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Apartheid Movies: From 'Cry, the Beloved Country' to White-Centric 'Cry Freedom' & 'A World Apart'

Cry, the Beloved Country with Canada Lee and Sidney Poitier. Directed by Hungarian-born Zoltan Korda (The Four Feathers, The Jungle Book) from a screenplay by an uncredited John Howard Lawson – one of the Hollywood Ten – the 1951 British-produced version of Alan Paton's classic apartheid novel Cry, the Beloved […]


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Apartheid Movies: From 'Cry, the Beloved Country' to White-Centric 'Cry Freedom' & 'A World Apart'



'2 Guns': Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Flop?

'2 Guns' weekend box office: Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington pairing disappointing? A limp “low $20 million” range, is what 2 Guns U.S. distributor Universal claims it's expecting at the North American box office from the first-ever pairing of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg – as momentous a cinematic occasion, if […]


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'2 Guns': Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Flop?



'Wreck-It Ralph' Box Office: No. 1 Movie by Far?

Denzel Washington in Flight. Denzel Washington Flight has strong, but hardly sensational debut Nov. 4 Denzel Washington's R-rated drama Flight, Robert Zemeckis' first live-action feature since 2000, way overperformed as the no. 2 movie on the North American box office chart this weekend, Nov. 2-4. With an estimated $25.1 million […]


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'Wreck-It Ralph' Box Office: No. 1 Movie by Far?



'The Manchurian Candidate' 2004: Meryl Streep Steals All Her Scenes

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 Denzel Washington movie. (Image: Denzel Washington.) While keeping the framework of the 1962 original, Jonathan Demme's remake of John Frankenheimer's political thriller The Manchurian Candidate has revamped the plot so as to create parallels between what takes place on screen and current events. The results are […]


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'The Manchurian Candidate' 2004: Meryl Streep Steals All Her Scenes



'The Vow' Biggest Rachel McAdams Hit & Nicolas Cage Flops Again

Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, The Vow March 3, '12, update: According to Box Office Mojo, February 2012 was the best month of February in terms of movie attendance since 2004. On North American screens in February '04 were Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, the Ben Stiller / Jennifer […]


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'The Vow' Biggest Rachel McAdams Hit & Nicolas Cage Flops Again



'The Hurricane' Movie: Denzel Washington Stars in Absurdly Contrived Biopic

The Hurricane movie: Denzel Washington as Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter. Like Stanley Kramer, Norman Jewison has often been dedicated to commercial filmmaking with a socially conscious edge: labor relations in F.I.S.T.; corruption in the U.S. justice system in …And Justice for All; religious fanaticism in Agnes of God; anti-Semitism in Fiddler […]


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'The Hurricane' Movie: Denzel Washington Stars in Absurdly Contrived Biopic



'Training Day' Movie Review - Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke

Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Training Day Every few years, the Los Angeles Police Department gets embroiled in one scandal or other. The public is then told that the problem has been caused by a few “bad apples”; the system itself remains spotlessly clean. We get to taste quite a few […]


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'Training Day' Movie Review - Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke



'Unstoppable' Forced to Stop: 'Megamind' Takes Over

Eric Balfour in Greg Strause and Colin Strause's Skyline Nov. 18, '10, update: The North American box office was down across the board on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The top ten movies were down nearly 21 percent from (a healthy) Tuesday and 37.6 percent from the previous week according to Box […]


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'Unstoppable' Forced to Stop: 'Megamind' Takes Over



Tony Awards: Scarlett Johansson & Eddie Redmayne Winners + Student Academy Awards

Alfred Molina, Eddie Redmayne, Red June 13 update: Hollywood took over Broadway at the 2010 Tony Awards. Or almost. Presenters included Daniel Radcliffe and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, while Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Catherine Zeta-Jones are now Tony winners as well. And so are Scarlett Johansson and (for […]


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Tony Awards: Scarlett Johansson & Eddie Redmayne Winners + Student Academy Awards



'Avatar' Gross: No. 3 All-Time Domestic vs. the Inflation Factor

'Avatar' with Sigourney Weaver: Worldwide box office milestone reached. 'Avatar' passes $2 billion milestone worldwide, to surpass 'Titanic' in U.S. & Canada – but not in ticket sales Jan. 31, '10, update: Avatar's estimated weekend (Jan. 29-31) gross was at the higher end of expectations: $30 million at 3,074 locations. […]


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'Avatar' Gross: No. 3 All-Time Domestic vs. the Inflation Factor



J.J. Abrams Horror Movie Is Tops

Jan. 20: With an estimated $41 million take, Cloverfield destroyed its competition at the North American box office this weekend. Paramount's monster movie directed by Matt Reeves and produced by J.J. Abrams soared past the $35 million record opening of the Star Wars 1997 rerelease. Cloverfield focuses on a small […]


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J.J. Abrams Horror Movie Is Tops



'Inside Man' Movie Review: Conventional Spike Lee Thriller

Inside Man offers a long day's journey into nought: I've seen little of Spike Lee's oeuvre. As far as I'm concerned, the overblown portrayal of ethnic relations in Do the Right Thing, which remains Lee's most acclaimed film, makes the overblown portrayal of ethnic relations in Paul Haggis' Crash look […]


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'Inside Man' Movie Review: Conventional Spike Lee Thriller