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  • 'The Butler' more about family and love than race

    'The Butler' more about family and love than race
    "Lee Daniels’ The Butler” tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who serves eight presidents and is caught up in the tumultuous civil rights movement. But, for Daniels, the heart of the story lies with the...
  • '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more

    '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more
    Do the clothes really help find the character? Is it a good idea to watch your own acting? And are movies sacrificing entertainment to be morally correct? The performers participating in The Envelope's Actors Round Table wrestled with those and other...
  • 'Gravity' edges 'Butler' for most overrated movie of 2013

    'Gravity' edges 'Butler' for most overrated movie of 2013
    Some said it changed cinema. Others said it was a technical achievement that fell far short in the story and character departments. It’s the latter group that had its say on New Year’s Eve, as  ‘Gravity,’ Alfonso Cuaron’s...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Biggest Loser' on NBC

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Biggest Loser' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Biggest Loser The contestants...
  • Star-studded Hollywood Film Awards rambles on in all sincerity

    Star-studded Hollywood Film Awards rambles on in all sincerity
    Gazing out at the packed Beverly Hilton Hotel banquet room, veteran producer Jerry Weintraub shook his head from the stage as he accepted the Hollywood Legend Award at Monday night's Hollywood Film Awards. "This has gotta be bigger than the Academy's,"...
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival to honor Forest Whitaker

    Santa Barbara International Film Festival to honor Forest Whitaker
    Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland") is the recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. Whitaker, who is also a producer and director, will receive the honor at a...
  • Review: 'Black Nativity' is stage-bound but musically gifted

    Review: 'Black Nativity' is stage-bound but musically gifted
    "Black Nativity" — the movie — seems like such a good idea. Start with poet and playwright Langston Hughes' powerful telling of the Christmas story — the spoken word, the gospel choir, the staging spare, the story timeless. Wrap a...
  • '12 Years a Slave' earns three Gotham Independent film nominations

    '12 Years a Slave' earns three Gotham Independent film nominations
    The movie awards season got into gear Thursday morning with the nominations for the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. Likely Oscar contender "12 Years a Slave" earned the most nominations with three: best film, best actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    Holiday-season movie releases
    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • Actors need to be jacks or jills of all trades

    Actors need to be jacks or jills of all trades
    On some level, every good actor has to be a jack of all trades. Yes, acting is their No. 1 profession, but the process of transforming a character on the page into a living, breathing person on the screen isn't just about memorizing lines. For each role,...
  • Dressing eight tumultuous decades for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    Dressing eight tumultuous decades for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'
    Veteran costume designer Ruth Carter had her hands full with her latest feature film, "Lee Daniels' The Butler." In it, she tackled eight tumultuous decades of U.S. political and social history — and changing fashions — filled with dozens of...