fantasy

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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Aquaman (DC Universe)

I'm trying my best to be very fair and objective when i watch Marvel movies and DC movies.  But after seeing the weak Justice League production, I wasn't very inspired to see the new release of a DC character on their own.  Successful Wonder woman, Legacy Batman movies and Lackluster Superman reimagined movies.  But we gave the new Jason Momoa a chance to shine on his own as Aquaman.  

Mary Poppins Returns/Mary Poppins (1964)

Alicia and I wanted to see this movie because we remember from our childhood watching Mary Poppins over and over. Black children watching a British nanny take care of the children of an affluent family was a fantasy but enjoyable. Even though Dick Van Dyke did semi put on black face (JS) The musical never left our memory so we anted to see the new version this movie. Honestly not expecting much but expecting not to be disappointed.

Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins -- the beloved nanny from their childhood -- arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.

Sorry to bother you (The Movie)

This independent movie made by rapper Boots Riley from the rap group "The Coup". Was something  Alicia and I saw previews on it and couldn't wait to see.  This strange and controversial movie is a strong commentary on labor and social interactions in our society today. It takes a turn towards the end but we left the theater with a good feeling about this creative well acted movie that critics are really ranting about.

In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams

Bright (Netflix)

Alicia and I sit down to watch one of Netflix new movies that cost over $90 million.  A fantasy cop drama that was totally beat up by the critics but got some love from the viewers and audience.  We add our review to the mix.

In an alternate present day, humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Two police officers, one a human, the other an orc, Battle both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies together, to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic

Ghost in the shell (Live action)

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This episode I am joined by my new co-host Milan (Ma - Lawn) with reviewing the Ghost in the shell anime movie and the new Live Action movie.  We touch on the series of other Ghost in the shell series (Laughing man, Stand alone complex (solid state), Individual eleven.  Milan adds here cheerful and exciting view to our revamped movie podcast.