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    On The Release Of The Trailer For 'The Paperboy,' Revisiting Lee Daniels' Directorial Debut 'Shadowboxer'

    The trailer for his latest work, The Paperboy, dropped a couple of days ago, 2 months after the film shocked and polarized audiences at its Cannes Film Festival premiere, to no surprise of this writer; after all, it's Lee Daniels we're talking about here. When has a film he's made (...

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    Everyone's Gone Mad In First Full Trailer For Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy'

    A veteran industry writer recently told me that he's thinking of penning an essay comparing Lee Daniels to Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Food for thought... I'm looking forward to reading that piece.

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    Watch the Trailer for Lee Daniels' Sweaty Southern Gothic, 'The Paperboy'

    Check out the new trailer for Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," the Cannes reviews for which inspired our sweaty found poem. It's been called everything from "Lurid, florid, humid, flaccid and insipid" to "Southern pulp trash," with one critic declaring that the "stench will always linger on the filmogra...

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    Lee Daniels & Hugh Jackman Will Try Teaming Again On MLK Assassination Film 'Orders To Kill'

    Try as they might, so far, Lee Daniels and Hugh Jackman just haven't been able to make a movie together. Over two years ago, the actor was lining up to play segregation enforcer Sheriff Jim Clark in the director's civil rights tale "Selma," which never was able to get in front...

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    Lee Daniels, Hugh Jackman Teaming To Tackle MLK Assassination Conspiracy Theories In 'Orders To Kill'

    This is interesting... So Lee Daniels apparently couldn't get his original MLK project off the ground (titled Selma, which had David Oyelowo starring), and has switched gears, still staying on the MLK course, but this time teaming with Hugh Jackman (who was also attached to Selma), to take ...

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    Mariah Carey, Yaya DaCosta Join Cast Of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler;' Quincy Jones Scoring

    Principal photography for Lee Daniels' The Butler has begun in New Orleans, and with that news comes additional casting announcements we haven't mentioned yet, like Mariah Carey and Yaya DaCosta.

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    Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' Will Land On Theater Doorsteps On October 5th

    Critics were not kind to Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Reviews were vicious, and we called it "a lurid, florid, humid, flaccid and insipid waste of time and money for the audience and for everyone who made it." While the...

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    Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy' Picked Up, Gets Stateside Theatrical Release Date

    Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival last month - its world premiere, will be released by Millennium Entertainment in USA theaters on October 5.

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    Millennium Will Release Lee Daniels' Sweaty 'Paperboy' After All, on October 5

    Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" made quite a splash at Cannes, causing a range of reactions, including a 16-minute standing ovation and our own found poem made from its vividly-worded reviews. It sits at 50% Rotten, and will be judged by a much broader audience when it is released October 5 by Millenniu...

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    We've Read It! Thoughts On Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Script

    I was fortunate once again (see my write-up on Steve McQueen 12 Years A Slave script HERE) to have the opportunity to read the script for the Lee Daniels’ highly-anticipated period drama The Butler (a September 2011 draft).

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