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‘Skyfall’-ing for the new ‘Bond Girl’

‘Skyfall’-ing for the new ‘Bond Girl’

Naomie Harris was born on Sept. 6, 1976 in London, where she was raised as an only child by Lisselle Kayla, a single-mom and TV scriptwriter of Jamaican extraction. The accomplished young actress has already made a name for herself in film, television and theatre, and just completed production on "A Long Walk to Freedom," a biopic in which she portrayed Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie. Here, she talks about her latest outing as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig as 007 in "Skyfall."

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Kung fu dreaming: The evolution of RZA

Kung fu dreaming: The evolution of RZA

When it comes to the worlds of hip-hop and Kung fu movies, there's a shared creative real estate. Just ask Wu-Tang Clan's mastermind, RZA. But he's come a long way since producing those albums. His résumé has included movie scores, acting, technical film work, and now his directorial debut with the film "The Man With the Iron Fists."

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  • Written by Cornelius A. Fortune

‘Flight’ stars Denzel Washington as a hero pilot in legal thriller

‘Flight’ stars Denzel Washington as a hero pilot in legal thriller

Co-pilot Ken Evans (Brian Geraghty) is at the helm of SouthJet Flight 227 from Orlando to Atlanta only because the plane's captain, Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), has passed out after a night of debauchery devoted to drinking booze and snorting coke while carousing with one of his stewardesses (Nadine Velazquez). But when the commercial airliner unexpectedly encounters severe turbulence and starts losing altitude, the concerned rookie immediately rouses the senior officer out of a deep sleep for assistance.

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Feel-good show to deliver love and laughter

Every now and then we're lucky enough to get a really great feel-good show in our part of the country. Mark your calendar for Nov. 17 and plan to be at the Landers Center for the 4th Annual Pre Thanksgiving Music Fest, featuring Frankie Beverly & Maze, Chris Tucker, The Bar-Kays and Heads of State, with Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 11/01/2012

For movies opening Nov. 2, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Flight" (R for drug and alcohol abuse, nudity, sexuality and an intense action sequence) Denzel Washington stars in this legal thriller about a hero pilot who tries to hide his alcohol addiction with the help of a defense attorney (Don Cheadle) after miraculously crash-landing a crippled commercial airliner by flying the plane upside-down. With John Goodman, Melissa Leo and Kelly Reilly.

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Oprah returns to big screen in ‘The Butler’

Oprah returns to big screen in ‘The Butler’

Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey, who has not appeared in a film since the 1998 release "Beloved," will return to the big screen in Lee Daniels' "The Butler," a star-studded feature film inspired by a former White House butler.

Currently in production in New Orleans, "The Butler," starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, is based on a screenplay by Danny Strong and Daniels. It is inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article about Cecil Gaines (Eugene Allen in real life), an African-American man who served as a butler to eight presidents in the White House for over 30 years.

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  • Written by Kimberly C. Roberts

Rush rocks at veterans’ salute

Rush rocks at veterans’ salute

Bobby Rush, known for electrifying stage performances accented by rump-shaking women, showed that he's top-notch entertainer without the eye candy on Saturday (Oct. 19).

The occasion – Rush's 2012 Red, White & Blues Concert at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park – called for a different kind of setting. Rush, who performed with the support of a lone keyboard player, delivered, wowing the crowd that featured about 500 veterans and their families.

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  • Written by Warren Roseborough

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