Drama

Us - Jordan Peele

We watched Peele on his show a few times and felt he was a funny dude with a creative mind.  But after seeing Get out and knowing he was one of the producers of Spike Lee's Black KKKlansman.  We couldn't wait to see his next creative project.  So with any of us knowing what this was all about.  We were looking forward to understanding this new concept of doppelgängers terrorizing a family and why.  A complicated plot and right in the middle of the new generation horror films.  This was a very good movie to watch.  Also an amazing performance by Lupita Nyong'o

 

Can you ever 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

If Beale Street Could Talk

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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The Favourite

This very interesting movie made by the DirectorYorgos Lanthimos with his two odd movies The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer Has created this piece period about a frail Queen who needs assistance from her close friend to help her govern the nation but gets interrupted with a new addition to their relationship.  A former aristocrat who is the cousin of the Queens friend, who moves in to become the favorite to the Queen. Then all hell breaks out

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots

Black (Korean TV series) NETFLIX

This week i took a little more time than normal to watch a 18 episode Korean TV series called “Black”. A supernatural/serial killer drama that seemed very different for what I was use to with Korean TV series. A very good and creative series.

Black is the story of a grim reaper who is forced to track down his fugitive partner. In the process, he uncovers the truth about a series of cold case murders from 20 years ago. Investigating the murders complicates the reaper's primary role of guiding the deceased to their respective afterlife, especially after he falls in love with a mortal woman - which leads him to break supernatural rules against involvement in human affairs

Widows (the movie)

Alicia and I go to see one of our favorite actress, two upcoming black males and the amazing director Steve McQueen. This movie Widows was based on an 80’s British TV series that was rewritten by Steve and McQueen and Gillian Flynn (gone girl, sharp objects, Dark places) mixed review of this movie.

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows -- Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle -- have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, Veronica joins forces with the other three women to pull off a heist that her husband was planning.

Daredevil (Netflix) Season 3

So the Daredevil series. I wasn’t a big comic book fan of his but he always showed up with some of the characters I liked. So I was familiar with the origin and a bit with the Frank Miller series as well. I jump in on the 3rd season even though I seen them all as they released. I go over it on my own because of my Marvel obsession and how i follow almost anything  is released of Marvel Characters.  Here's my thoughts.

 

"Daredevil" follows Matt Murdock, attorney by day and vigilante by night. Blinded in an accident as a child, Murdock uses his heightened senses as Daredevil to fight crime on the streets of New York after the sun goes down. While Murdock's day job requires him to believe in the criminal justice system, his alter ego does not follow suit, leading him to take the law into his own hands to protect his Hell's Kitchen neighborhood and the surrounding communities

Ozark Season 2 (Netflix)

Alicia and I finally sit down to check out the second season of Ozark. The amazing way the first season was, we looked forward to seeing what the family has in store for the next characters. One hint, The ladies take over.

Created by Bill Dubuque ("The Accountant," "The Judge"), this drama series stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. With wife Wendy and their two kids in tow, Marty is on the move after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord in order to keep his family safe. While the Byrdes' fate hangs in the balance, the dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect


Tom Clancy's - Jack Ryan (Amazon)

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

Blindspotting

 This movie wasn't actually on my list to see, to talk about or to even mention.  But when we were hit with all of the critically acclaimed reviews as well as an Oakland story written and directed by African Americans and Hispanics.  I had to give it a go.  A very humorous, heartfelt drama that will hopefully make you think about the day to day struggles of anyone trying to remove stigmas from their identity.  And struggle to try to do the right thing in a very hard environment.  

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Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his Oakland, Calif., neighborhood. His bond with his volatile best friend soon gets tested when Collin sees a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets. Things soon come to a head when the buddies attend a party at the upscale home of a young and wealthy tech entrepreneur