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Official Synopsis + New Casting For Craig Robinson's Post-Apocalyptic Comedy "Rapture-Palooza"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 10:35 AM
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We first told you about this upcoming new project (titled Rapture-Palooza) back in March, when it was announced in a press release revealing Lionsgate's new micro-budget initiative; it was one of 3 or 4 titles mentioned in the release, and, at the time, its description was limited to just a one-liner that labeled it "a comedic look at life after the fallout of a religious apocalypse."
More: FYI, casting

Sidney Poitier Honored At 2011 Chaplin Award Gala (Pics)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 10:18 AM
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Last night, here in New York City, in a black tie affair, the Film Society Of Lincoln Center honored Sidney Poitier with the prestigious 38th annual Chaplin Award.

Reginald Hudlin's "Black Panther" Animated Series Now Streaming On Netflix

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 9:35 AM
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If you didn't purchase the DVD disc when it was released in January, AND you have a Netflix account with the Instant Watch feature, you can now stream Reginald Hudlin’s Black Panther motion comic/animated series - Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther.
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Today's Birthdays - 5/03/11 (James Brown, Dule Hill and Ron Canada)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • May 3, 2011 9:30 AM
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As Tambay stated earlier...the King of Soul James Brown would have turned 78 today. Although singing was his forte, he did appear in The Blues Brothers, Doctor Detroit, Miami Vice and Rocky IV. You can hear his music on various soundtracks including Black Caesar, Eye of the Tiger, Good Morning Vietnam, How To Be A Player, Doctor Dolittle, Everybody Hates Chris, Spider Man 3 and more.
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Watch A Preview Of AMC's New Civil War-Themed Drama "Hell On Wheels" (Common Co-Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 9:10 AM
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Well, this was unexpected!
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When Is Nick Fury Going To Get His Own Movie?

  • By Sergio
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  • May 3, 2011 9:06 AM
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So I saw Thor last week and, of course, since the film is based on a Marvel comic book superhero, Sam Jackson does his usual (and no doubt very well paid) cameo bit as Nick Fury, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., in the film.

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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