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December 1, 1996 | Peter Rainer
Hanif Kureishi's 1992 directorial debut seems less resounding and more scattershot than his earlier scripts for filmmaker Stephen Frears, but this film does suggest how street life can suddenly erupt into a carnival. At its simplest level, the film is about how Clint (Justin Chadwick, pictured with Emer McCourt), a 20-year-old street hustler who takes his name from Mr. Eastwood, attempts to straighten out his life by getting a job at a trendy restaurant (Bravo Wednesday at 5 and 11 p.m.).
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February 24, 2014 | By Todd Martens
U2 is a band that is used to big statements, political activism and rallying behind a cause. This past weekend, however, the band's larger-than-life frontman Bono was talking about the band's late-career efforts to simplify. Well, that and also his desire to get his hands on the "little gold" that is an Academy Awards statuette. Speaking by phone early Saturday from Washington, D.C., Bono described the band's 2009 effort "No Line on the Horizon" as "esoteric," and talked up the more human aspects of the group's Oscar-nominated song, "Ordinary Love.
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December 2, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
Opening on a crowded holiday weekend during which "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" broke Thanksgiving records , the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" made a solid box-office debut in four theaters. The Weinstein Co. film, starring Idris Elba as the South African icon, opened Friday and made about $100,300 through Sunday, averaging more than $25,000 per theater. That's a decent showing for a limited release movie on a busy weekend, though not quite as strong as Weinstein Co.'s recent four-theater opening of "Philomena," the drama starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, which brought in about $32,100 per location in its first weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Nelson Mandela, who fought for decades to end racial oppression in South Africa, has died just weeks before the wide release of a movie telling the story of his life. The film, titled "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," chronicles its subject's early life, the quarter-century he spent in prison, and his rise to become the first-ever black president of South Africa. He has since remained a symbol of the long fight against the apartheid regime.  Mandela is played by the British actor Idris Elba in the film, which is set to debut in theaters across the U.S. on Christmas Day. The movie is being distributed by the Weinstein Co. and was directed by Justin Chadwick.  PHOTOS: Actors who've portrayed Nelson Mandela on screen It has already built some momentum during its limited release.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
When Nelson Mandela recently watched footage of “Mandela,” a new biopic in which Idris Elba plays the charismatic South African leader, he was so transfixed by the performance he posed a telling question. “He asked, 'Is that me or is that an actor?' ” said Mark Coulier, the makeup artist who helped Elba incarnate the role. “That's what Idris is able to bring to the part.” As the world prays for the ailing leader's health - the 94-year-old icon remains in critical condition in a Pretoria  hospital - the film has grown in importance.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Nelson Mandela, who fought for decades to end racial oppression in South Africa, has died just weeks before the wide release of a movie telling the story of his life. The film, titled "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," chronicles its subject's early life, the quarter-century he spent in prison, and his rise to become the first-ever black president of South Africa. He has since remained a symbol of the long fight against the apartheid regime.  Mandela is played by the British actor Idris Elba in the film, which is set to debut in theaters across the U.S. on Christmas Day. The movie is being distributed by the Weinstein Co. and was directed by Justin Chadwick.  PHOTOS: Actors who've portrayed Nelson Mandela on screen It has already built some momentum during its limited release.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2013 | By Christy Khoshaba
Idris Elba will be a new father soon! The British actor is expecting a baby with makeup artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth, according to US Weekly . The 41-year-old actor has been getting serious with Garth as of late. He recently invited her on his arm to the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards in London. That's where photographers got a glimpse of Garth's growing baby bump. The baby will be Elba's second child. He has an 11-year-old daughter named Isan, who lives with his ex-wife Dormowa Sherma in Atlanta.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Thursday marked Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, and as the South African leader remains in a Pretoria hospital, the Weinstein Co. wants to remind us of the legacy of the Nobel Prize winner, and that it has an upcoming movie on the revolutionary. The company released the trailer for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” on Friday (on Yahoo as well as at the U.N. General Assembly, per a release), offering a first extended look at Idris Elba as the icon and Naomie Harris as his wife and, as shown here, cinema-style pillar-of-strength Winnie Mandela.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By Fred Schruers
Serious actress though she may be - as she amply demonstrates anew in portraying the poignant and historic figure Winnie Mandela in the current "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" - there's an air of mischief that reverberates from Naomie Harris much of the time. An audience of UCLA students glimpsed it recently at a special screening even as the film's earnest and voluble director, Justin Chadwick, was describing how Harris and Idris Elba (as the title figure) made such a good creative match that they voluntarily turned up early on the set to work with each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Katniss Everdeen, it turns out, is not the only person catching fire this fall. She's matched flame for flame by Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, who burn with formidable fury in the sturdy biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. " It is the incendiary work of British actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris as the couple in question that elevates our involvement in this authorized film version of Nelson Mandela's autobiography. That, and the astonishing course of Mandela's life. For though it's a story we've heard so often that we perhaps take it for granted, seeing all the events of this remarkable journey laid out for us in a two-hour and 21-minute feature underlines its not-to-be-believed qualities.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By Fred Schruers
Serious actress though she may be - as she amply demonstrates anew in portraying the poignant and historic figure Winnie Mandela in the current "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" - there's an air of mischief that reverberates from Naomie Harris much of the time. An audience of UCLA students glimpsed it recently at a special screening even as the film's earnest and voluble director, Justin Chadwick, was describing how Harris and Idris Elba (as the title figure) made such a good creative match that they voluntarily turned up early on the set to work with each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
Opening on a crowded holiday weekend during which "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" broke Thanksgiving records , the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" made a solid box-office debut in four theaters. The Weinstein Co. film, starring Idris Elba as the South African icon, opened Friday and made about $100,300 through Sunday, averaging more than $25,000 per theater. That's a decent showing for a limited release movie on a busy weekend, though not quite as strong as Weinstein Co.'s recent four-theater opening of "Philomena," the drama starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, which brought in about $32,100 per location in its first weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Katniss Everdeen, it turns out, is not the only person catching fire this fall. She's matched flame for flame by Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, who burn with formidable fury in the sturdy biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. " It is the incendiary work of British actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris as the couple in question that elevates our involvement in this authorized film version of Nelson Mandela's autobiography. That, and the astonishing course of Mandela's life. For though it's a story we've heard so often that we perhaps take it for granted, seeing all the events of this remarkable journey laid out for us in a two-hour and 21-minute feature underlines its not-to-be-believed qualities.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2013 | By Christy Khoshaba
Idris Elba will be a new father soon! The British actor is expecting a baby with makeup artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth, according to US Weekly . The 41-year-old actor has been getting serious with Garth as of late. He recently invited her on his arm to the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards in London. That's where photographers got a glimpse of Garth's growing baby bump. The baby will be Elba's second child. He has an 11-year-old daughter named Isan, who lives with his ex-wife Dormowa Sherma in Atlanta.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
TORONTO - There are those Oscar pundits making a mad dash, arms flailing, to cry "first" and annoint "12 Years a Slave" the certain best picture winner, and the gala Toronto screening of the historical drama did little to dissuade those forecasters. When Brad Pitt, who produced and has a small role in the film, told the audience after the movie ended, "If I never get to be in a film again, this is it for me," there was applause and an awful lot of nodding heads. Still, it's September, which means there are many more films to be seen.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Thursday marked Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, and as the South African leader remains in a Pretoria hospital, the Weinstein Co. wants to remind us of the legacy of the Nobel Prize winner, and that it has an upcoming movie on the revolutionary. The company released the trailer for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” on Friday (on Yahoo as well as at the U.N. General Assembly, per a release), offering a first extended look at Idris Elba as the icon and Naomie Harris as his wife and, as shown here, cinema-style pillar-of-strength Winnie Mandela.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
TORONTO - There are those Oscar pundits making a mad dash, arms flailing, to cry "first" and annoint "12 Years a Slave" the certain best picture winner, and the gala Toronto screening of the historical drama did little to dissuade those forecasters. When Brad Pitt, who produced and has a small role in the film, told the audience after the movie ended, "If I never get to be in a film again, this is it for me," there was applause and an awful lot of nodding heads. Still, it's September, which means there are many more films to be seen.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By Todd Martens
U2 is a band that is used to big statements, political activism and rallying behind a cause. This past weekend, however, the band's larger-than-life frontman Bono was talking about the band's late-career efforts to simplify. Well, that and also his desire to get his hands on the "little gold" that is an Academy Awards statuette. Speaking by phone early Saturday from Washington, D.C., Bono described the band's 2009 effort "No Line on the Horizon" as "esoteric," and talked up the more human aspects of the group's Oscar-nominated song, "Ordinary Love.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
When Nelson Mandela recently watched footage of “Mandela,” a new biopic in which Idris Elba plays the charismatic South African leader, he was so transfixed by the performance he posed a telling question. “He asked, 'Is that me or is that an actor?' ” said Mark Coulier, the makeup artist who helped Elba incarnate the role. “That's what Idris is able to bring to the part.” As the world prays for the ailing leader's health - the 94-year-old icon remains in critical condition in a Pretoria  hospital - the film has grown in importance.
NEWS
December 1, 1996 | Peter Rainer
Hanif Kureishi's 1992 directorial debut seems less resounding and more scattershot than his earlier scripts for filmmaker Stephen Frears, but this film does suggest how street life can suddenly erupt into a carnival. At its simplest level, the film is about how Clint (Justin Chadwick, pictured with Emer McCourt), a 20-year-old street hustler who takes his name from Mr. Eastwood, attempts to straighten out his life by getting a job at a trendy restaurant (Bravo Wednesday at 5 and 11 p.m.).
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