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irriesh said: Let me watch all of them first

I’m biased but I think you will enjoy them all : )

My birthday in April, Maleficent in May, and Wizard World Philly in June…this spring is gonna rock so hard!!!

When you get that crush on the character actor/actress who kinda shows up in things and you’re like *UNF* every time you see them but dont know their name (or can never remember it) for the longest time but dont care because its like a little slice of happiness when they show up on a show you always watch or in a movie where you never expected to see them.

If you could recommend one movie for my viewing pleasure, for any reason, what would it be and why?

Capote is back on Netflix!!! I will be watching it again.

Mar 9

There’s a preview for Mandela on my 12 Years a Slave DVD and all I was thinking while watching it was “Hell no, I cannot see that movie right now…I will burn some shit down”.

Mar 9

I just finished 12 Years a Slave…I’m pretty much just moved to silence.  My hands shake as I type this.  I want to read the book but know I could never make it through such a thing.  It was a beautifully done film, Steve McQueen gets all of my respect, Chiwetel Ejiofor gets all of my respect, Lupita Nyong’o gets all of my respect, Brad Pitt gets all of my respect.  It was a human story, an American story, and it took a long time to be told but it was told in so profoundly a way as to never be forgotten.

Just watched Big Trouble in Little China on Netflix.  I’ve loved that movie since I was a kid.

justinsimien:

#1 on Buzzfeed! “Simien’s feature debut is a sharp, hilarious, intelligent, fast-moving, Election-like examination of race on a fancy, mostly white college campus. I had high hopes for this movie, and they were all met. Exceeded, actually. The performances, especially Thompson’s and Williams’, were so nuanced and likable. I found myself trying to remember the movie’s jokes as I heard them, because they were so on-point and repeatable. Like this one: “Dear White People on Instagram: You own an iPhone and you go on hikes. We get it.” So funny! And sweet, and good-hearted. Also, I would argue that there’s never been a good movie about college? But now there is.” - Kate Aurthur

justinsimien:

#1 on Buzzfeed! “Simien’s feature debut is a sharp, hilarious, intelligent, fast-moving, Election-like examination of race on a fancy, mostly white college campus. I had high hopes for this movie, and they were all met. Exceeded, actually. The performances, especially Thompson’s and Williams’, were so nuanced and likable. I found myself trying to remember the movie’s jokes as I heard them, because they were so on-point and repeatable. Like this one: “Dear White People on Instagram: You own an iPhone and you go on hikes. We get it.” So funny! And sweet, and good-hearted. Also, I would argue that there’s never been a good movie about college? But now there is.” - Kate Aurthur

needstobespanked:

lauryntrill:

2damnfeisty:

zebablah:

not enough.

and stop giving us best supporting.

viola should be there. quvenzhané should be there.

fuck the academy, etc

Angela should be there. Whoopi and Denzel shoulda been there at least 3 times.

seriously waiting on Angela’s.

  Denzel should have won for “Malcolm X”

  Angela Bassett & Lawrence Fishburne (Whaaaaa 2 black people for the same film!) for “What’s love got to do with it.”

  Samuel L Jackson should have won for “Pulp Fiction”. Tho Martin Landau was amazing in “Ed Wood” (He won the oscar that year over Samuel) It’s Sam Jackson in “Pulp Fiction” one of the most iconic roles of the 90’s and he didn’t win a fucking oscar. That’s a different rant though about the Academy Awards cause they pretty much snubbed almost all of “Pulp Fiction” that year. 

  “The Color Purple” Should have won BEST PICTURE! It has everything that the “Academy” is looking for in a Best Picture. It’s an uplifting story about a character who over came her personal struggles to find inner strength. So I’m still trying to figure out why this film didn’t win Best Picture. 

  I honestly have a big issue with Hollywood in general when it comes to how they treat black performers/writers/directors/creators. I’m not saying that we should expect them to just give us stuff cause we are black. Even though that is kind of what they already do.

  They make honoring a black performer like throwing them a dog treat or a look they did an acting job…everyone give them a clap. (Again Hollywood is run by a lot of racist people who happen to still be alive from back in the day when they were HELLA racist. lol)  I do know that it has to be on our side too. We have to give them quality content to nominate…and i’m aware like all genres of movies. I think Hollywood needs to fix a lot of stuff…a lottttttttt of stuff. This is just one of those things. *Smiles*

-Layla Kay

^.^

I gave it all up when Kevin Spacey won for American Beauty over Denzel Washington for The Hurricane.  American Beauty was good, they were both former Oscar winners, and Denzel got ROBBED!  Even Kevin kinda looked surprised when his name was called.  And dont even get me started on Angela Bassett losing and Halle Berry winning.

(Source: trackgirl22)