Samuel L Jackson

10 Actors Who Openly Called Out Hollywood’s Racism – Page 3 of 10 – Atlanta Black Star

In an interview with the International Business Times earlier this month, veteran actor Samuel Jackson said that Hollywood, by and large, still avoids dealing with modern-day racism. He said the popularity of  ”12 Years A Slave” is an example of a movie that distracts viewers from the racism that still exists today.

The actor  said, “America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past.”

“Fruitvale Station,” Jackson noted,  “tackled the issue of race in a far more forthright and braver way than ‘12 Years A Slave.’  It [Fruitvale Station] is a film about African-Americans – a dark period of history that they don’t like to explore in that particular way.”

via 10 Actors Who Openly Called Out Hollywood’s Racism – Page 3 of 10 – Atlanta Black Star.

Django Unchained – NY Press Q&A – Part One

Part One of Eight: Django Unchained Press Q&A

This is an 8 part series of the Q&A press panel that I, Scott Menzel aka MovieManMenzel, attended in New York City on Sunday December 16th at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Central Park.

Cast in attendance includes Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Don Johnson, and Jonah Hill.

Plot: Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django’s wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner.

MovieManMenzel’s review of Django Unchained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDXLdRQknMw

Check out the complete Quentin Tarantino project: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1mdtrQ-zcYEAqZwOBXHNlD8qmrWnx3Fk&f…