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Film Review: 100 Streets

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) The mark of a brilliant actor is that he or she can give a compelling performance even in a film that doesn’t shine. That’s the case with Idris Elba, as he nearly saves this light, interwoven contemporary London Read More

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Film Review: Star Trek Beyond

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) The big debate shouldn’t be if this is the best Star Trek film ever. The more interesting conversation is about whether Star Trek Beyond is a better sci-fi space adventure film than 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Read More

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Film Review: The Jungle Book

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) Start the great debate right now. Is The Jungle Book the best kid’s action film ever made? Possibly. Expect to hear both sides of that argument waged by millions over lattes at Starbucks after they exit theaters. Read More

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David Oyelowo Is the First Black James Bond

(Vanity Fair) – Whether or not the endless rumors about Idris Elba taking over as James Bond ever come true, we really are, finally, getting a black Bond. Just not on-screen. The Guardian reports that Selma star David Oyelowo has been asked by the Ian Fleming estate to record the audio book for Trigger Read More

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Film Review: ‘The Gunman’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Sean Penn takes a page out of the Liam Neeson book of machismo in this sterile international thriller about a Special Forces soldier-turned-assassin who commits a crime he can’t live with. There’s one key difference between the two actors’ Read More

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’12 Years,’ ‘Hustle’ Lead Globes Nominations

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer The harrowing historical epic “12 Years a Slave” and the con-artist caper “American Hustle” led the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each, setting up two very different films as Academy Awards front-runners. One outlandish and farcical, the other Read More

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List of Nominees for 71st Golden Globe Awards

The Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: MOTION PICTURES — Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave,” ”Captain Phillips,” ”Gravity,” ”Philomena,” ”Rush.” — Picture, Musical Read More

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Toronto Film Festival to Debut Films on Mandela, Assange

(Reuters) – The world premiere of “The Fifth Estate,” a ripped-from-the-headlines drama about Julian Assange and the creation of WikiLeaks, will open the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, which typically yields a number of Oscar contenders. Widely considered the kick-off to Oscar season, the 2013 festival Read More