Bound For The Promised Land
HBO Films has announced a new television film project that will tell the tale of escaped slave turned civil rights icon Harriet Tubman based on the biography of her life Bound for the Promised Land. Actress Viola Davis (The Help, How to Get Away with Murder) has signed on to play Tubman in this biopic movie that only seems like the most perfect casting ever. It’s been many years since I studied the life of Harriet Tubman so I think I’m due for a refresher. Considering the high quality of films that HBO has produced in recent years, I cannot think of a more fitting studio to bring the story of Harriet Tubman to life. More »
The Next Generation of Villains
Way back in December of 2013, we first learned that Disney was planning a TV movie that would focus on the children of some of the most infamous Disney villains — Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella de Vil and Evil Queen. In June of last year, we got our first look at the cast of this new TV movie, Disney Descendants. Last December, we got to see the first teaser video. Today, we get the first full-length trailer … and our first really good look at the movie’s plotline. Obvs, this TV movie is intended for kids but it’s cool to see how much fun Disney is having with their bad guys. Check out the trailer for Disney Descendants above and get ready — the movie will premiere on the Disney Channel this summer.
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The TV Guide
I randomly ended up spending my entire night with Whitney Houston last night, totally on accident. I was in Anaheim, CA for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend when Lifetime aired their biopic Whitney so I wasn’t able to watch it live when it aired. It was recorded on my DVR but after I got back home from my weekend away, I wasn’t able to get around to watching the movie before I had to fly off to Detroit for most of last week so … my first chance to watch the movie was last night. After I watched the biopic, I watched a bunch of Whitney Houston interviews and then … it was 2 AM. More »
“It’s not just a business relationship”
Earlier this month we got to see the trailer for the much-anticipated Whitney Houston biopic that was directed by Angela Bassett and will debut on Lifetime next month. Today we learn a bit more about the story that will be told when Whitney Houston is released. Actress Yolonda Ross has been cast in the role of Robyn Crawford, the woman who is rumored to have been in a same-sex relationship with Whitney. In the interview excerpted below with Ross, we learn that Whitney‘s and Robyn‘s relationship will be featured … and it won’t be a “business relationship” that we see. More »
Coming January 17
Yesterday we got to see a batch of really great promo photos from the forthcoming Lifetime made-for-TV movie about the life of Whitney Houston. Today we get to see the just-released trailer for Whitney. As you can see above, this trailer already looks better than any biopic movie that Lifetime has already released this year so in that regard, it’s already a winner. I had a feeling having Angela Bassett in the director’s chair would elevate this TV movie to higher ground. It’s obviously too soon to tell judging solely from one trailer but I already love what I see, do you? Whitney will premiere on Lifetime on January 17.
The photos look good ... but ...
After the debacle that the Aaliyah made-for-TV movie biopic turned out to be last month, Lifetime is hoping that the just-released batch of promo photos for the upcoming Angela Bassett-directed made-for-TV movie biopic based on the life of the late Whitney Houston will be better received. Judging by the photos alone, Whitney already looks light years better than what Timbaland referred to as “that bullshit Aaliyah movie” but … as we all know, we have been burned by putting our faith in Lifetime before. Have a look at the photos and see what you think. The promo photos look promising, no? Do you have faith that this movie will turn out well?
Grumpy Cat Cannot Be Stopped
Not content to OWN the holiday made-for-TV game with just a movie starring En Vogue, Lifetime will air Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever on November 29 because, well, this is where our society has taken us. We’ve seen the trailer, now check out a collection of promo photos because, again, this is where our civilization is right now. Enjoy.
"What if En Vogue got back together ...?"
OMG OMG OMG!!! After the fiasco that was the failed Aaliyah biopic movie that aired on Lifetime last weekend, I was pretty certain that the only thing that could get me to tune in and watch their channel again would be the forthcoming Whitney Houston biopic movie (due out next year, surely to piss off the world again) … but I *JUST* found out that Lifetime will air on Saturday night a TV movie titled An En Vogue Christmas which tells the fictional take of the members of En Vogue reuniting to perform an Xmas concert to save a concert theater. As I understand it, former En Vogue member Dawn Robinson is planning to sue the network because she has been excluded from the movie … SO YOU KNOW IT’S GOING TO BE GOOD/TERRRRRRRIBLE! OMG. An En Vogue Xmas movie with most of the members of En Vogue playing En Vogue. My head just exploded. I will deff be tuning in to watch this movie when it airs on Lifetime on Saturday night … WILL YOU JOIN ME?
But producer Wendy Williams is defending the movie
OK, so we already know what Twitter had to say about the Lifetime made-for-TV movie Aaliyah: Princess of R&B that aired on the network over the weekend … but today we hear from Aaliyah‘s friend and music producer Timbaland regarding his thoughts on the movie. As you can see below, Tim was not at all pleased with the “bullshit” movie that aired and he was very vocal on social media about his displeasure over the movie. On the contrary, Wendy Williams (who produced the movie for Lifetime) went on her talk show yesterday to defend the movie, citing the big ratings generated over the weekend. Click below for the contrary He Said / She Said commentary on Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. More »
I just watched about 75% of the Lifetime Aaliyah movie and I have to say… I’m glad. I’m truly glad… that I got to experience that madness with the wonderful world of Twitter. Five minutes in, and the memes were already popping off all over the place—it was incredible. On a serious note, I also have to say a lot of people were pissed about the romanticization of R. Kelly‘s relationship with Aaliyah. Because, um, that guy was/is a known pedophile, so the part of the script where he told an impatient and in love Aaliyah they had to WAIT FOR HER TO TURN 18 BEFORE THEY HAD SEX, well, that just rang untrue. To say the least. But at least there were some laughs? Click inside for more!