Monster's Ball movie trailer - starring Billy Bob Thornton, Peter Boyle, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Sean Combs. Directed by Marc Forster. Genre: Drama
In select cities November 6th.
Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo'Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.
Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her. Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One. Precious doesn't know the meaning of alternative, but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.
Based on Pete Dexter's critically acclaimed novel, THE PAPERBOY is the enthralling story of two brothers (Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron) investigating a case involving a death row inmate (John Cusack). Convinced by a mysterious woman (Nicole Kidman) that the inmate is innocent, the brothers embark on a journey that is filled with betrayal.
Common Sense Media reviews Precious for kids and families.
Watch a special preview of FOX's new hip hop drama Empire,starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
Eugene Allen, the butler who served over three decades in various roles at the White House, is the focus of this biopic from director Lee Daniels and Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker.
A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Forest Whitaker leads an all-star cast as a White House butler who served eight presidents while the civil rights movement and other major events affect his life, family, and society.
Convinced by a mysterious woman that a death row inmate is innocent, two brothers investigate and discover a case marred by betrayal and deceit.
A sexually and racially charged film noir from Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious), The Paperboy takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward's younger brother Jack (Zac Efron) and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman), the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff. Based on the provocative bestselling novel by Pete Dexter (Mulholland Falls, Rush), The Paperboy peels back a sleepy small town's decades-old faÃ§ade of Southern gentility to reveal a quagmire of evil as dark as a Florida bayou.
A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.
"Precious" Jones (Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe) is a high-school girl with nothing working in her favor. She is pregnant with her father's child - for the second time. She can't read or write, and her schoolmates tease her for being fat. Her home life is a horror, ruled by a mother (Mo'Nique) who keeps her imprisoned both emotionally and physically. Precious's instincts tell her one thing: if she's ever going to break from the chains of ignorance, she will have to dig deeply into her own resources.
From acclaimed director Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS and THE BUTLER), SHADOWBOXER is a full-throttle thriller about two trained assassins starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Helen Mirren. When a ruthless crime boss contracts them to kill his wife, the two could not carry out the hit once they discovered she was pregnant. Now the two must begin a harrowing life on the run with their mark.
Two killers - a dying woman and her younger lover/former stepson - fail to take out their latest target, a pregnant woman. As they hide the new mom and child, troubles mount in this adult thriller.
From acclaimed director Lee Daniels (Precious and The Butler), Shadowboxer is a full-throttle thriller about two trained assassins starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Helen Mirren. When a ruthless crime boss contracts them to kill his wife, the two could not carry out the hit once they discovered she was pregnant. And so, the two begin a harrowing life on the run with their mark.
Agnes and his brothers have little in common except an eccentric father, relationship problems that are totally screwing up their lives, and a distinct possibility those two things are connected.
Stephen Shepard on “Deadlines and Disruption: My Turbulent Path from Print to Digital.” Lee Daniels, Director of "The Paperboy" || Author and journalist Stephen Shepard on “Deadlines and Disruption: My Turbulent Path from Print to Digital.”
Robert Kaplan; Lee Daniels; Stephen Shepard
Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz welcomes his close friend and collaborator Producer/Director Lee Daniels to the Bahamas, where Kravitz lives and works. The two discuss their collaborations on both the Oscar-winning film PRECIOUS, and the upcoming Civil Rights drama SELMA, and Kravitz performs a new original song.
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Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels discusses "Precious" and its multiple Academy Award nods.
The Copenhagen Climate Summit with David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post, James Hansen of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Jeffrey Sachs and Elaine Claussen, president of Pew Center on Global Climate. Lee Daniels, Director of "Precious."
The Copenhagen Climate Summit ; Lee Daniels, Director "Precious"
A Conversation About The Brain; An Interview Lee Daniels
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