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Long Before "The Help" There Was "The Long Walk Home"

  • By Sergio
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  • August 10, 2011 12:32 PM
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Since The Help is opening today, and Lords knows we have had more than our fair share of heated discussion about that damn movie, I thought it would be the perfect time to deal with another film which came out 20 years ago in 1991 that was thematically the same, but much different.

Gulliermo Del Toro Wanted Idris Elba For New Film Because Of "Luther"

  • By Sergio
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  • August 10, 2011 10:05 AM
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According to Matt Mueller of Thompson on Hollywood, filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro is a big fan of Idris Elba and his work.
More: casting

50 Documentaries To See Before You Die

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2011 9:37 AM
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Current TV is currently counting down their well-researched list of 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die, doing so in bits and pieces over what seems to be several weeks.

Morgan Freeman Wants To Expose Magician Illusions In "Now You See Me"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2011 9:00 AM
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Morgan Freeman is "in discussions" to join Mark Ruffalo, and Jesse Eisenberg in the Louis Leterrier-directed magician heist pic, Now You See Me.
More: casting

Gee Ya Think Nonso Anozie Will make To The End Of "The Grey"?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 10, 2011 8:52 AM
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Place your bets ladies and gentlemen; place your bets!!!

Esther Rolle Flashback : "They Never Got Beyond Me As A Maid... In The Mainstream"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2011 7:49 AM
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Fitting and timely recognition of the late Esther Rolle posted today on The Hollywood Reporter, considering today's release of the polarizing Viola Davis feature film, The Help.

Dolen Perkins-Valdez Debut Novel "Wench" Optioned for Film Adaptation

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 10, 2011 7:48 AM
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"Yes it's true, it has been optioned!" Those were the exact words from author Dolen Perkins-Valdez in a very brief exchange through Facebook, when I asked her if her compelling debut novel Wench had indeed been optioned for a movie adaptation.

Screening Premiere Tonight Of Indie Comedy Feature "CornerStore"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2011 6:33 AM
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Joe Doughrity's CornerStore premieres TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 10th, 7:30pm, at AMC Southfield in Detroit, MI, where the film was also shot.

Preview Documentary - "Damilola: Death Of A 10 Year Old"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2011 5:32 AM
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I think vaguely remember hearing about this case when it happened back in 2000;

"Soul Train" Documentary Screening In Chicago In Sept (With A Special Guest)

  • By Sergio
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  • August 10, 2011 4:37 AM
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Anyone in the Chicagoland area can't afford to miss this. On Sunday September 4 at 2PM, J. Kevin Swain's documentary about the popular and highly influential music show Soul Train, The Hippest Trip In America, will be screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago.

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