set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with ... See full summary »
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
The movie is based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colors performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color in the world. Written by
The trailer for the film is scored with a cover of Nina Simone's 1966 song "Four Women", which (like the play this movie is based on) tells the stories of several African American women who have had to deal with societal ills caused by the legacies of slavery and racism. See more »
[opening lines; all in voiceover]
[as she dances]
Dark phrases of womanhood, of never having been a girl. Half-note scattered without rhythm.
[as she waters her plants]
... without rhythm. No tune distraught. Laughter falling over a black girl's shoulders. It's funny...
[as she cleans dust away with her broom]
... funny. It's hysterical. The melodylessness of her dance. Don't tell nobody, don't tell a soul. She's dancing on beer cans and shingles.
[as she readies herself for bed]
She's dancing on ...
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Written by Warryn Campbell, Juan Winans and Lisa Kimmey Winans
Performed by Lalah Hathaway
Courtesy of Concord Music Group
Published by Wet Ink Red Music/EMI Music Publishing (ASCAP), Parkside and Curtis Music Publishing (BMI),
Paper Girl Music (ASCAP), MY TY PE Music Publishing (BMI) and Typee Music (ASCAP)
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This was by far one of the best and most realistic movies I have seen in a long time. I was actually shocked to see bad reviews that were so blatantly disrespectful to those of us who liked the movie. i.e commenting that if we liked it we must think Mc.Donald's is good food. Our goal here is to comment on the movie.
Yes it was graphic, yes it was vulgar and yes it will make you cry. However, the women in this movie all had issues I know myself and most other women of color could relate to in some way. If you were one of the people who may have thought there was just too much going on in this movie to be real I would say praise God you were afforded the opportunity to live in a box your entire life. I am a triple degree college graduate who came from the ghetto and an abused home so I know this stuff really happens. I am just happy for a change it wasn't sugar coated.
This was one of Tyler Perry's best work even if it did make me sad. Sad because I can just think of all the people I know and women who are just like those in the movie living on no hope or false hope. In the end it reminded me I need to do a better job in sharing my Witness the gospel of Jesus Christ. Great Movie!!!!!
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