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  • 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...
  • History, and character, is served

    History, and character, is served
    With respect to Ralph Ellison, Forest Whitaker plays an invisible man in the new movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Not a Hollywood ectoplasm, but a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fibers and liquids. Nevertheless, his character, Cecil Gaines, White...
  • Go Away With ... Regina King

    Go Away With ... Regina King
    Born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., where she still resides, Regina King starred as Marla Gibbs' daughter on the popular '80s sitcom, "227." Unlike many child actors who fade away after a few years in the spotlight, the 42-year-old actress worked...
  • Oprah owns 'The Butler'

    "I'M AN actress, it's my passion," said Sophia Loren AFTER ATTENDING a screening of "The Butler" the other night, I can only mourn the fact that media empress Oprah Winfrey didn't make acting her passion. Yes, she began in Oscar-nominated glory in "The...
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.'s 'Life of a King' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Millennium Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to "Life of a King," a drama that stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as a chess-playing ex-con. The film premiered in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Jake Goldberger directed from a script he co-wrote with...
  • Go away with Regina King

    Go away with Regina King
    Born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., where she still resides, Regina King starred as Marla Gibbs' daughter on the popular '80s sitcom, "227." Unlike many child actors who fade away after a few years in the spotlight, the 42-year-old actress worked...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases June 10-16

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases June 10-16. Updated fairy tales (Oz the Great and Powerful, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) might make for an interesting double feature, though the latter is not rated for children, to be certain. And while no other title can...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases May 6-12

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases May 6-12  The big films this week are Jack Reacher, Mama and Safe Haven, but that's just three of the titles debuting in this busy week. Lots of familiar faces in this crop of titles, including Parker Posey (And Now a Word...
  • Tony Awards 2013 date, time, TV channel, preview and more!

     
    Tony Awards 2013 Sunday, June 9 CBS, 8pm ET As has been the case in years past, there is a definite Hollywood feeling to the Tony Awards 2013, which honors the year's best in theater. There's A-list talent on display (Tom Hanks for Lucky Guy), as well...
  • Lee Daniels begs Warner Brothers to not contest 'Butler' title

    Lee Daniels begs Warner Brothers to not contest 'Butler' title
    In a heartfelt letter, director Lee Daniels pleaded with Warner Bros. Entertainment chief executive Kevin Tsujihara not to force a change in the title of the upcoming Weinstein Co. film "The Butler." News broke this week that the Motion Picture Assn. of...
  • Film Review: 'Life of a King'

    Those who never learned that chess is really a grand metaphor for life itself will probably catch on at some point during "Life of a King," a well-intentioned but thuddingly obvious addition to the "Stand and Deliver" subgenre of high-school inspirational...
  • Competition Intense for Tony-Nominated Plays

    "The identification with the play, I think, is about family and what home means to you," says producer Nelle Nugent. She's talking about her Tony-nommed revival of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful," but she could be describing pretty much any nominee...