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  • Box Office: 'The Help' claims No. 1 over four new films [Updated]

     
    "The Help" didn't need any assistance at the box office this weekend, claiming the No. 1 spot while four new films labored to gross similar ticket sales. After getting off to a solid start at the box office last week,......
  • Is 'The Help' Hollywood's latest liberal civil rights fantasy?

     
    I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster Viola Davis must have experienced when her agent called to say she'd been offered a juicy part in “The Help,” DreamWorks' adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel. Even though parts for...
  • Movie Projector: 'The Help' to brush off the competition again

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Despite the arrival of three new films at the box office this weekend, "The Help" will be in charge again. The movie about civil rights in 1960s......
  • Box Office: 'The Help' repeats at No. 1 over Labor Day weekend [Updated]

     
    "The Help" was No. 1 for the third weekend in a row, while three new films struggled to gross ticket sales over a slow Labor Day weekend at the movies....
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • Jackson residents reflect on relations beyond 'The Help' lens

    Jackson residents reflect on relations beyond 'The Help' lens
    On a recent steamy Saturday evening, 11 members of Deborah Rae Wright's book club — black, white, Indian and Jewish women — gathered in her meticulously restored Craftsman home on the rundown west side of the Mississippi capital. The topic was...
  • Viola Davis worked hard to get 'The Help' right

    Viola Davis worked hard to get 'The Help' right
    Viola Davis has long considered herself a cynic. It's a reflection of the 16 years she has spent in an industry that does little to support the career of black women. It's being a part of a Hollywood that continually asks her to play the "urban single...
  • 'The Artist,' 'The Descendants' win big at the 69th annual Golden Globe awards

    'The Artist,' 'The Descendants' win big at the 69th annual Golden Globe awards
    "The Artist," the charming film about Hollywood's transition from silent movies to talkies, and the family drama "The Descendants" were catapulted to front-runner Oscar status Sunday night with an armful of Golden Globes to their names as the awards...
  • SAG Awards: Red carpet risk-takers steal the show

    SAG Awards: Red carpet risk-takers steal the show
    The style stakes are heating up this red carpet season, and at the SAG Awards on Sunday night, it was the risks that paid off. The sea of sameness we saw at the Golden Globes gave way to some major individualized fashion statements. Emma Stone's dress...
  • SAG Awards: 'The Help' wins big

    SAG Awards: 'The Help' wins big
    The Screen Actors Guild handed out three of its five film awards Sunday night to performers in the 1960s civil rights drama "The Help," injecting a little excitement into the Oscar race. The cast of the film received the group's top honor, the SAG...
  • Oscars 2012: For red carpet perfection, it takes a team

    Oscars 2012: For red carpet perfection, it takes a team
    In certain circles, the Oscars red carpet generates more buzz than the awards ceremony itself. That two-hour window when stars stroll, preen and gush often showcases the results of hours and hours of prepping by a team of experts tasked with readying...