"42" and "The Help" had white helmers; "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" didn't. The Oscar-nominated director questions the studios' motives in telling black stories with scant African-American input: "It's as if the studios are saying, 'We want it black, just not that black.' "Read more
UPDATED: "Lee Daniels' The Butler" stays high up on the chart, coming in No. 2 in its fourth weekend and crossing the $90 million mark; "Salinger" scores the best opening for a documentary in nearly 18 months.
Specialty offerings include "Salinger" and "Winnie Mandela," starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard; holdover hit "Lee Daniels' The Butler" should near $100 million in its fourth weekend.Read more
UPDATED: The civil rights drama is the first film of 2013 to top the North American box office chart for three consecutive weekends as Hollywood rings out a record summer and Labor Day Weekend; "Getaway," "Closed Circuit" are D.O.A.Read more
“The real story of the White House butler doesn’t imply racism at all. It’s simply Hollywood liberals wanting to believe something about my father that was never there,” writes Michael Reagan.Read more
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