August 16, 2017

Dunkirk Movie Review

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

If you don't know Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors.  His vision and story tellingability has fascinated me since "memento".  But proceeded from there with the Batman trilogy, inception", Intersteller, the Prestige and Insomnia the sleeper of the group.  I'm not a big fan of war movies but this was something I knew I would enjoy since Nolan had his hands on it.  He wrote the script as well.

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In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Alicia and I were excited to see the new movie from the new Planet of the ape series that are very very good.  Its the prequel before the classic 1968 Planet of the apes movie with Charlton Heston.  The emotional, exciting and very humanistic view of the movie is what keeps you engaged throughout this new edition of the series.  It also fills in some gaps of the 1968 version.  Worth seeing but here is our take.

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August 6, 2017

Nocturnal Animals

A successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner's idyllic life is marred by the constant traveling of her handsome second husband. While he is away, she is shaken by the arrival of a manuscript written by her first husband, who she has not seen in years. The manuscript tells the story of a teacher who finds a trip with his family turning into a nightmare. As Susan reads the book, it forces her to examine her past and confront some dark truths.

 

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A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man - but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened

On this episode Alicia and I go to the late night showing of Spiderman Homing.  As part of our Comic book series, we switch from DC Comics to Marvel Comics.  With this teenager based movie, we prepare ourself for what we don't know what to expect.  The previews were fun but not  a go out and run to (Like the Black Panther trailer).

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A talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Alicia and I went to the movies on the basis of the great reviews for this movie and the star studded characters in the movie.  What we found out was this movie was filmed in Atlanta and O boy it was so cool to see Atlanta in its full form.

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In 1951, cancerous cells from Henrietta Lacks lead to breakthroughs that change the face of medicine forever. Aided by writer Rebecca Skloot, Deborah Lacks embarks on a quest to learn about the mother she never knew.

Alicia and I reviewed this HBO movie produced by Oprah Winfrey because we read the book     The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks a few years ago and really felt that this was an important message about a remarkable African American woman that effected science forever. So we wanted to see if the movie would give the family and book justice. 

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After the murder of his father, young Arthur's power-hungry uncle Vortigern seizes control of the crown. Robbed of his birthright, he grows up the hard way in the back alleys of the city, not knowing who he truly is. When fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword from stone, Arthur embraces his true destiny to become a legendary fighter and leader

This episode Alicia and I discuss the new Guy Ritchie flick, King Arthur - Legend of the sword.  Critics and audiences did not favor this movie not one bit.  But Alicia and I like Guy Ritchie and wanted to give the movie a chance (not often do we do that)

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June 30, 2017

Alien Convenant

So Alicia and I went to see the newest version of Alien.  Alicia's not a fan of the Alien series but I actually enjoyed them.  Since we both enjoyed Prometheus, this movie supposed to have extended the thought of the previous movie and lets you know whats next.  Of course there is an abundance of stupidity in the movie but we have our opinion. 

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Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny

This Episode Alicia and I go to a late showing of Wonder Woman because we heard so much about this movie as well as checking out the interviews with the stars and the director.  Since this is a DC movie not a marvel.  I was of course cautious of this being a good movie.  But we got to enjoy this film from a very different perspective.

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Tonight we look at the Black Panther trailer for the 18th time.  The buzz and feedback has been so overwhelming that we had to do a review of the review of the trailer.    We also give credit to the original artist that does the theme (run the jewels - Legend has it)

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