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Thandie Newton & 12 Years’ Chiwetel Ejiofor to star in “Half Of A Yellow Sun” (TRAILER)

She just gave birth to her third child and first son, and now Thandie Newton will be seen on screens in the UK starting April 11 when her new film Half of a Yellow Sun opens in the UK.
She stars opposite Academy Award nominee  Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) in the film adaptation of the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction-winning novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The film tracks the lives of four people against the backdrop of the 1967-1970 Nigerian-Biafran war. 
There is no US date announced yet, but hopefully they’ll stagger the US release so it doesn’t suffer the fate of The Butler which got forgotten by Academy Awards and was locked out of nominations.
I could imagine just as some African Americans say they are exhausted with seeing movies about slavery become blockbusters here, how about the fact the movies that get Oscar buzz about Africa and featuring Africans are usually about historical conflict and war, such as  Hotel Rwanda and Blood Diamond, or about South African apartheid like  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Cry Freedom, Tsosti  and Sarafina?


Half Way is from the UK producers of The Constant Gardner (Gail Eden) and The Last King of Scotland  (Andrea Calderwood ) both whom did masterful jobs at capturing scandal and friction through complicated, complex yet deeply flawed characters and took home some Oscars in the process.
In any event, the previews look amazing! I hope it gets sufficient buzz and I cannot wait to see it when it hits US screens! I’m sure it would walk away with a few BAFTAs for sure!





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Toddlewood’s Mini 2014 Golden Globe Red Carpet Recreations

Mini & Real Jennifer Lawrence                               -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Celebrated New York photographer Tricia Messeroux  has done it again!

The creative Messeroux, owner of Toddlewood, masterfully rushes out to re-create the celebrity red carpet looks from a high-profile award show or event and quickly outfits everyday kids in close to exact looks.

The results are intriguing transformations. This time, she captured the glamour of the 2014 Golden Globes featuring:

Mini & Real Tina Fey & Amy Poehler                             – Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Paula Patton                          -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Lupita Nyong’o                        Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com
Mini & Real Sofia Vergara                            Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Giuliana Rancic                             -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Chiwetel Ejiofor & girlfriend Sari Mercer                 -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

 

Mini & Real Kelly Osbourne                          -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

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