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Hidden Figures portrays the lives of three “human computers” during the “space race” between the United States and Soviet Union. This powerful story based on true events is a wonderful viewing experience for the whole family.
Hidden Figures follows three African-American women who were “human computers” for NASA at the start of the space race between the United States and Soviet Union. Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), and Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) must overcome institutional segregation and racism while providing vital mathematical data for NASA’s space program.
Runtime: 2h 7min
When the trailer for Hidden Figures first hit the Internet last year this was a film I knew I had to see. My interest in NASA combined with a cast of extremely talented actors and actresses made this film a “must-see”.
I was immediately drawn to the characters in the second scene of the movie. Here are three African-American women stuck on the side of the road when a white police officer shows up. The scene demonstrates the ingenuity these women must have needed to survive in a white, male-dominated environment.
All of the actors put in grade A performances and the soundtrack is upbeat and pairs with the movie well. Some of the scenes include some stock footage from NASA that wasn’t cleaned up very much and there’s one scene where a CG rocket is on the screen and it’s obviously a CG rocket.
One of the things that really stood out to me was how the civil rights movement was portrayed. Instead of showing the violence, the filmmakers chose to show peaceful protest indicative of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision. It was a refreshing and powerful. I won’t deny that tears fell from my eyes more than once.
If you’re looking for a film you can show your whole family that portrays positive female role models watch Hidden Figures today! Don’t miss this one!
This year’s Free Comic Book Day had some great boss that I wanted. I got none of them.
I was happy to get the Odinforce comic from Death Wish Coffee. I’m a big fan of their coffee and it’s cool to see a local company publish a comic book.
There’s was a con in town so there were hundreds more people around than normal. I didn’t manage to get to the comic shop until 3 p.m. and most of the comics were gone.
Despite that, the shop was still very crowded. There were also a few cosplayers still hanging around who I’m sure would soon head back to the con.
We stopped by the con for a few minutes and I briefly entertained going in with my kids but when I heard another family was shelling out $100 I quickly changed my mind.
Even though I didn’t get the comics I wanted it was fun to take my kids to the comic shop and see all the people in costume. Maybe next year I’ll get a better haul.
Did you go out on Free Comic Book Day? Did you get all the books you wanted?
When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), people often forget about the “TV shows” on Netflix. While there is no direct crossover, there are references in the Netflix series’ to the movies that tie them to the MCU.
Since I’ve ranked the movies I thought it would be appropriate to rank the TV shows too.
Note: Jessica Jones season 2 has hit Netflix. Will it suffer from “Netflix bloat”? I’ll watch it soon and modify my list ASAP. (3/8/18) Continue reading “Marvel Netflix TV Series Ranked”
If you’re using eBay, Amazon, or Etsy to resell items for the 2017 Flip Challenge you want to keep those account secure. The last thing you want to happen is for someone to get control of your accounts and steal your money or ruin your online reputation as a seller.
In this video I share important steps for hack-proofing your accounts.