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Review: Almost Famous

An old movie that I loved so much growing up. In the modern day I realize there are some problematic themes and moments of the movie, but I still love the music and story. 5/5 people of substance.

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Book Media

Review: Seattle Prohibition

Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Graft in the Queen City is a great read that gave me insight into Seattle history that I knew nothing about. Fascinating stuff. If you want to read about an interesting person, look up Al Hubbard. 5 out of 5 moonshines.

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Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

It’s interesting. I didn’t feel like I enjoyed it after I finished watching it, but I can’t tell you why. It was fine in pacing. The plot was contrived but expectedly so. It was fine, I guess. 2.5/5 hotel keys.

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Media TV

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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Film Media

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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Media TV

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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Media TV

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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Film Media

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.