TV movie review: A Carol Christmas

 

Another modern version of the all time classic. This time we have an nasty talk show host who needs to learn that everything her aunt taught her about life is pretty much wrong. Pretty standard but with enough twists to keep the tale interesting.

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TV movie review: The 12 Gifts of Christmas

An interesting idea for a romantic comedy. An artist who can’t seem to get a gallery to give her a shot decides to try being a personal shopper. Her sister knows that she has a flair for getting just the right gift.

She bumps into a man at the local coffee shop and helps him pick out something for his assistant. In a funny twist they pass each other by right after she puts her card at the coffee shop, he picks it up and calls her to help him do his Christmas shopping since he needs to spend all his time doing a new pitch for a client.

Her first try is not what he expected. He gave her a list and expected her to get exactly what was on the list. She explains her thinking and well the movie goes on from there.

As is typical for a Hallmark movie it has heart and a bit of teaching to it. A sweet treat to watch on a snowy afternoon.

TV Movie review: A Cinderella Christmas

This Ion Channel Christmas movie is like the titles says, a Christmas take on Cinderella. Now I have wanted dozens of versions of Cinderella and of course dozens of Christmas movies, so I was willing to give this a shot. After all there are a lot of good and bad in both categories.

I am happy to say this one is a good one. The Cinderella character is Allsion, a hard working young woman who was orphaned at six and taken in by her uncle and raised with his daughter. Like you would expect the daughter is not the hard working, nice girl. She is more concerned with status and things and meeting Mr Right..well mister rich anyways.

When the dad says he is going to retire, leaving the businesses to both girls well things get interesting. There is of course a ball, more a special Christmas party. A handsome young man who can’t seem to pick a woman to marry and a dress to die for. The ball happens early in the movie and the rest of the movie is the man trying to find the magical girl he met and figuring out that the cousin is not the sweet girl he spent an evening falling in love with.

There is redemption for the evil cousin in this instead of punishment and the movie is just a good watch.

Movie review: Hidden Figures

If you are looking for a historical piece that is accurate and heartwarming you really don’t have to go far. This movie made my heart swell with pride at these amazing women who made the space program actually work.

While being a period piece shows how far we have come of course the world needs to go much farther to give equal credit to the amazing women who worked on many projects that brought the human race to the road we should be on.

The amazing efforts of the three women portrayed in this movie by three very talented actresses has only recently been acknowledged by the country they so proudly served.

Along with some of the more recent takes on NASA and how important it has been to the US and the world in general, this film shows us the people behind the big and splashy headlines. I highly recommend this be shown in schools and taught to all middle schoolers. We need to realize that women of all colors have been intrigal to the success of the country as a whole. A total thumbs up from me.

yes i am still here

For those of you who have been wondering where I went over the past few weeks well I have been working on turning my novels, collections and illustrated stories into sellable books. I have turned a lot of my work into paperbacks hoping that I will get some more attention.

If you are interested you can find my paperbacks of the following books on Amazon.

As Lisa Williamson

Beyond Realities

Fall Into Nightmares

Death Walks Through

Distance Means Little to Love

Echoes of Elder Times

Endings

Revenge

Escape

Where Angels No Longer Tread

Generations of Love

Guardians of the Gate City

Love Loss and Lonelines

Magic and Nightmares

Mythos of Love

Pleasant Moments

Quick Flashes of Fiction

Reflections in Drabble

To Save Face or Family

The Traveler

Worlds Apart

As LA Mason

If I could Fly

Yes I have others I haven’t yet turned into paperbacks but I am taking a break because it can be very frustrating to do this. I am still working on the various illustrated stories I have been posting. I need to remove my handwritten words and type them in to be easier to read. I have also discovered that the multiple tales I have need more work to be considered finished. Hopefully the children’s and young adult stories will catch an audience.

For those of you who have read my work, I do thank you. While very few of you have gone on to review them at least a handful of you have tried out my various stories.

I will get back to publishing on my various blogs the items that they are for. Expect new tales, new reviews, new photos, new recipes and so much more when possible.

book review: The Showing

Reading this on the last night of the year was an interesting experience. I luckily had lights on and the sound of the tv in the background, otherwise i would be shuddering. This is a truly scary little bit of fiction. Well worth the read.

The only thing I didn’t understand was the epilogue. It did not need to be there at all as it repeated another part of the book. So get this and read it..with the lights on