Kerry Washington up for DJANGO UNCHAINED?

Another day, another bit of news coming out of the camp of Quentin Tarantino.

With Jamie Foxx all but signed for the male lead of his upcoming film DJANGO UNCHAINED, it’s looking like he’s set to cast his romantic lead, the character of Broomhilda, Django’s wife and the woman who makes him seek revenge, moving the film forward.

Variety is reporting that Kerry Washington is in the running for the role, a perfect fit for a rather important character. Now, the character itself doesn’t amount to much, as she doesn’t get much to do other than act like your run-of-the-mill damsel in distress, but it is a character that at its core is the reason the story is able to move forward in the first place. And you know what, it’s tough to think of a more interesting name to fill that role with than Kerry Washington. Continue reading

Giveaway: Win FOR COLORED GIRLS on Blu-ray


Gordon and the Whale has teamed up with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to give our readers the chance to win FOR COLORED GIRLS on Blu-ray. For your chance to win, all you have to do is fill out the form after the break. Deadline ends at 11:59 PM on February 7th. On February 8th, we will select a winner via random drawing and notify them by email. Good luck, movie lovers!


FOR COLORED GIRLS hits Blu-ray/DVD shelves on Tuesday, February 8th!

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Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, and David Alan Grier join WE THE PEEPLES

Yes, because when I think child psychologist, the first name that pops into my head is Craig Robinson.

That’s exactly the case apparently, as according to THR, the actor, along with Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier (read: where the hell has he been?), have been cast in the upcoming film, WE THE PEEPLES, to be penned and directed by Tina Gordon Chism. She will be making her directorial debut, after making her name with films like DRUMLINE. Continue reading

Theatrical Review: MOTHER AND CHILD

Rating: 3/5

Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Cast: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits

Produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, MOTHER AND CHILD  follows a similar three-part asynchronous narrative structure as Inarritu's global epic BABEL. The film centers around three women (Watts, Bening and Washington) and their lives as they experience various stages of motherhood. The film is really about adoption and how that process has effected each character.

Watt's character Elizabeth is a cutthroat lawyer who, after being abandoned, becomes cut off from the emotional world entirely and even goes so far as to have her tubes tied as a way to claim ownership on being given up. She is adrift and eventually plants her flag at a new firm that Samuel L. Jackson heads, and their relationship develops into something more serious which allows Elizabeth the chance to start investing in life again. Continue reading

Giveaway: Enter to win a MOTHER AND CHILD poster signed by director Rodrigo Garcia

Mother and Child poster

This contest is now over! The winner is Lisa Miller. You've been notified via email.

At the top of GATW's to do list today is to tell you about a cool contest that offers you a chance to win an autographed poster, and that is getting crossed off now!

We have a poster for MOTHER AND CHILD signed by director Rodrigo Garcia to give away. What do you need to have a for chance do win this prize? Nothing difficult. Just fill out the form after the jump! Deadline ends at 11:59 PM on May 10. On May 11, we will select a winner via random drawing and notify them by email. No purchase necessary, winners must live inside the U.S. (no P.O. boxes), and one entry per household. Good luck! Continue reading