Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

I sit down and watch number 3 of the continued series about the famed Detective Dee. This one gets right back into the supernatural realm to solve the mystery of being falsely accused of treason.

Accused of wrongdoing by Empress Wu, Detective Dee faces a formidable foe while investigating a crime wave that's marked by strange and seemingly supernatural occurrences

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

 

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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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.

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

The Night Comes For Us (Indonesia)

Now this fast pace action super drama is somethingI didn’t expect even though the reviews said to be prepared. A triad soldier decides to go against the wishes of the clan based on the killing of a little girl. Then he becomes the target. But he is not so easily to kill. Over the top some times and very gory. But Very entertaining.

Ito, a gangland enforcer, is caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection within his Triad crime family.

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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