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Tag: Jennifer Hudson

  • Review: Raising Dion, season 2

    Review: Raising Dion, season 2

    Raising Dion, season 2, is a full of danger, excitement, youthful shenanigans, and superhero fun for kids and adults. Dion thought he saved the world from the evil electrical storm in season 1, but it’s back stronger than ever. And it wants Dion. This series is on Netflix.

  • Review: Respect with Jennifer Hudson

    Review: Respect with Jennifer Hudson

    Respect is the second Aretha Franklin biopic I’ve seen. Although both cover many of the same events, this film is darker and grittier and stars Aretha’s own pick to play her: Jennifer Hudson. It’s available on Prime Video.

  • Genius: Aretha strikes a chord for genius

    Genius: Aretha strikes a chord for genius

    Genius: Aretha is the third season of a National Geographic series about geniuses. The first two seasons were about Picasso and Einstein. Now we have Aretha Franklin. The series isn’t a traditional biopic. It’s more about the music than anything else. After streaming on the National Geographic channel, it’s now on Hulu.

  • Revisiting All in the Family and the Jeffersons

    Revisiting All in the Family and the Jeffersons

    ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience with its iconic episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons brought up a lot for me.

  • Review: Confirmation, with a dash of Lemonade

    Review: Confirmation, with a dash of Lemonade

    I never thought I’d see Confirmation since I don’t have HBO, but Dish had a promotion going to get people to watch HBO and Showtime all weekend. The only thing I wanted to see on HBO was Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in the film Confirmation.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Chi-Raq

    Watch This: Trailer for Chi-Raq

    Amazon Studios first effort at a movie released to theaters is Chi-Raq, an adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes. It’s one of the oldest female-power stories in our culture, this time set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. Women living amid gang war force their desire for peace on their… Read more Watch This: Trailer for Chi-Raq