Black Entertainment : Samuel L. Jackson: Lakeview Terrace

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  1. MysteryDoors

    MysteryDoors Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Chris Mattson (Patrick Wilson) and Lisa Mattson (Kerry Washington), a young interracial couple, have just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their interracial relationship. A stern, widowed-single father of two, LAPD officer Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson) is the watchdog of the neighborhood. His nightly foot patrols and overly watchful eyes bring comfort to some, but he becomes increasingly harassing to the newlyweds. The persistent intrusions into the lives of Chris and Lisa ultimately take a turn for the worse when the couple decides to fight back.

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    MOVIE REVIEW:
    Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film a very positive review, awarding it a score of four stars (out of four) and saying: "Some will find it exciting. Some will find it an opportunity for an examination of conscience. Some will leave feeling vaguely uneasy. Some won't like it and will be absolutely sure why they don't, but their reasons will not agree. Some will hate elements that others can't even see. Some will only see a thriller. I find movies like this alive and provoking, and I'm exhilarated to have my thinking challenged at every step of the way."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeview_Terrace

    HAVE ANYONE SEEM THIS MOVIE YET, AND WHAT WILL BE YOUR REVIEW OF IT?
     
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    Can't wait to see what white folks will have to say about this movie....
     
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    Kerry Washington interracial coupling in Lakeview Terrace isn't her first time. She also played in the movie "The Last King of Scotland" starring Forest Whitaker.

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    Kerry Washington (born January 31, 1977)[1] is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Ray Charles' wife, Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray (2004), as Kay Amin in The Last King of Scotland, and Alicia Masters in the 2005 live action Fantastic Four film and its 2007 sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. She has also starred in the critically acclaimed independent films Our Song and The Dead Girl.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerry_Washington

    The Last King of Scotland
    Young newly-qualified Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) heads to Uganda seeking adventure and escape from the bourgeois life of his father.

    Kerry Washington as Kay Amin in The Last King of Scotland
    In the film Garrigan, has an affair with one of Amin's wives, Kay (Kerry Washington), and gets her pregnant. While seeking an abortion in a nearby village, Kay is caught, executed, and mutilated by Amin's forces. Garrigan sees her mutilated cadaver knowing that he has caused her death: his actions (and his initial refusal to provide the abortion himself) left her no choice in her course of action. As a result of this trauma, Garrigan decides to assassinate Amin by poisoning him, under the ruse of giving him pills for a headache.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_King_of_Scotland_(film)

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    ...white supremacists will love this movie (and they will never see it, can't give SLJ their cash even indirectly), it speaks to their soul and sensibilities, if only black men were disappeared, what a wonderful world it would be for black women and white men!
    Really I don't see the need for this movie, its overkill.
    With the assistance of black skinned women like TBanks, it is already strongly suggested that sisters should expand their options, and begin to look lovingly and longingly upon the great grandsons of their great-grandmother and great-grand-aunts rapists.
    This movie highlights the power of the white supremacist/racist to control the nature of the dialogue.
     
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    I saw it and found it strong and very provoking .
     
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    I saw it and found it to be as mentioned previously, BS! To each his/her own I am reminded that one has some choice as to whether they should drink the kool-aid!
     
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    Rich,
    Why strong and thought provoking?
     
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    “Can’t we all get along?”

    Another movie critic review by J.R. Jones
    http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/moviereviews/080918/
    The turning point of Neil LaBute’s thriller Lakeview Terrace transpires on the front porch of a nicely appointed home in the title community, located in LA’s San Fernando Valley. The new owners, an interracial couple (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington), have invited friends and neighbors over for a housewarming party, and the black cop who lives next door (Samuel L. Jackson) has just made an ugly scene, embarrassing the white husband in front of his black wife and intimidating their guests. Following the cop out, Chris, the husband, calls him on his obnoxious behavior, apologizes for any perceived slights, and tries to defuse the tension that’s been building between them since the couple moved in. Smiling weakly, he asks, Can’t we all get along?” The cop stares at him. “Not Rodney King!” he says. “You playing the race card?” Things go downhill from there; by the end of the scene, any pretense of neighborliness has been discarded for good, and the two men are set on a collision course that will end in tragedy.

    Samuel L Jackson interview for Lakeview Terrace
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe07NwL6dXo&NR=1
     
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    I liked the movie.
    Alot of us feel this way when we see interacial couples.
     
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