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  1. Oscars: How Screener DVDs Help or Hurt This Year's Contenders (Analysis)

    7:00 am 10/4/2013

    Several big movies could lose awards luster if voters wait to view them on the small screen (i.e. the 3D space drama "Gravity"), but others might actually benefit from a home viewing (i.e. the lesbian love story "Blue Is the Warmest Color"). Read more

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  2. Forest Whitaker to Receive Actor Tribute at Gotham Awards

    10:53 am 10/3/2013

    The Oscar-winning 'Butler' star will be honored at the annual New York event, which takes place on Dec. 2.Read more

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  3. 'The Butler' to Open Mumbai Film Festival

    12:57 am 9/26/2013

    The 15th edition of the event will screen more than 200 films, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon" in the competition for debut feature directors.Read more

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  4. John Singleton: Can a White Director Make a Great Black Movie? (Guest Column)

    6:00 am 9/19/2013

    "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

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  5. Box Office Milestone: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Hits $100 Million

    10:21 am 9/15/2013

    UPDATED: The filmmaker becomes one of only a handful of black directors to have a movie hit this mark in the U.S.Read more

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  6. Box Office: Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' Opens No. 1 With $18.7 Million

    8:06 am 9/8/2013

    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. Read more

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  7. Box Office: Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' Pacing for $20 Million-Plus Debut

    1:21 pm 9/6/2013

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" falls to No. 2 after ruling the domestic box office for three consecutive weekends.Read more

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  8. Box Office Preview: Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' to Top More than 25 New Indie Films

    2:17 pm 9/5/2013

    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

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  9. Box Office: 'The Butler' Enjoys Labor Day Upset With $20 Mil; 'One Direction' No. 2 With $18 Mil

    8:40 am 9/2/2013

    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

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  10. Obama Says 'The Butler' Made Him 'Tear Up'

    1:51 pm 8/27/2013

    "I thought Forest Whitaker was wonderful," the President told radio talk show host Tom Joyner in a White House interview. "And Oprah, my girl, she can act."Read more

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