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  • Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' star Forest Whitaker

    Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' star Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker certainly isn’t yelling, but the temperature of his soft-spoken calm has increased a few degrees. “If we have a few minutes, let’s get a [newspaper], and I want you to go through the films,” says the star of...
  • Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' director Lee Daniels

    Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' director Lee Daniels
    Talking about his drama “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” in which Forest Whitaker plays a fictionalized version of a real butler who worked in the White House for more than three decades, the titular director says, “I did this movie because...
  • Oprah Winfrey Tapped for Santa Barbara Film Fest Honor

    Following her role in this year's hit, Lee Daniels' "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey will receive the Montecito Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The thesp, producer and television host will be feted on Feb. 5 at the Arlington...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Royal Pains' on USA

     Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Royal Pains' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 11 - 17, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES America's Got Talent Backstreet Boys...
  • OWN Acquires TV Rights to 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    OWN has landed the TV rights to the Idris Elba starrer "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." The Weinstein Co.'s Nelson Mandela biopic will bow on Oprah Winfrey's cabler in 2017. Deal is a sign of OWN's appetite for high-profile feature film acquisitions that...
  • 'Gravity' edges 'Butler' for most overrated movie of 2013

    'Gravity' edges 'Butler' for most overrated movie of 2013
    Some said it changed cinema. Others said it was a technical achievement that fell far short in the story and character departments. It’s the latter group that had its say on New Year’s Eve, as  ‘Gravity,’ Alfonso Cuaron’s...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman. It'...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Butler' Score Big in NAACP Nominations

    The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
  • The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball

    The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball
    Golden Globes. Sunday night. Imagine this scenario at the Beverly Hilton: Sometime after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler engage in a little wordplay about gravity and their formal wear and belt out a parody of some song from "Mary Poppins" (maybe "I...
  • 2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April

    2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April
    The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the...
  • Berlin Film Festival Completes Competition Lineup

    LONDON -- The Competition lineup of the 64th Berlin Intl. Film Festival has been completed. The program includes 18 world premieres and three feature debuts. Additions to the lineup include Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which stars Patricia Arquette and...
  • Forest Whitaker's 'Repentance' Set for Feb. 28 Launch in U.S.

    Lionsgate and CodeBlack will release the psychological thriller "Repentance," starring Forest Whitaker, in the U.S. on Feb. 28. Philippe Caland directed from the screenplay he wrote with Shintaro Shimosawa ("The Grudge"). Caland produced with Whitaker...