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Casting: Beals, Moss, Varela, Kleintank

The Rocking Horsemen

Jennifer Beals has joined the cast of Matthew Modine's coming-of-age film "The Rocking Horsemen". The story follows five teen boys on their journey to form a rock band during the summer of 1962 and chronicles what it's like to be young when everything seems possible and music can transform one's life.

Sean Astin, James Frecheville, Riley Griffiths, Jared Gilman, David Alan Grier, Miles Heizer, Eric Stoltz, Isaac White and Billy Zane also star. Filming is slated to begin this summer. [Source: THR]

There Are Monsters

Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men," "Top of the Lake") has signed on for the lead in "The Strangers" director Bryan Bertino's horror tale "There Are Monsters". Richard Suckle will produce.

Moss plays a single mum and her terrified young daughter who are trapped and tormented by a mysterious creature. Pre-production kicks off in the Fall. [Source: Screen]

Point Break

Swedish actor Matias Varela ("Snabba Cash") has
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Jennifer Beals Joins Cast of Matthew Modine's 'The Rocking Horsemen' (Exclusive)

Jennifer Beals has joined the cast of Matthew Modine's coming-of-age film The Rocking Horsemen. Beals joins Sean Astin, James Frecheville, Riley Griffiths, Jared Gilman, David Alan Grier, Miles Heizer, Eric Stoltz, Isaac White and Billy Zane, all of whom have already boarded the project. The Rocking Horsemen follows five teen boys on their journey to form a rock band during the summer of 1962. The boys have high hopes and are driven by a shared fear of what the future holds. When the chance to perform at their high school graduation arises, the stage is set for the

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Second Opinion - The Butler (2013)

The Butler, 2013.

Directed by Lee Daniels.

Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Liev Schrieber, Minka Kelly, Robin Williams, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Clarence Williams III, and Isaac White.

Synopsis:

Cecil Gaines struck out by himself after a tragic childhood and ended up becoming a butler at the White House. There, he served various Presidents and he became a passive witness as the civil rights movement gained momentum. All the while his family was fracturing as his son was in the South, fighting actively for justice, prompting Cecil to wonder whether he was doing enough for his people.

The Butler is a powerful and provocative film that shows how one man can affect the world, and how the world can affect one man. Based on a true story, this film frames the changing
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Movie Review - The Butler (2013)

The Butler, 2013.

Directed by Lee Daniels.

Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Liev Schrieber, Minka Kelly, Robin Williams, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Clarence Williams III and Isaac White.

Synopsis:

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

As The Butler comes to a close, a dedication appears: "dedicated to all those who fought and died for black rights," or along that line. It's a shame that a brief moment, a split second at the end if the film carries more poignancy than the two hours before. Forest Whittaker - arguably at a career best - stars as Cecil Gaines, who works his way from witnessing his father
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The Butler Review

Director: Lee Daniels.

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, Alex Pettyfer, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Liev Schrieber, Minka Kelly, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Isaac White.

Running Time: 132 minutes.

Certificate: 12A.

Synopsis: As Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam and other major events affect this man’s life, family and American society.

The Butler is the smooth storytelling of a generation who allow politicians to make the changes that will affect them and a younger, more immediate generation who are looking to take action. None demonstrate this more so than the titular butler Cecil Gaines, his wife Gloria (Oprah Winfrey), and two sons Louis (David Oyelowo) and Charlie (Isaac White).

Growing up on a cotton farm, Cecil witnesses the owner rape his mother
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