April 10, 2018

Downsizing

This movie was a very badly rated film that we felt was an interesting concept.  Thinking it was another version of Honey I shrunk the kids, but with a modern twist.  We were wrong but this is not what people expected to be so we took the time to check it out. Actually an interesting movie.

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When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to overpopulation, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures

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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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The last surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back in time to the 21st century. Inhabiting seemingly random people, the "travelers" work together to try to save the human race.
*see Travelers blog* from the previous season. This season Alicia and I recap the second season that I thought would not be renewed.

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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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Mauzac Wine. Mauzac (or Mauzac Blanc) is a traditional white grape variety found throughout South West France. While it has been largely supplanted by fashionable Chardonnay, it is used to make still and sparkling wines in the Limoux and Gaillac appellations

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Georges Vigouroux’s selection of perfectly ripened Mauzac grapes from Southwest France’s unparalleled terroir, where historic winemag methods are used to nurture the finest of wines, like this elegant, still white wine

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The team gets together and discuss the second potential government shut down, the immigration issue  that seems to not have an immediate compromise for.  We touch the options of moving out of the US and the consequences.  

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February 18, 2018

Black Panther Movie (Marvel)

 Tonight Alicia and I go out on the premier night of the Black Panther Marvel Movie.  Sitting in the theater, it was a historic feeling and highly enjoyable experience.  Based on the reviews and the many trailers that showed half of the movie.  It was well worth it.

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T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. While maintaining the the title of The Black Panther.

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Opens with Spearmint, Mint, and Ripe Cherries. then to a bit of Cola, Vanilla, and Earth. Bit of an alcohol bite, but Oak & Cedar, Roasted Green Chile and Paprika. A noticeable Sandalwood scents. Long finish of Oak/ Cherry/ Strawberry. Nicely balanced Tannins and Acidity. 

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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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We missed the review for the first season of Master of none by one of our favorite character comedians Aziz Ansari.  He returns after being broken hearted by his last white girlfriend and escapes to Italy to get away.  But returns back to New york with some uniquely created episodes.

Ansari plays the role of Dev, a New York-based actor who is struggling to identify what he really wants, both personally and professionally. The series reveals glimpses of Dev's younger years, and explores current aspects of his life, including modern etiquette (regarding texting and social media), and being young and single in the city.

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