May 29, 2024

Dinner and a Movie with The Moons

the moons sit in front of their tv

For this edition of Dinner and a Movie, we watched an interesting zombie movie, The Dead Don’t Die, and with good taste made homemade sloppy joes. I promise they aren’t brains for zombies!!  

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound hamburger 
  • 2 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup ketchup


  • In a large skillet, brown the hamburger meat, drain the fat 
  • Then add vinegar, flour, brown sugar, and ketchup and stir in
  • Let it all simmer for about 5-10 minutes
  • Taste and feel free to add more brown sugar or ketchup for personal preference 

The Dead Don’t Die (5.5 IMDb; 54% Rotten Tomatoes) 

“The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.” – IMDb

Ryan: While this movie wasn’t a cinematic masterpiece I did enjoy it. The plot and writing may have been below average with no character development, but the hidden message behind the film was quite interesting. Plus I laughed out loud a few times. With a stacked cast of Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Danny Glover, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Sevigny, RZA, Steve Buscemi, etc. I recommend giving it a try but with an understanding that it is just an okay weird film. But with *gestures to the world* sometimes it is nice to just sit down, relax, and watch a dumb bad movie. 

Ryan’s one gif to describe The Dead Don’t Die:

Meme Reaction GIF

Haley: This movie was dumb, but it made me chuckle. I don’t think I’ve seen a single zombie movie with a great story and this movie is no exception, but at least The Dead Don’t Die knows what it is and accepts it. It doesn’t try too hard… really it doesn’t try at all, which I actually respect. It also gets points for the amazing cast who probably all agreed to sign on just for the hell of it. Overall, it gets an unenthusiastic thumbs up from me. 

Haley’s one gif to describe The Dead Don’t Die:

The Dead Don’t Die is streaming on HBOMax. 

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Ryan is originally from Casey, Iowa but now resides in West Des Moines with his wife Haley, their son Holden, and their two dogs Hilton and Stark. Want to get Ryan to rant for hours? Hand him bourbon and bring up the Game of Thrones ending, complain about millennials, mention Iowa State heartaches or politics.

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