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Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Though the epic drama about the life of anti-Apartheid activist and politician didn't make into the Oscar mix in the way some might have thought, "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" is still worth a watch to understand the struggles and victories of a man who made history in South Africa. And with the leader passing away in December, perhaps now more than ever is the time for those unfamiliar with his legacy to start learning about where it all again. Read More »

Watch: New Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Brings The Struggle For Freedom To Big Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2013 5:21 PM
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Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Based on an inspiring true story, led in front of the camera by Idris Elba and guided behind the camera by Justin Chadwick ("The Fifth Grader"), it would seem that "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" would tick all the Oscar bait boxes with ease. And yet, ready to hit theaters next week, buzz is rather non-existent for the rigorously respectful film.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Brings Hip Hop Beats

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 11:17 AM
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So, you've got a 2 1/2 hour movie about Nelson Mandela opening around Thanksgiving time, but it seems that buzz is minimal at best. How do you get audiences interested, and more crucially, those kids with disposable income who will be home for the holidays and looking for something to do other than hangout with relatives? If you're the The Weinstein Company, you bring tha noize.

Watch: 2 Clips Plus New Images From 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2013 1:22 PM
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With little in the way of critical buzz to build on, "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" serves up a bit of a marketing conundrum for The Weinstein Company. So far, it seems they've decided to solve that problem with U2 songs and numerous clips, and today comes more scenes and images from the movie.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Is Brought To You By A New U2 Song

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 7:33 PM
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Mandela: Walk To Freedom
We're not sure if U2 is exactly the best choice to write a song for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," but Bono and company have long been supporters of the South African leader, and certainly one of the most high profile, and Harvey Weinstein didn't waste much time in making sure they added an extra promotional flavor to his movie. Something he's no stranger to doing.

Watch: Clip From 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Chronicles Sharpeville Massacre Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2013 5:22 PM
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Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Before we get into this, can we just say, that putting the words "long walk" into your movie title, even if preceded by the word "Mandela," is not an easy sell for the average moviegoer. Particularly when that movie is 152 minutes long. But we suppose Harvey Weinstein knows what he's doing as his fall contender gets ready to uh, walk.

Oscars: What Films Are Looking Good Coming Out Of Venice, Telluride & TIFF?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2013 4:36 PM
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With Venice and Telluride in the rear-view mirror, and TIFF starting to wind down (we've still coverage to come, but very few films remain that haven't been screened to press), it feels like the perfect time to kick off, for real, our annual awards coverage. There's a part of you that groans, and that's fair enough -- it does feel like only yesterday that we were talking "Argo" vs. "Life of Pi" and so on, but even with five months to go until the ceremony itself, over half of the film that'll be in play have been unveiled. And you can bet your bottom dollar that Oscar campaigns have been underway for weeks, if not months.

Watch: New Trailer & Photos Of 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Starring Idris Elba

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 12, 2013 10:05 AM
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
"Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" premiered at TIFF last weekend, but if you didn't realize it, don't feel too badly. The first and only press on Saturday afternoon had the plug pulled after 45 minutes due to some technical errors, so when was it rescheduled for? 10:15 PM that night, and let's just say, the number of press who were eager to carve out time for a two-and-a-half-hour film, after an already packed day of movies, was pretty slim. We'll have our verdict soon, but until then, you can see a brand new trailer for the movie.

It's Like You're There! Watch TIFF Press Conferences For 'Gravity,' '12 Years A Slave,' 'Prisoners,' 'Labor Day' And More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 9, 2013 12:32 PM
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Press Conference TIFF 2013
If you are stuck having to watch all the Toronto International Film Festival action from the sidelines, fret not—another aspect of the festival will now come straight to your computer screen. The overlong, occasionally awkward press conferences that accompany each of the big films at TIFF have been uploaded to YouTube, so you can squirm in your seat while pretending to not play Candy Crush like the rest of the journalists in the room. This is literally hours of material, from big marquee titles like "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave," "Prisoners," "Labor Day," "Enough Said" and more. It's like you're there! Only not.

Check Out Steve Carell's New Nose In 'Foxcatcher' & Idris Elba's Old Age Makeup In 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2013 3:24 PM
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With Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" entering the Oscar fray it's time for Sony Pictures Classics to start hustling the picture, but it seems that not everyone in their starry cast — which includes Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Sienna Miller — will be immediately recognizable. Yes, that's Steve Carell, and he's got a new prosthetic nose.

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