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Reacting To Armond White's Torturous Reaction To '12 Years A Slave'...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2013 5:59 PM
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While I haven't yet personally reviewed the film on this site (I want to see it a second time before doing so), if you read my interview with director Steve McQueen, as well as my September 25 piece on slave movies, titled Despite Success Of '12 Years A Slave,' Many Stories Set During The Period Still To Be Told, you'll know that I was underwhelmed with 12 Years A Slave (I first saw it about a month ago).

Interview: Kelsey Scott Talks To S&A About Playing Chiwetel's Wife In '12 Years A Slave,' Her Crush On Steve McQueen, More

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 16, 2013 1:20 PM
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Speaking to actor/screenwriter Kelsey Scott was a delightful, amusing, insightful experience. Kelsey, who plays Solomon Northup's wife Anne in Steve McQueen's harrowing upcoming drama 12 Years a Slave, candidly and graciously spoke on the personal difficulties surrounding her trip - which almost didn't happen - to that fateful New Orleans audition 2 years ago.

Review: In Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Black Pain Is Hard, Torturous & Visceral

  • By Frances Bodomo
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  • October 15, 2013 2:46 PM
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Review: In Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Black Pain Is Hard, Torturous & Visceral

Soundtrack Album For '12 Years a Slave' To Be Released By Columbia Records On 11/11

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2013 10:26 AM
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With the film's theatrical release set for this weekend, Columbia Records has announced that it will release a soundtrack album for the much-anticipated, much-discussed drama 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen.

McQueen, Ejiofor and Fassbender Talk ‘12 Years A Slave’ On ‘Charlie Rose’ (Video)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 14, 2013 6:31 PM
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As I said yesterday, when Tambay does his usual year in review and what S & A covered during the past year, 12 Years A Slave will no doubt be the film we most wrote about (With The Butler coming in second).

What About That Other '12 Years A Slave' Movie?

  • By Sergio
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  • October 13, 2013 11:00 PM
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What About That Other '12 Years A Slave' Movie?

Watch & Learn How Chiwetel Ejiofor Transformed Into Solomon Northup In '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2013 4:29 PM
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I hope you're not yet feeling overwhelmed with 12 Years A Slave posts, because as the film's theatrical debut date approaches, a week from tomorrow, you should expect even more posts, as marketing for the film, by its distributor, Fox Searchlight, will likely intensify.Here's a new featurette titled "Chiwetel Ejiofor Becomes Solomon Northup," which, as the title suggests, highlights the actor's transformation into the character he plays - a character whose story the film tells, and who is in practically almost every scene.Fox Searchlight will open 12 Years A Slave theatrically on October 18, in a limited roll-out and will then expand nationwide in successive weeks.

Hollywood Film Awards: Lee Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Steve McQueen To Be Feted

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 4, 2013 12:23 PM
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Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that director Lee Daniels will be honored with the "Hollywood Director Award." The honor will be presented at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21st, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Did The 'Django Unchained' Marketing Team Cut The New '12 Years A Slave' Trailer?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2013 3:01 PM
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Ok, I get it. At least, I think I do. Granted I didn't attend the Fox Searchlight meeting during which the concept for this new trailer/TV spot/promo was hatched up, so I can't claim to know the motivations behind it.

A Free Solomon Northup & Family Go On A Shopping Trip In New Clip From '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 3:21 PM
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Here's a short clip from Steve McQueen's much-ballyhooed 12 Years A Slave featuring star Chiwetel Ejiofor, in one of a few "flashback" sequences in the film, as a free Solomon and his family (Kelsey Scott, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Cameron Zeigler) go on a little shopping trip, and, well, just watch the clip below...