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Barry December 18, 2016
The Movie ‘Barry’ Was A Soft Letdown

Ever since I saw the trailer, I really wanted to see the movie Barry on Netflix. I have yet to read any of the books that Barack Obama published on his life, so I was eager to see a bit of our current President’s formative years fleshed out on film. Well the movie didn’t really […]

August 11, 2016
A Poor Woman’s Cable: Streaming TV

About 10 years ago, I ditched cable TV. Initially it was because I was hardly ever at home, I had a decent DVD collection, and of course, it just cost way too much. About 4 years ago, I signed up for Netflix (I used to do their DVD-by-mail service, remember that?) and I haven’t looked […]

greatest movie ever sold February 4, 2016
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold – Documentary or Mockumentary?

My morning started off very early and I had time to watch a documentary on Netflix before getting ready for work. I settled in on watching The POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold; a documentary on product placement in movies and corporate advertising in general by Morgan Spurlock. I do like Morgan Spurlock. […]

Dragon's Den January 4, 2015
Million Dollar Lemonade Stands in “The Dragon’s Den”

I’m not a person who watches a lot of television; it’s been almost a decade since I’ve had cable. But I do have Netflix! And I started watching episodes of Dragon’s Den, which is a Canadian  (actually it’s global, but I watch the Canadian version) show, that was copied in the United States and called […]

skyler white ted benke November 13, 2014
Cooking the Books: The Twisted Business Ethics on “Breaking Bad”

This week, I just finished watching the entire series of Breaking Bad on Netflix. The subject (the ins and outs of making, selling and using drugs) has been explored time and time again in both movies and television. But the writing and character development in Breaking Bad is absolutely amazing, interesting, and believable. With most […]