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Join Us Sunday! S&A Live Podcast Show

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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It's that time again...another FANTASTIC live podcast show with the S&A crew! Join us Sunday at 3:00pm/est when we chat about some of the latest film topics and, as usual, we will not disappoint. Here's what's slated:
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Sophia Stewart: "The Matrix" Lawsuit - Conspiracy Or Hoax?

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • December 10, 2011 6:29 PM
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The story goes that in 1986 African-American female writer Sophia Stewart submitted a manuscript titled, THE THIRD EYE, to a science fiction comic book contest that was sponsored by the Wachowski Brothers from an ad that was placed in a national magazine. She never heard from them and her manuscript was never returned. Years later, in 1999, when the first MATRIX film was released Stewart recognized that her work had been appropriated by the Wachowski Brothers and she filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement in 2003 against them, Warner Bros., Joel Silver, Village Roadshow Entertainment, James Cameron, Gale Ann Hurd and THE TERMINATOR franchise. Now every three or four years after she had filed the lawsuit contradictory stories are circulated on the internet about her either having won the lawsuit (in 2004) or that the lawsuit had been dismissed (in 2005). And just as recently as December 10th 2011, other websites including www.brandnewz.com have announced that Miss. Stewart has won a multi-billion dollar settlement for copyright infringement against the MATRIX franchise and THE TERMINATOR franchise. She allegedly won her lawsuit based on the fact that,”according to court documentation, an FBI investigation discovered that more than thirty minutes had been edited from the original [Matrix] film, in an attempt to avoid penalties for copyright infringement.” (1)

"Kinyarwanda" 5-Ticket Giveaway Winners Announced

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 10, 2011 5:50 PM
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I was supposed to do this earlier this morning, so sorry for not doing so already... I'm a busy dude :)
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Ice Cube Talks About Architecture (No seriously he does..)

  • By Sergio
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  • December 10, 2011 1:34 PM
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Few people know that before he became famous with hip-hop and the movies O'Shea Jackson (AKA Ice Cube) studied architectual design in Arizona back in the late 80's

First Look at Anthony Mackie in Action on Set of "The Gangster Squad"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 10, 2011 10:19 AM
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It's not much, but here's a sneak peak at our gangsta Anthony Mackie in the L.A. set of The Gangster Squad, courtesy of Just Jared. It's the only pic which shows Mackie unfortunately, but click on the link to see all the others. The Ruben Fleischer-directed film about the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s, also stars Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone Michael Pena, Josh Broslin and others.

Exclusive: Zawe Ashton Talks "Dreams Of A Life", Industry Struggles In The U.K., Opportunities In The U.S., And Her Plans To Make It All Work

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 10, 2011 9:00 AM
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By now, S&A readers should be more than a little familiar with actress Zawe Ashton, and the numerous projects she's been a part of that have been highlighted on this site.  Just yesterday, Tambay provided us with 2 new clips from Ashton's upcoming film Dreams Of A Life, directed by Carol Morley.  I had the great pleasure of speaking with Ashton this week,  for a revealing interview that provided answers to some very pressing questions.

Brian Helgeland Has Found His Jackie Robinson For Biopic Titled "42"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 6:33 PM
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Announced a few months ago, Brian Helgeland and Legendary Pictures are developing a new film based on history’s most celebrated baseball figure, Jackie Robinson, in collaboration with Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson.
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50 Cent's Indie Sports Drama "All Things Fall Apart" Heading To Blu-ray/DVD next February (No Theatrical?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 6:10 PM
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I guess this isn't going to get a theatrical release after all.
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Watch Video: Common is Inspired By Mos Def's Acting Talent

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 9, 2011 6:04 PM
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Watch Trailer for "RasTa: A Soul's Journey" A Doc About The World of Rastafari

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 9, 2011 5:27 PM
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Directed by Stuart Samuels, the feature length documentary RasTa: A Soul's Journey follows Donisha Prendergast, the lovely 25-year old granddaughter of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and his wife Rita Marley, as she meets men and women in different parts of the world who have adopted a Rastafari lifestyle. In the documentary, Predregast explores how the movement evolved in those places and ultimately hopes to find her purpose in life as she honors her grandparents' legacy.

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