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  • 'The Butler' more about family and love than race

    'The Butler' more about family and love than race
    "Lee Daniels’ The Butler” tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who serves eight presidents and is caught up in the tumultuous civil rights movement. But, for Daniels, the heart of the story lies with the...
  • '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more

    '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more
    Do the clothes really help find the character? Is it a good idea to watch your own acting? And are movies sacrificing entertainment to be morally correct? The performers participating in The Envelope's Actors Round Table wrestled with those and other...
  • 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...
  • Berlin Film Review: 'Two Men in Town'

    An ex-con trying to go straight is hounded by both sides of the law in Rachid Bouchareb's "Two Men in Town," a standard-issue drama set in New Mexico, where grand open spaces highlight the big open gaps in logic. Loosely based on Jose Giovanni's 1973...
  • Forest Whitaker, Paris Barclay, Cheryl Boone Isaacs Honored by NAACP

    The star of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will receive the Chairman's Award this year. "Forest Whitaker embodies the moniker of artist-activist," said Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors. "His work in front of and behind the...
  • '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...