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Questions For "Pariah" Cast And Crew...???

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 9:04 PM
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Hey folks - I'll be chatting with the cast and crew of Pariah tomorrow morning - specifically, writer/director Dee Rees, and stars Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayans.
More: Interview

David Cronenberg Explains What Happened To The Spy Thriller, "The Matarese Circle," That Denzel Washington And Tom Cruise Were To Star In

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 28, 2011 7:57 PM
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In a bidding war back in 2008, MGM paid $3 million dollars for the rights to Robert Ludlulm's popular novel The Matarese Circle.  Much like his well known Bourne Identity franchise, the book revolves around the world of espionage. 

"Men in Black III" Teaser Poster Featuring Will Smith Released (Optical Illusion?)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 28, 2011 6:52 PM
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Courtesy of Collider, here's the trippy first teaser poster for next summer's release Men in Black III, which by the way, will hit theaters in 4D on May 25th, 2012.

Forest Whitaker & Common To Star In Indie Crime Drama "Pawn" w/ Michael Chiklis, Ray Liotta

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 4:30 PM
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Forest Whitaker and Common will team with Michael Chiklis and Ray Liotta for an indie crime feature film titled Pawn.
More: casting

Updates On Spike Lee's "Oldboy" - Shoot Dates, New Plot Elements Added, Ending A Bit Darker, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 3:45 PM
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Collider spoke to producer Roy Lee about a number of upcoming projects on his slate, including Spike Lee's Oldboy adaption, which Josh Brolin is attached to star in.

Shadow & Act 2011 Black Cinema *Hot List* Revisited... How Did We Do?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 2:44 PM
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It's not the end of 2011 yet, though we're about a month away... so you can expect all the usual end-of-year summaries, and "best of" lists to start turning up online very soon.

ADIFF Video Exclusive: Veteran Brit Filmmaker Menelik Shabazz On State Of Black Cinema In UK, Black American Films In UK, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 12:30 PM
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Last week Wednesday, I had the pleasure of having a lengthy conversation with veteran black British filmmaker Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion), who's in the US for the stateside premiere of his latest work (The Story Of Lover's Rock), at the African Diaspora Film Festival here in New York City. Our chat covered a variety of topics we've tackled here on S&A, including the black filmmaker's experience in the UK (he gets into several specifics, from funding, to production, distribution, exhibition and reception), the so-called talent drain as black UK actors and filmmakers leave the UK for supposed greener pastures in the USA, comparisons between the black filmmaker's experience in the UK versus the US, how black American films are received in the UK (notably Tyler Perry's), the prevalence of bootlegging of those black American films, "hood films" in the UK, up-and-coming black British filmmakers we should be aware of on this side of the pond, and more...

Jamie Chung Gives Details On RZA's Upcoming Directorial Debut "The Man With The Iron Fists"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 28, 2011 12:21 PM
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We've given you tidbits here and there on the martial arts, action flick The Man With The Iron Fists, the soon-to-be-released directorial debut of the RZA.  Recently, Pam Grier described her character and now actress Jamie Chung, who also co-stars in it, gives us some details on this highly anticipated film.

"The Strange Thing About The Johnsons" Director Ari Aster Talks To Shadow & Act About His Provocative & Controversial Short Film

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 28, 2011 12:16 PM
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A little over a week ago, Shadow and Act introduced many readers to a short film that had the internet abuzz with all types of mixed emotions.  It seemed that most who viewed director Ari Aster's The Strange Thing About The Johnsons had a strong reaction to it, and a personal opinion regarding the film's meaning.  Well, S&A reached out to Aster and he has provided answers to a lot of the questions our readers had about his film.

The "Queen Hussy" Chronicles w/ Pete Chatmon: Issue VII (Plus Watch Episode 2)

  • By Pete Chatmon
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  • November 28, 2011 11:39 AM
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I hope everybody had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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