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Cuba Gooding Jr filming 'American Crime Story'

Cuba Gooding Jr - Cuba Gooding Jr filming the famous OJ Simpson car chase for 'American Crime Story' in Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 10th June 2015

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Cuba Gooding Jr shows off abs on set

Cuba Gooding Jr - Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. Shows off his amazing abs on the set of "American Crime Story" as he plays the role of Oj Simpson filming in Encino Ca. - Encino, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015

John Travolta filming "American Crime Story"

Cuba Gooding Jr - Actor John Travolta on the set of "American Crime Story" with co star Cuba Gooding Jr filming in Encino Ca. John plays the role of famous lawyer Robert Shapiro while Cuba goes topless and only boxer shorts for the scene as Oj Simpson. - Encino, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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John Travolta Cast In 'American Crime Story' Series About O.J. Simpson Trial


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John Travolta has signed on to star in a new true crime anthology series for FX next year concerning the infamous O. J. Simpson trial. ‘American Crime Story’ is set to debut in 2016, and the momentous trial will be the subject of its first season.

The former Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction star will play the part of Robert Shapiro, Simpson’s attorney. He’ll be starring alongside a host of already confirmed names such as Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, Sarah Poulson and Selma Blair, according to the Associated Press.

John TravoltaJohn Travolta is included in the 'American Crime Story' series about the O.J. Simpson trial

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Fox Upfront Presentation 2015

Cuba Gooding Jr. - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the FOX 2015 Upfront event which was held at the Wollman Rink in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

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2015 FX Bowling Party

Denis Leary and Cuba Gooding Jr. - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the 2015 FX Bowling Party which was held at Lucky Strike Bowling in New York, United States - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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Selma Review


Essential

One of the finest biopics in recent memory, this drama manages to present someone as iconic as Martin Luther King Jr. as a normal man anyone can aspire to emulate. Anchored by an internalised performance from David Oyelowo, the film is skilfully directed by Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere) with a sharp attention to subtle details. And the script by newcomer Paul Webb draws the characters with such complexity that the film has provoked controversy from people who like their heroes untextured.

The film enters Martin's story as he is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside his activist wife Coretta (Carmen Ejogo) in October 1964, just over a year after his soaring "I have a dream" speech. And a few months later, he's called to Selma, Alabama, to help blacks who are being denied the right to vote by racially motivated voter registration laws. Martin meets with President Lyndon Johnson (Tom Wilkinson), who has more pressing things on his political agenda, then heads to Selma to lead a march on the state capitol in Montgomery. But the peaceful protest is met with nightmarish violence, ordered by Governor George Wallace (Tim Roth). So as the protesters regroup and plan a second march, Martin heads back to Washington to challenge Johnson to set some new priorities.

Cleverly, the script just covers a few months, punctuated with a series of King's most rousing speeches. Since none of this is presented for its big inspirational value, it has a much stronger kick than we expect. The film's punchiest scenes are almost silent, as King struggles to knot his tie before an appearance or fails to find the words to confess his infidelities to his wife. Oyelowo is so transparent in the role that King emerges as an everyday man with a gift for oratory in the right place at the right time. But it's his steely desire to do the right thing that makes him inspirational. And how he reacts when he discovers the human cost of his actions.

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David Schwimmer Joins 'American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson' Cast As Robert Kardashian


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Is Cuba Gooding Jr Headed For A Career Revival with "American Crime Story"?


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So here’s something that we definitely all needed to see – a revival of the O. J. Simpson story via FX miniseries. The brainchild of American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, the new miniseries will star Cuba Gooding Jr. as O. J. and Sarah Paulson. It will track O. J.’s drawn out trial, with Paulson playing prosecutor Marcia Clark, according to the Deadline announcement.

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Could this spell a revival for Gooding's lackluster career of late?

It’s called American Crime Story and is an offshoot of Murphy’s highly successful American Horror Story, now in its fourth season. The new anthology miniseries is based on the 1996 book "The Run of his Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson," Jeffery Toobin, a writer for the New Yorker and will run for 10 episodes.

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Cuba Gooding Jr to Play O.J Simpson in Ryan Murphy's FX Series


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Cuba Gooding Jr has been cast as O.J Simpson in Ryan Murphy's 10-episode miniseries for FX. The show will focus on the infamous trial, with Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) playing the prosecutor Marcia Clark.

Cuba Gooding JrCuba Gooding Jr will star as O.J Simpson in Ryan Murphy's new FX Series American Crime Story: The People v O.J Simpson

The project marks the debut of Murphy's American Crime Story, described quite fancifully by Entertainment Weekly as "like a nonfiction version of HBO's True Detective". The full title of the first season is American Crime Story: The People v O.J Simpson and chronicles Simpson's two-count murder trial that captivated the nation in 1995. The series is based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin.

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The Butler Review


OK

This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and The Paperboy) bristled with unexpected life. By contrast, this star-packed drama uses a true story to trace the Civil Rights struggle from the 1950s to the present day. But it's been so fictionalised that it feels kind of like a variation on Forrest Gump.

Cecil Gaines (Whitaker) grew up on a Georgia cotton plantation, where the cruel master's kindly mother (Redgrave) taught him to be a house servant. Years later, he marries Gloria (Winfrey) and moves to Washington DC, where he gets a job in the White House as a butler to presidents from Eisenhower (Williams) to Reagan (Rickman). His job description is simple: "You hear nothing, you see nothing, you only serve." And yet as the nation grapples with its racist culture, he has a quiet influence on each leader who moves through the house.

Whitaker narrates the film in drawling flashbacks, while the story flickers between Cecil and his eldest son Louis (Oyelowo), an activist who is involved in every key moment in the Civil Rights movement. And their younger son (Kelley) is sent to Vietnam. So it's like a condensed version of late 20th century American history, made notable by the lively cast of cameo players including Marsden (as JFK), Schreiber (LBJ), Ellis (MLK) and Cusack (Nixon), plus Fonda as a lively Nancy Reagan.

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Machete Kills Review


Weak

Robert Rodriguez returns to Grindhouse territory with this B-movie spoof sequel that mixes hilariously knowing jokes with painfully stiff storytelling. Fans of the genre will love it, but those expecting a sense of narrative momentum will find themselves bored when the plot stalls about halfway in. And the rampant misogynistic smirking should be too much for anyone.

After the events of the 2010 original (which itself was based on a mock-trailer from 2007's Grindhouse double bill), the former Mexican agent Machete (Trejo) has been secretly working with US Immigration. After a bust goes badly wrong, he is assigned by the US President (Sheen, performing under his birth-name Carlos Estevez) to capture psychotic drug kingpin Mendez (Bichir) in Mexico. Working with his beauty-queen contact (Heard), he heads into the danger zone pursued by the master-of-disguise Camaleon and immediately running afoul of a vindictive brothel madame (Vergara). Along the way he discovers that the real villain is a defence contractor (Gibson) back in America, so he asks his former partner-in-crime (Michelle Rodriguez) for some help.

Every scene overflows with hyper-violent action and near-naked babes with guns. And the fast-paced mayhem is frequently played out as wacky slapstick, with movie in-jokes and a general sense of chaos. Aside from the amusingly straight-faced Trejo, the actors play everything for laughs. Gibson chomps mercilessly on the scenery during his overlong scenes, while Sheen plays with his own personal history while winking knowingly to the camera. There's also a continuous parade of A-list cameos, including Gaga, Gooding and Banderas hamming up their silly scenes for all they're worth.

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'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Beats 'Kick-Ass 2' And 'Jobs' In US Weekend Box Office


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Lee Daniels' The Butler has defeated other newcomers Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs in the US Weekend Box Office. The Butler has headed straight to number one whilst Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs have respectively gained 4th and 7th place.

Forest WhitakerForest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey who star in Lee Daniels' The Butler as Cecil and Gloria Gaines at the L.A. premiere.

The Butler has made $25 million in its opening weekend and has gained critical praise. The historical epic is inspired by the true story of Cecil Gaines, a black butler who whilst serving at the White House, saw the offices of eight presidents. His life and family form a touchstone for the audience when addressing such historical events as the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of Black Power in the US. 

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The Butler Movie Looks Ready To Be The First Major Oscar Contender Of The Year


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The Butler movie could very well be the first real contender for next year's Academy Awards when it is released next Friday (16 August) as critics have already singled the film out as a wonderfully acted, well told story worthy of award recognition. Covering the course of thirty years and eight presidents, some of the most important moments in the history of the 20th century are retold from the unique point of view from within the presidential chambers.

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Forest Whitaker stars as the fictional butler Cecil Gains in the film

Starring Forest Whitaker, The Butler covers the extensive career of Cecil Gains, a devoted butler for the White House who was born on a southern cotton farm and rose from humble origins as a kitchen worker to eventually become the top butler to eight different presidents over the course of more than 30 years; including John F Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower. Despite serving a series of conflicting presidents, Cecil never forgot his duties and always presents himself as the upmost professional, no matter what is happening in the world.

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'The Butler' - Was Oscar Talk a Tad Premature? Reviews Are In!


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While The Butler seemed like an early contender for Oscar contention, the early reviews suggest it may have fallen short in some areas. Praised were the performances, especially Forest Whitaker's, but criticized is the depth of this ambitious movie.

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“Whitaker digs in deep and gives a marvelous under-the-skin performance; he seems to catch the very essence of a man who has spent his whole life trying not to be seen,” say Variety. “A great film about the American civil rights movement is way overdue. The Butler, overwhelmed by flash and good intentions, doesn't even come close,” The Guardian write in their review.

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