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Movies, Movies, Movies!

11 May
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“Us” (2019) image courtesy of IMDb

Give me more movies!

We all love movies! We know that because billions of dollars are spent every year at movie theaters. We can’t get enough of them! We want more, better, faster movies!

What’s on your list? Here are my lists and ratings at IMDb.

I subscribe to Movie Club, where I get discounts on tickets to enjoy movies in an air-conditioned theater with recliners that can be easily reserved online.  I also subscribe to HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and CBS All Access. Why? Because I love movies and television series, and I hate ads. I will pay a reasonable amount to support these arts and to enjoy them commercial-free.

My current watchlist in alphabetical order:

  • Barry (HBO)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS*)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Billions (Showtime)
  • Chernobyl (HBO)
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • The Enemy Within** (NBC)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Gentlemen Jack (HBO)
  • Glow (Netflix)
  • Good Girls** (NBC)
  • The Good Place** (NBC)
  • Grey’s Anatomy** (ABC)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • I’m Dying Up Here (Showtime)
  • The Orville** (FOX)
  • Ozark (Netflix)
  • The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • So You Think You Can Dance** (FOX)
  • Star Trek Discovery (CBS*)
  • This Is Us** (NBC)
  • The Twilight Zone (CBS*)
  • Veep (HBO)
  • Westworld (HBO)
  • Young Sheldon (CBS*)

*commercial-free on CBS All Access channel
**commercial-free Hulu option
Bold titles mean it is so good it hurts waiting for the next episode.

There are a ton of series that have concluded that are “binge worthy“.

Most recently, I absolutely loved Us (Jordan Peele’s horror movie – though I’m not a fan of horror, this, like The Shining, is sheer pleasure to watch and I look forward to seeing it again). Here’s the trailer.

I am looking forward to seeing LittleApart from that, there is nothing in the “Coming Soon” list that interests me much. I might go to a theater to see Booksmart or Ma

What’s on your watchlist?

 

 

Average American & Don McGahn

11 May

 

I am an average American.

Like millions of ordinary, good citizens, I have voted in some, not all, elections.

I have been complacent and indifferent about many things.

I have worked hard for many years and filed my tax returns every year and I have been honest.

I have been laid off.  I have quit jobs.  I have never been fired.

I have never been arrested.

I have never hit anyone.  I have not thrown objects at anyone.  I have not keyed anyone’s car.

I have gone to church, but most years I did not.

I have donated small amounts of money to charities and occasionally to support someone who is campaigning for public office.

Like millions of Americans, I voted for Hillary Clinton because I trusted her more than Donald Trump.  I still trust her more than him.

I trust Robert Mueller more than anyone else on the planet (except my husband, I trust him above all), and I want the Congress and Senate to have the full report.  I want Attorney General Barr to release it to them.  I want Mueller to testify.

I am an average American.  I want my voice to be counted.  I vote.  I pay taxes.  I worry about my kids’ future.

I want Don McGahn to testify.

Above all this Saturday morning, there are two words I want to say to Mr. McGahn:

THANK YOU

If you don’t know why he deserves a big, public “thank you” from average Americans, you have not read the Mueller report.  Unlike most people, I did.  I read the whole redacted public version.  Read my reaction here.

I encourage you to write to public servants who are doing their job.  Tell them thank you.  Praise them for their ethical conduct.  Show them some love, publicly.  Use social media to fortify them.  Be part of the grassroots movement that shows we care about the rule of law, we will not tolerate corruption, and we want the people who take an oath to serve and protect the American people and the U.S. Constitution to act like public servants, not oligarchs, demagogues, and dictators.

This is America.  We reject tyranny.

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