Fighting to Put Students First
by Michelle Rhee
[caption id="attachment_16307" align="alignleft"]Bryan Singer (Photo: Rotten Tomatoes)[/caption]Bryan Singer has consistently entertained audiences between a bold visual style and richly drawn characters ever since his making a noteworthy feature film debut in 1993 with the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize-winner “Public Access.” He gained widespread attention a couple years later with the crime thriller “The Usual Suspects” which won Academy Awards for Kevin Spacey (Best Supporting Actor) and Christopher McQuarrie (Best Original Screenplay).
[caption id="attachment_16305" align="alignleft"]warnerbros.com[/caption]When Jack (Nicholas Hoult) was a little boy, his imagination was whetted by a bedtime story about a mythical war waged ages ago against a fearsome race of giants that had descended from the sky. Before his mother (Caroline Hayes) died soon thereafter, she suggested that he might even be related to Erik the Great (Craig Salisbury), the brave monarch who had led the valiant defense of Earth against the gargantuan invaders.
[caption id="attachment_16201" align="alignleft"]Dr. Dennis Kimbro[/caption]“In spite of Black America’s advances… with more successful, educated and accomplished entrepreneurs and corporate professionals than at any other time in history, the journey is far from over. To be honest, it is only beginning…
[caption id="attachment_16199" align="alignleft"]http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/beautiful_creatures_2013/pictures/26/#14[/caption]Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) has lived his whole life in Gatlin, South Carolina, a tiny town in denial about the fact that the South lost the Civil War. The community is so backwards that it has banned books as seemingly innocuous as “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
[caption id="attachment_16197" align="alignleft"]http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifeofpimovie/[/caption]Lincoln opened the awards season as the odds-on favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Picture by virtue of its landing the most nominations. But the snub of Ben Affleck in the Best Director category made his movie, Argo, the sentimental favorite of the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, and the momentum of that sympathy vote is likely to carry over to Oscar night.