I’ve Finally Watched…Review

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I’ve Finally Watched…is back again with my review of…Loved Jacked the Movie.

Mays, the heroine, has a controlling father who seems to want to decide every aspect of her life. In a act of defiance, she goes to the continent of Africa for a long vacation. While there, she falls in Love and is proposed to. But when she finds her fiance in bed with another woman, she flies home alone. Only, she refuses to let her father think he was right about her whirlwind romamce being a scam or a escapade so, she goes along with the marriage plans that will happen in two weeks without a groom until she meets the perfect stand in, Malcolm (hero).

This was a cute Hamark-esk film. I loved the male lead. His smile, his humor, he was great. The female lead is ok and her emotional responses were very good. I just wished they cultivated the romance between them more.

The supporting cast were very good and funny. I laughed a lot. I was also pleased about the “slutty” cousin trope and how they did it. If you like cute, easy, thinly plotted, Hallmark type movies, this is a good one to watch.

Look of the film: 4
Plot: 3
Character Development: 3
Overall Movie: 3.5

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HIS REVENGE, HER REDEMPTION

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This excerpt is unedited. Coming Soon

EMBER’s POV…
Ember padded across the hard floor on her socked feet as softly as possible. When she got to the refrigerator, she pulled open the door but was suddenly grabbed by her wrist and spun around. Before she could react, her assaulter took hold of her other wrist then pinned her arms to the wall-shelf high above her head. Because of the slight pain of her arms being stretched, Ember couldn’t help but gasp.
“Why do you invade my dreams?” Miles asked.
He’s been drinking, Ember thought. A whiff of his alcohol tainted breath was proof. Not understanding what he meant and at a loss of what to do due to her shock of what was happening, she remained still and said nothing.
The light of the opened refrigerator gave Miles a mystical glow though most of his features were hidden in shadow. His brows were pinched with confusion as he swept his gaze over her face then lower. It was when his gaze dipped that Ember began to squirm. She’d felt the low neckline of her half-shirt rise above her breast when he first pinned her. But if he continued to look lower, he would see the lower half of both mounds and a nipple that the chilled air from the refrigerator told her was completely uncovered.
Miles looked back up and stared her dead in the eyes as Ember continued to struggle to get free. His blue eyes looked ablaze with what seemed to be anger. He somehow managed to transfer her wrist, holding both in one vice grip as he lowered his other hand and placed it on the side of her breast.
Ember sucked in a gasp and instantly froze when his warm hand came in contact with her skin. She closed her eyes when he moved his thumb and grazed her exposed nipple. A powerful shiver ran through her entire body as a loud breathy sigh left her mouth.
“God,” Miles said as he flattened his body over hers and buried his face in her neck. “You tempt me in every way. Are you my punishment, Ember?”

I’ve Finally Watched is back again with my review of the series…Dororo

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DORORO: Season One anime 2019

This tragic heartwarming anime begins with a bloody unconscionable deal with demons. A Lord makes a deal for prosperous lands and fame by giving his first born’s body away to be eaten by those demons. But the babe’s mother prays for her son, deformed (deaf, blind, no limbs) but the last demon wasn’t able to finish him off.

OMG, this series had me yelling, sad, shocked, and crying for blood and vengeance. I literally mean I was yelling for the hero to kill them all.

Hyakkimaru, the hero left mutilated by a deal with the devil his father made is traveling the land killing demons with prosthetic knives for arms and legs. If he kills a great one, a body part is painfully returned to him. Along his journey he finds a companion a young kid orphaned by war. The two travel together, Hyakkimaru on a mission of getting his body back and Dororo to keep him human by being a devoted friend.

I loved this series and did not want it to end. It was bloody, had my emotions up and down, and had me falling for the hero even when he was a bloody skeleton newborn. The action, plot, and side stories were amazing.

Look of the series: 5
Number of episodes: 24
Language: English Subtitles
Plot: 5
Action: 5+
Character Development: 5+
Overall series: 5++
Watched on Amazon Prime

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The Photograph Review

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I’ve Finally Watched…is back again with my review of THE PHOTOGRAPH

The Photograph is a romance about Michael, a journalist, who sees a photograph in a man’s home who he is interviewing for an article. Michael becomes interested in this photograph on the man’s mantel and asks who the woman in it is. He finds out it is a picture of a famed photographer named Christine. During his research, Michael finds and speaks with Mae, Christine’s daughter.

I was very excited to see this film. I actually chose this to see first and pushed Bad Boys to the wayside. I was not disappointed. At the beginning of this film, I was a little concerned about the transitions from scene to scene. It seemed a bit jarring BUT the transition became virtually seamless as the film went on. The locations were nice, the soundtrack amazing, and the feel and vibe was perfect.

You will be treated to not just one romance but two as the journalists get to know Mae and her mother. The relationship between Christine and her first love is so cute and innocent. It is that kind of love you can count on and build a loving family around. The love blossoming between Mae and Michael is intense and sexy. I mean, the way this man looks at her throughout the film gave me shivers. So intense and all consuming.

Both of these types of love are what we dream of. But the problem with love is not all love is expressed well, if at all.

I went from covering my eyes during the first kiss with Michael and Mae to crying for Christine. I went through so many emotions. From being angry about Christine’s mother influence and how it molded her to be the woman she was. To being sad at the second generational issues that Christine’s mother’s influence caused with Christine and Mae.

Though, Christine mistakes are monumental, you will walk away from this film with understanding and hope. I loved this movie and how it shows how we allow cycles to continue but also how we can fight to see that they don’t.

Look of the film: 4
Plot: 5
Character Development: 5
Overall Movie: 5

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I’ve Finally Watched

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…is back again with my review of the series, Violet Evergarden on Netflix.

Violent is young when she meets the honorable Major Gilbert. A gift to him, because she is a deadly fighter. Although she is a fighting savant, a tool to some, Major Gilbert treats her kind as they go to war together, fighting side by side.

When we are introduced to Violet, the war is “over” and she has to live like a regular person but she is damaged mentally and physically. She also doesn’t understand what it means to have feelings, desires, or what things like Love means. All of these things is foreign to her young and limited experienced mind.

During her work as a letter writer for people from all walks of life, Violet learns so many life lessons and we are there to experience them all with her. Every episode is filled with emotion. None of which is boring or slow. Each led her to understanding. You will cry, laugh, and start to hope that she finds Everything she is searching for.

Look of the series:
Number of episodes: 13
Language: English
Plot: 5
Action: 5
Character Development: 5
Overall series: 5 but was so much more

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Review of Jumanji, the Next Level

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I’ve Finally Watched, is back again with my review of Jumanji, Next Level.

The crew is back again! We find our them on The Next Level, in life and in the game. Spencer is feeling out of sorts in the world around him. They’ve all taken different paths and he is feeling kind of separated, mentally and physically. But it is the holidays and it is time to come together.

Spencer has gone into the game and Martha, Fridge, Bethany, Jefferson and two new additions, Spencer’s Grandfather Eddie and his old business partner, Milo, go in after him.

The characters are thinking they will breeze through the game because they’ve been before but this is the Next Level and all bets are off.

I swear, Grandfather Eddie played by the Rock and Milo, played by Kevin killed me. Everytime one of them spoke, I laughed. I enjoyed this film, smiled and laughed all the way through, and felt the game was even better. I was worried it wouldn’t be as good as the first two but I was pleasantly pleased. If you haven’t seen this film, go.

Look of the film: 5
Plot: 5
Character Development: 5
Overall Movie: 5

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Review of TERMINATOR DARK FATE.

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I’ve Finally Watched, is back again with my review of TERMINATOR DARK FATE.

I was interested in seeing this when I first saw the trailer. The idea of this thin young woman fighting a Terminator intrigued me. She didn’t disappoint.

This film started off with a hard hit I wasn’t expecting. The thing with time travel…gosh, it is forever changing ish. In this film, messing with time makes Dani the center of human survival against the machines. She is to be protected and has three powerhouses to do just that.

The plot of the film is the old tried and true, hunt, almost capture, then run…until you can’t any longer. The actors and action were all great. You are already invested in Dani’s survival because well, she saves us all. Grace, the hybrid human-droid was amazing. Sarah is Sarah, intense and three attacks away from losing her mind. The original Terminator, was epic and that new version impressed the hell out of me.

Action and Terminator fans will enjoy this film. The only thing was the cat and mouse chases were a bit repetitive, not in action…that was great. I was just getting a bit tired. He must have found and lost them five times. Aside from that, this film was worth my time. Expect new tricks from the new Terminator, bigger and exciting chases, and interesting air and water battles.

Look of the film: 4.5
Plot: 3.5
Character Development: 4.3
Overall Movie: 4

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I’ve Finally Watched IT: Chapter Two

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I’ve Finally Watched is back again with my review of, IT: Chapter Two.

Twenty seven years have passed since the Loser’s Club battled IT. IT is hungry and it is feeding time.

We find that our group are entire adults with lives far from Derry. But one Loser stayed behind and unlike the others, Mike remembers everything. The killing has started again and it is time for the unlucky losers to come home and fulfill the promise they made over two decades ago.

With limited time, the friends must throw themselves in situations they would rather forget. But all the reliving ones nightmares is more than therapeutic. Each memory holds a key. Not only do we get to see past scenes of our Losers as teens again, we get to see some epic yet comical scares. They have to finish what they started before IT goes back into hibernation for another twenty seven years.

I found the film suspenseful but often comical. I laughed way more than cowered with fright. The characters were epic. MacAvoy is always amazing, Skarsgard is an exceptional PennyWise, and Jay Ryan held my attention. I wanted my own persona Ben. I person love this film.

Look of the film: 5
Plot: 5
Character Development: 5
Overall Movie: 4.5

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I’ve Finally Watched…Hobbs and Shaw

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I’ve Finally Watched…is back again with my review of…Hobbs and Shaw.

Ok…ok, I loved this action packed film.
Hobbs and Shaw are awesome at what they do. But, Hobbs and Shaw don’t work well together. Infact, Hobbs and Shaw are at odds at every turn and it is magical.

Black Superman, (Idris) and his Inspector Gadget-ish boss are planning to release a supervirus and Hobbs and Shaw are the only ones who can save the world.

The action…look, if this was life, all of these people should be dead with the beating they took. The director is amazing. All the action was clear and visible. Perfect. The banter was too funny. The Bad guy….SUPREME!

We are treated to some surprise cameos. A female badass, tech that is amazing, family love, and sexy men…all over the place. Like, all over the place.

If you love action and hilarity, Hobbs and Shaw is for you.

Look of the film: 5
Plot: 4
Character Development: 5
Overall Movie: 4.5

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My review of….The Rim of the World

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I’ve Finally Watched…is back again with my review of….The Rim of the World, a Netflix movie.

Sleepaway camp…with Aliens! Teens, Alex, ZhenZhen, Dariush, and Gabriel literally miss the bus, the evacuation bus. When the planet comes under fire by aliens, they are the only ones who can save the world.

This film is a bit curse-sy but I cuss so…
The kids in this film did a wonderful job. I loved meeting them, hating some, then following their groups growth. You get the typical geek with a hint of nerd. The girl. The bad boy. And…the rich kid irritant. My god, was he irritating.

The kids find a way to work together. And though the plot is common and at times predictable, the fun is watching it play out.

Me and my fam laughed, groaned, and cheered for these kids. We loved the diversity (which has become a rule of thumb in my home now) and we loved the emotions that the kids displayed. If you haven’t watched this film…put it on your TBW list.

Look of the film: 4
Plot: 4
Character Development: 4
Overall Movie: 4

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