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Selma Synopsis

Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's Selma tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

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While it seems like movies and TV have been making positive steps, inclusion is still a hot topic issue. And it turns out that for Samuel L. Jackson, the issue also extends to British black actors being given certain African-American roles.

Samuel L. Jackson's Big Issue With Some Black British Actors Playing American Roles

Turns Out The Imitation Game Was Completely Full Of It Turns Out The Imitation Game Was Completely Full Of It

One of Hollywood's favorite types of movies are those that are "based on a true story." But just how true is that story? It varies in most cases, but it turns out that one movie in particular was significantly less true than others.

Turns Out The Imitation Game Was Completely Full Of It

5 Great Movies Coming To Amazon Prime In December 5 Great Movies Coming To Amazon Prime In December

Thanksgiving is drawing to a close, and Christmas is right around the corner. You will be dealing with an influx of family members coming and going through your doors, bringing presents and looking for food. And when the dust settles, everyone’s going to crash on your couch, snack on your food, and stream some of your entertainment. Well, you are in luck.

5 Great Movies Coming To Amazon Prime In December

Steven Spielberg Wants David Oyelowo For His Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic Steven Spielberg Wants David Oyelowo For His Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic

David Oyelowo might not have won the Oscar for his portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, but his performance wowed audiences. Even A-list director Steven Spielberg was blown away. In fact, Oyelowo recently revealed that the renown filmmaker wants him to reprise his performance in Spielberg's upcoming MLK biopic.

Steven Spielberg Wants David Oyelowo For His Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic

David Oyelowo Has No Interest In Playing The Black Best Friend David Oyelowo Has No Interest In Playing The Black Best Friend

You can cast him as a principal, a civil rights leader, or even the victim of a vicious ape attack. But whatever you do, you will not be able to cast David Oyelowo as your black best friend.

David Oyelowo Has No Interest In Playing The Black Best Friend

A Free Copy Of Selma Is Being Shipped To Every High School In America A Free Copy Of Selma Is Being Shipped To Every High School In America

Paramount has announced that they will send a DVD copy of the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma to every high school in America.

A Free Copy Of Selma Is Being Shipped To Every High School In America

New DVD Releases: May 2015 In Home Entertainment New DVD Releases: May 2015 In Home Entertainment

Fifty Shades of Grey! Selma! There's a lot of great stuff coming out this month, check 'em all out after the jump.

New DVD Releases: May 2015 In Home Entertainment

Why Terrence Howard Totally Bombed At The Oscars, According To Terrence Howard Why Terrence Howard Totally Bombed At The Oscars, According To Terrence Howard

You might think it’s easy to get up in front of hundreds of the top actors and filmmakers in Hollywood and present an award at the Oscars, but so did Terrence Howard. The star of the hit series Empire saw how everyone who came before him on this year’s Oscar night were reading the prompter and putting their own hilarious spins on it.

Why Terrence Howard Totally Bombed At The Oscars, According To Terrence Howard

Watch John Legend And Common's Touching Selma Performance At The Oscars Watch John Legend And Common's Touching Selma Performance At The Oscars

There were no doubt a handful of great moments from last night's 87th Academy Awards but none were as touching as the performance of “Glory” by John Legend and Common. The duo absolutely brought it all and then some for a rendition of their Selma track, one that audience members and home viewers certainly won't soon forget. Check out their powerful performance below.

Watch John Legend And Common's Touching Selma Performance At The Oscars

The 5 Best Moments At The 2015 Oscars The 5 Best Moments At The 2015 Oscars

As long as the Oscars ceremony was on Sunday evening, I don’t think you could say that it ever dragged. (No, that is not a “rushing or dragging” joke, Whiplash fans.) As the ceremony stretched on into the night, there were more than a few standout moments that kept us engaged and entertained.

The 5 Best Moments At The 2015 Oscars

Watch Selma's David Oyelowo Cry On His Last Day Of Shooting Watch Selma's David Oyelowo Cry On His Last Day Of Shooting

Out of all of the stories involving Academy Awards snubs, this one has to be one of the most beautiful. Watch David Oyelowo break down on the last day of shooting Selma, right here.

Watch Selma's David Oyelowo Cry On His Last Day Of Shooting

The Blunt Reason One Academy Member Didn't Vote For Selma The Blunt Reason One Academy Member Didn't Vote For Selma

Selma’s Oscar snub is still a sore point among film fans. The story was powerful and timely, the director’s work was astounding, and the performances were strong. So why didn’t it get any love outside of Best Picture and Best Original Song? There’s one Oscar voter who has a reason, but chances are it’ll infuriate all those who adored the film.

The Blunt Reason One Academy Member Didn't Vote For Selma

Selma's Director Isn't Ready To Forgive The Academy For David Oyelowo's Snub Selma's Director Isn't Ready To Forgive The Academy For David Oyelowo's Snub

One of the biggest snubs at the 2015 Oscars was Selma, the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic starring David Oyelowo. Although the publicly displayed frustration felt by many has died down a bit, the film’s director was still understandably hurt by the snub.

Selma's Director Isn't Ready To Forgive The Academy For David Oyelowo's Snub

Why Selma's Director Would Consider Helming A Marvel Movie Why Selma's Director Would Consider Helming A Marvel Movie

Director Ava DuVernay is having a phenomenal year, racking up dozens of award nominations and wins her film Selma. Riding high on her latest successes, she recently entertained the idea of heading up a Marvel movie.

Why Selma's Director Would Consider Helming A Marvel Movie

Little Kids Reenacting The Best Picture Nominees Is Adorable Little Kids Reenacting The Best Picture Nominees Is Adorable

This year's list of films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards is an eclectic one, featuring multiple sharp, powerful dramas, as well as a couple rather darkly funny comedies. But what if you were to splice a bit of adorable into that formula? Well, then you would get this brand new video bluntly titled "KIDS REENACT 2015 OSCAR NOMINEES."

Little Kids Reenacting The Best Picture Nominees Is Adorable

Snubbed Selma Star Lashes Out At The Academy Over Race Snubbed Selma Star Lashes Out At The Academy Over Race

David Oyelowo has thoughts as to why his depiction of Martin Luther King Jr. was snubbed by the Academy, and they’re pretty controversial.

Snubbed Selma Star Lashes Out At The Academy Over Race

Monday Movie Memo: Birdman And American Sniper Move Up The Oscar Charts Monday Movie Memo: Birdman And American Sniper Move Up The Oscar Charts

Richard Linklater’s 12-year-spanning Boyhood has been collecting numerous accolades as we have meandered through the lengthy Oscar race. But as we talked about in a recent episode of our Awards Blend, the game changes now that we are in Phase Two of the Oscar marathon.

Monday Movie Memo: Birdman And American Sniper Move Up The Oscar Charts

Learn How You Can Watch Every Best Picture Nominee In One Sitting Learn How You Can Watch Every Best Picture Nominee In One Sitting

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Learn How You Can Watch Every Best Picture Nominee In One Sitting

George Lucas Has A Big Problem With The Academy Awards George Lucas Has A Big Problem With The Academy Awards

George Lucas isn't someone you want upset at you. He's a very wealthy and very powerful man. That's why we're fearing for the the Academy after hearing news of the filmmaker's latest beef with the organization.

George Lucas Has A Big Problem With The Academy Awards

2015 Oscars: 5 Directors Who Got Screwed Out Of A Nomination 2015 Oscars: 5 Directors Who Got Screwed Out Of A Nomination

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2015 Oscars: 5 Directors Who Got Screwed Out Of A Nomination

10 Big Golden Globes Winners And Losers 10 Big Golden Globes Winners And Losers

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10 Big Golden Globes Winners And Losers

How To Pronounce David Oyelowo, A Video Lesson From Brad Pitt How To Pronounce David Oyelowo, A Video Lesson From Brad Pitt

Along with a Golden Globe nomination comes more recognition, so Brad Pitt is here to make sure everyone is pronouncing David Oyelowo’s name correctly.

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The Producers Guild Association is the latest group to drop its selection for the best of 2014, and those of us tracking each step of the Oscar marathon found more than enough interesting elements to single out.

5 Big Things The PGA Noms Tell Us About The Oscars

Selma Was Almost A Completely Different Movie Selma Was Almost A Completely Different Movie

Director Ava DuVernay's Selma has been hailed by many film critics as one of the best movies of the year, but what you may not know is that the movie actually spent a number of years stuck in Hollywood's famed development hell.

Selma Was Almost A Completely Different Movie

One Of 2014's Best Movies Will Be Shown For Free In Certain Theaters One Of 2014's Best Movies Will Be Shown For Free In Certain Theaters

Selma is in need of a publicity boost, as the film's late release date is one of many factors working against its chances at golden glory. Find out what Paramount has in store to change that, after the jump.

One Of 2014's Best Movies Will Be Shown For Free In Certain Theaters

The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Mack The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Mack

2014 won’t go down as the greatest year in the history of Hollywood, but it had a lot of damn good movies. Some of them were big budget, some of them were made on shoestrings. In a way, that’s the great thing about Hollywood.

The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Mack

The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Eric The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Eric

After much agonizing, rank swapping, and last-minute screening squeeze-ins, I am ready to reveal my Top 10 for 2014 - and it’s a list of movies that made me feel hundreds of kinds of emotions throughout the year and that I plan to watch many times again in the future.

The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Eric

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Marvel Considered Bringing This Supervillain Back For The Avengers 2

Awards Blend: Angelina Jolie And Unbroken Just Received A Christmas Miracle Awards Blend: Angelina Jolie And Unbroken Just Received A Christmas Miracle

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Awards Blend: Angelina Jolie And Unbroken Just Received A Christmas Miracle

Is Paramount Screwing Over Selma By Being Too Cheap To Push It? Is Paramount Screwing Over Selma By Being Too Cheap To Push It?

Oscar is the top prize. And so long as Selma is well represented when the Academy announces their nominations on January 15, Paramount likely won’t complain too much about what happened during the race, or what didn’t happen.

Is Paramount Screwing Over Selma By Being Too Cheap To Push It?

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