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Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" By Sapphire

  • Criticwire  News

    Armond White For Dummies or: Why I Enjoy Reading Him, and Why His Latest is His Lamest

    We all expect Armond White to be himself, but there's limited value in seeing Armond lite.

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  • Indiewire  News

    Box Office: Almodovar's Best Opener; "Precious" Shines In Shadow of "New Moon" (UPDATED)

    Expanding to 629 screens, this was the weekend for "Precious" to truly prove itself a formidable box office entity. Adding on 455 screens and screening all over the country, it did just that. According to estimates provided by Rentrak today, the Lee Daniels film grossed $11,007,500 over this pre-Thanksgiving holiday weekend, averaging a fantastic $17,501. This was all the more impressive coming in the midst of one of the most robust female-driven box office weekends in film history. Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" was obviously the box office story of the weekend, grossing an astronomical $140.7 million dollars, while...

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  • Indiewire  News

    B.O. of the '00s: The Top Grossing Sundance Films

    With the 2010s fast approaching - 55 days and counting - indieWIRE has decided to start a weekly Friday chart devoted to glancing back at the past ten years. With a film opening that weekend as a starting point, we'll be charting various sub-categories of 2000s film with regard to their North Ameri...

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  • Caryn James  Reviews

    Oprah and Forest Whitaker in 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    Lee Daniels' The Butler is some serious, probably effective Oscar bait. It is also -- these things so often go together -- audience-pandering History Lite. Forest Whitaker, as a butler who serves at the White House through eight Presidents, from Eisenhower to Reagan, gives a dazzling performance; he...

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  • Caryn James  Reviews

    'The Paperboy': Nicole, Zac and Alligators

    On screen in The Paperboy and on stage at the New York Film Festival press conference afterwards, Nicole Kidman seemed – and this is compliment though it may not sound like one—less plastic than she has in the recent past. She is fearless and pretty convincing in the film. If she lo...

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