Movies and TV Show Reviews

This page is where we document the shows we have watched and our thoughts about the shows. 

Our Movie and TV Reviews

Free Guy

Art Form Genre Subject Date Watched
Movie Comedy Sat ,12 Feb 2022

Summary

In "Free Guy," a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story... one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way... before it is too late. - Rotten Tomatoes

Review

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. 

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Jo Jo Rabbit

Art Form Genre Subject Date Watched
Movie Comedy World War 2 Thu ,10 Feb 2022

Summary

A young German boy in the Hitler Youth whose hero and imaginary friend is the country's dictator is shocked to discover that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. - IMDB

Review

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. 

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The Ten Commandments

Art Form Genre Subject Date Watched
Movie Drama Sat ,08 Jan 2022

Summary

Moses, raised as a prince of Egypt in the Pharaoh's household, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people from slavery. - IMDB

Review

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?!

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They Died with Their Boots On

Art Form Genre Subject Date Watched
Movie Western Wed ,29 Sep 2021

Summary

They Died with Their Boots On is a 1941 American black-and-white Western film from Warner Bros. Pictures, produced by Hal B. Wallis and Robert Fellows, directed by Raoul Walsh, that stars Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.

The film's storyline offers a highly fictionalized account of the life of Gen. George Armstrong Custer, from the time he enters West Point military academy through the American Civil War and finally to his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Custer is portrayed as a fun-loving, dashing figure who chooses honor and glory over money and corruption. The battle against Chief Crazy Horse (played by Anthony Quinn) is portrayed as a crooked deal between politicians and a corporation that wants the land Custer promised to the Native Americans.

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Review

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. 

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The Madalorian

Art Form Genre Subject Date Watched
TV Show Sci-Fi Sat ,25 Sep 2021

Summary

The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. - IMBD

Review

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. 

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Gunsmoke

Art Form Genre Subject Date Watched
TV Show Western Mon ,20 Sep 2021

Summary

The first Western we watched in our post Mandalorian journey. 

Review

We were really impressed by the short stand alone stories.  

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