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Trailer Watch: Rashida Jones and Sterling K. Brown in "Our Idiot Brother" (Opening Today)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 26, 2011 8:06 AM
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Released in theaters today, the Jesse Peretz-directed comedy Our Idiot Brother stars Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Rashida Jones and Sterling K. Brown (Army Wives, Detroit 187).

"The Interrupters" Breaks Box Office Records In Chicago

  • By Sergio
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  • August 26, 2011 8:04 AM
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Steve James' acclaimed new documentary The Interrupters about the Cease Fire community activist violence prevention volunteer organization in Chicago has been a genuine box office smash in its own city. The film, which officially concluded two week run at the Gene Siskel Film Center Thursday night is, according to today's Chicago Tribune, the biggest box office success in the 40 year history of the Center.

"Redemption Road" Starring Michael Clarke Duncan And Directed By Mario Van Peebles Opens Today!

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 26, 2011 7:11 AM
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This film was originally profiled on S&A back in November. Nearly a year later and with a name change, Redemption Road finally hits theaters today.

Review - "Colombiana" (Well... It's Better Than "Transporter 3")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 26, 2011 5:55 AM
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  • 67 Comments
Reposting my review since the movie officially opens today, and all the discussion that follows in the comment section. Feel free to jump in...

Today's Birthdays - 8/26/11 (Evan Ross and Keke Palmer)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 26, 2011 5:51 AM
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Evan Ross welcomes 23 today. His list of film credits include ATL, Life Support, Pride, Life Is Hot In Cracktown, Moozlum, Case 219 and 96 Minutes in which he won the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. The Family Tree, a comedic indie flick he also appears in, will hit theaters in New York and Los Angeles today.
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Holly Robinson-Peete's Replacement On "The Talk" Is...

  • By Sergio
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  • August 26, 2011 5:22 AM
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  • 165 Comments
Last week we announced here on S & A that CBS was not renewing Holly Robinson-Peete's contract on their daytime gabfest The Talk. (That article, by the way, was literally stolen verbatim word-for-word by other gossip websites. Not that I'm complaining. That goes with the internet territory) However, not having ever watched the show I found it interesting, according to the majority of our commenters, that Peete and co-host Leah Remini, who was also dumped from the show, were the only real reasons to watch the show.
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Preview "Oscar's Comeback" (An All-White Town. It's Black Native Son. Worlds Collide)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 26, 2011 3:48 AM
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A Producers' Lab participant selected for the IFP's 2011 Project Forum program... a documentary called Oscar's Comeback, directed by Lisa Collins.
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Trailers For Short Film "Brotherly Love" & Web Series "The One Percent" (Reader Submitted)

  • By Sergio
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  • August 26, 2011 3:39 AM
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Here's is the trailer for intensely dramatic short film Brotherly Love by Brooklyn born actor and now L.A. based filmmaker, Choice Skinner, who's also a devoted S & A reader and regular commenter. No I won't reveal the name he posts his comments under, but be assured it's not CareyCarey.

Is An Art-Form Racist Or Is The Person Who Uses An Art-Form To Communicate A Racist Idea Racist?

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • August 26, 2011 3:23 AM
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The Realist Tendency in African-American Film Aesthetics: Part two (CLICK HERE for Part one)

Writers Of "Captain America" Want To Introduce Falcon (1st African American Superhero) In Sequel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 26, 2011 1:51 AM
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They’re also intrigued by the chance to explore some of the latter-day additions to the [Captain America] mythos, like... his sidekick The Falcon, one of comics’ first black superheroes. “I want both of them!” says Markus... "Falcon is awesome. We can't play with time so much to have Cap go back to Harlem in the '70's and clean up the streets, but it would be awesome to go straight up, like, 'Shaft' with Cap and the Falcon.”

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