Lifetime Review: 'Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story'
Synopsis: With a successful career in corporate law and a lovely home in the city, life for Chastity Jeffries (Michelle Williams) is pretty good. It gets even better when a night out leads to her meeting fellow lawyer Xavier Collins (Antonio Cupo). Handsome and charismatic, Xavier initially seems to be everything Chastity could ask for and the two start dating. But soon after their one-month anniversary, a different side of Xavier comes to light. When his short temper ends up putting her in the hospital, Chastity realizes her boyfriend is not the man she thought he was and breaks things off. But it'll take more than that if Chastity wants to escape Xavier's wrath alive...
Lifetime Review: 'Your Boyfriend is Mine'
Synopsis: Struggling to make ends meet while working towards completing veterinary school, Ben Howard (Jamie Roy) has joined a male escort service to pay off his student loans. It's while working at a party that he meets Amanda Roberts (Eli Jane), a beautiful and successful businesswoman who takes an immediate shine to Ben. So much so that, when she runs into him again, Amanda offers Ben a lucrative position as her home manager/assistant. While Ben's girlfriend Calli (Brey Noelle) isn't too fond of the idea, Ben can't turn down the easy money and accepts Amanda's offer. Little does he know how much he'll come to regret not listening to Calli. Amanda isn't just interested in having Ben as an employee. She's become obsessed with the man and wants him all to herself--even if she has to force him to be hers.
Lifetime Review: 'She Went Missing'
Synopsis: A rising reporter working for a popular Chicago magazine, Maya Taylor (Corbin Reid) hasn't seen her hometown in years. But a shocking news story her boss wants her to cover brings her back. The story: the disappearance of her high school best friend, Brittney Jones (Sherilyn Allen). Upon arriving, Maya finds the story will be harder to write than she thought. The police aren't forthcoming with information and Maya is soon pulled deeper into the mystery. But as she follows leads and questions the people in Brittney's life, she unwittingly finds herself back in the sights of a former stalker. Can Maya find her old friend without losing her life in the process?
Hallmark Review: 'Love, Classified'
Synopsis: Emilia Bloom (Melora Hardin) is a successful romance novelist returning to her hometown of Pennfield, as the local bookshop is the last stop on her book tour. But what Emilia is most looking forward to is reconnecting with her children, artist Zach (Max Lloyd-Jones) and plant shop owner Taylor (Katherine McNamara). But the visit proves to be more challenging than she expected. Emilia's relationship with her children--especially Taylor--has been estranged ever since she left town after their father's passing. As Emilia works to make amends, she and her kids end up finding love in unexpected ways. What will this troubled family learn about themselves as they open their hearts to forgiveness, change, and romance?
Hallmark Review: 'Fashionably Yours'
Synopsis: For three years, Lauren Miller (Kat Graham) has worked at the Seattle-based magazine Seamless, organizing fashion collections while working towards following in her magazine editor grandmother's footsteps. But after once again getting passed over for promotion, Lauren takes it as a sign that it's time for her to return home. To help her with the move, her former boss offers the services of her professional mover cousin Rob Peterson (Kendrick Sampson). Having had an awkward encounter with him right before she decided to leave Seamless, Lauren and Rob initially don't gel. That is until they strike a deal: in exchange for Lauren's organizational help with his moves, Rob will introduce Lauren to the best parts of Seattle before she leaves the city behind. But the arrangement might just show Lauren that there's a place for her in Seattle after all.
Short Film Reviews: "Freedom"
Fearless: It's only appropriate to start this list with a film whose title could easily describe those in Ukraine fighting to protect their country. The word is also used by Daniel (Wes McGee) to describe Margret Mason (Fionnula Flanagan), an aging former actress who meets Daniel as he's preparing to end his own life. Margret invites the man to her home for a chat, and an unlikely friendship begins. Fearless gets off to a slow but steady start that segues into a charmingly poignant story. While Margret and Daniel meet by complete chance, they quickly forge a bond as it becomes clear they have quite a bit in common.
Lifetime Review: 'Nightmare Neighborhood Moms'
Synopsis: Charlotte Porter (April Hale) wanted a fresh start for herself and her daughter Jordan (Summer Madison) after her divorce. She thought she'd found it in a beautiful new home in Cascade Lakes. But by moving into the neighborhood, she's unknowingly made herself a new enemy: Bonnie Mason (Gina Simms), her next-door neighbor. In addition to being hyper-competitive, Bonnie is still not over her husband Christian (Johnathan Gorman) having an affair with their last neighbor, who was killed in a robbery gone wrong. Convinced that Charlotte is trying to steal her husband, Bonnie resolves to do everything in her power to destroy her. This spells danger for Charlotte and her daughter, as Bonnie was actually responsible for the murder of her husband's mistress. What else is she prepared to do to keep her outwardly perfect life intact?
Short Film Reviews: Plural Titles
Cutting Moments: If you're squeamish of blood or triggered by depictions of self-harm, you should proceed with caution while watching the first movie on this list. One of three short films directed by Douglas Buck as part of his 2003 anthology Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America, Cutting Moments is a disturbing look at a suburban family coming undone in the grisliest way imaginable. With her marriage long dead and her family falling apart, Sarah (Nica Ray) tries everything she can to keep it all together. But when that fails, she's driven to do the unthinkable. While infamous for being a gruesome flick whose special effects were supervised by horror icon Tom Savini, Cutting Moments is more than just blood and guts. In fact, the gore is saved for the end and serves to underscore the main horror of the film: the deterioration of Sarah's family and the disturbing subtext of their dysfunction.
Lifetime Review: 'Fatal Fandom'
Synopsis: While Eden Chase (Chaley Rose) may be a international popstar, her fame is a double-edged sword. She gets a taste of the sharper edge when, after a video shoot, she's nearly kidnapped at gunpoint. She's saved from harm by security guard Jackson Reed (Pete Ploszek), and after her would-be abductor evades police capture, Eden's associates fear for her safety. After being convinced she needs extra protection until the culprit is arrested, Eden decides to enlist Jackson as her live-in security detail. Initially, Eden hits it off with the down-to-earth, dedicated-to-his-job Jackson. But when Jackson's devotion goes too far, Eden will ironically need protection from the man she hired to keep her safe.
Lifetime Review: 'If Walls Could Talk'
Synopsis: Life for graduate student Olivia Garland (Margo Parker) takes an alarming turn when her father Eric (Britt George) dies in a tragic accident. Taking a leave of absence from school, Olivia returns home to help her mother Rebecca (Nicole Danielle Watts) in her time of need. But Rebecca isn't just reeling from her loss. She's also become convinced that her family's home is haunted. After a frightening incident that leaves Rebecca with a broken hip, Olivia brings in Jake Winters (Conner Floyd), a physical therapist she recently met in town, to help her mother heal. But are Rebecca's misgivings about the house just a manifestation of her grief? Or is there more to her childhood home--and Jake--than Olivia realizes?
Countdown to Disaster
April 10th, 12:00 P.M. Robert Forrest joined his family in waving goodbye to those who came to watch the illustrious RMS Titanic set sail for New York City. His little sister Ruby was the most eager of the bunch, seemingly yelling "goodbye" at every new face she could spot. But as Ernest and Margaret Forrest bid farewell to the friends who came to see them off, their son's eyes couldn't leave one particular face in the crowd: William Chapman. The son of one of Ernest's business associates, William was also the best friend Robert ever had. Whenever he pictured the future, William was always there, right by Robert's side in some capacity or another. For some reason he couldn't explain, Robert knew William was the person he was meant to share a life with.
Lifetime Review: 'Line Sisters'
Synopsis: 15 years ago, Alpha Beta Omega Sorority was rocked by the drowning of their dean of pledges Jodi (Teesha Renee). In the years since, Valerie (LeToya Luckett) has become a lawyer and pushed the memory of the tragedy to the back of her mind. But that all changes when she and her old sorority sisters Cassandra and Dominique (Kierra Sheard-Kelly and Drew Sidora) travel to Outer Banks, North Carolina for a Black Greek Weekend. Soon after arriving at their rental home, frightening events plague the women and they become convinced it's tied to Jodi's death--and their indirect involvement in her drowning. While the arrival of Valerie's estranged ex-friend Simona (Ta'Rhonda Jones) stirs up bad blood, they'll have to put aside their differences if they want to survive their shared secret coming back with a vengeance.