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New Release Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Ramps Up The Drama & Action

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2013 2:04 PM
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This is probably the best-looking trailer for the film I've seen thus far (it's the 3rd one we've posted). Although, as I watched it, I kept thinking, this looks like it could be a pretty damn good movie - that is, if it wasn't about Nelson Mandela!

New Clip From 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Highlights 1960 Sharpeville Massacre

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 17, 2013 1:25 PM
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Here's another clip from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which stars Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, in a film directed by Justin Chadwick, which highlights Mandela's early life, education and 27 years in prison. The Weinstein Company will open the film in the USA on November 29 - likely as one of its Oscar contenders. Reactions and reviews after its TIFF premiere last month were mostly strong.

Watch Idris Elba As Attorney Nelson Mandela In Court In New 'Long Walk to Freedom' Clip

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2013 7:08 PM
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Here's a clip from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which stars Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, in a film directed by Justin Chadwick, which highlights Mandela's early life, education and 27 years in prison. The Weinstein Company will open the film in the USA on November 29 - likely as one of its Oscar contenders. Reactions and reviews after its TIFF premiere last month were mostly strong.
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For The 3rd Time, Screen Gems Pushes Back Release Date For 'No Good Deed' - By 5 Months

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2013 5:53 PM
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For the 3rd time in a year, Sony/Screen Gems has pushed back the release date for the Will Packer-produced thriller No Good Deed (which stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson).

Idris Elba As Heimdall Stands Guard In 'Thor: The Dark World' Character Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 11:23 AM
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I'd assume that, by now, fanboys and girls have adjusted to the fact that a black actor is playing a Norse god. I'd assume. Although even if they haven't, well, too bad, because Idris Elba is reprising his role as Norse god Heimdall in the upcoming Thor sequel, which is scheduled to be released on November 8, 2013.
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UK Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Includes Glimpses Of Idris & Naomie Aged

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 11, 2013 8:22 PM
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Here's the UK release trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which stars Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, in a film directed by Justin Chadwick, which highlights Mandela's early life, education and 27 years in prison. It's filled with more drama and action, as well as has an immediacy that the American trailer - which seems to emphasize the relationship between Mandela and Winnie as the film's focal point, with its typical Hollywood dominating, swelling soundtrack - doesn't quite project.Plus, unlike the American trailer, in the UK trailer, we get to see what the makeup jobs on an aged Idris and Naomie, as an older Nelson and Winnie, look like.The Weinstein Company will open the film in the USA on November 29 - likely as one of its Oscar contenders. Reactions and reviews after its TIFF premiere recently have been strong.

Flashback: Before Stringer Bell ('The Wire') & 'Luther' There Was 'Space Precinct' (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2013 8:54 PM
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'Luther' Season 3, Episode 2 Talkback Session - The Chaos Continues

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2013 10:10 AM
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Episode 1 left us with a seemingly smitten Luther ending what was a rather long, tough day at the office, given all that he had to wrestle with (read my episode 1 recap post HERE to catchup), in the company of one Ms Mary Day - the waifish blonde he met, thanks to a minor fender-bender that introduced themselves to each other.

Idris Elba & Naomie Harris To Be Honored w/ Inaugural Breakthrough In Film Awards At TIFF

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2013 12:45 PM
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Maybe the first of many awards to come for the film and its stars?

'Luther' Season 3, Episode 1 Talkback Session - Luther Certainly Has A Full Plate...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2013 10:26 AM
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And we're off!