Once you get to the "Episode VII" portion of your life, you'd better be real careful lest your adult years become the sequel trilogy.
There's some amazing visuals within The Color Purple, but it kind of evaporates from the mind as far as successfully celebrating the *musical* aspect. The songs are edited in a way that make them come off as truncated and a lot of the interpersonal drama is papered over with text that essentially says, "And then time passes."
Every performer is doing exceptionally well, with special highlights to Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks. But I've seen the stage musical and I remember walking away from that with a lot of positive feelings that just aren't replicated by the movie.
So Indiana Jones goes from seeing life as an adventure in which uncovering the past is part of the thrill in building your future to deciding that it has all amounted to a farce and he would rather immerse himself in a time that isn't his as he succumbs to his wounds. It says a lot about the people who wish he'd actually stayed in the past that they're mad about finding any way to write him out of that…
Both Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre were surveilled by the FBI due to their political views and activism. They opposed the United States involvement in the Vietnam War and the miscarriage of justice for civil rights organizations like the Black Panthers. Montealegre was arrested in Washington, D.C. during an antiwar protest in 1972. Bernstein was a major advocate of nuclear disarmament and spoke out against the Reagan administration's slow-walking of AIDS research. Montealegre has an Amnesty International fund established in…
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On the one hand, this movie gave me the gift of Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush playing opposite each other. On the other, it denied me a scene of ghost Uma Thurman visiting a dying Liam Neeson and carrying him into heaven while Claire Danes watches on, sobbing. Minus 1.5 stars for general awkwardness whenever the plot called for dramatic violence and action.