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Lenny Kravitz and Lee Daniels’ The Butler

My eleventh birthday was at the beginning of 1998. I remember a series of very formative years growing up, where Lenny Kravitz was a dominating force on what we didn’t know at the time was the dying breath of commercial radio and televised…

Why The Butler, Why Now

Now that The Butler has taken the box office for the second week in a row, on fewer screens than its competition, the speculative conversation is upon us. In a private email chat with Kris Tapley and Anne Thompson, they said they were…

The Butler Gets new Title and Poster

The Butler will now be called Lee Daniels' The Butler, kind of like Precious Based on the Novel Push by Saffire. We'll still call it The Butler, however.  It was a good controversy to bring awareness to the film so now we can get back to…

Trailer for Lee Daniels’ The Butler

The first trailer gives you two pieces of vital info. 1) it's distributed by The Weinstein Co. which also has Fruitvale Station. 2) it is likely to be a tearjerker. I'm not ready for how critics are going to respond to this movie. I wish…

US Presidents Are Popular

This season we have two of the nation's most beloved Presidents hitting the big screen. First, Daniel Day-Lewis as the brilliant and beloved, gone too soon President Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's upcoming Lincoln, then Bill Murray as a…

Of Frontrunners and Upsets – The Directors

This year we, have dipped into fantasy, and unshakable reality. We have come of age, confronted death, sought life's meaning in a house floated by helium balloons. We have gotten inside the head of a bomb tech and barely made it out…

Oscar Portraits

Quoting AD commenter, "to help put this whole Oscar race in perspective, legendary photographer Brigitte Lacombe has captured moments along the awards campaign trail this year:…

The Directors Guild Preview

Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker James Cameron Avatar Lee Daniels Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire Jason Reitman Up In The Air Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds…

Directors Roundtable

So, the DGA ballots are due on the 29th. The Oscar ballots get turned in tomorrow but the DGA is still in play. The Envelope has done some roundtable vids of our five esteemed directors. Tip off from ONTD. More after the cut. But…

Oscar Countdown – Best Director

Although I haven't been making too big a deal about it, I have to say that there is a part of me that sits here unbelieving that a woman could actually win Best Director for the first time in Oscar's 82 year history. The rules of the game…

Precious Pressing Buttons, Inspiring Debate

Pressing things right to the line is Lee Daniels' controversial film, Precious. The New York Times' Felicia Lee has written a fair-minded (in my lily-white opinion) account of both sides. There is Armond White on one side, Oprah on the…