REVIEW: FULLER HOUSE – SEASON 5 – PART 2

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MAIN CAST

Candace Cameron Blue (Puppy Love)
Jodie Sweetin (Farce of The Penguins)
Andrea Barber (Days of Our Lives)
Michael Campion (Finding Eden)
Elias Harper (Riviera)
Soni Bringas (Beautiful & Twisted)
Dashiel and Fox Messitt
Juan Pablo Di Pace (Mammia Mia)
John Brotherton (The Conjuring)
Scott Weinger (The Family Man)
Adam Hagenbuch (Switched at Birth)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST STARS

Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother)
Marla Sokoloff (Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Landry Bender (The Sitter)
Noah Alexander Gerry (Family Reunion)
Dave Coulier (The Real Ghostbusters)
John Stamos (Scream Queens)
Josh Peck (Red Dawn)
Eric Allan Kramer (American Pie 3)
Ashley Liao (The Kicks)
Isaak Presley (Stuck In Teh Middle)
Virginia Williams (Charmed)
Mckenna Grace (Annabelle Comes Home)
David Lipper (Mutant X)
Scott Menville (Teen Titans)
Gail Edwards (Get Crazy)

fuller-house-final-seasonWhen Season 5 of ‘Fuller House’ began, Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and Jimmy Gibbler (Adam Hagenbuch) came back home with their baby girl after Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) gave birth to Stephanie’s baby after being a surrogate for her. With the end looming, the first part also saw the heartwarming and beautiful proposal DJ Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) arranged for herself (she thought she was doing it for Kimmy) when Steve Hale (Scott Weinger), DJ’s high school sweetheart, asked her to marry him.1c0b3a5e-a84f-437c-a1e8-82638c434fa1-fh_508_unit_00203_rWith all three ladies finally engaged, the agenda for the final episodes were set — a triple wedding. As one character says in one of the episodes in Season 5B, pleasing one bride is hard enough — will they be able to pull off pleasing all three? If there’s one thing the ‘Full House’ reboot has shown, it’s that all three ladies — DJ, Steph, and Kimmy — often work as one unit, even with wildly differing tastes. Their mutual planning leads up to a beautiful wedding that’s put together at the last minute after plenty of things go wrong in the series finale.02tvcol-fuller-mobileMasterAt3xWe also get to see the return of the legacy cast, Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), and Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) — with the noted exception of Jesse’s wife, Becky (Lori Loughlin) — in multiple episodes. All three of them walk the brides down the aisle and even give fitting toasts to end the series — something they did not get to do in the original series. Then there are the men of ‘Fuller House’, Steve, Jimmy, and Kimmy’s beau, Fernando Hernandez-Guerrero-Fernandez-Guerrero (Juan Pablo Di Pace) who get to spend more scenes together this time around as the men have their tuxedo fittings and their bachelor party in an ax-throwing club. More seasons might have meant further exploration of the “he-wolf pack.”Screen-Shot-2020-05-29-at-8.17.00-PMThe five seasons of ‘Fuller House’ have also seen the kids growing up — both the characters and the actors. Jackson Fuller (Michael Campion), Max Fuller (Elias Harger), Ramona Gibbler (Soni Nicole Bringas), and Tommy Fuller Jr (Dashiell and Fox Messitt) grow up to be pretty close siblings, and considering how they started out, it was sweet to watch. While fans of the ‘Fuller House’ series might be satisfied with the final episodes, perhaps fans of ‘Full House’ may not have felt the end was as befitting — after all, this is the second time we are bidding farewell to the Tanner household and even if it may be more than twenty years later, the impact of ‘Full House’ on viewers is evident as the reboot featured multiple throwbacks.1_Q8ZXsFJZk4wXjxTcwdqlrAEven so, the final episodes manage to do ‘Fuller House’ justice. Even if the reboot won’t be as beloved as the original, we still got to see DJ, Steph, Kimmy, and Steve all grown up and living their adult lives — something we don’t often get to see with many favorite childhood television shows. Perhaps Netflix might revisit bringing back the Tanner-Fuller-Gibbler families for another run to give these families a farewell with more closure.

REVIEW: FULLER HOUSE – SEASON 5 – PART 1

MAIN CAST

Candace Cameron Blue (Puppy Love)
Jodie Sweetin (Farce of The Penguins)
Andrea Barber (Days of Our Lives)
Michael Campion (Finding Eden)
Elias Harper (Riviera)
Soni Bringas (Beautiful & Twisted)
Dashiel and Fox Messitt
Juan Pablo Di Pace (Mammia Mia)
John Brotherton (The Conjuring)
Scott Weinger (The Family Man)
Adam Hagenbuch (Switched at Birth)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST STARS

Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother)
Beth Crosby (Roomiess)
Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers)
Oliver Muirhead (The Social Network)
Richard Riehle (Casino)
Marla Sokoloff (Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Kym Whitley (Rango)
Landry Bender (The Sitter)
Kimberley Drummond (Magic Mike XXL)
Lisa Loeb (House on Haunted Hill)
Kirk Cameron (Saving Christmas)
Noah Alexander Gerry (Family Reunion)
Dave Coulier (The Real Ghostbusters)
John Stamos (Scream Queens)

Hale's Kitchen (2019)After months of anticipation, Part A of ‘Fuller House’ Season 5 finally released on Netflix, and you better get your tissues ready. When Season 4 ended, the makers of the series revealed that they would be returning for Season 5. The final episode of Season 4 ended with a cliffhanger that left us with many questions: Will Steejay finally happen? Will Kimmy Gibbler and Fernando ever get married? What about Stephani Tanner and Jimmy Gibbler now that they have a baby? What will happen to Lori Loughlin? Will DJ stay with Steve or will she go back to Matt? Will Steve and DJ get their most deserved happy ending or not? These were just a few questions that were lurking in our minds when the series announced that season 5 will be the final one.Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure, and Jodie Sweetin in Family Business (2019)But, worry not. It looks like the makers have found a way to address all our questions and more. The tissues will still be needed, not for sad moments but for happy ones—at least in Part A. Season 4 ended with Kimmy giving birth to Stephanie and Jimmy’s baby girl. Season 5 begins with Stephanie and Jimmy coming home with their newborn but they still don’t have a name for the little one. The first episode revolves entirely on Stephanie getting used to motherhood. Not wanting to ask help from DJ, she gets a doula who gets on everyone’s nerves. Stephanie finally reconciles with DJ and kicks the doula to the curb. Coming back to the name of her baby in season 2, when Uncle Jessy and Aunt Becky adopted a little girl, they named her after Danny’s wife and Jessy’s sister Pamela. Paying tribute to the family seemed to be a tradition as Stephanie follows the same ritual and honors her entire family while choosing the name for her baby.Candace Cameron Bure, Scott Weinger, and Elias Harger in Family Business (2019)She named her Danielle after her father Danny and the middle name Jo if anyone would like to call her DJ in the future. She even honored Kimmy by naming her the godmother. Ramona also seemed to have found her first decent boyfriend in Ethan after Popko and the Japanese boy band singer. Throughout the season, we also witnessed some unexpected moments and shocking ones when Matt returns from Las Vegas, married to Gia. That’s not the most shocking part, the one that will leave your jaw on the floor is Gia joining the She-Wolf pack. Matt tries to bond with Rocki and tries to be the step-father she never had. What we see throughout this season is a lot of bonding between the family members. DJ takes up gaming to get closer to Jackson and get him to open up to her. Meanwhile, we see Steve and Max bond when DJ isn’t at home by watching their favorite show ‘Real Housewives’. Yup, you read that right.Marla Sokoloff, Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure, and Jodie Sweetin in Moms' Night Out (2019)That’s not the only part where we see the two bond, one might say we can see Steve and Max spend more time together than Steve and DJ themselves, and it literally is the cutest sight to see in the series. That’s not all, folks. We even witness two celebrity appearances this season. One by Lisa Loeb, which was already revealed in the teaser. She visits the vet with her cat, which DJ uses as an opportunity to introduce Stephanie and her music to Lisa. The second celebrity cameo is by Kirk Cameron. Kimmy tries to date again after getting confused about whether Fernando is the one for her. In the end, she goes on a date with Kirk Cameron but comes back to her one true love Fernando after.Candace Cameron Bure in Ready Player Fuller (2019)Overall, though the entire season was filled with happy moments which always seems to be the only thing that goes on in the Tanner-Fuller house, the last episode is the tear-jerker where DJ gets busy trying to prepare the best proposal for Kimmy. Yup, you read that right, Steve finally proposes to DJ, and we might be seeing a triple wedding when the season returns for Part B of the series finale.And for those of you worried about Joey and Uncle Jessy, sadly, we will not get to see them throughout the series except in the end when Steve proposes to DJ. Hopefully, we will get to see more of them in Part B of the season finale. As for Aunty Becky, the series didn’t address her at all, it was almost like she didn’t exist. And we needn’t be shocked about that. It was almost a known fact that Lori’s character will not be mentioned in the season. Overall, Part A of the series wasn’t disappointing. It seemed like the makers were trying to fill all the cliffhangers and give fans and viewers just what they wanted. We just have to wait and see if Part B will manage to tie up all the loose ends.

 

REVIEW: FULLER HOUSE – SEASON 3

MAIN CAST

Candace Cameron Blue (Puppy Love)
Jodie Sweetin (Farce of The Penguins)
Andrea Barber (Days of Our Lives)
Michael Campion (Finding Eden)
Elias Harper (Riviera)
Soni Bringas (Beautiful & Twisted)
Dashiel and Fox Messitt
Juan Pablo Di Pace (Mamma Mia)
John Brotherton (The Conjuring)
Scott Weinger (The Family Man)
Adam Hagenbuch (Switched at Birth)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST STARS

Ashley Liao (Bad Teacher TV)
Virginia Williams (Fairly Legal)
Marla Sokoloff (Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Landry Bender (The Sitter)
Mckenna Grace (Designated Survivor)
Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother)
John Stamos (Scream Queens)
Dave Coulier (The Real Ghostbusters)
Lori Loughlin (Birds of Prey)
Isaak Presley (A History of Radness)
John Aprea (New Jack CIty)
Tanner Buchanan (Game Shakers)
Logan Riley Hassel (Camp Tokota)
Gail Edwards (Blossom)

UntitledThe Tanner-Fuller Family is back for a third season. Fuller House is the proof that nostalgia never dies.  As the season kicks off, the theme is immediately revealed. Whereas Season 2 focused on various holidays throughout the year, this time out the episodes encompass summer vacation. It’s an odd choice to make for a series debuting just as summer comes to an end but gives the show some ideas to play with none the less, whether it’s Jackson (Michael Campion) being stuck in summer school thanks to his terrible grades, or Max (Elias Harger) joining forces with Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) to throw a pool party.UntitledNaturally, the bulk of the show’s storylines goes to the adults as they figure out their love lives and their futures while also raising a house full of kids. As with Season 2, DJ (Candace Cameron-Bure) is still caught between feelings she has for her boyfriend Matt (John Brotherton) and her ex Steve (Scott Weinger). Given that she’s in a committed relationship and Steve is engaged to another woman though, the flirtation between the two isn’t quite as honest and innocent as it once was. Given that the first half of the season ends on the cliffhanger of DJ accidently revealing her feelings to Steve en route to the latter’s wedding, this is clearly a story that’s not going to end anytime soon. UntitledIn an unconventional choice for the streaming site, Netflix chose to split up the third season of the warm and fuzzy 80s/90s reboot, debuting the first nine episodes of the season in September, just in time for the 30th anniversary of the debut of the original series, and dropping the back nine episodes just in time for the Christmas holidays. At the end of the first half the season, we were left with a bit of a cliffhanger, with the entire Fuller House party on their way to Japan for Steve and C.J.’s wedding. In a somewhat sleepy haze, D.J. – without realizing she’s talking to Steve instead of Kimmy – confesses to Steve that she had planned on picking him, because she truly feels like they were always soulmates and meant to be together. maxresdefaultWe pick up the second half of the season once the plane lands in Japan and the gang is off to explore this new country in a location-based episode that’s reminiscent of the Full House Disney World special. Steve, unsure what to do about this new information that D.J. may still have feelings for him, confides in Kimmy, and decides to talk to D.J. about it. However, before he’s able to discuss it with her, Matt proposes and she says yes while Steve overhears the entire proposal. Fuller-House-Season-3-Episode-11-11-2becGiving up, Steve and C.J. continue on with their wedding, until D.J. accidentally throws one of the wedding rings into the koi pond and has to chase down a famous koi fish to get it back. When she does so, it finally comes out that Steve overheard D.J. confess her true feelings to him, and that Steve might feel the same way.  So, Steve leaves C.J. at the alter, in a moment that feels reminiscent of every 90s romantic comedy ever, and when Matt gets up to announce his engagement to D.J., D.J. winds up breaking off their engagement. Thus ends a whirlwind trip to Japan and starts a new potential rekindled romance for Steve and D.J.fuller-house-season-3The show has also managed to build up characters we can certainly care about, even as we wade through all the terrible dancing and silly excuses to shove in Stephanie’s singing.  The end of season three brings us somewhat full circle, celebrating Full House’s 30th debut anniversary in a season finale that brings the whole family back together with a lot of big changes. First, Danny and Becky are ousted from their show when their contract is up for renewal. Becky is asked to come back as a host on a different show, but Danny is out of work now and announces to his daughters that he plans on moving back in with them. Second, Joey’s wife gets a comedy gig on a cruise ship circuit, and Jesse and Joey go in on buying a laundromat that they plan on turning into a club, so both Jesse and Joey plan on moving back to San Francisco.Third, Kimmy volunteers to be the surrogate for Stephanie and Jimmy’s baby, and the invitro process is successful, so Kimmy is now pregnant with Stephanie and Jimmy’s child. Fuller-House-Season-3-Episode-18-2-7a83Finally, Steve gets offered a position as the foot doctor for the LA Lakers, which would mean that he has to move to LA for six months, effectively putting D.J. and his relationship on hold once again. He decides to turn the position down, but D.J. tells him to go for it, as it’s a dream job for him. And so, once again, the universe – or, at least, the show writers – put a wedge between our two potential soulmates, with the promise that perhaps, in six months’ time, they might finally be together for good.Fuller-House-Season-3-Episode-16-17-3bd5Whether the show gets picked up for a fourth season or not, this season leaves us in a good place.

REVIEW: 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN – SEASON 1

MAIN CAST

John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of The Apes)
Kristen Johnston (ugly Betty)
French Stewart (Mom)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises)
Jane Curtin (The Heat)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Elmarie Wendel (Rumpelstiltskin)
Simbi Khali (Plump Fiction)
Wayne Knight (Jurassic Park)
Ian Lithgow (Rice Girl)
David DeLuise (Stargate SG.1)
Chris Hogan (Grounded For Life)
Danielle Nicolet (The Flash 2014)
Jennifer Rhodes (Charmed)
Marnette Patterson (American Sniper)
Dan Gilvezan (Transformers)
Marla Sokoloff (Fuller House)
Martha Stewart (2 Broke Girls)
Michael Milhoan (That 70s Show)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives)
James Earl Jones (Star Wars)
Ed Begley Jr. (Veronica Mars)
Katherine LaNasa (The Campaign)
Lindsey Haun (Shrooms)
Shay Astar (All Cheerleaders Die)
Phil Hartman (Small Soldiers)
John Mahoney (Frasier)
Bronson Pinchot (Risky Business)
Mike Starr (Ed Wood)
Lois Foraker (Child’s Play 3)
Ileen Getz (That 70s Show)
Lauren Graham (Bad Santa)
John D’Aquino (Seaquest)
Richard McGonagle (500 Days of Summer)
Kimberly Scott (The Abyss)

3rd Rock From the Sun is one of the richest and hilarious television comedies to air. The series first aired in 1996 and lasted for a total of six seasons. The show molds science fiction into a sitcom and the results are a blast. A team of aliens from Mars take on human form in Rutherford, Ohio and integrate themselves into the local populace. Their goal is to learn everything they can about humans in a couple of days. Of course, it turns out humans are much more complex than expected and the team of aliens decide to stay a while longer. This first season is a great start to the series and with each episode, it only gets better.The strongest aspect of this show is its cast. They are remarkable together. From the very first episode, it is apparent how well they interact and play off of each other. Also as individuals they bring something special. The main attraction comes from John Lithgow’s role as Dr. Dick Solomon. Dick is the high commander and in charge of the other aliens. As a human, he assumes a role as a college professor of physics. Lithgow does his character well by providing great body language and delivering dialogue in a manner that just makes you smile. His lieutenant and second in command is Sally Solomon (Kristen Johnston). Sally can be an absolute riot, especially in the earlier episodes when she is coming to terms with being a female and all of the “things” that come with it. Harry Solomon (French Stewart), the transmitter/receiver, is another great character. He fills the oblivious to the obvious role for the show. Harry can be dumb, but it is always funny and never annoying like some characters in other series get because of overacting. In Harry’s case, Stewart fulfills his character to a tee. The last of the aliens is Tommy Solomon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the senior information officer and oldest alien of the group. Oddly enough, he ends up the young teenage boy with raging hormones. The struggle he endures as a wise old alien and a young teenage makes for a very interesting character.

Dr. Mary Albright (Jane Curtin). She is a professor of anthropology and shares an office with Dick. I wouldn’t count Curtin as a particularly funny person, but when she goes toe to toe with Lithgow, the outcome is always hilarious. The two have a wonderful chemistry together and they turn some of the lightest material into something wonderful. Nina Campbell (Simbi Khali) is also a fun character. She is Dick and Mary’s secretary and adds a tough personality to keep Dick in and his neurotic behavior in check when at the office. Additionally this season has Mamie Dubcek (Elmarie Wendel), the Solomon’s cigarette smoking landlord and a couple appearances from Officer Don (Wayne Knight), who turns out to be an odd love interest for Sally in future seasons.These characters are the true strength of this series and their development as both individuals and as a group really make this first season shine. Since the four alien characters are relatively new and have no experience with human society, there is a lot of different material and directions for the characters to take. The initial episodes are really a handful, because none of the aliens are prepared or really understand the emotional states that come with their human bodies.For instance, watching Sally take on a feminine role and lifestyle is great. The alien has the personality to be more masculine than feminine, which makes for a funny result and Johnston carries the character well. Similarly, Tommy is a teenage boy going through puberty, but his alien personality wants him to be an old and wise man. Harry’s focus is also a riot. Unlike Dick, Sally, and Tommy, he doesn’t seem to have a real purpose. There are some hilarious events with him doing some pretty pointless (but funny) things with the hope to find out who he is.All of the alien characters are quite fun to watch in the early stages of the season. Since they have no experience with anything, their reaction to some of the simplest things is fun. In most cases it’s because they overreact. This especially goes for Dick. He turns some pretty dull situations into a laugh fest as he tries to understand and seeks guidance from Mary, Nina, and even some of his students from his physics class. There is also plenty of character development with the human characters and it can be a lot of fun. It is mainly watching both Mary and Nina slowly learn to understand Dick and his neurotic behaviour.As for individual episodes, it’s hard to pick out the best, because they are all quite good. The season premiere episode “Brains and Eggs” is worth noting. Obviously, it’s an important episode because it features when the Solomon’s first appeared in Rutherford, Ohio. The characters are introduced and the hilarious tone is set for the remainder of the season. The next episode “Post-Nasal Dick” is also a blast. The Solomon’s catch a common cold and being new to the human form, they fail to realize it is not fatal. “Dick Is From Mars, Sally Is From Venus” is another solid episode where the beautiful Sally goes out on her first date and gets the devastating “I’ll call you”. The episode “Lonely Dick” guest stars Phil Hartman and he does not fail to produce laughs. The “The Dicks They Are A Changin'” is simply ingenious. Mary comes to believe Dick is a man she knew in the 60s. The fun part about this episode is how her attitude towards Dick takes a 180. In “I Enjoy Being A Dick”, Dick dresses in drag, enough said. “Dick Like Me” is also a pretty remarkable episode that covers racial diversity. It tackles such a serious issue in a fun light hearted manner. Dick believes you can pick your ethnicity at will. Under such an assumption, the Solomon’s try out just about every ethnicity possible and their attempts aren’t well received, but it should still make you laugh.Overall the first season of 3rd Rock From the Sun is so funny it’s classic. This first season mixes together a great cast and puts them into one hilarious situation after another. The characters, their interaction and development, are incorporated into the stories quite well. If you enjoy great sitcoms, 3rd Rock From the Sun: Season 1 is a must own DVD box set.3rd Rock From the Sun is a show that is hard not to love. It loosely mixes science fiction with comedy and makes for a hilarious sitcom. Of course, this is mostly due to a tremendous cast. The characters are played out well and they interact together with excellent chemistry. The twenty episodes in this first season have some pretty ordinary situations turned into something out of the ordinary, which is a blast. The bottom line, whether you are new to the series or familiar with it, 3rd Rock From the Sun: Season 1 is worth every penny.

REVIEW: MELISSA & JOEY – SEASON 1-4

 

MAIN CAST

Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina: TTW)
Joey Lawrence (Blossom)
Taylor Spreitler (Amityville: The Awakening)
Nick Robinson (Jurassic World)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Lucy DeVito (Girls)
Elizabeth Ho (Fifty Shades of Black)
Megan Hilty (Shrek The Third)
Rachel G. Fox (Dream House)
Scott Michael Foster (The Pact 2)
Samantha Logan (13 Reasons Why)
Chris Brochu (The Vampire Diaries)
Christopher Rich (Boston Legal)
Anya Monzikova Iron Man 2)
Joel McKinnon Miller (Super 8)
Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings)
Gregg Sulkin (Runaways)
Cody Linley (Sharknado 5)
Rita Rudner (The Wrong Guys)
Trevor Donovan (Savages)
Justin Hartley (Smallville)
Sterling Knight (17 Again)
Sadie Calvano (Mom)
Jada Facer (Henry Danger)
Brooke Burke (The Wraith)
Matthew Lawrence (Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad)
Kevin Fonteyne (Sun Records)
Hayley Erin (General Hospital)
Greer Grammer (The Middle)
Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke)
Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves ryamond)
Ian Reed Kesler (Birds of Prey)
George Wyner (Spaceballs)
Beth Broderick (Sabrina: TTW)
Andrew Lawrence (Bean)
Meaghan Martin (Mean Girls 2)
Vivia A. Fox (Independence Day)
Leslie Grossman (The Neighbours)
John Ratzenberger (Cheers)
Debi Mazar (Batman Forever)
Jaime Pressly (Mom)
John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory)
David Lascher (Sabrina: TTW)
Don Stark (That 70s Show)
John Ducey (Bones)
Alimi Ballard (Dark Angel)
Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie)
Marla Sokoloff (Fuller House)
Elizabeth Berkley (Saved By The Bell)
Yvette Nicole Brown (Community)
Mo Gaffney (That 70s Show)
Sean O’Bryan (London Has Fallen)
Krista Allen (The Final Destination)
Elisa Donovan (Sabrina: TTW)
David Starzyk (Veronica Mars)
Danny Woodburn (Bones)
Jessica Barth (Ted)
Nakia Burrise (Power Rangers Zeo)
Ted McGinley (No Good Nick)
Julia Duffy (Dumb and Dumberer)
Vernee Watson (The Big Bang Theory)
Hal Ozsan (Jessica Jones)
Ted McGinley (No Good Nick)
Justin Prentice (13 Reasons Why)
Courtney Henggeler (Mom)
Thomas F. Wilson (Back To The Future)
Blake Jenner (What/If)
Barry Livingston (Argo)
Dilshad Vadsaria (Bones)
Shawn Christian (Birds of Prey TV)
Jackie Hoffman (Birdman)
Suzy Nakamura (Dr.Ken)
Patrick Cavanaugh (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
Keesha Sharp (Lethal Weapon TV)
Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sisters)
Karan Soni (Deadpool)
Valerie Harper (Shiver)
George Stults (7th Heaven)

Mel Burke is having trouble with her niece, Lennox. As she tries to juggle being a councillor and a guardian, she gets a little overwhelmed. Her assistant, Rhonda, suggests she get a nanny. Mel is hesitant to do so until she finds out Lennox wrote a poem about her principal, Miss Lunt (Vernee Watson), that wasn’t so nice. Mel relents and decides to hire a nanny. Before leaving for a meeting, Joseph “Joe” Longo knocks on her door. He apologizes for an outburst and asks if she can get him a job. Mel realizes he was the head of her brother-in-law’s company. (It is mentioned that her brother-in-law ran off leaving the company in disarray and it is implied that he ran off with the millions Joe made for him and left his wife to take the blame. The result is her being in federal prison and the reason for the children having to stay with Mel.) She explains that there is a hiring freeze downtown so she can’t get him a job. Joe then offers to be her new nanny. Joe takes Ryder to school so Mel won’t miss her meeting. Mel comes home later to take Lennox to school so she can apologize to Miss Lunt. If she doesn’t apologize, Lennox cannot go back to school. Mel finds that Ryder is still at home and Lennox is gone. After leaving, Joe sees an online posting from Lennox and realizes she is on the roof. He convinces her to go eat her “big bowl of stink” instead of letting Mel eat it for her. Mel comes back impressed until she finds out Joe paid Lennox fifty dollars to go to the school and apologize to the principal. They later decide to give him a try being the nanny.This show has a bit if everything. Witty humour. Not so witty humour. Moments of nostalgia for those of us who loved Melissa Joan hart in Sabrina and Clarissa explains it all. But this show also has moments of real emotion that stop you in your tracks for a second and keep you gripped to the underlying story lines. Each character has their own quirks and as you get to know them you really begin to appreciate the level of detail the writers have gone to in order to keep the characters alive and interesting.

REVIEW: SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER

CAST

Mike Myers (Shrek)
Nancy Travis (Air America)
Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace)
Amanda Plummer (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Michael Richards (Problem Child)
Brenda Fricker (Home Alone 2)
Matt Doherty (The Mighty Ducks)
Charles Grodin (King Kong 1978)
Phil Hartman (Small Soldiers)
Debi Mazar (Batman Forever)
Steven Wright (Half Baked)
Alan Arkin (Rendition)
Luenell (Borat)
Mike Hagerty (Overboard)
Marla Sokoloff (Fuller House)

cap231kv0.8563Charlie MacKenzie (Myers) is a beat poet living in San Francisco, after having broken up with yet another woman based on paranoid perception. His friend Tony, a policeman, points out that Charlie simply is afraid of commitment and tries to think of or invent any reason to break up with someone. Charlie encounters a butcher named Harriet, and the two quickly find common bonds between them. They start to date, and Charlie learns she used to live in Atlantic City, had been involved with a trainer in Russian martial arts, and screams at someone named Ralph in her sleep. After staying at her place one night, Charlie meets Harriet’s sister, Rose, who warns Charlie to be careful. As they continue to see each other, Charlie and Harriet fall in love. He arranges a dinner with her to meet his parents, Stuart and May, who both believe in conspiracy theories and get their news from the Weekly World News tabloid. While there, Charlie spots one paper that describes the story about a “Mrs. X”, a bride who kills her husbands on their honeymoons using an axe, and matches all the mannerism that Harriet has shown.
trainwreck-posterCharlie becomes paranoid and asks Tony to investigate Harriet and the Mrs. X story. Tony reveals that the husbands of Mrs. X were all reported missing alongside their wives, assuring that Harriet is unlikely to be Mrs. X. Charlie remains on edge, and after a few more troubled dates, decides to break up with her. Tony later reports that a killer in the Mrs. X story has confessed. Relieved, Charlie apologizes to Harriet by reciting one of his beat poems to her from his rooftop. They make up, and Harriet explains away some of the confusion Charlie had from her history, such as Ralph being the name of a woman she knew. Some time later, Charlie proposes to Harriet, which she reluctantly accepts after some hesitation and they arrange for a wedding in a secluded mountain hotel. After they depart, Tony learns that the confessed killer is actually a compulsive liar. He sends a photo of Harriet to the known associates of the missing husbands, and all report back that she was their friends’ wife. With phone lines to the hotel down, Tony charters a plane. Once he lands, he is able to call Charlie locally and warn him that Harriet is really Mrs. X, but the hotel phone line is knocked out and power is lost.
919NuAZvl-L._SL1500_Charlie is panicked and tries to stay away from Harriet without letting her know what he knows, but the hotel staff force him into the honeymoon suite for their first night together. Charlie finds himself alone and discovers a “Dear Jane” letter, purportedly written by him, explaining his absence to Harriet. Suddenly, Rose appears wielding an ax. Rose tells Charlie he was not supposed to find the letter, and reveals herself as the Mrs. X killer – she feels that Harriet’s husbands are taking her sister from her, and so killed them on their honeymoon night and leading Harriet to believe that each husband simply left her. Charlie begins a game of cat-and-mouse to stay away from Rose while waiting for the police to arrive. Tony leads the police into the hotel but arrests Harriet, still believing her to be the murderer. Having chased Charlie to the hotel roof, Rose swings the axe at Charlie and is thrown off the building, with only Charlie holding her up from falling to her death. Tony comes to catch her fall, where she is arrested and taken away. Charlie and Harriet resume their lives afterward as a happy couple.107115_D0173bcThe plot of the film is fun, myers as his dad is superb,the soundtrack and sound effects are great, the film is warm and a unusual love story..their are plenty of laughs and a nice twist to the film at the end too!! well acted, great script, unusual, unique.

REVIEW: FULLER HOUSE – SEASON 2

MAIN CAST

Candace Cameron Blue (Puppy Love)
Jodie Sweetin (Farce of The Penguins)
Andrea Barber (Days of Our Lives)
Michael Campion  (Finding Eden)
Elias Harper (Riviera)
Soni Bringas (Beautiful & Twisted)
Dashiel and Fox Messitt
Juan Pablo Di Pace (Mamma Mia)
John Brotherton (The Conjuring)
Ashley Liao (Bad Teacher TV)
Scott Weinger (The Family Man)
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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST STARS

Adam Hagenbuch (Switched at Birth)
Virginia Williams (Fairly Legal)
Gianna DiDonato (The Social Experiment)
Alan Thicke (How I Met Your Mother)
Lachlan Buchanan (Some Freaks)
Isaak Presley (A History of Radness)
John Stamos (Scream Queens)
Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother)
Dave Coulier (The Real Ghostbusters)
Lori Loughlin (Birds of Prey)
Laura Bell Bundy (Anger Management)
Marla Sokoloff (Sugar & Spice)
Hal Sparks (Dude, Where’s My Car?)
David Lipper (Non-Stop)
Scott Menville (Teen Titans)
Phil Morris (Smallville)
Donnie Wahlberg (Saw II)
Mckenna Grace (Annabelle Comes Home)

When I found out that they were making this I had mixed feelings of happy nostalgia and preemptive disappointment. While the child in me wants this to make it due to fond memories of watching the original, another part of me was sure it would be horrible. It turned out to be great after binge watching season 1 I was stoked for season 2 and once again it did not disappoint.  The episodes this season are

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2.1)  Welcome Back

DJ finally decides between Matt and Steve, but they throw her a curveball before her annual back-to-school barbecue. A homeless Fernando moves in, and Max is worried about what the world will become.

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2.2) Mom Interference

Jackson decides to join the football team to impress Lola much to DJ’s dismay. Matt and Steve bring their new girlfriends, Crystal and CJ respectively, to game night at the Fuller house and Stephanie realizes she likes Kimmy’s brother, Jimmy and her give the relationship a shot.

2.3) Ramona’s Not-So-Epic First Kiss

Ramona feels like she needs to have her first kiss already, leading her to kiss Popko. Afterward, she develops feelings for him and is crushed to learn he has a girlfriend. DJ and Stephanie crash a wedding for a girls’ night out. 2.4) The Curse of Tanner Manor

On Halloween, Jackson and Ramona decide to abandon their parents to go to a haunted house where Jimmy and Stephanie (working there as zombies) decide to teach them a lesson. Max’s friend Taylor becomes his enemy when he blogs negatively about the Fuller house’s Halloweens and DJ throws a party to impress Taylor while Kimmy and Fernando dress up as Lucy and Ricky and the former is upset when she is cut out of Fernando’s planned performance at the party.

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Matt and DJ operate on Cosmo, who was accidentally fed corn by Max, making Max wonder if he’s good enough to care for the dog. Ramona has an audition for a major dance coach and must clear away Max’s new chickens, three babies, and her parents. Matt breaks up with Crystal and begins dating DJ. 2.6) Fuller Thasnksgving

DJ wants Thanksgiving to be perfect for her family as well as Danny, Jesse, Becky, and the Katsopolis twins who are visiting; however, she is overwhelmed when Joey, his wife, and their four kids join in on the festivities. Meanwhile Becky wants to adopt a baby while Jesse is highly opposed and elsewhere, Danny undergoes a mid-life crisis.2.7) Girl Talk

Stephanie reunites with Gia when they attempt to get the band, “Girl Talk” back together and DJ and Gia still despise each other. Popko and his girlfriend break up and he advances on Ramona, who rejects him and makes him decide to make a vengeaful humiliating video of her.

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Stephanie writes a song for Jimmy, which he intends to make viral by creating a music video. DJ meets Taylor’s father and is more determined than ever for Max to beat Taylor on a school project. Jackson and Ramona pet-sit Lola’s tarantula, Spot and things go awry when Spot climbs out of his tank.ninjasteel_by_andiemasterson-da7z2lq2.9) Glazed & Confused

Stephanie, Kimmy, and Fernando go to Los Angeles, the former to perform her new song on Danny and Becky’s show, Kimmy to sneak her way into the spotlight, and Fernando to see the set of his favorite show. A woman from the adoption agency meets with Jesse and Becky to determine the legitimacy of their parenting skills. Joey brings doughnuts to the Fuller house, making everyone sick and ruining DJ and Matt’s weekend away.2.10) New Kids In The House

Kimmy buys concert tickets for New Kids on the Block for DJ’s 39th birthday, but when she and Stephanie discover that the tickets are counterfeit, they attempt to make it up to DJ by bringing the band to the house. Meanwhile all Fernando, Matt, Steve, and Max believe that each of their birthday presents for DJ outrank the others.

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DJ and Kimmy reunite with old flames and enemies at their high school reunion leading DJ to wonder if she still has feelings for Steve, who reveals his intentions to proposing to CJ. Jackson creates a fake report card to make it appear he is a straight-A student later telling Stephanie he feels like he’s the only family member that isn’t special.

2.12) Nutcrackers

Lola is upset that Ramona’s performance of the mouse king in “The Nutcracker” will interfere with her attending Lola’s Christmas Eve party. Max is happily introduced to CJ’s daughter, Rose, both of whom are smitten with each other. Jimmy tells Stephanie he loves her and only after a talk with DJ does she realize she loves him too.ninjasteel_by_andiemasterson-da7z2lq2.13) Happy New Year Baby

Stephanie is forced to tell Jimmy of her infertility when he reveals his dreams of having kids with her. Steve asks for DJ’s help proposing to CJ, while DJ herself waits for Matt for the New Years Eve party. When Jackson cooks up a scheme to rid himself, Ramona, Lola, and Popko of Max, Max and Rose work to get revenge. Also, Jesse names Joey the godfather of his and Becky’s new adopted daughter, an argument between the two and Danny emerges while DJ reveals to Kimmy and Stephanie that when she had decided between Matt and Steve, she had picked Steve but is now happy with Matt and with Steve’s new engagement to CJ.

If you’re looking for a Modern Family type of show, you will not find that in Fuller House, but if you’re missing the sitcoms of the 90s that you could comfortably watch with your whole family, you will love Fuller House.

REVIEW: DUDE. WHERE’S MY CAR ?

CAST

Ashton Kutcher (Two and A Half Men)
Seann William Scott (American Pie)
Jennifer Garner (Alais)
Marla Sokoloff (Sugar & Spice)
Kristy Swanson (Big Daddy)
David Herman (Futurama)
Hal Sparks (Spider-Man 2)
Charlie O’Connell (The New Guy)
Mary Lynn Rajskub (2 Broke Girls)
Justin Nimmo (Power Rangers In Space)
Nichole Hiltz (Bones)
Keone Young (Men In Black 3)
Cleo King (Mike & Molly)
Andy Dick (Zoolander 2)
Brent Spiner (Star Trek: TNG)

Bob Clendenin (Birds of Prey)

Jesse and Chester awaken with hangovers and no memory of the previous night. The television is on, showing an Animal Planet program about how animals use twigs and rocks as tools to get food. Their refrigerator is filled with containers of chocolate pudding, and the answering machine contains an angry message from their twin girlfriends Wilma and Wanda as to their whereabouts. They emerge from their home to find Jesse’s car missing, and with it their girlfriends’ one-year anniversary presents. This prompts Jesse to ask the film’s titular question: “Dude, where’s my car?”

Because the girls have promised them a “special treat”, which Jesse and Chester take to mean sex, the men are desperate to retrieve their car. The duo begins retracing their steps in an attempt to discover where they left the car. Along the way, they encounter a transgender stripper, a belligerent speaker box operator at a Chinese restaurants drive-through, discover two appropriately-worded tattoos on each other’s backs, run into UFO cultists led by Zoltan, a Cantonese-speaking Chinese tailor, the Zen-minded Nelson and his cannabis-loving dog, the aggressive jock Tommy and his friends, a couple of hard-nosed police detectives, and a reclusive French ostrich farmer. They also meet two groups of aliens, one group being five gorgeous women, the other being two Norwegian men, searching for the “Continuum Transfunctioner”; a mysterious and powerful device, capable of destroying the universe, that the boys accidentally picked up last night.

In an arcade, they discover that the Continuum Transfunctioner was a Rubik’s Cube that Chester has been working hard to solve, and eventually does (thus activating it). They are warned that once the five lights stop flashing, the universe will be destroyed. Jesse and Chester must determine which of two sets of aliens is entitled to the device. One of the groups is there to protect the universe, the other is there to destroy it. Both claim to be the protectors of the universe, stating that they were with Jesse and Chester the previous night (which Jesse and Chester still cannot remember) and ask for the Transfunctioner. The two correctly choose the men, because when the men were asked what they did the night before, they correctly respond that they got a hole in one at the 18th hole at a miniature golf park, and won a life time supply of pudding. At the last second, they deactivate the Transfunctioner, saving the universe.

Balked, the five alien women merge to become a giantess (Jodi Ann Paterson) who swallows Tommy alive. The giantess then crawls out of the amusement centre and chases Jesse and Chester. The cultists tell them to activate the Photon Accelerator Annihilation Beam on the Transfunctioner. However, the button that activates it is too far in to reach. At the last second, Chester remembers the nature show with the tool-using chimps and uses a straw to push the recessed button, thus destroying the alien. The protectors erase everyone’s minds concerning the events and time is reversed to the beginning of the film. The duo recover the car, a Renault Le Car, which turned out to be behind a Mail Truck the whole time, and salvage their relationships and discover the special treat from the girls turns out to be matching knitted caps and scarves. The protectors leave a gift for their girlfriends (and, for the two men): Breast Enhancement Necklaces.

The movie is hilarious all the way through, there aren’t any scenes that won’t cause the watcher to stop laughing. If anyone wants to watch a real comedy movie, which does it’s job of providing comedic entertainment, then “Dude, where’s my car?” is the movie to watch.

REVIEW: FULL HOUSE

MAIN CAST
Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother)
John Stamos (Party Monster)
Dave Coulier (The Real Ghostbusters)
Candace Cameron (The View)
Jodie Sweetin (Wait Before Mickey)
Mary-Kate Olsen (Beastly)
Ashley Olsen (Two of a Kind)
Lori Loughlin (When Calls the Heart)
Andrea Barber (Days of Our Lives)
Scott Weinger (Scrubs)
RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST
Michelle Nicastro (When Harry Met Sally)
Fabiana Udenio (Austin Powers)
Ernie Husdon (Ghostbusters)
Wendy Schaal (American Dad)
Kristian Alfonso (Days of Our Lives)
Darcy DeMoss (Friday the 13th – Part 6)
Phyllis Diller (A Bug’s Life)
Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains)
Stacey Swain (One Man Force)
Rebecca Bush (Hunk)
Yvonne Wilder (West Side Story)
John Aprea (The Game)
Helen Martin (Kiss The Girls)
Shonda Whipple (Magic Kid)
Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Scott Baio (Charles in Charge)
Miko Hughes (New Nightmare)
Sherrie Rose (Unlawful Entry)
Jaleel White (Family Matters)
David Lascher (Sabrina: The Teenage Witch)
Gail Edwards (Blossom)
Cyd Strittmatter (Gone Girl)
Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Birds of Prey)
Hilary Shepard (Power Rangers Turbo)
Jennifer Rhodes (Heathers)
Marla Sokoloff (Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons)
Eizabeth Olsen (Oldboy)
Suzanne Somers (Step By Step)
Rick Peters (Veronica Mars)
June Lockhart (Lost In Space)
Jason Marsden (The Munsters Today)
Mickey Rooney (Night at The Museum)
Kathy Kinney (Lois & Clark)
Jonathan Brandis (Seaquest)
Scott Menville (Teen Titans)
David Stenstrom (Power Rangers Zeo)
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Full House is a great show for anyone of any age. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will amaze you. True, some people feel that there are some cheesy aspects to the show, but, the positive aspects out weigh all of the cheesy aspects. Full House ran it’s first episode on September 22, 1987 entitled “Our Very First Show” and ran it’s last episode on May 23, 1995 entitled “Michelle Rides Again Part II”.
The plot of the show is very believable. Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) losses his wife, Pam, in an accident involving a drunk driver. Danny has his brother in law, Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos), which is Pam’s younger brother, and Danny also brings in his best friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) to help him raise his three daughters. Danny’s daughters are named DJ (Candice Cameron-Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen).Joey and Jesse plan on moving in with Danny and his three girls for a few months just to help out and end up living with them for eight years; which is the number of years the show ran for.
 The only negative thing that I can say is how Full House became The Michelle Show towards the end. I think it was to focused on her towards the end. Especially when I think Jodie and Candice were much better at acting. Full House is a great show for everyone. It can teach you a lot. One of the biggest things it can teach you is that everyone can live a great life even if a tragedy, such as loosing a family member, occurs. Full House continues to attract new fans. With all this said, there is only a couple things left to say; Full House will never die, and, thank you, the cast of Full House, for giving everyone a show that they can enjoy

With the sequel series Fuller House on Netflix and renewed for a second season now is the perfect time to watch the original series.

REVIEW: SUGAR & SPICE

CAST
Marla Sokoloff (Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Marley Shelton (Planet Terror)
Melissa George (Triangle)
Mena Suvari (American Pie)
Rachel Blanchard (Snakes on A Plane)
Alexandra Holden (The Hot Chick)
James Marsden (Superman Returns)
Sean Young (Blade Runner)
W. Earl Brown (Bates Motel)
Adam Busch (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer)
The story is narrated by Lisa Janusch (Marla Sokoloff), the bitter and jealous head cheerleader of Lincoln High School’s B-squad. Diane Weston (Marley Shelton), the popular head cheerleader of Lincoln High School’s A-squad, becomes pregnant by the star football quarterback Jack Bartlett (James Marsden). The two move out of their parents’ homes to find an apartment of their own. Jack initially has problems staying in a job, due to his tactless personality, but finally gets hired at a video rental store. In spite of their problems coming up with the rent money, Jack and Diane try as hard as they can to survive while going to school at the same time. Lisa, Diane’s bitter rival, occasionally runs into Jack at the rental store.
She is interested in winning Jack’s heart, but fails to get his attention. After struggling with the rent and anticipating the financial hardship of supporting a family, Diane and her four cheerleader squadmates, Kansas Hill (Mena Suvari), Cleo Miller (Melissa George), Lucy Whitmore (Sara Marsh), and Hannah Wald (Rachel Blanchard), plan the perfect bank robbery. They promise each other not to tell Jack about their plan, because of his inability to lie to others.
The squad watches heist films to learn how to rob banks, and Kansas visits her mother at the women’s penitentiary for tips on where to find weaponry. Following the women’s advice, Diane and her friends visit a bug exterminator, “The Terminator” (W. Earl Brown), who sells illegal arms and ammo. He refuses to sell them the guns unless they accept his daughter, Fern Rogers (Alexandra Holden), on the squad. The squad agrees to do so and they begin rehearsing the robbery, as well as their choreography for the winter ball. During winter break, they order masks to hide their identities. Lucy backs out of the heist because she receives a scholarship to Harvard. At Christmas, Diane receives an engagement ring from Jack. She then finds out he sold his GTO in order to buy her the ring. The squad is forced to buy a new get-away vehicle, which turns out to be an old van with bad brakes.
At their first robbery at a supermarket, Lucy returns to the group having decided to help them after all. Lisa happens to be in the store at the time of the robbery, and notices that they perform cheerleader stunts in order to cover up the security cameras. The squad robs the bank and come close to shooting a customer after one of the guns discharges. They make off with armloads of cash and celebrate their success after burning their Betty costumes. The robbery is reported on TV. Neither Diane nor her friends expect Lisa to suspect them until they are confronted by her and the B-squad in the high school cafeteria, followed by the FBI.
Diane and her friends are jailed and need an alibi, so Diane promises to promote Lisa to captain of the A-squad in order to keep Lisa silent, since she is approaching her third trimester and can’t do rigorous activity. The group is outraged, but come to appreciate this decision. In order to cover up her actions, Diane tells Jack she won the lottery and after they have their children, Jack wins his senatorial campaign, and Diane’s squad lead successful lives after high school.
‘Sugar And Spice’ consists of great performances, witty one liners and an appealing performance especially from Marley Shelton.