Inspired by accounts about the first known black female entrepreneur, Madam C. J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove), who became a self made millionaire in America. She built her empire by selling hair care products to black women. This is a 4-part series on Netflix that’s informative and entertaining. I enjoyed learning more of her story which led me to further research accuracies from this series. It’s unknown what the sexual preference of Madam Walker’s daughter was yet this series makes a back storyline about her. Most importantly, I had only heard that Madam Walker invented the hot comb yet facts show otherwise. The hot comb seems to have been developed in France yet Madam Walker widened the teeth and then patented it. The series also depicts Alice Malone as a rival of Madam Walker. Actually, Walker was an apprentice to Malone; Walker used Malone’s recipe for the hair grower and started her own line with a mild change of the recipe. I knew very little about Alice Malone who also became a black female multi-millionaire in her own rights of hair products for black women. It was educational to learn about the successes of Madam Walker and Alice Malone. Worth checking out during this time when big screen movies are on hold due to the pandemic. Make sure you fact check.
2.5 stars out of 5
TV-MA | 3h 11min | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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Based on true story about Christian singer Jeremy Camp, he struggles with keeping his faith while watching the love of his life fight for her life. Definitely a tear jerker and a good family and faith based movie to see.
3 stars out of 5
PG | 1h 55min | Drama, Music, Romance | 13 March 2020
Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. The storyline is very slow and only the last ten minutes or so are worth watching.
1.5 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 1h 47min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 16 March 2018 (USA)
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Based on the true story of the journey about climbers from two expeditions starting their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest in 1996, the highest point on Earth. The weather changes and it turns deadly. I saw it in IMAX 3D which made each scene on the mountain that much more intense; paying the extra for IMAX is worth it.
4 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller