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    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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    The 5 Biggest Disappointments at the 2012 Specialty Box Office

    There were indeed a lot of good news to come out of the 2012 indie box office, as yesterday's article on the year's 10 biggest specialty market success stories can attest. But it wasn't all roses and dollar signs, as these 5 major specialty disappointments make clear:

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    Best Movie Posters of 2012: Retro, Sexy, Design-y, Scary, Striking and Stylish

    Capturing the expanse of a film on a flimsy two-foot-by-three-foot piece of paper is a challenge; trying to woo audiences to see a movie, given only this paper, is a feat. Each year, the movie poster medium boasts some incredible looking efforts - some that even veer towards art. The best posters...

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    Nicole Kidman Talks Surprise 'The Paperboy' Nominations from Set of 'Grace of Monaco,' EXCLUSIVE SKYPE VIDEO

    Nicole Kidman was shocked when she learned that her boldly brazen performance in Lee Daniels' outrageous southern gothic "The Paperboy" had earned both SAG and Golden Globe supporting actress nominations. While the indie film debuted in Cannes to mixed reaction and hardly set critics or audiences on...

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    Louisiana Rising! How 5 Films in the Awards Race Made Use of the Bayou State

    The B.P. spill, Katrina and Isaac be damned -- Louisiana has some good news for a change. New Orleans-born R&B singer Frank Ocean was just nominated for six Grammys, revenue-generating monster Super Bowl XLVII is coming to the Big Easy in February, the inaugural Louisiana International Film Fest...

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    Honor Roll 2012: Matthew McConaughey Wants a Viagra Study, Has an 18 Handicap and Thinks You've Got to "Enjoy the Architecture"

    For a while there, it looked as if Matthew McConaughey would never shake his on-screen image as the stoned, shirtless, good ol’ boy who mugged through Southern-fried thrillers and C-grade rom coms. But 2012 finally stuck a pin in all that as the 43-year-old Texas-born star stretched in every way he ...

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    Watch: 'The Paperboy' Star Macy Gray Dishes on Oprah and Nicole Kidman in Exclusive Indiewire Video

    During the recently wrapped New York Film Festival, Indiewire caught up with singer and actress Macy Gray to discuss her role in Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," the sordid follow-up to his Oscar-winning sophomore feature "Precious." "Paperboy" screened at the fest shor...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Middle of Nowhere' Proves Buyers Wrong with Innovative Releasing Model

    The high quality of some recent wide-release films is taking its toll on specialty films. With "Argo" nabbing raves, "Looper," "Seven Psychopaths" and "The Perks of Being a Wildflower" also in the top ten and "The Master" and "Arbitrage" still drawing audiences, it's tough to compete with smaller fi...

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    'The Paperboy' Is Lee Daniels' Worst Box Office Opening Weekend Performer... But Not By Much

    In so-called specialty box office for the weekend... 2 films that opened Stateside on Friday, in limited release.

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