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Weinstein-Produced "Seven Samurai" Remake Finds A Writer/Director; To Shoot Later This Year

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 8:10 AM
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It's not what we'd call "black cinema" but, come on... you can't call yourself a lover of cinema if you haven't seen Akira Kurosawa's 1954 masterpiece (actually one of many Kurosawa masterpieces) Seven Samurai. Scratch that... you can't call yourself a lover of cinema if you haven't seen it at least 3 times :)
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New On DVD - "Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench" (Jazz-Themed Musical Romance)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 7:47 AM
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New on DVD this week... a film we've given a bit of ink to on Shadow and Act (on the old website anyway).
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Help Bring Back The HBO Series "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency" With Jill Scott

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • May 3, 2011 6:06 AM
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Based on the success of indie films we've supported like Moozlum, I Will Follow and Pariah...I've realized that you can never underestimate the power of social media. And if supporters and fans of the popular HBO series The No1 Ladies' Detective Agency have their way, they'll get a chance to feel that success when the show is renewed. Right now, a virtual petition is being circulated to help bring the show back which stars singer and actress Jill Scott.

Looks Like Will Smith's "I Am Legend Prequel" Is Dead (Says Director Francis Lawrence)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 5:32 AM
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Well... maybe this is one project we can scratch off the list of 30+ projects listed on Will Smith's IMDBPro page of upcoming projects.
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Commercial Break - "Trapped On An Escalator"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 4:55 AM
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Some light humor and a message to go along with your Tuesday afternoon (h/t Mr D. Deans):

Keith Davis, Katori Hall Selected For 2011 Sundance June Directors & Screenwriters Labs

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 4:23 AM
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News on the march...!

"Attack The Block" Gets A New Toothy UK Poster & TV Spot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 3:46 AM
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Even though Sony picked it up for a stateside release, it still doesn't yet have a confirmed release date for those of us on this side of the pond; and thus there's been really no marketing for it in the USA, other than the attention it's received on film sites like this one.

Watch Episode 4 Of New “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” Web Series Starring Michael Jai White

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 3:30 AM
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Here’s episode 4 of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series that was commissioned by Warner Bros. Jax (Michael Jai White), Striker (Tamoh Pennikett), Sonya Blade (Jeri Ryan) and Kano (Darren Shahlavi) all feature.

First Trailer For Zoe Saldana's "Colombiana" Will Be Attached To "Jumping The Broom" This Weekend!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 1:59 AM
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Remember the Zoe Saldana-starring/Luc Besson-produced/Olivier Megaton-directed revenge thriller Colombiana? We haven't seen anything more of it since a set of first-look photos were made public last fall, in November.
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James Brown Was Born Today... What's Happening With His Biopic?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 1:22 AM
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Today in history, May 3rd, 1933, James Brown, aka The Godfather of Soul, was born in South Carolina.

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