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Steve McQueen's "Shame" Gets Rating From MPAA + Fox Searchlight's Reaction

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 12:13 PM
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To the surprise of absolutely no one, the MPAA has officially blessed (or cursed, depending on your POV) Steve McQueen's sex addiction drama, Shame, with an NC-17 rating.

Thandie Newton's Recent Rants-- Is She Right, Or Does She Need A Reality Check?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 25, 2011 9:48 AM
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In the past month, several news outlets have reported on recent comments allegedly made by actress Thandie Newton regarding race and the entertainment industry.

L.A. Rebellion 2011 Retrospective Review - Billy Woodberry’s "Bless Their Little Hearts"

  • By Brandon Wilson
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  • October 25, 2011 7:56 AM
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Billy Woodberry’s 1984 feature Bless Their Little Hearts is a film more admired than seen and more’s the pity. To my knowledge, the film has never been issued either on VHS or DVD, but the exquisite 35mm blowup I saw last Saturday gives one hope that a DVD release is in the offing.

Watch Promo #2 For "Soft Focus" By Rod Gailes OBC (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 7:39 AM
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The completed film will finally be making its debut here on S&A soon; Rod Gailes OBC's Soft Focus - the winner of the second Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge.

London Critics Lambaste Thandie Newton's West End Debut In "Death And The Maiden" + 1st Look Images

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 6:35 AM
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Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden opened last night on London's West End (equivalent of NYC's Broadway) Harold Pinter Theatre, with Thandie Newton starring in the play's revival; and while most critics gave good enough marks to the overall production (3 out of 5 stars is about the average rating), they weren't as kind to the actress' performance, which is unfortunate.
More: Theater

See The Gang Of 4 (Including Paula Patton) On New Poster For "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 5:49 AM
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Newly released poster for the 4th installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, titled Ghost Protocol, which sees the return of regulars Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames (though he isn't in the poster), as well as the addition of newcomers Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, and others, with Renner's role here being Cruise's heir apparent, as this might be his last go-round with the franchise.

New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD: "Attack The Block" & "Luther" Season 2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 4:14 AM
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I'm sure neither of these needs much of an intro around here. We've talked about them aplenty.

Watch Trailer For "Have A Little Faith" With Laurence Fishburne And Anika Noni Rose

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 25, 2011 3:54 AM
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Columnist Mitch Albom's best-selling book, Have A Little Faith, will finally premiere as a film next month on the ABC network.

ABC Adapting Tracy McMillan’s HuffPo Op-ed "Why You’re Not Married" As Comedy TV Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 2:57 AM
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The condensed version of the story goes... TV writer and author Tracy McMillan found herself at the center of some controversy earlier this year, in February, after an editorial she penned, titled Why You're Not Married - a witty, sharp, tongue-in-cheek piece/advice column aimed specifically at women - was published on The Huffington Post website (you can read it HERE). Thousands of comments followed, as well as reactions/responses from several other media outlets, small and large; even CNN chimed in.
More: Television

Watch Behind-the-Scenes Clip of Boris Kodjoe as Luther in 'Resident Evil: Retribution'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 25, 2011 2:47 AM
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Boris Kodjoe, who is reprising his role of Luther in the fifth installment of the Resident Evil franchise called Retribution, can be seen in character in the clip below.
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