Inspiring Hidden Figures with Taraji P. Hensen, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae

Two weeks ago, I flipped out of excitement when I found out that two of the many actresses I look up to, namely Taraji P. Hensen and Octavia Spencer, are going to be in an upcoming movie together!

The theme of the movie seem to evolve around history, perseverance, and math.  Yay!  
(Yes, I am friends with math.  It was my favourite subject in school paired with

Watching the trailer tells us that it would be about a little girl, who grew up to become one of the brains behind a project in NASA.  A project that no-less became a very big part of History and changed the course of human grasp of our planet Earth, and the Space forever.  Oops, I stop here.  I promised to give no spoilers.  

But I promise you, the story stretches even more and you will enjoy the ride!

Why Movies Like These Are Important?
Movies like these are important for the future of our humanity.  Just like how strongly I showed my love and campaigned for Ghostbusters with the all-female lead (Kirsten Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones) movies with strong female character leads need to be put up front and center.  Not hidden. ;)

Hidden Figures is a movie that teaches many beautiful lessons for dreamers, women, and humanity.  Ahh, but if I tell you some of them, I'm afraid I might spoil the movie for you.

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017 Best Cast Ensemble
Who can forget The Help.  Octavia Spencer played Minnie, the fried chicken expert.  I love how she can show command even without having to shout.  She lifts her eyebrow and you know you are in trouble.

As for Taraji P. Hensen, I have been a fan of hers since I saw her in Think Like A Man.  I feel she dives into characterization head first.  If you haven’t seen any of her movies, go watch her on Empire (at least).

Janelle Monae is new to me.  I knew I have seen her before, but I had to Google first to remember she brought us the song Tightrope from the OST of Happy Feet 2.

(L to R) Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Hensen, Octavia Spencer

This ensemble won SAG Awards Outstanding Performance By A Cast and I loved how each of the three actresses portrayed the stories of Katherine Goble-Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson.  I never knew about these three women in history before I watched this movie.

During their acceptance speech, Taraji P. Hensen spoke in behalf of the ensemble saying 
“This movie is about unity. This movie is about what happens when we out our differences aside.  And, we come together as a human race.  We win.  Love wins every time.”

Don’t take my word for it.  Watch it. ;)

Running Time:  2hr 7min

Movie Schedules in Cagayan de Oro 
Centrio Cinema 1

February 22-25 and 27-28, 2017
11:45 AM
2:20 PM
4:55 PM

February 26, 2017
1:10 PM
3:50 PM
6:30 PM