“I saw Precious last night,” a regionally-based critic friend wrote this morning, “and Mo’Nique is a surefire Oscar nominee.” Probably, I said, but the fact that Mo’Nique plays the devil in that film gives me pause. She’s playing a monster like the Wolfman or Gorgo or Hannibal Lecter, only without Lecter’s charm. Great demonic figure, embrace the great lady, shower her with awards, pop the champagne…yaaay! No offense but I’ll have mineral water.