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4 items from 2013


Daniels' Socially Conscious Movie Passed $100M Mark - Expect Lots of Oscar Nominations

17 September 2013 9:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

The Butler’: ‘True story’ drama passes $100 million milestone at North American box office (photo: Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan in ‘The Butler’) Hailed as a sleeper hit upon its North American release in mid-August, Lee DanielsThe Butler, featuring an all-star cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, James Marsden, and Robin Williams, passed the $100 million milestone at the domestic box office last Sunday, September 15, 2013. As of Monday, the $30 million-budgeted The Butler‘s domestic box-office total stood at $100.5 million, as per Box Office Mojo. The "based on a true story" account of a black butler (Forest Whitaker) who served eight U.S. presidents, both Republicans and Democrats, during the course of three decades, The Butler was distributed by the Oscar-savvy The Weinstein Company. Considering the film’s domestic box-office success and the generally positive reviews — 80% approval rating and 7.1/10 average among »

- Zac Gille

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Daniels' Movie Passes $100M Mark in U.S./Canada - Expect Lots of Oscar Nominations

17 September 2013 7:29 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

The Butler’: ‘True story’ drama passes $100 million milestone at North American box office (photo: Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan in ‘The Butler’) Hailed as a sleeper hit upon its North American release in mid-August, Lee DanielsThe Butler, featuring an all-star cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, James Marsden, and Robin Williams, passed the $100 million milestone at the domestic box office last Sunday, September 15, 2013. As of Monday, the $30 million-budgeted The Butler‘s domestic box-office total stood at $100.5 million, as per Box Office Mojo. The "based on a true story" account of a black butler (Forest Whitaker) who served eight U.S. presidents, both Republicans and Democrats, during the course of three decades, The Butler was distributed by the Oscar-savvy The Weinstein Company. Considering the film’s domestic box-office success and the generally positive reviews — 80% approval rating and 7.1/10 average among »

- Zac Gille

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Oprah Helps to Lift Butler to the Top of the North American Box Office?

18 August 2013 3:40 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oprah Winfrey to help ‘The Butler’ top the domestic box office? (Photo: Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard in ‘The Butler’) About a week ago, Oprah Winfrey was in the news for being told that a $38,000 crocodile-skin purse at a store in Zurich wasn’t really for her. The uproar was related to racism: possibly, supposedly, maybe the saleswoman-for-the-filthy-rich felt that a black woman wouldn’t be able to afford a $38,000 crocodile-skin purse, even though those stores for the disgustingly megarich — I mean, $38,000 for a goddamned purse? Crocodile skin? — surely cater to the wives and mistresses and aunts of megarich African entrepreneurs and dictators alike. Fast forward a week or so and … Oprah Winfrey is back in the news as a result of another "incident" related to ethnic issues: the weekend debut of Lee Daniels’ The Weinstein Company-distributed The Butler, about a black butler in the appropriately named White House. The Butler »

- Zac Gille

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Katie Holmes Snapped on Mania Days Set in Pajamas

24 April 2013 9:36 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Katie is making herself feel right at Holmes (ba-dum-bump). While shooting her latest movie, Mania Days, on Tuesday, Katie Holmes was spotted on set in some oversize loungewear. Bundled in a black ski puffer over baggy yellow polka-dot pajama bottoms, Suri's mom stepped off the scene to take a quick phone call. Photos: Katie Holmes celebrates Suri's 7th birthday Katie is starring in the new Spike Lee production as a manically depressed poet who crosses paths with a depressed rapper. Slated for a 2014 release, the film also stars Luke KirbyEdward Gelbinovich and Alex Manette.  Photos: Check out these other movie stars snapped on set! »

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