David Oyelowo

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Sets September Release for Season 1 Blu-ray

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 27, 2015 @ 2:05 AM
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Star Wars Rebels gave hungry fans a taste of the old world with its Vader-centric Season 2 premiere, but with fresh installments months away, the acclaimed animated series has its own Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD ahead. Preview the return of Star Wars Rebels’ landmark opening season, and see what features lie in store!

‘Captive’ Trailer: Kate Mara Gets Kidnapped, Reads a Self-Help Book

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by Britt Hayes June 16, 2015 @ 5:15 PM
Oh boy. This is the trailer for Captive, a new thriller inspired by real events, in which a single mother is kidnapped by an escaped convict, but don’t worry! Thanks to this best-selling self-help book someone gave her, she finds a way to bond with her kidnapper and survive — basically, it’s one long commercial for a book your aunt probably has sitting on a shelf somewhere.

‘Nightingale’ Trailer: David Oyelowo Loses His Mind in New HBO Film

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by Britt Hayes April 24, 2015 @ 5:57 PM
Of last year’s many Oscar snubs, David Oyelowo not receiving a nomination for his commanding leading performance in Selma was a total shock. 2014 was Oyelowo’s breakout year, and Selma cemented his place as an intensely talented star. The actor has a few films hitting theaters this year, and one hitting the small screen, as well: Nightingale, the new HBO film from producer Brad Pitt. And judging by the first trailer, Oyelowo knocks this one out of the park — but are you really surprised?

‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay Reuniting With David Oyelowo for Hurricane Katrina Film

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by Britt Hayes January 26, 2015 @ 6:38 PM
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David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay have proven to be a rather wonderful team, and although both were snubbed at the Oscars for DuVernay’s powerful ‘Selma,’ the pair are already plotting their next reunion: a currently untitled mystery drama set around Hurricane Katrina, which DuVernay will write and direct and Oyelowo will star in and produce.

Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo Eyed for Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’

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by Britt Hayes January 9, 2015 @ 9:32 PM
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Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo are inarguably two of the hottest stars right now, following Nyong’o’s Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in 2013's ‘12 Years a Slave,’ and Oyelowo’s performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in ‘Selma,’ which is generating some serious awards buzz. And now these two immensely talented actors may team up for a new Disney film about an African chess prodigy—if so, this new film may generate some awards buzz of its own before production even begins.

‘Birdman’ Leads the List of 2015 Spirit Award Nominees

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by Matt Singer November 25, 2014 @ 12:17 PM
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341 movies were submitted, and nominating committees of “writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, critics, casting directors, film festival programmers, and other working film professionals” chose their favorites. (What, no caterers?) Those votes were tallied and the results are the nominees below, for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards, generally regarded as the most important and prestigious awards for independent film in the country.

Trophy Talk: All Hail ‘Selma’

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by Mike Ryan November 19, 2014 @ 10:16 AM
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People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let’s talk some trophies! Today, we discuss what could be the new Best Picture frontrunner, Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, ‘Selma.’

'Selma' Trailer: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Takes a Stand

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by Britt Hayes November 6, 2014 @ 7:57 PM
The first trailer 'Selma' doesn't strictly adhere to the sounds of the time, using modern music to punctuate our first look at the upcoming biopic, though it's unclear if the film -- from director Ava DuVernay -- will also utilize a more contemporary soundtrack. Biopics can typically be a bit paint by numbers, but something about this one feels a bit different, perhaps due to the excellent cast and the subject matter, which doesn't seek to follow the life of Dr. King from beginning to end, but instead to focus on a specific portion of his life.

'Star Wars Rebels' Previews David Oyelowo's "Kallus" New Imperial Villain

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 10, 2014 @ 10:45 PM
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Just when we thought we knew everything about Disney XD's forthcoming 'Star Wars' animated series 'Star Wars Rebels,' including its Comic-Con 2014 panel, out comes 'The Butler' star David Oyelowo to show us a new side of the Empire. Meet the new 'Star Wars' series' first major villain, the rebel-hunting Agent Kallus in a brand-new behind-the-scenes featurette from 'Star Wars Rebels!'

'Star Wars Rebels' Animated Series Eyes Freddie Prinze Jr., David Oyelowo and More for Voice Cast

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 23, 2013 @ 2:56 PM
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It's become increasingly difficult to separate truth from rumor in the ongoing revamp of the 'Star Wars' franchise, as every day seems to bring new reports of leading actors or fan-favorite characters slated to join the new film trilogy. If nothing else, however, confirmed animated series 'Star Wars Rebels' has made new strides in shoring up a voice cast, from the likes of Freddie Prinze Jr. and 'The Butler' star David Oyelowo, himself previously rumored for a role in the films.