Call of the Wild

Must See
If you like Harrison Ford, or dogs, or animals, or nature, or great feel good stories, or all of the above, you will enjoy this movie. I can’t really think of anything bad about it. She who must be obeyed and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Netflix Vol 2

Best shows I’ve been watching:
Merlin – don’t miss
Marco Polo – don’t miss
Star Trek Voyager – good
Shannara – good , loved the books
The Last Kingdom – don’t miss, written by author of Sharpe books.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – good
Cheers – good

Shows to be seen:
The Lobster – acquired taste
Swiss Army Man

The Gentleman

Must Go
I have not had this much fun watching a movie in a long time, so do not miss it. We don’t really get movies like this anymore. This is a whole different class of film.
Charlie Hunnam is legitimately scary. McConaughey nails his role. Colin Farrell has a great comedic role. A special mention goes out to Hugh Grant, who is far removed from his pigeonholed romantic comedy role to deliver a fantastic performance.
The script is crisp and witty, the continual plot twists keep you on your toes. There’s only one rule in the jungle: when the lion’s hungry, he eats!

1917

Must Go
While 1917 is realistically gruesome, director Sam Mendes depicts the horrors of war – beautifully. By that I mean, even the most horrifying and sad shots in the film, while highly stimulating in the aesthetic and emotional sense, are never extremely graphic, and you are never hit over the head with it. 1917, in this way, is a beautiful artistic masterpiece, never straying close to being shock art, but not holding back at the same time.
There is an especially touching scene in a bombed-out town where paths are crossed with a French woman (Claire Duburcq) caring for an orphaned infant. It’s a reminder that humanity still exists, even within the bounds of war.
A great film.

Netfix, shows I’ve watched so far!

The Witcher
I had to watch this twice. The story is confused timelines and once you get over that this is fabulous.

Longmire
Follow Walt a Wyoming sheriff in present day. Very good series.

A.J. and the Queen
A sweet travel series with Rue Paul. Funny and endearing.

Strictly Ballroom
Ok, this got tears from me. Very good.

Michelle Wolf Joke Show
I liked, She who must be obeyed did not.

Peaky Blinders
Hated it left early

Wanda Sykes Not Normal
Loved it

Kung Fu Hustle
Ok, but don’t recommend

Pee Wee’s Big Holiday
Skip this one

The Irishman
Too long, too boring

The Two Popes
Interesting

Lost in Space
Loved season one.

El Camino
Find out what happened to Jesse.

Bright
Awful

Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Only liked first story.

Hold the Dark
A snoozer.

Hell on Wheels
Lost interest by episode three

Little Woman

GO
An enjoyable period drama about the growing up and loves of a group of sisters in 1800’s America. Superb acting from the cast and a great depiction of the presentation of the era, although it is all a bit too clean and idyllic at times. There isn’t a strong single plot but instead a selection of events which are interesting enough and never dull.

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Maybe go
I just don’t know why this extremely confusing trilogy was even made. They should have started with Old Republic, and left the Skywalker Saga to be what it was. I was so depressed after The Last Jedi. But after this one, I am just sad. Very, very sad… My Star Wars Skywalker Saga will always be first 6 Episodes.
You know you have to go to finish the story; but maybe wait until the DVD hits the bargain table.

Jojo Rabbit

She who must be obeyed demands a:
Should Go
Jojo Rabbit is a weird, funny, heartwarming and heartbreaking black comedy.
Roman Griffin Davis is extraordinary as Jojo. He carried this story with a wide range of feelings, emotions, and actions. Taika Waititi is superb as the innovative imagination of Jojo’s Adolf Hitler. He uses sarcasm, expressive physical movement, and wit to define and make his character come alive. Thomasin McKenzie is sublime as Elsa. Her strength and compassion while attempting to stay alive in a country that reviled her kind was, at times, riveting. Scarlett Johansson is excellent as Jojo’s mother. She embodied someone straddling the line of life and death along with survival and what’s right. Sam Rockwell is over-the-top perfect for his role. When he carefully validated Elsa’s papers, you knew his heart. Rebel Wilson is well cast as Fraulein Rahm, a woman who got away with saying outlandish things. Taika Waititi (of What We Do in the Shadows 2014) also wrote and directed this film, and it is clear he knew what he wanted, and he got it, a fun-filled touching black comedy.
Special shout out to Archie Yates as Yorki a great scene stealer.

Jumanji – the Next Level

Go
It’s not often I find a sequel that surpasses the original…but this is one of them. They managed to make a sequel with the same storyline but yet it was completely different and even funnier. Dwayne and Kevin do a fantastic job of imitating Danny Glover and Danny de Vito. Jack Black did a brilliant job of playing a different character. I laughed from beginning to end, I thoroughly enjoyed it.