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Sunday, 18. August 2013

The Difference Between a Good Movie and an Important One: The Butler
By raelenerip, 14:03

Johnson), John Cusack (as Richard Nixon), and Alan Rickman (as Ronald Regan). None deliver particularly convincing performances (though Rickman's perma-wince of constipation is dead-on), but all serve as reminders that Hollywood history is just as white-male dominated as U.S. history. Daniels' explanation of their casting serves to remind that it still is. To its credit, The Butler doesn't whine or preach much. It's happy to settle for a broad rendering of the way things were and are.
Source: http://gawker.com/the-difference-between-a-good-movie-and-an-important-on-1156028432

Movie Review: Forest Whitaker a Witness to History in ?The Butler?

In case you forgot after all, its been 15 years since she last appeared in a live-action film as someone other than herself Oprah can, indeed, act. Lets also not forget that she was nominated for an Oscar in 1986 for her work in The Color Purple, and it certainly doesnt hurt this film that that the majority of her scenes are with fellow Oscar-nominee Terrence Howard and Oscar-winner Whitaker. While we see the civil rights movement through the lens of the White House, the brutality and humanity of it all is brought to life through Cecils son, Louis, played by David Oyelowo, who is always a treat to watch. Louis becomes a Freedom Rider and then a Black Panther. His choices do not sit well with Cecil, who has worked hard to give his son a decent life and the ability to go to college.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/08/movie-review-forest-whitaker-a-witness-to-history-in-the-butler/

Movie Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

EDT August 16, 2013 A new documentary examines the career of artist Drew Struzan. (Photo: drewthemovie.com) SHARE 78 CONNECT 20 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE When I look at a Drew Struzan poster, I'm immediately transported to my childhood. Struzan is the artist behind some of the most iconic hand-painted movie posters of all time, from the Star Wars franchise to the Back to the Future movies to the Indiana Jones films. (He also did The Goonies, the Harry Potter movies, E.T., Hook ... flip through this gallery for a flashback.) It was only a matter of time before Struzan received the documentary treatment. Drew: The Man Behind the Poster features interviews with some of his very famous fans, including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Michael J.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/popcandy/2013/08/16/drew-struzan/2664217/

Chatwing Announces Movie Chat Network Possibility in Three Months

The window for the creation of the movie chat network is up to three months, since we have other features coming up, Says Mike Diamond, a lead developer for Chatwing. They can talk about lots of stuff in the movie chat network. Upcoming movies, actors, actresses, behind-the-scenes, production costs, reviews, and adaptationsthese are the expected topics for the movie chat network. Its a really big preparation that we are pushing out. The company will create several blog posts regarding the upcoming movie chat network. Through these posts, web users will gain important information about the network and other facets of the Chatwing tool. About Chatwing.com Chatwing.com specializes in the new field of website chat. Over the years, the Chatwing team has introduced live chat widget for hundreds and thousands of blogs.
Source: http://www.sfgate.com/business/press-releases/article/Chatwing-Announces-Movie-Chat-Network-Possibility-4741026.php

Movie poster artist Drew Struzan gets the doc treatment

Getty Images Ashton Kutcher, star of Jobs. The Jobs movie opened on Friday. Starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, the film is essentially an unauthorized take on the infamous tech visionary. Another movie, based on Walter Isaacsonspopular biography Steve Jobs which included the cooperation of Jobs, his family and the company is in development with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin attached to write, but no projected release date for that film has yet been given. Judging by the reviews for Jobs, there still may be plenty of room for another film treatment. As of Friday morning, Jobs is carrying a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 26% meaning about three quarters of the reviewers tabulated have given the flick a Thumbs Down. The RT rating among so-called top critics was even lower at 20%. The movie also didnt fare well with the affable Steve Wozniak, who was portrayed in the film by Josh Gad of The Book of Mormon Kim Kardashian wedding fame.
Source: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/08/16/steve-jobs-movie-slammed-by-critics-and-woz/

Steve Jobs movie slammed by critics ? and Woz

Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Ashton Kutcher likes this quote so much he used it in a short speech at a recent award show, explaining that its one of the most profound things he learned while preparing for the role as Steve Jobs. The quote itself is taken from a rare 1995 interview for the Santa Clara Valley Historical Association. The entire clip is available here on YouTube. The rest of the quote is equally as profound: When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life and try not to bash into the walls too muchthats a very limited life. Life can be Kim Kardashian video much broader once you discover one simple facteverything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than youshake off this erroneous notion that life is there and youre just going to live in it versus make your mark upon it. Once you learn that, you will never be the same again. Dont just live a life; build one. 5.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2013/08/16/10-powerful-quotes-from-the-steve-jobs-movie-and-what-they-teach-us-about-leadership/

10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership

The story follows Cecil Gaines from his childhood in the cotton fields to his tenure as butler in the White House. The character is very loosely based on the gentleman Eugene Allen, who served under eight presidents. There are times where the stories coincide, but for the most part, the script uses Gaines' story to construct a family history that spans the civil rights movement and changes in the lives of blacks in the U.S. It has been negatively referred to as "The Black Forrest Gump," which is partly unfair, because at the heart it focuses on family. Cecil and his son are juxtaposed to show the difference between working for change from outside or inside the system. Cecil quietly helps change the way men of color are seen in society working in a traditional role but with dignity. His son, Louis, is working from outside the source system, becoming redirected a Freedom Rider, sitting inat Woolworth's, involving himself with Martin Luther King, Jr.,and briefly the Black Panthers. In the course of the movie, this causes much friction between the two, but it also asks of the audience to consider which side they would be on, and what they would choose were they in the same situation. It helps that both roles are played so well.
Source: http://greateralexandria.patch.com/groups/arts-and-entertainment/p/movie-review-lee-daniels-the-butler_6496fba4

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