Archive for November, 2012

I can really relate to this. Can you?

Wishing you many reasons to be thankful not only on Thanksgiving day but always.
Thank you for your support.

May you find many reasons to be Thankful.

Well folks it’s finally here.  Will Barack Obama be allowed to move forward for another four years or will Mitt Romney become the first Mormon President of the United States of America?

Will we have a clear winner when the polls close tonight, or will we be inundated with provisional ballots and recounts?

It’s been a grueling campaign! At times it’s been shocking. What have we become as a nation? Why is this nation divided?   President Obama inherited massive problems when he took office. Could he really clear it all up in just four years?

How will Mitt Romney make it better?  Can a wealthy business man run the highest office in the land? If elected, what will Ann Romney take on as her cause?

In the end I guess the question is: Who do you trust?  No matter what side of the isle you stand on:

Exercise your right to vote today!  God Bless America.

Being a Denzel Washington fan, I haven’t missed an opening of any of his films in years.  Yes he’s a leading man and double Oscar winner, but I enjoy his acting most when he plays flawed characters like Alonzo Harris in Training Day.

In his latest film, Flight, Denzel plays Whip Whittaker, a skilled Pilot but flawed man, with personal demons. Director Robert Zemeckis immediately pulls you into the drama the moment the movie opens and red flags start flying in your mind the minute Captain Whittaker boards his aircraft with a 55-minute flight bound for Atlanta.

The aircraft scenes are intense but the story actually begins once the plane lands.

The casting for this movie was great.  It was nice to see the re-team of Don Cheadle with Denzel Washington. (Devil in a Blue Dress)  Cheadle plays the attorney for the airline, hired to defend Denzel’s character.  They way the two act off of each other shows the talent of both actors. Other cast members include Garcelle Beauvais (Jamie Foxx Show),  Nadine Velazquez (Hart of Dixie), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order SUV),  Kelly Reilly (TV Actress Above Suspicion), Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter), and Bruce Greenwood  (Young Justice)

Honorable Mention

Flight has a dark overtone so the casting of John Goodman (Roseanne) who plays Harland Mays, an old hippy and longtime friend of Whip Whittaker provides this movie with the perfect amount of comic relief.  In my opinion, John Goodman should receive an academy award for best supporting actor because he steals his scenes in this movie. I’m laughing as I write this.

To John Goodman – I say Bravo, well done!

Denzel Washington nails his performance and provides the perfect perspective when it comes to addictions and how difficult it is to overcome them.  Did we just witness another Oscar performance?  You be the judge. I highly recommend the movie Flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box office November 2nd through 4th, 2012 – Flight was #2 and took in $25,010,000

MY PETITION by Jill Scott

You say you mean good for me
But you don’t do it
You say you have a plan but you just don’t go thru with it
You say you know the way to go
And I should follow
But all of your empty promises
Leave me hollow

And oh
How do I trust you
How do I love you
When you
Lie to me repeatedly
And oh
How do I have faith, in you
When you just don’t come thru
Like you say you could

Oh, say can you see [2x]

You say that I’m wrong for
Stating my opinion to you
You say that I’m wrong and there’ll be quiet consequences too
But I know my rights babe
There’ll be no law abridging
The freedom of my speech
Or the right for me to petition for a remedy of grievances

And I want to trust you
I want to love yeah
But you lie to me repeatedly
And oh I want to have faith in you
But you just don’t come thru
Like you said you could
Oh say can you see
Hmmm

I want fresh fruit, clean water,
Air that I don’t see
I want the feeling of being safe on my streets
I want my children to be smarter than me
I want, I want to feel
I want to feel, I want to feel free
For real ya’ll
I’m just telling you so you know
I want to, I want to have faith in you
I really do but you keep lying to me
It hurts
I believe, I believe you owe it me
Give it to me like you said you would
Hmmm
Oh say can you see
Hmmm
Oh say can you see
Oohh say can you see
Hmmm
By the dawn’s early light

God Bless America

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