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Is Forest Whitaker Set To Direct 'The Shack' Adaptation?

By Stephanie Chase | 31st January 2014

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker could be the man to direct the big screen version of The Shack, Deadline is reporting. Written by William Paul Young, The Shack tells the story of Mackenzie Allen Philips who...

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A Week In Movies: Stars Court Awards Attention At Premieres, While Bieber Hits The Red Carpet And Several New Trailers Arrive

By Rich Cline | 20th December 2013

Two big premieres this week were more about raising awards-worthy awareness than launching a movie. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin and Juliette Lewis were all on hand for the August:...

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Forget The Screen Actors Guild Nominees, Who Got Snubbed?!

By Michael West | 11th December 2013

This morning we were treated to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations. It's one of the biggest award ceremonies on the movie calendar and, well, it's kind of a big deal. Forget the Globes -...

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A Week In Movies: Catching Fire Lands In Cinemas, Black Nativity Premieres, A First Peek Into Noah's Ark

By Rich Cline | 22nd November 2013

This week is pretty much all about The Hunger Games as Catching Fire arrives in cinemas around the world. After last week's world premiere in London, the cast headed back to America for back-to-back premieres...

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UK Movie Reviews Special: Dom Hemingway, The Butler, Don Jon, The Counsellor

By Jack de Aguilar | 14th November 2013

It’s a big weekend for the UK box office, kicking off tomorrow (Fri Nov 15), when Jude Law’s Don Hemingway, Forest Whitaker’s The Butler, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Don Jon and Michael Fassbender’s The Counsellor all...

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It Was Always Going To Be Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs For The Box Office This Weekend

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th September 2013

As expected, predicted and prophesized, the wonderfully strange world of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 enticed enough families to propel it to the top of the weekend box office.Cloudy With a Chance of...

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'The Butler' Gives Rivals The Brush Off Over Labor Day Weekend: Why Is Lee Daniel's Movie So Successful?

By Lauren James | 3rd September 2013

The first shaky reports of the Labor Day holiday box office taking couldn't decide whether Lee Daniel's The Butler or Morgan Spurlock's One Direction documentary This Is Us had sold the most movie tickets across...

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The Labor Day Box Office Round-up: Which Film "Cleaned Up" Over The Record Weekend?

By Lauren James | 2nd September 2013

This year's Labor Day box office takings marked a record year for Hollywood, with an estimated $156 million paid to see movies across the national holiday weekend. One film "steamed" ahead over the weekend to...

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'The Butler' Serves Up $17 Million Box-office To Remain No.1

By Michael West | 27th August 2013

The Butler, the star-studded historical drama by director Lee Daniels, has topped the North American box office for a second week with $17 million in takings, reports BBC News.Forest Whitaker [L] and Cuba Gooding Jr...

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'The Butler' & 'We're The Millers' Retain Top Us Box Office Positions

By Elinor Cosgrave | 26th August 2013

Lee Daniels' The Butler has retained its position at No.1 in the US Weekend Box Office for the second week. The movie is an historical epic which follows the true story of Cecil Gaines (Forest...

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Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Is The Quiet Success Story Of The Year

By Michael West | 23rd August 2013

Remember when we first heard about The Butler? Lee Daniels' big-budget drama - starring Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who served 34 years at the White House - was tipped for Oscars before...

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'The Butler' Gives Competitors The Brush-off In First Weekend Success

By Lauren James | 19th August 2013

The Butler has outperformed all of its rivals upon its first weekend, having been released on 16th August to much nodding from critics and $25 million (£15.9m) earned. The film showcases an all-star cast, who...

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Unexpected Triumph For 'The Butler' Over 'Kick-ass 2' At The Box Office

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th August 2013

Kick-Ass 2 – the follow up to 2010’s smash hit Kick-Ass – was expected to build up on its predecessor’s success by dominating the box office. But a slew of negative reviews have led...

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'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Beats 'Kick-ass 2' And 'Jobs' In Us Weekend Box Office

By Elinor Cosgrave | 19th August 2013

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...

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Plot Twist: "Lee Daniels' The Butler" Beats Out "Kick-ass 2" For Weekend Box Office

By Victoria Pavlova | 18th August 2013

In a surprising turn of events, it was Lee Daniels’ The Butler and not Kick-Ass 2 that took the Friday box office. The historicald drama, which tracks the life of White House butler Cecil gaines...

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Kick-ass 2 Looks Like The Biggest Box Office Earner Heading Into The Weekend

By Victoria Pavlova | 16th August 2013

We won’t know the final figures of the weekend box office until, quite obviously, the end of the weekend, but right now, the fight between Kick-Ass 2 and Lee Daniels’ The Butler is looking pretty...

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Lee Daniels On ‘Well Known’ Actors In The Butler – Specifically, Oprah Winfrey

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th August 2013

The Butler – officially known as Lee Daniel’s The Butler – has been well-received by the critics of late. Particularly lauded has been the all-star cast, but the decision to cast such a famous bunch...

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Lee Daniels' The Butler Is "Deeply Affecting And Oscar Bait"

By Elinor Cosgrave | 16th August 2013

Lee Daniels' The Butler is released today in US cinemas. Early reviews of the historical drama have been mixed although most suggest the film is definitely worth a watch.Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey at the...

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Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Already Aiming At The Distant Glow Of The Oscars

By Victoria Pavlova | 15th August 2013

Lee Daniels’ The Butler will only see its US-wide release tomorrow (August 16), but the film, telling the story of a White House butler, who saw eight presidents come and go during his residency, is...

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'The Butler': A Sentimental, If Sometimes Unfocused Early Oscar Contender

By Joe Wilde | 14th August 2013

Lee Daniel's The Butler is the semi-fact-based tale of Eugene Allen; the long-standing manservant of the White House who, for over thirty years, from 1952 to 1986, served under eight different presidents.Forest Whitaker as 'The...

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Oprah Winfrey Apologizes For Naming & Shaming Swiss Handbag Merchants In Racism Claim

By Joe Wilde | 14th August 2013

Oprah Winfrey claimed last week that she was the victim of a seemingly racist attack by a store clerk in Switzerland. Nearly ten days ago (5 August), the Queen of chat was speaking with Entertainment...

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

By Joe Wilde | 10th August 2013

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...

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A Week In Movies: Ford Joins The Expendables, Thor Strikes Back, And Get Ready For The Biopics

By Rich Cline | 9th August 2013

The big news this week was that Harrison Ford will join the Expendables for their third film adventure. Sylvester Stallone tweeted the announcement, then went on to mention that Bruce Willis won't be around this...

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th August 2013

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...

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Lee Daniels' The Butler" Premiere Gathers Celebrities For Some Heavy Social Commentary [Trailer] [Pictures]

By Victoria Pavlova | 7th August 2013

Lee Daniels has earned his reputation as the director of difficult, socially loaded pictures and his latest, The Butler, is no exception to the rule. The film, based on a true story, details the life...

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Lee Daniel's 'The Butler' Is A Clear Oscar Contender [Stills + Clips]

By Jack de Aguilar | 6th August 2013

Hollywood and the film industry seem more confident in taking on the issue of slavery in a cinematic context. Last year saw Django Unchained and Lincoln prove popular, and this year will see more films...

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Oprah And Forest Hit 'The Butler' Ny Premiere, While Mariah Carey Makes A Fashion Statement Out Of An Arm Injury [Photos]

By Holly Williams | 6th August 2013

'The Butler' looks set to be one of the most memorable movies of the year with an all-star cast that glittered on the red carpet at the New York premiere last night (August 5th...

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A Week In Movies: The Hangover Saga Ends, The Hunger Games Cast Talk Catching Fire And Jennifer Aniston Plays A Stripper

By Staff Writer | 24th May 2013

The big global release this week is The Hangover Part III, and the cast has been jetting around the world for premieres in Los Angeles and London, where fans screamed at actors Bradley Cooper, Zach...

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Forest Whitaker As 'The Butler' Could Be A Recipe For Success [Trailer]

By Michael West | 23rd May 2013

The first trailer for 'Precious' director Lee Daniels' new movie The Butler starring Forest Whitaker has rolled out online. It has always been assumed that Harvey Weinstein believes the film is one of his better...

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Fruitvale Station Stuns Sundance And Cannes, Next Stop The Oscars? [Trailer]

By Michael West | 21st May 2013

Few had even heard of Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station before it won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It was snapped up by Harvey Weinstein, who...

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