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Listen Now! S&A Hot Topics Podcast Show ("There's Something About The Johnsons," Viola Davis and "Shame")

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 4, 2011 2:55 PM
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It's that time...another S&A live podcast show with the crew!  As I stated before, we will not disappoint.  Here's our Hot Topics list:

IMDB Adds Rutina Wesley To Cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller "Prometheus"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 4, 2011 1:44 PM
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Since we're taking IMDB's credibility with a grain of salt; we can say that HBO True Blood actress Rutina Wesley has rumoredly joined the cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi thriller Prometheus in the role of a character named Lara.
More: casting

Weekend B.O. (Dec. 2-4) - The Juggernaut That Is Twilight

  • By Sergio
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  • December 4, 2011 1:35 PM
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I'm a guy so I don't understand at all what the deal is with these movies, but Breaking Dawn again was No. 1, and, so far, looks like it can't be stopped, with worldwide box office totals at over $532 million.
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African Diaspora International Film Festival Sunday 12/4 Highlights From Tunisia, Cameroon, Brazil... What To See Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 4, 2011 12:58 PM
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Continuing on with the day-to-day happenings at the ongoing African Diaspora International Film Festival here in NYC...
More: Festivals

Watch Live Stream Of British Independent Film Awards Today! ("Shame," "Attack The Block," Others Are Nominees)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 4, 2011 12:21 PM
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3 films we've covered quite a lot here on S&A are nominated and up for awards for this year's British Independent Film Awards: Steve McQueen's Shame (7 nominations, including Best British Independent Film, Best Director (Steve McQueen), Best Actor (Michael Fassbender), Best Supporting Actress (Carey Mulligan), Best Screenplay (Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen) & Best Technical Achievement (Joe Walker – Editing & Sean Bobbitt – Cinematography); Richard Ayoade's Submarine (5 nominations including Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director, Best Screenplay (Richard Ayoade), Best Supporting Actress (Sally Hawkins) & Most Promising Newcomer (Yasmin Paige & Craig Roberts)); and Joe Cornish's Attack The Block (2 including Most Promising Newcomer (John Boyega), and the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director (Joe Cornish)).

See The First Glimpses of Lydia R. Diamond's Critically Acclaimed Broadway Play "Stick Fly"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 4, 2011 9:00 AM
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Though it won't officially open until December 8, 2011, the Alicia Keys-produced, Lydia R. Diamond-written, and Kenny Leon-directed stage play Stick Fly is now in performances at New York's Cort Theatre, according to BroadwayWorld.  And they've provided an exclusive look at the production's cast in action.

Naomie Harris On Her Role In The New Bond Film: "Eve Kicks Ass"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 3, 2011 6:31 PM
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Actress Naomie Harris is currently training for her role as "Eve" in the upcoming Bond film Skyfall and, based on her recent comments, she's excited about it.

Did Anyone Watch "The Game Of Your Life" Last Night?

  • By Sergio
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  • December 3, 2011 3:15 PM
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Though we try as hard as we can to cover everything that's relevant for S & A, it is inevitable that something will fall through the cracks from time to time. For example, take the NBC family movie that was broadcast last night (Friday Dec. 2) The Game of Your Life, starring Titus Makin Jr. 

Trailer Watch - A New Teaser Of Nelson George's "Migrations" With Chris Rock

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 2, 2011 7:50 PM
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Author and director Nelson George has released a new teaser for his international flick Migrations starring Tigist Selam, Saul Williams, Osas Ighoduro, Epee Dingong and Ariane Plubel.  Chris Rock also has a cameo.

"Viva Riva!" Director & Producer Team Up To Produce 6 Films Based On Contemporary African Literature ("Pumzi" Director Attached To One)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 2, 2011 3:25 PM
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In the 10-minute video below, which made its way to YouTube yesterday, Kenyan director, Wanuri Kahiu (Pumzi) is interviewed by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa, with the conversation centering primarily on her award-winning Focus Features Africa First short film Pumzi, and her upcoming projects.

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