Movie trailer- dear white people

#1 Edited by dave123321 (33330 posts) -

First a concept trailer from a couple of years back

http://vimeo.com/44018538

Now the teaser trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uag2G0J6iqw

Dear White People | Teaser Trailer HD | In Theaters Oct. 17

Description stuff

Dear White People

Galas

(USA, 2014, 106 mins, DCP)

Directed By: Justin Simien

Screenwriter: Justin Simien

Producers: Effie T. Brown, Ann Le, Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Lena Waithe

Executive Producers: Stephanie Allain-Bray, Leonid Lebedev

Cinematographer: Topher Osborn

Editor: Phillip Bartell

Music: Kathryn Bostic

Cast: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell

Samantha White is a bold young student at the prestigious Winchester University who wants change and is not afraid to provoke it. Tired of the empty gestures and the phony platitudes other students offer the administration in the name of diversity, Samantha walks the ornery talk she gives on her radio show, Dear White People, by running for president of the all-black residence hall. If only everyone could keep up with her politics.

Justin Simien's prize-winning directorial debut is a satirical look at campus life and racial identity in a "post-racial" America. An ensemble cast of rising star talents, including Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris and Brandon Bell, makes the political very, very personal.

Looks like a fun little adventure in enjoyment

Thoughts, comments, concerns, hopes, dreams, etc etc

#2 Posted by Master_Live (13612 posts) -

Could be worst. But then again, it always can be worst.

#3 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17276 posts) -

Looking forward to it. Have heard good things from people who have already seen it.

#4 Posted by SaintLeonidas (25688 posts) -

Looking forward to it. Have heard good things from people who have already seen it.

^

#5 Posted by playmynutz (5921 posts) -

Interesting

#6 Posted by themajormayor (25620 posts) -

Looks like shit.

#7 Edited by LostProphetFLCL (16965 posts) -

The description kind of sucks as it really gives you little insight into any actual plot for the movie, but the teaser trailer was definitely funny. Will keep an eye on this one.

#8 Posted by jasean79 (2177 posts) -

I'll pass.

#9 Posted by xdude85 (4313 posts) -

Oh nice, another white guilt film.

#10 Edited by SaintLeonidas (25688 posts) -

@xdude85 said:

Oh nice, another white guilt film.

Yeah...cause there are SO many of those...

#11 Posted by GazaAli (22491 posts) -

Looks like a fountain of tolerance and diversity. I expect the movie to do really well and receive much "critical acclaim".

#13 Edited by PannicAtack (20853 posts) -

Well, doesn't sound like it's pulling punches, for sure.

Trailer is promising.

#14 Posted by lamprey263 (22419 posts) -

I wanna watch it, though I must admit when the first thing I saw in the OP was "First a concept trailer from a couple of years back", I was hoping it was the live action Uncle Ruckus movie.

#15 Posted by jasean79 (2177 posts) -

Are the Wayans Brothers part of this? Seems like something they'd be producing.

#16 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17276 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

Are the Wayans Brothers part of this? Seems like something they'd be producing.

Don't know why you'd say that. This movie has actually gotten good reviews.

#17 Posted by jasean79 (2177 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

Are the Wayans Brothers part of this? Seems like something they'd be producing.

Don't know why you'd say that. This movie has actually gotten good reviews.

Are you insinuating that the Wayans brothers can't make good, quality films? lol Come on, 'White Chicks' was them at the top of their game!

#18 Posted by dave123321 (33330 posts) -
#19 Posted by sukraj (21604 posts) -

no thanks

#20 Posted by Master_Live (13612 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

@-Sun_Tzu- said:

@jasean79 said:

Are the Wayans Brothers part of this? Seems like something they'd be producing.

Don't know why you'd say that. This movie has actually gotten good reviews.

Are you insinuating that the Wayans brothers can't make good, quality films? lol Come on, 'White Chicks' was them at the top of their game!

lol

#21 Posted by whipassmt (13831 posts) -

"An all-black residence hall" - wouldn't that violate anti-discrimination laws?

@jasean79 said:

@-Sun_Tzu- said:

@jasean79 said:

Are the Wayans Brothers part of this? Seems like something they'd be producing.

Don't know why you'd say that. This movie has actually gotten good reviews.

Are you insinuating that the Wayans brothers can't make good, quality films? lol Come on, 'White Chicks' was them at the top of their game!

White Chicks was a good movie. Had some very funny parts.

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of movies that get "good reviews" are actually pretty boring, and a lot of good, entertaining movies that do well in the box-office get bad reviews. I think there is a disconnect between many reviewers and the actual audience: the audience wants to be entertained, they don't care about the artsy-fartsy rubbish.

#22 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (16965 posts) -

"An all-black residence hall" - wouldn't that violate anti-discrimination laws?

@jasean79 said:

@-Sun_Tzu- said:

@jasean79 said:

Are the Wayans Brothers part of this? Seems like something they'd be producing.

Don't know why you'd say that. This movie has actually gotten good reviews.

Are you insinuating that the Wayans brothers can't make good, quality films? lol Come on, 'White Chicks' was them at the top of their game!

White Chicks was a good movie. Had some very funny parts.

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of movies that get "good reviews" are actually pretty boring, and a lot of good, entertaining movies that do well in the box-office get bad reviews. I think there is a disconnect between many reviewers and the actual audience: the audience wants to be entertained, they don't care about the artsy-fartsy rubbish.

There is some disconnect (reviewers tend to way overrate big-name dramas and underrate horror and action movies) but the big issue in terms of box office numbers is that people are stupid and will go see some of the shittiest movies in existence. This is why people like The Wayans Brothers keep getting to make movies. They appeal to the absolute lowest common denominator and dumb audiences eat that shit up...

#23 Posted by jasean79 (2177 posts) -

@whipassmt said:

"An all-black residence hall" - wouldn't that violate anti-discrimination laws?

@jasean79 said:

@-Sun_Tzu- said:

@jasean79 said:

Are the Wayans Brothers part of this? Seems like something they'd be producing.

Don't know why you'd say that. This movie has actually gotten good reviews.

Are you insinuating that the Wayans brothers can't make good, quality films? lol Come on, 'White Chicks' was them at the top of their game!

White Chicks was a good movie. Had some very funny parts.

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of movies that get "good reviews" are actually pretty boring, and a lot of good, entertaining movies that do well in the box-office get bad reviews. I think there is a disconnect between many reviewers and the actual audience: the audience wants to be entertained, they don't care about the artsy-fartsy rubbish.

There is some disconnect (reviewers tend to way overrate big-name dramas and underrate horror and action movies) but the big issue in terms of box office numbers is that people are stupid and will go see some of the shittiest movies in existence. This is why people like The Wayans Brothers keep getting to make movies. They appeal to the absolute lowest common denominator and dumb audiences eat that shit up...

Let's throw Kevin Hart in there with the Wayans brothers too.

The Wayans should've stuck with sketch comedy. Their acting worked well on 'In Living Colour'. I don't think any of them are funny enough to sustain a reputable acting career as a comedian on their own, though. But like you said, their movies like 'Scary Movie' appeal to some of the dumbest audiences around.

#24 Posted by whipassmt (13831 posts) -

@whipassmt said:

"An all-black residence hall" - wouldn't that violate anti-discrimination laws?

@jasean79 said:

@-Sun_Tzu- said:

@jasean79 said:

Are the Wayans Brothers part of this? Seems like something they'd be producing.

Don't know why you'd say that. This movie has actually gotten good reviews.

Are you insinuating that the Wayans brothers can't make good, quality films? lol Come on, 'White Chicks' was them at the top of their game!

White Chicks was a good movie. Had some very funny parts.

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of movies that get "good reviews" are actually pretty boring, and a lot of good, entertaining movies that do well in the box-office get bad reviews. I think there is a disconnect between many reviewers and the actual audience: the audience wants to be entertained, they don't care about the artsy-fartsy rubbish.

There is some disconnect (reviewers tend to way overrate big-name dramas and underrate horror and action movies) but the big issue in terms of box office numbers is that people are stupid and will go see some of the shittiest movies in existence. This is why people like The Wayans Brothers keep getting to make movies. They appeal to the absolute lowest common denominator and dumb audiences eat that shit up...

I don't think it's fair to generalize whole audiences as being "dumb". White chicks was a funny movie, it had some good jokes and some funny scenes.

I think another reason for the disconnect is that some reviewers can be too political, that they may think a movie is great just because it makes some kind of social or political point, and may think movies that don't make such points are not that good.

#25 Edited by dave123321 (33330 posts) -

Let's remember that this doesn't seem to be a waynes-esque thing

#26 Posted by whipassmt (13831 posts) -

Is it just me, or do you think that if this movie was about a white student trying to change campus policies that he felt where unfair to white people that it wouldn't get as good reviews from the professional critics that a movie about a black student trying to change policies that are unfair to black people?

#27 Edited by Aljosa23 (24281 posts) -

Is it just me, or do you think that if this movie was about a white student trying to change campus policies that he felt where unfair to white people that it wouldn't get as good reviews from the professional critics that a movie about a black student trying to change policies that are unfair to black people?

lol "unfair to white people". We have it pretty damn good.

#28 Edited by GamingGod999 (2891 posts) -

Not the greatest of trailers.

EDIT: Is it suppose to be uber-ironic to stereotypically portray these African-American characters with 'attitude'/anger?

#29 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (758 posts) -

Not the greatest of trailers.

EDIT: Is it suppose to be uber-ironic to stereotypically portray these African-American characters with 'attitude'/anger?

Yeah, I think it's that stereotype of blacks being hypersensitive about race.

Dunno how that's ironic tho

#30 Posted by KHAndAnime (13142 posts) -

White Chicks was a good movie. Had some very funny parts.

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of movies that get "good reviews" are actually pretty boring, and a lot of good, entertaining movies that do well in the box-office get bad reviews. I think there is a disconnect between many reviewers and the actual audience: the audience wants to be entertained, they don't care about the artsy-fartsy rubbish.

Sounds like you just have shitty tastes. Indicative by the bolded. I'm sure The Godfather put you to sleep.