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LIVE@SUNDANCE 2010: Around the World



especially to see:

Pumzi by Wanuri Kahui

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Unless the movie or television show featured an all white cast, (and that in itself is problematic) I cannot tell the last time I have watched a movie that featuring POC that I have not been jarred out of my enjoyment of the story by race and/or gender issues. Even when the movie is based on POC books (HELLO SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE THERE ARE SO MANY ISSUES I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START GODDAMMIT). Ahem. Anyway.

The movie is based off a book of the same name, written by Monica Ali. I bought both novel and film together while browsing Amazon a few days before their "we hate gay books!" assholery hit the mainstream; but the film came first and so sis and bro and I and Dad watched it.

I am not sure how much to tell about the plot without spoiling you, so I'll just say that it traces the emotional journey of the main character Nazneen Ahmed. I can, however, unreservedly proclaim my love for this film. The story was achingly beautiful, women were the focus of this story (yeah!!!!) and it wasn't about them desperately needing a boyfriend to feel complete (double yeah!!!!!) And it was a majority POC story, (in fact whites were actually extras in this book) that translated to exactly that on film (HELLO AVATAR AND 21) and it treated Muslims as people and not caricatures (hey practically every American film made). In fact, most everyone were written as people, complicated three dimensional people, and that warmed the cockles of my heat, let me tell you:) And the scenery! I am a total sucker for beautiful landscapes and in my humble opinion, they did find some great ones. And the ending? Yes.

I haven't read the book so I don't know how good the adaptation is. But, as a movie, I unreservedly recommend it.
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Cowboys And Angels Official Trailer



the cliches seem to be handled in a fresher way.

interesting

Mar. 2nd, 2009 11:53 pm
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"Explicit ills" Official trailer in HIGH DEFINITION


The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
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The Little Mermaid - Poor Unfortunate Souls - English

Lyrics )

Good God. There is a Jonas Brothers version. And I like it!


Les Poissons - The little Mermaid


Lyrics )

Also
Fathoms Below


which apparently hasdeleted lyrics!!!! ) WHeee!!!!!
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via: [livejournal.com profile] skywardprodigal
It's about a nerdy American girl who lives in a group home and one day gets adopted by matriarchal space aliens.



Adopted By Aliens: The Animated Series (Trailer)


Episodes here

Blog

HEE!

Dec. 24th, 2008 10:42 pm
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Just watched Nina's Heavenly Delights

It is de-lightful. The mix of cooking and family and a love story was just...ha. I would definitely suggest it. And it made me hungry, dammit!:)
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via: Bilerico Project

Taylor V. Rice: An Update




Denied admission to the Foreign Service in 2003, Lorenzo Taylor, with the aid of Lambda Legal, sued Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for discrimination in the workplace. As part of our pioneering documentation of the many faces of HIV/AIDS, we revisit and update the case that spurred the lifting of the ban in February 2008, less than 2 weeks before it went to trial.


A Conversation With... Jonathan Capehart and Julian Bond


Julian Bond, Chairman of the NAACP, is a giant in the movement for Black Civil Rights who has been on the front line for equal rights in America for four decades. He is also an outspoken advocate for the rights of America's gays and lesbians. Washington Post editorial writer and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jonathan Capehart, explores Bond's national leadership role in these major social issues of our day, recalling those who were formative in his growth as an activist.


IN THE LIFE: Nina's Heavenly Delights


Denied admission to the Foreign Service in 2003, Lorenzo Taylor, with the aid of Lambda Legal, sued Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for discrimination in the workplace. As part of our pioneering documentation of the many faces of HIV/AIDS, we revisit and update the case that spurred the lifting of the ban in February 2008, less than 2 weeks before it went to trial.
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Introducing the cast of Avatar: The Last Air Bender!!!




Katara, as played by (non-Asian) Nicola Peltz

Katara, as played by (non-Asian) Nicola Peltz

Zuko, as played by (non-Asian) Jesse McCartney

Zuko, as played by (non-Asian) Jesse McCartney

Sokka, as played by (non-Asian) Jackson Rathbone

Sokka, as played by (non-Asian) Jackson Rathbone



I don't even want to talk about this shit. Nojojojo has a nice, reasonable, non-expletive featuring post on the matter I just want to kill people. And use expletives. And while we are at it? Is it so goddamn hard for them to find actual fucking actors for films these days? Jesse fucking McCartney? WTF????


EDIT: And this shit? Is happening with an ASIAN DIRECTOR! What, are we dealing with a quota of diversity here? Since the director is M. Night Shyamalan, the quota of non-whites have been successfully filled, so on with the show? Has he LOST HIS MIND? HAS EVERYONE LOST THEIR MINDS?
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This is my fav bit of music from LOTR: Teh Fllowship of teh Rings. Its part of the Bridge at Khazad Dum, when Gandalf falls and the fellowship are mourning him. The vocalist is Alex Czerniewska




Interestly enough, I found another song from a film called "Sunshine" on youtube, that sound pretty close to my snippet:


Sunshine Soundtrack "John Murphy - The Surface Of The Sun"



in any case, here's the full Bridge Khazad Dum enjoy the choirs!

Soundtrack: The Bridge Of Khazad Dum (Lord of the Rings)
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So have some soundtrack:

Annie Lennox - Into the West Live at Oscars


Into The West (Full Soundtrack Version)



emiliana torrini - gollum's song



Enya - May It Be
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that being said. stuart townsend looked quite ...delectable therein. and i liked some of the songs. so, here goes...

Vampire Lestat- Slept So Long


Vampire Lestat- Forsaken (Disturbed Version)
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Just watched Eragon. Script was pretty bad and the villains were not very good either. On the Villian Meter they rated a three out of ten for scariness. Good thing I waited until DVD.

Next stop, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, at the movie theatre nearest me.

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