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  • Golden Globes: 17 Biggest Movie Snubs and Surprises

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association always throws a wrench in the Oscar race -- or not, remember when they nominated "Burlesque" for best picture? -- but there were an unusually high number of snubs and surprises this year. That's probably because the...
  • Reel Critics: 'Furnace' a searing vision

    Reel Critics: 'Furnace' a searing vision
    Bleak, depressing but powerful, "Out of the Furnace" throws you into the smoldering fire of hard people in hard times. Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are outstanding as blue-collar brothers Russell and Rodney Baze. They live a depressing existence in...
  • Weinsteins in second legal fight with Warner Bros. this year

    For the second time this year, the brothers Weinstein are in a legal dispute with the brothers Warner.  Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax, the studio they founded and later sold, have sued Warner Bros., saying they are entitled to a share of the...
  • Golden Globe Nominations: 2014 Surprises

     
    Golden Globe nominations. Every year the mere mention of this trophy-fest brings joy to many and anger to many others. There's never been much rhyme or reason for many for the annual decisions made by the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press, but if nothing...
  • 'Fruitvale Station' Receiving Stanley Kramer Award from PGA

    The Producers Guild of America has tapped Ryan Coogler's "Frutivale Station" as the recipient of its 2014 Stanley Kramer Award to honor films that illuminate social issues. The award will be presented at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on...
  • 'The Butler' and The Truth

    This isn't your average summer movie crowd. It's not just that they are largely African-American, skin in all the shades of buttermilk, caramel and creamless coffee that we call "black." It's not just that they are largely old, with raincloud hair and...
  • 'The Butler' serves the competition once more at box office

    'The Butler' serves the competition once more at box office
    "The Butler" polished off the competition at the box office this weekend, scoring its second consecutive No. 1 win. In its second weekend in theaters, the civil-rights drama starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey saw its ticket sales fall only 31%...
  • 'The Butler' beats 'Mortal'; Lionsgate teams with Tandem

    After the coffee. Before Joe changes his passwords.  The Skinny: I missed the MTV Video Music Awards, but here's my token reaction: One Direction won for song of the summer over Robin Thicke and Daft Punk? How does that make sense? Today's headlines...
  • 'The Butler' continues to dominate box office

    'The Butler' continues to dominate box office
    Sony Pictures decided to abandon "Lee Daniels' The Butler," placing its 2013 summer bets on "White House Down" and "After Earth." Think the studio wishes it now had made a different decision? "The Butler," whose financing was cobbled together by...
  • Hollywood reflects on race in year of black, civil rights films

    Hollywood reflects on race in year of black, civil rights films
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Race in America has been a hot topic of debate this summer and Hollywood, as if on cue, has muscled its way into the conversation. This year is shaping up to be a big one in film for African American, black and civil rights...
  • David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'

    David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'
    For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience. The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a...
  • 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...