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This week we review "Kingsman: The Secret Service" directed by Matthew Vaughn, starring Colin Firth, Samuel Jackson and relative newcomer Taron Egerton. So here we are, the first movie of the year based on a comic book. Action, adventure, comedy and Colin Firth kicking some major arse. Tune in this Sunday as we review the film Matthew Vaughn turned down X-Men Days of Future Past to direct.
From IMDB:A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
This week we review "Jupiter Ascending" directed & written by the Wachowskis, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. Originally slated for a July 2014 release, reviews have not been great for this fantastical sci-fi opus. Google it. I got "Hot Mess" "It's Stupid. Really Stupid" and "Absolute Nonsense". Tune in today at 1:30pm to see if your favorite nerdy ladies agree or disagree. Oh, in case you're wondering, here's a brief synopsis from IMDb:
"In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign."
So yeah, that's it.
The Movie Geeks welcome writer/director Erik Sharkey back to the show to discuss his new film, the spy spoof Sexina, which is now available on DVD and through instant download.
Plus, reviews of the latest releases, including Interstellar and Olive Kitteridge, as well as discussions on the tragic downfall of Orson Welles and a list of the greatest character actresses of all time.
-Intro: In this show I will breakdown DC's movie slate film by film
-Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 25, 2016)
-Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016)
-Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017)
-Justice League Pt 1 (November 17, 2017)
-The Flash (March 23, 2018)
-Aquaman (July 27, 2018)
-Shazam (April 5, 2019)
-Justice League Pt 2 (June 14, 2019)
-Cyborg (April 3, 2020)
-Green Lantern (June 19, 2020)
-Fight of the Day: Thor vs Shazam.....the Thunderer facing off against Earth's Mightest Mortal as I give my thoughts on this battle between two of the most powerful characters in the game.
-Intro: In this show I will be breaking down Marvel's entire movie slate film by film
-Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016)
-Doctor Strange (Nov 4, 2016)
-Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 5, 2017)
-Thor: Ragnarok (July 28, 2017)
-Black Panther (Nov 3, 2017)
-Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1 (May 4, 2018)
-Captain Marvel (July 6, 2018)
-Inhumans (Nov 2, 2018)
-Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 2 (May 3, 2019)
-Fight of the Day: Luke Cage vs Colossus
The Movie Geeks review the latest releases, including Fury and Men, Women and Children, and discuss an assortment of movie topics, including the controversy surrounding the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, the culture of celluloid in the digital era, and the importance of film preservation.
Salasaca Aymara Elder Nicolas Chango
Past Salasaca National President Nicolas "Miguel" Chango at the United Nations--Indigenous Leader from Ecuador
By Steve Grove
June 16, 2004
In one way or another, Nicholas Chango has been preparing for leadership since the day he was born. The elders of his tribe in Ecuador, the Salasaca, predicted that Chango would be a great leader, and commemorated his birth with many ceremonies. From an early age, Chango says, they put him through an intense training program that sometimes lasted 15 hours a day.
Brought to a cornfield in the early hours of the morning, Chango was taught to listen to nature and pray to the sun.
"[The elders] helped me to understand that all the land is interconnected, " Chango remembers. Later, these elders (called yachaj) wanted Chango to learn how to represent the Salasaca in Ecuadorian society. So they sent him to high school outside of the village.
There, Chango came into contact with non-indigenous Ecuadorians and a society that has a long history of oppression of indigenous peoples. Spanish conquistadors came to Equador in 1534, taking control of the land and weakening the indigenous population with disease. Many Salasacan women were reportedly used as forced laborers. In the 21st century, conflicts between the groups have continued, as indigenous groups wrestle with the mestizo population for a voice in the country’s tenuous democracy.
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