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Submission Now Open For Second Annual Vimeo Festival Awards ($25,000 Grand Prize)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2011 11:06 AM
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Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], opened submissions today for the second Vimeo Festival + Awards, which celebrates the most creative and original videos online, as well as the individuals who make them.
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Samuel L. Jackson Loves His Post-Racial Movie Star Identity

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2011 10:45 AM
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Your *Good morning* post of the day... Samuel L. Jackson on Stephen Colbert's show last night.

L.A. Rebellion 2011 Retrospective Review - Larry Clark's "Passing Through"

  • By Brandon Wilson
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  • December 12, 2011 9:50 PM
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There are two filmmakers named Larry Clark, and this is NOT about the Larry Clark whose ephebophiliac imagination has given us films like Kids, Bully, and Wassup Rockers! Just so we’re clear, this Larry Clark is Black, a Cleveland native who went to UCLA along with Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima and Billy Woodberry and was a key member of the L.A. Rebellion movement.
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Film School 101 - A *Critics-Eye* View Of A Chase Sequence From "The Dark Knight"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 9:40 PM
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One of the handful of new features I'm working on incorporating into the site in 2012 (some I've already introduced) are short *critics-eye* looks at films we've talked about (old and new), and those that we haven't (old and new), like the one I embedded below.

NBA Star Baron Davis To Wear Executive Producer Hat For Indie Thriller "Life Tracker"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 12, 2011 8:30 PM
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Already a SAG member himself, with small roles in film and TV projects like The Cookout and Lincoln Heights, NBA player Baron Davis and his Verso Entertainment production company now look to put others in front of the camera.  Up next for Verso is the indie thriller Life Tracker, written and directed by Joe McClean, THR reports.

Trailer For "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" Arrives!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 8:21 PM
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No intro necessary for this one I'm sure... trailer for one of the 50 movies Dwayne Johnson will appear in over the next 24 months - G.I. Joe: Retaliation - which also stars Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Ray Stevenson and Walton Goggins.
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Exclusive: Dorian Missick Talks TV's 'Southland', Burden of Representation, Upcoming Projects & More! + Video

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 12, 2011 7:40 PM
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Dorian Missick is far from a novice in the industry. The New Jersey native, who has around 44 small and big screen acting credits under his belt, joined the Jazz Actors theater company under the mentorship of Ernie McClintock; and before his big screen acting debut in 2002's Two Weeks Notice, the young actor was seen in TV's Now & Again, NYPD Blue, Philly and Law & Order.

Brazilian Thriller "City Of God" Coming To Blu-Ray

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 12, 2011 7:30 PM
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Just in time for Christmas, the popular Brazilian thriller City Of God will be released on blu-ray tomorrow (Dec. 13).
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"Dreams Of A Life" Director Carol Morley In Her own Words On The Challenges She Faced In Financing The Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 6:22 PM
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By now, I'm sure you're probably all intimately familiar with Carol Morley's Dreams Of A Life, which stars Zawe Ashton, who Emmanuel recently interviewed (read that post HERE, if you haven't; you really should).

Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series "Eighty-Six" (Exposing The Dark Side Of Entertainment Industry Success)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 5:47 PM
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It's been a little while since I gave you folks a new web series to watch, think about and comment on.

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