The Butler

A Facebook post supporting Black films and artists, and calling out the racism embedded into the Academy Award nomination process, was removed by the social…

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Last year was supposed to be a banner film for Black filmmakers. Fruitvale Station, The Butler, and 12 Years a Slave were released and their…

Based on an article by The Washington Post’s Wil Haygood, adapted for the screen by Danny Strong and directed by Daniels, “The Butler” is the story of Eugene Allen, an inspiring African American who worked under eight presidents in the White House, Reagan among them. As historians of the 40th president, having written more than a dozen biographies […]

This weekend at the box office, a superhero comedy, a Steve Jobs biopic, and a Harrison Ford thriller all got served by a butler. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler, to be exact. The Weinstein Company’s awards-bait drama, which stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, topped the chart with an excellent $25 million from 2,933 theaters in its first […]

Lee Daniels’ feature film, The Butler, topped the box office on it’s opening weekend raking in a whopping $25 million.  The highly anticipated film is based on the real life story of Eugene Allen–a black man that made his way from the cotton fields of the South to 34 years of service as a White […]

In this week’s new movies, critics review two films based on true stories, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” starring Forest Whitaker and “Jobs” starring Ashton Kutcher. Director Jem Cohen’s “Museum Hours” leads the pack with four stars. Read More

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White House correspondent April Ryan talks with Admiral Rochon, the first black head usher for the White House, about Lee Daniels‘ “The Butler” and its…

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Believe the hype. “The Butler” will make you laugh, cry, relive family memories and truly recognized the resilience of Black people in the face of…

As you know, you can’t please everyone no matter how hard you may try.  I don’t have an opinion on the movie, as I have not seen it yet.  I’m not sure Harry Lennix has seen the whole movie either.  He says that after reading the first five pages of the script, he knew he […]

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Huggy Lowdown gives us the down low on his bad bootleg man, the Stop & Frisk ruling and what Jerry Jones had to say about…

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When “The Butler” comes out on August 16, there will be three Black men that made it happen – director Lee Daniels, White House butler…