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Great Pretender after 14 episodes (Netflix Review)

The Great Pretender was an interesting anime. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised. The first couple of episodes give off a superficial vibe. You might assume that the story characters are con artists without a soul.

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Project Power (2020) is a bit unsettling (Netflix Review)

I watched Project Power featuring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie, set in New Orleans, follows a man, Art, looking for his daughter. He was experimented on in the military in their efforts to create super heroes. His daughter, Tracy, developed special abilities and was later abducted by the government in their efforts to steal her gifts and sell them.

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Beastars | After 12 episodes (Netflix)

Beastars is a manga series picked up by Netflix and released in April of 2020 as an Anime. It features a variety of animals broken up between carnivores and herbivores who attend a boarding school, Cheeryton Academy.

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Is Designated Survivor worth binging? | review

Netflix recently released the third season of Designated Survivor. The show was previously on ABC, and I have to admit that I knew it existed, but I never watched it.

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6 Underground is a good time | Netflix (Review)

6 Underground is an impressive movie to watch. Ryan Reynolds and the rest of the cast had great chemistry especially when it came to the comedic moments in the movie. The opening sequence of the movie was full parkour mixed with the fast and the furious.

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Review: Chivalry of a Failed Knight

I found Chivalry of a Failed Knight while aimlessly searching for an anime to watch. Sometimes I have a routine and other times I scan for descriptions I like and then chose one.

And to my satisfaction, I enjoyed my time watching all 12 of the episodes available. If you’ve never given this anime a chance and you’re looking for something low key to watch. This is an older anime released in the last 5 years, but think this could be an option.

Story:

We meet a protagonist named Ikki. He’s an F-ranked Blazer in an academy full of skilled students. He’s thought to be the “worst one” because his talent set cannot be measured by the criteria of the academy. But, his fate changes when he inadvertently walks in on a powerful prodigy named Stella while she’s half-dressed. Apparently, they’ve been assigned the same room.

She threatens to eliminate him and challenges him to a duel. The loser will serve a life of servitude to the winner. However, Stella quickly figures out the academy has Ikki all wrong when she loses to him in their fight.

Ikki and Stella end up staying roommates after the fight and also develop feelings for each other. There’s also this weird interaction with his sister, but that gets stomped out pretty quickly when the two (Ikki and Stella) fall in love. They then vowed to meet each other in the final stage of the schools Seven Star Sword Art Festival to determine the strongest knight.

Why you should watch this:

This anime has some interesting character dynamics in it. Ikki’s sister, Shizuku is kind of annoying, but she eases up by the end of the story. Ikki is definitely the glue that holds the story together. His redemption arc is inspiring and truthfully his character going through a lot to stay true to himself and to Stella.

Stella isn’t the most interesting character, but she’s a great support to Ikki when the moment calls for it. There are a bunch of other characters that get involved in Ikki’s development but he mostly makes them better which adds to his appeal.

Overall, the Chivalry of a Failed Knight is a good watch. Ikki’s redemption is great to follow. I actually did some research after I watched it to find out if there was another season coming.

I couldn’t find anything. But, the fact that I even wanted to watch more of Ikki and Stella’s story says a lot. So I suggest you give Chivalry of a Failed Knight a try.

Review: Murder Mystery (Netflix)

I decided to mix it up a bit for myself and watch something categorically funny. Adam Sandler is one of the funniest and most entertaining actors I’ve ever watched. So when I realized he had a new movie release on Netflix with Jennifer Aniston, I purposefully made time to sit down and watch it.

Murder Mystery is a perfect comedy! There are jokes upon jokes as soon as the first scene opens. The only way you aren’t going to laugh while watching this movie is if you don’t have a sense of humor at all.

Adam Sandler, as always, is so on point with the delivery of his jokes and Jennifer Aniston does an amazing job keeping up. Honestly, I related to her a lot in the film.

Her character, Audrey Spitz plays a wife/hairdresser with a healthy imagination because she reads a lot of Murder Mystery books. That fact ends up coming in handy when she and her husband Nick Spitz (Adam Sandler) get caught up in a scandal overseas.

Plus, Jennifer and Adam have so much on-screen chemistry. Everything is believable! Audrey and Nick have been married over a decade, they are a little bored, and they clearly need a spark. But they are still jealous for each other. So the interactions they have with characters like Grace (the sexy actress) and Charles (the rich attractive lord) are really funny.

This movie really surrounds two clueless unassuming Americans in a world they know nothing about. They’ve been invited by Charles to his families weekend of festivities in Monaco to a celebration for his uncle, Malcolm. Malcolm is an older man who means to leave all of his fortunes to his young new wife while cutting off his children and other close family members.

The lights go out and when they come back on Malcolm has a dagger through his chest.

I had so much fun trying to figure out who did it! This is the funniest “who done it” I’ve ever watched. I also appreciate the resolution of all of the open issues with Nick and Audrey in addition to the full explanation of who the killer was and why the killer did what they did.

I won’t spoil specific details, but I will say that this movie involves a redemption arc and a rekindled love through the experience of a lifetime.

Murder Mystery is definitely a fun movie that I would suggest.

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