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Cuba Gooding Jr Heading To Australia To Shoot "Deception" w/ One Of Tarantino's Favorite Directors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2011 1:18 AM
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Cuba Gooding Jr will be heading to the lovely Gold Coast in Australia, next month, to begin production on a mystery/thriller feature film titled Deception, for Village Roadshow.

Watch Q&A Session Regarding "Boyz In The Hood" With John Singleton At The LAFF 2011

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 28, 2011 12:38 PM
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Here's a great Q&A session with John Singleton and Cuba Gooding Jr., along with producers Steve Nicolaides and Stephanie Allan on their hit film Boyz In The Hood.

Watch Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner In First Full Trailer For "Mission: Impossible 4"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 28, 2011 12:12 PM
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And... as promised, here's the English-language trailer for the 4th installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, titled Ghost Protocol, which sees the return of regulars Tom Cruise, and Ving Rhames, 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.
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SyFy Sets Premiere Date For "Age Of The Dragons" (Danny Glover As Capt. Ahab) + New Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 28, 2011 10:18 AM
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The Syfy Channel has finally settled on a premiere date for Age Of The Dragons, a film I've highlighted on this site previously. It's essentially a re-imagining of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick, starring, in an unexpected, if inspired casting choice, Danny Glover as the tyrannical Ahab. Vinnie Jones and Sean Astin also co-star.

Tyrese Still Adamant About Playing Luke Cage. Who Should Play The Character?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 28, 2011 9:52 AM
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Lookout Isaiah Mustafa, Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx and who else has been in contention for the part... Tyrese Gibson wants to make sure we don't forget that HE still wants to play Luke Cage, whenever Marvel Studios decides to make the project a priority, telling The Rogue Network:
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Preview "Hooters!" - Documentary On The Making Of Cheryl Dunye's "The Owls" (Older Wiser Lesbians)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 28, 2011 9:09 AM
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Remember a film called The Owls, by none other than Ms Cheryl Dunye - a film we've covered a bit on S&A... also known as Older Wiser Lesbians... centered on 2 middle-aged, lesbian couples who accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities, and who are than haunted by guilt, as an unexpected stranger shows up in their lives, bringing tension and discord into their lives.

Exclusive: Omari Hardwick & Edwina Findley Join Cast Of Ava DuVernay's Next - "Middle Of Nowhere"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 28, 2011 8:37 AM
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If you're a regular S&A reader, you're certainly aware we've been tracking the progress of filmmaker Ava DuVernay and her next feature film project Middle Of Nowhere. We were informed earlier today that Omari Hardwick (who co-starred in Ava's feature debut I Will Follow, as well as in Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls), and Edwina Findley (Treme, The Wire) have joined the film's cast, which already stars David Oyelowo and Emayatzy Corinealdi as the lead characters, as already reported a week ago.
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Flashback: Shareeka Epps And Anthony Mackie Interview Each Other

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 28, 2011 2:16 AM
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A few years old, around the time Half Nelson premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, which they both starred in. Still worth watching...

The Good News and Bad News About "Transfromers: Dark Of The Moon"

  • By Sergio
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  • June 28, 2011 1:52 AM
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Now that I've seen it (and still recovering from it), I can tell you that there is both good news and bad news about Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, opening technically late Tuesday night.

Review: Down On The Bayou With "True Blood"

  • By Monique
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  • June 27, 2011 12:55 PM
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Last Night the much anticipated fourth season of True Blood premiered on HBO. As some of our long time readers know, I’m not a huge fan of some key elements in the show. In case you don’t recall, here’s my post from last summer. I took series creator Alan Ball and the True Blood writers to task on their ridiculous and sometimes paper thin portrayal of the show’s two characters of color, Tara (Rutina Wesley) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis). I vowed with three episodes left in the third series, never to watch the show again.

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