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‘Kill the Messenger’ Retrospective and Review [Spoiler Alert]

‘Kill the Messenger’ Retrospective and Review [Spoiler Alert]

“Kill the Messenger” was a biography, crime, and drama film released on October 10, 2014, with a budget of only 5 million dollars. The movie was based on the book “Kill the Messenger” by Nick Schou and “Dark Alliance” by Gary Webb. The storyline reviews a journalist’s investigation of the origins of America’s war on […]

Tom Hanks’ Engaging Film ‘News of the World’ Rates 5 Stars [Video]

Tom Hanks’ Engaging Film ‘News of the World’ Rates 5 Stars [Video]

“News of the World” follows Tom Hanks as he moves from town to town, reading the news to those who are too busy or unable to read the local, state, and federal news. His character, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd reads with great enthusiasm — he is a spectacular storyteller. Hanks’ 12-year-old co-star, Helena Zengel, plays […]

Oscars Represented Beautifully Despite the Pandemic

Oscars Represented Beautifully Despite the Pandemic

During a time of face masks and social distancing, the 93rd Annual Academy Awards aired Sunday, April 26, 2021, in a not-so-typical award-winning fashion, stepped up to the challenge. COVID-19 protocol was in place, with masks off while cameras were on and on when cameras were off, along with social distancing. Designer David Rockwell transformed […]

Billie Holiday Was the ‘Strange Fruit’ She Sang About

Billie Holiday Was the ‘Strange Fruit’ She Sang About

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” was released February 21, 2021, on Hulu. The movie was originally slated to be played in theaters.  Because of the pandemic and movie closures, Paramount Pictures sold the rights to Hulu, a video-on-demand service owned by The Walt Disney Company. Andra Day made her acting debut, portraying Holiday, who […]

For Billie Holiday the Struggle Was Real

For Billie Holiday the Struggle Was Real

Billie Holiday, originally Elanora Fagan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 7, 1915. She was one of the greatest Afro-American jazz singers from 1933 until 1959. As depicted in the new film release, the United States vs. Billie Holiday, this celebrated, and talent-filled singer faced a considerable amount of challenges, and the struggle was […]