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Friday, April 14, 2017

April Movie Reviews and What to Watch


At first I wasn't so sure about this show, but it really has grown on me.  I look forward to Wednesday nights now!  This year has a been a good year for TV shows.  Finally some real stories as opposed to these dumb reality TV shows.  Disgnated Survivor is a little politics, a little mystery, and a possible love story in the works.  Can't wait to see where this show goes and I truly hope it comes back next year.

I am a huge Masterpiece Theater fan and Home Fires can be found on PBS on Sunday nights.  If you love War War II shows than this TV show if for you.  Set in a small town in England the show covers the early years of WWII and the effects it had on the British people mostly seen through the eyes of the woman left behind.  If you saw the series Land Girls (2009-2011), this has a very similar feel. Now in it's second Season and I just read final season  this show is still worth watching if you are looking for a story line of hope, courage, and friendship.

When I saw the trailor for The Zookeepers Wife, I was so thrilled.  I love movies set during WWII and Jessica Chastain is such an incredible actress.  The story line spans  from the envasion to the end of the war and is based on the true story of Antonia and Jan Zabinski who were able to save the lives of more than 600 jews.  What an incredible story of courage!  



Boss Baby was not a movie I was dying to see, but my children were so excited to see it.  The premise of the movie is that a family has a new baby and his older brother is not so thrilled; however the two link up to save the baby race from being replaced by puppies and in the mean time  the two fall in love with each other.  The movie is sassy, and may not be everyone's cup of tea.  The children loved the movie though!


I actually haven't seen this movie yet, but I can't wait to see it.  It is about a uncle who has been given custody of his niece after her mother passes away, the little girl is extremely gifted but the uncle wants her to be educated in a manor that would allow her to enjoy her childhood; however, grandma doesn't feel the same way.  If anything else, Chris Evans isn't too bad to look at! I am hoping to see this in the next week or two if I can get away.  Stayed tune!  Have you seen anything good lately?

11 comments:

Debbie said...

i LOVE movie reviews and prefer a movie to reading a book. i have not seen any of these and have been very disappointed with movies in the theater and the ones we rent, lately!!

2 exceptions were beauty and the beast and patriots day,. in my opinion, both were amazing!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Loved the Home Fires ~ others I need to check out ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Rajesh said...

Very lovely movies.

Lowell said...

We usually watch movies on Netflix and usually look for good comedies. At our age, mystery, drama and violence are the last things we need! :) I've not see the ones you wrote about but I shall check them out. And thanks for commenting on my Ocala bog!

Alicia said...

I haven't seen any of these yet. I wanted to watch Designated Survivor when I first saw the promos for it but I've missed so much of it I would have to marathon watch it go get caught up. Not that I'm opposed to that but don't have that kind of time right now. I really want to see The Zookeeper's Wife and Gifted. Hope I get a chance to see those. Great review!

Ida said...

Some of the movies sound pretty interesting. I have to say that I do also enjoy (dumb reality shows) as well.

DUTA said...

Judging by your interesting reviews, there are some good TV movies out there to watch during this season. WW2 is always a strong dramatic background to books and movies!

handmade by amalia said...

Of all the titles you've mentioned I've only seen Home Fires and liked it very much. Now I'm watching a mystery series, Vera, that takes place in Yorkshire and I think that it is fantastic.
Amalia
xo

Sharon Wagner said...

I loved Home Fires last season! I'm still bummed I missed Victoria.

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Happy Easter you too! Have a lovely day!:)

xxBasia

Klara S said...

I'd watch Boss Baby and Gifted. Thank you for review. Happy Easter.