Tomb Raider 2018 & 2001

We were taking it easy today and decided to go see the new tomb raider movie with the new popular actress Alicia Vikander.  We also decided to see the Angelina Jolie version all over again as well to see how much we remembered it and how good it was as well. We took the  opportunity to compare the two and see if it this new version was worth the remake of the remake of this popular video game.

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination -- a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown

Runaways (Hulu)

Alicia and I had an opportunity to check out the Marvel series Runaway that was adapted to TV from the comic book series.  This delightful TV series was refreshing and the writing was a very well adapted.  Marvel has a good series on their hand on Hulu so look out for the next season.

After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, a group of teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents' actions and to discover the secrets of their origins

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Ready Player One (the movie)

Alicia and I start to jump into our Summer movies by checking out Spielberg's movie, video game virtual reality extravaganza.  The big hype is the visuals and the iconic images from the past showing up in the movie but we see if this was just another Hunger games technical upgrade. 

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger

Downsizing

This movie was a very badly rated film that we felt was an interesting concept.  Thinking it was another version of Honey I shrunk the kids, but with a modern twist.  We happen to be wrong but this is not what people expected to be so we took the time to check it out. Actually an interesting movie.

 When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to overpopulation, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Alicia and I was looking forward to watching this sequel to the Guillermo de Toro movie.  Once again good diversity with the characters and we are looking forward to the action with a better story line than the Transformers series.

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Jake Pentecost is a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through cities and bring the world to its knees, Jake is given one last chance by his estranged sister, Mako Mori, to live up to his father's legacy.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

This review I delve into the psychological and abstract movies that takes a little more than watching and knowing what the plot, ending and story is all about.  This one is the killing of a sacred deer. A Yorgos Lanthimos movie that is so interesting the way it speaks to revenge, sacrifice and responsibility.  

Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor's life in gradually unsettling ways. Soon, the full scope of Martin's intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter his domestic bliss forever.

Red Sparrow

For this weeks movie podcast, Alicia and I check out the new provocative Jennifer Lawrence movie "Red Sparrow".  Based on a novel but has been controversial based on the sexual content and the violence towards women.  We review this Russian espionage film.

Prima ballerina Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Egorova emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, Dominika meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust

The Mantis (La Mante) Netflix (Subtitled)

Alicia and I go to our international series of foreign films and TV series.  This episode we got really excited by another Netflix exclusive mini series released in December 2017.  Another twist on the serial Killer genre that tells the story about a french female serial killer.   This female serial killer, nicknamed 'La Mante' decides to collaborate with the police when a string of murders that copycat her style suddenly appear. But she has some extraordinary conditions she request in order to help.  One being her son the police officer

A Wrinkle in Time

I would say we were looking forward to seeing this movie but after a few previews and pre-comments of the movie we became a little skeptical about this new Ava Duvenay release.  The big and magnificent Oprah (literally in the movie) centers a fantasy child like movie based on a book by Madeleine L'Engle by the same name.

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.