Friday, February 23, 2024

[Review] — "ORDINARY ANGELS" is a Touching, Tearjerker


The endearing true story Ordinary Angels, starring Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (*1999 Best Actress: Boys Don't Cry; *2004 Best Actress: Million Dollar Baby) and Alan Ritchson (Amazon Prime's Reacher), is currently playing in movie theaters via Lionsgate. Rounding out the cast are Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing), Tamala Jones (Castle), and Skywalker Hughes (Joe Pickett).

{Book Blogger Hop} — Organizing Bookshelves



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How do you organize your bookshelves?

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

{Giveaway} — $10 Amazon Gift Card (Ends March 1st)


Ordinary Angels, an emotional drama based on a true story, opens in movie theaters on February 23rd and stars two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (*1999 Best Actress: Boys Don't Cry; 2004 Best Actress: Million Dollar Baby), and Alan Ritchson (Amazon Prime's Reacher).

Ordinary Angels, based on remarkable real events, follows Sharon (Hilary Swank), a fiery but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky, who gains a newfound sense of purpose when she meets Ed (Alan Ritchson), a widower trying hard to provide for his two kids. As his youngest daughter awaits a liver transplant, Sharon resolves to support the family and will stop at nothing to make it happen. What follows is an uplifting story of faith, miracles, and ordinary angels.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

{Sunday Post} — Did I Say You Could Go, I Am Spock, and The Teacher

The Caffeinated Book Reviewer's Kimberly hosts a weekly meme called "The Sunday Post"! 


* Weekly Tidbits *


  • Hooray! The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl last Sunday. Not so ecstatic following the players' excessive drinking during Wednesday's Chiefs parade and rally. Seriously, there were kids there; the players should be role models. Even worse, following the terrifying shooting at Union Station, Mahomes, Kelce, and a few other players threw a party that night. They could have at least held off for a few days, showing some consideration for the victims. (Full disclosure: I did not attend the event; I saw it on television, securely at home.)

Friday, February 16, 2024

{Book Blogger Hop} — Milk Money for Books



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Do you keep an active list of favorite authors—that you would spend your milk money on—to have it when they publish a book?

Submitted by Laura @ Laura's Book Binge.


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Thursday, February 15, 2024

[Review] — "THE CHOSEN: SEASON FOUR—Episodes 4-6"


THE CHOSEN is an innovative historical drama that tells the story of Jesus (Jonathan Roumie) as told by those who knew him. Amidst the Roman oppression that characterized first-century Israel, the seven-season series offers an authentic and personal glimpse into the revolutionary life and teachings of Jesus. The newest season—the fourth—debuted in theaters this month in block—episodes 1-3 aired from February 1st to February 14th, 4-6 from February 15th to February 28th, and 7-8 from February 29th to March 10th.

Dallas Jenkins wrote, directed, and produced THE CHOSEN, which Lionsgate distributes worldwide. It's one of the most-viewed television programs in the world, with more than 200 million viewers. The series is a constant top performer on Peacock, Netflix, and Amazon Prime and was a top-rated show on The CW. With, to date, over 770 million episode views, THE CHOSEN—initially crowdfunded—has achieved worldwide success.

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Let me clarify—I have only seen small portions of the first three seasons aired on The CW, and I haven't watched the first three episodes of Season Four. These are my final comments regarding episodes 4, 5, and 6. Without giving anything away, there is a death in episode 3, and throughout the fourth episode, Jesus and his followers—especially Apostle Thomas—are in grief. There's a lot of drama; it feels longer than its 66-minute length. The episode is dark and dismal but the most exquisite of the three I saw.

I won't go into detail regarding the fifth (nearly 68 minutes) and sixth (64 minutes) episodes; they were intriguing—but several dialogue/conversation scenes lasted too long, and I quickly grew bored with what was occurring on screen. As far as I was concerned, these two episodes functioned as "filler" episodes to set the stage for the seventh and eighth episodes.

Jonathan Roumie delivers a strong performance as Jesus, but there was a mixed bag of soap opera-style acting from some of the cast. That's not necessarily negative because the scripts play out in a soap opera manner. Campy? Yes, at times, but nothing too distracting.

Overall, I felt episodes 4, 5, and 6 were decent—nothing to boast about, but I'm sure they'll appeal to the series' devoted fans. ╌★★★½✰


Disclosure: Many thanks to Come and See Foundation, Inc. for providing screeners for this review. My opinions are 100% my own.

{Giveaway} — $10 Amazon Gift Card


A thrilling announcement has arrived: the entire fourth season of THE CHOSEN will be available in movie theaters! Get your family tickets today and have a movie night with the family!


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  • 1 winner
  • must be 18 to enter
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

[Review] — "LOSING SPRING" is Jumbled Mess


It came to my attention that Chasing Endless Summer by V.C. Andrews (ghostwritten by Andrew Neiderman) was released today from Gallery Books; then, I realized I hadn't written my review for the previous book, Losing Spring. I've owned a copy of the latter since October of last year, and I took my sweet time reading it because—well, I knew it would be terrible from the start, and I was right.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

{Sunday Post} — The Girl from Widow Hills, Midnight on Beacon Street, and Somebody I Used to Know

The Caffeinated Book Reviewer's Kimberly hosts a weekly meme called "The Sunday Post"! 


* Weekly Tidbits *


  • Sorry, no tidbits this week.

Friday, February 9, 2024

{Book Blogger Hop} — Happy Publication Day



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Do you post Happy Publication Day posts for books you read?

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