‘Prisoners’ Movie Review

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This movie has received rave reviews from many writers across the country. The storyline kept me thinking throughout the movie; you must pay careful attention to all details to “maybe” figure out who the abductor is. Great cast and good performances. I don’t think this is an Oscar worthy movie yet you never know. There are twists in the storyline that reminded me of ‘Kiss the Girls’ yet this movie is not on that level of a great thriller/drama. It’s worth checking out. The ending may not be what you expect.

3 1/2 stars out of 5
R 153 min. – Crime | Drama | Thriller

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‘Winnie Mandela’ Movie Review

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Jennifer Hudson and Terrance Howard deliver stellar performances as Winnie & Nelson Mandela. The storyline is told from Winnie’s perspective (in my opinion) yet her faults are depicted as well. I have seen Winnie Mandela in person and I remember her mannerisms…Jennifer Hudson nails this role. I thought Terrance would give a mediocre performance yet I was pleasantly surprised by his great performance. The movie and their performances are Oscar worthy (we’ll see what happens). This film is presented by T.D. Jakes.

4 1/2 stars out of 5 stars
R Biography | Drama | History

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“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” Movie Review

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5 stars is all I’m saying about this movie. Fabulous ensemble cast, great storyline (from the book) and well acted! There’s so much that I can write that I liked about this movie but it would be pages long. Forest Whitaker (Cecil Gaines) should definitely get an Oscar nomination as should the movie. Oprah returns to the big screen and holds her own as Gloria Gaines. Honorable mentions are Elijah Kelley as Charlie Gaines…he added humor to the film; Cuba Gooding Jr. as Carter Wilson;  Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda as President and Mrs. Reagan; Mariah Carey has a small role yet it’s intense. Honestly, I thought all of the presidential performances were great. A few emotional scenes. Must see movie!
I’m so proud of Elijah! I had the opportunity of meeting him several years ago and working with him on events in Detroit.

I got a pic with Oprah at Disneyworld’s Grand Floridian Resort where she was staying (I was next door at the Polynesian). That was my first time getting a chance to talk with her for a few minutes (I attended many tapings of the OWS before she retired).


5 stars
PG-13 132 mins – Biography | Drama

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