women

Russian Doll (Netflix)

Amazing short Netflix series about a woman for some reason keeps dying on the day of her birthday.  The humorous ways she dies and the way she tries not to die takes you on a crazy trip into this Russian Jewish woman in New York.  Very diverse with the characters as well as clever clever dialogue.  Absolutely worth seeing.  Here's my Review.

Annihilation (The Movie 2018)

This was a movie I kinda looked forward to seeing because of Alex Garland.  The Director for Ex Machina, an odd but amazing movie.  Annihilation is part one of a 3 part series that I started with the book and now watched the movie.  Alicia and I sit through a movie that is not quite what we thought it would be. Listen to the weird background music from the soundtrack we play behind us.

Annihilation is a 2014 novel by Jeff VanderMeer. It is the first in a series of three books called the Southern Reach Trilogy. The book describes a team of four women (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) who set out into an area known as Area X. The area is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization. They are the 12th expedition. The other expeditions have been fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma

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insecure season 2 (HBO)

Alicia and I return with our review of the critically acclaimed series insecure by Issa Rae.  We took a minute to get to look at this amazing series because of the many new and interesting shows coming out this year but we really missed another great season Issa Rae has created.  Check out our thoughts of this outstanding AfricanAmerican HBO series.

The insecure comedy series looks at the friendship of two black women in a unique, authentic way. It features the music of both indie and established artists of color, and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.

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.

Wonder Woman (DC Comics)

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 listening to the interviews with the stars and the director.  Since this is a DC movie not a Marvel movie, I was of course cautious of this being any good.  But we got to enjoy this film from different perspectives.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter's parentage is revealed.

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.  

Hidden Figures

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Today we talk about the very uplifting and empowering movie Hidden Figures (not Hidden Fences).  This is so much more of a movie than just 3 women working for NASA.  It really teaches you on so many levels that we had to talk about this.  I hope you get to see the movie if not, take a listen to what our observations are.