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It's Official! Josh Brolin Will Star In Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2011 8:32 AM
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Last month, he was reportedly at the top of the short list of actors in contention for the role; today, it's been confirmed that Josh Brolin will indeed headline Spike Lee's US adaptation of Oldboy, the Japanese manga made popular by Park Chan-wook's 2003 award-winning film.

Katori Hall Talks "Radical" MLK Jr in 'The Mountaintop' Interview

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 29, 2011 6:57 AM
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In an interview with New York Timeout, Katori Hall discusses what influenced/inspired her in writing the controversial Martin Luther King Jr. character for her Broadway play The Mountaintop, which starts previews September 22nd at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
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"50 Documentaries To See Before You Die" Final Top 10 (How Many Have You Seen?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2011 4:52 AM
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Current TV is currently counting down their well-researched list of 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die, doing so in bits and pieces over what seems to be several weeks.

Trailer For "Black Diamond" (On The Dubious International Trade Of Young African Football Players)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2011 3:43 AM
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Synopsis reads:

Watch Trailer for Cop Drama "Courageous" In Theaters September 30th

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 29, 2011 3:38 AM
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Courageous, written and directed by Alex Kendrick (2008's Fireproof), will hit theaters nationwide this September 30th. Produced by Alabama Production Group and Sherwood Pictures, the film stars Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Robert Amaya and Ben Davies.

Watch Preview Of "Surprising Europe, the Life and Times of Ssuuna Golooba" (An African In Europe)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2011 2:48 AM
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Ahh yes... a familiar struggle. I appreciate the first-person POV here.

"The Hunger Games" Gets A Teaser Trailer...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2011 2:16 AM
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It debuted during last night's MTV VMAs.
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Weekend Box Office (Aug 26-28). Hurricane Irene Takes Its Toll

  • By Sergio
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  • August 28, 2011 6:12 AM
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As reported yesterday, Hurricane Irene, which turned out to be something of an underperformer as far as hurricanes go, still was a major factor in bringing down box office totals this weekend. Still Colombiana did well enough to come in at No.2 with $10.3 million. I'm guessimating that the film could have made another $2 - 4 million if it weren't for Irene.

Director Steve Mcqueen Releases 'Statement' for "Shame"; Screening at Telluride Next Month

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 27, 2011 11:50 AM
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You should be very familiar with this film by now. Steve McQueen's sex-addiction drama Shame stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan and Nicole Beharie. After premiering in Venice Film Festival at the end of this month, Shame will screen at the Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5th), Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI-American Express London Film Festival.

BBC One Orders 3rd Season Of Idris Elba's "Luther"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2011 7:27 AM
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The second season hasn't aired on BBC America for stateside audiences yet (that's coming late next month; UK audiences saw all season 2 episodes already earlier this year)... no matter, BBC One controller Danny Cohen announced at the ongoing Edinburgh TV Festival (running this weekend) that a 3rd season of Luther, the critically acclaimed psychological crime drama starring one Idris Elba, has been ordered!
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