Shakiel Mahjouri

‘Hidden Figures’ Film Review

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Hidden Figures is an inspiring true story about breaking barriers and the brilliant intuitiveness of women. Anchored by a remarkable true story and elevated by a well-crafted cast, Hidden Figures shoots for the moon. Set in the early ’60s, Hidden Figures tells the true story of African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) and her two colleagues at NASA, Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). With the U.S. losing ground to the Soviet Union in the Space race, these three women become integral parts of country’s eventual space success — overcoming intense racial and…read more

‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ Film Review

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Keeping Up with the Joneses keeps up with Hollywood’s search for a new-age comedy classic. Putting a fun twist on a familiar formula, the film’s cast pulls a few tricks out of its bag — but doesn’t do anything new. Keeping Up with the Joneses stars Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, and “Wonder Woman” herself Gal Gadot. The former two are a regular married couple living the suburban life, while the latter pair are seemingly-perfect undercover government agents. The simple-living Gaffney’s sniff out the Joneses for the spies they truly…read more