It’s been a week where we saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker get ranked as the worst Star Wars film ever made (and that’s counting Jar Jar Binx!), the Witcher on Netflix became their highest viewed series ever (despite it’s cheesiness, and the orgy scenes, and Henry Cavill’s hair, and Henry Cavill’s voice, it’s pretty fun to watch), and a Dr Dolittle reboot nearly ruined all that love we had built up for Robert Downey Jr as Ironman (Honestly, nothing could take that away I love Marvel through and through) it was a week full of many new films and series to watch!
Matt Tompkins watches too much TV so that we don’t watch the bad stuff and make sure we don’t miss the good stuff! (Plus Matt has no social life so he doesn’t really leave the house much)
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
I have always been captivated by the story of Aaron Hernandez simply because I cannot understand how someone could take such a drastic turn and throw away everything in their life. I learned a lot watching this Netflix Docu-series and it was very fascinating. You learn that Hernandez didn’t grow up in a roof neighborhood, but instead a very well-off family and community. So, what led to him murdering someone in cold blood? A lot of factors contributed to this including the most severe case of CTE they have seen in a 27 year old, the fact that he was bisexual and grew up in an extremely homophobic home (as well as playing football, a sport that isn’t that accepting to homosexuality), and his mental health instability that could have been treated much earlier. So many things could have prevented this tragedy and it is very fascinating to learn about all the contributing factors.
Verdict: A Must Watch
I had a friend recommend this to me. He said it was amazing with Ryan Reynolds at his best. My friend must have been medicated because I couldn’t even finish this movie. If you like Michael Bay’s explosion-fest style of movie making then this is right up your alley, but if you’re like me and prefer movies to actually be, what’s the word, GOOD – Then you should avoid this at all costs.
Verdict: Don’t Watch (Unless you Love Michael Bay Movies)
Pandemic: How to Prevent An Outbreak
My wife fell asleep 10 minutes into this but I liked it. This Netflix Documentary series reveals just how fragile we are as human beings. The next virus or disease is coming and doctors around the world are working tirelessly to prevent an outbreak. It’s fascinating to see how these diseases start with animals and all the perfect conditions for them to mutate and spread to us humans.
Verdict: A Good Watch if This Topic Interests You
I know I mentioned this Netflix series in a previous blog, but I hadn’t finished the whole series yet. So, I did finish it and…wow! This show is fantastic on so many levels and I really enjoyed it. I’m not into cheer and I know nothing about it, but I was captivated by these athletes who sacrifice everything for one competition that is the pinnacle of the cheer world and yet…most people don’t even know it exists. Listen, Cheer is probably the most challenging, dangerous, painful, and high pressure sport there is…and I stand by that statement. Watch it and let me know if I’m wrong!