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Reviews of Mr. Peabody and Sherman/ Out of the Furnace

...extended time, life spins out of control. Lena leaves and takes up with a local law enforcement officer played by Forrest Whitaker, and Rodney, under the reluctant tutelage of small-time crime boss John Petty, takes a gig bare knuckle fighting for the...

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Arts & Entertainment
Ernest & Celestine

Now Playing Synopsis: A towering bear named Ernest befriends a tiny mouse named Celestine in this gentle adaptation of the beloved children's book by author Gabrielle Vincent. Celestine (voice of Mackenzie Foy) is an orphaned mouse who lives underground. An artist at heart, Celestine is training to become a dentist when she meets cantankerous bear Ernest (voice of Forest Whitaker), who has emerged from his remote woodland cottage in search of food, and nearly becomes his breakfast. Instead of being frightened by Ernest like most mice, however, Celestine strikes up a friendship with the misunderstood giant. Before long Ernest and Celestine are inseparable, but can their friendship last in a world where mice have been taught to fear bears, and bears have been taught never to play with their food? Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and Jeffrey Wright also lend their voices to this traditionally animated children's fantasy that was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2014 Academy Awards. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Forest Whitaker, Lambert Wilson, Mackenzie Foy, Pauline Brunner, Lauren Bacall, Anne-Marie Loop, William H. Macy, Dominique Collignon, Megan Mullally, Brigitte Virtudes, Nick Offerman, Patrice Melennec, Jeffrey Wright, FĂ©odor Atkine, Paul Giamatti Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Repentance

Now Playing Synopsis: A self-styled therapist gets more than he bargained for when he endeavors to help a troubled man shaken by a tragic loss in this tense independent thriller from producer/director Philippe Caland (who previously co-wrote and produced Jennifer Chambers Lynch's Boxing Helena). Thomas Carter (Anthony Mackie) is a popular self-help author whose unique blend of spirituality and positivity has gained him a loyal fan base. One of those fans is disturbed New Orleans construction contractor Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker), whose deep-rooted anguish over the death of his mother has slowly spiraled into an all-consuming mental illness. Sanchez has grown convinced that Carter is his only hope for conquering the trauma of his past, but the prolific author repeatedly rejects his pleas for a private consultation until his brother Ben (Mike Epps) gets into a major financial bind. Realizing that the consultation fee for helping Sanchez could solve all of his sibling's problems, Carter finally arranges a meeting. But Sanchez is already too far gone, and when the arrogant life coach attempts to speedily solve his new client's problems with a dismissive dose of New Age drivel, he finds himself held prisoner in an abandoned bomb shelter -- where he will face the wrath of a tortured soul who can no longer distinguish right from wrong. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Paul Thomas Whitaker

Former Seward resident Paul Thomas Whitaker died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 in Bristow...esophageal cancer. He was 71. Mr. Whitaker was cremated. His ashes will be spread by family in Alaska and Washington. Mr. Whitaker was born Oct. 10, 1938 in Boerne...

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Obituaries
KPC's Spring 2010 Dean's List

...Kathleen Smith, John Stenglein, Kristie Stockton, Shauna Thornton, Michael Trepanier, Julie Tucker, Maggie Ulen, Sarah Walton, Joshua Werba, Amber Whitaker, Calvin Williams II, MichaelWoroniecki, Stephen Wright, Stig Yngve.

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Schools
Civil Rights film seems to try too hard

...chronicles the life of Cecil Gaines, played admirably by Forrest Whitaker, as he escapes the cruel life of a day laborer in the South...the whole of these myriad problems, feels amateur. Forrest Whitaker is a great actor and he has some really good scenes, as does...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-08-28-1
Arts & Entertainment
Engineering students brave rural Alaska

...likely to face in Alaska," said Keith Whitaker, who teaches the senior design class...students to the various sites by airplane. Whitaker said students submitted resumes for the...already out there," Rowland said. Whitaker said the students' ideas were passed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-05-05/engineering-students-brave-rural-ala
News
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Now Playing Synopsis: Director Lee Daniels (Precious) teams up with Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong to tell the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker), who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article, the film features Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard M. Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, and Vanessa Redgrave co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Movie review: 'Flight' crashes after takeoff

...contend with. The movie tells the tale of Denzel's Whip Whitaker, a veteran pilot on the verge of losing it all. Booze and...long flights to distant cities where he can do it all again. Whitaker is a man with a problem, and just about everyone around him...

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Arts & Entertainment
Black Nativity

Now Playing Synopsis: Director Kasi Lemmons updates Langston Hughes' acclaimed play for the screen in this inspirational musical drama with a positive spiritual message. Langston (Jacob Latimore) is a street-smart Baltimore teen who lives with his single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson). It's Christmas, and this year Jordan is traveling to New York City for a stay with his distant relatives Reverend Cornell (Forest Whitaker) and Aretha Cobbs (Angela Bassett). When Reverent Cornell's strict rules prove too oppressive for the rebellious teen to handle, however, Jordan decides he'd rather spend the holidays with his mother, and embarks on an eye-opening journey that teaches him the true importance of faith and family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Nasir Jones, Jennifer Hudson, Luke James, Grace Gibson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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