RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Forest Whitaker

A collection of news and information related to Forest Whitaker published by this site and its partners.

Top Forest Whitaker Articles

Displaying items 121-132
  • Will Awards Season Reward Harvey Weinstein's Hustle?

    This is the time of year when the film industry re-defines itself. Suddenly the dialogue is no longer fixated on franchise fatigue; instead the chatter is about festivals and awards strategy. And that, of course, means it's Harvey time. Most of the...
  • 'The Butler' Cleans Up With Estimated $27 Million Weekend; 'Kick Ass 2′ Stumbles

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is cleaning up at the late summer box office with an estimated $27 million weekend, making it the first No. 1 film for Oprah Winfrey in nearly 30 years. According to early ticket sales, "The Butler" was well on track for $9.5...
  • At 'Butler' premiere, Oprah's big-screen return marked with fanfare

    Oprah Winfrey has said that taking a role in "The Butler" -- her first big-screen turn in 15 years -- was a scary prospect. But after being engulfed by a media mob at her new movie's premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night, Winfrey might be thinking...
  • Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' significant but often contrived

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...
  • 'The Butler' serves up melodrama, fine performances, reviews say

    'The Butler' serves up melodrama, fine performances, reviews say
    The year's first serving of Oscar bait has arrived on a silver platter in the form of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a star-studded historical drama starring Forest Whitaker as an African American butler working at the White House through multiple...
  • 'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?

    'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will be the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend after taking in about $9 million in ticket sales last night. That puts the historical drama on track for a $27-million weekend, significantly more than The Weinstein Company'...
  • Oprah helps make 'The Butler' No. 1, while 'Kick-Ass 2' disappoints

    Oprah helps make 'The Butler' No. 1, while 'Kick-Ass 2' disappoints
    Never underestimate the power of Oprah. Heading into the weekend, prerelease audience surveys suggested that "The Butler" -- the first movie the media mogul has appeared in in 15 years -- would be in a tight race with "Kick-Ass 2" for No. 1. Instead,...
  • 'The Butler' kicks 'Kick-Ass 2.' Fox buys stake in Vice.

    'The Butler' kicks 'Kick-Ass 2.' Fox buys stake in Vice.
    After the coffee. Before gettng ready to watch the Redskins tonight. The Skinny: I never get tired of watching old episodes of "The Job." If you never saw the short-lived ABC series starring Denis Leary, go find the DVDs. Monday's headlines includes...
  • How 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Forces Americans to Confront Civil Rights

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" has a big job. Unlike its lead character, who is instructed to anticipate what the white folks want and otherwise make himself invisible in any room, Daniels' ambitious historical portrait conspicuously privileges black...
  • Reel Critics: No 'Kick' out of this sequel

    Reel Critics: No 'Kick' out of this sequel
    When I saw the original "Kick-Ass" in 2010, I called it a disturbing new movie category. It starts as a sarcastic look at the whole superhero genre. But it clearly targeted younger teens with a strange mix of cute, profane and truly violent parts....
  • 'Butler' likely to be No. 1 again as 'Mortal Instruments' disappoints

    'Butler' likely to be No. 1 again as 'Mortal Instruments' disappoints
    "The Butler" is on its way to making a tidy profit for the Weinstein Co. Starring Forest Whitaker as a White House employee who served eight presidents, "Butler" got off to a robust start last weekend, debuting at No. 1 with $24.6 million. The Lee...
  • Box office: 'The Butler' continues to lead as 'World's End' begins

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" continued its strong showing at the box office on Friday, taking in an estimated $4.7 million on its way to an expected second weekend atop the chart. Starring Forest Whitaker as a White House employee who served under eight U....