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« Reply #60 on: December 15, 2009, 06:31:01 am »
I kind of see what you are saying. Here in Columbus there is a weekly meeting of a support group entitled Grandparents raising grandchildren. This cuts across racial lines in all, however I bet a good size of that group belongs to minority grans. Lord knows and I bet Reg can relate I'm 37 and I have to go outside and play cops and robbers with my 5 year old. Teenage parenting might not be that bad. Go ahead and get this stuff out the way. Lol. Jenn you kicking running back numbers by now aint ya. Girl if you plan on it you better go ahead and knock it out. 30 something and coloring and putting puzzles is cute for the first 30 minutes or so.

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« Reply #61 on: December 15, 2009, 11:21:33 am »
Great review of this movie

http://smallmediumlarge.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/precious/


Also another one
http://www.mail-archive.com/scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com/msg35404.html
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"I'm prejudiced against people who are darker than me...When I was young, I
went to a church where the lighter-skinned you were, the closer you sat to the
altar".  --Lee Daniels, director of "Precious".

Sad stuff.



« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 11:40:08 am by Seven »

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« Reply #62 on: December 15, 2009, 12:54:18 pm »
Golden Globe noms for Mo'Nique and Gabby - no shock there.

http://news.lalate.com/2009/12/15/monique-golden-globe-nomination/
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20327348,00.html

I don't see Gabby taking it over Sandra Bullock or Helen Mirren, but Mo is pretty much a lock in her category. How tragic. Coonery wins again.

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« Reply #63 on: December 15, 2009, 01:43:53 pm »
Golden Globe noms for Mo'Nique and Gabby - no shock there.

http://news.lalate.com/2009/12/15/monique-golden-globe-nomination/
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20327348,00.html

I don't see Gabby taking it over Sandra Bullock or Helen Mirren, but Mo is pretty much a lock in her category. How tragic. Coonery wins again.


Look on the bright side.

Mo winning the GG makes its all the more easier for the Oscar to go to Penelope Cruz.

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« Reply #64 on: December 16, 2009, 04:43:46 am »
Golden Globe noms for Mo'Nique and Gabby - no shock there.

http://news.lalate.com/2009/12/15/monique-golden-globe-nomination/
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20327348,00.html

I don't see Gabby taking it over Sandra Bullock or Helen Mirren, but Mo is pretty much a lock in her category. How tragic. Coonery wins again.

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"I'm prejudiced against people who are darker than me...When I was young, I
went to a church where the lighter-skinned you were, the closer you sat to the
altar".  --Lee Daniels, director of "Precious".
Hold up so why the same hill in this movie the lightskinned are the good guys?
With these choices, I felt that the American black man only needed to choose which one to get eaten by; the liberal fox or the conservative wolf because both of them will eat him.

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« Reply #65 on: December 16, 2009, 07:06:04 am »
May I just point out again that Nicole Beharie was NOT nominated? You watch clips like this and tell me if that's right.




And may I point out that Negroes didn't exactly flock to this movie, either. So when I get to Hollywood and get rich on my Coony McShuffles the Tap Dancing Nigger films, I don't want to hear anything from anybody.

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« Reply #66 on: December 16, 2009, 09:32:38 am »
May I just point out again that Nicole Beharie was NOT nominated? You watch clips like this and tell me if that's right.

http://tinypic.com/m/6qlgeq/4
http://tinypic.com/m/6qli0n/4

And may I point out that Negroes didn't exactly flock to this movie, either. So when I get to Hollywood and get rich on my Coony McShuffles the Tap Dancing Nigger films, I don't want to hear anything from anybody.


NOBODY saw this movie, it seems.

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&id=americanviolet.htm

Precious had a better ad campaign than American Violet did. Posters and T.V. Commercials.

Iím not sure American Violet had an ad campaign at all. And its not a film like Black Dynamite that can get away with e-marketing.   

We can fault the brothers for their viewing habits all we like (and I have) but you canít watch a flick you donít know exists.

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=akeelahandthebee.htm

That American Violet didn't even break 10 Mil tells me nobody knew about the thing.







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« Reply #67 on: December 16, 2009, 11:30:51 am »

And may I point out that Negroes didn't exactly flock to this movie, either. So when I get to Hollywood and get rich on my Coony McShuffles the Tap Dancing Nigger films, I don't want to hear anything from anybody.

Oh, you'll be hearing from me.

Protests in front of your Bel-Air mansion.

Check.

Accusations of stealing MY intellectual property.

Check.

P.S.- Halle Berry and Lauryn Hill will be the headliners at my protesst rallies!

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« Reply #68 on: December 16, 2009, 12:19:02 pm »
Uh, excuse me? Who do you think I'm hiring to be Coony's loyal sidekick, Bitch n' Moan?

Precious had a better ad campaign than American Violet did. Posters and T.V. Commercials.

Right, and that's my point. Why Precious? Why did they latch onto THAT film, which isn't even all that great? I mean, the main character has four children by three different men - and is one of three generations living in the projects. What, is that not ghetto ENOUGH? Or is because she's a Christian mother who raises her children with love and the support of their grandmother (Alfre Woodard) and doesn't resort to all that cussin n'sh*t? There's even a child molester, ffs! Is it because it's NOT the dad, who loves his daughters and pays (some) child support?
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« Reply #69 on: December 17, 2009, 01:30:38 am »
I think the support of Tyler Perry and Oprah probably had something to do with it. Plus, Mariah Carey to a lesser extent Paula Patton, with even Lenny Kravitz and Sherri Shephard thrown in there. Precious had bigger stars.

American Violet was not promoted well. I only saw an article about it in the Washington Post, didn't go see it. Didn't really know what it was about. And then bam, I see it at Target and its 18 dollars, which I think is a little expensive for my taste, though I might pick it up. I also have to wonder, after reading the box, is that the American Violet movie might've had a more proactive, tougher protagonist. Precious, though she did fight back, didn't really accomplish much, not like I'm assuming the AV protag did from the box cover. I might be wrong but the AV protag fought against the system and won. At the end of Precious, she hadn't even passed one damned test. She was near it. It was like the idea of black resignation, perhaps more powerful in Precious, made it both attractive to white and black audiences. I think black resignation has been a powerful theme throughout black media, for a long time. Despite all the buzz though, Precious isn't making tons of money. Though the TP and Oprah thing, plus the false advertising about Precious being uplifting, got some people to the theater. I don't think its a film that has a lot of rewatch value and I don't think its uplifting or heartwarming enough, like I'm assuming the Blind Side is, particularly from its strong box office receipts. Though I have no desire to see that film. I've seen one large, uneducated, black pin cushion this season and I have no desire to see another.

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« Reply #70 on: December 17, 2009, 01:54:46 am »
I think the support of Tyler Perry and Oprah probably had something to do with it. Plus, Mariah Carey to a lesser extent Paula Patton, with even Lenny Kravitz and Sherri Shephard thrown in there. Precious had bigger stars.

This.

If its one thing those two can is get thier chosen product advertised. And most of the early press I saw for Precious was more about Mariah Carey then anybody else actually.

"Hey look everybody! Mariah's is a movie! and she's actually pretty good!! She even de-glammed!!! She's so brave!!!!"

It was only after the initial screening that anybody even mentioned Mo and Gabby. 


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« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2010, 02:24:36 pm »
I just got to see it finally.. the film finally hit the second-run theater chain near me..  I had avoided reading much to avoid spoilers..

I liked it.. but wow.. it's really difficult to watch at times.. all the casual brutality heaped upon Precious.. the enabling grandmother.. the younger girl in the tenement who likely has her own misery to deal with..

..I haven't read the book, so I don't know what's "missing".. but the ending felt kind of abrupt; I would have liked a sort of epilogue..

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« Reply #73 on: March 28, 2010, 02:33:34 pm »
May I just point out again that Nicole Beharie was NOT nominated? You watch clips like this and tell me if that's right.

http://tinypic.com/m/6qlgeq/4
http://tinypic.com/m/6qli0n/4

And may I point out that Negroes didn't exactly flock to this movie, either. So when I get to Hollywood and get rich on my Coony McShuffles the Tap Dancing Nigger films, I don't want to hear anything from anybody.


Damn I want to steal that so bad! I laughed for like a few minutes. Its funny cause its true. I saw this movie and I was like, why doesn't Mo'Nique have a mustache she can twirl to complete her cartoon villainy? All those good roles she did, she (like Denzel) wins for being the worst example of a black person they could portray. And everytime Precious got hit she's have a fantasy about being white or at some awards show or something. I just couldn't get with this movie.
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« Reply #74 on: March 28, 2010, 02:50:43 pm »
I'm sorry but what good roles has Mo'Nique been in? The only movies I can think she's been in was Phat Girls and Roscoe Jenkins. I do get your point, though to be fair, I thought Mo'Nique's acting was fine especially compared to what I had seen of it before. And I had a good feeling she would get the Oscar because the Academy seems to loves black pathology. Now I'm hearing that Lee Daniels is going to do a movie about Selma, I shudder to think how he'll ride the black pathology train in that too like Precious and Monster's Ball.