I watched Perry Mason: The Case of The Sinister Spirit yesterday. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. It has Raymond Burr (loved him), Barbara Hale, William Katt, Robert Stack, Dwight Schultz, Kim Delaney, Dennis Lipscomb, Jack Bannon, and Matthew Faison in it.
Warning: there is a little bit of violence and this is a big twist at the end.
In this movie, a horror author named David Hall had invited some people to a hotel to air out some problems he has with them. He had written a book called The Resort which eerie similar to the book. He had the people he had invited as characters in the book. One of those people he invited was a publisher. The publisher asks Perry Mason if he should go to the hotel, and Perry says it’s ok to go. Well the publisher gets accused of murdering the author’s secretary. Perry defends him and the truth comes out.
I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Picture Perfect Mysteries: Exit Stage Death.
While Chris was here, one of his Christmas/birthday presents was the new movie Mulan. I told Chris that I had been really wanting to see this new version so we watched it. It has Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee, Pei-Pei Cheng, Jun Yu, and Ron Yuan in it.
Big Warning: there is violence.
Since most people have seen the animated version, here’s a quick summary. Mulan decided to substitute herself instead of her injured father when there is an order for soldiers. She dresses as a man and goes into the battle. Unlike the animated movie, a phoenix follows her to watch over her in this movie. After saving the emperor, she is asked to be part of the army, but she refuses.
I loved this movie. Chris didn’t like it. He kept saying that she wasn’t a real person. But I think some folklore can be based on real people. For example our legend of King Arthur and Robin Hood. Here’s an article about the origin of Mulan: https://time.com/5881064/mulan-real-history/
I watched Unlocking Christmas yesterday. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. It has Taylor Cole, Steve Lund, Elena Juatco, Darryl Hinds, Ron Lea, Kathryn Greenwood, and Roger Dunn in it.
In this movie, a woman named Kate is a doctor who moves in a town to do a orthopedic fellowship. She accidently meets a guy named Kevin in a coffee shop and then at the clinic she works at. Kevin is a vet who has returned home. After they met, they both receive two mysterious keys and a riddle. The riddle leads them to a mailbox and more riddles. They end up working together to solve the riddles and spread joy to others. Yes, they fall in love. They both have job offers that end up turning down so they can be together.
I loved this movie. This is the last Christmas movie. Next week I’m watching Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit.
I watched Antebellum while Chris was here. I had been wanting to see this movie too. It has Arabella Landrum, Jena Malone, Eric Lange, Janelle Monáe, Tongayi Chirisa, Jack Huston, and Gabourey Sidibe in it.
Big Warning: there is lots of violence, rape, and one suicide
In this movie, a woman named Veronica learns what the slaves in pre-Civil War period felt like. She is a public speaker who talks about how to be a successful black woman and then her life gets a horrifying wake up call.
I liked this movie. Chris liked it too.
I watched Knives Out while Chris was here. We watched it on youtube.I have been really wanting to see this movie. It has Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis (love her), Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer, Katherine Langford, Riki Lindhome, and K Callan in it.
Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence and suicide.
This is a murder mystery movie. In this movie, a mystery author dies. It is assumed that one of the family members killed him. They are nasty and greedy bunch of people. Two officers and a retired detective try to solve the murder. It is assumed that it was one person, but it ends up being a different person that is the killer.
I loved this movie. Chris liked this movie too. I read there will be a sequel.
I watched USS Christmas yesterday. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. It has Jen Lilley, Trevor Donovan, Barbara Niven, Brett Rice, Stefanie Butler, Hardy Rawls, and Ginny MacColl in it.
In this movie, a journalist named Maddie gets invited to a cruise on a navy ship. Her sister is a navy pilot. Her dad was a navy pilot too. She ends up asking her boss to go and she goes on the cruise. While there she gets an idea for a Christmas story for the newspaper. She wants to write about a couple finding love on the ship during the Christmas cruise. The captain enlists his sin to help her quest to find a love story to write about. Maddie finds a journal and hunts down the couple with the captain’s son’s help. Of course Maddie and Billy fall in love while finding the couple.
I did like this movie. Next week I’m watching Unlocking Christmas.
Happy New Year!!
Sunday night two new shows came on. I didn’t know it until yesterday. They are Call me Kat (a sitcom on Fox) and The Watch (a fantasy show on BBC America). I watched Call Me Kat yesterday afternoon. It was ok. I don’t know if The Watch was good.
Tonight Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist comes back on!! and Tonight This is Us comes back on!!
In two weeks I will be finishing my latch hook rug!! Yay!! I can’t wait to start on diamond painting.
Jan. 29th is my mother’s birthday.
I watched The Polar Express yesterday. I taped it when it was on AMC. It has Tom Hanks (love him), Leslie Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, and Peter Scolari in it.
In this movie, a boy who has lost the faith of the magic of Santa wakes up to hear a train whistle. The conductor asks if he wants to ride to the North Pole. He says no at first and then jumps on at last minute. He discovers there are other kids on the train too. Then the train makes it last stop to a little boy’s house named Billy. He also tries to jump on the train at last moment, but misses. The hero boy stops the train to let Billy on. The hero girl gives Billy some hot chocolate and her ticket goes missing. Hero Boy tries his best to give her ticket back to her. He meets a hobo which is a ghost who tells him to believe again in the magic of Santa. Later they do make it to the North Pole. The heroes try to get Billy off the train so he can meet Santa too. The hero Boy does meet Santa and tells him what he wants for Christmas. They return home and the hero boy finds his present which is a bell.
I did like this movie. Next week I’m watching USS Christmas.
I watched The Angel Tree last Monday. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Moves and Mysteries. It has Jill Wagner, Lucas Bryant, Cassidy Nugent, Oscar Farrell, Annabel Kershaw, Jason Burkart, Tom Pickett, and Candus Churchill in it.
In this movie, a woman named Rebecca is a journalist. She had written about her hometown and a tree that is a tradition in her hometown where people would write down Christmas wishes and their wishes are granted. She had written about her childhood friend’s wish had been granted. But she herself had lost faith in the magic of the tree because her wish wasn’t granted. Her boss assigns her the job to go back to her hometown and find out who grants the wishes and she will get her own column. So she goes with her daughter. They stay with her aunt. She reconnects with the childhood friend who owns the diner now. Yes, she does fall in love with him. She does find who does the granting of wishes.
I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching USS Christmas.
I watched The Christmas Bow yesterday. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. It has Lucia Micarelli, Michael Rady, James Saito, Kenneth Cummins, Joy Perry, Anne Sward, Jyl Kaneshiro, and Nate Bynum in it.
In this movie, a woman named Kate is violinist. She has an accident which causes her to not play for awhile. (when I read that in the summary I thought car accident. But I was wrong. She mashes her fingers in a door which sounds really painful.) She goes to the doctor who says it will be six weeks before she can play again. He also recommends a physical therapist. The physical therapist is a childhood friend. They later fall in love and she gets to play again. Her grandfather starts teaching again and they have a Christmas party again where Kate plays again.
I loved this movie. I think this movie is my favorite Christmas movie so far. Next week I’m watching The Angel Tree. Yes, another Christmas movie.