Hey There Music Movie Lovers!

We are less than a week away from the Presidential Election here in the U.S., and I want to take time to first and foremost encourage everyone to VOTE!  There are some critical things (Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and a woman’s right to choose to name a few) that will be greatly affected by the result of this election.  You cannot make an impact with non-action and judgement; and please do not be deceived by those who choose complacency, your vote counts!

I want to also recommend a movie that I viewed in limited release last July, that’s currently on Video On Demand and will be released on DVD next Tuesday, Election Day.  Written, directed by and starring one of my favorite actors, the Emmy award-winning Charles S. Dutton (Roc, The Corner), The Obama Effect is a dramatic comedy that highlights how important it is to create positive change within yourself, your family, as well as the world around you.  The film also stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (The Last Fall, A Beautiful Soul), Katt Williams (one word – HYSTERICAL!), Meagan Good (Jumping The Broom, Think Like A Man), Wesley Jonathan (The Soul Man, Roll Bounce), veteran actor Glynn Turman (Super 8, House of Lies) and IBF Light Welterweight and Welterweight boxing champion Zab Judah.  You can find out more about the film, as well as watch the film on VOD or pre-order the DVD, at

Okay family, off my soapbox :). But seriously, I am not telling you who to vote for, but am asking that you simply learn the facts and do it.  If you found yourself in Hurricane Sandy’s path, I pray that you and yours are safe and well.  The “furry gangstas” (a.k.a. my two cats) and I lost power for approximately 22 hours, but I am not complaining as I know it could have been worse. The storm, however, did prevent me from screening two movies I had scheduled, Flight and Skyfall.  I may get another chance to catch and review Skyfall in time for its release, but I’ll definitely catch the Denzel Washington driven vehicle Flight this weekend after it opens.  If you check it out as well, stop back by and let me know your thoughts!

Until next thought family, Thomasena

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