Idris Elba

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Nov. 27

Posted on 11/26/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThanksgiving weekend is a wonderful chance to hang with your family—and when you’ve had enough of that, you might want to escape to the movies. The weather is going to be terrible in the Eastern U.S. the next few days; all the more reason to catch up on some of the best films of the season.   Frozen By now the animation wizards at Disney have this spunky-young-woman-defeats-evil thing down pat, but the real reason to duck into this film …

The Men Who’ve Played Mandela

Posted on 11/13/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIn any other year, the British actor Idris Elba would be on the short list of possible Best Actor nominees for his towering performance in the new film Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Tracing Nelson Mandela’s life from his start as a 1950s apartheid opponent through his long imprisonment to his ultimate rise as president of South Africa, Elba displays a range as wide as the experience of the man he portrays. But this is the year of Chewitel …