…Take Off

If the Oscar for Best Picture was chosen by the viewing public, there’s little doubt in my mind over who would win. It would be director Theodore Melfi’s “Hidden Figures,” by a landslide. This amazing film has managed to not only capture the attention of the public and the Academy. It has taken three unknown women from the early…

…Hop to It

Set in a world where predators and prey have learned to peacefully co-exist, Disney’s “Zootopia,” couldn’t be more relevant. With “Zootopia,” Disney continues to push the envelope for animated films. Yes, it’s set in a world filled with friendly lions, fluffy bunnies, and chubby cheetahs, but the themes it explores, and the lessons it teaches…

…ride the rails

By all accounts, this week’s movie “Snowpiercer” is a blockbuster. It’s fast-paced, action-packed and features an all-star cast with Captain America himself (Chris Evans) in the lead. Despite all of those things, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of it.

…Change

Despite what you may have heard, change does not begin with an action.  It begins with an idea. Of course, action must follow, and in “The Help,” (directed by Tate Taylor and based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett) it most certainly does. Set in Jackson, Mississippi; in the early 1960s, change is in the…

…be kind

It’s been a summer full of super heroes and wizards and aliens and, let’s face it, a whole lot of guys. And no offense boys, but it’s sort of lame that the summer blockbuster season is so testosterone-heavy. So as we bring our summer film fest to a close, this one’s for the girls (who…