First official trailer for Lee Daniels’ new film, ‘The Butler’ starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, David Oyelowo, and Colman Domingo.
SIGN ME UP.
First of all can I just say how epic it is that this cast exists. Can I?
And JANE FONDA?!?! If more people knew the history behind that woman and her life long investment in civil rights…man. I luh me some Jane Fonda.
Totally fucking HERE for THIS.
Brang it on!!!!
You had me at Forest Whitaker.
Then the cast list started to roll. Allaway here for it!
OMG I FOUND IT!!!
*gasp* adfjhasuioafgajfhsuocgtayigfasfuoadgfiagskjdfhyisdgflrhsbfy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSS!! Go IN Catherine!!!
Oh my God. Bless this post. Bless the maker of this post. Bless Angela Bassett. Bless the scream I almost let out at 6 am. Bless everything.
Ezekiel 25:17 | The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.
Blessed is he who in the name of charity and goodwill, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children.
And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers.
And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.
Samuel L. Jackson | Ezekiel 25:17 | Pulp Fiction
This scene in Inglourious Bastards, this particular part, was so brilliantly written. The characters are playing a game where you sit in a circle and write a famous person’s name on a card, flip it over, pass the card to the person next to you and stick it to your head without looking. Then you ask everyone questions to figure out who it is. This man- a Nazi commander- asked “Am I American?” (no but..) “Have I visited America?” (yes) “Was my visit fruitious?” (no) “Did I go against my will?” (yes) “Am I from a place you’d call exotic?” (yes) “Am I from the jungle?” (yes) “Did I go by boat?” (yes) “And when I got there was I bound with chains and presented in front of a crowd?” (yes!) “Well then. I know who I am. An African slave. No? Oh then I’m King Kong.” — and in one instance the viewer realizes the metaphor which King Kong was to the African slave trade (a truly Tarantino way of inserting social awareness through dialogue spoken by social oppressors) as well as takes a moment of almost comic relief to a very strange middle ground since we see just how intelligent and foolproof this man is. This is good filmmaking.
What is the worst movie you paid to see in a theater?
Mine would be The Ninth Gate.
The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
It was the first of two movies I’ve ever walked out on. And I felt extremely bad because: A) I’d never done it before, and B) I only saw it for Mos Def. I tried; I really did. (I even tried watching it again on TV today. NO.)
The other movie I walked out on was apparently so bad I can’t even remember what it was.
The end all to every argument: ‘Cause I’m a nasty muthafucka.
Favorite scene in the movie.
People do realize that this upcoming production of Annie is going to be produced by a bunch of A list Black folks so whatever weird half racist reservations they have about Annie being Black have already been dealt with.
But these people also don’t realize that the role of Annie in the production was always going to be a little Black girl. And that while no it is not necessary for Annie to have red hair, because this is a new production and they can make it whatever they want, little Black girls can and do have red hair.
Times are changing.
I just recently did a stage production of Annie during the holidays, and the kid orphans we had in the show were confused as to why our Grace wasn’t Black like Audra McDonald in the 1999 movie version. Because that’s the version they grew up with.
A lot of us older people do remember the more classic versions of Annie, particularly with Andrea McArdle. The red curly afro has become synonymous with Annie; it is an easily recognizable symbol.
But…times are changing. If Grace can be Black, so can Annie. I would love to see a Black Daddy Warbucks, too!
Catherine Zeta Jones!
Chicago is my favorite movie musical.
I’m a theatre nerd.
Watched The Book of Eli
It was actually a good movie. Glad I gave it a chance.