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Preview & Trailer For Dutch Immigrant Dramedy "Swooni"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2011 2:22 AM
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On the heels of my entry yesterday on another refugee drama set in an European country (Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre, which I'll be seeing in about a month)... Cineuropa describes Swooni as follows:

BBC Mystery Series "Case Histories" Coming To PBS In October

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 23, 2011 12:55 PM
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By now, I wouldn't blame readers if they started to wonder whether actress Zawe Ashton (The Bill, Sherlock, Misfits) had some cousins, aunties, or uncles here at S&A. But let me assure you that it's pure coincidence she keeps making news today. Sometimes an actor just hits his/her stride and starts making waves.

"He was as fragile and as flawed as anyone," Samuel L. Jackson Talks MLK Jr. in 'The Mountaintop'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 23, 2011 11:55 AM
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“The King I am showing just came in from delivering the ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech,” says Jackson. The reverend is very tired, and the only other actor onstage is Jackson’s longtime friend Angela Bassett, who plays Camae, a hotel employee delivering room service who stays to talk. “He’s the guy alone in a hotel room talking to a woman. He’s the man as a man, not as a martyr or ideologue. He just happened to be the guy who wasn’t afraid to stand up for the right idea. But outside of that, he was as fragile and as flawed as anyone.”

BBC Acquires Rights To Australian Drama Series "The Slap" Which Sophie Okonedo Stars In

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2011 11:36 AM
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BREAKING NEWS! The BBC has bought The Slap! A fantastic achievement for Matchbox, the ABC and Aussie TV.
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Andre Braugher May Get Jiggy with Mariska Hargitay In "Law & Order: SVU" Recurring Role

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2011 11:07 AM
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Just a day after lead actor Andre Braugher received an Emmy nomination for his work on the series Men of a Certain Age, the network that carries the show, TNT, announced that it will not renew it for a 3rd season.

Dwayne Johnson Producing 1980s-Set Fictional Wrestling Drama Series For NBC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2011 10:37 AM
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Dwayne Johnson has teamed up with uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer for a fictional TV drama series set in the world of pro wrestling in the so-called “the golden age of wrestling,” aka the 1980s, for NBC.
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Watch Trailer For Aki Kaurismäki's Illegal Immigration Dramedy "Le Havre"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2011 9:47 AM
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Here's the trailer for Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre, a film we've been following since its Cannes 2011 debut, which centers on a shoeshiner who tries to help an African immigrant child in the French port city of Le Havre (hence the title).

Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda" To Screen At 2011 Chicago International Film Festival

  • By Sergio
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  • August 23, 2011 9:43 AM
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Writer and director Alrick Brown's film Kinyarwanda, which made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, was announced as one of the first selections to be presented at this year's 47th annual Chicago International Film Festival, which runs from Oct 6-20th.

Jamie Foxx Is Bringing Back "Showtime At The Apollo" For BET

  • By Sergio
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  • August 23, 2011 9:39 AM
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As they say everything old is new again (or is it everything new is old again), but whatever the correct phrase is, Showtime at the Apollo is making a comeback.
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Survey: Al Sharpton On Our Screens Daily?

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 23, 2011 9:00 AM
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By now you may have heard the news that civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton, a frequent guest on MSNBC, has indeed gotten his own show.

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