Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker star in Lee Daniels' The Butler. (Anne Marie Cox/The Weinstein Group.

Weekend Box Office

New Releases Have Lackluster Openings Lee Daniels’ The Butler led the box office last weekend with a strong debut of $24.64 million. The early awards season hopeful from The Weinstein Co. had been widely expected to find itself in a close race with Universal Picture’s
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Kathryn Meisle as Beatrice and Derek Smith as Benedick in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ (Scott Suchman/Sheakspeare Theatre Co.)

Free for All

Shakespeare Theatre Co. Presents Much Ado The Shakespeare Theatre Co.’s Free For All offers free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each year since 1991. This year, the theater company is presenting Much Ado About Nothing from Tuesday through Sept. 1,
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Hit Girl and Kick-Ass meet super villain The Mother F**ker. (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures)

“Kick-Ass 2” Movie Review

Kick-Ass 2 Falls on Its Ass Kick-Ass’ insane bravery in the first movie inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders. Led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol in Kick-Ass 2. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist
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