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Second Chances

Studio: New Sensations » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 9/10/14

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended


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Second Chances (Romance)

New Sensations

Genre: Drama

Director/Writer: Jacky St. James

Director: Eddie Powell

Cast: Allie Haze, Chad White, Jessa Rhodes, Logan Pierce, Carter Cruise, Brendon Miller
Non-sex roles: Mark Wood, Jacky St. James, Bos, Paul Woodcrest, Nikki Charm, Veruca James, Tony Tuesday, Michael Vegas, Dakota Skye, Xander Corvus, Shae Simone, Natalie Monroe, Eddie Powell

Length: 133:48 minutes

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Date of Production: 6/5/2014


Extras: The first extra was a 1:24 minute long “alternate ending” that was interesting to me, putting the story in somewhat different light. This was followed by 7:20 minutes of outtakes; brief clips showing the cast goofing up. The other extras included a 12:28 minute long Behind the Scenes feature, a “pick your pleasure” menu, a photogallery, trailers, spam, and some company information.

Condoms: None


Audio/Video Quality: Second Chances was presented in a crisp, anamorphic widescreen as shot by directors Jacky St. James & Eddie Powell for New Sensations. Eddie was also the director of photography and worked cameras alongside Paul Woodcrest, Gabrielle Anex working her magic on the editing as usual to polish up the visual elements. I did see the occasion slip like a boom mike hanging down or a crew member’s reflection but frankly, the movie looked really good in all meaningful ways. There was a company watermark on the lower right hand corner of the screen for those who care. The aural components in 2.0 Dolby Digital were satisfying too, the music, vocals, and ambient sounds all blended into the production nicely. As with the visual aspects of the movie, the audio portion showed significant attention, Paul Van Dik credited with sound recording. I liked the musical pieces this time too but they were not specifically credited.


Body of Review: Jacky St. James & Eddie Powell are popular directors at New Sensations, as a team they are near unstoppable in terms of coming up with wonderful vignettes and features. Their latest release is called Second Chances, a story about a college woman whose traumatic freshman year results in her growing stronger to help others, finding herself as she reclaims her dignity from a horrid wretch. Of special note here was the overall fine acting by the entire cast, lead Carter Cruise proving yet again she is more than a scorching hot fuck bunny right before awards season begins. The back cover said this about the feature: “During her Freshman year of college, Madison Presley thought she'd met the love of her life when she starting dating handsome football player, Josh Rochette. That is, until she found herself the butt of a giant fraternity joke that he had carefully orchestrated behind her back. Devastated by his betrayal, Madison spends the next three years trying to move past her heartbreak with the help of her unfailingly loyal friend, Dean and wisecracking roommates, Olivia and Lucas. But, when Josh unexpectedly comes back into her life during her senior year - Madison's world is thrown into a tailspin. Although older, wiser, and far more jaded than when she'd first fallen for him, she's left wondering whether something truly wonderful can come out of giving people Second Chances.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:



Scene One: Allie Haze, a particularly attractive hotty with dark hair, was up first with Chad White as she complained about being fat, some humor displayed but I’d rather not ruin it for you. After convincing him to have sex, admittedly an arduous task given her physical looks and sexual appeal, they began kissing and she started taking off her clothing while pawing him through his pants. By the time she whipped out his turgid member and started slobbing the knob, he was ready to fuck a wood pile in case there was a snake in it, her skimpy panties the only article of clothing for him to contend with. Her hand to gland friction and superior eye contact helped too, the gal sliding onto his cock to actively ride in various vaginal positions. She gave more head between positions and her neatly trimmed snatch was as inviting as ever, the sexual dynamo a solid choice to start off the sexual aspects of the movie along with a believable partner, the wealth of semen launched out of his manhood making me doubly curious as to how he could hold out from her initial request.


Scene Two: Jessa Rhodes, a very hot looking blond with a lean body built for speed over comfort, was up next satisfying a wager with nerdy Logan Pierce, both of them suited for their roles as the best friends of the lead. He came through when needed and she paid up with a slightly drunken attitude as provided, both of them stripping in bed as their animal print attire flew off slower than usual. There was a lot of kissing and she was already sporting nipple erections as he addressed her perky little chest buttons, Jessa taking charge as she seductively inhaled his cock while gingerly handling his balls. Her world weary, know it all college character might well have been somewhat stereotypical but she pulled it off quite well, his geek driven hacker façade falling away just a little too quickly to be perfect but he was otherwise better here than in any of his recent roles that come to mind. She continued her hand assisted hummer before mounting his cock vaginally for several positions, pumping her juicy sweet ass rapidly in a way that would have caused me to launch my nuts through my piss hole back when I was in college. He then went down on her all too briefly before more penetration, the doggy making her ass look just perfect as he porked her with her ass in the air and her head down. A little more action and some dirty talk from her drained his dragon all over her stomach and chest, Jessa tasting the manly fluids as their chemistry filled tryst ended.


Scene Three: Carter Cruise, the beautiful young blond babe featured on the front cover, was up next with Chad White, the man on the cover with her. Her sparkling eyes bewitched again, her natural beauty established long before her clothing came off in the flick as the movie continued her ascension up the ranks of the porn pantheon I sometimes refer to as my personal ranking system for performers. She wore pink booty shorts and some blue bikini undies in bed with Chad, their unresolved issues sparking off some chemistry the movie had led into from the very beginning. He massaged her cookie and they went at each other as though truly making up for lost time, the music furthering the encounter like it had for the previous trysts but more so (at least at first). By the time the music stopped, Carter had her lips wrapped around his modest pecker, her superior eye contact combining with her oral skills and some hand to gland friction to make the blowjob itself stand out, his reciprocation of oral by munching her neatly trimmed beaver as her legs were spread for him leading into some fingering and active vaginal penetration. As hot as the other two ladies had been, Carter shined here in part due to the manner in which her character was set up by the feature elements, Chad coming across much better too. By the time his balls were milked dry of sperm from her tight snatch, they glistened with sweat and he plastered her entire back with his seed, the humor of her rolling around a very nice touch to add some humanity, and realism, to the encounter.


Scene Four: Carter Cruise, wearing a frilly crop top and booty jean shorts, was up last with Brendon Miller, jumping him in the doorway at their reunion. The hot and heavy kissing led to them pawing each other just inside the house as they had makeup sex (well, sort of). She jumped down on her knees and worked his cock orally like a seasoned champion more than someone who’d fucked once in three years, the super hotty again showing herself to be very active and providing great eye contact before they vaginally boned. The standing position and action on the stairs because they were so into one another was a great touch, not wanting to go all the way to the bedroom before savoring each other at least a little bit orally and manually with both getting some head from the other. It was believable sex mixed with the fantasy of sex we all know exists in porn, her over the top facial expressions a bit much but helping sell the connection between them all the same. That he made it to the bed for a little more fucking was interesting too but it made sense as to how long he lasted there, blasting her pussy with his fluids.

Summary: Second Chances by directors Jacky St. James and Eddie Powell for New Sensations was a big surprise for me going into it, each performer filling their role just right both sexually and in the feature elements. While Carter Cruise literally kicked ass in her role, the others came across all too believably as well, the replay and strokability of the sex scenes combining with the feature aspects of the movie to earn a rating of Highly Recommended for a general audience. Going into it I thought it was be fine light fare for the middle of the week but it proved much more layered and the writing worked so well for each character that I had to wonder if there was some autobiographical aspect to portions of it, an extra nod going to Jacky’s role as writer regardless. In short, Second Chances was the latest in the “Romance” line that is designed for couples and those who are romantic at heart but even a jaded old coot like me found so much to appreciate that it won me over so consider picking up a copy of this one.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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