Justin Simien made a big splash with his feature directing debut Dear White People, and now he’ll continue making waves over at Netflix. The streaming service has ordered a Dear White People TV series, which like the movie will center on students of color attending a mostly white Ivy League school. As of now, there’s no word on whether any of the original cast members (which included Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, and Tyler James Williams) will return. Read More »
The right director and the right script don’t mean anything without the right actor. Performers are the ones who bridge the gap between the minds behind the camera and the ones in front of the screen. It is their personalities that draw us in, their expressions that tell the story, and their faces that we remember.
There were no shortage of great performances this year, across all genres and all budgets. Inevitably, a few stood out above the rest. See our list of the best performances of 2014 after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
One of the many reasons we’re thankful for Thanksgiving is that it cuts the work week short, giving us twice as much weekend time to spend at the movies. And there’s no shortage of titles right now to spend that time on. The only question is where to start.
To help you answer that, we’ve put together a helpful guide that (we hope) covers every base. Hit the jump for our list of 25 movies to watch this Thanksgiving. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Here’s the great red-band trailer for Dear White People, which looks like a very funny comedy exploring culture clashes, stereotypes and racism on a college campus. You’ll meet a bunch of characters in this trailer, or at least you’ll start to get acquainted with some of the faces they present on campus, and the ways in which they collide. This Dear White People red-band trailer isn’t all that explicit, but there are a couple moments where you’ll want headphones if you’re at work.
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The first trailer for Dear White People made an impression by declaring what it wasn’t. It wasn’t The Help, it wasn’t The Blind Side, it wasn’t The Butler, and it definitely wasn’t Gremlins, which one character argues is secretly about “suburban white fear of black people.” Now a new Dear White People trailer has arrived to tell us what the movie actually is.
As it turns out, the Sundance hit is a wickedly sharp satire about race relations in supposedly America. Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Brandon P Bell, and Teyonah Parris star as four black students dealing with racial bullshit (among other things) at a predominantly white college. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Dear White People made a splash at Sundance as a well-liked, funny satire about race relations in modern America. The first Dear White People teaser trailer has just arrived, and you’ll see pretty quickly why Sundance audiences liked the movie. Writer/director Justin Simien makes his debut with the film, and he’s got a funny and frank voice, and is willing to poke at sensitive topics with humor and energy. And just to make sure the broadest possible audience gets behind this ad campaign, there’s a great gag in the trailer about the real meaning of Gremlins. Watch the teaser below.