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REVIEW: Netflix Blue Miracle: A Heartwarming Story Filled With Hope & Love

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Netflix Blue Miracle starring Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid and Jimmy Gonzales releases today.

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I had the opportunity to screen this film and not only was it inspiring, it was full of hope and love.

The film is based on the incredible true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.

Quaid plays a washed up fisherman and Gonzales portrays the boys home “papa,” whose unlikely partnership has one purpose….. to win the money!

Both desperate for the winnings, find themselves at a crossroads… do they try to win the right way or do they cheat.

I believe every man got inside of him his call to greatness, to be able to do something better than anybody else. and most men they’re afraid of that and they make any excuse they can including their family to play it safe, not to answer that call but I’m not that way.

Most of the film is centered around what happens on the boat. Spending hours at sea for 3 days trying to catch the “big blue,” we find out that Gonzales is still dealing with the death of his father who died at sea. Quaid has a son, who he has sacrificed a relationship with to follow his dream of becoming the worlds greatest fisherman. The boys see Gonzales as a father figure, and even though they come from different backgrounds learn to love and support one another. Sounds like a family to me!

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Anyway, I truly enjoyed this move and with the holiday weekend upon us, this would be a great film to watch with the entire family.

WATCH: RESPECT Official Trailer Starring Jennifer Hudson

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The wait is over! MGM has finally released the highly anticipated RESPECT official trailer starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin.

To become the queen, she needed to find her voice.

The film is centered around the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father the legendary CL Franklin church’s choir to becoming the Queen of Soul.

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R_22584_RC Tituss Burgess stars as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland and Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT, A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film Photo credit: Quantrell D. Colbert © 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved

The film is sure to be a blockbuster hit with an all-star cast which consist of Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans as Ted White, Audra McDonald as Barbara Franklin, Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler, Tituss Burgess as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland, Kimberly Scott as Mama Franklin, Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin, Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin, Heather Headley as Clara Ward, Skye Dakota Turner as Young Aretha Franklin, Tate Donovan as John Hammond and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington.

Directed by Director Liesl Tommy, the first Black woman ever to be nominated for a Tony Award® for Best Direction of a Play, RESPECT hits theaters August 13th.

Denzel Washington Rents Out Theaters to Support Christian Film On Chicago’s Gang Wars

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Denzel Washington joins Mark Burnett and Roma Downey in renting out theaters to support a Christian film shedding light on Chicago’s gang wars.

Chicago: America’s Hidden War a documentary that features Pastor Corey Brooks premiered in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, May 13th.

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After theaters reopened following the pandemic, theater owners began offering buyouts in collaboration with the film’s producers. With the assistance of Hollywood actors, social justice advocates, Christian communities and mainstream media personalities, youth organizations are now bringing young people to see the film.

The film’s synopsis:

Chicago: America’s Hidden War pulls back the curtain to expose the pervasive genocidal-like behavior, explain what birthed and contributed to this war and why so little is done to stop it, and ultimately inspires a clear path toward change.”

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The film’s first goal is to expose the systemic, genocidal behavior in Chicago’s gang wars. The second goal is to help build a better future for Chicago’s children by inspiring and uplifting young people by improving their mental and physical well-being.

The film includes eyewitness testimony from ministers, gang members, and children, some of whom shared that they only feel safe “in school and in church.”

My Review: Finding You Movie In Theaters May 14th

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Finding You movie: I wish it spent more time on the main character doing the work to deal with her insecurities.

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The inspirational romantic drama centers around violinist Finley Sinclair, who when the movie starts seems confident and sure of herself. We soon find out that she’s insecure and unsure of her talent. Her insecurities get in the way during her audition at Manhattan’s prestigious music conservatory…and she bombs her audition.

This is where the fun begins…

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She decides to take a semester abroad in Ireland just like her older brother Alex, who recently passed away.

Fate would have it that on her flight she get’s seated next to movie star Beckett Rush. They end up staying at the same bed and breakfast.

The rest of the movie is centered around Finley and Beckett blossoming romance, catty girl drama, and Finley not knowing what’s best for her until she team’s up with an unlikely life coach.

In theaters May 14th

Monster Starring Jennifer Hudson Streaming Friday On Netflix

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Monster Starring Jennifer Hudson releases this Friday on Netflix and you would want to grab your kids and watch it!

I got an advance screening of the upcoming drama and I have to be honest and tell you that even though it’s a great film, it was hard to watch… Especially with all the police brutality that’s going on against out Black men and women.

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Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.

J-Hud portrays his mother Mrs. Harmon in the film. Throughout the film she encompasses what it means to be a mother and to remain strong in your FAITH through difficult times.

“Monster” executive produced by John Legend, Nas, and Jeffrey Wright.

Check out the clip below that features Mrs. Harmon instilling hope, purpose, encouragement, and love in her son, Steven using Psalm 28.

Watch: Netflix Blue Miracle Official Trailer

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Netflix has released the official trailer for the inspirational new movie Blue Miracle starring Jimmy Gonzales and Dennis Quaid.

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The film is based on the true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage after Hurricane Odile struck Cabo San Lucas in 2014, destroying much of the area and crushing the spirits of the young boys living there. With the never-ending faith of their caregiver, Omar Venegas, the boys are able to find hope again and persevere despite their circumstances.

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The soundtrack for the film is being produced by Reach Records. The soundtrack which will come out with the film, features music from Grammy award winning Reach Records artist Lecrae with label mates GAWVI, WHATUPRG & 1K Phew.