June 25, 2020

Defending Jacob

Apple TV + has a few shows on their channel that seems pretty interesting that we took the time to check out when it came up.  This month it was Captain America (Chris Evans) playing a lawyer who's son is a suspect for killing another child.  The drama in which we go through pulls you back and forward of did he do it or didn't he.  8 episodes and an open ended conclusion of did his son really do it.  This also was based on a book that was written in 2012 by a lawyer and writer.

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This Amazon series was heavily advertised and touted as a great SCI FI  series.  From the works of a Swedish artist Simon Stalenhag, These 8 episodes were crated.  Obviously nothing I imagined it would be, and this is much more emotional and story based than your typical extravagant science fiction.  

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March 27, 2019

Alita - Battle Angel

So this late release of the James Cameron/Robert Rodriguez blockbuster was highly anticipated but got lost under the barrage of the DC and Marvel superhero movies. So it was pushed all the way into 2019. his heavily CGI SFX movie based on a Japanese Manga series look like something that needed to be seen but had us skeptical. Here’s our take.

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March 13, 2019

Can you every forgive me

Alicia and I are big fans of Melissa McCarthy so when she does something that catches our eye or something outrageous.  We make an effort to see her.  This being her first staring dramatic role, We had to see what she would do.  Based on a book written by Lee Isreal a well known writer who falls down on her luck and starts to make money off of deception

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This Movie was not on my list of must see even though it was an African American movie until I realized it was directed by Barry Jenkins.  The brilliant writer directer of Moonlight (Oscar winning).   Jenkins took the book written by James Baldwin and wrote the screenplay for this amazing romantic dramatic movie about two young lovers.  Sadly it goes from Romance and love to drama and tragedy that you see intimately through out the movie.  Should have been on the list for best movie of the year. 

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January 30, 2019

The Wife

 

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Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.

January 2, 2019

Bird Box (Netflix)

As a recommendation for Alicia and I to see, we made a decision to check this out over the holidays. Compared to the box office hit “A quiet Place”. This was supposed to give you the same feel and tension of that movie. The difference with this movie is the creatures in Bird Box make you kill yourself if you see them as oppose to creatures hunting you down if you make a sound. The main highlight of this movie is Sandra Bullock performance and John Malkovich which plays his crazy self as usual

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Bird Box is a 2014 post-apocalyptic novel and the debut work of Josh Malerman, the lead singer of the High Strung.[1] The book was first published in the United Kingdom on March 27, 2014 through Harper Voyager and in the United States on May 13, 2014 through Ecco Press. The book follows a woman who must find a way to guide herself and her children to safety despite the potential threat from an unseen adversary. The story is partially told via flashbacks and takes place during three different time periods

 

Alicia and I finally get to see the sequel to the Fantastic beast series by JK Rowling. We highly enjoyed the first movie so we were looking forward to the sequel. Heavy with Star power our expectations were high for this one as well.

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So for the last couple of days I sat down and watched three of 5 Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan movies. To prepare me for the Amazon series “Jack Ryan”. I wanted to have a perspective before I started watching the series in case there was an unconscience bias about the character and the stories.

 

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Author Tom Clancy introduced the character of Jack Ryan in a series of books before Ryan headed to the big screen in several films. Now the former U.S. Marine is featured in an episodic series for the first time, with John Krasinski portraying Ryan in this Amazon original thriller that centers on Ryan as an up-and-coming CIA analyst. He is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time and uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication. That launches him into the middle of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale

September 12, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians

This was the movie Alicia and I were pretty excited about. Since I make her watch all the asian cinema movies and anime with me.  We saw this as something amazing to highlight a culture that isn't recognized on that level in the United states.  The Asian Black Panther with out the superhero outfit and the Marvel logo.  What a very entertaining movie.

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Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother

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