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Servant of eight masters – The Butler review

By Jess Lomas October 29, 2013 Director Lee Daniels has a slender work portfolio to date, but has wowed audiences with Precious and divided critics with The Paperboy. In his latest, The Butler, Daniels appears to replace meaningful historical reflection for star power, creating a paint-by-numbers depiction of the civil rights movement in America. Cecil […]

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Trailer Debut: The Butler

Lee Daniels is a strange filmmaker, and, from the looks of this recently released trailer, the strangest thing about his latest film, The Butler, is how conventional it appears. Forest Whitaker stars as Eugene Allen in this true story of one man who served as a butler in the White House to eight separate presidents […]

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Oprah Winfrey considering a return to the big screen

Oprah Winfrey is reported to be considering a return to acting and is eyeing Lee Daniels’ The Butler for her silver screen comeback. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former talk show host is mulling over an offer to co-star in the Daniels directed story of Eugene Allen, a black butler who worked at the […]

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