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Rest In Peace, Nelsan Ellis: (1977-2017)

NELSAN ELLIS November 30, 1977 – July 8, 2017 (age 39) Cause of Death: Complications from heart failure Not a huge star, relatively, actor Nelsan Ellis did play some major roles, one of which was Martin Luther King, Jr. in Lee Daniel’s The Butler and James Brown’s associate Bobby Byrd in Get On Up. What Nelsan was probably best known for, however, was his … Read More Rest In Peace, Nelsan Ellis: (1977-2017)

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

[6 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[4 DAYS TO OSCARS] One of the weaker films in the Best Picture category, this film will probably gain most of the acting awards with one fell-swoop. Even at the Golden Globes, winner Meryl Streep said that Viola Davis deserved the award more. Much better than Streep’s performance, Davis should be able to capture this award. Though I would … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 84th Academy Awards Nominations

Best Picture “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer “The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer “The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers “Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers “Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers “Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers “The Tree of … Read More Oscars Watch: 84th Academy Awards Nominations

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Spotlight: Top 12 Films Of 2011

This was probably due a couple of weeks ago, but with a vacation over the new year and a car accident that took up all my free-time recently, I am just now able to sit down and put together my list of favorite films this past year. It was kind of a funny year, as I spent most of my time moving to California … Read More Spotlight: Top 12 Films Of 2011

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Oscars Watch: 2011 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

Picture: The Tree of Life 2. Drive 3. Pariah 4. Rampart 5. Shame 6. Moneyball 7. The Descendants 8. A Better Life 9. My Week With Marylin 10. The Help Best Director: Steve McQueen (Shame) Best Actor: Woody Harrleson (Rampart) Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive) Best Actress: Viola Davis (The Help) Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The Help) Best Screenplay: Ava DuVernay (I … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

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For Your Consideration 2011: “The Help”

The surprise success of the summer, “The Help” held the top spot in the weekend box office for four straight weekends in a row, having made $168 million in its theater run,  and only costing about $25 million to produce. With astonishing and heartwarming performances from several of the actresses in the film, specifically Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain, some acting nominations are almost … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “The Help”