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The Great Debate: “The Help” vs. “Shame” – Really??!!

  • By MsWOO
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  • September 18, 2011 4:01 AM
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I've taken a bit of an S&A hiatus over the last few months, only to come back and wonder what the hell's going on? I missed the whole The Help and Shame debacle until it (well, the Shame posts) were brought to my attention recently.

Halle Berry Runs And Hides In New Pics From "Cloud Atlas" Set + Details On Her Role In The Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 17, 2011 12:24 PM
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Here are more photos of Ms Halle Berry, this time in action, currently shooting Cloud Atlas, in Glasgow, Scotland, along with Hugo Weaving, and director Tom Tykwer doing what he does best.
More: Pics, FYI

"A Clockwork Orange" – London Stage Review

  • By MsWOO
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  • September 17, 2011 7:08 AM
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When I think “A Clockwork Orange” disturbingly wanton violence and sex, violent sex at that, come to mind. So when I heard that Anthony Burgess’ 1962 dystopian novella was being adapted as a stage musical with an all-black cast… Great! Not. Young black men marauding, raping and pillaging sounds like any right-wing thinker’s wet dream, ripe for hate-fueled, fear-mongering, divisive propaganda. However, Theatre Royal Stratford East in London decided to tackle such a scenario and, with the recent riots that rocked some of the nation’s cities still fresh on our minds, and with socio-political rhetoric still ringing in our ears – most commentary surreptitiously laying the blame at black youths, while one white historian openly blamed black culture – my ambivalence about seeing this play swayed between dread and cautious optimism.
More: Theater

Clarke Peters, Nate Parker, Heather Simms Lead Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 17, 2011 3:15 AM
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Following up on yesterday's post, which included Spike Lee's Twitter announcement that his next project, the secretive Red Hook Summer, would be released in summer 2012.
More: casting

John Singleton Talks Directing NWA Biopic & Sequel To "Abduction"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 17, 2011 1:27 AM
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On the Abduction press tour, director John Singleton's been doing some talking...

FOX "Bones" Spin-Off "The Finder" Co-Starring Michael Clarke Duncan Adds Lance Gross As Guest

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 16, 2011 12:42 PM
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Here's a tweet from Lance Gross sent last night. However, no word on what his character entails."Chillin on set. Shooting "The Finder" on FOX this week and next week. 1st day of 8!"

Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" Release Date Pushed Back To Exploit Oscar Gig

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 16, 2011 9:35 AM
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Originally scheduled to be released in January, Paramount has pushed the release date for A Thousand Words back even further, to March 23rd instead.

James Reed Jr's Indie Comedy "Get A Job" Now Available On iTunes

  • By Sergio
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  • September 16, 2011 5:57 AM
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Talented Chicago independent filmmaker James Reed Jr's genuinely funny and sweet natured feature comedy Get A Job, chronicles the crazy and choatic situations when a well-meaning and determined, but hapless young comic (Corey Hendrix) with his best friend (Milton "Lil' Rell" Howery), try to find a job to support himself and his wife. However after having no luck, Hendrix and his friend decide to go into business themselves, with a plan to open their own comedy club, only to wind up getting in way over their heads.
More: New On VOD

TIFF Roundup 9/16 - Review Of Geoffrey Fletcher's "Violet & Daisy" + "Winnie" & "Random" Debut

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 16, 2011 4:52 AM
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Your Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)daily for September 16th...

Spike Lee Says To Expect "Red Hook Summer" In Summer 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 16, 2011 4:23 AM
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Utilizing social networking site Twitter quite often and effectively, Spike Lee has been keeping his followers up-to-date on his current project, the secretive Red Hook Summer. About a month ago, he announced that principal photography was complete, and attached a photo of his elated self.

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