Review: Made for Love, season 2. Wait, what?

Made for Love, season 2, was a disappointment. I liked the message of season 1, but things changed in season 2. It was the same characters in the same situation, but the tone changed. Spoilers ahead.

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Wow! Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once did something no film has done in almost 3 years. It got me into an actual theater. One of those big rooms with too loud speakers and cushy chairs – you remember those? Going out to the movies has always been one of my favorite things. I’m happy I chose Everything Everywhere All at Once to be my return to in-public movie watching.

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Review: I Love America, good grief

I Love America has some very negative reviews talking about superficial characters, plot development, and unlikely romcom stories. But I think a lot of people who looked at this film as a romantic comedy missed the point. I found at least one part of the story that was beautifully done and may have been the entire point of the movie.

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Outlander, season 5, the epic saga continues

Older seasons of Outlander are moving to Netflix. The most recent to arrive there is season 5. This epic time travel, romance, history lesson, and human interest drama continues to intrigue, fascinate, and capture total interest.

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Review: Operation Mincemeat, a WWII spy operation that worked

Operation Mincemeat was an elaborate deception by the British. It took place in 1943. The purpose was to convince the Nazis that Britain was going to invade Greece, when in fact, the target was Sicily.

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I discover 2 seasons of Workin’ Moms on Netflix. It’s a party!

Workin’ Moms latest season finally made it to Netflix in the US. Actually, I may have missed the release of season 5, because when I clicked on the “New Episodes” announcement, I found two seasons I hadn’t seen. So I spent a few days watching seasons 5 and 6 of this Canadian import. It had me laughing along with the assortment of moms and their messy family and work lives. A few spoilers are ahead for both season 5 and 6.

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Review: Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride tells about Auden (Emma Pasarow) and the summer she spends in a small beach town before her first year of college. It was directed and written by Sofia Alvarez based on the novel by Sarah Dessen.

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Review: Grace, how writers write

Grace is a 2018 film hidden in the deep recesses of Prime Video. It was directed by a woman so I took a look. I enjoyed this character study of two very different writers who struggled to write.

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Winding up season 1 of Naomi

Naomi on the CW is a superhero coming of age story. The superhero here is a high school junior beautifully played by Kaci Walfall. The casting in this series is inclusive and one of the best aspects of the series.

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Julia, the Julia Child documentary

Julia the documentary is a look at Julia Child’s entire life from directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West. It uses a wealth of archival footage of her cooking and giving interviews. People who knew her and worked with her speak, and modern chefs who owe so much to her were interviewed.

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