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New In USA Theaters - Zoe Saldana's 'Words', Forest Whitaker's 'Toys', The City Of Detroit's Ills

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  • September 7, 2012 7:15 PM
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A quick round-up of noteworthy films opening in USA theaters today...

Watch Boris Kodjoe As Detective w/ Unorthodox Approach In Preview Of Lifetime's 'Killer Among Us'

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  • September 7, 2012 6:38 PM
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Boris Kodjoe joins Tom Cavanagh (Scrubs, Ed) and Tess Atkins to star in the Lifetime Original Movie Killer Among Us, (no connection to the 1990 TV movie starring Jasmine Guy and Anna Maria Horsford), which will make its world premiere tomorrow, Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 8PM ET/PT.

Review: 'Detropia' (Moving, Avant-Garde Portrait Of A Once Economically Vibrant City) Opens TODAY

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 5:21 PM
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This haunting piece of documentary cinema tells the story of one city in economic decay; but really, as the real people in the film repeatedly state, this isn't just a Detroit problem; it's an American problem, and other cities within the country will eventually experience a similar fate; that is unless something is done to reverse trends brought about by what we call globalization, as captains of industry make decisions based almost entirely on the need to generate profit.
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Shonda Rhimes Sells New FBI Drama Series 'Under The Gun' To NBC

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  • September 7, 2012 4:57 PM
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Can't stop... won't stop... as the saying goes...

Aretha Franklin Calls Her Biopic 'Epic Tale w/ Most Roles Since Roots' + Begins Casting

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  • September 7, 2012 4:46 PM
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The 7th Annual Harlem International Film Festival, September 19-23, 2012

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  • September 7, 2012 4:10 PM
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The 7th Annual Harlem International Film Festival, September 19-23, 2012

Fox Will Make Its Movies Available For Digital Ownership For $15, 3 Weeks Before DVD/Blu-ray

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 2:57 PM
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20th Century Fox has introduced an initiative it's calling Digital HD, which will make its films available for digital purchase a full 3 weeks before they are available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

'Rollaball' - Doc On Ghanaian Polio Survivors & A Skateboard-Inspired Brand Of Soccer (Fundraising)

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  • September 7, 2012 2:31 PM
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Directed by Eddie Edwards, and produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!, will produce Djo Munga's next feature, as well as Wanuri Kahiu's, and is behind initiatives like ImagiNations, and African Metropolis), Rollaball is a feature-length documentary, currently in production, about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disability.

Montreal International Black Film Fest Unveils Strong 2012 Lineup (115 Films From 40 Countries)

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  • September 7, 2012 2:18 PM
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Expect our individual profiles of nteworthy films in this year's lineup, which looks quite strong. I'm looking forward to the scrub.

Jeffrey Wright Will Be Beetee (Manipulator Of Electricity) In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

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  • September 7, 2012 1:37 PM
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Jeffrey Wright has been cast in the role of Beetee in the much-anticipated Hunger Games sequel, based on Suzanne Collins’ novel Catching Fire.

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