Count the Fail


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  1. It could be the fact that I'm sleepy. Butt the thing that jumped out at me was Zoe Saldana's mere presence...and shaking her ass at the hangover/Limitless dude.

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  2. Why is Zoe mentioned at last ?

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  3. To start, that movie is too damn white to be set in New York. Then, from what i saw, they positioned Zoe Saldana's character as both the hangover guy's experiment in blackness and as doing bad considering that living the life is apparently being rich and having a white woman at all cost (from what i gathered from that trailer). Also, the fuck was that ass shake?

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  4. Lifecoaster8/9/12, 3:25 PM

    Fuck this tripe and all it represents. *drops mic and strolls out*

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  5. I didn't see the hangover thing, oh well, I always miss stuff. All I can see is his novel about with the black girl won't sell and he has to change it in order to be famous? (yeah, white America...) What is the bad news he has to tell the black girl? Choosing between life and fiction means choosing between his black girlfriend and his novel that seems to be a breakup material when revealed to her? That's why he says he doesn't feel strong enough about the person he wanted to be when he is in front of other whites?
    Why does a white girl have to be there? Why can't he be just in love with the black girl? I feel that she'll be dumped and betrayed in the end (or before the end). Seems like her presence in the movie is mainly sexual/exotic...?

    LOL I'm sorry ladies, my brain was a bit tired and then all of a sudden I started thinking in a weird way...

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  6. Also the words "life" was associated with the white girl who, now that I think of it, seems like the character of his novel, while the word "fiction" was associated <ith the black girl, his actual girlfriend (I think??). Like, he has twisted something here to please the white critics? See, the trailer shows a lot of parallel/similar scenes with the 2 women... O_o It seems more realistic than seeing him actually dating 2 women! Well, who knows...

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  7. I tried reading up on the premise to get a feel of her role. Aside of the plagiarism slant, fan boys seemed to be praising the white girl in the movie (Olivia Wilde) while hurling pejoratives at Zoe Saldana. It seems a black actress's only measure of success is when she's cast as the love interest of a white man.

    “The star of the movie is Bradley Cooper, and his character is in a relationship with Zoë Saldaña. The two actors were dating at the time of filming, so their passions here aren’t just acting.”

    The movie seems to draw a parallel between the original writer of the manuscript and his white muse, and Bradley coppers literary struggles and his black muse (Zoë). He and Zoe get married but the clip seems to suggest she’s holding him back (ergo it’s not the life he wants). The movie seems to imply the white woman is commensurate with success while the black woman (physical love) is reflective of his failure. It also implies that he’s willing to sacrifice his new black bride for the trappings of success. Ostensibly he comes to love his new life and falls out of love with the old life his black wife represents. She distracts him with Eros while true passion (agape) is experienced only by the man he stole the manuscript from.

    Mind you, the same fan boys that had problems with the off-screen interracial love scene between Idris Elba & Charlize Theron’s characters (Vickers and Janek) might not have a problem with a white man loving up a black woman of questionable heritage.

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    1. Mind you, the same fan boys that had problems with the off-screen interracial love scene between Idris Elba & Charlize Theron’s characters (Vickers and Janek) might not have a problem with a white man loving up a black woman of questionable heritage.

      Explains all the arson & shootings.

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    2. These coloreds have gotten too cozy for their own good. With the white birth rate at a standstill our only choice is to reduce the surplus (non-white) population. Or at least scare them bad enough so that they go back to where they came from.

      What these xenophobic whites fail to realize is that with every hate crime they commit, they’re only hastening the inevitable. This puts me in the mind of Animatrix; where the white man brings about his inevitable demise by turning on the machines. We were treated much like machines once. I particularly like the part about The Million Machine March. Now if that's not a nod to us I'd like to know what is...

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    3. Totally agree! *sigh* They know what's coming one of these days. It reminds me of a comedy sketch I came across not too long ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHlvvP8r4OY

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  8. From what I see this man is using the women as subjects/experiments for his book. I just see him being with Zoe for his play thing and the White woman as his future wife. You know how the story goes.I can see those fails in this clip.

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  9. "...and Bradley coppers"
    Forgive me...
    "Bradley Cooper's"

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  10. This sounds like a hot bowl of shit. Keepin' my loot.

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  11. Leo Princess8/10/12, 12:56 AM

    Do I even want to press play? No. I'll just that H-Wood for continuing to save me money, and keep it moving.

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  12. I was only able to watch it once, and it took a lot just to get through it.

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  13. I thought the movie was about him being a failed writer and he uses another man's work to gain success, but he gets busted. If you pay close attention, all of the scenes with the white woman are in the past. There is another man who is her love interest (the orginial author, I presume.)

    As for the relationship between Cooper's & Zaldana's characters, we shall have to wait and see.

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    1. This is what I gather as well, but even so, I say fail.

      You want to be a writer? Fine. But hold down a regular day job and pay your bills like a grown-up.

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  14. I agree with Mickey; that's what I got from the trailer. However, I still think it looks like a hot bowl of shit that I refuse to pay to see.

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  15. Um, add another fail on...apparently Zoe Saldana is going to be playing Nina Simone. No, that is not a typo. Please, let's discuss.

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  16. why is she shaking her butt in his face? Also what's with Zoe Saldana being the "official black girl," that they use now in every white movie...she's always with a white man in every movie...wtf??...

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