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TNT Film Review: Hidden Figures Is The Year’s Best Movie

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*I’m tempted to tell you that the exceptional new Hidden Figures is the best movie I’ve seen this year. Since 2017 is just out of the gate, that comment might be seen as more than a little glib.

So I’ll go out on a limb and say this: Hidden Figures is the best movie I WILL see this year.

Usually, period pieces that are based on history don’t hold my attention, largely because we already know how the movie’s going to turn out. (We KNEW the Titanic was iceberg-bound and doomed, right? So who really cares about Leo DiCaprio’s “I’m the king of the world!” moment?)

With the story behind Hidden Figures, we already know that Neil Armstrong helps America win the space race, and that he walked on the moon eight years later. What most of us didn’t know was that a group of black women — “Colored Computers” they were called — were largely responsible for getting him there. Told from their perspective, THIS period piece kept me, literally, on the edge of my seat through the film’s final act. Continue reading

Taraji P. Henson Leads Cast in Pasadena Playhouse Prod: ‘Above The Fold’

(L-R) Taraji P. Henson as "Jane" and Arye Gross as "Marvin
(L-R) Taraji P. Henson as “Jane” and Arye Gross as “Marvin”

“Looking back, I still can’t believe how unprofessional the news media was. So much spin, so few hard facts.”

Excerpt of Max Brooks’ quote from (World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War)

Above The Fold makes its debut at the Pasadena Playhouse. The play, a world premier written by Bernard Weinraub and directed by Steven Robman, introduces Jane, (Taraji P. Henson), an African American newspaper reporter from New York who is still trying to make a name for herself at an established news agency. Hungry for an assignment that will land her story “above the fold” (a media term that shows a story at the top half of the front page) Jane aims to get the attention of the “Bow Tie” a hard-to-please boss whose presence is felt even though he is never seen; and harnesses the power to send her to Afghanistan for a highly desired assignment. Continue reading

Taraji P. Henson Heats Up Men’s Fitness (Photos)

Taraji P. Henson is Hollywood’s latest sensation and she has earned every bit of the accolades associated with the buzz surrounding her name.  She’s one of the hardest working women in Hollywood.

Just recently nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Ms. Henson thought she’d strip any remnant of Continue reading

Ebony’s 150 Most Influential Will Soon Be Revealed

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On Tuesday, April 14, we will be ever so pleased by the unveiling of the 46th anniversary issue of Ebony’s Power 150:  “The Most Influential Black Americans.” But look at the cover girls Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis.  They are stunning in their white gowns.  It is obvious how talented they are, by the way they capture your fascination in this photo.  Gorgeous, ladies!

 

Also, this year’s “Power Behind the Power” list turns the spotlight on Continue reading