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7 Years Ago Today, Katrina Struck; A Few Films That Addressed The Hurricane & Its Aftermath

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 10:42 AM
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Today in history, August 29, 2005... America suffers its most destructive natural disaster. Hurricane Katrina stormed ashore in southeast Louisiana. Killing 1800 people, destroying homes. 100,000s are forced to flee. The sluggish response to Katrina only adds to the misery. Government officials all faced sharp criticism for their handling of the tragedy. Despite some progress in rebuilding, recovery remaisn a long hard road, while debate over the disaster goes on...

Watch 1st 10 Minutes Of 'Candid' (Voyeur Stalks Women w/ Camera, Crosses Paths w/ Serial Killer)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 10:02 AM
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Here's a longer look at a film I profiled yesterday, from writer & director Vishnu J. Seesahai, titled Candid.

Cause Revealed For Second Blaze At Tyler Perry Studios

  • By Sergio
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  • August 29, 2012 9:35 AM
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Unlike this past May's more extensively damaging fire at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, fire investigators have announced the cause of the second blaze which occured early Monday morning on the roof of a three-story building on the lot. 

Nick Fury & S.H.I.E.L.D Heading To ABC; Whedon Creating Pilot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 9:25 AM
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That's right, Nick Fury and the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D just my find a home at ABC as a serial, as it's been announced that Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed the big-screen version of The Avengers, is on board to write the pilot episode, along with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse); Josh would also direct.

A Remake Of 'Mahogany' Is In Development Courtesy Of de Passe-Jones Entertainment

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 9:59 PM
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This is news to me, even though it was apparently announced last fall; although a Google search revealed zero links to sites that picked up on the news - other than the site on which it originates.

2012 NYFF Preview: Doc/Fiction 'Kinshasa Kids' (Journey Of Disowned "Witch" Kids in Congolese Capital )

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 28, 2012 8:35 PM
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The Belgium/France "documentary/fiction hybrid" Kinshasa Kids, set in the capital of Congo, is slated to screen at the upcoming New York Film Festival (September 28-October 14).

Eddie Murphy Teaming With Creator Of 'The Shield' To Reboot 'Beverly Hills Cop' As TV Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 7:54 PM
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First Look At Ice-T Exec Produced TIFF Doc 'Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp' (Clip, Poster)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 6:32 PM
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Here's your first look at the feature documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp which is scheduled to make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

10 Years After Winning Pulitzer, Suzan-Lori Parks Returns To Direct New Topdog/Underdog Production

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 6:20 PM
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All the details in the press release below; performances begin on September 8, and continue through September 30, with opening night set for September 14, at Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, N.J. For tickets, which range from $37 to $57, click HERE.

Actor Terry Crews Turns His Body Into An Instrument (Diversions)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 5:38 PM
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What can I say... it's Terry Crews' world, and the rest of us are just paying rent (h/t Vulture).

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