Being a Marvel fan, and reading some of the later versions of the Marvel comics.  I ran into the Alias series that jumped into realistic problems people go through but just happen to be super powered individuals.   The Alias series centers on the emotionally battered Jessica Jones which Netflix saw some value to make it a series. Here is my take on season 1 and 2 and a little of the Defenders series.

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This Netflix original chronicles the life of one of the darker Marvel characters, the mysterious Jessica Jones. When a tragedy puts an end to her short-lived career as a superhero, Jessica settles in New York City and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, which seems to be called into cases involving people who have special abilities. Suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, Jessica wants to do good, but her primary interest isn't in saving the world, it's saving her apartment and getting through each day. Based on a graphic novel intended for adults, this is not a superhero story for the kids

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The Team talks about this years White house correspondence dinner.  Michelle Wolf kills and everyone is up in arms about her comments.  Especially the comments about Sarah Huckerbee Sanders.  We also discuss a conversation I had with a conservative about Trumps accomplishments.  I also get to play a villain this week.  Role playing as a Trump supporting conservative.  

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Our part two session of REPO goes into the education system with teachers, The ignorance of the EPA secretary with his lavish MC sound booth purchases.  We swing back to the Michael Cohen raid and Mueller's involvement once again with the white house. Bolton (Mr Mustache) gets the new position as National Security Advisor.  Craziness ensues.  

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April 18, 2018

Tomb Raider 2018 & 2001

We were taking it easy today and decided to go see the new tomb raider movie with the new popular actress Alicia Vikander.  We also decided to see the Angelina Jolie version all over again as well to see how much we remembered it and how good it was as well. We took the  opportunity to compare the two and see if it this new version was worth the remake of the remake of this popular video game.

 

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 Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination -- a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown

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Alicia and I start to jump into our Summer movies by checking out Spielberg's movie, video game virtual reality extravaganza.  The big hype is the visuals and the iconic images from the past showing up in the movie but we see if this was just another Hunger games technical upgrade. 

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From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger

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March 28, 2018

Red Sparrow (the movie)

For this weeks movie podcast, Alicia and I check out the new provocative Jennifer Lawrence movie "Red Sparrow".  Based on a novel but has been controversial based on the sexual content and the violence towards women.  We review this Russian espionage film.

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Prima ballerina Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Egorova emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, Dominika meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust

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March 21, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time

I would say we were looking forward to seeing this movie but after a few previews and precomments of the movie we became a little skepitcal about this new Ava Duvenay release.  The big and magnificent Oprah (literally in the movie) centers a fantasy child like movie based on a book by Madeleine L'Engle by the same name.

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Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.

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murder2.jpgA lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world's greatest detective -- Hercule Poirot -- arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again

Alicia and I compare the 1974 version to this current version and sadly prefer one to the other.  great comparisons and acting between the two productions.

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This was a movie I kinda looked forward to seeing because of Alex Garland.  The Director for Ex Machina, an odd but amazing movie.  Annihilation is part one of a 3 part series that I started with the book and now watched the movie.  Alicia and I sit through a movie that is not quite what we thought it would be. Listen to the weird background music from the soundtrack we play behind us.

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Annihilation is a 2014 novel by Jeff VanderMeer. It is the first in a series of three books called the Southern Reach Trilogy. The book describes a team of four women (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) who set out into an area known as Area X. The area is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization.[1] They are the 12th expedition. The other expeditions have been fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma

 

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