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Taraji P. Henson: Articles


'No Good Deed' Movie Box Office Goes Unpunished Despite Rotten Reviews

'No Good Deed' movie with Idris Elba. 'No Good Deed' movie going unpunished to top weekend box office? Apologies for the bad wordplay above, but if Friday estimates are a reliable indicator, No Good Deed should indeed go unpunished to the top of the domestic box office this weekend, September 12-14, 2014. But why “unpunished”? Well, so far the Sam Miller-directed thriller starring four-time Emmy nominee Idris Elba (Luther) and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) has a downright putrid 10 percent score and 2.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics. Sony Pictures, whose subsidiary ScreenGems is distributing No Good Deed, reportedly opted to skip late Thursday screenings to ensure that […]


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'No Good Deed' Movie Box Office Goes Unpunished Despite Rotten Reviews



'Think Like a Man' Sleeper Hit & 'The Hunger Games' Trailing 'Jurassic Park' & Jesus Movie?

Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, Think Like a Man April 23, '12, update: Think Like a Man, inspired by TV/radio comedian Steve Harvey's bestselling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, dethroned Gary Ross / Jennifer Lawrence's The Hunger Games at the North American box office this weekend. The Hunger Games, in fact, was down two spots, also trailing the Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling romantic drama The Lucky One, based on Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel. All three films performed above expectations. According to box office actuals found at Box Office Mojo, Think Like a Man took in a surprisingly strong $33.63 million – about 10 percent above early estimates released as late as Friday night – averaging […]


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'Think Like a Man' Sleeper Hit & 'The Hunger Games' Trailing 'Jurassic Park' & Jesus Movie?



'The Karate Kid' 2010 Reviews

The Karate Kid 2010 remake stars Jaden Smith, son of co-producers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jackie Chan in the roles originally played by Ralph Macchio and Academy Award nominee Pat Morita in the 1984 sleeper hit directed by John G. Avildsen. Harald Zwart directed the 2010 movie. Taraji P. Henson, nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, plays a single mother who moves with her son, Dre (Jaden Smith), from Detroit to China. Once there, Dre becomes enamored of a local girl, while trying to keep at bay a nasty Chinese bully. Enters a wise, kind-hearted kung fu teacher (Jackie Chan) to help things out. Early reviews for The […]


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'The Karate Kid' 2010 Reviews