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The Shape of Water

December 15, 2017

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The Shape of Water – A creature (Doug Jones) from the Amazon is brought to a space station research lab. Cleaning ladies Elisa (Sally Hawkins “Maudie”) and Zelda (Octavia Spencer) are good friends minding their own business until Elisa starts spending her lunch time with the amphibian dude. Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon) is in charge […]

Gifted

April 14, 2017

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Gifted – An uncle (Chris Evans) wants to raise his gifted niece Mary (McKenna Grace) as a normal kid, like her mom would have wanted. Grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) wants Mary to focus her entire life on using her brain for solving world mathematical problems. Both really only want what they think is best for the […]

Hidden Figures

January 6, 2017

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Hidden Figures – In the early 60’s at the height of the space race, just prior to transitioning to IBM mainframes, NASA used human computers to calculate trajectory and all that mathmatical stuff needed to get astronauts off the ground. Way in the background were three brilliant black women Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy […]

Black Or White

February 12, 2015

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Black Or White – It starts out flat and overacted and improves only a tad. Grandfather Elliot Anderson (Kevin Costner) and his wife have raised granddaughter Eloise (Jillian Estell) since their daughter died in childbirth. She was only 17 when 23 year-old Reggie (Andre Holland) impregnated her. Grandmother dies in car accident so “Papa” is […]

Get On Up

August 2, 2014

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Get On Up – Known as everything from Mr. Please, Please, Please to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown requested to always be called Mr. Brown. Chadwick Boseman does a knock-out job of playing the super-talented musician. Considered a musical genius, Brown had only a seventh grade education but he knew how to promote James […]