Showing posts from January, 2017

The 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards

And the WINNERS are ... Drum Roll Please! Denzel Washington won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for “Fences.” The cast of “Hidden Figures” won for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Viola Davis won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for “Fences.”

Mercy Street Season 2 + New Character

Patina Miller is playing Charlotte Jenkins an abolitionist.  From the PBS website: Charlotte Jenkins is a smart, capable, feisty former slave-turned-activist who comes to Alexandria to help the growing population of refugees newly escaped from bondage (also called “contrabands”) in making the transition to freedom. She soon finds out that they need far more than education. Most contrabands have little more than the rags on their backs and few prospects for employment. The Union Army, tasked with their welfare, does little more than provide basic rations, and those are sporadic at best. (A little-known part of Civil War history, contraband camps existed in a sort of refugee netherworld between free and enslaved, with nowhere to go, no food and no money. Many died of disease due to overcrowding and starvation before ever learning what true freedom meant.) As soon as Charlotte arrives in Alexandria, she sees the magnitude of the crisis, recognizing the onset of a smallpox epide

Hidden Figures Review

After watching Hidden Figures my older sister and I decided we could best express our excitement over the film with an audio review. We were tired and not on our game 100% but I think this review captures how we felt right out of the theater. Re-recording it would have taken some of the 'umph' out of our review. We plan on doing more audio reviews on films that we watch together. Enjoy! Just some of the many amazing costumes! The actors and the real women!      Film Details:  Hidden Figures (2016) Rated PG  Genre : Drama film/Comedy-drama  Running Time : 2h 7m Synopsis :Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space R