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Episode #286: Tributary - Thirteen Lives

August 31, 2022

Hi everyone! Well we had an interesting week, not just personally but also with the pod. Mike had some massive computer issues so we had to record this review twice. For Episode 286 Matt and Mike chat about the Ron Howard directed Amazon Original Thirteen Lives. Off topics today include $3 movies this Saturday, parents and getting old, and The Office.

This is an incredible story based on true events that took place just 4 years ago in Thailand. Thirteen Lives is a really good movie with great acting, technically beautiful cinematography, and incredible directing. What really makes this film amazing though is the story. The amount of work, care, and volunteering that went into saving these young boys is just incredible. What makes it a miracle is the risk everyone took to save them, how they did it, and that all thirteen boys were rescued successfully. A Thai Navy Seal lost his life in the cave and another died of a blood illness after the rescue was complete. Those two lost lives are tragic but it is still just incredible that those were the only losses.

Matt and Mike both agree Thirteen Lives is a very good film that is worth a watch. You can stream it on Amazon Prime video. The documentary on this miraculous story is available on Disney Plus. Your hosts both give Thirteen Lives 4 out of 5 Reels.   

For next week's pod the new theater releases are pretty thin so Matt picked a Legacy film to review. The 1986 sci-fi classic Big Trouble in Little China. Thanks for listening and we will chat with you next week!

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