Lifetime Review: 'Break-Up Nightmare'
A personal fact about myself: I don't care for people who say that social media is "ruining society." Life has been greatly enhanced by social media, as it allows to people who never would've met otherwise to connect quickly and efficiently, and has made several tasks such as banking and journalism quicker and more reliable (for the most part, but that's an argument for another venue). While Lifetime has gained a reputation for having several "anti-Internet" movies, I realize now that they've made it clear that it's not technology that's evil; it's certain people who utilize it that are.
Lifetime Review: 'Fatal Defense'
Since I talked about this Lifetime "thriller" from last year in my recent review of Blood, Sweat and Lies, one of 2018's first Lifetime premieres, I figured I could devote 600 words or more to talk about how bland and mediocre Fatal Defense was. And like with BSL, there's a hint of tragedy within the schlock, as Fatal Defense gave itself an opportunity to avoid the path to boredom—only to ignore it like a cinematic plague.
Lifetime Review: 'Blood, Sweat and Lies'
Oh, Lifetime, what happened? After releasing a string of amazing Lifetime flicks from your 2017 Deadly Resolutions marathon, things seemed so bright for you. Great acting, character depth, and entertaining drama and action; you had it all! You seemed to be well on your way to proving that everyone was wrong in sidelining you as a inept TV movie factory for middle-aged housewives.
Lifetime Review: 'Secrets of My Stepdaughter'
With the right actors, any Lifetime film can be great. Hell, I'd even be willing to say that one of Lifetime's celebrity biopics (which are for the most part reviled by the Lifetime fanbase) can be tolerable with the right cast of players in its hand. That, combined with a compelling story and well-paced action, and you've got a great flick on your hand.
Lifetime Review: 'Ring of Deceit'
For as much flak as Lifetime gets by critics for being unoriginal, they have been known to have a few movies in their catalog with unique concepts I've yet to see put to film, made for television or otherwise. Many of these movies have come from Incendo, a Canadian company that seems to specialize in producing Lifetime flicks, with such films such as Trigger Point and Sometimes The Good Kill tackling the kinds of plots and issues that are not commonplace for Lifetime.
Lifetime Review: 'The Bachelor Next Door'
One of many simple rules to surviving a Lifetime movie: if you ever get a new neighbor, START PACKING. In the Lifetimeverse, you're bound to wind up with a serial killer or seductive femme fatale looking for a marriage to wreck living in the next house over. It's as much a certainty as that, in horror movies, if a character opens a refrigerator or medicine cabinet late at night, a jump scare will be waiting for them when they close the door.
Lifetime Review: 'Web Cam Girls'
Like nannies and surrogate mothers, the Internet has been an often villainized target of Lifetime's. Their The ____ He/She Met Online series has basically been one cautionary tale after another about how people's lives are ruined by the horrors of online dating and venturing into the vast world of the web.
Lifetime Review: 'Ex-Wife Killer'
With 2017 coming to a much needed close (will it be jinxing to hope for a better 2018?), Lifetime is celebrating the end of another year with a marathon of fun, melodramatic movies. So to kick off 2018, I decided to write reviews of some of these TV screen gems in all their extravagant glory. First off, Ex-Wife Killer...