Ryan Knopp

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Hamilton
August 4, 2020
This Hamilton performance was recorded and released as a movie and it was wonderful. I wish they will do this more with live performances. I felt like I was there at the theater watching it. This musical talks about the life of Alexander Hamilton and the starting of The United State of America. The music is a mix of R&B, Rap, and some show tunes and was very catchy at times making you kind of dance on the couch. read more
Updated: August 4, 2020
Palm Springs
July 25, 2020
This is a comedy about a couple of characters who relive the same day over and over again. Think Groundhog Day . Nyles (Andy Samberg) and Sarah (Cristin Milioti) were two wedding guests who ended up in a time loop in which they repeat the same day over and over again. The CGI was lackluster but the comedy by far made up for it. The first half of the movie was pretty good with unique scenarios but the second half was kind of lackluster, it’s like they ran out of ideas. read more
Updated: July 16, 2020
The Stephen King Companion - Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror
July 19, 2020
Being a big Stephen King fan I was hoping for a book that will give me a look into this author’s life. This book does that, it adds a bit more than the book “On Writing” that Stephen King wrote himself. This book talks about his childhood and his inspiration on some of his writings and some of his pitfalls when it came to publishing his first book and movie rights. read more
Updated: July 20, 2020
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
July 4, 2020
This was a fun film to watch and ended the nine-film series on a good note. I felt the storyline was a little lacking but the graphics and fighting were top-notch. The music and sound effects made the whole movie fun to watch. I feel like the people who are criticizing this film were expecting way more than any of the past Star Wars films ever delivered. I was surprised to see Carrie Fisher in the movie since she passed away during the last movie. read more
Updated: July 4, 2020
Using shell script to detect future Hugo articles.
June 20, 2020
You can post date articles in Hugo but those articles won’t show up unless you rebuild the site. This script will detect changes and move them over.
Updated: June 22, 2020
Using shell script to detect GIT changes.
June 16, 2020
Poor man’s version of continous integration using crontab to detect git changes when you are hosting git on a remote server.
Updated: June 15, 2020
The Mandalorian
June 10, 2020
I really like the western theme of this show. The special effects are great and love seeing the old Star Wars environment and themes. I found the series fun to watch and the action sequences were great. The whole series reminded me of the original Star Wars trilogy. The storyline is decent, the episodes seem short but I’m not complaining too much as I feel like most series these days have over hour episodes so it was nice seeing the shorter episodes. read more
Updated: June 15, 2020
Little Fires Everywhere
June 9, 2020
The show was set in the 90s and is a conflict between two mothers living two different lives. Elena played by Reese Witherspoon lives an entitled life that she seems to control. Mia played by Kerry Washington is a protective mother who tries to do the right thing. The show reminded me a lot like the show Big Little Lies which Reese Witherspoon also plays in with a character similar to Elena. read more
Updated: June 15, 2020
Operation Mincemeat - How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
June 4, 2020
This book was pretty amazing as it told the story of Operation Mincemeat. It had me at the end of my seat at times. I went into this book knowing nothing about this operation and the fact that it worked was pretty amazing in itself. The book did drag on at times but it also gave the backgrounds and the motivations of all the people who were involved. Ian Flemming (author of the Bond series) played a part in this, which inspired some of his books. read more
Updated: July 20, 2020
Onward
June 1, 2020
Amazing Pixar film about siblings and an incredible bond they can share. It was very well written with amazing visuals and effects. The adventures the brother takes in hopes to see their dad one last time was something you would see out of a fantasy book. While some storylines were predictable, it was still an amazing story with a wonderful ending. It’s going to be one of those movies that I will probably be watching multiple times. read more
Updated: June 15, 2020