This Little Love of Mine (2021)

This Little Love of Mine
Director: Christine Luby
Writer: Georgia Harrison
Cast: Saskia Hampele, Liam McIntyre, Lynn Gilmartin, Craig Horner, Lawrence Ola, Rajan Velu, Monette Lee, Martin Portus
Seen on: 22.7.2022

Content Note: colonialism

Plot:
Laura (Saskia Hampele) is an up and coming lawyer, hoping to finally become a partner in her lawfirm. When billionaire Graham (Martin Portus) wants to hire her, it looks like she can finally can get everything she ever dreamed off. She grew up with Graham’s grandson Chip (Liam McIntyre) on a beautiful island. Graham needs Chip to take over the company, but Chip won’t sign the necessary paperwork. So Laura flies back home to her island to convince Chip. Once there, she realizes how much she missed home – and Chip.

This Little Love of Mine is a cute RomCom that does exactly what you think it will do. To enjoy it, you have to stomach though that on this tropical island, we can barely see a person of color which is superweird.

The movie poster showing Laura (Saskia Hampele) leaning against a palm tree on the beach and Chip (Liam McIntyre) leaning against her.
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A Perfect Pairing (2022)

A Perfect Pairing
Director: Stuart McDonald
Writer: Elizabeth Hackett, Hilary Galanoy
Cast: Victoria Justice, Adam Demos, Luca Asta Sardelis, Samantha Cain, Craig Horner, Antonio Alvarez, Lucy Durack
Seen on: 10.6.2022

Plot:
Lola (Victoria Justice) lives for wine. She works at a wine-company who try to get the right wine to the right people. But after a falling-out with her boss (Craig Horner), Lola tries to do it on her own. Step one of her master plan? Fly to Australia and convince millionare with a vineyard Hazel (Samantha Cain) that Lola should be the first person to import her wine into the US. But Hazel is little convinced by Lola’s pitch. To prove herself, Lola suggest that she could work at Hazel’s farm. Hazel agrees and asks her foreman Max (Adam Demos) to find a space for Lola. Max is not amused. As Max and Lola work together more, though, their appreciation for each other grows though.

A Perfect Pair is a rather standard RomCom that doesn’t bring much new to the table, nor a whole lot emotion. But it is elevated above mediocrity through Victoria Justice’s energy.

The film poster showing Lola (Victoria Justice) and Max (Adam Demos) sitting under a tree with sheep and a vineyard behind them.
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See No Evil (2006)

See No Evil
Director: Gregory Dark
Writer: Dan Madigan
Cast: Glenn JacobsChristina VidalMichael J. PaganSamantha NobleSteven VidlerCecily PolsonLuke PeglerRachael TaylorPenny McNameeCraig HornerMikhael WilderTiffany Lamb
[/slash colleague cornholio reviewed it as well.]

Plot:
A few years ago police officer Williams (Steven Vidler) stumbled upon the scene of a horrific crime, finding a woman who had her eyes removed. The perpetrator is still there and Williams loses his hand to him. Now he works as a guard in a Juvenile Detention Center. They just started a new social work program and a group of delinquents is supposed to clean up the old Blackwell Hotel. But they are not the only ones at the hotel.

See No Evil was not particularly good. I could see potential in the concept but there was too much that didn’t make a whole lot of sense. At least the gore isn’t bad.

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