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Olive Films New Release Lineup – Brings in Some Gems!
Olive Films June 23rd Releases Featuring a variety of action and comedy films Soul Plane – Collector’S Edition (2004, comedy):Academy Award winner Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actress, Precious) is part of an all-star line-up of gifted actors and comedians who come on board the Soul Plane. Our release includes both the Rated and Unrated version plus cast audio commentary and ...
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Several years ago I attended a panel which though wasn’t about film did have as one of the panelists Jessy Terrero the director of Soul Plane. Needless to say, he tried to defend his film as being a misunderstood satire. The audience for the most part wasn’t having it, but he tried anyway. I think it’s safe to say that Soul Plane is considered one of the true nadirs of black cinema. If you squint your eyes and strain hard enough you can kind of see what they had in mind - a sort of wild satire commenting and upending every black stereotype that you can think of. But the film, about a guy who uses the millions he won in a lawsuit against a flight company to create his »
Photographed by Johanna B Kelly, the film's Australian production designer.
Visual effects maestro Douglas Trumble, sound designers Wylie Stateman, Richard King and Per Hallberg and editor Joe Hutshing (whose credits include Oliver Stone.s W. and Savages and Cameron Crowe.s upcoming Aloha) have mentored Kassab.
The feature debut of Us writer-director Ted Marcus, the film follows students at an elite boarding school who take a stand against government corruption and demand radical action when the over- leveraged Us economy implodes.
The cast includes Liam Aiken (Ned Rifle, The Killer Inside Me), Connor Paolo (Mystic River, Gossip Girl, Revenge), Justin Chon (Twilight, 21 and Over), Chanelle Peloso (TV.s Incredible Crew, Zapped) and Godfrey (Louie, Soul Plane, Zoolander »
- Don Groves
Mo.Nique has been known for her extensive comedic career, from her stand-up gigs to her movies like Phat Girlz and Soul Plane. But everything seemed like it would change for the better when she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Precious . more money, more opportunities, more respect. Unfortunately, this hasn.t happened, and the renowned comedienne and actress has spoken out about her career trajectory, and what has happened since she won Hollywood's highest honor. Mo.Nique recently spoke at length with The Hollywood Reporter and revealed that the reason behind her lack of major success in the dramatic field is because she.s been "blackballed" by Hollywood. At least, that.s what filmmaker Lee Daniels told her over the phone. The Precious director called her up about six or seven months ago, by her own estimations, and told her this. When she asked why, he responded, "Because »
4 items from 2015
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