A Fun Movie – GO SEE!
by Gloria Dulan-Wilson
ANNIE – 2014
I just had the privilege of previewing it, and it’s great for kids and adults alike. And New Yorkers will especially love it, because of all the contemporary backdrops and the accolades paid to the City That Never Sleeps.
The little ingenue, Quvenzhane` Wallis – who plays in the title role of Annie, opposite Jamie Foxx as Will Stacks, a media/cellphone mogul, the 21st version of Daddy Warbucks – is as cute as a button.
Other cast members – Rose Byrne as Grace, Stack’s Right Hand Assistant; Adewole Akinuoye-Agbaje, Stack’s Body Guard/Chauffer; Bobby Cannavale the overly ambitious campaign manager; David Zaya as Lou the Bodega Owner; Cameron Diaz as Hannigan the horrible foster mother; and -would you believe it? – the Temple University Marching Band!! (I kid you not!)
The traditional songs from the original movie musical are augmented by newer songs that will have you singing along. I especially loved the tribute to New York!
Take your kids, grandkids, neighbor’s kids – or just take yourself! You’ll totally enjoy it. Kudos to Jay Z Carter, and those with the courage and insight to create this updated version (yeah, we know there were some haters out there who didn’t want Quvenzhane` to play Annie but even they have to admit she did a fantastic job!)
I’m not a movie critic (per se), but I give it my own version of two thumbs up!
Congratulations to Tyler Perry on his Greatest Production yet: A Son Aman Perry – Baby and Mother Gelila Are Doing Fine
This is gonna be very brief and to the point
Congratulations to Tyler Perry and Girlfriend Gelila Bekele upon the birth of their son Aman!
Welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood. There’s nothing like the first born to show you how precious and wonderful and awesome life truly is. It’s what we’re all here for. It’s why we do what we do –
Blessings to you and the little newcomer – I know you feel truly awesome right about now!
Stay Blessed &
bullet Columnist Gloria Dulan-Wilson Is a veteran New York City Journalist. Her experiences, perspective & sense of history are an invaluable combination. “check out my blog:” www.gloria-dulan-wilson.blogspot.com