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Dan Gilroy: “I wrote this movie for Denzel because of his talent”

In “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” writer-director Dan Gilroy teams with up two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington to create the portrait of a layered, complex man whose life has been spent fighting for others’ civil rights. When Gilroy wrote the script on spec, he was vying for Washington to do …

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The ‘Magnificent Seven’ not too Far From the Original

With seven appealing actors playing characters with charming quirks, there’s good reason to watch this latest remake of “The Magnificent Seven.” Based on John Sturges’ 1960 film, in which Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen starred, the film itself was an old West reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s iconic film “The Seven …

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‘The Equalizer’: A Review by Samantha Ofole-Prince

He takes down five men from a Russian mob in 28 seconds with his bare knuckles, a knife and a corkscrew. Two cops with guns are on their backs begging for mercy in less than 10 seconds. He’s the equalizer after all. A monosyllabic, meticulous man with a dark past, …

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“Denzel is unpredictable,” says director Antoine Fuqua

“There were times when we didn’t need to talk; we both knew where each other was going,” says Fuqua. Fuqua directed Washington’s Oscar-winning performance in “Training Day” and has since wanted to work with the actor again. 13 years later, he’s gotten his wish. He reteams with Washington in “The …

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13 Random Things You Don’t Know About the Oscars

Below are some great facts about the Oscars that you may never have known. Halle Berry with her best actress Oscar – photo Courtesy of AMPAS 1. Oscar is a nickname. The origins of the nickname are not clear, but a popular story has been that Academy librarian Margaret Herrick …

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2 Guns, 2 Criminals and a Complicated Plot

The story of misplaced drug money, Mexican drug cartels and mistaken identity has been done a million times before and “2 Guns” offers nothing new, except of course, the pairing of two charismatic actors. Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg play two undercover agents who are forced to go on the …

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Paula Patton stars in “Disconnect”

She played Denzel Washington’s love interest in the movie “Déjà Vu,” starred opposite Tom Cruise in the fourth installment of the popular “Mission Impossible” franchise and played a teacher in the award winning film “Precious.” In her latest role, the amiable actress who is married to R&B singer Robin Thicke plays …

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Oscar nods for Denzel, Django and newcomer Quvenzhane Wallis

Oscar season kicked off today with the nominations for the Academy’s set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. Actor Denzel Washington, Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Django Unchained” and 9-year-old actress Quvenzhane Wallis were all nominated for awards, although it was Steven Spielberg’s ”Lincoln” which led with the most nominations. Washington earned a best actor nomination …

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