Oscars 2022: Red Carpet – Queen Latifah

Rocking the yellow is Queen Latifah

US rapper-actress Queen Latifah attends the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Musical Moments – Class (Chicago)

Having rewatched Chicago over the weekend it got me thinking about this song Class, which was added to the DVD release as a deleted scene. It is an incredibly powerful song that still feels so relevant to this day. It has always been in the stage show and that is something that I love about that version, the reason it was cut from the film? Well, they didn’t feel it fit in with the rest of the film being the musical numbers taking place in Roxie’s head (I mean don’t get me started that Mr. Cellophane doesn’t fit in with that). Anyway why not enjoy Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta Jones singing Class?

Teaser Trailer – Respect (2020)

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This certainly lives up to it being a teaser trailer and gives you just enough to raise the interest. Early shout for Jennifer Hudson to be Oscar nominated for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin? Yes, I am going there from this trailer! (Maybe even Best Picture nominee as well, Oscars love a biopic!). We also got the first poster!

The Bone Collector (1999) Review

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme (Washington) gets involved in a police investigation after people are being abducted in taxi’s and left in sadistic ways to die. He enlists reluctant cop Amelia Donaghy (Jolie) to be his eyes on the crime scene after impressing him with the photos she took of the first victim and vital evidence she found.

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10 Years On . . . That’s Chicago

Chicago winning Best Picture in 2003 at the Oscars is often regarded as a mistake due to the other films nominated that year. I fell in love with it but then again I am just a little bit of musical geek. So obviously I still love it and have it as one of my all time favorite films. The academy showed its supposed love for musicals that year but Oliver! was the previous Best Picture winner for a musical so it had been a very long time between a musical winning the best picture award. I think it’s quite scary that it is now 10 years on and loved how the cast we involved in the 2013 ceremony. Especially the All That Jazz performance from Catherine Zeta Jones that totally made the whole show for me. It’s a great song one of the best openings to a musical and it also helped show that she still has it after more than 10 years!

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