Zengrrl’s Movie Review: Sweet Girl (2021) .. #SweetGirl #Netflix #JasonMomoa #MovieReview

Zengrrl's Movie Review: Sweet Girl (2021)

Sweet Girl stars Jason Momoa as Ray Cooper, a devastated husband, who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced).

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Zengrrl’s Series Review: American Horror Stories (Season 1) .. #AmericanHorrorStories #FXonHulu #SeriesReview

Zengrrl's Series Review: American Horror Stories (Season 1)

Now that season one of American Horror Stories has ended its run, I wanted to review the series as a whole.

American Horror Stories is a spin-off of sorts of the long-running American Horror Story horror series.

But where American Horror Story so far has focused on one story for an entire season, American Horror Stories has a different story each episode.

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Zengrrl’s Movie Review: CODA (2021) .. #CODAfilm #AppleTVPlus #MovieReview

Zengrrl's Movie Review: CODA (2021)

The film CODA tells the story of seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones), the sole hearing member of a deaf family (also known as a CODA – Child Of Deaf Adults) living in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

A senior in high school, Ruby’s life revolves around school, acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur), and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant).

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Zengrrl’s Book Review: Bacchanal by Veronica G. Henry .. #Bacchanal #VeronicaGHenry #BookReview #NetGalley #FantasyBooks #MysteryBooks #AfricanFolklore

Zengrrl's Book Review: Bacchanal by Veronica G. Henry

Bacchanal by Veronica G. Henry is a supernatural fantasy mystery set in late 1930s America with African mythology woven in.

Abandoned by her family,  a young black girl named Eliza Meeks is barely getting by cleaning a bed & breakfast in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The only thing she really has to her name is a necklace that her parents gave her that she promised never to take off, and the power to communicate with animals.

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Everything Coming to Hulu in August 2021 .. #Hulu #Streaming #Trailers

Everything Coming to Hulu in August 2021

Here is everything coming to Hulu in August 2021.

Highlights include the series premieres of Nine Perfect Strangers (starring Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Bobby Carnavale, and more) and Only Murders in the Building (starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez), along with the Ryan Coogler-produced documentary Homeroom.

Here is the full list of titles coming in August.

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Everything Coming to Netflix in August 2021 .. #Netflix #Streaming #Trailers

Everything Coming to Netflix in August 2021

Here is everything coming to Netflix in August 2021.

Highlights include the Netflx original films The Kissing Booth 3, The Chair (starring Sandra Oh), He’s All That (a gender-swap of She’s All That), Sweet Girl (starring Jason Momoa), Beckett (starring John David Washington and Alicia Vikander), Vivo (an animated family film with the voices of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Zoe Saldana), and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (an anime companion film to The Witcher series).

Netflix series coming in August include Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo (season 1), the family series Gabby’s Dollhouse (season 2), and the anime Shaman King (season 1).

Watch this highlights video then read the full list below, including all the titles leaving this month.

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Everything Coming to HBO Max in August 2021 .. #HBOMax #Streaming #Trailers #TheSuicideSquad #Reminiscence

Everything Coming to HBO Max in August 2021

Here is everything coming to HBO Max in August 2021.

Highlights include the same date as theater premieres of The Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn, and action thriller Reminiscence, starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson and Thandiwe Newton.

This month brings documentary “Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union,” “Furry Friends Forever: Elmo Gets A Puppy,” the premiere of the streetwear competition series “The Hype,” the new unscripted series from Issa Rae “Sweet Life: Los Angeles,” and the season 3 premiere of DC’s superhero series “Titans.”

I also have all the titles leaving HBO Max this month, towards the bottom.

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Everything Coming to Amazon Prime Video / IMDb TV in August 2021 .. #AmazonPrime #IMDbTV #Streaming #Trailers

Everything Coming to Amazon Prime Video and IMDb TV in August 2021

Here is everything coming to Amazon Prime Video and sister streamer IMDb TV in August 2021.

Highlights include Annette (starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard), Val (a documentary about actor Val Kilmer), The Courier (starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Brosnahan), along with the Mexican zombie vs drug lords series “S.O.Z. Soldiers or Zombies,” and season 2 of “Modern Love.”

Over at IMDb TV, Luke Bryan fans can catch his new docuseries “My Dirt Road Diary,” and families can enjoy the animated series “100% Wolf: Legend of the Moonstone.”

Keep scrolling to see the full list of titles…

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Everything Coming to Disney+ in August 2021 .. #DisneyPlus #StarWars #Marvel #Streaming #Trailers

Everything Coming to Disney+ in August 2021

Here is everything coming to Disney+ in August 2021.

Highlights include the return of the 2021 film Cruella (with no extra fee), as well as season premieres of several series, including Marvel’s “What If…?,” “Diary of a Future President,” “Short Circuits,” and “Growing Up Animal.

Plus Star Wars fans can enjoy a special episode of “Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian” that details the making of the Season 2 finale, including how they pulled off that special appearance.

Here is a highlight reel of August 2021 titles. Scroll past it for the full list of titles coming this month.

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Zengrrl’s Book Review: Bloodless by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (2021) .. #Bloodless #DouglasPreston #LincolnChild #BookReview #NetGalley #Mysteries #SciFi

Zengrrl's Book Review: Bloodless by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (2021)

Bloodless‘ by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is the 20th installment in the bestselling series featuring the character of F.B.I. Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast.

The story starts with a blast from the past, as a man in 1971 is hijacking a plane. He lets the passengers deplane, gets a ransom payment, then orders the plane to take off with a skeleton crew for freedom, but jumps out of the plane somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

We then fast-forward to the present day, for a different kind of hijacking.

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Zengrrl’s Movie Review: Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) .. #FearStreet #MovieReview #FearStreet1666 #Netflix

Zengrrl's Movie Review: Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021)

Fear Street Part Three: 1666 is the third part of the trilogy of horror movies based on the books by R. L. Stine that are airing on Netflix, but it also returns to 1994 to finish up the story.

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Zengrrl’s Book Review: The Scorpion’s Tail by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (2021) .. #TheScorpionsTail #DouglasPreston #LincolnChild #BookReview #NetGalley #Mysteries

Zengrrl's Book Review: The Scorpion's Tail by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

The Scorpion’s Tail‘ by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is a 2021 mystery thriller that brings back the authors’ characters of FBI rookie Corrie Swanson and archaeologist Nora Kelly for a second story.

In a remote New Mexico ghost town, a shootout between a sheriff and a thief trying to loot artifacts leads to the discovery of a mummified body in the town’s ruins.

Rookie FBI Agent Corrie Swanson is called in to ID the body and determine the cause of death. She brings along Santa Fe archaeologist Nora Kelly to excavate the body and lend her expertise to the investigation.

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Zengrrl’s Book Review: ‘Lore’ by Alexandra Bracken .. #Lore #AlexandraBracken #BookReview #NetGalley #FantasyBooks #GreekMythology

Zengrrl's Book Review: 'Lore' by Alexandra Bracken

Lore‘ by Alexandra Bracken is a young adult fantasy novel based on characters from Greek mythology set in a present-time alternate Earth.

As the book begins, the Agon has just begun. It occurs every seven years, ever since Zeus, in a rage, cursed his fellow Greek gods and goddesses to walk the earth as mortals for a week.

While they are in this form, they are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.

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Zengrrl’s Movie Review: Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) .. #FearStreet #MovieReview #FearStreet1978 #Netflix #Horror #RLStine

Zengrrl's Movie Review: Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021)

Fear Street Part Two: 1978 is the second part of the trilogy of horror movies based on the books by R. L. Stine that are airing on Netflix.

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Zengrrl’s Movie Review: Black Widow (2021) .. #BlackWidow #MovieReview #MCU #Marvel

Zengrrl's Movie Review: Black Widow (2021)

After a few date changes due to the pandemic, Marvel’s Black Widow has finally been released, and functions as both an origin story and an exciting look at the strength of the character without her fellow Avengers.

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