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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer 2” EARLY & FOR FREE

Denzel Washington is seriously awesome. You already knew that, but he’s actually so awesome that you don’t even know all the of the awesome stuff he’s done. Like, did you know that Denzel Washington helped send Chadwick Boseman to Oxford? That’s right. The Black Panther star was accepted to the school but couldn’t afford to go, so actress Phylicia Rashad reached out to some of her famous friends and asked for help. Boseman didn’t even know that Denzel Washington had footed the bill until he’d finished his classes (read the whole story HERE).
How cool is that?
Denzel Washington also inadvertently saved the disastrous 2017 Oscar’s ceremony. Host Jimmy Kimmel recently admitted that he was as flustered as everyone else onstage when they realized the wrong winner had been announced. Kimmel looked into the audience during the mayhem and locked eyes with Washington, who pointed at Moonlight director Barry Jenkins and said, “Bring him to the mic.” It was exactly what the moment called for, and Jimmy Kimmel thanked Denzel for it when he was on his show recently (watch that HERE).
Now you need a little Denzel Washington, don’t you?
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MOVIE REVIEW: “Snowden” & Why It Made Me Feel Icky

Oliver Stone is having too much fun with Snowden.

I have this mental image of him, snickering and repeatedly punching the former NSA contractor’s arm as they watched the movie together. Because they did. Oliver Stone showed an unfinished version of Snowden to Edward Snowden, which should tell you volumes about this film.

This version of the story has Stone filling in the blanks left by Laura Poitras’ 2014 documentary, Citizenfour. It shows how Edward Snowden went from basic training to the CIA, and met his longtime girlfriend Lindsay along the way. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Snowden with loads of brainiac intensity, but it’s his voice that you’ll notice first. JGL is doing a first-rate Snowden impression, which is at once distracting and impressive. It sounded like he was struggling with a hairball at first, but I stopped noticing it about 10 minutes into the film. The cast as a whole is filled with interesting choices, like Nicholas Cage as an Agency instructor, and Shailene Woodley as Snowden’s photographer girlfriend (and apparent Selfie Queen). Melissa Leo is sweet and supportive as documentarian Laura Poitras and I was especially excited to see my new favorite actor, Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) as Snowden’s like-minded co-worker. Continue reading →