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  • Movie Preview: Is ‘The Help’ this year’s ‘Blind Side’?

     
    After seeing it, I'd say yes. Or possibly. It's impossible to predict which movies will catch on with a broad spectrum of the audience and develop awards' season legs. But “The Help,” Tate Taylor's adaptation of the Kathryn Stockett novel ,...
  • The Five Best Movies of the Summer

     
    “Everything Must Go” — A “great” Will Ferrell comedy? Timely, about a guy who has just lost his job, his wife and his place to live. A bleak Raymond Carver story about an alcoholic that works because it cast the shockingly...
  • Movie Review: The Help

     
    They answer doors, cook and serve meals, change diapers and raise children for parents who are, supposedly, too busy to bother. They do all this with an air of invisibility, ignored except when they're being snapped at. And through it all, “The...
  • 'The Help' premiere: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer bring the buzz

     
    Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard and Octavia Spencer showed for the world premiere of "The Help." For Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer in particular, there's been early Oscar buzz about their performances in "The Help."...
  • The Five Breakout female performances of the summer of 2011

     
    Whatever else this summer did — give us too many comic book movies, revive The Smurfs, ensure a third “Hangover” despite the mediocrity of the second one — it was notable for the number of “We have career liftoff” roles...
  • Movie Projector: 'Apes' likely to swing higher than 'The Help'

     
    Four new films open in theaters this weekend -- "The Help," horror sequel "Final Destination 5," R-rated comedy "30 Minutes or Less" and "Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie" -- but it's unlikely any of them will be able to end the box office reign of "Planet...
  • Sharen Davis: Dressing Southern belles, maids for 'The Help'

     
    Sharen Davis built 50 costumes from scratch for "The Help," finding others through vintage and costume shops. She gave each character her own individual color palette and look, from Southern belle to domestic worker....
  • Box Office: 'The Help' claims No. 1 over four new films [Updated]

     
    "The Help" didn't need any assistance at the box office this weekend, claiming the No. 1 spot while four new films labored to gross similar ticket sales. After getting off to a solid start at the box office last week,......
  • Is 'The Help' Hollywood's latest liberal civil rights fantasy?

     
    I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster Viola Davis must have experienced when her agent called to say she'd been offered a juicy part in “The Help,” DreamWorks' adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel. Even though parts for...
  • 'The Debt': Helen Mirren plus Jessica Chastain equals one Nazi hunter

     
    Ever wonder what Helen Mirren looked like when she was young? The folks behind "The Debt" would have you believe she looked like Jessica Chastain. Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain play two incarnations of the same Mossad agent in a spy thriller "The...
  • Movie Projector: 'The Help' to brush off the competition again

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Despite the arrival of three new films at the box office this weekend, "The Help" will be in charge again. The movie about civil rights in 1960s......
  • Will ‘The Help’ hit $100 million this weekend?

     
    As of mid-week, the late-summer sleeper “The Help,” shaping up as this year's “Blind Side,” had hit $80 million at the box office. By Friday, it should be low$80s. Very low $80s, but within reach off crossing the $100 million...