May is rocking for movies. I’m not joking. I got a line-up of shows that feature some extreme actor talent to drive home my point, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, John Sena, Aaron Eckhart, Courtney Eaton, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Garner. #netflixlineup #netflixfans

If you are just catching up from last month, no worries. Be sure to check out the last blog post of my  Top 5 Netflix for April Long Weekend 2022 – then dive right into these thrillers. I got a sly lineup of comedy, dramatic, and of course my fav category crime, grime, and chillers! Let’s get right into it folks! 

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Top Pick: #1

Playing With Fire

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Starring: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo Credit: Netflix

This is a delightful family friendly comedy show that’ll kick-start your feel good spring vibes. John Cena at the forefront playing the character Jake Carson definitely delivers. When a cottage home is set ablaze, the courage and drive to jump into a burning building to save lives is at the spotlight of this show. It’s a mission they all are tossed into, and the crew overseen by Jake Carson are definitely put to the test as hilarity ensues. 

Of course, firefighting is one job Jake can handle. Three kids that are nothing short of a handful soon are plucked from the fire and into the fire station. That’s when it’s clear that the crew at the station are either waiting for their parents to come to rescue the kids, or are hoping to be rescued from the toughest job of all.

Parents previews – PG rating

Rotten Tomato Rating: 4/5

Top Pick: #2

Yes Day

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramírez, Jenna Ortega – Credit: Netflix

Keeping right up with this theme of family fun is this movie. Growing up and being a tween isn’t easy – neither is being a parent. This show is the perfect fun watch for the whole family. It features a busy family with kids that just are bursting with energy and want to do whatever they want. Yet, as parents Allison and Carlos need to learn to put their foot down and direct them to raise them right. Kids just don’t understand, or do they. 

Perhaps a “Yes” day is in order, and it does turn out to be so much fun. With a whole lot the kids didn’t bargain for. Perhaps, showing kids just how tough parenting is necessary and that it is really for their own good they will understand or do they just take things into their own hands and go for it? That’s when the “Yes” day comes into play to save the bond between parents and their kids. Surely that could mend and repair everything. 

Kids don’t try this at home, your parents are not going to let you. Or even grownups dating there should be no twisting the relationship rules to have “Yes” dates. We are more mature than that. Big grins. 

Parents previews – PG rating

Rotten Tomato Rating: 3.5/5

Top Pick: #3

Line of Duty

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Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Courtney Eaton, Ben McKenzie – Credit: Netflix

Being a cop isn’t just a job it’s far more to put your everything on the line of duty. This show brings together the right amount of suspense and gut-wrenching showdowns that will keep you at the edge of your seat.

A cop named Frank Penny, played by Aaron Eckhart, is determined to right the wrongs. Courtney Eaton, playing a young reporter named Ava Brooks, – not taking no for an answer to do a job that’s way more dangerous than ever thought possible. 

There is a contrast of the power of live broadcasting and telling the true story that tugs at our heartstrings as we follow along like a viewer at home. This is a unique and clever tweak on the show in which Courtney Eaton steps right up to the spotlight as she plays Ava, a daring and brave girl, out on a mission to show the truth live on camera to the world even if she dies trying to do so. 

Rotten Tomato Rating: 2.6/5

Top Pick: #4

Out of Death

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Starring: Jaime King, Bruce Willis, Lala Kent – Credit: Netflix

This show opens with a scene that Bruce Willis fans are going, oh hell yah. Then just like that the viewer is instantly on edge and bam, you’re left hanging. We find ourselves focusing on the main character, Shannon, a photojournalist, who is played by Lala Kent. 

She is on a hike wrestling with life’s failures, the loss of her father, and his disapproval in a hurtful cynical relationship – she was a quitter and not strong enough. Perhaps that torment, which drove her nearly mad, now may be the only thing to save her life. That the “little quitter” wasn’t after all.

I should point out that this is not the sly smirk humour we are used to seeing in Bruce Willis. Yet, it’s a solid show, not a hype of action like Die Hard (can’t beat that show). Yet, as we watch the shows we’re left bagging for the hero to emerge to save the day, sure enough as we are doing some nail biting, Uncle Jack (played by Bruce Willis) swoops in and appeases our beating hearts… aw, sigh of relief there. 

As I was pointing out, this show starts to hike alright, straight up, twisting into a cat and mouse game. Although this show isn’t a fast action, shoot stuff up type deal, it is a show to casually watch in an evening and just get into it. 

Rotten Tomato Rating: 2.6/5

Top Pick: #5


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Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes Credit: Netflix

If the trailer of this show doesn’t give you shivers I don’t know what will. And let’s say it gets fired up and you can’t get enough of it. Samuel L. Jackson, playing a retired cop named Tom Cutler, sets the stage for the viewer to sit back and pull at the thread of twists and craving more, so much more, and this show only gets better. 

As soon as Ann Norcut, played by the talented Eva Mendes, opens the door to the house, mystery ensues. She expertly depicts the true vulnerability of the situation and desperately tries to make sense of what’s going on. 

What’s hidden, what’s not, and what’s dangerous to uncover – this show has it all. The characters are great, the plot a hotbed of twists, and yet, it’s solid too, which you got to appreciate as the viewer. I was disappointed since I think Rotten Tomato was harsh. Yet, I’ll let you judge that.

Rotten Tomato Rating: 3.⅕

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