Ryan Knopp


Coming 2 America
May 19, 2021
This movie wasn’t that great. If you never saw the original Coming to America you probably wouldn’t have made it all the way thru. It felt like it was just forced and rushed thru. The jokes didn’t land, they tried to make references to the old movie that just didn’t play out well. I did watch the original before this one to make sure I got all the subtle references, and they were there, but it just didn’t stick. read more
Updated: May 18, 2021
May 17, 2021
Added Modern Finance, Over the Road Podcast. Updated defunct podcast list.
Updated: May 17, 2021
March 25, 2021
If you like dogs then this is the movie for you. This movie is factly based on a dog sled relay team delivering medicine to a remote town of Alaska for a diphtheria outbreak. This movie focused on one dog who took it upon itself to help with this run. The movie was very entertaining, kept you on the edge of your seat at times. There were some drama and comedy sprinkled in at times. read more
Updated: March 24, 2021
The Mandalorian
March 11, 2021
Season 2: The first season starts slow but ended at a pretty good pace. The second season continued this pace throughout the whole season. This season continued the storyline of season one and brought it to the next level. The ending was unexpected and even had me doing internet searches about how they were able to pull it off. I enjoyed it and can’t wait for season 3 to come out. read more
Updated: March 12, 2021
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
February 19, 2021
This book was fantastic. It was a great behind-the-scenes of the making of The Princess Bride . I enjoyed the anecdotes, the process, and how the scenes were made in some of the iconic scenes of the movie. I like the telling on how they accomplish the swamp scene and how much training they had to endure to get the greatest sword fight scene to look professional. André the Giant tales were some of my favorite. read more
Updated: February 18, 2021
February 12, 2021
Overall I enjoyed Community. It was slow to get into it, took maybe half the season to finally get attached to the characters. Season two and three is where it hit its strive. Season 4 was a dumpster fire, and it seems to take the whole series in a different direction. The fifth and sixth season was better however you lost a lot of the original cast. They seem like they were trying to get back to the roots of the show. read more
Updated: February 11, 2021
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
February 4, 2021
I got this book because I wanted to learn more about the Oregon Trail. I was surprised when I started reading it that this isn’t really what the book intended. The book is about two brothers who travel the Oregon Trail in today’s world with a mule and buggy team. The author does add the history of the Oregon Trail of the areas they were visiting at the time, which complemented it quite well. read more
Updated: February 3, 2021
January 8, 2021
This was a very entertaining and intense movie that kept you mostly on your seat for most of the movie. Tom Hanks who played Captain Krause did a fantastic job like always. I felt the movie was a little short, they compressed an intense 48hr time frame into 2 hours which to me felt like they left too much out. There wasn’t much gore or blood and limited swearing. You can get the feel of how intense this scenario could be. read more
Updated: January 4, 2021
January 5, 2021
I’m a big Pixar fan, however, I was wondering how well this movie will fair since John Lasseter left. I don’t think they missed a step here. This movie was another fantastic Pixar film. It’s kind of reminded me a little of Coco. The imaging, styling was spot on. The storyline was unique, but the ending was very satisfying. Not sure younger kids will understand the adult messaging in this movie. read more
Updated: January 4, 2021
Game Over, Man
December 12, 2020
It was a dumb movie, fun to watch, and it was pretty hilarious at times. The film doesn’t take itself seriously, which is a plus. There are some male nudity, exploding dogs, and lots of gross raunchy scenes. I feel like it kind of falls flat if you compare it to other movies like it, Hangover being one of them. If I had a choice to watch Hangover or “Game Over, Man” again, I would choose Hangover. read more
Updated: December 4, 2020