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Tyler Perry Gets A Wife & Mother In "I, Alex Cross" In Carmen Ejogo And Cicely Tyson + Full Synopsis

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2011 1:02 AM
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We didn't get any formal announcements for these bits of casting for Tyler Perry's I, Alex Cross project, currently shooting in Cleveland, OH. I was just handed an official full casting sheet for the movie, and noticed a couple of names we hadn't previously mentioned as being attached to the film... specifically...
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Tony Scott Remaking Sam Peckinpah's Classic Western "The Wild Bunch"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 12:10 PM
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So... on the heels of his older brother Ridley Scott's announcement that he'll be revisiting cult classic Blade Runner, comes this news from Deadline:
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Will Smith Being Courted For "Fantastic Voyage" Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 8:40 AM
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Unlike most (if the 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is of any indication) I wasn't that enamored with the original 1966 film. I've seen it twice; first as a kid, and then later, a few years ago, and I had trouble remaining engaged throughout. Yeah I know, blasphemy on my part. La-di-dah! I think what I had most trouble with was getting past the special effects, which, while I'm sure were considered groundbreaking at the time, leave a lot to be desired when compared to films that came before and even after it.
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Chris Tucker, Disappointed With Roles Offered Him In Recent Years, Plots A Comeback!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 6:55 AM
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He says nothing was specifically responsible for his detour, except disappointment with the roles offered him. And Mr. Tucker, who on Friday will begin his own cross-country comedy tour in preparation for what he says will be bigger things to come, is supremely confident that he can pick up exactly where he left off... “When I got to ‘Rush Hour,’ ” he said, “I felt like: O.K., I’ve proven myself as the pinnacle. Now where’s all the bigger movies?” Instead, he said, the parts he was offered were too similar to “Rush Hour” and “frankly, just weren’t good enough.” So Mr. Tucker said he simply sat it out, rather than accept projects to stay in the public eye. Mr. Tucker did not provide details about the film projects he was developing for himself and hoped to get into production later this year. Asked to name an actor whose career he wished to emulate, he immediately said Sidney Poitier, citing “The Defiant Ones” as a movie that “meant something.” “It was what was going on in real life,” Mr. Tucker said. “It’s social, real stuff, and I like movies like that.” From a New York Times profile of Chris Tucker, posted earlier today, as he prepares to go on a comedy tour, answering a question that many keep asking - what happened to Chris Tucker?.

Watch Tyler Perry Lunge Into Action In A Production Clip From "I, Alex Cross"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 6:18 AM
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  • 27 Comments
Wooow... now we're talking! :)

First African American To Play MLB's American League To Be Immortalized On Stamp By Postal Service

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 5:56 AM
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Hot off the presses... not film news, but still worth knowing.
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Zoe Saldana Will Make Directorial Debut With "Glamour" Short Film; Will Debut Online In October

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 5:23 AM
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It shouldn't be news that Zoe Saldana wants to get behind the camera and direct. We've told you that a few times - most recently in May, when it was announced that she would be directing episodes of Vin Diesel's new web series with Fox, titled The Ropes - an original web series about the lives of bouncers. She also mentioned that she was in the running to direct a film in Montreal, though she was greedy with the details.

Steve Harvey Entering Daytime Talk Show Race With NBC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 4:59 AM
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Well, I guess with Oprah Winfrey gone, it's anybody's crown to wear, and the race is on.
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Ridley Scott Is Rebooting "Blade Runner" For Some Reason...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 4:33 AM
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  • 22 Comments
From Deadline:

Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey! To Celebrate, Watch Doc Biopic "Look For Me In The Whirlwind..."

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 3:39 AM
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Today in history... Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was born today, August 17th, 1887, in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica.

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