‘Hidden Figures’

  What a cast! That was my first impression after watching the number one movie on MLK weekend.  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae star as the trio of black women who were instrumental to the success of NASA and the space program in the 60s.  Aldis Hodge and Mahershala Ali have supporting […]

Best Supporting Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Amy Adams in ‘Doubt’ Penelope Cruz in ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ Viola Davis in ‘Doubt’ Taraji P. Henson in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ Marisa Tomei in ‘The Wrestler’ What may happen:  The people who love ‘Doubt’ may split […]

Oscar Nominations – First Impressions

  In no particular order… I overlooked Viola Davis (Doubt) during the Golden Globes, so let me start by saying I’m glad that sister got nominated.  But I’m really, really happy for Taraji P. Henson.  She’s moving up quickly and she more than deserves the attention. I usually don’t cover documentaries in my predictions, but I […]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is nominated for several Golden Globes, including Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director (for David Fincher), and Best Actor (Brad Pitt).  With that pedigree, you can rest assured Benjamin Button is one of the surefire Oscar picks for this year.  The story is about an […]