Ships in the Night: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery

I watched Ships in the Night: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. It has Jesse Metcalfe, Sarah Lind, Eric Keenleyside, Sunita Prasad, Bradley Stryker, Camille Mitchell, John Murphy, Fred Keating, Alison Araya, and Garfield Wilson in it.

Warning: there is some violence.

In this movie, Jeff is asked to pick up a painting for an auction at an art gallery. While there, he witnesses an woman offering to buy a ship sculpture, but the gallery owner says it’s not for sale. Then Jeff asks about the painting and the owner says she doesn’t know about a painting, but they could take to her manager about it. So Zee and Britt asks the manager and she sets up a meeting for them. They go to meet her and find her dead. The murder weapon is found and it is the ship sculpture that wasn’t for sale. In the end, Jeff and Zee find out who the killer is.

I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent.

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and it feels so Deadly

I watched yesterday Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and it feels so Deadly. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Mysteries and Movies. It has Candace Cameron Bure, Niall Matter, Marilu Henner, Peter Benson, Matthew MacCaull, Jeff Joseph, Kate Isaac, Toby Levins, and Tegan Moss in it.

Warning: there is some violence.

In this movie, Aurora is invited to her 20th high school reunion. At the reunion, Jack gets stabbed and he falls in the hotel pool. Aurora and her fiancé find Jack in the pool. Many people didn’t like Jack so there were a lot of suspects. But the suspects point to one person who Aurora refused to believe would kill anyone. But it ends up that the suspects were right.

I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching Ships in the Night: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery.

The Stand

I finished listening to The Stand by Stephen King. Chris, my boyfriend, had been reading this book, but never finished it. I decided to listen to the book. I have seen the 1994 movie miniseries. There is a new show of the book, but I don’t have the channel to watch it.

Side Note: I think everyone who refuses to wear a mask should read or listen to this book. It is very uncanny of how relevant this book is. Stephen King wrote this book in 1978 and then in 1990 he added in a few details (which is the version I listened to.)  I really think everyone really should read (or listen to) this book. I had considered recommending my Sunday School bible study class to have study this book, but I really doubt they would go for it.

In this book, the government (a lab) makes a super virus and accidently releases it. It doesn’t tell how it was accidently released. (I think Covid was accidently released because they were researching bats to see what other bats from other regions have coronavirus. I had read a medical journal about the SARS virus (the original coronavirus that happened a few years ago) and it said they were going to research more bats from other regions.)

Anyway,  a man who worked out outside that government lab finds out and runs. He takes his wife and kid to Texas. His wife and kid die in the car. He later dies and spreads the virus. The virus spreads fast and millions of people die. The president (like our former) LIES about the virus saying it’s noting but the flu. Nothing to worry about.  The government tries to cover up the virus mess, but it is too late. Stu Redman is one of the people in Texas that was close to the man who first spread the virus. But Stu doesn’t get sick. The government try to figure out why, but can’t find out. Stu isn’t the only one who is immune to the virus, there are others that were immune. They were saved for a special purpose.

Stu and some others have dreams about a old black woman named Abagail. She is messenger of God. Others have dreams about a dark man named Randall Flagg (the villain in all Stephen King books). Flagg is a demon. He also goes by the Walking Dude, the Dark Man. Stu Redman, Larry Underwood, Glen Bateman, and Ralph Brentner  go to Las Vegas to take a Stand against Randall Flagg.

I loved this book. Now I’m going to read Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie.

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul Play

I watched yesterday Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul Play yesterday. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. It has Candace Cameron Bure, Niall Matter, Marilu Henner, Peter Benson, Miranda Frigon, Ellie Harvie, Matthew James Dowden, John Emmet Tracy, Kwesi Ameyaw, and Kirsten Robek in it.

Warning there is a little bit of violence and a big twist.

In this movie, Aurora is invited to speak at a mystery conference. Before the conference, they have a mystery play. The conference speakers have a change to be in the play. But then the girl who was to be “killed” was actually was murdered. The guy who was the “killer” was accused of the real murder. To help clear his name, Aurora and her mystery club find out who the real killer is.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and it feels so Deadly.

Picture Perfect Mysteries: Exit Stage Death

I watched Picture Perfect Mysteries: Exit Stage Death yesterday. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. It has Alexa PenaVega, Carlos PenaVega, Sunita Prasad, Trezzo Mahoro, Matt Mazur, Jesse Moss, Paul McGillion, Marci T. House, Willie Aames, and April Telek in it.

Warning: there is a little bit of violence and a big twist at the end.

In this movie, Allie gets take pictures backstage before a opening night of a mystery play by a mystery author. But suddenly the lead actress is killed. Allie heard a struggle and saw the dead body, but she didn’t see the killer. Allie helps Sam with the investigation. She finds out who the killer is.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul Play.

The Month of February

Happy February!!
Today is Groundhog’s Day!! I might watch the movie later. I gave Lily (my cat) some dry treats to celebrate.

Feb. 11th a new show called Clarice is coming on CBS.

Feb. 14th is Valentine’s Day!! I’m going to give Lily (my cat) some treats to celebrate.

Feb. 24th is my birthday !! I will give Lily some treats to celebrate.

I am hoping Chris will come down this month.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit

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.

Mulan (2020)

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/

Unlocking Christmas

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.

Antebellum

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.