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Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Greatest Raptor Of Them All?

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 1, 2011 9:19 AM
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It seems whenever we mention certain raptors (rappers-turned-actors) on this blog, we seem to get a plethora of moans and groans from S&A readers. And yes, some of us have taken our own swipes regarding a few of them as well--rightfully so in my opinion. Considering the vast pool of talent one can pick from for a film, it's hard to believe that producers still resort to this practice. However, while ruminating over the directorial debut of The Man With The Iron Fist being helmed by RZA, I started to wonder...Who can be considered great raptors?

Hey New York! See Steve McQueen's "Shame" 3 Weeks Before Official Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 8:11 AM
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I just got word that BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NY, will host a sneak preview screening of Steve McQueen's critically-acclaimed, NC17-rated sex addiction drama Shame, on Monday, November 14th, at 7PM.

Sneak Preview Of Sam Pollard's Laurence Fishburne-Narrated "Slavery By Another Name" This Saturday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 7:33 AM
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We previously documented long-time Spike Lee editor (as well as director and producer in his own right) Sam Pollard's struggles in getting his feature documentary for PBS, titled Slavery by Another Name, made.

Fox Cancels Affion Crockett's Jamie Foxx-Produced Sketch Comedy Series "In The Flow"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 7:01 AM
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To be frank, I actually forgot all about this show... here's the bad news from Deadline:
More: Television

Exclusive - Watch Official Trailer For AFFRM Release #2 - Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 6:44 AM
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It's scheduled to drop later on today, but we've got it for you first... :)
More: Trailer

Watch Nicole Beharie & Michael Fassbender Do Post-1st Date Dance In Clip From "Shame" + New Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 6:41 AM
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I didn't care for the first trailer (the UK trailer), released a couple of weeks ago; having already seen the film, I just didn't feel that it did the best job of really capturing what I saw last month. This new trailer for the upcoming USA release is pretty much the same thing; the main difference is that the MPAA NC-17 and Fox Searchlight placards have been added to the front of it. Other than that, it's the same as the first trailer.

Sneak Peek: New Poster And Stills Of Antonia Thomas In Avril E. Russell Thriller "Rearview"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 1, 2011 6:34 AM
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Early in October, we told you about Antonia Thomas, of E4's Misfits, starring in Avril E. Russell's upcoming psychological horror film, Rearview.

New On DVD - "Machete Maidens Unleashed" (On Exploitation Cinema History)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 5:46 AM
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The revealing and interesting story goes...
More: New On VOD

According to RZA, Tracey Morgan & Eddie Griffin Want To Play Ol' Dirty Bastard in Biopic

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 1, 2011 5:42 AM
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"Eddie Griffin is down. Me and Eddie talked about it laughed about it. Tracy Morgan, he wanna do it [too]. I said ‘Ya’ll both kinda can do it.'"
More: casting, FYI

Focus Features Africa First Short Effort "Big Man" By Julius Onah (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 4:51 AM
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Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker To Watch Julius Onah (his feature film debut, The Girl Is In Trouble, is currently in post-production) was one of the lucky few selected for the next class in the Focus Features Africa First Program - a program we've covered quite extensively.

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