The Post

For our round of Oscar nominated fits for this year.  We stop and go see The Post directed by Steven Spielberg.  You may or may not know but we know what to expect from a vanilla based, safe directing movie Spielberg always makes.  But based on the conditions of today we looked forward to seeing a nonfictional adaptation.

The Post is a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light

Darkest Hour

This episode we sit down and watch the historic drama of Winston Churchill during miserly years as the Prime minister Of Great Britain.  So this is nothing that we didn't know about based on the many TV shows and the great movie Dunkirk by Christopher Nolan.  Here's our short review.

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During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Black Panther (Marvel)

Tonight Alicia and I go out on the premier night of the Black Panther Marvel Movie.  Sitting in the theater, it was a historic feeling and highly enjoyable experience.  Based on the reviews and the many trailers that showed half of the movie.  It was well worth it.  

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T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. While maintaining the the title of The Black Panther.

Lady Bird

We started getting ready for the Oscars, Golden Globes, Peoples Choice, Screen Actors Guild and more by going through the projected nominees for these awards.  Alicia and I start to look at the potential winning movies and actors/actresses.  This madly outrageously overrated movie was something we thought we needed to see.  Its easy to describe this common coming to age movie because the premise is basically the same.  Soooo, we sit down to tell you our opinions about this....critically acclaimed movie.  Which was rated very high with Rotten tomatoes.

Marion McPherson, a California nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her -- loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated.

Dark Matter (SyFy) Season 3

Alicia and get around to review Dark Matter after watching the first two seasons.  The series are on us and we were excited to see the 3rd season come out.  But highly disappointed to know it was the last season.  

When crew members working on a derelict spaceship awaken from stasis, they have no memory of who they are or how they got onto the vessel. The only clues to their identities are weaponry and a destination. They must band together to fight off the threats they face on a voyage filled with vengeance, betrayal and secrets.  The sci-fi series is based on the graphic novel of the same name.

I, Tonya

Alicia and I was surprised by the attention this movie was getting and went to see this indie mockumentary about the Life of Tonya Harding.  We find a you girl in the middle of a class struggle, an abusive family  environment, and a failed marriage that made Tonya who she was at that time. Very interesting take on the situation. 

I, Tonya is a 2017 American biographical black comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie and written by Steven Rogers. The film follows the life and career of figure skater Tonya Harding, with particular focus on her connection to the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan, Harding's rival and Olympic teammate; it features interviews with the characters in mockumentary-style set in the modern day, as well as fourth wall breaking

She's gotta have it (2017) Netflix

Growing up New York's thus making us Spike Lee fans.  We were interested at seeing Spike's remake of his own iconic "She's gotta Have it".  We've seen a couple of Spike's last few movies so you can understand why we came to this Netflix series with questionable expectations.  

Iconic filmmaker Spike Lee revisits his first feature film with this Netflix original series of the same name. Brooklyn-based artist Nola Darling struggles to stay true to herself and her dreams while dividing her time between her friends, her job and her lovers -- all three of them. That trio includes married businessman and father Jamie Overstreet, photographer and self-described "biracial Adonis" Greer Childs and chatty Michael Jordan fan Mars Blackmon. In addition to creating the series, Lee directs all the episodes and serves as an executive producer alongside wife Tonya Lewis Lee

3 billboards outside ebbing, Missouri

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon -- an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence -- gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated.

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.

The Shape of Water

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist