As soon as we give up hope that we can save ourselves from ourselves, as soon as we're willing to put down our pride and cry out for rescue, God shows up in a yellow shirt. And we are saved.
People are unique and it is that diversity that excites me. Too many times people fear what they don't know instead of noticing the opportunity to learn from it.
Lee Daniels' The Butler works in the same way this year's Jackie Robinson film and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln work. They are sort of cinematic versions of Norman Rockwell's art.
What makes Lee Daniels' films so darn good? The brilliant casting and textured layering through and through. Knowing how to weave history with entertainment with moral message.
Film: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Cast includes: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), David Banner (Street Kings), Mariah Carey (You Don't ...
So, what can we expect from "Lee Daniels' The Butler"? Nothing, I guess, but for the sake of some dog-days chatter let's start here: nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Forest Whitaker), Best Supporting Actress (Oprah Winfrey), Best Costumes and Best Makeup all seem possible, with Danny Strong certainly on the list for Best Original Screenplay.
It's my sobriety birthday and the day Lindsay Lohan sits down on national TV with Saint Oprah to talk about her struggle to stay sober.
Lee Daniels' The Butler is a moving, multidimensional, and sometimes magical film from an emergent filmmaker who is still wrestling with his inside/outside relationship to the Hollywood machine.
Deepak Chopra has a simple life strategy, as he calls it, "I go with the flow."
After earning a degree in communications, Gretchen settled into a job that had her in an office 40-50 hours a week. She quickly learned that it wasn't for her and sought to find a career that dealt with her first passion: dogs.
It's about time. Finally a major-release film about the African American struggle for equality, told from a black man's perspective. Why has it taken Hollywood (aka the film industry) so long to do the right thing?
Most people are shocked by recent reports that Oprah was denied taking a closer look at a $38,000 handbag in a store in Switzerland because the clerk thought it too expensive for her to consider. Digging deeper, something is fundamentally fetid and familiar.
I walked away from Daniels' film deeply moved. As obvious as this film can be in its messages -- bigotry and racism: bad -- it still touches on moments of history from the recent past that need to be recalled, over and over.
I will always remember that day, not only because of that validating review, but that was the very same day that my job, along with several of my peers, was eliminated at Borders Books.
One thing is fairly certain, although Oprah and Jay Z do not agree on the use of the N-Word, together, they are making Tom Ford a rich man!
These stories are not about women who took no for an answer; they're about women who had dreams, who found a passion for something and went with it.