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A Sign Of The Times - A Gay Interracial Wedding In Archie Comics

  • By Sergio
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  • January 9, 2012 2:25 PM
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I don't know really what's more shocking: a gay interracial marriage in an Archie comic book, or the fact that they're still putting out Archie comic books.
More: Comics

Preview Screening Of Andrea Arnold's Painterly "Wuthering Heights" Adaptation At UCLA

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2012 2:24 PM
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Oscilloscope Laboratories picked up North American distribution rights to Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Wuthering Heights, with plans to release the film theatrically some time in 2012 (no specific day/month given yet), followed by DVD and VOD.

Focus Features Africa First Alumni Dyana Gaye's Feature Film Debut ("Des Etoiles" ("Stars")) Gets Funding Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2012 1:39 PM
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Updae on a project I profiled in November...

Idris Elba On-board Producing New TV Series Set In World Of 1970s/1980s Wrestling

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2012 1:07 PM
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Idris Elba is putting on his producer hat again... this time for a new British comedy/drama TV series centered on the world of wrestling in the 1970s and 1980s, titled Walk Like A Panther.
More: Television

New Academy Rule Will Consider Only Documentaries Reviewed By NT Times Or LA Times For Oscar Nominations

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2012 12:28 PM
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This was first made public yesterday, as our parent site, IndieWire, picked up the story.
More: Awards

Definitive Nelson Mandela 6-Hour Mini-Series In Development (Could This Be The One Idris Elba Is Rumored To Be Attached To?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2012 11:49 AM
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I'm sitting here typing this, thinking... another Nelson Mandela project? How will it be well-received, given that there've been a few over the years that have tackled the icon's life?

Harry Belafonte Bio-Doc "Sing Your Song" Opens In Theaters This Weekend + New Trailer Released

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2012 11:07 AM
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It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year; HBO later acquired US TV rights, and it premiered on the network on October 17th.

The One About Puerto Ricans Being Great At Selling Drugs...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2012 10:49 AM
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As if ABC's new cross-dressing comedy, Work It, which stars Ben Koldyke and Amaury Nolasco, didn't already have enough to handle, notably the complaints from LGBT and Human Rights groups about its content, generally bad critical reviews of the show, as well as poor audience reception and word of mouth when it debuted... now this happens.

Weekend B.O. Jan. 6-8 ("Pariah" holding strong)

  • By Sergio
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  • January 8, 2012 3:59 PM
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Sorry folks, I would have had this weekend's box office report much earlier as usual, but I had to wait to get this weekend's results for Pariah which took longer than usual. But I'll get to that in a minute.
More: Box Office

"A Man's Story" - Documentary About Ozwald Boateng Opening In The U.K.

  • By Sergio
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  • January 8, 2012 9:43 AM
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It's been over a year since we last reported anything about A Man's Story, and there might have been a fear that it had fallen through the cracks. So it's good news that it's finally getting a theatrical release in the U.K. on March 9th and hopefully soon in the U.S. as well.

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