The actress, Octavia Spencer and the inimitable Kevin Costner starred in the movie Black and White.
It’s one of the greatest movies at the Toronto Film Festival. But how it fares in the US of A is another story. Mike Binder is the director of Black and White, which stars Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner (proudcer too).
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The movie is based on a true life event. The two costars are on opposite ends of the racial spectrum and they fight over a mixed race grandchild played by Jillian Estell.
"Following its world premiere at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, it received a lengthy standing ovation, and it's hard to imagine that it will remain on the market — or outside of the 2014 Oscar discussion — for much longer," reported THR.
It’s almost been a decade since Costner and Binder collaborated on a venture. The last time was with The Upside of Anger. The two movies were basically indie films.
But seriously it’s a good thing to see Kevin and Mike back together again. They sure make magic happen when they hook up with each other.
As for Black and White, it deals with various repressed issues and that’s the main reason it is not getting the popularity it should be getting.
However, both Costner and Spencer will surely be getting Oscars for their respective roles in the movie. They have definitely fulfilled the acting credo down to the last bit of professionalism.
Costner’s scene where he is questioned in the witness box is truly and arm-grabbingly good. Meanwhile, a drama that Octavia is appearing in is Red Band Society. It shows children in a pediatric unit who are facing issues.
"The whole story is actually eight months," creator Margaret Nagle said. "So a day in the hospital can sometimes feel like a year. We're going to use a time frame that is a compressed time frame. It allows us to change characters."
Among the ailments they have to struggle with may be included: cancer, anorexia nervosa and the brain-dead comatose state. The unfolding of the atmosphere in the hospital’s sterile and antiseptic environment is shown brilliantly.
According to ENStarz, "The show, which stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, follows the lives of teenagers Dash (Astro), Emma (Ciara Bravo), Charlie (Griffin Gluck), Kara (Zoe Levin), Leo (Charlie Rowe) and Jordi (Nolan Sotillo), all of whom live in the hospital as they deal with various medical ailments-ranging from cancer, eating disorders, to even a coma."
The basic message of the dramatics of the situation is that it is okay to be vulnerable since it makes you all the more lovable.
Octavia Spencer's Red Band Society will premiere on Wednesday, September 17 at 9 p.m. on FOX.
On the other hand, Octavia’s costar in Black and White, Anthony Mackie stated quite clearly that racism was rife in society due to what the culture taught these kids.
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No one is born differentiating between WASPs and Black Americans. It was a fiction that was induced in the people via brainwashing.