There's a good movie in the great idea of modern multiracial reboot of… MoreThere's a good movie in the great idea of modern multiracial reboot of not only Broadway musical "Annie",but also there is a great remake based not only on the Broadway musical but also new elements that were more better than the 1982 movie version that it was based on. Unfortunately, it has some great moments but it falls short of the mark. The crazy multi-talented Quvenzhane Wallis(Best Actress Oscar nominee for "Beasts of the Southern Wild") is brilliant in the title role,but she is mired by the unclear update that is more hooked on consumer electronics and social media not to mention consist selfies. Not to mention the supporting cast which included the worst performance by an actress in cinema(hint....Cameron Diaz is NO Carol Burnett) along with the rest of the cast who give one-note performances especially coming from Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne,and Bobby Canavale. The film is produced by the team of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith along with Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Beyonce Knowles who served as executive producers. Don't get me wrong here that this new version of "Annie" is very kid friendly and the musical numbers are great,but the Ms. Wallis' performance is dead-on target but the rest of the acting falls just short of the mark.
One of the best films of 2013. Nominated for an impressive nine Oscars… MoreOne of the best films of 2013. Nominated for an impressive nine Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Winner of four Golden Globes including Best Picture and Best Actor and was victorious in capturing three Oscars including Best Supported Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and winning the Best Picture Oscar of 2013.