Being a die “hard knocks” fan of the original orphan “Annie” and Daddy Warbucks movie made in the 1982, I was a bit skeptical. The upbeat 2014 production about a NY foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom and a good Samaritan businessman, seemed somewhat far fetched. However, I am pleased to recommend this modern “Annie” as a top-notch family movie. I enjoyed the twist on the original story and the hip renditions of the classic numbers of “Tommorow”, “Little Girls” and “Don’t need anyone but you”. It is a definitely a great way to start spending quality family time in 2015.
“Annie 2014” Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1823664/
Although, I haven’t gotten to see this movie as yet, I am excited to see that despite the current national tension with law and order, historical movies are being highlighted as we move into 2015. The story revolves around the Civil rights movement and Mr. King in the 1960’s. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (played by David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I believe history is a critical teacher to improve our future. This is a thought provoking “must see” movie for 2015 movie goers. See you there!
“Selma” Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020072/