Tessa Smith

Tessa Smith
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Biography:
Tessa Smith has been a total geek since she was a little girl. She grew up reading comic books and watching movies -- and is now raising her two daughters the same. Tessa writes about her favorite fandoms at MamasGeeky.com, and also posts her reviews and reaction videos on her ever growing YouTube Channel. Follow her adventures @MamasGeeky
Publications: ScreenRant, Mama's Geeky

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 No Score Yet Magic Camp (2018) A cute family friendly movie that brings the laughs. Yes it is predictable at times and some jokes might fall flat, but kids are sure to love it! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/5 62% Project Power (2020) Crazy superhuman battles and a decent plot make this more than worth a watch. A little too long and a bit slow in the middle but still a whole lot of fun. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Murder in the Woods (2020) Murder In The Woods feels like a classic horror film, but also brings some uniqueness to the horror genre. A whole lot of fun! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 100% Superpower Dogs (2019) A heartwarming documentary that will prove not all heroes wear capes. Narrated by Captain America himself, Chris Evans, this is a great watch for dog lovers. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
3.5/5 61% Radioactive (2020) Radioactive is inspiring and even heartbreaking at times. Is it a perfect movie? Not at all. But as a Science nerd it was fascinating and fun to watch. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2020
3.5/5 100% Uncle Peckerhead (2020) This movie is hilarious, bloody, and just a whole lot of fun. A bit predictable, but still worth a watch for fans of B horror films! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
3/5 67% The Secret Garden (2020) The Secret Garden is a beautiful film to watch and holds true to the original story, while getting just a tad darker. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
3/5 40% You Should Have Left (2020) You Should Have Left is a thriller film that could have been so much better than it was - but that doesn't mean it isn't worth watching if you like B grade horror movies. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2020
4/5 98% Black Is King (2020) Viewers shouldn't come into Black Is King expecting an actual movie with an actual plot. However, they will get an absolutely stunning visual and musical journey. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
3.5/5 69% The High Note (2020) The High Note is a a really fun movie about music, love, and friendship. It is the perfect escape from the current world and a great movie night film. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/5 27% The Kissing Booth 2 (2020) The Kissing Booth 2 is very predictable but still fun. Better than the first and with a bit more depth, but they could have easily cut 30-45 minutes out. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3.5/5 94% Yes, God, Yes (2020) Yes, God, Yes is a fantastic story about self love, discovery, and exploration. It also takes some serious digs at the Catholic community hypocrisy. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
4.5/5 64% Animal Crackers (2017) The perfect family night movie that will have kids (and adults!) cracking up. With an unbelievable all star cast, Animal Crackers is a must watch! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
4/5 37% Ghosts of War (2020) An absolute must see for horror movie fans! Creepy vibes, jump scares, and a twist you will not see coming! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
3.5/5 74% Archive (2020) Archive is a great sci-fi thriller that will have you trying to put the pieces together from beginning to end. It is a bit slow, but there really is a payoff in the end. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
4/5 79% Greyhound (2020) Greyhound is pure action and adrenaline from beginning to end. Tom Hanks is absolutely brilliant and carries the entire film. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
5/5 98% Hamilton (2020) Hamilton is sure to give you chills, tears, and make you tap your toes (at the very least). A very important watch in today's climate that is also an absolute delight. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
4/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) The Old Guard is an action packed movie that has a good lesson buried underneath - fight for what you think is right, and you just might change the world. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Jungle Beat: The Movie (2020) This movie is clearly for kids, but that is OK. It is good, fun, wholesome entertainment for little ones. Plus it doesn't drag on TOO long for the parents. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) A hilarious comedy that the world needs right now. Filled with fun musical numbers, a little bit of heart, and a lot of humor -- it is absolutely a must watch. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3.5/5 47% My Spy (2020) A fun film filmed with action, humor, and heart. But if young ones are watching -- keep in mind there is a lot of language. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3.5/5 65% Mighty Oak (2020) Every single actor steps up to the plate, which is impressive in an ensemble cast like this. A heartfelt drama that is an absolute must see. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
4.5/5 40% Irresistible (2020) Successfully points out the issues with politics nowadays without choosing a side. Irresistible hilariously points out all the flaws, in a very flawed system. A must watch. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
3.5/5 47% Feel the Beat (2020) Among the fun dance performances we get a story of hope, love, & redemption. But it is a little weird seeing Sofia Carson as a mean girl for most of the film. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
3.5/5 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) Miss Juneteenth maybe a bit slow, and a lot predictable, but that doesn't make it worth a watch. The values at the core of this film make it a MUST watch. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
5/5 94% Dads (2020) Dads is sure to make you appreciate the unconditional love and bond that a child and parent have.No story is the same, but they are all heartwarming. Have tissues handy! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
3/5 84% Mr. Jones (2020) Mr. Jones certainly has its flaws. It is very much disjointed at times, and slow at others. But the overall message is important enough to warrant it a watch. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
4/5 60% Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B & B Robbery (2020) A fun and light-hearted mystery film for young teens and tweens! Move over Nancy Drew - Hidden Orchard Mysteries is here! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
3/5 92% The Surrogate (2020) The Surrogate brings to light real issues and real discussions and real thoughts and it is GOOD. Sure, it isn't the most perfect movie but it feels real. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
2/5 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Disney's Artemis Fowl had so much potential, but with too many changes and a rushed plot, it falls very flat. Even Josh Gad's stellar performance couldn't save it. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
4.5/5 92% A Whisker Away (Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu) (2020) A Whisker Away is about depression and learning to allow yourself to be loved. If you don't cry at least once during this film, you aren't paying attention. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
1/5 38% The Dinner Party (2020) The Dinner Party is not only extremely slow to get going, once it does, it doesn't get any better. Parts are too grotesque to stomach, although the ending does try to save it. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
4/5 70% Becky (2020) A bit predictable but what horror movie isn't? Grotesque gore that fans of that will love. Kevin James in a role like we've NEVER seen him before. Must watch for horror fans! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
4.5/5 78% Judy & Punch (2020) A dark and twisted tale that will have you on the edge of your seat. Outstanding performances by both leads: Mia brings girl power to the screen and Damon exudes selfishness. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
4.5/5 90% We Are Freestyle Love Supreme (2020) We Are Freestyle Love Supreme not only dives into the origin story of the group, it helps you get to know every single member. A must watch for fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
2.5/5 50% StarDog and TurboCat (2019) Stardog And Turbocat is a fun movie for its target audience -- young kids. Adults and older kids might get bored, but the little ones will want to watch time & time again. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2020
4.5/5 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Netflix's The Lovebirds succeeds at being a must watch comedy, with a really REALLY good plot at it's core. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
2/5 70% Think Like a Dog (2020) Think Like A Dog is slow and predictable -- but kids are sure to love the fart jokes. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
4.5/5 48% Scoob! (2020) SCOOB! is full of humor, heart, action, and a big old dose of nostalgia! It perfectly captures the feel of the shows while telling a totally different type of story. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
1/5 34% The Wrong Missy (2020) The Wrong Missy is predictable and not even funny in the slightest. Joke after joke falls flat making this one not worth a watch. No matter how desperate you might be. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
1.5/5 30% Bloodshot (2020) Bloodshot is an action packed movie, but also predictable, slow, and very familiar. What had such great potential falls flat time and time again. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
3/5 50% I Still Believe (2020) I Still Believe is a sweet movie that is sure to make you cry, no matter your faith, or lack of. However, there are lots of dull moments throughout, making it a slow movie. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
4/5 46% Arkansas (2020) With humor, action, and of course, more than a handful of murders, this perfectly cast Tarantino-esque movie exceeded all expectations. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
0.5/5 37% Wendy (2020) Wendy is a re-imagined story of one of the great classics, Peter Pan, that is better off untold. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
3.5/5 75% The Wretched (2020) The Wretched jumps right in with both feet. Although slow in the middle, it is a dark and twisted horror film filled with lots of gore. A must watch for horror fans. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
4/5 67% Extraction (2020) Extraction is nonstop action from beginning to end. If you like war movies, gun fights, and Chris Hemsworth, this is the movie for you. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2020
4.5/5 90% The Willoughbys (2020) Mixes humor fun & adventure with a little bit of the dark side of the real world. An eye opening film that manages to teach kids a good lesson: family isn't always biological. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
2/5 38% Downhill (2020) This movie starts off with potential, but goes downhill pretty quickly (pun intended). - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
1/5 36% In the Tall Grass (2019) Sure, In The Tall Grass could have been worse. But it also could have been better. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2020
2.5/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The Call of the Wild is better than expected, but still not fantastic. The poorly done CGI distracted from the story, which is actually good at it's core. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020