The Help

All of the good word of mouth (sans some critics) has helped The Butler take the number one spot at the box office, very likely dragging people out who don’t go to the movies. There’s Oprah in the best performance ...

It’s really hard, isn’t it, to defend, spend time on, invest any emotion on an institution that could continually, and repeatedly, up to and including this year, make such ridiculous choices when the better films are staring them right in ...
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I’m loving the Cicely Tyson nomination – she never got her due.  Also nice to see Emma Stone recognized.  Though of course, three of the year’s best performances, Viola Davis,  Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain are also nominated and have ...

The Help is enjoying the success most dramas this year haven’t quite reached: 100-million dollar baby status.  Actually, The Help grossed $160 million, unheard of for a movie that only stars women and isn’t necessarily about sex and a city, ...

Best Picture – THE HELP Best Director – Dee Rees for PARIAH Best Actor – Olivier Litondo for THE FIRST GRADER Best Actress – Viola Davis for THE HELP Best Supporting Actor – Albert Brooks for DRIVE Best Supporting Actress ...

I think I am on the brink of getting fired this year for my squirrelly predictions on both Gold Derby and The Gurus of Gold.  When you pick something outside of the general thinking you are often written off for ...

One of the threads running through this year’s Oscar race is the single father who must pull things together for the sake of his kids.  This is especially poignant in three films – Moneyball, The Descendants and We Bought a ...

This is an important speech to watch. What she says, how she says it. It’s rare for an actress to be so articulate and insightful not just about acting, but about life. The thing about the awards race, or maybe ...

Nice to hear the cast members dig into the themes in The Help.

It is always a good thing when the best writers are attracted to, or forced to write about, the Oscar race.  It automatically elevates the material.  When the New  York Times’ David Carr tripped into the Oscar race it changed ...

DreamWorks/Disney holds tight to the #1 spot at the box-office as The Help cleans up for the 3rd week in a row. An estimated $18 million for the 4-Day Holiday Weekend and a total of $122 mil in one month. ...

It hardly seems fathomable that only one black actress, Whoopi Goldberg, has been twice nominated for an Oscar.  I suppose we’re supposed to be happy that black actresses are nominated at all.  With Viola Davis leading the charge on the ...

Be it controversial or not there is no denying the power of The Help so much so that it is lighting up the box office through word of mouth.  The publicity has been off the hook as well, perhaps not ...

Probably those who greenlit The Help never imagined it would be birthed into a racially contentious time in our history.  It’s 2011 and we have our nation’s first black president – the shit has mostly hit the fan, but let’s ...

There is much to complain about in The Help.  For one thing, the black folk cluck around like uniformly “good” hens in a hen house.  This makes us sympathize with them, of course, but it tells the story from Whitey’s ...

(via LatinoReview)

Priddy poster for The Help plays a sunny variation on the palette of the bestselling book cover. Full-sized after the cut.

Official synopsis: Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very ...
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First stills from The Help, Dreamworks promising adaptation of one of last year’s most significant literary events. Kathryn Stockett’s novel chronicling small town America in the throes of the Civil Rights Movement rose to top bestseller charts and capped off ...

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