February 13, 2018

Dark Matter (SyFy) season 3

Alicia and get around to review Dark Matter after watching the first two seasons.  The series are on us and we were excited to see the 3rd season come out.  But highly disappointed to know it was the last season.  

When crew members working on a derelict spaceship awaken from stasis, they have no memory of who they are or how they got onto the vessel. The only clues to their identities are weaponry and a destination. They must band together to fight off the threats they face on a voyage filled with vengeance, betrayal and secrets.  The sci-fi series is based on the graphic novel of the same name.

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This week I sit down with Russell Kirkman, entrepreneur, musician, author, life coach and motivational speaker.  This episode Russell walks us through his journey to self awareness through a near death experience and how everyone should seek and embrace their individual calling.  This episode I have a very spiritual and enlightening conversation with a very talented individual. I hope you enjoy.

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Russell Kirkman is the author of 2 books on reducing STRESS, “Maybe It’s Me” and “Maybe It’s Me Too.” He’s an expert at helping people identify areas of STRESS, anything from unemployment, marriage or a personal relationship, to parenting or the loss of a loved one. Russell says it’s all about rejuvenating and strengthen an individual’s positive attitude. Russell’s genuine belief in people, his compelling stories, and his amusing reflections of how he stayed positive in an unpredictable corporate and entrepreneurial arena keep readers and audiences on the edge of their seat

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We return with some quick conversations about our media compared to Russian media  with a conversation with Leslie Stahl from 60 minutes.  We touch back on net neutrality, internet service, Nukes with the North Koreans and some lost predications from last time. 

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This episode the team steps into the current debate (Or is it) about Trump being a racist based on his comments about Black countries being shithole countries. We dive into the possiblity of more celebrity politicians and if this will be the new normal.  Once again the conspiracies fly when we talk about Hawaii, fire and fury and other hilarious political shenanigans. 

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José  Angel Contreras grew up on the south side of Milwaukee, WI. He is the son of a hardworking woman from Oaxaca, Mexico and a loving father from Jalisco, Mexico. We talk to Jose about his journey and his current podcast Decoding Millennials where he debukes the stereotype of millennials that the current society believes is true

 

 

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Alicia and I sit down and go through or best and worst movies of the year.  This time we have our own list and we talk through what we saw was worth seeing and a few honorable mentions as well.  We think this was a really average year but there was absolutely some gems and trash that came out

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December 27, 2017

Mudbound (Netflix)

Alicia and I were moved to see this film on Netflix by the reviews and the Golden Globe nomination of Mary J. Blige.  An interesting movie we initially thought was a typical southern white family story aligned beside a southern black family in the 1940's. But this movie showed an amazing directorial process and interpretation of the book "Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan by Dee Rees.   

Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farm, a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family's struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura's brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not - charming and handsome, but he is haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, now battles the prejudice in the Jim Crow South

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November 15, 2017

Marshall _ The Movie

Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. 

 

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November 8, 2017

MINDHUNTER (Netflix)

On this episode, Alicia and I binge watch the new Netflix series by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, Mindhunter.  This psychological series about the FBI behavior science unit gets us in to the mind of the FBI agents that tried to figure out the deviant behaviors of these killers.  A slow but well worth it series.  

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. Mindhunter is an American crime drama web television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

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October 11, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale Review

This episode Alicia and I jumps on the Hulu bandwagon and watches the new series "The Handmaid's Tale" based on the book by Margaret Atwood (a Canadian author).  A crazy alternative society that enslaves women and have a certain set of women used to bear children for the rich oligarchy.  We wanted to see this series because of the strangely relevant way we see this can happen due to the disrespect women are receiving from men in power.  Whether its the business sector or the government.

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