After going what seemed like months without feeling there was a movie I had to see we caught two in the past week which while very different were both outstanding.

“Dunkirk” is the film everyone is talking about and with good reason.  It’s a fact-based story on the massive evacuation of British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk during World War II and the best word I can use to describe the film is “intense.”

Like in “Saving Private Ryan” the movie does an incredible job of displaying the true horror and at times hopelessness of war.  The plot is pretty simple but “Dunkirk” is a 107 minute roller coaster and even if you know the story will leave you somewhat exhausted at the end.  It is simply very well done.

The other one was caught was “The Big Sick” which is based on a true story about the relationship between a Pakistan-born comedian and his American girlfriend.  It’s a romantic comedy with loads of culture clashes and one in which you root for the couple to make it despite many challenges.  Clearly an adult movie and one we thoroughly enjoyed.

That’s it for movies but if you have Netflix then have I got a new TV series for you.  I read something in the New York Post over the weekend about “Ozark”, a ten-episode drama which was just released on Netflix.

Jane and I decided to watch the first hour Sunday night and instantly got hooked to the point where we’ve already watched 8 of the 10 episodes and will likely try and knock off the other two tonight. Which by the way is our 36th wedding anniversary.I know not very romantic.

I don’t want to spoil the series but it stars Justin Bateman (who is great) as a financial planner who has to move his family from Chicago to the Ozarks in Missouri and find a way to pay off millions to a drug king.  I’ll leave it at that but do yourself a favor and get into this one.

Todd Frazier finally got to spend a day at home in Toms River Monday following a whirlwind few days in which he was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Yankees.  Tonight he plays his first home game as a Yankee and there will be plenty of family and friends making the trip to the Bronx.

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