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Pics of Rosario Dawson In The Set of Art Heist Thriller "Trance"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 20, 2011 8:45 AM
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These pics of Rosario Dawson, courtesy of Caught On Set, were snapped in London earlier this week on the set of Danny Boyle's upcoming art heist thriller Trance.
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Harold Perrineau Chosen As New Voice Of "Blade" For Anime Series

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 20, 2011 7:14 AM
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ComicBookMovie.com is reporting that Harold Perrineau (Oz, The Matrix, Lost) will be heard as the voice of Blade when the new Marvel anime series based on the comic character debuts on G4 in January 2012.

Viola Davis Also Developing Film Based On Vivian Carter, Founder Of Vee-Jay Records (+ Promo)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 5:20 AM
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Read THIS recent profile of Viola Davis in the Taipei Times to learn that, since forming her new production company with her husband, in addition to an adaptation of Ann Weisgarber’s novel The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (which we told you to about a month or 2 ago), she's also developing a film based on the story of Chicago record label Vee Jay Records and it's owner and founder, Vivian Carter. The short story goes... Vivian Carter started the label after she won a contest to be a DJ on legendary Chicago DJ Al Benson's show.

Rooney Mara Declines Lead Role in Spike Lee's Classic Cult Remake "Old Boy"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 20, 2011 4:49 AM
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Quick casting note, looks like OLDBOY is still looking for that female lead as Rooney Mara has passed on the part. --Words tweeted by Variety's Justin Kroll
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Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominees Announced ("Pariah," "Gun Hill Road," Others Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 3:52 AM
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Congrats to Dee Rees on being nominated in the Breakthrough Director category for her much-buzzed about feature film debut, Pariah. Although I was surprised that the star of that film, Adepero Oduye, wasn't nominated in the Breakthrough Actor category.

UK Docudrama "Dreams of a Life" Gets A New Release Date!

  • By Monique
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  • October 20, 2011 3:38 AM
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Carol Morley's Dreams of a Life, starring Zawe Ashton is getting its UK release date pushed forward to December 16th. The move is due in part to its successful premiere and public screenings at this year's London Film Festival.We first brought the story to Shadow And Act readers in May and most recently earlier this month. For those of you who may have missed our past write-ups about the film and the grim true story it's based upon, check out this brief synopsis and clip...

Watch Episode 3 Of New Sci-Fi/Thriller Web Series "Osiris"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 3:17 AM
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Here's episode #3 of Donnie Leapheart's 10-episode sci-fi/action/thriller web series titled Osiris.
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Acclaimed Doc On Chinese Presence In Africa ("When China Met Africa") Now Available On DVD & VOD

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 2:26 AM
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Unless your head has been buried in the sand, or with equanimity in the clouds, you’ll be familiar, even a little bit, with the somewhat recent growing Chinese presence in Africa, and all the complexities and criticisms that have accompanied that development; Some calling it neo-colonialism; others approaching it more from a strictly capitalist standpoint. And still there are other POVs.

Karyn Parsons Launches New Web Series Titled "Mommy In Chief" + Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 2:08 AM
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Maybe to be forever known as Hilary Banks on the hits 90s TV comedy show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's, Karyn Parsons is launching a new web series titled Mommy in Chief -- a MadameNoire.com exclusive that "explores the ups, downs, and everything in between of being a modern mom. “Mommy in Chief” offers a fun, inspiring, and practical take on parenting for mothers in a variety of life stages and child ages."
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First Full Trailer For French Buddy Comedy "Intouchables" Surfaces + Poster & Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 1:14 AM
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To recap... it's an upcoming new French comedy titled Intouchables (Untouchables). It made its world premiere as the closing night film at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain last month, and, from all I've heard and read, was very well received.

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