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WATCH THIS: The Underworld of Egypt’s Trash Collectors revealed in Garbage Dreams

WATCH THIS: The Underworld of Egypt’s Trash Collectors revealed in <em>Garbage Dreams</em>

Independent filmmaker Mai Iskander delves into the lives of three teenage trash collectors living in Egypt. Known as the Zaballeen (Arabic for garbage people) Adham (17), Osama (16), and Nabil (18) are faced with life-changing choices as the city seeks to replace them with a multinational garbage disposal company.

Iskander reveals the touching stories of these three boys and reveals the hidden world of Cairo’s Zaballeen, who for generations have collected the city’s garbage.

Winner of 17 awards, including the Jury Prize at the Dubai International film festival and Best Documentary at South by Southwest, Garbage Dreams has been held over at the IFC theater in New York for a second wee until January 26th.

Dreams sheds light on the people that make a living on the by-products of our disposable world.

Blindie highly recommends you watch this film!

Lee Daniels Strips Down Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz in Precious and Delivers an Oscar Contender

Lee Daniels Strips Down Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz in <em>Precious</em> and Delivers an Oscar Contender

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Forget the praise given to Tarantino for rebooting and reaffirming the careers of Bruce Willis, Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and others. Give that crown to Lee Daniels, for stripping away the stardust personas of Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz and Mo’Nique to reveal believable and very real working class New Yorkers in Precious, the tour-de-force film adaptation of the novel Push.

Daniels not only showcases the talent of a most unlikely ensemble cast, he succeeds in pushing these actors to the forefront of the Awards season competition. They’ve gone from being the biggest long shots for dramatic roles to possible award contenders, which makes the vision and talent of Lee Daniels’ direction one to watch during award season as well.

Newcomer Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, a Harlem raised 26-year-old has already won a New Hollywood Award on Monday in Los Angeles and Daniels received the Breakthrough Director Award.

Paula Patton turns out a performance Blindie always knew she was capable of giving if ever the right script came along. She plays her role with such delicacy and care that we can’t help but see the forming stages of the motherly adoption we all hoped would eventually develop between her and Precious.

The tension in Lee Daniels’ film Precious is as gripping as any Hollywood Thriller. There are no chase scenes, no explosive helicopters and no espionage wordplay. There is however the poetic hard-edge slang of the late eighties, brought to you in hues of grey and dark-brown depictions of Harlem circa 1987, when crack cocaine was in full-effect.

Clairece “Precious” Jones chooses to live in her head. In her dreams she’s locking lips with her curly-haired light skinned boyfriend, and posing for the flashing bulbs of fashion photographers. Already, Daniels’ showing us that this girl dreams big, even if she dreams to drown out the onslaught of abuse from her mother, played to perfection by Mo’Nique, in the year’s most head-spinning drama boot-camp makeover.

Precious opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, and if Oprah’s endorsement of Halle Berry’s performance in “Monster’s Ball” was any indication, her late addition to the film as one of the executive producers alongside Tyler Perry, is definitely serving as a marketing goad, pushing Precious to the top of both the critics list and (fingers-crossed) the Oscar nom list. O! The power of Oprah.

Blindie will be watching and reporting on the trajectory of Precious.

Precious Wins Toronto Festival’s People’s Choice Award

<em>Precious</em> Wins Toronto Festival’s People’s Choice Award

precious-movie-posterThe Lee Daniels directed and produced film Precious took home top honors at this year’s Toronto Film Festival on Saturday nabbing the People’s Choice Award.

Previously titled Push, the intense drama has already picked up awards at the Sundance festival and has critics buzzing about possible Oscar noms. Last year’s People’s Choice Awards went to Slumdog Millionaire which then took home Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Oprah Winfrey has since picked up the film, which opens in theaters in November.

Ga Ga: Andre Leon Talley in The September Issue

Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley is of course one of our favorite fashion editors, but his screen time in The September Issue, the docudrama about the making of the 2008 Fall issue, makes us love him even more!

From his admittance that he took up tennis because Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour told him to “lose weight,” to his unapologetic appetite for designer accoutrements like a Louis Vuitton towel and water box, Mr. Talley makes us want to not only take up tennis but rush right out and see The September Issue.

September Issue is due in theaters on August 28.

Spike Lee’s Passing Strange The Movie Trailer

Take a peek at the screen version of the Broadway musical Passing Strange directed by Spike Lee.

Strange was shot live during it’s Broadway run at the Belasco Theater and features the original cast of de’Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge and Rebecca Naomi Jones star. The onstage band includes Jon Spurney, Christian Cassan and Christian Gibbs and the musical creators Stew and Heidi Rodewald.

Don’t worry if you missed Strange on Broadway, thankfully some of the same energy and intensity manages to come through on the screen.

Strange
hits New York City theaters on August 21.

Connor Cruise Set To Star in Red Dawn Remake

Connor Cruise Set To Star in <em>Red Dawn</em> Remake

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Tom Cruise’s adopted son Connor has landed a role in the remake of the 1984 film Red Dawn.

The 14 year-old will play Daryl, the youngest in the group of high schoolers who defend their town against foreign invasion. Josh Hutcherson, Edwin Hodge, Adrianne Palicki and former stars of the Australian series Home and Away Chris Hemsworth and Isabel Lucas will also star in the war drama.

Dawn is scheduled to begin filming next month and set to be released in 2010.

Blindie sees big things on the horizon for the little Cruise man. Afterall, the original film helped put Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen on the Hollywood map and his father is sort of a box-office heavyweight. And in case you missed it, Connor played a young Will Smith in last year’s Seven Pounds.

VIDEO: Chris Rock Takes You Back To Your Roots in Good Hair

Chris Rock takes a candid look at the world and business of black hair in his documentary Good Hair.

With celebrities like Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Megan Good, Raven Symoné, Maya Angelou, and Reverend Al Sharpton offering their views on ‘good hair’ via relaxers and weaves, the film looks like it’s bringing the LOLs!

Blindie especially likes the discussion on weave sex by Nia Long, and you can never fail with Mr. Mooney’s deadpan delivery (while rocking an super-sized afro wig): “If your hair is relaxed, white people are relaxed…if your hair is nappy, they’re not happy!”

Good Hair hits theaters in October