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.

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.

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.

Knives Out

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.

USS Christmas

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.