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  • 'The Butler' a stimulating tangle ★★ 1/2

    'The Butler' a stimulating tangle  ★&#9733 1/2
    The best scenes in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" — a family farewell at a bus station; a few drinks and a few dangerous glances among friends in an ordinary Washington, D.C., living room — steer clear of the White House and keep a comfortable...
  • Spike Lee awarded $300,000 Gish Prize

    Spike Lee awarded $300,000 Gish Prize
    To hear it from the Gish Prize Trust, Spike Lee did the right thing. The trust announced Wednesday that Lee -- the firebrand writer-director-actor-educator behind such films as 1992’s “Malcolm X” and the hit “Inside Man”...
  • Spike Lee Adds Michael K. Williams to Kickstarter Movie

    Spike Lee has added "Boardwalk Empire" regular Michael K. Williams and Stephen Tyrone Williams to the cast of his Kickstarter-funded movie opposite Zaraah Abrahams. Lee announced the castings Tuesday, the day before the fundraising effort concludes....
  • Sox home fitting site for Civil Rights Game

    Sox home fitting site for Civil Rights Game
    Mesmerized by their memories, Ken Williams looked in awe at the distinguished company he kept on a stage inside the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. — the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968....
  • Who's a racist?

    On MSNBC's Ed Schultz program Friday night, the former chief of staff for Colin Powell, retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, said, of the Republican Party, "My party is full of racists ... and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants...
  • Spike Lee asks Kickstarter users to do the right thing

    Spike Lee asks Kickstarter users to do the right thing
    Spike Lee was a pioneer in several ways when he started making movies in the 1980s. Now with a new Kickstarter campaign, he’s become the latest director to jump on the go-to vehicle for 21st century pioneers (and the occasional celebrity)....
  • Muhammad Ali Documentary Acquired For North American Release

    Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to the documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali," which premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. "Trials" will open in New York on Aug. 23 at the IFC Center with a national rollout following in the...
  • Russell Brand brings comedy to Jesus

    Russell Brand brings comedy to Jesus
    Jesus, Malcolm X and Che may be unlikely topics for comedy, but Russell Brand has enlisted them for his "Messiah Complex" tour. The British comedian plays Hard Rock Live at 8 p.m. Saturday at Universal CityWalk, Orlando. Brand is in the headlines lately...
  • TV coverage of the March on Washington 50th anniversary

     
    Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
  • In Theory: How would you update the 'I have a dream' speech?

    Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech. Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...
  • Comedian known for eccentricity, controversy coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center

     
    A comedian and actor best known for his eccentricity and for controversies will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced. Russell Brand, the British funny man who was fired by MTV after he dressed as Osama bin......
  • Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

    Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...