice would be to hang in there and watch a few more episodes to see so many of the actors/actresses characters and friendships evolve into many intriguing story lines.

Demián Bichir and Roselyn Sanchez nail it as Mr. and Mrs.Mendoza, the owners and hands-on operators of the Miami, Florida, Grand Hotel. As this is each of their second marriages they live in their hotel along with their mixed family of three (3) adult daughters and one (1) son.

The series has quickly evolved into a character driven series and less of a mystery. Mrs. Shullivan and I are glad we hung in there, just like many employees in the service and hotel industry have to to survive.

I'm rating the series a 7 out of 10 and I am optimistic my rating will improve just as the series is getting stronger with each episode. A season 2 is almost a sure thing!
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5/10
An interesting yet slipshod road trip adventure
8 July 2019
Harvey Keitel acting in almost any movie will turn up the heat and his ability to steal scenes playing many various characters is well known. Having just watched this road trip adventure/fantasy film I came away with the feeling that I was glad to have seen Harvey Keitel play the delusional Elivis Presley who to the other characters surprise, Byron Gruman (Johnathon Schaech) this Elvis impersonator seemed to know far too many remote and personal moments of the real Elvis's life.

The first half of the film grabs you and holds you until the end of the film, but the latter half is weak and Elvis's kink in his armor is gradually revealed.

I give this film a passable 5 out of 10 rating.
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9/10
And so Doc rides off into the sunset on his rocket train with his new family
8 July 2019
The Back to the Future trilogy is now complete and we have now seen time travel from the current 1985 back to 1955 then fast forward to 2015 and then slingshot back to the old cowpoke days of 1885 in Hill Valley. Don't despair though because that dastardly badman Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen / Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) is back in the saddle to wreak havoc on not only the town of Hill Valley but to challenge quick draw Marty McFly to a draw.

Marty travels back to 1885 to try and save his good friend Doc, Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) after his name appears on a tombstone after drawing against Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen. Good old Doc the scientist also finds a fellow book lover of H.G. Wells time travel in the pretty Clara Clayton (Mary Steenburgen) and rather than have the romance aspect revolve around Marty McFly this time their are hearts a fluttering with Dr. Emmett Brown so the third time around is in fact a charm.

It was a great way to end the trilogy and a western to boot!

I give this third chapter a steady 9 out of 10 rating.
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9/10
You got me going in circles
8 July 2019
Whose on first? There's McFly's in the future and lots of dopplegangers in the past (1955 & 1985). Some reviewers said there was too much of Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) both the old Biff guy and the young tough Biff guy but I liked the conflict that this sequel created with the tug of war(s) between the old and current Biff's and Marty McFly's. I was disappointed that Crispin Glover did not reprise his role as Marty McFly's feeble father George McFly but the writers were able to work him out of this film sequel admirably. (I understand Crispin Glover had sued Zemeckis for the illicit use of his image via a mask and he won his lawsuit?)

At more than one point I will admit I lost track if Marty and Doc were in 1955 or in 1985 and which Marty McFly was real or travelling back to the future. Although the storyline was not as intriguing as the original it was more than enjoyable to want Mrs. Shullivan and I to proceed further and immediately plop in disc 3 and watch the finale film Back to the Future 3.

I mean, who isn't curious what the future has in store for yourself eh?

I rated this sequel an excellent 9 out of 10 rating.
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10/10
Forget about your own troubles for awhile and enjoy this family/adventure/sci-fi classic
8 July 2019
I have watched this 1985 film classic Back to the Future several times now and I have never grown tired of it. Not only does it stand the test of time (no pun intended) but this family adventure just keeps getting better and better, My three sons grew up watching it with me and in the next few years into the future our first grandson will also be old enough to enjoy this treasure trove of a film.

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd make every minute "a must see" with the worlds destiny imminently at stake. Added to the quality of the cast are Marty McFly's parents played by Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover, and I just loved the films' buffed bully Biff Tannen played to perfection by Thomas F. Wilson,

This is certainly one of the top 100 films of the second half of the twentieth century in film making and an all time film classic to ensure Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd's legacy as bona fide film stars.

A perfect 10 out of 10 rating!!!!!
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7/10
Lets not quibble about the facts and just enjoy the fiction
6 July 2019
Bill Harley, Arthur and Walter Davidson were real people who were responsible for the evolution of not only the Harley Davidson mototcycle but also were the genesis of many of the designs and motors of other motorcycle manufacturers who flourished over the past century. Both Mrs. Shullivan and I enjoyed this semi-autobiography of the Harely Davidson motorcycle manufacturers. Of course the producers took liberty with the time, dates, and sequence of some of the actual events but please remember the motorcycle, especially the Harley Davidson motorcycle(s) is a story of over half a century of engineering, evolution, business savvy, loyalty and true friendships. Try putting all that realistically into a few hours of screen time and at the same time make it as entertaining as this mini-series is.

This biography is both entertaining as well as information based even if the writers/director took liberties with actual events. Mrs. Shullivan and I quite enjoyed it. I give the mini-series a 7 out of 10 rating.
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7/10
It will make your heart melt....a boy/man and his dog
6 July 2019
Ethan is an 8 year old boy whose best friend Bailey was his dog through to his teen years. There is probably ten (10) percent of the population or more that can relate to having a loving pet for many years and then one day having to make that awful decision to put your pet down for humanitarium reasons. Bailey is a dog who we get to see come back to life four (4) times as a different dog breeds each time and with different experiences, some good, some not so good.

Josh Gad is the voice of Bailey throughout each of his four (4) lives and the veteran Walt Disney actor Dennis Quaid is the adult Ethan who finds it too far fetched to believe that the stray dog that shows up on his family farm some decades later is his old Bailey brought back o life in another dogs skin just to mes with his head.

This film will tug at your heart strings and provide tears of joy as well as tears of sadness. It's a great film for young and old alike.

I give the film a 7 out of 10 rating
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6/10
Srinivasa Ramanujan is deserving of his place in the history books
6 July 2019
From humble beginnings Srinivasa Ramanujan knew he was destined for greatness if only given half a chance to prove his intellectual capabilities in the field of mathematics. Dev Patel does an extraordinary justice to the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

At the turn of the 19th century, England's prestigious Trinity Cleege, University of Cambridge in England was the home of wealthy and influential scholars and the students came from mainly well to do backgrounds. After hearing (and subsequently reading) some of Srinivasa Ramanujan's intuitive mathematical theories, English mathematician G. H. Hardy at the University of Cambridge, England sent for him to come to England to study and prove his theories through the formal scientific methodology.

Keep in mind that in the decade of 1910-1920 travel was by ship and the trip from India to England would not have been a very pleasant way to travel abroad. Srinivasa Ramanujan struggled at first at Cambidge feelinf isolated and alone after leaving behind his family in India, and being the victim of prejudice by the British subjects who looked down upon their Indian math wiz.

This is a true story of hope, perserverance, and a man's unique genius in the field of math. It is a true story well worth watching and Dev Patel portrays Srinivasa Ramanujan with the utmost honesty and heart felt loyalty to his reliefs both in mathematics as well as his religion.

A deserving 6 out of 10 rating
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4/10
A Most Forgettable and Overrated Film
6 July 2019
The premise of a young up and coming man with ambition making it in the fuel industry with his beautiful wife and two (2) children after just moving into their dream home and in a tony neighborhood is turned upside down rather quickly in the cut throat business he has chosen.

I always enjoy the retro scenery of the past decades (the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and even the 80's) and A Most Violent Year did a good job in maintaining the scenery of that 80's era, especially with the vehichles. What I didn't enjoy though was the storyline and the over played ethnic roles of the players in the fuel industry.

The story was slow and yet predicable, lacking any level of suspense and/or characters that you could either love or hate. No memorable performances to speak of either.

I give this film a paltry 4 out of 10 rating.
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Five Days (2007–2010)
4/10
After Investing five (5) hours in watching this I found the ending so disappointing
6 July 2019
Who doesn't love a good mystery with twists and turns and a surprise ending? In Five Days the writers put together a five part mini-series that quite frankly took the viewer to a very disappointing ending. The various characters all had potential to provide a classic mystery "who done it?", but instead we are provided a confusing and messy ending that within less than five (5) days it will have totally fallen off of my personal memory bank.

Not mysterious. Not classic. Not entertaining.

Pass on this one

I give Five Days a 4 out of 10 rating.
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The Stork Derby (2002 TV Movie)
8/10
Just proves that even a dead lawyer can scam you out of money
3 July 2019
During the depression there were the "Have's" and mostly the "Have Not's". This made for TV film is based on factual events about a dead lawyer who in 1926 leaves in his will that the Toronto, Onraio, Canadian woman who has born the most babies in the 10 years after his death, will recieve an award of one (1) million dollars. So the stork race begins with the largest newspaper in the country the Toronto Star, promoting who the leading candidates are since they had birthed several babies in the few years after their beneficiary's death.

The film refelects these publicized families as good Catholics who seem to pop babies out at will, one right after the other, but mostly in poverty. There is a twist at the end of this film that is reflective of the varying degrees of a families status based on their income, residence, as well as their ethnic race and religious background. Mrs. Shullivan and I both found the film enlightening, with very good acting. Our overall opinion of the trade of being a lawyer just becomes even more smarmy and untrustworthy based on the actual behaviour of the deceased Toronto Lawyer Charles Millar a wealthy never-married lawyer, who in 1926 placed in his last testament and will a prize of one (1) million dollars to the woman who bore the most babies in the next 10 years since his death and what turned out to be a rigged contest from the get go.
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6/10
War is hell
3 July 2019
Warning: Spoilers
This film may be a bit unrealistic with the gist of the film being about four (4) pre-teen boys who spend their summer vacation riding on their bicycles around their Califormia suburb neighborhood pretending to be soldiers capturing and killing each other, until they run smack dab into a real life Japanese soldier who is injured and rather than reporting the enemy to the authorities they develop sympathy for him and choose to bring him food and water and hide him in their abandoned factory make believe fortress.

The film does remind us of the air raids that were underway during world war 2 and how every citizen with even a fraction of Japanese heritage needed to be rounded up, their property sold, and placed in internment camps. The acting was above par, the vintage scenery and automobiles of the era were fun reminiscing, and the story does have a happy ending for three (3) of the four (4) boys. The fourth boy was Japanese and he had to say goodbye to his neighborhood buddies as his family was rounded up and placed in a camp. As for the wounded Japanese soldier, there is a (sort of) happy ending for him which I won't divulge but I will say the film is worth a watch to remind us all how war is hell.
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Mr Selfridge (2013–2016)
5/10
What sticks out most in this series is what a terrible actor Jeremy Piven is
3 July 2019
Mrs. Shullivan and I booked a summer cottage and hunkered down in the evenings to binge watch multiple episodes of Mr. Selfridge all the while hoping the series would improve and hold us spellbound as the seasons progressed. This series may be loosely based on real people, and real retail store empires, but it became evident by the end of season 2 that what we were actually watching was an over dramatized "event series" whose lead actor Jeremy Piven's portrayal of the retail store giant entrepreneur Mr. Selfridge was more of a cartoon character who came across as a stand-in performer for someone else who was unfamiliar with his talking lines as well as the emotions his character was intended to evoke.

So we hung in there for all four (4) seasons and we were totally disappointed that this television series only memorable scenes were the episode ending credits which brought us ever so closer to the series ending episode. Actor Ron Cook who plays the down to earth CFO Mr. Crabb, to Mr. Selfridge was the saving grace in any scene he appeared in. Jeremy Piven however is credited as a producer, as well as a co-producer and even an executive producer so maybe he considered this series as his own special vanity project to show off his acting chops, or his crowning achievement, but instead he (personally) failed miserably and I for one am left with a low opinion of any future TV and/or film projects that the actor Jeremy Piven may be involved in if Mr. Selfridge is to be considered his baby.

I am only giving the series a more than generous 5 out of 10 rating as we invested forty (40) hours of our summer vacation late evening time in binge watching this biographical/historical series and I would otherwise be admitting I am a bigger fool than I actually am in wasting forty (40) hours of my time otherwise.
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Going Home (1971)
6/10
A tug at your heart strings drama even some 48 years later
13 June 2019
If someone says they have had the perfect life they are either lying or are a single child being raised by a single parent, and even then maybe they just have not lived long enough. There are three fine perfomances on display by a young Jan-Michael Vincent, Brenda Vaccaro and of course Robert Mitchum.

This is a story only a few families may be able relate to in relation to a murder of one parent by another parent, and in this case it is about Robert Mitchum while in a drunken stupor murdering his own wife as his young son around seven (7) years of age is left parentless after his father is imprisoned. Eventually Mitchu is released from prison and he has a new girlfriend (Vaccaro) to which they are trying to re-build their lives when unexpectedly Mitchum's now teenage son (Jan-Michael Vincent) suddenly appears at their door.

Neither father, son, nor Brenda Vaccaro who is Mitchum's live-in trailer girlfriend know how to adapt to being a family since Mitchum has spent the last decade or so in prison while his young son grew up in foster homes. It is not an easy watch as stuff happens in real life that is unpleasant to have to hear, let alone watch. But families can overcome great difficulties if they can learn to live with their pasts and become better people. This is the story of father Harry K. Graham (Robert Mitchum), estranged son Jimmy Graham (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Harry's live in girlfriend Jenny Benson (Brenda Vaccaro) who have to try and find a way to not only survive but to live as a family.

A 6/10 rating
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2/10
What's that bad smell?
13 June 2019
If this Morning Show Mystery: Murder on the Menu is what the producers are cooking as a mystery series, I can tell you that there is no mystery here just a terrible smell and lots of smoke without substance from the stove top burning.

Actress Holly Robinson Peete plays a gourmet chef named Billie whose passion is more in crime solving than running a restaurant. My opionion is that Billie needs to spend less time out on the street vainly trying to act as a cutesy wutesy amateur sleuth, and more time displaying some vagueness of being a top rated chef. In any event cook and/or crime solver this kitchen curio stinks to HIGH heaven.

Not worth more than a 2 out of 10 rating. Hey what's that bad smell?????
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Summer of 84 (2018)
9/10
A Top 10 Drive-In Classic
10 June 2019
If you want to see a very entertaining and suspenseful film, then don't miss Summer of '84. This is a suspense/mystery film about four (4) teenage boys who meet regularly in their tree house clubhouse to scan through dirty girly magazines, talk about the hottest looking neighborhood girls, and discuss conspiracy theories and serial killers that are on the loose. One evening as young Davey Armstrong (Graham Verchere) is peering out through his binoculars in his bedroom window to hopefully get a sneak peek at his former babysitter Nikki Kaszuba (Tiera Skovbye) and cute neighbor in the sequence of undressing, he scans to his other neighbor's living room window, police officer Wayne Mackey (Rich Sommer) who lives alone.

What Davey sees in his neighbor's living room window is police officer Wayne Mackey talking to a teenage boy who Davey distinctly recognizes a week later appearing on the face of the milk carton he is drinking from as a "Missing Person". With Davey having a bit of a wild and suspicious imagination, Davey convinces his three treehouse friends to commence a spy mission and monitor his neighbor, police officer Wayne Mackey's nocturnal movements.

This is a very well done adventure/mystery/suspense film that the entire family can enjoy. The teenage boys do use a few swear words intermittently and their lust for young and too inquisitive Davey's former cute babysitter Nikki Kaszuba gets their hormones going, but the gist of the film is definitely focused appropriately on determining whether or not the seemingly friendly and bachelor neighbor, and police officer, Wayne Mackey is actually a real life serial killer of teenage boys, or is it just in young Davey Armstrong's wild imagination?

This is a perfect film to watch at your local Drive-In (although drive-ins are not as prevalent as they were decades ago), or conversely watch it in your basement alone, and see if the hair on your forearms does not stand straight up. I won't give away the ending but it is well done and I am sure Summer of '84 will become one of the ALL TIME horror/suspense/adventure classics for teenagers and young lovers for decades to come.

A worthy 9/10 rating
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7/10
A tight suspense film that keeps you wanting more of serial killer Charlie Oakley
6 June 2019
From the opening scene to the bitter but sweet ending serial killer Charlie Oakley (Joseph Cotten) is playing an endless cat and mouse game with not just the police who are on a country wide search for their serial killer. Serial killer Charlie is also playing a deceitful game with his loving sister Patricia Collinge (Patricia Collinge) and her perfect and loving family consisting of her husband Joseph Newton (Henry Travers), and their three (3) children, especially their eldest daughter Charlie (Teresa Wright) who was named after her uncle and who holds a special sympatico bond between Uncle Charlie and his niece Charlie.

This film is well worth watching a few times and is one of my Hitchcok directed favorites.
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Chi-Raq (2015)
2/10
Artsy Fartsy - I got sucked in by the cover art and director Spike Lee
6 June 2019
As the once greatest circus showman P. T. Barnum eloquently stated "There's a sucker born every minute"..... don't be next. Avoid this dull film enfused with PC crap and endless dull rhymes.

I raised my 1 rating to a 2 based on the film's cover art....it was the ONLY thing good about this otherwise forgettable film.
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The Murders (2019– )
3/10
Kill me already .......Puhleeeeese!!!!!
4 June 2019
Just another good looking and sexy cast of 30-somethings pretending to be a complete crime solving unit with oodles and oodles of crime solving experience under their belt. I guess they must have all started their policing careers when they were all five (5) years old because no one on this police force is over the age of thirty (30). Oh, and did I mention both the men and women on this crime solving unit are all slim and trim hot looking GQ and FHM magazine cover girls and boys?

Give me a break will you puhleeeese!!!!!

The storylines are so weak but not as weak as some of the co-stars acting. Mrs. Shullivan and I watched the first four (4) episodes and then hit the "DELETE" button on this series. Why? Because it was sheer "MURDER" to watch anymore.

UgggggggLLLLLLLLLyyyyyyy a 3 out of 10 rating
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7/10
Encourages the audience to mumble "Julia....why would you do that?"
2 June 2019
As suspense/thrillers go, Sleeping With the Enemy has its fair share of suspensful scenes even if the scenes are mostly predictable. Julia Roberts puts on a great performance as the abused wife who temporarily escapes the clutches of her abusive and over controlling rich husband. It is more than a decent thriller where most of the audience can be heard mumbling under their breath "Oh Julia, get out of there NOW!", or "Julia, don't open that door!!!" as cliched as this film is, it still provokes fear and suspense it its audience.

Revenge is a dish best served up cold!

A decent 7 out of 10 rating.
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The InBetween: Pilot (2019)
Season 1, Episode 1
4/10
I am a clairvoyant as well..., I see the future does not bode well based on this pilot episode
30 May 2019
A young blonde lady (Harriet Dyer) named Cassie Bishop who has psychic powers which are realized when a hologram image of her younger self named Abigail periodically appears and feeds Cassie information on what crime is about to occur. We find out early that Cassie is a child out of the foster care system who just happened to be fostered by Detective Tom Hackett (Paul Blackthorne) who has a distinct English accent since he was born in Wellington, Shropshire, England. It seems to be that in today's liberal society that no new television series can be taken seriously unless the LGBT community has some presence, so Detective Tom Hackett's life partner is a guy named Brian Currie (Michael B. Silver). So Cassie is being raised by two men in a relationship.

The final crime solver in this trio is a young good looking detective named Damien Asante (Justin Cornwell) who is skeptical about Cassie's psychic abilities for maybe the first 15 minutes of the pilot episode and then he becomes a believer as well in Cassie's premonitions and predictions.

I have one prediction as well, .... this series is destined for a very short run and a quick series cancellation.
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