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A Christmas Proposal

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  A Christmas Proposal (2021) - CBS All right CBS, I see you.  You guys want to get in on some of this Hallmarky Holiday Romance movie action while putting in as little effort as humanly possible, I see you.  You checked the studio lot to see who was hanging around and might have a week or two to blow and you found Jessica Camacho from All Rise in craft services and Adam Rodriguez from Criminal Minds getting his midday workout in and they both agreed to lend their talents to the project.  Not to mention the added bonus of the both of them being of Puerto Rican decent so you guys instantly have a Christmas movie with a bit of cultural diversity.  Did you take advantage of this ripe cultural gold mine?  No, of course you didn't other than the one time somebody said 'Buen Provecho!'  at dinner.  Just used some generic-ass random script floating around, and I'm not mad at you for this.  I see you even packed up Adam and Jessica and shipped them to Vancouver in July just so

The Wrong Cheer Captain

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  It has been a while but I must admit that it does feel right to get Wrong again.  My hope was, after watching 20+ Wrong movies and of course our controversial, yet historic Wrong Awards Ceremony that Ms. Vivica A. Fox would contact me about my earth shattering tale of The Wrong Barista, which would've been a sequel to the tragic story of The Wrong Dry Wall Guy, but my inbox has remained empty.  Oh well.  With dreams of joining the Wrong team destroyed, we visited the most dangerous of Lifetime Movie occupations... high school cheerleader.  Man, I'd rather be one of those dudes that has to detonate bombs in Iraq than a high school cheerleader in a Lifetime movie because my chances of surviving that bomb are way higher.  Welcome to the The Wrong Cheer Captain. One of these chicks is nuts.  Hint:  It's the one in focus. Welcome to Pine Hills High which specializes in grown-ass women pretending to be high school cheerleaders.  Emma (Claire Tablizo) is a little concerned, and

Sorry Packer Fan, This is the way it had to be...

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  It's been a while since I posted about my beloved Detroit Lions, I mean last year they won all of three games and looked to be in danger of not winning any of those, and this year, despite the joy of that Hard Knocks comedy show, they started out 1-6.  Thus it was pretty much a given that QB Jared Goff would be jettisoned after this year to make room their eventual no.1 draft pick Bryce Young, and maybe even the Knee Biting antics of HC Dan Campbell might've run it's course.  But then something strange started to happen.  In week eight they beat the Packers, despite the fact the Packers pretty much dominated that game.  Somebody convince me Aaron Rogers didn't throw that game.  Then the next week they beat the Bears, despite the fact the Bears had that game all but won.  And from there, it was on. From there the Lions started to win games in impressive fashion.  Even that game against the presumptive Super Champion Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day, they probably shou

A Christmas Fumble

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A Christmas Fumble (2022) - OWN Reviewed by Lisa Sue What could go together better than football and Christmas? I mean Christmas is deep into the NFL season. For some of us the final nail in our fantasy football coffin is nailed Christmas week. Yea for 7 th out of 12 th place! Other leagues may have one more week to play and the playoff picture for actual NFL teams are getting more clear with only a couple of weeks left in regular season…and it is a week out before start of the college bowl games. Let’s face it watching football is what we do in between stuffing ourselves at Christmas. And glad to see a Christmas movie that respects that! Well, not quite. I’ll let you in on a secret right now; Christmas fumble has few Christmas trimmings (no tree shopping montage, snow ball fights, or cookie baking in this movie!) and sadly even less football. So while initially I was holding out hope that this movie would offer us a look at Christmas the way many of us celebrate it, passed out watch

Inventing the Christmas Prince

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  Inventing the Christmas Prince (2022) - Hallmark Evan (Ronnie Rowe Jr.) is the cold, detached boss at this rocket science company which leads to his employees calling him 'Dr. Spock'.  I assume that's supposed to be a Star Trek reference, but of course we all know that it's MISTER Spock, not DOCTOR Spock because Dr. Spock is the baby guy.  Now it is possible that Mr. Spock acquired a PhD or two while on Vulcan, but he doesn't go by Doctor.  Not that I'm criticizing the criminal lack of Star Trek knowledge of whomever wrote this particular Hallmarky Romantic Holiday movie, just maybe ask somebody who might know next time.  Otherwise, maybe keep Mr. Spock's name out your mouth.  Now on to the show! Anyway, our group or rocket scientists just launched their latest rocket ship, which they observed from their cubicle farm, while watching the launch on 40 inch LCD on the wall.  Don't think I've seen that from a rocket control center before, but you know,

Big Fat Family Christmas

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  Big Fat Family Christmas (Hallmark) Reviewed by Lisa Sue Whelp, I came for the dragon at Christmas but stayed to make sure the girl got her guy in the end and learned something about herself in the process. The Chang family puts on a big outlandish Christmas party every year, and photographer daughter Liv, while not boycotting it, does keep herself at arm’s length from the Changtastic-ness. They trademarked the phrase, not I. The movie goes into why Liv is like this, at first we see the family’s over the top fusion of Chinese and Christmas d├ęcor mixed with the fact that like most Asians they are hoarders and don’t throw anything away, which clashes with Liv’s minimalistic neutral tone personality. The twist is that a new reporter, Henry, has just arrived from Bangkok at the paper and needs to pitch to their boss a great story. He hears tell of a crazy loud Asian Christmas party and pitches it to the big wig Charles who assigns Liv as the photographer. Of course, in the keeping with

Scentsational Christmas

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  Scentsational Christmas (2022) - Lifetime Let's begin our discussion of this movie by talking about one it's supporting characters.  Sugith Varughese is a Canadian actor of Indian descent who has been featured in some of my favorite shows, such as Transplant and The Expanse, but he seems to have found a new groove for his career, Hallmarky Romantic Holiday Movie Dad.  I'm sure his agent met with Mr. Sugith and let him know he had a couple of scripts for him to consider, and then set about describing the roles.  Sir, you are going to play the dad of a serious minded, ambitious woman, who left the family business for the big city to start her own life, leaving you and your wife to run this business, but then your wife dies leaving you to run the business alone, which you do very poorly, forcing your daughter to come home and save your ass.  I'm sure Mr. Sugith was like 'Cool... what about the second script?'.  To which his agent had to let him know that was both