Carl is on hand with his recommendation of what to watch whilst in self-quarantine.
To help beat the coronavirus blues, for the foreseeable future, members of team Future of the Force will be on hand with our recommendations of awesome entertainment to check out whilst in self-quarantine. Whether its the best TV shows, ultimate movie marathons or lesser-known gems, we’ll be here to keep you entertained during this difficult time.
Ok, I admit it. It’s not only horror movies that I’m a huge fan of. I have a real soft spot for musicals too. And ‘Calamity Jane‘ is one of my favorites. It’s most certainly historically inaccurate but that doesn’t matter. The singing will have you smiling, the dancing will have you cheering and the songs will have you tapping your feet. It is one of the late Doris Day’s best musical comedies of all the ones she made over her incredible career. From the opening number through to the completely made-up ending, this is Hollywood musical movie making from the 1950s at its best.
Ably supported by Howard Keel as ‘Wild Bill’ Hickock, Day plays the title character, a tomboy-ish frontier woman who has a great knack of exaggerating the number of people she has shot and her adventures in the town of Deadwood. Along the way, she rescues and loses the man she loves, tries to pass off an understudy as a massive musical star and finds her one true love in hilarious and Hollywood glitz and glamour style. The film is a great time waster and will leave you with a sense of warmth as it draws to a close. So why not jump aboard the Deadwood Stage and enjoy the ride!
Let us know if you have any suggestions of great movies or TV shows our readers should check out and we’ll feature and share them with the FOTF community.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!