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How Black Churches Helped Fuel ‘The Butler’s’ Big Weekend

By C. Molly Smith The Weinstein Co. appealed heavily to the black faith-based community in promoting Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a strategy that appears to be paying off. Over the weekend, Daniels’ historical drama debuted to a stellar $25 million, … Continue reading

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Reminder #4)

Please mark your calendars! The day is almost upon us. Lee Daniels’ (Precious) “The Butler” opens in theaters on August 16, 2013. It is the story of Cecil Gaines who as the head butler at the White House served eight … Continue reading

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The Butler (Reminder #3)

Please mark your calendars! Lee Daniels’ (Precious) “The Butler” opens in theaters on August 16, 2013. It is the story of Cecil Gaines who as the head butler at the White House served eight Presidents and was a witness to … Continue reading

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Fruitvale Station

Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions and Ryan Coogler brings us the true story of Oscar Grant. This along with “The Butler” coming in August are my top must see films this year. This opens TODAY!Fruitvale Station stars Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Octavia Spencer. Take … Continue reading

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Out Of The Furnace

Starring Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, and Casey Affleck; “Out of the Furnace” tells the story of Russell Baze searching for his brother Rodney after the latter disappears. This film opens on December 6, 2013.  

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Black Nativity

If you caught the BET Awards last night, you may have already seen this. Black Nativity opens on Thanksgiving Day-EVE on November 27, 2013. The movie is based on Libretto by Langston Hughes and the screenplay adapted by Kasi Lemmons (Candyman and Silence of the … Continue reading

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The Butler

Please mark your calendars! Lee Daniels’ (Precious) “The Butler” opens in theaters on October 18, 2013. It is the story of Cecil Gaines who as the head butler at the White House served eight Presidents and was a witness to … Continue reading

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