Netflix StreamTeam: Pokémon Indigo League

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and this is my honest opinion. 

So, let me get this straight from the jump. I’m not the video game type of girl. Pokémon Go is something you won’t see me doing unless I’ve been kidnapped. 

With all the Pokémon hype as of late I had to see what Pokémon was all about. I wasn’t sure when the anime cartoon had originally aired and I thought it aired in the 80’s, however it actually aired here in the States in 1998.  

While flipping through Netflix, Pokémon was listed in the trending category. Who knew?*insert sarcasm* Let’s see what this is all about, I thought to myself.  Within the first few minutes of me watching my son hears the television. 

Ma! You watching Pokémon? 

Soon I was joined by my son and daughter….

Fourteen episodes later… I was tempted to download the app. Tempted!

I didn’t succumb to the temptation! 

If you’re anything like me, I  had absolutely no idea what this Pokémon Go craze  was all about and we had never seen any of the Pokémon episodes. So, I suggest if you want to get a better understanding of this craze. Especially, if your kids are crazy. Begin with the Pokémon Indigo League episodes.   The first episode begins with a 10 year old boy named Ash that begins his quest as a Pokémon trainer. I consider Ash the Anime Dora The Explorer. LOL You know these kids are always venturing out with no adult supervision and instead of Swiper, you have the evil villains Jessie & James attempting to steal Ash’s, Pokémons. By the 5th episode if not the 1st you wanna go get some Pokémons yourself. 

Since our Pokémon binge, Jala has completed the first Season and has moved on to the next. Coming from a non-gamer, I can honestly see the fascination of finding these little creatures and the fun in the adventure.  But like I said,  “I’m not succumbing to this Pokémon Go, foolishness.”

But, if, 

I’m viciously kidnapped by my kids,

I might give it a Go 😉

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Lila & Eve: Netflix StreamTeam Pick Was So Good I watched It Twice

I’m a happy member of the Netflix Stream Team and the opinions in this post are my very own.

When I realized my favorite girl, Jennifer Lopez was in this movie, I should have known this was going to be one my favorites.   Every movie Jennifer Lopez is in seems to make my Chick Flick list and I’m sure it has a lot to do with her natural acting talent.  After reading the info on the movie:

Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action.

I thought what better movie to watch especially with it’s relevancy as the murder rates  in our city continue to climb.  On the other hand it would help give a bit of insight and shed some light on the pain mothers deal with after losing a child to murder.  Living in our world today it’s so easy to become desensitized to the tragedies others are dealing with and unless disaster comes knocking at our front door, we careless who’s door he’s knocking on today.

Disclaimer : after watching the movie I’m not sure If this would be a good movie to watch for a mother mourning the loss of a child.  Needless to say, a love one, friend or neighbor of someone that has loss a child and looking to support them in their loss this is a must see to help you understand the pain of a the one grieving.

Now, I know this wasn’t an episode of How to Get Away With Murder and honestly I’ve never seen a single episode, but the way Viola Davis played her part in this movie right here… she gets an Oscar from me!  I watched this movie once and I was not expecting the outcome. At. All!  I totally spoiled the entire movie for my husband because after watching it, I had to tell him about it and not leave out any details.  As I would not expect, after epic spoiler alert, hubby wanted to watch it with me.  Surprisingly, I saw many details I missed when I watched it the first time.  As well as he was able to help me understand the ending better.

If you’re looking to see a good movie this weekend with girlfriends or your spouse, check out Lila & Eve!  You will not be disappointed one bit and if you really want to watch something.  Do one of my numbers and watch it twice! Bwahaha  Lila & Eve has made my #1 Netflix Movie so far this year.  Now, let’s see what movie with top it.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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September Movie Pick: Catching Faith #Netflix #Streamteam

I’m a member of the Netflix Stream Team and the opinions shared in this article are my own.

Lately, I’ve been scrolling through the Faith & Spirituality category on Netflix, looking for something to watch. I’m not even halfway through the list of movie titles, but I have watched a few in this section.  The last movie I watched was Catching Faith. About a family, The Taylor’s that appear to have it all together. Married, stay at home mom with 2 1/2 kids…. How do you get a half a kids? LOL Anywho, everything looks perfect on the outside, but this christian family are in need of some spiritual growth. And with help from bible study, godly counsel, prayer and redirection, the Taylor family get back on spiritual track.

John & Alexa are the parents of twins.  Personally, John seems to be a great leader for his family.  Alexa appears to be going through a crisis that most of us moms seem to endure when we put our family priorities over our own spiritual and emotional needs.  One of the reasons this concerns me with, Alexa, is because I can definitely relate.  Being a mom we can get lost in the role of motherhood.  Lost and drowned out by the demands of pleasing others and not pleasing God.

Not only is Alexa dealing with her struggles, but her children are facing temptation.  Like every high school kid today, facing much temptation.  Some give in to temptation and others are able to escape it.  Catching Faith is a great movie for those of us looking to help build character and integrity in our children.  Great family movie for movie night.

Which category to do you enjoy watching movies from on Netflix?  Any favorites?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Book of Esther on Netflix #NetflixStreamTeam

I’m a member of the Netflix Stream team. All opinions in this post are my very own.

Something that I think can be fascinating about movies, reading the book first and comparing notes of the two. It’s almost like when hearing about someone you’ve never met. You hear all these wonderful things about them or not so wonderful things. Then, you finally get a chance to meet them in person. You’re comparing mental notes you’ve taken with the first impression they made on you, mannerisms, discussion and so on. It’s so fun when both the things you’ve heard about them and the way y’all click compliments that person.

That goes for movies and books as well. The past couple weeks I read the Book of Esther in the Bible as my morning study. I’ve read the book of Esther before, but this time, I was able to take away multiple life lessons and an enormous amount of encouragement for my life.

While scrolling through Netflix, what do I see listed? The Book of Esther! I had to watch and analyze the two. This would be a great movie to watch for Family Night, Mom’s Night In, Women’s Bible Study etc. and compare your notes. With the exception of a couple details that weren’t in the movie, they did a good job comparing it to the bible. They also did a great job paralleling that time and making everything about the movie appear realistic for that time.

If you have any plans on reading the Book of Esther in the Bible be sure to watch the movie too. Have you watched any biblical movies and compared them with the events in the bible? If so, which one?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Butler #Netflix #StreamTeam

I’m currently a member of the Netflix Stream Team and the opinions are my very own.

The month of July was another big movie month for us.  My husband and I watch a movie every Wednesday night if sleep doesn’t get us first.  So, we were on a roll this month.  One of my favorite movies out of the movies we watched was, The Butler.  Go ahead and stone me for being so late!  Go ahead!  Confession:  I don’t like watch many movies dealing with the oppression of my people.  It makes me cringe, sick to the stomach…. This doesn’t mean I’m ignorant of our past it just means I. don’t. like. watching it!

However, this was a really good movie.  The vivid transitional eras of oppression were seen and understood throughout this movie.  Although the racism may bring back the hurt and pain of our ancestors,  anyone with true love in their heart would only want to see reconciliation among all races.  Forest Whitaker & Oprah  played their roles well.

Have you seen The Butler?  If so, did you wait as long as I did to see it?

 

 

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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