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Pt. 2 With Directors of "Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise And Fall of The Spook Who Sat By The Door"

  • By Curtis
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  • September 1, 2011 7:00 AM
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Continuing my interview with Chrstine Acham & Cliff Ward, the directors of Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise And Fall of The Spook Who Sat By The Door, we get answers on author and screenplay writer (and documentary star) Sam Greenlee’s FBI monitoring, how it was to interview the great Paul Butler, and what’s in store for Cliff and Christine in the future…

Call For Entries: 1st Annual JC (Jersey City) PowerHouse Short Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 1, 2011 6:42 AM
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The specifics...

Early NY Times Review Of "Porgy & Bess" Revival Calls It An "Anxious And Confused Production"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 1, 2011 4:16 AM
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Time flies... the revival opened last night at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, on its way to Broadway run in a few months, despite musical theater god Stephen Sondheim's majestic smack-down of this new revival, for what he feels are extreme reworkings of the original work (read his New York Times op-ed HERE).
More: Theater

Rapper K'naan To Co-Star In Belgian-Congo-Set Period Love Story "The Catastrophist"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 1, 2011 2:57 AM
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On the heels of my Machine Gun Preacher post comes news that Somali/Canadian rapper K'naan will make his big screen acting debut, alongside Steve Coogan and Stephen Dorff, in an adaptation of a Belgian Congo-set romance novel titled The Catastrophist, written by Ronan Bennett.

First Look Footage At Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights" Adaptation w/ 1st Black Heathcliff

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 1, 2011 2:28 AM
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It's about to make its world premiere at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, next week - Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic and only novel, Wuthering Heights, which features the first black Heathcliff in the many times the literary work has been adapted for both the big and small screens, played in this case by a young British actor by the name of James Howson.

Watch 2 Clips From "Machine Gun Preacher" As Gerard Learns That Death Comes At Night In Africa

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 1, 2011 2:17 AM
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The more I see of this flick, the more convinced I am that I likely won't see it... at least I won't pay to see it.

"Attack The Block" Star John Boyega Cast As Lead In Spike Lee's HBO Drama "Da Brick"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 1, 2011 2:13 AM
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Well, that was fast!

"Fresh" Chess Connections Starring Laurence Fishburne & Samuel L. Jackson (Today In History)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 1, 2011 2:01 AM
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Today in history, September 1, 1972... American chess legend Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky of the then Soviet Union to win the international chess crown in a match made for the cold war era, in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Stacy Dash Is Out From VH1's "Single Ladies"

  • By Sergio
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  • September 1, 2011 1:59 AM
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Actually this news about Stacey Dash being dropped from the show came out two weeks ago, but since neither the producers of the show or VH1 confirmed it, it had to be considered but a rumor. Alas it is a rumor no more, because, last night it was definitely confirmed that she would not be returning to the show next season.
More: Television

Short Film: Jasmine Burke Stars in Writer/Director Angi Bones "Letters To A Father"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 1, 2011 1:00 AM
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I happened upon this short film, Letters To A Father, co-written by Angi Bones and George Pierre, and directed by Bones, and I wondered why I hadn't heard of it sooner. It was released earlier this year, so pardon my tardiness if you've already seen it.
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