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I’m Recasting the Alfred Hitchcock Movies: Part 2

In the last part of this series I recast the main characters of classic Hitchcock movies Rope, North by Northwest, and The Birds. Today, I will recast three more films; Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Shadow of a Doubt. Enjoy!

Shadow of a Doubt is one of Hitchcock’s best movies. In fact, it was Hitchcock’s personal favorite and for good reason. This film builds upon its suspense and is perfectly directed, leading you through the story in a really immersive way.

In it, Joseph Cotton plays the estranged uncle, Charlie Oakley and Teresa Wright plays his niece, Charlie Newton. They are the beating heart of this thriller masterpiece and it is their performances that help make this one of my favorite Hitchcock movies.

But who could play these two? I’ve got just the two actors who would be perfect in these roles.

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Movie Review Flashback: My Review of ‘Queen of Katwe’

A few years ago I read the inspiring true story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl who becomes a champion chess player.

When Disney announced they were making a movie based on the story I couldn’t wait to eventually see it. Well, thanks to Disney+, I watched it and it was as good as I expected.

No, it wasn’t anything brilliant but it told Phiona’s story eloquently and, if you’re in a real sappy mood, it’ll potentially bring you to tears. If you have Disney+, Queen of Katwe is a definite must-watch film, for it tells a story that you don’t see every day.

I’m giving this movie 93 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars. Like I said before, it’s not the best movie I’ve ever seen but it is enjoyable from beginning to end.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

My Review of ‘Queen of Katwe’

A few years ago I read the inspiring true story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl who becomes a champion chess player.

When Disney announced they were making a movie based on the story I couldn’t wait to eventually see it. Well, thanks to Disney+, I watched it yesterday and it was as good as I expected.

No, it wasn’t anything brilliant but it told Phiona’s story eloquently and, if you’re in a real sappy mood, it’ll potentially bring you to tears. If you have Disney+, Queen of Katwe is a definite must-watch film, for it tells a story that you don’t see every day.

I’m giving this movie 93 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars. Like I said before, it’s not the best movie I’ve ever seen but it is enjoyable from beginning to end.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Oscar Buzz: Which Actors and Movies Could Garner an Oscar Nomination?

It’s past halfway through the year and you can bet The Academy is already summarizing which actors, movies, music scores, etc. are worthy of Oscar nominations for this year’s Oscars. While most of the Oscar-worthy films still haven’t come out yet there are some movies and actors that are already garnering Oscar buzz.

Today I’ll share with you the potential nominees for these categories; Best Leading Actor, Best Picture, Best Leading Actress, Best Animated Film, and Best Visual Effects. Enjoy!

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame

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While I feel that the visual effects for Avengers: Infinity War were better than Endgame it’s destined to garner an Oscar nomination.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters is one of those movies that relies heavily on CGI and while this film was not very good storywise it did manage to amaze with its jaw-dropping visual effects. I mean, those action scenes were bonkers, specifically in IMAX. Continue reading Oscar Buzz: Which Actors and Movies Could Garner an Oscar Nomination?

The Women of ‘Black Panther’

Marvel hasn’t been known for incorporating a lot of female superheroes in their movies (until recently.) For a while Black Widow was the only female superhero in the superhero franchise until 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy introduced assassin sisters Gamora and Nebula into the fold. Since then the female superheroes have appeared at an increasing rate. Avengers: Age of Ultron debuted Scarlet Witch. Doctor Strange had The Ancient One. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 brought forth a new heroine, Mantis. Thor: Ragnarok unleashed the fiery Valkyrie into the MCU as well as the franchise’s first female villain, Hela. And now Black Panther.

Out of all seventeen previous films there have been only eight female superheroes, and four of them appeared in the last two years! This has been a male-dominated franchise for a long time but that’s slowly being cut into and the arrival of Black Panther helps that immensely as it introduced the most women we’ve seen in a Marvel film to date. Not only were their four major heroines in the film but there were plenty of strong, powerful women surrounding them as well and it was a marvel (see what I did there?) to see. And more importantly, they were black!

We, as black women, rarely see ourselves represented in such an epic fashion onscreen and to see so many of us, at one time, portrayed as strong, beautiful, intelligent, and downright awesome was and still is one of the best experiences of my life. So today I’m going to celebrate the arrival of these powerful women and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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The Force Is Strong with Forces of Destiny

First of all Happy 4th of July! It’s a beautiful day for our country and what’s better on this glorious day than being introduced to something new with Star Wars? At the Star Wars Celebration in April they announced that there will be a special series focused on the heroines of Star Wars called Forces of Destiny. It would feature characters such as Rey, Jyn, Ahsoka Tano, and Princess Leia, and more. And what’s even better the actresses such as Daisy Ridley and Felicity Jones will reprise their roles as their characters.

Today I watched the first one that has been released which can be found on Youtube. It features Rey when she first met BB-8 and their tiny adventure. Take a look.

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