Lee Daniel's Sundance hit "Precious" formerly titled Push premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Mariah Carey and her cast members Lenny Kravitz and Paula Patton posed for the paps. Visit our website http://www.binsidetv.net for daily updates, celebrity photos and the latest videos.
The film "Precious" which was formerly titled "Push Based on the Novel by Sapphire" won top prizes at Sundance but was delayed due to legal matters. The movie Precious is now being presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry. The film's director Lee Daniels told Binside TV that there are plans to release the film theatrically in November. There has been Oscar buzz about Monique's performance as an abusive mother and good reviews about Mariah Carey's acting. Lee Daniels is the man responsible for Halle Berry winning an Oscar after he produced the film Monster's Ball. A new trailer was just released for Precious and it's definitely a must see. Congrats to Lee Daniels and the cast of Precious! Stay tuned to Binside TV to watch our upcoming series with Director/ Producer Lee Daniels where he discusses his films.
Believe it, bitches. And don't forget the apostrophe. As far as I'm concerned, Mo'Nique could take Meryl Streep in an Oscar bar fight one-handed - and clean the floor with her.
She scared me to death in a movie screened at Cannes today called "Precious" that won all the big awards at Sundance this year when it was called "Push" - but's been locked in litigation over distribution rights ever since.
Mo'Nique plays the monstrous mother of an obese Harlem teenager and incest victim named Precious (an excellent Gabourey Sidibe.) Precious is pregnant with her second child by her own father when we first see her onscreen.
For most of the movie, Mo'Nique is seated in an armchair in her grim apartment like a black female Dr. Evil, ordering Precious around like a servant, insulting her with the worst vitriol, forcing her to overeat - and occasionally getting up to slam her head against the wall.
My stomach literally began to knot up every time Precious returned home from school to face "Mama." Mo'Nique felt so dangerous it was as if she might step out of the screen and come punch me in the face any minute.
If you just read the handout before the movie, it sounds like an Afterschool special writ large, especially since Mariah Carey is featured.
Carey's only got about three scenes and less than 10 minutes total onscreen playing a plain-looking social worker who tries to help Precious escape her violent mother. The fact that Carey can actually act in this movie - and is more appealing without makeup than she does as a dolled-up diva - would normally be the headline. [HUFFINGTON POST]