Trailer - Belle

Directed by Amma Asante. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, James Norton, Penelope Wilton, Tom Felton, Sam Reid and Matthew Goode. Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last month.

First, this looks pretty solid. Second, I have been wanting a “Black Girl Period Piece” as my friend Cameron calls for it forever. Third, why do I have to wait until May?

In theaters May 2, 2014

I NEED THIS. Saving the date

A period Drama with black people.. *rips hair out in excitement*. I live for this shit.


Looks like it’ll be a really good movie.  Not sure if I’ll see it, though.  Racial movies tend to be a downer for me.


AYYYYY. Period pieces with lots of Black people in pretty period clothes. YAY.

*Emily Watson, not emma. 

But also


I want to know the full story on this and who exactly this woman was and uggh feels SO GOOD SO EXCITED

It’s Dido Elizabeth Belle

I’m so excited there’s finally a trailer!!


As for the true story that this beautiful movie is based on, we’re publishing it on April 1st: Dido Belle.

Shut up and take my money.


I want to stress this again: In many, many parts of the country right now, if you want to go to see a movie in the theater and see a current movie about a woman — any story about any woman that isn’t a documentary or a cartoon — you can’t. You cannot. There are not any. You cannot take yourself to one, take your friend to one, take your daughter to one.

There are not any.

By far your best shot, numbers-wise, at finding one that’s at least even-handedly featuring a man and a woman is Before Midnight (on 891 screens) so I hope you like it. Because it’s pretty much that or a solid, impenetrable wall of movies about dudes.

Dudes in capes, dudes in cars, dudes in space, dudes drinking, dudes smoking, dudes doing magic tricks, dudes being funny, dudes being dramatic, dudes flying through the air, dudes blowing up, dudes getting killed, dudes saving and kissing women and children, and dudes glowering at each other.

Somebody asked me this morning what “the women” are going to do about this. I don’t know. I honestly am at the point where I have no idea what to do about it. Stop going to the movies? Boycott everything?

They put up Bridesmaids, we went. They put up Pitch Perfect, we went. They put up The Devil Wears Prada, which was in two-thousand-meryl-streeping-oh-six, and we went (and by “we,” I do not just mean women; I mean we, the humans), and all of it has led right here, right to this place. Right to the land of zippedy-doo-dah. You can apparently make an endless collection of high-priced action flops and everybody says “win some, lose some” and nobody decides that They Are Poison, but it feels like every “surprise success” about women is an anomaly and every failure is an abject lesson about how we really ought to just leave it all to The Rock.

At The Movies, The Women Are Gone : Monkey See : NPR

The whole article is fantastic, as is pretty much everything Linda Holmes writes.

(via kdhart)

No, but really - read this.



2013 Academy Award Nominees: Best Picture

Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty

Still need to see Argo (this has become a running joke I have with myself, that I’ve been meaning to see this damn movie for like six months now). Have seen everything else except Amour, which… I don’t think I can do it, guys. I think I need to skip the requisite soul-crushing foreign film this year.




The 100 greatest movie threats of all time. Warning: language.

Memorizing now.

For later use.

So much amazing in this video: 

"Whatever you reachin’ for better be a sandwich ‘cause you gonna have to eat it!"


"But if you toy with me, I’ll burn you so bad you’ll wish you’d died as a child."