The Great Debaters

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Hollywood's Top Fictional Teachers

(Newser) - Never had an inspiring, funny, or even downright godawful teacher? Luckily, Hollywood has them in spades. Babble presents the 40 best fictional teachers:
  • Ms. Norbury, Mean Girls: She taught “the female student body to lay off the sexist insults.”
  • Economics teacher, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Ben Stein
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Denzel's Bad Boy Roles Are All Good

Turns as drug lord, dirty cop spark unfair slams, Post says

(Newser) - Denzel Washington has been playing bad boys lately, and it's a good thing for black America, Mark Anthony Neal argues in the Washington Post. Washington's turns as a drug lord and corrupt cop in recent flicks have sparked slams that he's catering to white America by playing crooks, but Neal... More »

Atonement Gets 7 Globe Nods

Charlie Wilson's War follows with 5

(Newser) - The WWII-era romance Atonement leads today's Golden Globe nominations with seven, including best drama, best actor, and best actress. Also among the seven drama contenders—there are typically five—are There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, The Great Debaters, American Gangster, Michael Clayton, and Eastern Promises. No ... More »

Black College Pinning Hopes On Film Buzz

Great Debaters brings spotlight to Wiley, which hopes money follows

(Newser) - Wiley College may be on the ropes, but the historically black Texas school is betting that being on screen will turn things around. Staff face unpaid furloughs, limited office supplies, and the college hasn’t fielded a debate team in years. But The Great Debaters is already changing that—enrollment... More »

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