Last month, I didn’t get to watch films more than I wanted to. However, I did see many series and docuseries on Netflix. So here is March’s watchlist:
Title: The Adam Project (2022)
Where to Watch: Netflix
Synopsis: Adam (Ryan Reynolds) is a renegade pilot who crash-lands in 2022 and forced to team up with his 12-year-old self (Walker Scobell) to save the future.
The movie may not be as spectacular, but it’s a kid-friendly film worth your time. It may have some action scenes, heart-stopping car chases, and impressive special effects (of course, the Reynolds stamp of humor). Yet, at the heart of it is just a kid grappling with his feelings of grief after the unexpected death of his workaholic scientist father (Mark Ruffalo) and his attitude towards his mother (Jennifer Garner).
It was a tear-jerker during the end part (no spoilers here). And I am reminded that I should do my best to express my feelings towards my loved ones as often as possible, especially to my family. Life is too fragile and short to wait for the “right time” to do it. I also love the on-screen reunion of Ruffalo and Garner since it made my 17-year-old heart flutter… albeit it was short. You see, I’m a fan of their pairing at “13 going 30“. Overall, it’s a good one to watch for family movie night.
Title: Life After Death with Tyler Henry (2022)
Where to watch: Netflix
Synopsis: 26-year-old psychic medium Tyler Henry offers clarity and closure to ordinary people. While he tries to bring the same to his own family.
My thoughts: I know many people don’t buy reality shows, especially about the supernatural, due to their authenticity. But with Life After Death, you don’t need to be a believer to see and feel how empathetic and warm Henry is. He does not claim to have actual conversations with those who have passed away. Accordingly, information comes to him in bits and pieces that he needs to make sense of – primarily in flashes of imagery and specific physical sensations. Additionally, he connects his artistic abilities to his skills as a medium (he paints on canvas). And during readings, he scribbles on his pad to gain a clearer understanding of the messages sent to him.
What makes him endearing is his ability to bring emotional closure to people – celebrity or not. He gives people hope, courage to move on, and peace through his readings. And I think that’s what really matters.
I also like his humility to admit that even if he’s a medium, he still needed others with similar gifts as him to help his own mother. And I think it’s sincere and makes him human.
Now I don’t claim that Henry is the real deal because I haven’t met him, but I believe what is more important is the positive impact he leaves behind on the bereaved. So if you’re interested in afterlife communication and mediums, this is a nice watch.
Title: Worst Roommate Ever (2022)
Where to watch: Netflix
Synopsis: This documentary explores the true accounts of some of the worst cohabitant experiences of ordinary people having con-artists and serial killers as roommates.
My thoughts: In the many years I have moved around and lived in shared apartments, I can definitely say you can never know your roommates all too well. It’s a blessing if you meet kind souls you feel safe being around. After watching the series, I couldn’t help but feel a bit scared of the fact that it could happen to anyone. I think the series is a good reminder to be vigilant of the people you welcome inside the space you call home. An interesting watch for fellow true crime fans, but some caution for the paranoid.
Title: The Final Table (2018)
Where to watch: Netflix
Synopsis: In this fast-paced cooking competition, professional international chefs compete in teams to create dishes that will impress celebrity judges and chefs. And create elevated dishes based on the country chosen for each episode.
My thoughts: As a foodie, I just love each episode and learned a lot from this 10-episode series about food and cooking. I’ve watched similar reality cooking competitions, but The Final Table is my favorite so far. Mainly because it introduced me to different renowned chefs and the restaurants they owned – which I’m planning to dine in should I get filthy rich enough to do so. If you’re interested in world cuisines and the tension of contests, then watch it. Bit of warning though… it will make you go hungry.
Channel name: Goldrush Paranormal
Description: Costas, a Paranormal Investigator, ITC Researcher, and Spirit Communicator, speaks to spirits using various tools to uncover the mysteries about their death and hear their messages from the afterlife.
My thoughts: I first saw his video communicating with deceased Thai actress Tangmo Nida as one of my YouTube recommendations. Honestly, I have reservations regarding direct conversations with the dead via techie gadgets. Although some may be convincing, I don’t automatically believe them to be genuine. Looking through his channel, I saw there are many videos with him talking to dead Filipino celebrities and other big names such as Kobe Bryant, Bruce Lee, and Michael Jackson. Plus a controversial one claiming to have spoken with passengers and co-pilot of the ill-fated Malaysia Flight MH370. These are bold claims, yes, and I’ve even watched some out of curiosity. I’m still not convinced it’s authentic, but I’ll leave it up for you to decide if you think it’s real.