12 Years a Slave

‘12 Years a Slave’ Writer John Ridley Directing Feature About 1992 L.A. Riots

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by Charles Bramesco October 13, 2015 @ 9:13 AM
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Back in April, we reported that in-demand screenwriter John Ridley had been caught in Marvel’s web of cross-promotion, inking a deal to develop a TV show that would spin off a key property from the already-popular Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. program. The specifics of that project still have yet to take shape (though we’re all keeping our fingers crossed that the M.O.D.O.K. solo show America so richly deserves will soon come to pass), but today brings news of a new endeavor for Ridley with no less social import. The Academy Award-winning scribe of 12 Years a Slave has announced that he will take the director’s chair once again to helm a feature about the notorious 1992 Los Angeles riots catalyzed by Rodney King’s savage beating at the hands of the LAPD.

Watch Kids Reenact the 2014 Oscar Nominees, Including '12 Years a Slave'

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by Nick Romano February 20, 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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If you haven't seen any of the 2014 Oscar nominated films, like 'American Hustle' or '12 Years a Slave,' have no fear. The folks at CineFix and Mom.me and their talented kid performers have come together to reenact the most praised films of the past year.

2014 Oscar Nominations Announced! 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' Lead With Ten Each

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 16, 2014 @ 7:20 AM
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The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced this morning by 'Thor 2' star Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. So who are the 2014 Oscar nominees? Who were the big surprises and the big snubs? Find out!

'12 Years a Slave' Clips: Preview Steve McQueen's Hard-to-Watch Period Piece

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by Nick Romano October 17, 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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Director Steve McQueen ('Hunger,' 'Shame') is ready to unleash his third film, '12 Years a Slave,' in theaters tomorrow, and you'll be able to see what critics are calling a spectacular, but hard-to-watch film. Just to give you a taste of what's in store, Fox Searchlight has released a batch of clips, showcasing its variety of acting talent.

'12 Years a Slave' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman September 10, 2013 @ 4:12 PM
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It would be a lot easier if you could say, "it's just a movie." The sickening thing, the thing that may make it difficult to convince you to buy a ticket, is the opening card that reads, "based on a true story." But facing the cruelty of America's original sin is what '12 Years a Slave' is all about. That's what Solomon Northup did.