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Review: Making It

Now finished with its second season and hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, this show is America’s answer to the Great British Bake Off. It’s a positive and joyful romp through crafting and creating. Light weight, it’s like a lemon sorbet for my soul which reinforces my desire to make 2020 my year of being a maker. 5 out of 5 glue guns.

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Review: Daybreak

My Netflix binge continues as I churn through this over just two days. It’s one part Zombieland, one part Mad Max, one part Adventureland, and one part Ferris Buehler’s Day Off.

3/5 Sunflowers.

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Review: Lost in Space (S2)

Netflix dropped season 2 of their Lost in Space series on Christmas and last night I finished it. I think I’d honestly prefer if the series was a monster of the week, more close to what the original had been. But, that said, I have really enjoyed the show and was engaged all through the second season. 4/5 space robots.

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Review: The Mandalorian

As much as I was underwhelmed by Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian was very much something I enjoyed. At first I was convinced it should have been a movie rather than a TV series (well, streaming series) but over the eight episodes of the first season, I realized the homage it was paying to the Westerns of old and I settled in to enjoy where it took me. 5 out of 5 Mandos.

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Review: Meet Me In St. Louis

A classic (released in 1944) that I had never seen before. Or at least I had no recollection of. It isn’t really a Christmas movie, but it has an important Christmas moment that apparently makes many consider it a holiday film. Overall very cute. 4/5 blocks of ice off the ice truck.

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Review: The Witcher, Season 1

I’ve been watching a lot of streamed content as I sort cards in my Magic collection. I just finished season 1 of Netflix’s The Witcher and I quite enjoyed it. It was a little hard to follow as they wove it together, but I am looking forward to season 2. 4.5/5 unusually colored eyes.

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Review: Knives Out

What a delightful journey of a movie. Rian Johnson and his superb cast delivered a fantastically enjoyable mystery which taunts us with tantalizing glimpses of the whole story without giving itself away. 5/5 real knives.

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Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

I meant to see this in theaters and never got around to it. We decided to watch it last night and the technology is truly astonishing. I know very little about WWI and this provided fascinating insights. 4/5 stars.

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Review: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Overall, I enjoyed it. I wasn’t astounded by it, and it falls fairly low on my overall Star Wars rankings. 3/5 lightsabers.

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Review: Watchmen

Just watched the pilot of the new series and I find it intriguing. Plus it has Tim Blake Nelson, and he hasn’t had a role I haven’t loved.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 bloody smilies