Watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) - IMDb from Paramount

Directed by John Hughes. With Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones. A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Just can’t resist watching this when it’s on, and sometimes even when it’s not on.
Watched Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) from Walt Disney Pictures

Directed by J.J. Abrams. With Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley. The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end.

Not too bad, but not quite as triumphant as I might have liked.

Rating: ★★★½

Watched "The West Wing" A Change Is Gonna Come from Netflix
Directed by Vincent Misiano. After spending months negotiating a difficult summit with China, Josh is dismayed to learn that the President accepted a flag symbolizing Taiwanese independence. Vice President Hoynes appears on television to promote his book and indicates a desire to return to politics. With the Iowa caucuses only a few months away, Vice President Russell and others begin positioning themselves to win the ...
Watched "The West Wing" The Hubbert Peak from Netflix
Directed by Julie Hébert. Josh visits a car dealership and is seduced by both a hybrid and a monster SUV, despite knowing that Congress is unlikely to raise fuel efficiency standards. For political cover as well as genuine concern, he meets with representatives of the alternative energy industries. Charlie has graduated from college and is reluctant to keep his promise to the President of finding a "real" job. Following ...
Watched "The West Wing" The Dover Test from Netflix
Directed by Laura Innes. The glow of the Middle East peace deal begins to fade once the hard reality of implementing change begins. Josh becomes involved in the Patient's Bill of Rights, which is becoming a political football as the Vice President and Congressman Santos both try to out-maneuver each other and the Republicans. C.J. continues to be unimpressed with Toby's performance as press secretary when he gets into a ...
Watched Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez from Netflix

With Kevin Armstrong, Dan Wetzel, Patrick Haggan, Stephen Ziogas. What led to the murderous fall and shocking death of former NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez?

Episode 1: Aaron's arrest for the inexplicable murder of Odin Lloyd shocks the sports world, and his life and relationships before stardom are explored.

Episode 2: Red flags arise during the athlete's college days in Florida, but the NFL still comes calling. Aaron's relationship with a criminal comes into focus.

Episode 3: The spectacle of the first trial ends, and Aaron hires a celebrity lawyer for his second trial. Doctors study the impact of Aaron's concussions.

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Watched all three episodes, albeit a bit passively while reading and doing other things. Certainly an interesting story. There’s a lot more subtlety than I’d seen or heard during the original episode(s).
Watched "Cheer" Daytona from Netflix

All eyes are on Navarro at the college nationals, where nerves are at an all-time high. But whatever happens on the mat, this team came to win.

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Not as solid an ending as I would have hoped, but honestly, the story’s value is in the telling and the process not in how it ends in this particular case.

It’s pitiful that the cheer organizing body wouldn’t let the documentarians take their cameras in to the finals, yet they managed to do a very solid job with mobile phones instead. I hope this process renews competition in the space such that other organizations are able to move into the space. Maybe Monica and her network of alumni could use her business background and their experience to stage a coup and do a Navarro invitational and take the thunder away from the organizing body? That would be a cool thing to see.

Watched "Cheer" Hit Zero from Netflix
The pressure's palpable when a serious injury forces Monica to make substitutions. Lexi and Gabi struggle to balance school, cheer and social media.
An interesting documentary look at a portion of the real ‘Merica. Some fascinating people and problems told in an intriguing setting.
Watched "The West Wing" Liftoff from Netflix
Directed by Alex Graves. C.J.'s first day as Chief of Staff gives her a new appreciation for Leo's skill in the role. While struggling to keep up with her hectic schedule, she must handle the sudden appearance of abandoned Soviet nuclear material, counter political maneuvering within the Cabinet, and assert her authority with the staff and the President. Toby conducts a press briefing after which C.J. orders him to ...