Browsing All posts tagged under »Gugu Mbatha-Raw«

Beauty and the Beast

March 18, 2017

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Beauty and the Beast – You know the story – about a prince (Dan Stevens) who’s not as compassionate as he should be gets turned into a beaast until he learns to love properly and Belle (Emma Watson), a beautiful village girl, who’s considered peculiar because she likes to read. As a musical, it beats […]

Miss Sloane

December 10, 2016

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Miss Sloane – Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is a pill-popping workaholic in the first degree. She’s a lobbyist in Washington, DC, and does whatever it takes to win. Easily persuaded to join the other side in the gun control legislation…she was asked to convince women to view guns as tools of empowerment…she takes most of […]

Free State of Jones

June 26, 2016

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Free State of Jones – Gruesomely graphic beginning with blood and guts all over the place so you have no doubt this is about war; the Civil War that Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey) calls a rich man’s war where the fighting is for cotton. Apparently if you owned 20 or more slaves, you didn’t have […]

Concussion

January 5, 2016

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Concussion – Based on the true story of Dr. Bennett Omalu (Will Smith), the highly educated Nigerian pathologist who discovered that repeated head injuries during football play can cause severe brain damage. He named it CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Omalu has a number of degrees but it seems to me it don’t take no mental […]

Belle

June 14, 2014

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Belle – In 1796, Sir Admiral John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) leaves his exceedingly beautiful young daughter to be raised by her great uncle and aunt, Lord (Tom Wilkinson) and Lady (Penelope Wilton) Mansfield. Called Dido (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the family loves her and she is treated by her cousin, Elizabeth, like a sister. She receives the […]