Did you know that Barry Jenkins has another movie coming out? Yes, the man who tore our hearts out with Moonlight has another film opening just in time for Oscar season, and this one is based on a novel by the extraordinary James Baldwin. If Beale Street Could Talk tells the story of a young couple in the 1970s who fall victim to a broken criminal justice system. I’ve seen this one and can tell you that it is packed with some of the best performances of the year (Regina King is my personal favorite as the family matriarch, and I love anything that Brian Tyree Henry does). If Beale Street Could Talk will almost certainly be part of the Oscar-conversation this year too, and it was just nominated for three Golden Globes. So, who wants to see If Beale Street Could Talk EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
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?
That’s great because I have passes to see his new movie, The Equalizer 2 EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →