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Spike Lee To Be Awarded Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker Award At Venice Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2012 9:44 AM
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With his Michael Jackson documentary (titled Bad 25) scheduled to make its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, comes news that Spike Lee will be awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the festival.
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Review - 'Dreams Of A Life' (A Harrowing Reconstruction Of A Life From Collected Fragments)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2012 9:13 AM
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With Carol Morley's Dreams Of A Life finally opening in USA theaters today, August 3rd, courtesy of Strand Releasing, Here's my review of the film from February, when I first saw it.

Terrence Howard Takes The Lead As A Hustler With Dreams In Thriller 'A Girl And A Gun'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 10:16 PM
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Terrence Howard (seemingly competing for the title of hardest working man in Hollywood) just continues to pile on the parts, somewhat quietly too. The man works consistently. He stars in at least 8 projects scheduled to be released in the next 12 months.

Zawe Ashton Talks To S&A About 'Dreams Of A Life,' Industry Struggles, Opportunities, Making It All Work

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 2, 2012 8:19 PM
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With Carol Morley's Dreams Of A Life finally opening in USA theaters tomorrow, August 3rd, courtesy of Strand Releasing, we thought it would be a good idea to repost our interview with the star of the film, Zawe Ashton, originally posted in December of last year, before all the Dreams Of A Life hype really crossed over the pond, from the UK, to the USA - although, long-time readers of S&A will know that we've been reporting on the British film since last summer.

F. Gary Gray's 'A Man Apart' With Vin Diesel Coming Out On Blu-Ray In August

  • By Sergio
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  • August 2, 2012 8:19 PM
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So it didn't set the box office on fire, or get rave reviews when it came out in 2003, but I've always thought that F. Gary Gray's action thriller A Man Apart, with Vin Diesel and Larenz Tate, was a much better film than people gave it credit for at the time.

Black Panther, Storm A Couple No More; Marriage Annulled (Set Up For Black Panther Movie?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 6:56 PM
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Two comic book-related stories posted on the same day on S&A, and both have something to do with Storm; has to be a record! Although, this story doesn't have a movie attached to it... not yet anyway.

Exclusive Brooklyn Theatrical Engagement Of 'Red Hook Summer' w/ Spike Lee In Person!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 5:47 PM
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I've seen it twice already - the original cut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and again about a week ago, at a press screening here in NYC.
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Watch 'FiGHT DANCE SiNG: a Capoeirista's story' (Filmmaker Releases Feature Online For Free)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 4:48 PM
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Titled, FiGHT DANCE SiNG: A Capoeirista's story, it's a film that was sent to me by the filmmaker early last month, a feature, his debut, which he made for virtually nada, and has uploaded it to YouTube for audiences to discover and watch for free!

Octavia Spencer Joins Paula Patton, Derek Luke In Rom-Com 'Baggage Claim'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 3:44 PM
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Octavia Spencer continues to rack up the projects... certainly no post-Oscar curse here!

Andre Royo, Yasiin Bey (Previously Known As Mos Def) Join Casts Of Separate Projects

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 3:26 PM
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Some quickie casting news... First, Andre Royo has joined Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh in The Hunger Games) in the indie coming-of-age drama titled The Spectacular Now, an adaptation of a novel by Tim Tharp, to be directed by James Ponsoldt (Smashed), which centers on "a charismatic high school senior who lives only for the moment."

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