Movie Recommendation “The Help” It’s the Feel Good Movie You’ve Needed

We’ve written about the new movie opening tomorrow called “The Help” and I’m sure you’ve seen the best selling book or a clip for the movie on TV… but just in case, here’s some cool behind the scene’s photos and videos to get you into the theatre for what will surely be a “feel good” movie!!

- Save us a seat – we’re bringing the popcorn with lots of butter!

Meet the 4 Main Characters:

Aibileen:

Hilly:

Minnie:

Skeeter:

Check out photos from Sissy Spacek’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony 

Sissy Spacek Getting Her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sissy Spacek Getting Her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

THE HELP costars Jessica Chastain and Ahna O’Reilly with Sissy Spacek

THE HELP costars Jessica Chastain and Ahna O’Reilly with Sissy Spacek

At the Premiere of “The Help” Movie

Leslie Jordan, Sissy Spacek,  Allison Janney, Emma Stone, Anha O'Reilly, Viola Davis, Ocativa Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Tate Taylor, Brunson Green, Kathryn Stockett,  Aunjanue Ellis, David Oyelowo, Mike Vogel, Chris Lowell Mary Steenburgen, Chris Columbus

Leslie Jordan, Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney, Emma Stone, Anha O’Reilly, Viola Davis, Ocativa Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Tate Taylor, Brunson Green, Kathryn Stockett, Aunjanue Ellis, David Oyelowo, Mike Vogel, Chris Lowell Mary Steenburgen, Chris Columbus
Leslie Jordan on the Red Carpet for "The Help" Movie

Leslie Jordan on the Red Carpet for "The Help" Movie

Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer on the Red Carpet for "The Help" Movie

Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer on the Red Carpet for "The Help" Movie

At the After Party for the Premiere of “The Help” Movie

Allison Janney,  Jessica Chastain, Anha O'Reilly, Viola Davis

Allison Janney, Jessica Chastain, Anha O’Reilly, Viola Davis
Kathryn Stockett, Emma Stone, Viola Davis

Kathryn Stockett, Emma Stone, Viola Davis

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THE HELP

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Genre:                          Drama

Rating:                         PG-13

U.S. Release date:         August 10, 2011

Running Time:               137 mins.

Cast:                             Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

Director:                       Tate Taylor

Producers:                     Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan

Executive Producers:      Mark Radcliffe, Tate Taylor, L. Dean Jones Jr., Nate Berkus, Jennifer Blum, John Norris, Jeff Skoll and Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei

Screenplay by:               Tate Taylor

Based on the novel by:   Kathryn Stockett

                                                                                                           

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 (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s,  who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” is a provocative and inspiring look at what happens when a southern town’s unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.

Top Reason to See a Movie at Christmas-time? EPIC: “War Horse”

They say enjoy the journey… and that’s what we’re hoping for. “War Horse” is a new movie coming from Dreamworks Pictures and director Steven Spielberg, adapted from the Michael Morpurgo book and recent stage play by Nick Stafford, has that epic feel to it. Watch this clip to see what we’re talking about:

If you’re familiar with the book by Michael Morpurgo, you’ll better understand that this is not a movie about a war, it is about a bond between a horse named Joey and a young man, Albert, who tames and trains him. The book was written with children between 9-12 in mind and has an underlying message about peace not war in it. The film as envisioned by Spielberg is an adventure filled with loyalty, hope and tenacity.

Director Steven Spielberg with Jeremy Irvine who portrays Albert in the film

Director Steven Spielberg with Jeremy Irvine who portrays Albert in the film

The story takes place in rural England and Europe during World War I when Joey and Albert are forcefully separated. Vowing to find Joey when he’s old enough, the film follows the journey of Joey (the horse) as he sees and lives with humans during war, changing and inspiring the people he meets along the way. You see war through the eyes of Joey as he interacts with the British Calvary, a German Soldier, a French Farmer and his granddaughter before the story reaches the emotional climax at the heart of “No Man’s Land”…. dum dum dum.

This is a bittersweet story filled with adventure and friendship. “War Horse” looks like one of those great movies that your whole family can enjoy and learn from. We hope you’ll follow the clips online and LIKE War Horse on Facebook. Here’s who’s in the cast:

  • Cast:      Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell
  • Director:     Steven Spielberg
  • Producers:    Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
  • Executive Producers:    Frank Marshall, Revel Guest
  • Screenplay by:  Lee Hall and Richard Curtis  Based on the book by:  Michael Morpurgo

“The Help” Takes You Back in Time to the 1960’s Inspires You to Create Change

"The Help" Movie

"The Help" Movie

Not that I’m too quick to admit this but I am a child of the sixties, one who grew up in the south and experienced from the sidelines the lines that were drawn between us based on color. I can tell you that it took a lot of courage for anyone to cross the line to build a friendship with someone of another race.

My mother’s youngest sister was one of those people who, at that time in my young life, created change by accepting others for who they were, and gave me strength to join her in standing up for what was right and to not fear what others would think of me.

Fast forward to today, writing a blog post on the upcoming new feature from Dreamworks Studios and Participant Media called “The Help” opening on the 10th of August is somewhat bittersweet as I see where we were from my childhood and where we are today and where we need to go in the future. Here’s a clip with the director with some background on the upcoming feature:

The story is based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book, “The Help” and stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter,  Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s. These women build a very unlikely friendship based on a writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. Armed with the courage that their sisterhood has forged, these women stand together and make the town see that times are changing.

This movie is sure to evoke emotions from hope to humor and should inspire you and yours to create change that makes a difference for us all.

Cast:   Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone

Director:    Tate Taylor

Producers:   Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan

Executive Producers: Mark Radcliffe, Tate Taylor, Dean Jones, Nate Berkus, Jennifer Blum, Jeff Skoll and Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei

Screenplay by:   Tate Taylor       Based on the novel by:   Kathryn Stockett

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Don’t miss this movie. We won’t!