Black Entertainment : Lee Daniels, The Butler

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  1. Enki

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    I took the family to see The Butler today, and IMO, it is a must see film. It made you mad at times (naturally) and made you shed tears. Because I came up in the 60's and was raised around folks that had to pick cotton,etc... I was able to relate to the movie as a whole. I liked the way MLK shined light on the negative view many of us have towards blacks that work as domestics.

    This movie did a good job in showing the strife between the two generations of blacks. One generation understanding what it took to get the life that were living, and the other looking to throw off the chains of oppression.

    If you can, see this movie by all means.

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    Oscar-Bait Alert: Lee Daniels' The Butler


    11 hours ago, Wochit
    Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights movement, Lee Daniels' The Butler, which has just opened, stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, who escapes the cotton fields of the South to work as a White House butler during seven presidential administrations, from 1957 to 1986. The job allows Cecil to create a comfortable, middle-class life for his wife, Gloria, played by Oprah Winfrey, and their two sons, Louis and Charlie. But Cecil's commitment to the first family leads to tensions at home. Gloria turns to booze and the affections of a neighbor, while Louis defies his dad and becomes a radical activist, protesting for racial equality
    http://screen.yahoo.com/oscar-bait-alert-lee-daniels-180531786.html
     
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    Bruh...when you see it, the first scene is going to remind you of a topic we just discussed on here. And you know, none of it was funny, you felt for the bruthas in that day, and in that situation, and your mouth may fly. Like I said, you didn't even know that whites were there they were so quiet.

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    Yeah...just got caught up cuz we are talking about now, and it is hotter in this house than outside....:lol:

    I got folks over that worked those cotton fields, and they dun had a drank or two.:SuN049:

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    In the Spirit of Update,



    Oprah Winfrey's 'The Butler' Wins Big at Box Office - And Title Fight Helped

    By any name, Oscar hopeful "Lee Daniels' The Butler" was the standout champ at the North Amrican box office this weekend, surpassing projections with a three-day debut estimated at $25 million.

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    Oprah Winfrey's 'The Butler' Wins Big at Box Office - And Title Fight Helped


    "In our exit polls, nearly 40 percent of the audiences said that they heard of the movie because of the publicity over the name battle," Weinstein's distribution chief Erik Lomis told TheWrap. "That's a lot, so I don't think there's any doubt it boosted awareness."
    "The Butler" also rode a slew of strong reviews and a publicity barrage generated by Winfrey's first big-screen appearance in more than a decade to a very strong start to what is expected to be a long run in the theaters – possibly through next year's Oscars.
    http://movies.yahoo.com/news/oprah-winfreys-butler-wins-big-box-office-title-151703639.html









     
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    Oprah could have easily been an actress. Look how good she was right out the gate in the Color Purple. She played this role to a tee bruh..

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    She's the Real Deal! Comes with the territory.


     
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