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Daphne Rubin-Vega & Wood Harris Round Out Starring Cast Of "Streetcar Named Desire" Revival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2011 3:28 AM
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Hot off the presses... from my inbox:

Remake Rights To 69 Akira Kurosawa Titles Ready To Be Pimped Out To Americans & Europeans

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2011 2:54 AM
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It's too much madness to expound on in one post... From Variety:

Nicole Beharie Joins CBS Legal Drama "The Good Wife"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 23, 2011 1:30 AM
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About an hour ago, beautiful and talented Nicole Beharie (@nikkibeharie), who just completed shooting Mathew Cherry's The Last Fall and T.D. Jakes' On the Seventh Day, tweeted: "On the set of "The Good Wife"... And ACTION! Working with some terrific actors..."

New On DVD-- "Blitz"; Rising Star Zawe Ashton Shares Screen With Heavyweights Statham, Considine

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 23, 2011 1:05 AM
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First off, let me express my surprise at the fact that (what seems to be) a pretty decent Jason Statham (The Transporter, The Bank Job) flick is going straight-to-DVD. I saw the trailer for Blitz last spring, and I was sure that it would be another in his long line of profitable "shoot-em-ups". Based on the Ken Bruen novel of the same name, Blitz looked like it would be the crime-drama of the summer. But alas, today we see the release of Blitz on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Sugar Ray Leonard - The Man Behind "Real Steel"

  • By Sergio
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  • August 22, 2011 12:14 PM
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Is there anyone who's anxiously waiting to see Dreamworks/Disney's film version of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots, aka Real Steel, which is coming out on October 7? I mean that seriously. Anyone at least over the age of 12, and not some 30 year old geek fanboy living in their parents basement, surrounded by their collection of Star Wars and Hellboy collectables? Raise your hands.
More: FYI

Djimon Hounsou Will Play "Angel Of Death" In Adaptation Of Milton's "Paradise Lost"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 10:18 AM
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Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of Alex Proyas' adaptation of John Milton's epic good-versus-evil poem Paradise Lost.
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Brit Nonso Anozie Cast In Season 2 Of HBO's "Game Of Thrones"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 8:53 AM
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I have to admit that I haven't watched a single episode of Game Of Thrones, despite how much praise it's received; it's been near-universal! And I'm a fantasy enthusiast, so you'd think I'd be all over it; nope, I haven't been. I also haven't read the literary work by George R. R. Martin that the TV series is based on either (A Song of Ice and Fire which comprises of 7 books - 2 that have yet to be published).

Watch Sumptuous Short Film "If I Leap" (Starring "Pariah's" Adepero Oduye)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 8:16 AM
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This short shout comes from NYU alum, Ms J.J. Stone, featuring the talents of names you should be familiar with, given that we've written about them previously on this site - Adepero Oduye (Pariah), Anslem Richardson (Five Deep Breaths, The Locksmith); and cinematographer extraordinaire Bradford Young (Pariah, Restless City, Middle Of Nowhere).
More: Watch Now

Aretha Franklin On Biopic: Will Focus On Early Years; Halle Berry Is Indeed Interested; Has Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 6:35 AM
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Aretha Franklin's talking about her biopic again... although, in all fairness, she was asked! :)

Celebrating Julie Dash's "Daughters Of The Dust" 20-Year Anniversary

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 6:02 AM
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As we've already covered, Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It celebrates its 25th anniversary this year; another title also celebrating a pivotal release anniversary this year is Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust - her challenging seminal feature film, set in the very early 1900s, which takes a look at Gullah Geechee culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia; a film that, in 2004, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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