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    Weekend B.O. Aug. 16-18 (How 'The Butler' Kicked 'Kick-Ass 2's' Ass)

    According to all the box office predictors, Kick-Ass 2 was going to be the No 1 film this weekend. Meanwhile, I was telling anyone who would listen to me (both of them) that Lee Daniels’ The Butler was going to beat its ass. And guess who was right?

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    Friday Box Office: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Cleans Up, Nothing Else Kicks Ass

    At the Friday box office, "Lee Daniels' The Butler" rose above expectations position to score an easy top spot in what was predicted to be a close race for the weekend with poorly-reviewed "Kick-Ass 2" (Universal). The Weinstein Co.'s well-hyped historical epic benefited from the controversy over it...

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    Lee Daniels' The Butler

    The finely-tuned performances by Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey seal the deal, enriching the movie beyond the mere words in Danny Strong’s wide-ranging screenplay.

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    For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster,' Weinstein Plans Subtitled Wide Release, Oscar Campaign

    Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster," now being officially presented by Martin Scorsese, is getting an ambitious release from the Weinstein Company, taking the chance that subtitles won't be a barrier in reaching a wider audience. They have not had much access to high-budget prestige martial arts films ...

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    Is Harvey Taking His Scissors to Korean Hit 'Snowpiercer'?

    So far, the reviews for dystopian thriller "Snowpiercer" are raves. But that doesn't mean that Harvey Weinstein won't tinker with the Bong Joon-ho film before releasing it to the territories he controls, which are most of the English-speaking world. Australia trade reporter Don Groves reports that W...

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    Harvey Weinstein Loses Tussle with Warners Over 'The Butler,' Makes Statement UPDATED (VIDEO)

    In the end, Harvey Weinstein vs. Warner Bros. did not turn out well for The Weinstein Co., which as of Friday has been ordered by the MPAA to pay a $400,000 fine plus $150,000 in legal fees to the studio. According to one angry senior TWC exec, the company had received a go-ahead from the studio's d...

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    Unfinished Song

    I found this film extremely frustrating; on the one hand it treats its senior-citizen characters as “cute” and then delivers moments of genuine pathos that cause you to tear up.

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    Trailer Watch: J.D. 'Salinger' Documentary Digs Into the Mystery of the Enigmatic Author

    The first trailer for Shane Salerno's "Salinger" documentary has landed. The film, which was snapped up by the Weinstein Company in March, looks to a be an edge-of-your-seat portrait of the enigmatic, reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye." Salinger died in January 2010, and hadn't published a...

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    Trailer Watch: Weinsteins' Mouth-Watering 'Haute Cuisine' as Light and Fluffy as a Souffle

    Those with empty stomachs, beware the new trailer that just landed. "Haute Cuisine," from the Weinstein Company, centers on Provence chef Daniele Delpeuch (Catherine Frot), who worked as French president Francois Mitterand's country cook, and withstood all the culinary challenges that went along wit...

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    'Fruitvale Station' Wins Prize of the Future at Cannes

    Ryan Coogler's acclaimed drama "Fruitvale Station," which played in the Un Certain Regard section here at Cannes, has won the Prize of the Future at the festival. The film had its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. The Weinstei...

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