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Blu-Ray Review: Terrible Makeup Takes ‘The Butler’ Down a Notch, From Great to Merely Decent

Director Lee Daniels—prominently mentioned in The Butler’s title (officially Lee Daniels’ The Butler) after a much publicized lawsuit—delivers a fine emotional wallop with this historical epic loosely based on the life of Eugene Allen, a butler at the White House for 34 years. The character based on Allen is renamed Cecil (played by Forest Whitaker), […]