While Valentine's Day is probably the most commercialized "holiday" in the world you have to admit it's still a lot of fun. If you're planning a night in this Valentine's Day check out 8 movie suggestions from me that are perfect for the season!
BET's The New Edition Story starts with the group's humble beginnings in the Boston projects in the late 70's. It also follows their rise to stardom as well as the lows each member faces throughout the group's break-up, subsequent solo careers, and eventual reunion.
We are only 24 days into a new year and there has already been enough controversy and division to last one a lifetime. Helping add to the whirlwind of conversation is today's announcement of the 2017 Academy Award nominees. Hear my two cents!
La La Land is officially a Golden Globe award-wining film. Directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), La La Land stars Emma Stone as an aspiring actress and Ryan Gosling as a jazz musician. In this modern-day musical, love and music go hand in hand. This film is a love letter to all of the creatives and to all of the dreamers.
Fences is set in 1957 and follows Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), a garbage collector struggling to connect with his wife (Viola Davis), sons (Russell Hornsby, Jovan Adepo), and brother (Mykelti Williamson). The film is based on the Tony Award-winning play of the same name by famed playwright August Wilson. The film, like the play, examines many weighty themes, primarily the African-American experience as it were during the Civil Rights era.
Hidden Figures tells the little known story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson-brilliant mathematicians who worked for NASA during the Space Race against the Soviet Union in the fifties and sixties. It was the work of these women and countless others that made John Glenn's orbit of the Earth successful.