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Time wasted
Wow! "Get Out" was such a good film~This had to be good. Right? No.

At a bit over 2 hours, the story was never explained. It was boring. It has too many themes and too many unidentified characters.

We watched because it's by Jordan Peele and stars Daniel Kaluuya.

The horses are beautiful, the sets are 'campy' (nostalgic); they include a theme park and living room, both with great colors. They look real.

The story is vague. The method lacks artistry.

Aside from Mr. Kaluuya, the acting was bad.

The actors were NOT the characters The actors PRETENDED to be the characters.

They lack depth, they lack authenticity.

I'm sorry, but don't waste your time.

IMDb: What to Watch: Better Call Saul
Episode 29, Season 2

Exceeds expectations
When Breaking Bad introduced Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman / Jimmy McGill, I was fascinated. A sleazy lawyer? Surely you jest. Nope. He is played as the epitome of sleaze. Didn't know sleaze could be brilliant.

I thought the series "Better Call Saul" wouldn't do justice to the character.

I expected a pantomime of the original.

I couldn't have been more wrong. The series gives life to Saul Goodmam, a fascinating individual. Through the many plot lines, Saul is consistent. Bending a few rules, he remains kind, funny and sympathetic. He knows us, he gets us. He's a hero of the working class. Ya gotta love the guy.

Michael McKean plays Chuck McGill, the brother of Saul. At first, we don't know why he lives in the dark. He believes he suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity and is on leave from his partnership in the law firm Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill.

Debra Rhea Seehorn plays Kimberly Wexler. She portrays an overlooked lawyer at Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill. Her finesse as the ultimate business executive doesn't diminish her sense of fun and adventure.

I've almost finished Season two. It's nice seeing Jonathon Banks again as ex-cop Mike Ehrmantraut, whom we met in Breaking Bad. He is committed to redeeming his workmas a dirty cop. He wants to do the right thing.

Ed Begley Jr plays Clifford Main, a partner in the law firm Davis and Main. He takes a chance hiring Saul, only to disrespect his individualism and terminate his employment.

The writers, actors and film crew give us a cohesive series filled with unique sensibilities.

I'm vested in the characters and will watch the series through its completion.

The Yearling

Disclaimer: heartbreaking.
60 years have passed since I watched this film. Sitting round the TV with my siblings, we couldn't wait to see "The Yearling,," a beloved classic about a fawn who had been rescued by a family with a child.

"Bambi" was sad. But, we learned about the circle of life.

"Dumbo," too was sad. We learned life lessons.

"The Yearling" was traumatic. To wish, to hope, to believe that somehow Flag, the yearling, would survive was preposterous. Even though he'd been wounded, he surely wouldn't die. He'd get well and they'd all be happy.

Jody, the boy who loved him had to kill Flag to put him out of his misery.

Please add a disclaimer to "The Yearling ."

It is a beautiful film. Because of such, it should be seen.

It must have a disclaimer. Something to describe how it could break one's heart.

Thank you.

Being the Ricardos

Beautifully told
I'd seen interviews with Ms. Kidman saying that comedy is difficult and that she didn't think she was funny in "Being the Ricardo's."

She wasn't supposed to be. This was a love story about a couple struggling with infidelity against the fantasy of Hollywood.

The only funny came from Ms. Kidman's pantomime of Lucy in iconic scenes from the "I love Lucy Show." In those, she was Lucy. She looked like Lucy, she spoke like Lucy and she made me laugh as I did 50 years ago. Ms. Kidman was also delightful as the Lucy from her early radio days.

We saw the ferocity of Ms. Ball demanding that Ricky, her Cuban American husband play the part of her spouse in an upcoming television show.

We saw Ms. Ball own her craft when playing Lucy Ricardo. If a scene wasn't right she worked with her team until it was.

Speaking of Ricky, Javier Bardem gave him life. He personified the subtle power of Desi behind the scenes at "I Love Lucy." He also gave us the raw talent and charisma of Desi in front of his orchestra. His tenderness towards and his love for Lucy were unmistakable.

The couple was supported by their cast members who knew there was trouble in the Ricardo marriage.

Vivian Vance, played by Nina Arianda, William Frawley, played by J. K. Simmons, Madelyn Pugh, played by Alia Shankat and Jess Oppenheimer played by Tony Hale were Lucy's subordinates, her confidant's and friends. These actors, in fact, the whole cast, played their roles with grace in truth.

"Being the Ricardos" is a love story, a story of loss and tears.

Ms. Kidman and Mr. Bardem may likely win the Oscars for which they will be nominated.

The Harder They Fall

Kill Bill
Some of the characters are real and that makes the film all the better.

Everything about the film is top-notch. The cast is superb.

But, for me, it was too much like the "Kill Bill" films. Having seen the genre before, I wasn't impressed. It overshadowed the possibility of a great western.

Instead, it was a wasted opportunity to showcase the history of African American cowboys and cowgirls. It could've been great.

IMDb on the Scene - Interviews: The Morning Show
Episode 51, Season 3

Beautiful, sad story
Didn't think they could do it again! But, this season surpasses the first.it's an ensemble, yet at the same time, many of the character's have individual lives.

The actor, Karen Pitman, who playedt tMia was superb. The scene where she was was discussing her relationship w Mitch was so poignant that I almost cried.

The actor, Valeria Golino, ( with Mitch in Italy) was excellent. She portrayed a unique, free spirited, intelligent woman with the freedom of authenticity

Actress Greta Lee reminded me of the saying, " I may be little, but I'm mighty." What a kick-but actress!

It was good seeing the work of Julianna Marguilies

To me, everyone was great. The only disappointment was Jennifer Anniston. During the first season she barely held her own. This time it was obvious to me that she is not much more than an actor from a 20 year old TV show.

Carrel, Witherspoon & Cudrup are the headliners of the show.


An exceptional cast brought these characters to life.

The story has many layers and not everything is what it seems to be.

It's an original take on a pervasive evil.

Who is 'Them?' Might it be us?

Get on Up

A joy
You don't have to be a fan of James Brown (at least check him out) to love this film.

Chadwick Boseman embodied the spirit and talent of Mr. Brown.

His prowess on the dance floor was amazing. Such moves! What timing!

James Brown, "The Godfather of Soul," would've been impressed. Would've said "I feel good!" Diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, he kept his condition private until his death in 2020. Aside from his many talents, his fine character shone through.

RIP Chadwick Boseman.

November 29, 1976 - August 28, 2020.

Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

The Father

This is a powerful film.

Sir Anthony Hopkins is not in it.

There is a man, old then getting older, who finally disappears. He knows that he is gone. With wringing hands, he asks who he is. He is terribly confused and afraid of being abandoned. I wanted to hold him, to kiss away his tears. What could I do to help?

In 1965, The Who released an album called "My Generation." The lyrics include "Hope I die before I get old."

In this film, Sir Anthony is the epitome of Alzheimer's.

In this film, Sir Anthony is extraordinary.

I hope Sir Anthony receives the academy award.

Sound of Metal

Better than anticipated.
My husband and I watched this film and, at first, we didn't get it. We love music so stayed with it. Shortly into the story, we couldn't leave the screen. The story is powerful and reminded us of what we simply took for granted. Our hearing. A world of silence. A world devoid of sound. What a challenge it must be for folks to overcome. Yet, through this film, we see triumph of the human spirit. People prove that their affliction need not define them. They are warriors.

The Morning Show

Great cast!
We didn't expect this to be a drama... it was riveting.

My husband and I watched it for three (3) nights straight and looked forward to every episode.

There were stories within stories that depicted the lives of the other characters. Multi levels wove throughout the story and highlighted the exquisite talent of each actor.

We always thought of Jennifer Aniston as a 'cute little comedic actress.'

This role gave her the depth of a seasoned actor and she was brilliant. I owe her an apology and am now a forever fan. I look forward to seeing her in more dramatic roles. She was always cute, but now she's beautiful

Every actor brought her/his character to life.

It'd be great if there could be a sequel.

"The Morning Show" is one of our favorites; bravo!

The Innocence Files

Warning, Episode 5 has animal slaughter
Please, this episode needs a disclaimer of violence. After the first few minutes, I was assaulted by the actual slaughter of a pig. I had to turn it off. It is atrocious. It is offensive. I was, and still am, heartsick. Our nonhuman relatives are sentient beings. Like us, they feel, they think and they love. Netflix makes wonderful documentaries. They are insightful, challenging and sometimes, even beautiful. On this one, they made a mistake. Thank you.


Thanks to Disney, this was available for streaming.

I was familiar with the reviews but never expected to see it.

I remain speechless; so much so that I'm now watching it the third time.

I'm reading the book, "Alexander Hamilton," by Ron Chernow, on which the musical is based.

Things have sure changed.

The Americans

Couldn't get past season 2.

Characters are unbelievable. Sometimes the parenrp are KGB. At other times, they are distant, unloving parents. This might've worked with The Sopranos, bi Their children are dull and thankfully, don't have much screen time.

Their missions don't make sense. Our female KGB agent starts acting like a mother hen, coddling her charges.

There is one scene where the husband KGB agent is holding another agent for transport back to Russia. While waiting for release, the captive (male) said he needed mto go to the toilet. He claimed that he had to take a S- - -.

Because his hands were bound, our hero leaned over and literally wiped the rear end of his ward. At first my husband and I made fun of it. Then we became disgusted My husband and I first laughed at it's implausibility. Then we became disgusted; it was the last straw. That's when we stopped watching. The main FBI agent was too stiff and boring. His lover did a good job.

Endgame 2050

Changes would be effective.
This is a MUST WATCH documentary. Dr. Sophia Pineda Ochoa, who produced, directed and wrote this documentary is due our gratitude. In simple words, she and her team describe how we are destroying our planet. We can't continue to live in denial. There are simple changes we can make to save our planet.

Dead to Me

Applegate soars
I didn't expect to enjoy this, but, the plot is unique so I turned it on.

The actors were all good, but without Christina Applegate, there could have been no show.

The Lovebirds

Nick and Nora
'Mad cap' comedy with the cutest couple! I was reminded of "The Thin Man" films of the 1930's-1940's. Now, more than ever, we need comic relief.

It is light hearted, silly fun.

Hope there is a sequel, maybe even a series.

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiana might be the 21st. Century Myrna Loy and Dick Powell🌷

The Battered Bastards of Baseball

An absolute delight!
My husband and I both loved this documentary! The Portland Mavericks played baseball for the love of the game. Mr. Bing Russell formed a team of real folks, including his female manager. He fought against the status quo and created a team that of players who brought joy and excitement to Portland. A ray of sunshine during COVID-19.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Animal Abuse
"Animals are NOT ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way." -PETA

This documentary should never have been aired by Netflix. It depicts terrible people doing terrible things.

Halfway through the first episode, animal rights activists were bashed by Exotic Joe and his band of thugs. I knew they were talking about me, I stopped watching it.

Please don't be fooled by him or his nemesis Carol Baskins. They both abuse animals.

The Pharmacist

History Making
This documentary is riveting, so much so that I watched all 4 episodes in one sitting.

The murder of Danny Schneider was solved by his father, Mr. Dan Schneider and a female witness (now in Witness Protection). Against threats from gang members, she went to court to identify the killer.

Once Danny's murder was solved, Mr. Schneider, the pharmacist, observed healthy kids with prescriptions for OxyContin, written by Dr. Jacqueline Cleggett. She ran the first pill mill in the New Orleans area.

Suffice it to say that Mr. Dan Schneider discovered the OxyContin epidemic ten years prior to our government making formal charges against Ms. Cleggett.

Please watch this enlightening documentary. It shows us that one person can make a difference.

Mr. Schneider, his wife and daughter went through years of agony fighting Purdue Pharma. We are all indebted to them.

The Irishman

"Grumpy Old Gangsters"
My husband and I looked so forward to seeing this film. The director, the cast members and the mob, what could go wrong?!

Geez, these guys are old. So, too am I. Having lived for 67 years, I've watched these actors since their prime. Too see them now in makeup, pretending to be youthful men just makes me sad.

I think this movie was supposed to be their last hurrah. One final trip to the goldmine of movie stardom.

Unless you want a good laugh, don't waste your time watching this film.

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

Dave stands with Lenny, Pryor and Carlin....genius, insightful and f'ing funny! Thanks for an outstanding performance!

Leaving Neverland

The fans are in delusion.
For years everyone knew that Jackson preyed on young boys. It was obvious. To every event he attended, he took his current boy. One of them was even referred to as Jackson's cousin. Even Hollywood royals had to know. This documentary was respectful and showed the graciousness of the men.

I believe Mr Robson and Mr. Safechuck. I understand their loyalty to Jackson and even their love. Further they had been brainwashed into believing that only Michael cared about them. Everyone else had an agenda to destroy their special love.

One of the saddest moments, to me, was when the boys realized that Jackson had dumped them in favor of a new boy. Wade and Jimmy loved Jackson, even though he had abandoned them. Yet when Jackson needed them to testify, he returned with the pet names. He let them be his friends again. What a sadistic, megalomaniac he was.

The bravery of the Mother's as they took ownership of their culpability in the abuse caused them to become pariahs within their own families. Were the documentary untrue, would the women have exposed themselves to social rage?

The Jackson family should cease defamations of Wade and Jimmy. Many years ago LaToya Jackson came forward to say that she believed her brother was abusing young boys.

Jackson was evil. Forget Jackson's talent. He stole the innocence of many, many young boys. He was disgusting and should be remembered as such.

Watership Down

The tragedies experienced by Hazel-rah and his family are brilliantly brought to life by Netflix and BBC One. Bravo!

A Sister's Call

A beautiful family
Through years of adversity, this family held on to their of love of each other. They are a testament to the fable of the father that took his son camping. He asked the boy if he understood what family is. The boy answered that, of course, it is he, his sister, his mom, his dad and his dog. The father muses that the boy is correct. But then took the analogy a bit further. He asked his son to gather some branches. He did and, somewhat confused, took them to his dad. His dad wraped the branches tightly together, forming a thick bundle. He then asked his son if he understood what family is. The boy scrunched his face wondering why his dad asked again. But before the boy could speak, his dad said "Here son, take the stack and try to break it in half." Puzzled, the boy tightly wrapped his hands around it. Despite using all of his strength, he could not break it. "Why?" he asked. His father explained that, no matter how hard he tried, the bundle could not be fractured. "You see," his dad explained, "the bundle, like family, cannot be broken."

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