Hello, my name is Matt and I watch entirely too much TV.
I stream movies, I binge series, I spend entire weekends telling Netflix “Yes, I am still watching! Now stop judging me as I finish season 6 of whatever the hell this show is called!”
I don’t do it for me though, I do it for you. I do it so that you don’t make the mistake of watching a turd like ‘Aquaman’ or ‘The Queen’s Corgi’ (yes, that is, unfortunately, a real movie). I also do it so that you don’t miss out on hidden gems like ‘BookSmart,’ ‘Late Night,’ or ‘Wild Rose.’
Here is what you should and should not be watching this week:
(a.k.a. ‘The Mandalorian’)
I had zero doubt that I would cough up the $6.99 a month for Disney+ on day one, but ‘The Mandalorian’ is so good that I would pay $6.99 for just that one show.
You’ve probably seen the viral photos of “Baby Yoda” looking adorable and yes, the big-eared baby-that-isn’t-really-Yoda gets even cuter in each episode with the floating baby cradle and floating space monsters (no spoilers), but what about the actual show?
It’s amazing. Watch it. If you like Star Wars but you’re sick of every storyline involving ‘The Skywalkers’ then this is the show for you. It’s Guardians of the Galaxy if the helmet always stayed on, it’s Indiana Jones with no threat of Shia Leboufe ruining things, it is exactly what I wish the Star Wars movies were, and then some.
Lady and the Tramp
This movie is another ‘totally worth it’ reason to get Disney+ because it is fantastic! Listen, I don’t tear up at movies, but thankfully my wife fell asleep and didn’t see the blubbering mess I transformed into.
I was skeptical after being thrown off by Disney’s re-make of ‘The Lion King,’ which left me with an odd feeling…I can only describe it as the guttural reaction that slowly manifests in your body after a guy you kissed 10 years ago appears at a family reunion on your mom’s side…(oof is right!)
Lady and the Tramp is the perfect mix of CGI, real people, diversity, love, and inclusion that our kids need, and – let’s face it – us adults need too.
Dear Jennifer Lopez, I hope that when I am 30 I have a body that looks half as good as you do in this movie…and I’m 38 years old. J-Lo is not shy in showing off not just how beautiful she is, how ridiculously in shape she is, how flexible she is (sideways splits WTH!!), but also just how talented she is as an actor.
I was surprised to enjoy this film, it’s a good ‘lazy Sunday afternoon’ watch, it’s not a ‘buy’ but definitely a fun ‘rent,’ if anything to see all the cameos like Lizzo and my girl Cardi B!
Watch it as a rental
If you feel like setting aside 3.5 hours to watch Marin Scorsese’s Netflix ‘masterpiece,’ De-aged to perfection, you’re in for a surprise…turns out Jimmy Hoffa got kilt. (spoiler alert?)
The mystery of Hoffa’s disappearance has been a national enquirer headline for decades with not many believing he’s still alive out there, wandering around with Elvis, Tupac, and Bigfoot (although, that is a card game I WANT to attend!)
It’s long but worth it, if you are a fan of these old-school gangster films. About 70% of the movie uses de-aging CGI on the faces of Robert Deniro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino, because we apparently ran out of decent actors to play mobsters.
Although it’s time for a new generation of mob movies, with actors who aren’t AARP members, and a director without catepillars for eyebrows (seriously, look at Scorsese’s brows they are F.L.U.F.F.Y!), this is fun movie to watch, but that’s also because it came free with my Netflix Subscription.
Rest up and Watch it.