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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 Country stars U.S. actor Canada Lee and British actor Charles Carson as two South African men, a black church minister and a wealthy white landowner, brought together by their offspring: the minister's son is on trial for the murder of the landowner's son. In this tale of bigotry and redemption, U.S. actor Sidney Poitier, then at the beginning of his movie career, plays a Johannesburg-based activist priest. Apartheid movies: White […]


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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 the American media is to believed, as the first pairing of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? back in 1962. Of course, Universal's lowball figure is an excuse for the studio to claim, “Omigod! 2 Guns has performed way beyond what any and all of us were expecting!” – as long as the Washington / Wahlberg combo brings in $25 million or more. (Image: […]


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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 at 1,884 locations, Flight trailed only Disney's 3D animated feature Wreck-It Ralph's estimated $49.1 million at 3,752 venues according to studio figures found at Box Office Mojo. Wreck-It Ralph, by the way, has been hailed as a – non-Pixar – Disney record. It could well be – weekend box office actuals come out on Monday – but only if you choose to ignore pesky details such as inflation, and the […]


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