I have come to the conclusion that director Lee Daniels loves stirring up controversy. While his current film in production, “The Butler”, adapted from a true story about a Black man who served several Presidents, might be considered tame his next project will not be. Daniels is gearing up to take a look at an alternative theory about the death of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Namely, that James Earl Ray is innocent. This is bound to make folks uncomfortable. According to vulture.com, Daniels is going to adapt one of the books written by attorney William Pepper…
When I heard a few weeks ago that Oprah Winfrey was considering using the new Lee Daniels project, “The Butler” (about a Black man named Eugene Allen who served eight presidents at the White House) as her return to acting I was underwhelmed. I think Oprah should just be her uber famous self and do what she does best like get the interview–like the one with Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina this Sunday. Anyway, Oprah aside, this project is starting to shape up into something that has the potential to be spectacular. That’s because Forest Whitaker may take on the…
So the much talked about film “Precious” finally opens in select cities today (then rolls out across the country over the next couple of weeks). I’m sure a lot of folks are probably saying finally because this flick has been hyped since January when it premiered at Sundance and blew those in attendance away. That is certainly a long lead time but I’m here to say that the film definitely lives up to all the hype. (more…)
As many of you already know I’ve been urging you to take your big girl pill and go out and see “Precious” which begins opening in select cities this Friday, November 6th (and will be in wide release November 20th). But may this contest will pique your interest. (more…)
While many of you are debating whether you’ll actually make it to the theater to see “Precious” next week (umm, take a couple of big girl pill and see it!), the women who plays the title role is already picking up awards for her performance. Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe who plays the illiterate, obese, pregnant, abused teen in the film adapation of “Push” by Sapphire, won The New Hollywood Award at The Hollywood Awards Ceremony last night. Many believe that the Hollywood Awards are a precursor for what’s to come (yes, I’m talking Golden Globes and Oscar) when the…
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