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Here are reviews about literature, movies, TV shows, games and more about soccer. Please add your comments and insight. 

TV Shows

This is Football (Season One)

Brandi Chastain celebrating.

Amazon Prime has created a series about soccer that does the Beautiful game justice. There are six episodes in the first season and every one is worth watching. It strives to encompass the entirety of the Beautiful game. The first episode is about how the Rawandan national team helped bring the country together after its period of genocide. The second one is about the paths taken by the US…

Pele: Birth of a Legend

Pele: birth of a legend movie cover

This is an absolutely fantastic family friendly movie for lovers and future-lovers of soccer. It traces the growth of one of the greatest players of all times. Pele shook the soccer world and played a critical role in bringing soccer to America. This movie does a beautiful job of showing him growing up in Brazil and finding his way to the highest levels of soccer. It has a very cool cameo by…

The Inner Game of Tennis

Book cover of the inner game of tennis

Author: W. Timothy Gallwey

Discussion points:

All

  • What are some of the big ideas of the book that you took away from reading it?
  • What do you think about his ideas of the different types of players; Good-o, Friends-o, and Health-o-Fun-o?
    • Is there a gender tendency difference in the way players approach this? If yes, what? 

Jo Jo Rabbit

We thought it was an awkwardly fascinating movie with brilliant acting. The banality of the evil was overcome by the goodness of the people in the movie. It is worth watching several times. We are not done watching again. 

The Ten Commandments

We thought this was an incredibly impressive and dramatic movie given movie technology of the time. The story was epic and the acting and script were good. And who could not like seeing Yul Brynner?!

The Madalorian

We enjoyed the Western style Sci-fi. My mom discovered from online research that this series was inspired by classic American Western. This caused us to begin our exploration into Westerns to confirm or deny this assertion. 

Gunsmoke

We were really impressed by the short stand alone stories.  

Free Guy

Mom and I really enjoyed this movie. It was a fun family movie with a bit of intellectual curiosity as it questions the difference between reality and game life. Fun and fast moving. 

They Died with Their Boots On

Mom and I really enjoyed the movie. This was part of our post-Mandalorian movie exploration. It was especially interesting to me as David, Bryan and I had just visited the Battle of Little Bighorn about two months before watching this. The movie is less informative about the battle and those involved than it is about the American and the time in which it was made. 

Within our Western…

Movies

This is Football (Season One)

Brandi Chastain celebrating.

Amazon Prime has created a series about soccer that does the Beautiful game justice. There are six episodes in the first season and every one is worth watching. It strives to encompass the entirety of the Beautiful game. The first episode is about how the Rawandan national team helped bring the country together after its period of genocide. The second one is about the paths taken by the US…

Pele: Birth of a Legend

Pele: birth of a legend movie cover

This is an absolutely fantastic family friendly movie for lovers and future-lovers of soccer. It traces the growth of one of the greatest players of all times. Pele shook the soccer world and played a critical role in bringing soccer to America. This movie does a beautiful job of showing him growing up in Brazil and finding his way to the highest levels of soccer. It has a very cool cameo by…

The Inner Game of Tennis

Book cover of the inner game of tennis

Author: W. Timothy Gallwey

Discussion points:

All

  • What are some of the big ideas of the book that you took away from reading it?
  • What do you think about his ideas of the different types of players; Good-o, Friends-o, and Health-o-Fun-o?
    • Is there a gender tendency difference in the way players approach this? If yes, what? 

Jo Jo Rabbit

We thought it was an awkwardly fascinating movie with brilliant acting. The banality of the evil was overcome by the goodness of the people in the movie. It is worth watching several times. We are not done watching again. 

The Ten Commandments

We thought this was an incredibly impressive and dramatic movie given movie technology of the time. The story was epic and the acting and script were good. And who could not like seeing Yul Brynner?!

The Madalorian

We enjoyed the Western style Sci-fi. My mom discovered from online research that this series was inspired by classic American Western. This caused us to begin our exploration into Westerns to confirm or deny this assertion. 

Gunsmoke

We were really impressed by the short stand alone stories.  

Free Guy

Mom and I really enjoyed this movie. It was a fun family movie with a bit of intellectual curiosity as it questions the difference between reality and game life. Fun and fast moving. 

They Died with Their Boots On

Mom and I really enjoyed the movie. This was part of our post-Mandalorian movie exploration. It was especially interesting to me as David, Bryan and I had just visited the Battle of Little Bighorn about two months before watching this. The movie is less informative about the battle and those involved than it is about the American and the time in which it was made. 

Within our Western…

Books

This is Football (Season One)

Brandi Chastain celebrating.

Amazon Prime has created a series about soccer that does the Beautiful game justice. There are six episodes in the first season and every one is worth watching. It strives to encompass the entirety of the Beautiful game. The first episode is about how the Rawandan national team helped bring the country together after its period of genocide. The second one is about the paths taken by the US…

Pele: Birth of a Legend

Pele: birth of a legend movie cover

This is an absolutely fantastic family friendly movie for lovers and future-lovers of soccer. It traces the growth of one of the greatest players of all times. Pele shook the soccer world and played a critical role in bringing soccer to America. This movie does a beautiful job of showing him growing up in Brazil and finding his way to the highest levels of soccer. It has a very cool cameo by…

The Inner Game of Tennis

Book cover of the inner game of tennis

Author: W. Timothy Gallwey

Discussion points:

All

  • What are some of the big ideas of the book that you took away from reading it?
  • What do you think about his ideas of the different types of players; Good-o, Friends-o, and Health-o-Fun-o?
    • Is there a gender tendency difference in the way players approach this? If yes, what? 

Jo Jo Rabbit

We thought it was an awkwardly fascinating movie with brilliant acting. The banality of the evil was overcome by the goodness of the people in the movie. It is worth watching several times. We are not done watching again. 

The Ten Commandments

We thought this was an incredibly impressive and dramatic movie given movie technology of the time. The story was epic and the acting and script were good. And who could not like seeing Yul Brynner?!

The Madalorian

We enjoyed the Western style Sci-fi. My mom discovered from online research that this series was inspired by classic American Western. This caused us to begin our exploration into Westerns to confirm or deny this assertion. 

Gunsmoke

We were really impressed by the short stand alone stories.  

Free Guy

Mom and I really enjoyed this movie. It was a fun family movie with a bit of intellectual curiosity as it questions the difference between reality and game life. Fun and fast moving. 

They Died with Their Boots On

Mom and I really enjoyed the movie. This was part of our post-Mandalorian movie exploration. It was especially interesting to me as David, Bryan and I had just visited the Battle of Little Bighorn about two months before watching this. The movie is less informative about the battle and those involved than it is about the American and the time in which it was made. 

Within our Western…